New Dramatists will present its 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award to Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori, the playwrights’ organization announced Monday.
The awards presentation will take place at the New Dramatists’ 71st annual spring luncheon on May 21 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Kushner and Tesori are both represented on Broadway this season by a revival of their musical, “Caroline, or Change.”
“Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori are two of the most gifted and revered theatre artists of their generation,” Emily Morse, artistic director of New Dramatists, said in a press release. “Through decades of commitment to their art and craft, groundbreaking storytelling, and deep collaborations with other brilliant theatre artists, both Kushner and Tesori have had a transformative effect on the American theatre.”
Past honorees include Nathan Lane, Denzel Washington, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Bernadette Peters, Harvey Fierstein, Neil Simon, Jerry Herman and more.