PHOTO CALL: Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Jon Stewart, Billy Joel, Sting and More Take Part in NBC's Sandy Telethon
By Krissie Fullerton
05 Nov 2012
NBC Universal presented "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," a one-hour telethon and concert, on its broadcast network and cable television stations Nov. 2. Money raised from the event will be donated to the American Red Cross.
"Today" co-host Matt Lauer hosted the 8 PM telethon, which was held at NBC's Rockefeller Plaza and included performances from Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting and Christina Aguilera. "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon and "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams were also on hand to appear.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.