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Drama Desk Diamond Jubilee Brings Out the Stars

Drama Desk Diamond Jubilee Brings Out the Stars
Pat Addiss, Judith Light

Pat Addiss and Judith Light

The Drama Desk celebrated their 65 years of excellence in theater and 60 consecutive years of its coveted awards with a Diamond Jubilee party Sunday, November 15, at Sardi’s.

Lauren Yarger, Suzanna Bowling, Annaleigh Ashford

Lauren Yarger, Suzanna Bowling and Annaleigh Ashford

Former Drama Desk winners were on hand to celebrate with the organization whose membership consists of writers, editors, publishers and broadcasters who cover the New York theater scene.

Michele Lee ,Mark Kudisch

Michele Lee and Mark Kudisch

The Drama Desk Awards are unique in that Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows compete in the same categories. Awards nominators and voters often see hundreds of shows in a season before voting.

John Cullum

John Cullum

Guests dined on hors d’oeuvres and beverages, souvenirs and a toast to the organization’s past and future.

Jefferson Mayes ,Lynn Cohen

Jefferson Mayes and Lynn Cohen

Robert Cuccioli

Robert Cuccioli

Judith Light

Judith Light

Reed Birney ,Stephen Karam.

Reed Birney and Stephen Karam.

Joel Vig,  Joan Copeland

Joel Vig, and Joan Copeland

Drama Desk , Charles Wright

Drama Desk President Charles Wright

Arlene Epstein, Pat Addiss, Suzanna Bowling, Lauren Yager, Richie Ridge and David Kaufman, Barry Gordin

Arlene Epstein, Pat Addiss, Suzanna Bowling, Lauren Yager, Richie Ridge and David Kaufman
Photo by Barry Gordin

Joan Copeland

Joan Copeland and

Robert Sella

Robert Sella

Annaleigh Ashford , Joe Tapper

Annaleigh Ashford and Joe Tapper

Michele Lee , Stephen Schonberg

Michele Lee and Stephen Schonberg

 Suzanna Bowling , John Cullum , Lauren Yarger


Suzanna Bowling and John Cullum
Photo by Lauren Yarger

Arlene Epstein, Pat Addiss, Suzanna Bowling, Lauren Yager, Richie Ridge and David Kaufman, Barry Gordin

Arlene Epstein, Pat Addiss, Suzanna Bowling, Lauren Yager, Richie Ridge and David Kaufman
Photo by Barry Gordin

Randi Miller , Joan Copeland

Randi Miller and Joan Copeland

Sam Norkin

The work of Sam Norkin

The Drama Desk award to Sam Norkin

The Drama Desk award to Sam Norkin

William Ivey Long, Lauren Yarger ,Ed Karam

William Ivey Long, Lauren Yarger and Ed Karam

balloons

Part of the festivities

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Magda Katz has been in the entertainment world for most of her life as a child actress, assistant to the head publicist of Avco Embassy Pictures, theatrical print agent. She went on to manage the show business career of her 2 children for over 15 years. For the last five years Magda has been filming and editing video trailers of live performances as well as celebrity interviews. Broadway After Dark was the first website to feature her video trailers. She contributed in creating a star studded 90th birthday party for Mickey Rooney at Feinstein’s at the Regency Hotel. Her video trailers have a large international following. Videos are featured on www.t2conline.com. All of Magda’s videos can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/user/MagdaCorrespondent

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