The starry cast is currently scheduled to include Lauren Ambrose, Andre Braugher, Billy Crudup, Edie Falco, Melissa Leo, Aasif Mandvi, Chris Noth, Vincent Piazza, Andre Royo, Susan Sarandon, Stelio Savante, Pablo Schreiber, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Michael Stuhlbarg, Kathleen Turner and Merritt Wever, who will share first-person accounts of the tragedy. (All artists are subject to availability.)
In a statement playwright-creative producer Tuft said, "It's the human side of history, without politics & agenda, giving voice to those who experienced 9.11 directly."
A love letter to New York City, the play was most recently performed at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles in 2010 with proceeds going to LA Red Cross for Haiti relief.
The upcoming benefit reading will be executive produced by Ryan Heil/LIVEStyle Entertainment and produced by Samira Qureshi, Stelio Savante & Cori Silberman. Proceeds from the event will go to the New York Says Thank You Foundation.
There will be an opening-night reception with the cast and closing party for VIP ticket holders. Advance tickets go on sale July 25th at www.110storiesplay.com and after Aug. 1 through the Skirball Center box office at (212) 352-3101 or http://skirballcenter.nyu.edu/page/tickets.