American Theatre Wing's

Gala 2015

American Theatre Wing is pleased to announce that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary actor James Earl Jones. Mr. Jones is a two-time Tony Award® winner, two-time Obie Award® winner and alumnus of the American Theatre Wing Professional School. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, and Marva Smalls will serve as Gala Chairs.

 

“From his humble beginnings in Michigan through his extensive career in New York and Los Angeles, James Earl Jones has continually championed the American theatre with his memorable performances and advocacy on behalf of the Wing,” said Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing. “He embodies the definition of a working actor, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to honor and pay tribute to all that he has done to elevate the art form.”

 

All proceeds from the evening will benefit the theatre education and artist development programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Network, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson® Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running show “Working in the Theatre.”

James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones

Actor James Earl Jones attends the 2015 American Theatre Wing's Gala at The Plaza Hotel on September 28, 2015 in New York City.

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Laila Robins
Laila Robins

Actress Laila Robins attends the 2015 American Theatre Wing's Gala at The Plaza Hotel on September 28, 2015 in New York City.

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Actress Kerry Butler
Actress Kerry Butler

Kerry Butler attends the 2015 American Theatre Wing's Gala at The Plaza Hotel on September 28, 2015 in New York City.

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Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels

Actor Jeff Daniels attends the 2015 American Theatre Wing's Gala at The Plaza Hotel on September 28, 2015 in New York City.

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Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson attends the 2015 American Theatre Wing's Gala at The Plaza Hotel on September 28, 2015 in New York City.

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Heather Hitchens
Heather Hitchens

American Theater Wing Executive Director Heather Hitchens attends the 2015 American Theatre Wing's Gala at The Plaza Hotel on September 28, 2015 in New York City

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Kate Shindle
Kate Shindle

Actress Kate Shindle attends the 2015 American Theatre Wing's Gala at The Plaza Hotel on September 28, 2015 in New York City.

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Ivey Long
Ivey Long

American Theatre Wing Chair William Ivey Long attends the 2015 American Theatre Wing's Gala at The Plaza Hotel on September 28, 2015 in New York City.

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Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson

Cookie Johnson (L) and Former NBA Player Magic Johnson attend the 2015 American Theatre Wing's Gala at The Plaza Hotel on September 28, 2015 in New York City.

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