110 Stories Benefit Adds Cynthia Nixon, Tony Shalhoub and Samuel L. Jackson

News   110 Stories Benefit Adds Cynthia Nixon, Tony Shalhoub and Samuel L. Jackson
F. Murray Abraham, Cynthia Nixon, Tony Shalhoub and Samuel L. Jackson are among the stars who will join the benefit presentations of Sarah Tuft's 110 Stories to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Presented Sept. 8-9 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in Manhattan, Tuft's play "weaves first-person accounts — selected from hundreds collected right after September 11th — into a journey that recalls our wounds as well as works towards healing them."

Also currently billed to appear are Lauren Ambrose, Andre Braugher, Mario Cantone, Billy Crudup, Melissa Leo, Aasif Mandvi, James McCaffrey, Vincent Piazza, Jeremy Piven, Andre Royo, Stelio Savante, Pablo Schreiber, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tamara Tunie, Kathleen Turner, Ben Vereen and Merritt Wever. All artists are subject to change.

According to presenters, the actors will give voice "to those who experienced 9/11 directly... a firefighter, homeless couple, cop, iron-worker, massage therapist, chaplain, K9 handler, a mother, an elderly bulldog, a South American photojournalist and others. Together, these accounts shine a light into the human spirit - revealing hope, humor and compassion in the midst of tragedy."

110 Stories 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 will be executive produced by Ryan Heil/LIVEStyle Entertainment and produced by Samira Qureshi, Stelio Savante & Cori Silberman.  Proceeds from the event will go to the New York Says Thank You Foundation. There will be an opening-night reception with the cast and closing party for VIP ticket holders. For tickets visit EventBrite.

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