Public Programs Featuring Phylicia Rashad and the 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows, July 17-18th

FRIDAY, JULY 17th | 8pm | A Conversation with Phylicia Rashad

An intimate evening during which Ms. Rashad will share stories about her life and career.

SATURDAY, JULY 18th | 8pm | Concluding Presentation

Ms. Rashad and the 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows will take the stage together for a rare look at the work they explored during their week at Ten Chimneys, as well as a one-night-only program highlighting the remarkable actors chosen as 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows.

Tickets are on sale now. Ring (262) 968-4110 to reserve your seat or to learn more.

There are five levels of seating for each program:
Premier: $150
Gold A: $100
Gold B: $75
Silver A: $50
Silver B: $40

About Phylicia Rashad

Ms. Phylicia Rashad became a household name for her portrayal of Claire Huxtable on The Cosby Show, a character whose appeal has earned her accolades for over two decades. While TV was a catalyst in the rise of her career, she has been a constant force on the stage. Ms. Rashad received both the Drama Desk and the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her riveting performance as Lena Younger in the Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun. Her Broadway theatre credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (A role that she reprised on the London Stage), August Osage County, Cymbeline, Gem of the Ocean (Tony Award nomination), Jelly's Last Jam, Into the Woods, Dreamgirls, and The Wiz. Her off-Broadway theatre credits include Bernarda Alba, Helen, The Story, Everybody's Ruby, Puppet Play, Zooman and the Sign, Sons and Fathers of Sons, In an Upstate Motel, Weep Not for Me, The Great MacDaddy, The Duplex, and The Sirens. Ms. Rashad has received rave reviews for her directorial work, including Gem of the Ocean, A Raisin in the Sun, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and Fences. Her film credits include Tyler Perry's Good Deeds, and Perry's highly acclaimed film version of Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.

Respected in the academic world, Ms. Rashad was the first recipient of the Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre at Fordham University. She holds Honorary Doctorates from Fordham University, Carnegie Mellon University, Howard University, Providence College, Morris Brown College, Clark Atlanta University, Barber Scotia College, St. Augustine College, Brown University, and Spelman College. She has been awarded numerous honors including the 2015 BET Honors Theatrical Arts Award, Texas Medal of Arts, the National Council of Negro Women's Dorothy L. Height Dreammaker Award, AFTRA's AMEE Award for Excellence in Entertainment, the Board of Directors of New York Women in Film and Television's Muse Award for Outstanding Vision and Achievement, Dallas Women in Film Topaz Award, Peoples' Choice Awards, several NAACP Image Awards, and the Pan African Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Rashad serves on the Advisory Board of the PRASAD Project and the Board of Directors of True Colors Theatre, the Broadway Inspirational Voices, The Actors Center, the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, and the ADEPT Center - which is steering the restoration of the historic Brainerd Institute.


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Ten Chimneys, the estate lovingly created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, is open to the public as a world-class house museum with a progressive mission to serve the arts.

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