The Drama League Prepares For 2015 Musical Celebration of Broadway

The CEO of First Financial Resources Ltd. in Greenwich, Connecticut, Kenneth Wirth is an avid supporter of the theatrical arts and serves on the Board of Directors of the Drama League, an organization that strives to promote the personal, professional, and creative development of artists. Kenneth Wirth and his fellow Drama League personnel are set to hold the organization’s annual Musical Celebration of Broadway benefit gala on February 2, 2015.

A tradition that began in 1994, the Drama League’s gala honors contributions to American theatre by directors and theatrical, musical, and literary artists. Additionally, it acts as a fundraising event for the League’s education programs. The annual event honors a different artist each year, chosen by their commitments to arts education, charitable efforts, and assorted work and projects. In past years, the gala honored artists that include actor Neil Patrick Harris and singer Liza Minelli. A wide assortment of Broadway and Hollywood stars attend the event every year.

The 2015 Musical Celebration of Broadway will honor actor James Earl Jones. A recipient of two Tony Awards, an Emmy Award, and an Academy Award, Jones is likely most known as the actor behind the voice of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. Taking place at New York City’s Pierre Hotel, the black-tie evening will include dinner, cocktails, and a star-studded musical spectacle.

Those interested in attending the gala can purchase individual tickets or a full table that seats 10 people. For more information and ticket prices, visit the Drama League’s benefit gala page at http://dramaleague.org/events/gala.

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About the Drama League Benefit Gala

Kenneth Wirth, Business Manager of The Midtown Men, also takes an active role in the arts as a Board Member of the Drama League. Kenneth Wirth is involved with the League’s annual gala event as well as more than a dozen other fundraisers each year.

Since 1994, the Drama League has hosted an annual black-tie event to celebrate American theater’s leading writers, composers, performers, and directors. Each event honors a member of the performing arts community who combines a rich lifetime body of work with extensive contribution to outreach and educational causes. Performers like Anthony Rapp, Tim Gunn, and Whoopi Goldberg have attended past events, coming together to enjoy selections from the honoree’s career.

In 2004, the Musical Celebration of Broadway Gala honored Neil Patrick Harris. An actor and singer who has become well-known for his work in television and film as well as on stage, Harris stands out as an advocate for arts education as well. The 2015 Gala will continue its tradition of celebrating excellence as it honors James Earl Jones, winner of an Academy Award and a Tony Award.