Theodore Bikel Carnegie Hall Celebration to Feature Alda, Harris, Kaye and More

News   Theodore Bikel Carnegie Hall Celebration to Feature Alda, Harris, Kaye and More Theodore Bikel: The First 85 Years will celebrate the actor's rich career devoted to art and activism June 15 at Carnegie Hall.

The 7:30 PM concert in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage will boast the talents of Alan Alda, Arlo Guthrie, Rosemary Harris, David Amram, Beyond the Pale, Artie Butler, Patricia Conolly, Judy Kaye, David Krakauer, Tom Paxton, Serendipity 4 (Shura Lipovsky, Merima Kljuco, Tamara Brooks and Bikel), Noel Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow, Susan Werner and Michael Wex.

Proceeds will benefit Juvenile Law Center, which works to protect children's rights and interests in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

In a statement Bikel said, "Throughout my life I have been equally passionate about music and social justice, and have allied myself with others whose use guitars, banjos, fiddles and words to conquer fear and injustice. I can think of no better way to celebrate that life than a night of music with some of my nearest and dearest friends, and no more deserving cause than protecting the rights of our nation's most vulnerable children."

Bikel received a Tony nomination for originating the role of Captain von Trapp in Broadway's The Sound of Music. His other Broadway credits include The Lark, The Inspector General and The Rope Dancers, for which he received another Tony nomination. He was nominated for an Oscar for the 1958 film “The Defiant Ones,” and his other film credits include “The African Queen,” “The Enemy Below” and “The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming.” His one-man show is titled Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears.

Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage is located at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue in New York City. For tickets, priced $30-$500, visit www.jlc.org./bikel.

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