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Nancy Ford '57 to Perform at Monday Charity Benefit in NYC

Nancy Ford '57 to Perform at Monday Charity Benefit in NYC

January 20, 2008

Gretchen Cryer & Nancy Ford.jpgJanuary 20, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - A New York City benefit tomorrow night for the A-T Children's Project will feature a performance by "tenor James C. Martin, composer Nancy Ford and the American Guild Ambassadors performing songs from Ford and Gretchen Cryer's show for The American Girl Stores," reports Playbill. "A Very Special Evening," hosted by Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, will take place at the Clark Studio Theatre at the Samuel B. and David Rose building at Lincoln Center. Ford and Cryer, longtime musical collaborators who met while students at DePauw, are both 1957 graduates of the University. (photo, l-r: Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford)

The article notes, "The A-T Children's Project funds scientific research aimed at finding a cure and improving the lives of all children with ataxia telangiectasia ... a fatal genetic disease that affects children at a very early age."

Read more about Monday evening's gala at Playbill.com.

In addition to the aforementioned American Girls Review, Cryer and Ford's other collaborations include I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road; The Last Sweet Days of Isaac; and 2007's Anne of Green Gables. Between them, Cryer and Ford have won Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Ed Kleban, and Joseph Jefferson Awards.Playbill Logo.gif

Last April, the musical duo was profiled in both the New York Times and Toronto Star. In reviewing Cryer and Ford's Getting Their Act Together Again!, the Times' Stephen Holden wrote the pair's songs provided "a pop avowal of friendship through thick and thin that has no expiration date."

In 2002, Ford received an honorary doctorate from DePauw. Video of the presentation is embedded below.