Edie Falco, Ben Vereen, Kathleen Turner & More Set for Benefit 110 STORIES Reading, 9/8-9
To commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11, a highly distinguished cast of film, TV & stage actors will gather for a benefit stage reading of Sarah Tuft's 110 STORIES tonight (September 8th) and tomorrow (September 9th) at The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU in Manhattan. The illustrious cast - which includes Lauren Ambrose, Andre Braugher, Billy Crudup, Edie Falco, Melissa Leo, Aasif Mandvi, Chris Noth, Vincent Piazza, Andre Royo, Susan Sarandon, Stelio Savante, Pablo Schreiber, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Michael Stuhlbarg, Kathleen Turner, Ben Vereen, Merritt Wever, Samuel L. Jackson,Jeremy Piven, Annabella Sciorra and Kathleen Turner - will share first person accounts of the tragedy.
According to 110 STORIES' Playwright/Creative Producer Sarah Tuft, "It's the human side of history, without politics and agenda, giving voIce To those who experienced 9/11 directly." A love letter to New York City, the play was most recently performed by an esteemed cast at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles in 2010 with proceeds going to LA Red Cross for Haiti relief.
The Tenth Anniversary benefit reading of 110 STORIES is Executive Produced by Ryan
Heil/LIVEStyle Entertainment & Produced by Samira Qureshi, Stelio Savante and Cori Silberman. The Impact?Net proceeds from this year's event will go to the New York Says Thank You Foundation. Started in 2003 at the suggestion of a 5-year-old boy, The New York Says Thank You Foundation has grown into one of the Nation's leading organizations to transform the 9/11 Anniversary into a positive, hands-on platform for national volunteer service. Each year on the 9/11 Anniversary, The New York Says Thank You Foundation sends hundreds of volunteers from New York along with disaster survivors from around the country to help rebuild communities around the United States recovering from disaster. It's the group's way of saying "Thank You" for all the love and support Americans from across the country extended to New Yorkers in the days, weeks, and months following September 11.
The Performances will take place September 8 at 8pm and September 9 at 8pm.
Website: www.110storiesplay.com Advance ticket sales (until Aug 1): http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1957345473/sq1 Regular ticket sales (after Aug 1): Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU, Box Office at (212) 353-3101 or http://skirballcenter.nyu.edu/page/tickets Donations: http://igg.me/p/35940?a=45686&i=shlk
* There will be an opening night reception with the cast & a closing night party for VIP ticket-holders. For VIP ticket package inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org