Meryl Streep to Be Part of Theatrical Evening by Oscar-Winning Filmmakers

News   Meryl Streep to Be Part of Theatrical Evening by Oscar-Winning Filmmakers Meryl Streep, Steve Buscemi, Hope Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman will all take part in a new theatrical production to be presented next month at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Coen Brothers and recent Academy Award winner Charlie Kaufman are collaborating on a theatrical evening that will be presented in Brooklyn April 28-30. Entitled Theater of the New Ear, the performances will also be taped for future broadcast on Sirius Satellite.

Theater of the New Ear will feature the Coens’ Sawbones and Kaufman’s Hope Leaves the Theater. The actors will use scripts, and the performances will feature a live band.

Meryl Streep won Academy Awards for her performances in "Sophie's Choice" and "Kramer vs. Kramer." She was also Oscar-nominated for her work in "Adaptation," "Music of the Heart," "One True Thing," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Postcards from the Edge," "A Cry in the Dark," "Ironweed," "Out of Africa," "Silkwood," "The French Lieutenant's Woman" and "The Deer Hunter." Streep received a Tony nomination for 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, and her other Broadway appearances include Happy End, The Cherry Orchard, Secret Service and Trelawny of the "Wells".

Charlie Kaufman won a 2005 Academy Award for the screenplay of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” He also penned the screenplays for “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “Adaptation,” “Human Nature” and “Being John Malkovich.” The films of Joel and Ethan Coen (The Coen Brothers) include “The Ladykillers,” “Intolerable Cruelty,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Fargo,” (Academy Award for Best Screenplay), “The Hudsucker Proxy,” “Barton Fink,” “Miller’s Crossing,” “Raising Arizona” and “Blood Simple.”

St. Ann's Warehouse is located at 38 Water Street in Brooklyn. Tickets, priced at $50, are available by visiting www.ticketweb.com.

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