Tony and Pulitzer-winning playwright Marsha Norman and New York Musical Festival Board of Directors Chair Charlie Fink will be celebrated at this year’s NYMF gala. The event is set for November 12 at the Edison Ballroom.
The gala will feature performances by Broadway stars and NYMF alumni; Shelley Butler and West Hyler will produce.
Norman is a Pulitzer Prize winner for her 1982 work ’night, Mother. In 1992, she earned a Tony for penning the book to the musical The Secret Garden. In addition to serving as the chairman of the board for NYMF, Fink is the producing artistic director of the New Musical Foundation. He is stepping down from his position at NYMF after ten years on the board.
“You can’t write a musical alone. You and your collaborators can’t write a musical without help,” said Norman in a statement in response to the honor. “And the help that comes at the beginning from NYMF is exactly what you need at the beginning of any wonderful musical.”
Fink added, “I am delighted to be honored by NYMF alongside the great Marsha Norman. After ten years serving on the NYMF Board of Directors, including three as Chairman, I am leaving with great pride and tremendous confidence in the institution we built together. The show must go on, and NYMF will continue to vigorously pursue its mission of supporting new work and the art form we hold so dear.”
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