The annual Primary Stages Gala is our opportunity to honor leading members of the theater community. This year, we were proud to honor Tony and Grammy award-winning composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman at the Primary Stages 2015 Annual Gala at 583 Park Avenue.
The event featured musical numbers from Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, and the TV show “Smash” and performances and tributes from Obie winner Bridget Everett, Ana Gasteyer, Annie Golden, Jackie Hoffman, Tony winner Nathan Lane, Caissie Levy, Tony winner Billy Porter, Tony winner Marc Shaiman, Aaron Tveit.
Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Scott Wittman, Jackie Hoffman, Marc Shaiman and Nathan Lane
Kate MacCluggage and Robert Eli
Deborah Zoe Laufer
Andrew Leynse, Marc Shaiman, Michelle Bossy, Scott Wittman, and Casey Childs
Photos by Stavros Panopulos, Hechler Photographers.
Thank you so much to everyone who made our 2015 Gala a huge success! For more information about supporting Primary Stages, please visit our website.
When audiences came to see our production of Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne, we asked them to share their favorites from the 1950s. We’ve tallied up all the responses, and here were your favorites! And the winners are…
Favorite Television Show: I Love Lucy
Runner up: Your Show of Shows
Favorite Movie: All About Eve
Runners up: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, On the Waterfront, Silk Stockings, and Some Like it Hot (a 5-way tie!)
Favorite Musical: My Fair Lady
Runner up: Singin’ in the Rain
Favorite Celebrity: Buddy Holly, James Dean, and Elvis Presley
Runners up: Doris Day, Elizabeth Taylor, and Gregory Peck
Favorite Play: Inherit the Wind
Runner up: The Crucible
Thank you to everyone who shared with us. We loved taking this stroll down memory lane with all of you.