A benefit reading of James L. Brooks’ screenplay for the Oscar-winning film Terms of Endearment will be presented October 1 at the Geffen Playhouse. Proceeds will benefit Stand Up to Cancer and Geffen Playhouse’s New Play Development Program.
The cast includes Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Calista Flockhart (Supergirl, Ally McBeal) as Aurora Greenway, Chris Wood (Supergirl, The Vampire Diaries) as Flap Horton, and recent Beautiful star Melissa Benoist (Supergirl, Glee) as Emma Greenway. Gordon Greenberg will direct; additional casting will be announced.
Terms of Endearment, which won five Academy Awards in 1984 including Best Picture, featured Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, and John Lithgow. (Dan Gordon also penned a stage version based on Larry McMurty's original novel and Brooks' screenplay.)
A dessert reception will follow.
Tickets are priced $100–$200 and available in person at the Geffen Playhouse box office or online at GeffenPlayhouse.org. Host Committee packages are available at $5,000 by contacting Jamie Mikelich at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 208-6500, ext. 128.