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Gala 2020

On March 30th, 450 people were supposed to be together celebrating Playwrights Horizons at our annual Gala. We are filled with sadness that we cannot gather together as a community to honor the life and legacy of the incomparable composer and lyricist Michael Friedman, whose Unknown Soldier we were so proud to have presented and had to close just two days after it opened.

The Gala is the most important fundraiser of the year for us. Funds we raise at the event go directly to supporting the playwrights, lyricists, and composers we all love, and to produce and develop their new work. The stories that these artists have brought to our stages over the years are stories that have moved us, made us laugh, made us think, and brought our community together. That’s something we all need right now, even if we are all far apart.

But our work doesn’t stop, just because we have had to pause our productions. We are continuing to serve our community of artists and will soon be launching a range of digital content past, present and future.

Will you consider making a donation of any amount to help us through this difficult period and recoup significant lost revenue?

In this uncertain time we remain committed to uplifting and supporting our artists, audiences, and staff. That means:

Until we can all be together again in person, we hope you will consider making a donation of any amount in support of our artists and our shared community.

From our family to yours, we hope you are staying healthy and safe!

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Celebrating the Legacy of

Michael Friedman

Playwrights Horizons: Unknown Soldier, Mr. Burns, Saved. Other works: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Fortress of Solitude, and Love’s Labour’s Lost. 2007 OBIE Award for sustained excellence.

Gala Chair

Jide J. Zeitlin,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tapestry


Will Frears
Katrina E. McCann

Artistic Co-chairs

Trip Cullman
Daniel Goldstein

Gold Sponsors

Citi              Davis Polk

Horizon Media

Bronze Sponsors


Jujamcyn                 Proskauer

Taconic Capital

For more information about the Gala, contact Sean Hefferon at 212 564 1235 x 3143 or