Miss Saigon alumi Willy Falk and Billy Porter attended the benefit reading of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. One of the reading's stars, Jonathan Pryce, won a Tony Award for playing opposite Falk's Chris in the Broadway production of Miss Saigon. At right, musical theatre diva Bernadette Peters with her husband Michael Wittenberg. In celebration of her 80th birthday, Uta Hagen, alongside Matthew Broderick, Mia Farrow and Pryce, read the play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf for the benefit of Hagen's HB Playwrights Foundation & Theatre.
In the premiere 1962 staging of Edward Albee's award-wining play, Hagen created the role of Martha, taking home that season's Tony Award for Best Actress. The critically acclaimed play involves a middle-aged couple, George and Martha, who invite a younger professor, Nick, and his wife, Honey, over for an evening that turns into a night of drunken game games-playing.