Guests at the gala will include Playhouse Board of Trustees members James Earl Jones, Christopher Plummer, and Joanne Woodward, as well as A.R. Gurney, Cecilia Hart, John Kander, James Naughton, Jack O'Brien, and the cast of the Playhouse's 2011 production of McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Chris Henry Coffey, John Ellison Conlee, Jenn Gambatese, and Maggie Lacey.
McNally's credits include the plays Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Ritz, as well as the books of the musicals Ragtime, The Full Monty, among many others.