Barbara Fleischman to Be Honored at Acting Company Gala on 10/21
Since its founding in 1972, The Acting Company has remained the preeminent national touring classic repertory theater, and has been the foundation for many of New York's beloved stars' careers - including Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, Rainn Wilson, Frances Conroy, Hamish Linklater, Jeffrey Wright, and many many more. In the 41-year history it has: presented unforgettable presentations of classic theater and Shakespeare; shaped the careers of the country brightest stars, and given back to communities across the country by bringing these high caliber performances and arts education programs to schools and towns that have never before seen a life performance.
To celebrate its 41st season - which includes the first New York City revival in 27 years of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, played in repertory with its counterpart Hamlet - we will have a truly standout gala at Capitale on October 21st. There, we will toast two major New York City influences in art and philanthropy. Barbara Fleischman will receive the Joan M. Warburg Humanitarian Award for her exceptional contributions to numerous museums and arts organizations, libraries and the theater, enriching the lives of untold thousands. The Acting Company will also honor Dana Ivey with the John Houseman Award recognizing her extraordinary efforts to support the development of American classical actors and a national audience for the theater.
The evening will be fitted with stars, including presentations from Nathan Lane and Hal Prince, performances by Laura Osnes (Broadway's Cinderella) and Grammy Winner Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks. The night will be emceed by alumni Stephen DeRosa from Boardwalk Empire.
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