Brooke Shields to Read "Runaway Bunny" at Carnegie Hall April 29 | Playbill

News Brooke Shields to Read "Runaway Bunny" at Carnegie Hall April 29
Actress Brooke Shields will take part in a concert reading of the popular children's book "The Runaway Bunny" at Carnegie Hall April 29.

Penned by Glen Rove, "The Runaway Bunny" is a concerto for violin, reader and orchestra. The concert, presented through the Medical Development for Israel, will benefit the Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel.

The concerto is described as "a classical music adaptation of the book told in the style of 'Peter and the Wolf.' A narrator tells the story as the solo violin and the orchestra take the audience through the journeys of the wayward bunny. The piece is 20 minutes in duration and the music is contemporary in feel, yet totally accessible."

The 1942 book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd "begins with a young bunny who decides to run away: 'If you run away,' said his mother, 'I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.' And so begins a delightful, imaginary game of chase," according to notes for the book.

Shields also lends her voice to the Sony/BMG recording of "The Runaway Bunny" concerto, which was released in 2006. The disc features London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and renowned Israeli violinist Ittai Shapira.

On Broadway Brooke Shields has been seen in Chicago, Wonderful Town, Grease! and Cabaret, and her Off-Broadway credits include The Vagina Monologues and The Exonerated. Shields' screen work includes "Pretty Baby," "Endless Love," "The Weekend," "The Bachelor" and "King of the Gypsies." She won an American Comedy Award for a guest appearance on "Friends," which led to her hit series "Suddenly Susan." Shields can be currently seen in the NBC series "Lipstick Jungle." Tickets to the 7:30 PM performance of "The Runaway Bunny" at Carnegie Hall are available by phoning (212) 247-7800 or by visiting

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