Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Line up for Chaplin Award


Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett and Kristin Chenoweth are set to perform in honour of Barbra Streisand at the upcoming 40th annual Chaplin Award Gala.

The iconic singer/actress will be saluted with the prestigious award by officials at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York on 22 April and now organisers have unveiled the line-up for the event, which will celebrate Streisand's longstanding career.

Minnelli, Bennett, Chenoweth and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will hit the stage for special tribute sets, while actors Pierce Brosnan, Richard Dreyfuss, Blythe Danner and Kris Kristofferson are among the stars due to make appearances throughout the bash.

Streisand will step into the spotlight at the end of the night, when she will be presented with The Chaplin Award by former US President Bill Clinton.

Previous recipients of the award, named after Charlie Chaplin, include Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Elizabeth Taylor, James Stewart and Meryl Streep.

UPDATE: more info can be found here

Fans wanting to attend this prestigious event can still purchase tickets. 

GREAT article here