Photo Coverage: Inside La Mama's 51 Gala!

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 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.

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Photo Coverage: Inside La Mama's 51 Gala!
La Mama Celebrates 51 Gala honoring Estelle Parsons & Peter Swords

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Photo Coverage: Inside La Mama's 51 Gala!
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Peter Swords & Frank Carucci

Photo Coverage: Inside La Mama's 51 Gala!
Peter Swords & Frank Carucci

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Peter Swords & Frank Carucci

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Peter Swords

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Peter Swords

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Al Pacino pays Tribute to Estelle Parsons

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Roseanne Barr Greeting for Estelle Parsons

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Edward Albee

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Edward Albee

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Estelle Parsons & Edward Albee

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Estelle Parsons, Edward Albee & Lisa Kron

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Estelle Parsons & Edward Albee

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Estelle Parsons & Edward Albee

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Estelle Parsons & Edward Albee

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Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody

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Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody

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Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody

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Mandy Patinkin

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Estelle Parsons & Accordionist Bill Schimmel

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Estelle Parsons & Accordionist Bill Schimmel

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Estelle Parsons

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Lance Gries, Estelle Parsons & Accordionist Bill Schimmel

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Lance Gries, Estelle Parsons & Accordionist Bill Schimmel

Photo Coverage: Inside La Mama's 51 Gala!
Estelle Parsons & Accordionist Bill Schimmel

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Lance Gries & Esstelle Parsons

Photo Coverage: Inside La Mama's 51 Gala!
Lance Gries & Esstelle Parsons

Photo Coverage: Inside La Mama's 51 Gala!
Accordionist Bill Schimmel, Estelle Parsons & Lance Gries

Photo Coverage: Inside La Mama's 51 Gala!
Lance Gries, Estelle Parsons & Accordionist Bill Schimmel

Photo Coverage: Inside La Mama's 51 Gala!
Lance Gries, Estelle Parsons & Accordionist Bill Schimmel

Photo Coverage: Inside La Mama's 51 Gala!
Lance Gries, Estelle Parsons & Accordionist Bill Schimmel

Photo Coverage: Inside La Mama's 51 Gala!
Lance Gries, Estelle Parsons & Accordionist Bill Schimmel

Photo Coverage: Inside La Mama's 51 Gala!
Lance Gries, Estelle Parsons & Accordionist Bill Schimmel

Photo Coverage: Inside La Mama's 51 Gala!
Lance Gries, Estelle Parsons & Accordionist Bill Schimmel

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