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Laura Linney to Receive Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre

The four-time Tony Award nominee was last seen on Broadway in Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes.

Laura Linney








Laura Linney (Marc J. Franklin)

The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. will honor Tony and Academy Award nominee Laura Linney at its 10th anniversary gala on October 15.

Linney, who studied at Juilliard under Michael Kahn (STC’s artistic director), will receive the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre during the gala event.

The Will Award recognizes outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America. Other artists to receive the honor include Charles Dance, Julie Taymor, Sir John Hurt, Stacey Keach, Dame Diana Rigg, Annette Bening, Sir Ian McKellen, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Dame Judi Dench, Fiona Shaw, Ralph Fiennes, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Dame Maggie Smith, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sam Waterston, Christopher Walken, Morgan Freeman, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Christopher Plummer, Kevin Kline, the late Joseph Papp, and STC Artistic Director Kahn.

Click here for the full article published for Playbill.com by Adam Hetrick on July 28, 2017.