Rent Star Jesse L. Martin Hosts Our Time Theatre Benefit Honoring Austin Pendleton, June 11

News   Rent Star Jesse L. Martin Hosts Our Time Theatre Benefit Honoring Austin Pendleton, June 11 The Our Time Theatre Company will present a benefit to honor actor-director Austin Pendleton, June 11 at 8 PM. The event will be hosted by Rent original cast member Jesse L. Martin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Austin Pendleton.
Austin Pendleton.

Honorary Chairs Jace Alexander (I'm Not Rappaport) and Edwin Sherin (Find Your Way Home) present the evening with performances by the cast of Stomp, Our Time's Teen Company and Everett Bradley (Swing!). Our Time is "an artistic home for people who stutter" as their mission states. The group consists of two companies — one teen and one adult. The company was founded by artistic director Taro Alexander.

Pendleton is a performer and Tony Award-nominated director. Early in his career, he successfully overcame a stutter he had had since childhood. Among his Broadway credits include The Diary of Anne Frank, Grand Hotel, Spoils of War, Doubles and The Little Foxes. The actor, who has appeared in such films as "My Cousin Vinny," "Amistad" and "A Beautiful Mind," recently lent his voice to the animated "Finding Nemo."

For more information about the event, call (212) 674-9632 or visit the Our Time Theatre Company website at www.ourtimetheatre.org.