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Lucie, Larry, Christopher Plummer and Joanne Woodward will attend a gala on September 19 where Mary Tyler Moore will present Bernadette Peters with the Distinguished Dedication and Service to the American Musical Theater Award:

 

 

Mary Tyler Moore Will Present Musical Theatre Honor to Bernadette Peters at Westport Country Playhouse

 

By Adam Hetrick

24 Aug 2011

 

Academy Award nominee Mary Tyler Moore will join the Westport Country Playhouse in celebrating two-time Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters, who will be presented with the Distinguished Dedication and Service to the American Musical Theater Award Sept. 19.

 

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Longtime friend and Broadway Barks co-founder Moore ("The Mary Tyler Moor Show," "Ordinary People") will present Peters with the honor during Westport's 80th anniversary gala. Peters is currently starring in the Broadway revival of Follies.

 

As part of the gala, Westport will present the concert Playing Our Songs: Celebrating 80 Years of Musical Theater, which will feature selections from the musicals produced at Westport since the theatre opened its doors in 1931.

 

Scheduled to attend the gala are Lucie Arnaz, Joel Grey, Sheldon Harnick, Tom Jones, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Laurence Luckinbill, James Naughton, Christopher Plummer, Jane Powell, Stephen Schwartz and Joanne Woodward.

 

"Bernadette Peters is not only a force of nature and a Broadway musical star of legendary significance, she is also a true artist: boldly exploratory, constantly refining her enormous talent, always challenging herself, never sitting on her laurels," Westport artistic director Mark Lamos said in a previous statement. "Whatever she does, watching her is akin to watching the great classical musicians who constantly stretch themselves and excite audiences not only with sheer charisma — which she has in spades, to be sure — but with a sense of refinement and that is unparalleled in American musical theatre. She goes for the truth of a song with the force of a heat-seeking missile."

 

Peters appeared at Westport Country Playhouse in Riverwind in 1967. She was last seen on Broadway in the revival of A Little Night Music and received Tony Awards for her work in Song and Dance and Annie Get Your Gun. He numerous stage appearances also include George M!, Dames at Sea, On the Town, Mack and Mabel, Sunday in the Park With George, The Goodbye Girl and Gypsy. Her films include "The Jerk," "Annie" and her Golden Globe Award-winning performance in "Pennies from Heaven."

 

Benefit tickets, beginning at $500, are available by phoning (203) 227-5137, ext. 122 or e-mailing kgloor@westportplayhouse.org.

 

SOURCE: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/153931-Mary-Tyler-Moore-Will-Present-Musical-Theatre-Honor-to-Bernadette-Peters-at-Westport-Country-Playhouse

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Lucie, Larry, Christopher Plummer and Joanne Woodward will attend a gala on September 19 where Mary Tyler Moore will present Bernadette Peters with the Distinguished Dedication and Service to the American Musical Theater Award:

 

 

 

SOURCE: http://www.playbill....untry-Playhouse

Wow! Guess Mare's hair's grown back! Yeah! :D

Also, first mention I've seen in eons of Mrs. Paul Newman. Guess she's retired? Haven't seen or heard anything about her since the Mr.'s passing. Hope this finds her well. :)

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Wow! Guess Mare's hair's grown back! Yeah! :D

Also, first mention I've seen in eons of Mrs. Paul Newman. Guess she's retired? Haven't seen or heard anything about her since the Mr.'s passing. Hope this finds her well. :)

 

Joanne has remained active in fundraisers, readings, and special perforemances for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps in NY and California over the years. According to Getty Images, she also attended Elton John's AIDS benefit in NYC last October and looked well:

 

http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/105681591/WireImage

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Joanne has remained active in fundraisers, readings, and special perforemances for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps in NY and California over the years. According to Getty Images, she also attended Elton John's AIDS benefit in NYC last October and looked well:

 

http://www.gettyimag...81591/WireImage

 

 

Now THERE'S an "odd couple"! She looks fab though, especially considering she must be what, 80-ish??

You go, Joanne! :D

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Photos from last night:

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The Luckinbills with songwriters Tom Jones and Sheldon Harnick

 

 

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Lucie and those associated with the Westport Playhouse

 

 

Harry: What was the OCCASION last night? I want it to appear in the chronology.... Thanks if you can reference the SITE you took it from. Joyce

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