The evening's special all-star tribute will be directed by Evan Pappas, and feature a book by Stephen Cole and musical direction by Steve Freeman. It will include selections from Wicked, Glee, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Candide, Promises, Promises, Annie, The Music Man, Steel Pier, A New Brain, The Apple Tree, and more.
As previously announced, guests will also include Brent Barrett, Laura Benanti, Kevin Clash, David Elder, Eden Espinosa, Jason Graae, Joel Grey, Cheyenne Jackson, Andrew Lippa, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Marni Nixon, Elaine Paige, Carole Shelley, Marlo Thomas, and Josh Young, as well as original and current cast members from the Broadway musical Wicked.
Also joining the special guests will be Colin Bradbury, Grasan Kingsberry, and announcer Bruce Barton, with a special performance by seven actors chosen from NYC's youth acting programs and productions: Martine Bowman , Sofie Fusco, Analia Heredia, Petra Jevremov, Andie Mechanic, Rachel Resheff, and Carly Rose Sonenclar.
The benefit gala will raise funds for the education programs of The Drama League Directors Project.