Redgrave, who is a friend of Zackheim, will be reading selected passages from the book adapted for the stage. Owens, who was named Jazzmaster 2012, will be performing his own musical compositions on the flugelhorn and trumpet, and will be accompanied by Kenny Davis on bass. The reading, at Cherry Lane Theatre, will be followed by a reception at AOC restaurant, where Zackheim will sign copies of her novel.
Zackheim is an award-winning visual artist and writer whose earlier published works include "Violette's Embrace," "Einstein's Daughter: The Search for Lieserl" and "Broken Colors."
Tickets are $75-$150 and available for purchase by visiting rattlestick.org or by phoning Ovationtix at (866) 811-4111. Cherry Lane Theatre is located 38 Commerce St., New York.