ABINGDON: SETTING THE STAGE FOR 20 YEARS, initially set for Monday, October 29, honored Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Tyne Daly (GYPSY, MASTER CLASS, "Cagney & Lacey"). The gala also honored businessman Sam D. Altman, who has served on Abingdon's Board of Directors for ten years, and Press Agent Shirley Herz, who was awarded a special Tony Award for excellence in the theatre in 2009 and has represented Abingdon Theatre Company since 1999.
Proceeds benefit Abingdon Theatre Company's mission to develop and produce new plays by American Playwrights. Abingdon Theatre Company's 20h Annual Benefit Gala features tributes to all three honorees and Abingdon Founding Members.
Tyne Daly recently starred in MASTER CLASS on Broadway and in London, reprising the role of Maria Callas, which she also played at The Kennedy Center. A renowned stage, screen and television actress, Ms. Daly's stage work has won her numerous awards, including a Tony for her performance as Rose in the highly successful 1989 revival of GYPSY and a Tony nomination for RABBIT HOLE. Her TV appearances are too numerous to list, but she is best known for her work on "Cagney & Lacey" (four Emmys), "Judging Amy" (Emmy) and "Christy" (Emmy), in addition to appearances on "Burn Notice" and "Grey's Anatomy," and in several TV films. She has received 16 Emmy nominations. Film work includes "Georgia," with Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons. Ms. Daly was trained at the American Shakespeare Festival, Brandeis University, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
Since 1993, Abingdon Theatre Company has developed and produced new plays by American Playwrights exclusively. Their actors, directors, designers, producers and dramaturgs have collaborated with more than 200 playwrights to develop original plays. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Jan Buttram and Managing Director Samuel Bellinger, the company provides a safe home in which playwrights collaborate with other theatre artists and receive audience feedback through the utilization of a four-step development process: Page 2 Stage, Staged Readings, and Workout Labs, which culminate in Studio and Mainstage Productions.
For more information, visit www.abingdontheatre.org.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
Lucie Arnaz, Laurence Luckinbill
Martin Charnin, Shelly Burch
Shirley Herz, Sam D. Altman
Shirley Herz, Liz Smith, Sam D. Altman, Iris Love
Michelle Rounds, Rosie O'Donnell
Julie Halston, Tom Mardirosian, Rosie O'Donnell
Shirley Herz, Julie Halston
Tyne Daly, Jan Buttram
Shirley Herz, Tyne Daly, Sam D. Altman
Shirley Herz, Tyne Daly, Lucie Arnaz, Jan Buttram, Lesley Gore
Tyne Daly, Lesley Gore
Shirley Herz, Lesley Gore
Natasha Lyonne, Sia Furler
Sturgis Warner, Elisabeth Karlin