This event is a one-of-a-kind evening featuring stars of Broadway, film, and television. This year, George Street Playhouse celebrates the Arthur Laurents Centennial — a tribute to the playwright on what would have been his 100th birthday — and honors Dr. Penelope Lattimer, the Playhouse's current board president, with the Thomas H. Kean Arts Advocacy Award. This black-tie gala draws corporate, civic, and social leaders from throughout the region. Each year, it raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the Playhouse's world-class mainstage productions and nationally recognized educational programs. The silent auction is one of the highlights of the gala, offering tickets to hard-to-get Broadway shows and top sports venues, luxury vacation trips, fine-dining experiences, and more.