(David Gordon’s article appeared on Theatermania, 12/9; via Pam Green.)
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.