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Sir Patrick Stewart, Alexandra Silber, and More Celebrate Signature Theatre Gala

The event honored playwright Edward Albee and former Signature board president Michael Rauch.

Sir Patrick Stewart made an appearance at Signature Theatre's gala on March 12.
(© Allison Stock)

Signature Theatre celebrated the life of late playwright Edward Albee at its annual gala March 12 at the Pershing Square Signature Center. The event honored Michael Rauch, former president of the Signature board of trustees.


This year's gala featured appearances by Mercedes Ruehl and Peter Francis James, both of whom hosted, alongside Will Eno, Katie Finneran, Bill Irwin, Pam MacKinnon, Dave Malloy, Lois Smith, Sir Patrick Stewart, and more. In addition to celebrating Edward Albee and Michael Rauch, the gala raised funds for Signature's playwright residencies, productions, and ticket initiative.

Albee was Signature's third playwright in residence during the 1993-94 season and remained a loyal supporter of the company. Since his original season, Signature has produced several of his plays, including the current production of At Home at the Zoo: Homelife & The Zoo Story, directed by Lila Neugebauer. The gala took place on what would have been Albee's 90th birthday.

For tickets and more information to At Home at the Zoo, click here.