Theatre School to Honor Fred Willard, Ben Vereen and More

7 Apr

The stars are coming to The Theatre School at DePaul University for the 2010 Awards for Excellence in the Arts on Monday, April 19.

Honorees include actors Fred Willard and Ben Vereen and 2010 Pulitzer Prize nominee and DePaul alumnus Tarell Alvin McCraney (THE ’03). Carole and Gordon Segal, co-founders of Crate & Barrel, will accept the 2010 Leadership Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Fred Willard and Ben Vereen

Fred Willard and Ben Vereen

In addition to honoring artists and patrons of the arts, the event benefits The Theatre School’s Scholarship Fund, which provides necessary financial assistance to the young artists in training at the school.

Join the stars by purchasing by April 12 event tickets for $500 per person or a table for 10 starting at $5,000. For tickets or more information, contact DePaul University’s Office of Advancement at (312) 362-8455 or eventRSVP@depaul.edu or visit The Theatre School event page.

Major supporters of the 22nd Annual Awards for Excellence in the Arts include American Airlines and Wedgwood USA, along with corporate sponsors Staples and Geico.

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