The evening will include a presentation of the Lincoln Medal to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Julie Andrews. The award is given to someone who "through their body of work, accomplishments or personal attributes, exemplify the lasting legacy, and mettle of character embodied by . . . President Abraham Lincoln."
First Lady Michelle Obama serves as the honorary chair of the gala.
Update: Tickets are not available through Ticketmaster as we originally posted, they are only available through the Ford's Theatre Development Office. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to buy tickets.