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Raúl Esparza, Aaron Tveit, Kate Baldwin, and More at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala

The evening was called Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition.

The Dramatists Guild Fund held its annual benefit, Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition, on November 7 at Gotham Hall.

The annual event is the most critical fundraising event of the year for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the charitable arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. It featured Nell Benjamin, Mindi Dickstein, Carol Hall, Tom Kitt, Nan Knighton, Robert Schenkkan, Stephen Schwartz, and Stephen Sondheim introducing the stars who brought their work to life onstage.


The lineup included Hannah Elless performing "Astonishing" from Little Women, Mandy Gonzalez performing "Satisfied" from Hamilton, Douglas Sills performing "Into the Fire" from The Scarlet Pimpernel, Kate Baldwin performing "Hard Candy Christmas" from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Aaron Tveit performing "Morning Glow" from Pippin. Stephen Sondheim debuted "The Flag Song" from Assassins which was cut before performances began, and Nell Benjamin and Tom Kitt debuted a song from their new musical Dave, performed by Christopher Sieber.