On Wednesday, November 9, Primary Stages held its November Night to Remember Gala at the Edison Ballroom. This year's gala honored the writers, lyricists, and composers who have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In addition, the entertainment portion of the evening featured a selection of Pulitzer Prize-winning material.
The 2011honorees are Edward Albee, David Auburn, Michael Cristofer, Nilo Cruz, Charles Fuller, Frank Gilroy, Sheldon Harnick, Beth Henley, Tom Kitt, James Lapine, Tracy Letts, David Lindsay-Abaire, Donald Margulies, Marsha Norman, Bruce Norris, Lynn Nottage, Robert Schenkkan, Stephen Sondheim, Alfred Uhry, Paula Vogel, Doug Wright and Brian Yorkey.
Mary Bacon and Orville Mendoza hosted the evening, which included presentations and performances by Natalie Cortez, Rachel deBenedet, Gregg Edelman, Sheldon Harnick, and Nicolette Hart. Guests also included Carl Andress, Tanya Berezin, Charles Busch, Daisy Foote, A.R. Gurney, Katori Hall, Will Holtzman, Anne Kaufman, and Georgette Levis.
Funds raised by gala will benefit Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA), Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group, PrimeTime Reading Series, commissions and workshops, and arts education programs.