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.

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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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Kerry Long has been photographing live theatre in New York and Connecticut for the past eight years. Currently, she runs her own photography business, specializing (read more...)