Kathleen Turner the guest of honor at Provincetown gala

Kathleen Turner
Kathleen TurnerCourtesy of Kathleen Turner

Broadway and film star Kathleen Turner will be this year’s guest of honor at Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival’s Performance Gala.

Scheduled for June 1 at Provincetown’s Town Hall, the annual fund-raising dinner will feature a cocktail hour and dinner, live entertainment, and a silent and live auction. Details of the September festival, which will feature performances of plays by Williams and Japanese author Yukio Mishima, will also be announced during the gala.

Turner — who will discuss her life and career in an onstage interview after the dinner — received her first Tony Award nomination for her work as Maggie in the Broadway revival of Williams’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in 1990, and her second nomination for her work as Martha in the revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in 2005. Turner is also the recipient of two Best Actress Golden Globes for her roles in “Romancing the Stone” and “Prizzi’s Honor,” and of an Oscar nomination for her performance in “Peggy Sue Got Married.”


“The Gala audience is in for a treat: the bone-shaking sound of Turner’s voice for sure, but even more listening to what her great voice advocates,” said festival curator David Kaplan in a statement.


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