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Women's Project Theater - 2014 Women of Achievement Awards Gala


Lucia Hwong Gordon.  Photo by:  R.Cole for Rob Rich copyright 2014

Lucia Hwong-Gordon


29th Annual Gala Celebration

Evening included Musical Tribute to Dorothy Fields with Veanne Cox

Monday, March 10, at Mandarin Oriental

Photos by R.Cole for Rob Rich copyright 2014


Sharon Bush and Cassandra Seidenfeld.   Photo by:  R.Cole for Rob Rich copyright 2014

Sharon Bush and Cassandra Seidenfeld

Arianna Huffington.  Photo by:  R.Cole for Rob Rich copyright 2014

Arianna Huffington


 NEW YORK -Sharon Bush, Philanthropist & Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Teddy Share,  Arianna Huffington, Chair, President & Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and Joan Vail Thorne, playwright and director, were Women's Project Theater's 2014 Women of  Achievement who were inducted at its
29th Annual Gala Celebration at the Mandarin

 Veanne Cox and Doug Wamble led a musical tribute to lyricist Dorothy Fields.

 Also on hand for the evening were presenters David Hyde Pierce and Stanley Zareff.

  "Each year, Women's Project Theater takes pride in celebrating the extraordinary
 accomplishments of women from the worlds of entertainment and business. Past recipients  include Joanna Coles, Donna Kalajian Lagani, Sheila Nevins, Charlotte St. Martin, Thia Breen, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Mindy Grossman, Bebe Neuwirth, Kathleen Turner, Dame Judi Dench,  Gloria Steinem, Tina Brown, Eve Ensler, Whoopi Goldberg, Annie Leibovitz, Estelle Parsons, Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Vega and Joan Osborne to name but a few," said Julie Crosby, the  Producing Artistic Director of
 Women's Project Theater.

 Lucia Hwong Gordon (Women Achievement Award Winner 2009)  chaired the Gala
 celebration and co-chairs were Jennifer Chambers, Susan Ciminelli, Cassandra Del Viscio, Wendy  Federman, Linda Healey, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Paul Kim, Donald J. Loftus, Joy Marks,  Pamela Morgan, Arlene Scanlan, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Lisa Simonsen, and Andrea Warshaw , Lucia Hwong Gordon (Women Achievement Award Winner 2009).  Co-chairs were Jennifer Chambers, Susan Ciminelli, Cassandra Del Viscio, Wendy  Federman, Linda Healey, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Paul Kim, Donald J. Loftus, Joy Marks,  Pamela Morgan, Arlene Scanlan, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Lisa Simonsen, and Andrea Warshaw Wernick. Honorary co-chairs were Paola Bacchini Rosenshein, Laura Zambelli Barket, Christine  Mortimer Biddle, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Anne Chaisson, Kathleen Chalfant, Bruce Cohen,
 Stacey Cooper, Julie Crosby, Countess Luann de Lesseps, Fe Fendi, Angelina Fiordellisi, Sara Herbert Galloway and Barry Klarberg, Nurit Kahane Haase, Tania Higgins, Kathryn and David  Henry Hwang, Armistead Johnson, Cheri Kaufman, Casey Kemper, Jeanine Jeo-Hi Kim, Karen  Mayer, Montserrat Mendez, Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen, Laura Pozvolska Nicklas, Maggie Norris, Barbara and Peter Regna, Muna Rihani and Ambassador Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, Michele
 Rella, Denise Rich, Lauren Day Roberts, Sheila Rosenblum, Sandra Rosenthal, Noreen and Peter  Thomas Roth, Adrienne Saldaña, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, David Singleton, Dara Sowell, Tina  and David Storper, Barbara and Donald Tober, Lauren Vernon, Tia Walker, Debra and Gregg  Wasser, Carole Bellidora Westfall, Barbara Winston, and Deborah Zeigler

  Past notable recipients include Toni Morrison, Beverly Sills, Diane
 Sawyer, Donna Karan, Susan Sarandon, Katie Couric, Lauren Bacall, Maya Angelous, Twyla Tharp and Kerry Washington, among many others.

 In 1999, the late Gerald Schoenfeld of the Shubert Organization became the first
 and only male recipient of the award.

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