Tony Award winner Kevin Kline will perform an evening of Shakespeare on Sept. 22. A one-night-only benefit for The Acting Company's 30th Anniversary, Kevin Kline: Shakespeare Live! will be presented at Lincoln Center's Juilliard Theater.
Kline, who won Tonys for his work on Broadway in On the Twentieth Century and The Pirates of Penzance, is a founding member of The Acting Company. Kline toured in 18 plays with the famed company, whose alumni include Patti LuPone, Harriet Harris, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, Stephen DeRosa, Jesse L. Martin, David Ogden Stiers, David Schramm and Tom Hewitt.
Kevin Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in Oct. 1947. On the Broadway stage he has been seen in Three Sisters, The Beggar's Opera, Measure for Measure, Scapin, The Robber Bridegroom, Edward II, The Time of Your Life, On the Twentieth Century, Loose Ends, The Pirates of Penzance, Arms and the Man and Ivanov. He received an Academy Award for his work in "A Fish Called Wanda," and his other silver-screen credits include "Sophie's Choice," "The Big Chill," "Cry Freedom," "I Love You to Death," "Soapdish," "In & Out" and "The Emperor's Club."
The Acting Company was founded in 1972 by Margot Harley and the late John Houseman. Its initial company was formed out of the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division. Since that time, the company has performed in 48 states and nine foreign countries. Last season the company traveled 16,000 miles to 53 cities in 34 states.
Tickets for Kevin Kline: Shakespeare Live! are priced at $100 and are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200. The Juilliard Theater is located at 155 West 65th Street.