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The Actors Fund to Honor Barbara Cook with Julie Harris Award at 2014 Tony Awards Viewing Party, 6/8

Broadway legend, Barbara Cook, will be honored with The Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement at The Actors Fund's 18th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party on June 8th, 2014.

Previous honorees have included Julie Harris, Gwen Verdon, Charles Durning, Rita Moreno, James Earl Jones, Tyne Daly, Lauren Bacall, Stockard Channing, Carol Channing, Liza Minnelli, Jerry Herman, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Hal Holbrook and Jason Alexander.

The event is set for Sunday, June 8th, 2014. Schedule: 3:30pm -- Cocktails and Silent Auction; 5:00pm Dinner and live telecast of the Tony Awards; and 8:00pm - Presentation. It all takes place at the Skirball Cultural Center in the new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, Calif.

Tickets: Individuals $275 and Tables of ten start at $3,000 by calling 310-201-5033 x 3 or emailing Lauran Huff at Lauran@lpaevents.com (incl: name, address, phone, # of tickets & price level).

The Actors Fund is proud to announce the 2014 Tony Party will honor Miss Barbara Cook. Miss Cook has delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered "Broadway's favorite inge?nue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, whether on the stages of major international venues throughout the world or in the intimate setting of New York's Cafe? Carlyle or Feinstein's at the Regency, Barbara Cook's popularity continues to thrive with an ever-growing mantle of honors including the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, a New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, her citation as a Living New York Landmark, an induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame, two Olivier Award nominations for Best Entertainment and Best Actress in a Musical and becoming the recipient of a 2011 Kennedy Center Honors. Miss Cook returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, last year, receiving a Tony Award nomination for her performance, in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim. Barbara Cook made her Broadway debut in 1951 in Flahooley. She subsequently played Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, Carrie Pipperidge in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel and Hilda Miller in the original production of Plain and Fancy, then created the role of Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein's Candide, followed by Marian the Librarian in the premiere production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man (receiving the Tony Award) and Amalia in the Bock-Harnick-Masteroff musical She Loves Me. In addition to starring roles in The Gay Life, The Grass Harp, The King and I and again in Carousel (this time playing the role of Julie Jordan). She played Magnolia in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein's fabled Showboat and originated the role of Patsy in Jules Feiffer's Little Murders, returning to the dramatic stage in Lincoln Center's production of Gorky's Enemies. Miss Cook has traveled the world and performed at the White House for Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton. For more info visit: www.barbaracook.com.

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone - performers and those behind the scenes - who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 14,500 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund's programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has been-for 132 years-a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit www.actorsfund.org.

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