Photo Coverage: Studio Dante 'First Readings' Benefit

By: Mar. 27, 2007

"First Readings: A Benefit for Studio Dante," featuring a number of film and TV stars, took place on March 26th at the New York Historical Society (170 Central Park West on 77th St.). 

The benefit honored actor Jon Voigt (Coming Home, Midnight Cowboy, Ali), and will feature the talents of Steve Buscemi, Jon Bon Jovi, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and Aidan Quinn, among others.  The stars were featured in readings of two short plays - one by Mike Dowling and the other by Adam Szymkowicz.  The Voigt tribute was hosted by Professor Richard Brown (AMC's "Movies 101").

Michael Imperioli, the Emmy-winning "Sopranos" actor who stars in Studio Dante's current production Chicken, introduced the plays.  Imperioli, with wife Victoria, is the co-artistic director of Studio Dante.  In addition, Steve Schirripa, also of "The Sopranos," hosted a live auction.  Architectural Digest presented.

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Michael Imperioli and James Gandolfini

Aidan Quinn

Chris Cooper and wife

Michael Imperioli

Victoria Imperioli and Michael Imperioli

Steve Schirippa

Steve Schirippa, former "Sopranos" co-star Michael Imperoli and Jon Voigt

Michael Imperioli and Jon Voight

Jon Voight

Jon Voight

Julianna Margulies and Jon Voight

Julianna Margulies and Jon Voight

Julianna Margulies

Giulio Capua (publisher of Architechtural Digest) and Michael Imperioli

Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi and wife

Jena Malone

Steve Buscemi

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler