Meryl Streep
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Meryl Streep
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Allison Janney, Liev Schreiber, David Morse, and Bill Camp will star in the reading of Alan Alda's new play, Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, which will be presented as part of the 2011 World Science Festival's Opening Night Gala Celebration on Wednesday, June 1 at Alice Tully Hall. Bob Balaban will direct the reading.

This visually enhanced production explores the intellectual passions of Curie (to be played by Streep), the physicist and chemist most famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. The play also focuses on her tumultuous private life, which was marked by her strong determination to pursue both love and knowledge.

Alda is best known for his acting work. He received Tony Award nominations for his work in The Apple Tree, Jake's Women, and Glengarry Glen Ross, and is a six-time Emmy Award winner.

Tickets begin at $250. For tickets and information, call 646-200-8817 or visit www.worldsciencefestival.org/gala