Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's 51 Gala!

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The Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated actress Estelle Parsons was honored at La Mama's annual benefit fundraiser, along with longtime La MaMa board member Peter Swords on last night, February 27, 2013 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.). Ms. Parsons, who appeared last fall at La MaMa in Marco Calvani's play THINGS OF THIS WORLD directed by Neil LaBute, and Mr. Swords, who served as a member of the La MaMa Board for 25 years, wascelebrated at the event by personal and video tributes from playwrights Warren Leight and Mr. LaBute.

BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out full coverage below!

The evening's performances included an excerpt from Andre Serban's and Liz Swados's TROJAN WOMEN, one of the most renowned productions in La MaMa's first half-century; and a live collaborative performance across distance with HIP HOP RE-EDUCATION PROJECT in New York joined via satellite with traditional Korean drummers in Seoul.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala Party at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City on 2/27/2013

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Estelle Parsons

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Estelle Parsons & husband Peter Zimroth

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Estelle Parsons & husband Peter Zimroth

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Estelle Parsons

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Peter Swords

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Mia Yoo

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Warren Leight & Mia Yoo

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Neil LaBute

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Nicky Paraiso & Marylouise Burke

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Frank Carucci

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Frank Carucci

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
David Diamond & Joan Rose

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Frank Carucci & Nicky Paraiso

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
David Diamond & Frank Carucci

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
David Diamond, Joan Rose & Frank Carucci

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
John Jesurun

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Nicky Paraiso & Matt Nasser

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Nicky Paraiso & Marylouise Burke

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Marylouise Burke

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Marylouise Burke

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Ping Chong & Micki Wesson

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Andre De Shields

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Andre De Shields

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Estelle Parsons & Marco Calvani

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Estelle Parsons & Marco Calvani

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Marco Calvani & David Diamond

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Neil Patel

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Peter Swords

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Peter Swords & Russell Flinchum

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Marylouise Burke & Estelle Parsons

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Marylouise Burke & Estelle Parsons

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Estelle Parsons

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Estelle Parsons & Andre De Shields

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Estelle Parsons & Andre De Shields

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Pavel Zustiak

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Everett Quinton & James Lecesne

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Everett Quinton

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
James Lecesne

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
James Lecesne & Marylouise Burke

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Stephanie 'ThaOracle' Herrera

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Edward Albee

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Edward Albee

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Edward Albee

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Edward Albee & Mia Yoo

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Mia Yoo & Edward Albee

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Dan Fishback

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Dan Fishback & Everett Quinton

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Mandy Patinkin

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Mandy Patinkin

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Andre De Shields & Osvaldo 'Ozzie' Rodriquez

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Warren Leight

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Warren Leight & Neil Patel

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Neil LaBute & Marco Calvani

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Neil LaBute

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!
Warren Leight

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons Honored at La Mama's  51 Gala!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.