Theodore Bikel Celebrated at Carnegie Hall June 15

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Theodore Bikel: The First 85 Years celebrates 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 boasts the talents of emcee Alan Alda, Arlo Guthrie, Noel Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, Susan Werner, David Amram, Judy Kaye, Beyond the Pale, Artie Butler, Patricia Conolly, David Krakauer, Hankus Netsky, Sarah Horowitz, Serendipity 4 (Shura Lipovsky, Merima Kljuco, Tamara Brooks and Bikel) and Michael Wex.

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

In a previous 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 recent 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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