The Peccadillo Theater Company will hold its annual benefit, in support of its upcoming production of Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest, on Monday evening , April 12th (6:30PM) at the historic Players Club located at 16 Gramercy Park South. This year, Peccadillo will be honoring TONY and Academy Award-winning actor, Patricia Neal, with Peccadillo's Legends of the American Theater Award. Ms. Neal won the first-ever TONY Award for her performance as 'Regina Hubbard' in Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest (1946), the rarely seen prequel to The Little Foxes. She also appeared on Broadway in the original production of The Miracle Worker (1959) and, on screen, in The Fountainhead (1949) opposite Gary Cooper and in Hud (1963) with Paul Newman for which she won an Academy Award. The evening includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres service and jazz piano music.
Due to an unfortunate fall, Miss Neal is recovering in a hospital in California and is unable to fly to New York to be part of the evening's festivities. But in true show business tradition, she has arranged, through the services of her long-time pal Joel Vig to gather some of her friends from on and off the stage and screen to regale attendees with stories and songs about her singular career. Some of her esteemed friends include: Anne Jackson, Eli Wallach, Elizabeth Wilson, Bestsy von Furtstenberg, Cliff Robertson, Anna Bergman and surprise guests! Filmmaker Rick McKay will emcee the evening, beginning with clips of his interview with Patricia Neal from his award-winning documentary, Broadway: the Golden Age.
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