New Group Annual Gala Honors . . .


Monday night The New Group honored  Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Ellen Roth with the 2016 Michael Mendelson Award for Outstanding Commitment to Theater at their Annual Gala, held at Tribeca Rooftop. 

  • Amy Madigan, Ed Harris
  • Ed Harris, Ellen Roth
  • Mario Cantone
  • Erica Schmidt and Peter Dinklage
  • Adam Bernstein, Amy Madigan, Scott Elliott, Serge Nivelle and Ed Harris
  • Amy Madigan, Ed Harris
  • Ellen Roth, Amy Madigan
  • Mario Cantone
  • Cynthia Nixon
  • Lili Taylor
  • Patricia Connolly and Colin McPhillamy
  • Taissa Farmiga
  • Ellen Roth and Paul Roth
  • Hamish Linklater
  • Hamish Linklater
  • Lili Taylor
  • Erin Darke
  • David Rabe
  • Alex and Nat Wolff (aka The Naked Brothers Band)
  • David Rabe
  • The fashionable came out for the gala! (is that QEI?)
  • Erin Darke
  • Darren Goldstein
  • Ed Harris, Ellen Roth, Amy Madigan
  • Ellen Roth, Amy Madigan
  • Thomas Bradshaw
  • Mark Gerrard and Tom Broecker
  • Nat Wolff
  • Malcolm Gets
  • Beth Henley
  • Lia Vollack and Derek McLane (photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy)
  • Scott Elliott (photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy)
  • Michael Gladis (photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy)
  • Rich Sommer (photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy)
  • Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil (photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy)
  • Alan Dershowitz (photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy)


Founded in 2005, the Michael Mendelson Award recognizes individuals who show outstanding commitment to the theatrical community. Past recipients include David Rabe, Wallace Shawn, and Ethan Hawke.


The New Group is currently running (after being twice extended) Sam Shepard's Buried Child, starring Harris and Madigan. Performance continue through April 3 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).


Following a cocktail reception and silent and live auctions, the Gala was hosted by Mario Cantone and featured performances by Jerry Dixon and Nat and Alex Wolff (formerly known as The Naked Brothers Band). Sinai Tabak was musical director.


In addition to the honorees and performers among the many boldface who enjoyed the festivities were Peter Dinklage, Hamish Linkalater, Jim Lehrer, Malcolm Getz, Lili Taylor, David Rabe, Erin Darke, Taissa Farmiga and Darren Goldstein. Theater Pizzazz's JK Clarke was on hand to capture the red carpet arrivals.


*Photos by JK Clarke, except where noted.