A host of Hollywood's top actors — including Annette Bening, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Julia Roberts — will take part in a one-night-only reading to benefit Paul Newman's The Painted Turtle charity on Nov. 4.
Bening, Damon and Roberts will be joined by Gary Sinise, Brian Dennehy, Danny DeVito, Morgan Freeman, Goldie Hawn, Kevin Kline, Bruce Willis and Joanne Woodward for the reading of The World of Nick Adams, a dramatization of Ernest Hemingway stories adapted by A.E. Hotchner. The production also features an original score by Aaron Copland performed by 32 members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Miguel Harth-Bedoya will conduct the famed orchestra.
The reading will be held at the Kodak Theatre, which is located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, CA. Tickets, priced between $40 and $500, are available through Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-ticketmaster. Tickets priced at $1,000 and $2,500 include a post-event party and are available by calling Harvin Rogas at (310) 559-9334. For more information, go to www.kodaktheatre.com.
A member of the Association of Hole in the Wall Gang Camps, The Painted Turtle aids chronically and seriously ill children.
—By Andrew Gans