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Date Announced for American Theatre Wing Centennial Gala

Celebrate 100 years with the best of Broadway.

American Theatre Wing president Heather Hitchens and board chairman David Henry Hwang.
(© Tricia Baron)

The American Theatre Wing will celebrate "100 years of supporting strong and fearless voices" during its 2017 gala, to be held Monday, September 18, at Cipriani 42nd Street.

The centennial gala will celebrate iconic moments in American musical theater over the past 100 years, from Show Boat to Hamilton. Performers and presenters will be announced shortly. CeCe Black, Nicole Eisenberg, Anki Leeds, Marva A. Smalls, and Nadine Wong will serve as Gala Chairs.

"We will not only look at the past 100 years, but also ahead as we dedicate our energy and resources to making sure the next generation is on the stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience," said Heather Hitchens, president of the American Theatre Wing, in a statement. "I look forward to toasting our unique history and promising future – a future in which American theater continues to play a leading role in shaping our nation's history. This is an event that is not to be missed."

The funds raised at the gala will provide vital support for the Wing's programs, which champion theatrical excellence at every stage and ensure that American theater has a dynamic and diverse future.


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