66th Anniversary Spring Luncheon

May 14, 2015 - 11:15am


Musical performances by

Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (King Hedley II, Hallelujah Baby), Nicolette Robinson (Brooklynite, TV's "The Affair," "Hart of Dixie") and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton, NBC's "Smash"), and Tony nominated Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q, Carnival at City Center Encores!).

This spring, New Dramatists is honored to recognize Brian Stokes Mitchell, dubbed by The New York Times as Broadway's "last leading man." Mr. Mitchell has enjoyed a rich and varied career on Broadway, television and film, along with appearances in the great American concert halls and has distinguishably served for 10 terms as Chairman of the Board of the Actors’ Fund. His Broadway career includes performances in Man of La Mancha (Tony nomination and Helen Hayes Award); Kiss Me Kate (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); Ragtime (Tony nomination); August Wilson’s King Hedley II (Tony nomination); Kiss of the Spider Woman; Jelly’s Last Jam; David Merrick’s Oh, Kay! and Mail, which earned him a Theatre World award for outstanding Broadway Debut.

All proceeds from the Luncheon directly support New Dramatists’ resident playwrights and their work. Single tickets start at $300 (50% of which is tax deductible) – a true bargain for such a significant event.

HELP US SALUTE Stokes -- with a sponsorship, premium table, ad in our Tribute Journal - or with single tickets to this extraordinary lunch. SPONSORSHIPS AND TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW -- see right for details. For more info, contact Christie Brown 212-757-6960 ext. 5468 or by email.

Photo of Brian Stokes Mitchell performing at the 2011 Spring Luncheon by Anita/Steve Shevett, Shevett Studios


Roger Berlind / Bob Boyett / Philip J. Smith


Betsy &  Alan D. Cohn Foundation

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Joanne Jacobson


  • Susan Heller Anderson
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Dori Berinstein
  • Broadway Across America & Broadway.com/
  • John Gore
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Gordon Dahlquist
  • Jamie deRoy
  • DeWitt Stern Group Inc./
  • Jolyon Fox Stern
  • The Dramatists Guild/
  • John W. Weidman
  • Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
  • The Producers of FUN HOME
  • Roy Furman
  • Willy Holtzman & Sylvia Shepherd
  • Janover LLC/
  • David Rosenzweig
  • Jujamcyn Theaters
  • Isobel Robins Konecky
  • Susan & David Kraus
  • Robin Lynn & Larry Blumberg
  • Marks Paneth LLP /
  • Christopher Cacace, Mark D’Ambrosi and Robert Kuchner
  • Minerva Productions
  • Off-Broadway Angels/
  • Charlotte & David Ackert, Janet Cohn Slosberg & Mike Slosberg, Charles Spence, Jane Stanicki
  • ON THE TOWN/Howard & Janet Kagan
  • David & Susan Rahm
  • Daryl Roth
  • Samuel French, Inc.
  • Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams/
  • Nancy A. Rose
  • The Shubert Organization/
  • Philip J. Smith & Robert E. Wankel
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Kenneth Stefin
  • Barry & Fran Weissler
Event Details

Broadway Ballroom
Marriott Marquis Hotel
1535 Broadway
New York, New York

Champagne Reception /
11:15 am

Luncheon & Entertainment /
12:00 pm