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James Earl Jones to Be Honored by the American Theatre Wing

Jones currently stars in Broadway's You Can't Take It With You.

The American Theatre Wing will honor James Earl Jones on September 28.
(© David Gordon)

The American Theatre Wing will honor the legendary Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner James Earl Jones on Monday, September 28, 2015, at the Plaza Hotel. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, and Marva Smalls will serve as gala chairs.

James Earl Jones currently stars as Martin Vanderhof (Grandpa) in the Broadway revival of You Can't Take It With You. His illustrious career includes Broadway productions of Fences (Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play), "Master Harold"...and the Boys, The Great White Hope (Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play), Othello, and Driving Miss Daisy, as well as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise, and many other plays and films.

"From his humble beginnings in Michigan through his extensive career in New York and Los Angeles, James Earl Jones has continually championed the American theatre with his memorable performances and advocacy on behalf of the Wing," said Heather Hitchens, president of the American Theatre Wing, in a statement. "He embodies the definition of a working actor, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to honor and pay tribute to all that he has done to elevate the art form."

Tickets for the gala will go on sale in 2015.

For tickets to You Can't Take It With You, click here.

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