Those drummers dancing their way down F Street this weekend? Not just your run-of-the-mill street performers. They were the official pied pipers of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 10th annual gala.

On Sunday night, the company awarded stage and screen actress Laura Linney the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre, known as the “Will Award.” Linney, who stars in the Netflix drama “Ozark,” recently wrapped a stint on the Great White Way, starring in the Broadway revival of “The Little Foxes.”

Nearly 600 boldfacers in black tie began the night with a champagne reception, followed by the award ceremony and performances at Sidney Harman Hall. Then Batala Washington, an all-female Afro-Brazilian band, led guests in their finery to dinner and dancing at the National Building Museum a few blocks away.