Stephen Sondheim, Harvey Weinstein gather for annual Dramatists Guild Fund gala: PHOTOS

Andrew Lippa, Keren Craig, Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein and Rachel Routh (All images: Walter McBride)
Andrew Lippa, Keren Craig, Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein and Rachel Routh (All images: Walter McBride)

On Monday evening, at Midtown’s Gotham Hall, the Dramatists Guild Fund hosted “Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition”, their annual benefit gala.

The gala is the most important fundraising event of the year for the Dramatists Guild Fund — which is the charitable arm of the Dramatists Guild of America — and the evening paid tribute to writers and recognized their significant contributions to American theater.

Stephen Schwartz and Aaron Tveit
Stephen Schwartz and Aaron Tveit (image credit: Walter McBride)

Author and playwright Jonathan Tolins was the evening’s host, and guests included Stephen Sondheim, Raúl Esparza, Patrick Page, Hannah Elless, Christopher Sieber, Mandy Gonzalez, Douglas Sills, Kate Baldwin, and Aaron Tveit. Also in attendance were Nell Benjamin, Mindi Dickstein, Carol Hall, Tom Kitt, Nan Knighton, Robert Schenkkan, and Stephen Schwartz.

Mindi Dickstein and Hannah Elless (image credit: Walter McBride)
Mindi Dickstein and Hannah Elless (image credit: Walter McBride)
John Breglio (image credit: Walter McBride)
John Breglio (image credit: Walter McBride)
Andrew Lippa and Kate Baldwin (image credit: Walter McBride)
Andrew Lippa and Kate Baldwin (image credit: Walter McBride)
Stephen Sondheim (image credit: Walter McBride)
Stephen Sondheim (image credit: Walter McBride)
Raul Esparza (image credit: Walter McBride)
Raul Esparza (image credit: Walter McBride)
Jonathan Tolins (image credit: Walter McBride)
Jonathan Tolins (image credit: Walter McBride)
Nan Knighton (image credit: Walter McBride)
Nan Knighton (image credit: Walter McBride)
Christopher Sieber (image credit: Walter McBride)
Douglas Sills (image credit: Walter McBride)
Hannah Elless (image credit: Walter McBride)
Hannah Elless (image credit: Walter McBride)
Tom Kitt and Nell Benjamin (image credit: Walter McBride)
Tom Kitt and Nell Benjamin (image credit: Walter McBride)
Christopher Sieber (image credit: Walter McBride)
Christopher Sieber (image credit: Walter McBride)
Robert Schenkkan (image credit: Walter McBride)
Robert Schenkkan (image credit: Walter McBride)
Patrick Page (image credit: Walter McBride)
Patrick Page (image credit: Walter McBride)
Gretchen Cryer (image credit: Walter McBride)
Gretchen Cryer (image credit: Walter McBride)
Mandy Gonzalez (image credit: Walter McBride)
Mandy Gonzalez (image credit: Walter McBride)
Aaron Tveit (image credit: Walter McBride)
Aaron Tveit (image credit: Walter McBride)