TDF, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone, honors Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner at its 50th anniversary gala. Additionally, James Lapine, also a Pulitzer- and Tony-winning playwright and director, is receiving the inaugural TDF Founders Award. This award has been created to honor individuals and organizations demonstrating a deep commitment to TDF and its mission, and who embody TDF's vision of a world where the transformative experience of attending live theater and dance is essential, relevant, accessible, and inspirational. The funds raised at this gala will provide support for TDF's wide range of programs serving theatergoers and theatermakers. The hilarious Julie Halston hosts a program produced by Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc.