Close will also host the Sept. 29 evening, which is presented by The Council on Training, Education & Advocacy and titled Under My Hat. The benefit will be held at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse. Doors will open at 6:30 PM with the performance scheduled to commence at 7:15 PM; a cocktail reception will follow.
In a statement actress Close said, "I have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response I've been getting due to an article which appeared in AARP magazine in which I mentioned that two members of my family are living with mental illness. There is an army of people out there who care and who want to be involved in the fight to end stigma and find cures. My personal commitment to this challenge remains steadfast."
Close won her Tony Awards for her performances in Sunset Boulevard, Death and the Maiden and The Real Thing. Jones won a Special Tony Award for Bridge & Tunnel.
The Kaye Playhouse is located in Manhattan at 68th Street between Park and Lexington.
For further information or to purchase tickets, contact Nina Okun at firstname.lastname@example.org.