Honorees included Alan Menken and W. David McCoy
The new play is written by Madeleine George.
The production will run at the D.C. theater through January 5, 2014.
Preview Hirschfelds of Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Ethel Merman, and many more of Broadway's most elegant stars, in an exhibit now featured at the New York Public Library.
Guests also included Lauren Pritchard, Drew Gasparini, and more.
Photos from the new musical's cast-recording session.
The new dance theater piece also features Herman Cornejo, Alessandra Ferri, and Sarah Rothenberg.
The fictional musical takes the stage at 54 Below on Sunday and Monday.
The legendary songwriter took the stage for a special encore performance.
The internationally famed cellist performed at the company's 10th anniversary fundraising event.