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Prince And More To Honor Lansbury At Actors Company Theatre Gala On 5/11

Tony Award-winner Faith Prince, currently starring on Broadway as the evil Ursula in Disney's The Little Mermaid, has been added to the starry line-up for The Actor's Company Theatre (TACT) "Sweet Sixteen" gala honoring legendary actress Angela Lansbury on Monday, May 11th at The Hudson Theatre (145 W. 44th Street). Ms. Prince will perform "If He Walked Into My Life," the eleven o'clock number from Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mame. The celebratory evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. TACT company member Simon Jones (who stars with Ms. Lansbury in Blithe Spirit) will serve as master of ceremonies and introduce the evening's entertainment set to commence at 8:30 p.m.

Ms. Prince joins the previously announced TACT company members, Mary Bacon, Cynthia Darlow, Todd Gearhart, Larry Keith, Jack Koenig, Ron McClary, John Plumpis and Jenn Thompson and Broadway performers Annaleigh Ashford (Wicked, Legally Blonde), Catherine Brunell (Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Mara Davi (A Chorus Line, The Drowsy Chaperone), Aaron Lazar (Tale of Two Cities, Les Miserables, Light in the Piazza), Ken Page (Happiness, Cats) and Meredith Paterson (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, 42nd St.) will sing selections from many of Ms. Lansbury's Broadway productions and will also perform a musical tribute to the legendary star. Larry Goldberg will serve as the evening's musical director. Co-Artistic Director Scott Alan Evans will direct the evening.

Tickets for the complete gala evening are $375. A limited number of $50 "show only" mezzanine tickets (accessible only by stairs) are also available. Please note - seating for the show only tickets will begin at 8:00 p.m. To purchase tickets, please contact TACT at (212) 645-8228 or

The Actors Company Theatre is dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit, with a focus on creating theatre from its essence: the text and the actor's ability to bring it to life. The company most recently presented the acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy.

TACT's celebrated company of actors was drawn together in 1992 by a love of the literature of the theatre. Since that time, they have grown to become a true ensemble: a group that has developed a common vocabulary and a technique based on their specific artistic vision and collective body of
work. TACT company members, whose cumulative experience includes scores of significant roles on and off Broadway, in the country's finest regional theatres and in many films and television shows, have received Emmy, Obie, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards, in addition to several Tony

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