The York Theatre Company had a special fundraising gala featuring several numbers from the Richard Rodgers Award-winning new musical in development, Buddy's Tavern. With a book by Raymond DeFelitta, writer-director of many films, including Two Family House and City Island (winner of the Tribeca Audience Award) Lyrics to the songs were written by Alison Louise Hubbard, winner of the Kleban Award for Lyrics, and the music was by Kim Oler, winner of two Daytime Emmy Awards. Alison and Kim also won the Richard Rogers Award for Little Women and the Jerry Bock Award for The Enchanted Cottage.

Directed by Peter Flynn, with music direction by Ray Fellman, the evening's entertainment portion featured Andrea Burns, Joseph Jefferson Award and Touring Broadway Award Nominee, Daniele Ferland, Theatre World Award recipient, and actors Jordan Gelber, Mark Lotito, Alan Green Walter A. Dunn Jr., Philip Hoffman, and Lindsie Van Winkle-Guthrie.

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