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Matthew Broderick to Host Drama League 2018 Benefit Gala Honoring Nathan Lane

The event will also feature appearances by Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, Ernie Sabella, and more.

Matthew Boderick will host the Drama League's 35th annual benefit gala honoring his Producers costar Nathan Lane.
(© Allison Stock)

The Drama League has announced that Matthew Broderick will host its 35th annual benefit gala, subtitled A Musical Celebration of Broadway, which this year will honor Nathan Lane. The event will take place at the Plaza Hotel on November 5.

In addition, the event will feature appearances by Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, Cady Huffman, Mark Linn-Baker, Alex Newell, and Ernie Sabella, with more participants to be announced.

The Drama League also announced that the event will additionally honor theater producer Fran Weissler (Waitress) for Visionary Leadership in American Theater.

The black-tie gala will feature dozens of stars from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only musical tribute to help raise funds for the Drama League's educational initiatives for promising young artists.

Lane recently won his third Tony Award for his performance as Roy Cohn in Angels in America. He has also won Tonys for his performances in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and The Producers, the latter of which also starred Broderick.

The Drama League of New York, founded in 1916, is one of the nation's oldest continuously operating not-for-profit arts advocacy and education organizations. Through its programs, initiatives, and events, the Drama League serves over 3,000 artists and 15,000 audience members each season with over 150 events and programs.