Benefit Reading of 110 Stories, With Billy Crudup, Samuel L. Jackson, Kathleen Turner, Presented Sept. 8-9

By Andrew Gans
September 8, 2011

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Sarah Tuft's 110 Stories will be presented in Manhattan Sept. 8-9 at 8 PM at The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.



The starry cast, directed by Gregory Mosher, includes Stephen Baldwin, Mario Cantone, Billy Crudup, Noah Emmerich, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Hecht, Melissa Leo, Ralph Macchio, Aasif Mandvi, Cynthia Nixon, Vincent Piazza, Jeremy Piven, Andre Royo, Stelio Savante, Pablo Schreiber, Annabella Sciorra, Tony Shalhoub, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Tamara Tunie, Kathleen Turner, Ben Vereen, Merritt Wever and Frank Whaley.

In a statement playwright-creative producer Tuft said, "It's the human side of history, without politics and agenda, giving voice to those who experienced 9/11 directly."

A love letter to New York City, the play was most recently performed at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles in 2010 with proceeds going to L.A. Red Cross for Haiti relief.

The benefit reading is supported by executive producer Ryan Heil of LIVEstyle Entertainment, director Gregory Mosher, casting director Judy Henderson and producers Jennifer Maloney of Awaken Entertainment, Samira Qureshi, Stelio Savante, Cori Silberman and Sarah Tuft.  Proceeds from the event go to the New York Says Thank You Foundation and Action America.

Tickets are currently available through the NYU Skirball Center box office at (212) 352-3101 or http://skirballcenter.nyu.edu/page/tickets. For more information visit www.110storiesplay.com or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/110storiesplay.