Gleason and Sarandon Join Westport Love Poem Benefit

News   Gleason and Sarandon Join Westport Love Poem Benefit Joanna Gleason and Chris Sarandon will join the previously announced Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Eartha Kitt and Charles Grodin in reading love poems at the Westport Country Playhouse benefit Come Be My Love...Love Spoken Here on Feb. 10 at 8 PM.

The program will include poems by Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, e.e. cummings, Dorothy Parker, William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, Ogden Nash, Langston Hughes, Tennessee Williams and Noel Coward.

A reception of champagne and desserts will follow. The show benefits the theatre's educational programming.

Sarandon and Gleason, who are married, co-starred in Nick and Nora and Thorn & Bloom.

Gleason won the Tony for Best Actress for playing the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods and received Tony nominations for Joe Egg and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Her other Broadway credits include The Real Thing, I Love My Wife and Social Security. Her film credits include "Mr. Holland's Opus," "Boogie Nights," "The Wedding Planner," " Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Crimes and Misdemeanors" and she has had many guest appearances on television shows such as "Friends," "The West Wing" and "Diff'rent Strokes."

Sarandon's Broadway credits include The Rothschilds, Two Gentlemen from Verona and a replacement role in The Light in the Piazza. His film credits include "Dog Day Afternoon" (Oscar nomination), "The Day Christ Died," "Protocol" and "The Princess Bride." Tickets are $300 (of which $225 is tax deductible) and $175 (of which $100 is tax deductible).

Westport Country Playhouse is located at 25 Powers Court, off Route 1 in Westport, CT. For tickets or more information call (203) 227-4177, or, for out-of-town callers, toll-free at (888) 927-7529, or visit www.westportplayhouse.org.