Proceeds from the reading at Off-Broadway's New World Stages go to Opening Act, an "innovative nonprofit that provides free after-school theatre programs to New York City's most under-served public high schools."
Broadway veteran Michael Mastro (West Side Story, Side Man) will direct Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky's play, which is billed as "an epistolary romance that follows the comedic correspondence of spoiled rich kid Preston and angst-filled artist Dahlia as they sway from hate to love, and then back again."
The actor sharing the stage with Nixon will be announced.
Hate Mail marks Opening Act's fifth annual benefit play reading; previous events have featured Edie Falco in a tenth anniversary reunion reading of Warren Leight's Side Man and Bernadette Peters in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters.
New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $500 (limited availability, includes post-show toast and cast photo shoot viewing at the theatre, program recognition, and 2010-2011 Rising Star Sponsorship in Opening Act's Adopt-a-School Program), $250 (limited availability, includes post-show toast and cast photo shoot viewing at the theatre, program recognition), $100 (general admission ticket for reading).
For tickets, visit www.telecharge.com. For more information, visit www.openingactnewyork.org.