Stockard Channing and Laura Benanti Star in Benefit Reading of Collected Stories May 7

News   Stockard Channing and Laura Benanti Star in Benefit Reading of Collected Stories May 7 Tony Award-winning actresses Stockard Channing (nominated again for her current performance in Other Desert Cities) and Laura Benanti star in a one-night only reading of Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories May 7 at 7 PM at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Laura Benanti
Laura Benanti Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The evening benefits Opening Act, an innovative nonprofit that provides free after-school theatre programming to New York City’s most under-served public high schools.

Directed by Broadway veteran Michael Mastro, Collected Stories, according to press notes, "chronicles the relationship between a renowned New York author and her protégé." Playwright Margulies will be in attendance.

Opening Act’s vision is to "see that every New York City public school student has access to an artistic space where they can develop commitment, community, and leadership through their artistic achievement." For more information visit  www.openingactnewyork.org.

The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre is located at 261 W. 47th Street in Manhattan.

Tickets are $500 (limited availability, includes admission to the VIP After Party with the cast, program recognition, and a 2011-2012 Rising Star Sponsorship in Opening Act’s Adopt a School Program), $200 (limited availability, includes admission to the VIP After Party with the cast, program recognition, and inclusion in Opening Act’s Encore Circle), $100 (basic ticket for performance only). For tickets visit www.telecharge.com or call (800) 432-7250.

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