Emmy nominee John Slattery ("Mad Men") starred opposite Cynthia Nixon ("Sex and the City") in a Dec. 6 reading of the quirky comedy, Hate Mail, to benefit Opening Act, a nonprofit that provides free after-school theatre programs to New York City's most under-served public high schools.
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."
Here is a look at the event:
Cynthia Nixon and John Slattery Perform Hate Mail For Opening Act Benefit
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.
For more information, visit www.openingactnewyork.org.