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Denzel Washington Honored at the New Dramatists’ 69th Annual Benefit Luncheon

Denzel Washington Honored at the New Dramatists’ 69th Annual Benefit Luncheon
Tony® Honor recipient and the nation’s premier playwright development laboratory, honored Tony® and Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington at its 69th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. Tributes to Mr. Washington and performances will be presented by three-time Grammy Award-winner Branford Marsalis with bassist Noah Jackson, Tony® Award-winners George C. Wolfe and Stephen McKinley Henderson, Constanza Romero (Fences, August Wilson Estate), and playwright Kristopher Diaz.
Denzel Washington

The poster

Washington, currently starring on Broadway in The Iceman Cometh, directed by George C. Wolfe, will receive New Dramatists’ 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award on Tuesday, May 15 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Each year, New Dramatists salutes individuals who have made an outstanding artistic contribution to the theatre community.  Past luncheon honorees include Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Susan Stroman, Seth Gelblum, Bernadette Peters, Roger Berlind, Julie Taymor, Horton Foote, Edward Albee, Harvey Fierstein, Chita Rivera, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Julie Andrews, Glenn Close, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Miller, Neil Simon, Jerry Herman, Terrence McNally, Barbara Cook, John Kander & Fred Ebb, August Wilson, and Gwen Verdon.

Daryl Roth

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T2C was there to get what playwrights have influenced those who perform their works.

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Brian Stokes Mitchell and his lovely wife Ali

In the video we have:

Glenda Jackson

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Lea Solanga

Lea Solonga

Ethan Slater

Ethan Slater

Ethan Slater

Ethan Slater

Will Roland

Will Roland

Also in attendance were:

Laurie Metcalf

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Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf Photo Magda Katz

Judith Light, Jordan Roth

Judith Light, Jordan Roth

Judith Light

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Judith Light

Judith Light Photo Magda Katz

Judith Light

Judith Light

Denise Gough

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Lindsay Mendez

Lindsay Mendez Photo Magda Katz

Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz

Kerry Butler

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Joel Grey

Joel Grey Photo Magda Katz

Condela Rashad

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Celia Weston

Celia Weston Photo Magda Katz

Margaret Colin

Margaret Colin

Margaret Colin

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John Cariani

John Cariani

Marianne Elliot

Marianne Elliot Photo Magda Katz

Marianne Elliot, Jordan Roth, Stephen Schwartz

Marianne Elliot, Jordan Roth, Stephen Schwartz Photo Magda Katz

Storm Lever

Storm Lever Photo Magda Katz

Hailey Kilgore

Hailey Kilgore

Jared Zirilli

Jared Zirilli Photo Magda Katz

Rema Webb, Andre Ward

Rema Webb, Andre Ward Photo Magda Katz

Stephen McKinley Henderson

Stephen McKinley Henderson

Caitlin Kinnunen

Caitlin Kinnunen

The Band's Visit

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Tamara Tunie

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Itamar Moses

Itamar Moses Photo Magda Katz

Denzel Washington

At the event

Broadway

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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