Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson
The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, one of the most noted acting schools in America, will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a star-studded gala on May 19 that will feature a special performance of theAtrainplays, a popular event in which six teams completely develop new plays while traveling the entire route of the A train from 207th Street & Broadway in the Bronx to Far Rockaway.

Among the writers participating in theAtrainplays this time around are six-time Emmy Award winner Lanny Meyers, 2002 Richard Rodgers Award winners Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler, recording artist Jeremy Schoenfeld, and choreographer Edie Cowan. Neighborhood Playhouse alumni scheduled to attend or participate in the event include Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach, Tony Randall, Dabney Coleman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, John Leone, Christopher Meloni, Sherie René Scott, and Donovan Patton.

The performance will take place at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College beginning at 8pm, with a reception to follow at the Seventh Regiment Armory (Park Avenue at 67th Street). Tickets are $150-$250 for the show and reception or $75 for the show only; they may be purchased by calling The Kaye Playhouse at 212-772-4448 or by visiting the box office, located on East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.

For additional information on the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, visit www.neighborhoodplayhouse.org.