Westport Country Playhouse 2009 Gala - "An Enchanted Evening: The Music of Richard Rodgers"
November 2, 2009- Special Tribute to Mary Rodgers Guettel presented by Stephen Sondheim, both former Playhouse apprentices
Honoree: Elisabeth Morten, chairman of The Playhouse board of trustees
Performers: Malcolm Gets, Tony and Drama Desk Awards nominee and Obie Award winner
Judy Kuhn, nominated for three Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards
James Naughton, Tony Award winner for "Chicago" and "City of Angels"
Kelli O'Hara, Tony Award nominee for "South Pacific," "The Pajama Game" and "The Light in the Piazza"
Steven Pasquale, from Adam Guettel's "The Light in the Piazza" and FX's "Rescue Me"
Loretta Ables Sayre, Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner as Bloody Mary in "South Pacific"
Karen Ziemba, Tony Award winner for "Contact"
Gala Chairs: Ann Sheffer and Bill Scheffler, Cindy and John Vaccaro
Honorary Chairs: Anne Keefe and JoAnne Woodward, former artistic directors
Produced by Kevin Duncan, directed by Christopher Gattelli, music direction by Adam Ben-David and Mary-Mitchell Campbell.
Proceeds (TBD) will support, in part, the Woodward Intern and Apprentice Programs, recently named in recognition of Ms. Woodward's interest in training the next generation of theater artists.
The Playhouse's intern and apprentice program has been in existence since 1946.
Photos by Kathleen O'Rourke
Judy Kuhn, James Naughton, Kelli Oâ€™Hara, Steven Pasquale and Loretta Ables Sayre.
Stephanie Coulombe, Jenn Bond, Ms. Woodward, Kim Furano and Alex Burke around JoAnne Woodward
Mark Lamos, Mary Rodgers Guettel, Stephen Sondheim, and Michael Ross
Ann Sheffer, JoAnne Woodward, Elisabeth Morten, Cindy Vaccaro, and Anne Keefe
Adam Guettel, Mary Rodgers Guettel, Stephen Sondheim, Mark Lamos,
Bill Scheffler and Ann Sheffer, Anne Keefe, Cindy Vaccaro and John Vaccaro, Mark Lamos, Mary Rodgers Guettel, Elisabeth Morten, and Michael Ross