Nathan Lane Hosts Vineyard Theatre Tribute to Marian Seldes; Anika Noni Rose Performs

News   Nathan Lane Hosts Vineyard Theatre Tribute to Marian Seldes; Anika Noni Rose Performs Vineyard Theatre toasts Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes at the company's annual gala Feb. 9 at The Rainbow Room. Patricia Clarkson, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Kuhn, Penny Fuller, Brian Murray, Victor Garber, Kate Mulgrew, Charles Grodin, Bill Irwin and more are scheduled to appear.
Marian Seldes
Marian Seldes Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Tony Award winner Nathan Lane hosts, and fellow Tony winner Anika Noni Rose performs at the 6 PM event, which also honors The Union Square Partnership. John Carrafa and Evan Ensign direct the evening with choreography by Carrafa. The event features Marcia Gay Harden, Patricia Clarkson, Judy Kuhn, Penny Fuller, Brian Murray, Victor Garber, Kate Mulgrew, Charles Grodin, Bill Irwin, Annie Parisse, Veanne Cox, Nathan Lee Graham, Adam Rapp, Katherine Waterson, Lucie Arnaz, Laurence Luckinbill, Paul Sparks, [title of show] co-stars Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen, Gina Gionfriddo, Craig Lucas and Terrence McNally as well as McKenzie Frey, Angela Grovey and Rebecca Naomi Jones ("The Fates 3" from The Vineyard's WIG OUT!).

Seldes' six-decade-spanning career has included notable roles on the stage and screen. The actress won a Tony Award for Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance — which originated at the Vineyard. Last seen on Broadway opposite Angela Lansbury in Deuce, she has also graced the Broadway stage in Equus, Ivanov, 45 Seconds From Broadway, Father's Day, Deathtrap, Ring Round the Moon and Dinner at Eight — Tony-nominated for the latter four. Other credits include Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams and Beckett/Albee.

Previous recipients of Vineyard honors include Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights Edward Albee (Three Tall Women) and Paula Vogel (How I Learned To Drive).

Tickets for the evening at The Rainbow Room (30 Rockefeller Plaza) range from $500-$2,500 and tables from $5,000-$25,000. For reservations and more information, contact Scott Pyne at (212) 353-3366 x242 or visit vineyardtheatre.org.

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