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Cicely Tyson to Be Honored at the American Theatre Wing's 2016 Gala

Tyson was last seen on Broadway in The Gin Game.

Cicely Tyson will be honored by the American Theatre Wing on September 26.
(© David Gordon)

The American Theatre Wing will honor Tony winner Cicely Tyson at its annual gala, to be held Monday, September 26 at The Plaza Hotel.

Tyson won a Tony Award for her performance in The Trip to Bountiful, and starred last season in The Gin Game. Her Broadway credits also include The Corn is Green, Trumpets of the Lord, and Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright. Her many film credits include Sounder, for which she received an Oscar nomination, as well as Fried Green Tomatoes, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and The Help. She won an Emmy Award for her performance in the title role of the television movie The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

Honorary co-chairs for the event include Kathy Bates, LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, Pauletta and Denzel Washington, and Alfre Woodard and Roderick Spencer. Marva A. Smalls, CeCe Black, and Anki Leeds will serve as Gala Chairs.