Spacey, who played singer
Proceeds from the show will help fund the
Five Pace students will be awarded scholarships and 10 others will receive funds to support travel expenses to perform abroad. Spacey's foundation, with
"We're hoping to expand these scholarships in lots of universities and drama schools around the country. Our intention is to continue to grow and expand our reach," Spacey said. "In large measure it's because I'm a recipient of these kinds of things."
Spacey, who won Oscars for the movies "The Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty," was also the star of "Pay It Forward," and the Juilliard-trained actor said he remembers as a middle-class student struggling to pay tuition.
"I was on a couple of scholarships. I had a job in the school administrative office. I had a job as a hat-check boy in a restaurant. I had another job as an assistant to a casting director. It took a lot to get myself enough money to put myself through Juilliard," he said. "I know how difficult it can be. I know what this means to young students who are trying to get training."
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