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Raúl Esparza and Patrick Page Join Dramatists Guild Fund Gala Lineup

Playwright Jonathan Tolins is announced to host.

Raúl Esparza joins the cast of the Dramatists Guild Fund's annual gala.
(© David Gordon)

The Dramatists Guild Fund has announced additional performers for its annual benefit, Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition, to be held 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 will feature 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.

Raúl Esparza will debut "The Flag Song" , which was cut from Assassinsbefore performances began, and Patrick Page will perform from Robert Schenkkan's All the Way.

The previously announced lineup will include 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. Nell Benjamin and Tom Kitt will debut a song from their new musical Dave performed by Christopher Sieber.

In addition, Jonathan Tolins, best known as the author of Buyer & Cellar, for which he won a Lucille Lortel Award, has been announced to host.

Annette Jolles will direct the gala with a script by Tolins and music direction by Charlie Rosen.