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Burton, Nixon, Hart, Etc. Toast Wallach & Jackson, June 19

Two 2006 Tony Award nominees for Best Actress will join a distinguished cast of other award-winners, to honor Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on June 19.

Kate Burton (The Constant Wife) and Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole) are among the scheduled performers who will be participating in "A Life in the Theatre - Onstage and Off," at Symphony Space, which will pay tribute to the famous acting couple, who have worked together numerous times, and have been married for 58 years. James Naughton will host the event, which benefits the Character Studies Education Projects.

Along with two-time Tony Award-winner Naughton, the scheduled performers include three-time Tony Award-winner Boyd Gaines, Tovah Feldshuh, Austin Pendleton, Tony Award-winner Andrea Martin, Max Casella, Eric Stoltz, Tony Award-winner Marian Seldes and Oscar-winner Estelle Parsons. Burton has previously won a Theatre World Award, an Emmy, and garnered three previous Tony nominations. Nixon has won an Emmy Award, a Theatre World Award, and a previous Tony Award nomination.

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson have been recipients of numerous Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe, Theatre World, Drama Desk and BAFTA awards and nominations in their 60-plus year careers. Together, Wallach and Jackson have appeared together on Broadway in The Flowering Peach, Lost in Yonkers, Cafe Crown, Twice Around the Park, The Waltz of the Toreadors, Luv, Rhinoceros and others. Separately, Jackson has starred in Middle of the Night, Arms and the Man, The Lady from the Sea, the original production of Summer and Smoke, and others, while Wallach has appeared in Major Barbara, the original productions of The Teahouse of the August Moon, Camino Real, The Rose Tattoo, Mister Roberts and more. Jackson's screen credits include Hunter's Crossing, The Shining and Sticks and Bones; Wallach has been seen in the films Keeping the Faith, Night and the City, The Godfather: Part III, and How To Steal A Million, among dozens more.

The evening will also feature a special performance by the legendary Kitty Carlisle Hart.

Details about the event can be found at www.characterstudies.net. Tickets are available at SymphonySpace.org, or at the box office, 212 - 864 - 5400.

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