WP Theater’s 40th Anniversary Gala honors Women of Achievement.
April 16, 2019: WP Theater’s 40th Anniversary Gala honoring game-changing women with the Women of Achievement awards was held on Monday at the Edison Ballroom on West 47th Street in the Theater District. The gala honored three-time Tony Award-Winning Producer & Founder of BroadwayHD Bonnie Comley (A Gentleman’s Guide, War Horse), Award-Winning actress, activist, and singer-songwriter Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia, Dear John, Mean Girls), and Grammy Award-winning songwriter and recording artist Emily Warren (The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down”, Dua Lipa’s “New Rules”).
The Gala was hosted by the star of WP’s Hatef**k Sendhil Ramamurthy (NBC’s “Heroes”, “New Amsterdam”), and featured special performances by the Broadway cast of Oklahoma!, an exclusive sneak peek at the Broadway-bound musical Empire Records,composed by WP Lab Alum Zoe Sarnak, and more. Special appearances were made by Thomas Sadoski (CBS’s “Life in Pieces”, Reasons To be Pretty), and Charlotte St. Martin President of The Broadway League and 2012 Women of Achievement Award winner.
Each year WP honors truly outstanding women who have taken risks, pushed limits, and broken ground in a wide variety of fields, celebrating their unique accomplishments at the Women of Achievement Awards. Since its inception, WP Theater’s Women of Achievement Awards has paid homage to luminaries such as Gloria Steinem, Whoopi Goldberg, Debra Messing, Audra McDonald, Eve Ensler, Dame Judi Dench, Kerry Washington, Vanessa Redgrave, and Chita Rivera, Charlotte St. Martin, to name just a few. The Women of Achievement Awards delivers an inspiring, entertaining, star-studded night that celebrates the accomplishments of vital women across many disciplines in New York and beyond.
Called “an important, risk-taking organization” by New York Magazine, WP Theater is the nation’s oldest and largest theater company dedicated to developing, producing and promoting the work of women in theater at every stage in their careers. WP Theater supports female-identified theater artists of all kinds and the world-class, groundbreaking work they create, and provides a platform where their voices can be heard and celebrated on the American stage.
Photo: Annie Watt