Wallach & Jackson Tribute Auction to Feature Starry Prizes

Audience members at the June 19 tribute to Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson, "A Life in the Theatre--Onstage and Off," will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of exclusive theatrical items.

The event, at Symphony Space, will now feature a silent auction. Audience members can bid for their chance to dine with Broadway stars such as including Michael Cerveris, receive a private lesson from veteran theatre artists, including Austin Pendleton, and take home a variety of theatre memorabilia, including signed original Playbills.

Hosted by James Naughton, the tribute evening benefits the Character Studies Education Projects. Other performers scheduled to appear include Kate Burton, Cynthia Nixon, Andrea Martin, Marian Seldes, Max Casella, Estelle Parsons, Boyd Gaines, Tovah Feldshuh and Eric Stoltz, with a special appearance by Kitty Carlisle Hart.

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.

Ticket information is available at www.characterstudies.net, www.symphonyspace.org, or from the box office - 212-864-5400.

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