Photo Coverage: A Life in the Theatre - Onstage and Off

"A Life in the Theatre--Onstage and Off," a tribute to Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach, took place on June 19th at Symphony Space. 

Hosted by James Naughton, the event used songs, scenes and stories to trace the sixty-year careers and marriage of the Wallachs. The multi-award winning historic line-up of performers included Andrea Martin, Boyd Gaines, Marsha Mason, Estelle Parsons, Rita Gardner, Maggie Lacey, and Max Casella, Tovah Feldshuh, with a special appearance by Kitty Carlisle Hart. The evening, which benefited the Character Studies Education Projects, also featured a starry silent auction.

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.

For more on Character Studies Education Projects, visit www.symphonyspace.org.


Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson find their seats to the applause of the crowd


Host James Naughton sings a tribute to Wallach and Jackson


James Naughton


Andrea Martin


Andrea Martin


Boyd Gaines and Andrea Martin read a scene from Love Letters


Rita Gardner


Rita Gardner


Marian Seldes


Marian Seldes bows in appreciation of Wallach and Jackson


Maggie Lacey and Max Casella read from Tennesee Williams' This Property is Condemned


Tovah Feldshuh sings "Before the Parade Passes By"


Tovah Feldshuh


Tovah Feldshuh shares her photo album of Wallach and Jackson


Boyd Gaines and Marsha Mason read a scene from Tennessee Williams' Camino Real


Marsha Mason and Boyd Gaines


Boyd Gaines


Murray Schisgal reads from a New York Times review of one of Wallach's movies


Murray Schisgal and Estelle Parsons read from Schisgal's play "The Typists"


Murray Schisgal and Estelle Parsons


Kitty Carlisle Hart


Kitty Carlisle Hart


Anne Jackson receives flowers at the end of the evening


Anne Jackson


Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson


Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson


Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson


Eli Wallach, James Naughton and Anne Jackson




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