Ramin Karimloo, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and More Join Primary Stages's 2017 Gala
Anderson-Lopez's ''In Transit'' co-creators James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth will also be on hand.
Primary Stages has announced additional performers, speakers, and presenters for the Primary Stages 2017 Gala, which will take place on October 16 at Tribeca 360. The event will honor songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; Janet B. Rosen and Marvin Rosen, producers of In Transit on Broadway; and Jose Mendez and Katie Graziano of the Excel Group and MIC Floor Covering, LLC.
Newly announced performers for the evening include Tony nominee Ramin Karimloo (Anastasia) as well as the creators of In Transit, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth, along with members of the original Broadway cast: David Abeles, Laurel Harris, Erin Mackey, Chesney Snow, James Snyder, Mariand Torres, and Aurelia Williams-Philpotts, all joining the previously announced Margo Siebert. The evening will also feature speakers from each of Primary Stages 2017-18 productions: Kimberly Senior and Thom Sesma (Discord), Kate Hamill and Jason O'Connell (Pride and Prejudice), Benjamin Kamine (A Walk With Mr. Heifetz), and Sharon Washington (Feeding the Dragon).
Previously announced performers at the event include Liz Callaway, Quentin Earl Darrington, Tom Kirdahy, Terrence McNally, Lea Salonga, and Margo Seibert. Honorary co-chairs of the event include Tom Kirdahy and Terrence McNally.