Matthew Broderick Set for 'Moby Dick' Reading to Benefit South Street Seaport Museum
Matthew Broderick will appear in a benefit performance for New York City's South Street Seaport Museum on Monday, October 15 at 7:30 pm. The 'Celebrating Moby-Dick Benefit' will be an immersive evening of readings and films, starring Broderick as Ishmael, Edward Herrmann as Ahab, and John Douglas Thompson as Father Mapple, along with historian and author Nathaniel Philbrick as narrator and host. The benefit was conceived and produced by Gordon Hyatt.
The event will take place at Hosack Hall, New York Academy of Medicine - 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street. For further details, please click here.
Broderick currently stars in the Tony-nominated Best Musical NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, a new musical comedy directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes) featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis). The production is currently playing on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).
The actor made his stage debut at 17 in Horton Foote's On Valentine's Day opposite his father, James Broderick. His Off-Broadway credits include Torch Song Trilogy (OCC, Villager Award) and The Widow Claire. He has appeared on Broadway in Brighton Beach Memoirs (Tony, OCC, Theatre World awards), Biloxi Blues, How to Succeed in Business (Tony, DD, OCC awards), Night Must Fall, Taller Than a Dwarf, The Producers (Tony, DD, OCC nominations), Roundabout's The Foreigner and The Philanthropist.
Among his many films are Deck the Halls, Max Dugan Returns, WarGames, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Biloxi Blues, Glory,The Freshman, The Lion King (voice of Simba), and the film adaptation of The Producers. On TV, Broderick has appeared in The Music Man on ABC and Master Harold and the Boys on Showtime.
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