Weidman and Yeston Among 2023 Theater Hall of Fame Inductees
Two monochromatic headshots collaged together - one of Maury Yeston, the other of John Weidman
Maury Yeston photographed by Mark Seliger, and John Weidman photographed by Bronwen Sharp

New York, NY – The Theater Hall of Fame Inc. has announced its 2023 inductees: including DG Councilmember and past DG President John Weidman (Pacific Overtures, Assassins); DG Councilmember Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel); posthumously, DG member Amiri Baraka (Dutchman, A Black Mass, Home on the Range and Police) actors Mandy Patinkin (Evita, Sunday in the Park With George), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity), Judd Hirsch (Conversations With My Father, I'm Not Rappaport), and Laurie Metcalf (Three Tall Women; A Doll's House, Part 2; Grey House); and director JoAnne Akalaitis (former Public Theater artistic director).

The 52nd annual Theater Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater induction ceremony will be held November 6, 2023 at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre. Five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman will host the evening.

The 2022 inductees included playwrights Lynn Nottage and Suzan-Lori Parks; actors Christine Ebersole and Bill Irwin; director Frank Galati; sound pioneer Abe Jacob; and, posthumously, playwright and DG member Ntozake Shange.