As part of the evening, members of the Pearl's resident acting company will perform highlights from Pendleton and Seldes' lengthy careers on stage. Joining in the performance will be George Morfogen (A Man for All Seasons, "Oz") and Frances Sternhagen (The Heiress, Seascape, "Sex and the City").
Pendleton earned a Tony nomination for his direction of The Little Foxes. His directorial credits also include the recent world premiere of Terrence McNally's Golden Age, Uncle Vanya, and the Pearl productions of Toys in the Attic and Vieux Carré. His extensive work as an actor includes Fiddler on the Roof, The Diary of Anne Frank, Mother Courage and Her Children and the current New York premiere of Charles L. Mee's Limonade Tous les Jours.
A Tony Award winner for A Delicate Balance, Seldes was last seen on Broadway in Terrence McNally's Deuce starring opposite Angela Lansbury. Seldes has been Tony-nominated for her performances in Father's Day, Deathtrap, Ring Round the Moon and Dinner at Eight. Her extensive stage work includes The Play About the Baby, Three Tall Women, Equus and Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams.
The gala will begin with cocktails at 6 PM, followed by dinner and the performance.
The Pearl Theatre Company will stage The Subject Was Roses Off-Broadway at MTC Stage II beginning April 9. Phone (212) 505-3401 for gala tickets.