Nixon and Slattery starred in the 2006 Broadway play Rabbit Hole, for which Nixon won a Best Actress Tony Award.
Directed by Broadway veteran Michael Mastro (West Side Story, Side Man), Hate Mail, by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky, 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."
Hate Mail marks Opening Act's fifth annual benefit play reading; previous events have featured Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie," "The Sopranos") in a tenth anniversary reunion reading of Warren Leight's Side Man and Bernadette Peters (Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun) in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters.
The reading of Hate Mail is 7 PM Dec. 6 at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $500 (limited availability, includes post-show toast with the 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 with the cast, photo shoot viewing at the theatre, program recognition), $100 (orchestra side and rear seating).
For tickets, visit www.telecharge.com. For more information, visit www.openingactnewyork.org.