Actress Kelli O’Hara, songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Jeanine Tesori and “Wicked” book writer Winnie Holzman are among the women in the theater being honored at the fifth annual Lilly Awards.
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In addition, the cast of the current critically acclaimed production of Broadway’s Raisin in the Sun will honor the life of the play’s author Lorraine Hansberry.
The ceremony will take place June 2nd at Playwrights Horizons.
The Lillys, named for playwright Lillian Hellman, were created in 2010 as a way to honor the work of women in the American Theater. The founders of The Lilly Awards were Julia Jordan, Marsha Norman and Theresa Rebeck.