Jessica Hecht
(Photo © Joseph Marzullo)
Jessica Hecht
(Photo © Joseph Marzullo)
Jessica Hecht will join Chris Sarandon and Trudie Styler in a one-night-only benefit reading of Addictions, a new three-act play by Tricia Walsh-Smith, to take place at 6:30pm on Monday, April 3 at the Promenade Theatre (2162 Broadway). Meanwhile, the previously announced Emily Bergl had to withdraw due to another commitment; a replacement will be named at a later date.

The event, to be directed by Peter DuBois, will benefit the Caron Foundation, an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of substance abuse. Smith's brother, Kevin, took his own life in October 2000 as a result of his longtime additiction to alcohol.

Hecht's Broadway credits include Julius Caesar, After the Fall, and The Last Night of Ballyhoo. She has been seen Off-Broadway in Stop Kiss, Flesh and Blood, The Fourth Sister, and Lobster Alice. Her film credits include Sideways and The Forgotten, and she had a recurring role on the hit TV series Friends.

Sarandon is currently starring in The Light in the Piazza, and received an Oscar nomination for his work in Dog Day Afternoon. Styler has appeared in such films as Me Without You and the television series Friends. On March 27, she and her husband, the pop star Sting, will appear in a benefit performance of Twin Spirits for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Tickets to the Addictions benefit begin at $350. For more information, call 212-371-3220 x6152