Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster for Brave New World, a three-day event that will commemorate the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
On September 9, 10, and 11, The Town Hall will host a theatrical marathon of 50 brand new plays and songs created and performed by some of America's brightest talents. Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Keitel, Cynthia Nixon, Peter Gallagher, Mercedes Ruehl, Arthur Laurents, Jerry Herman, Jules Feiffer, Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, LaChanze, and Andrew Solomon are just a few of those who will be involved in the event.
Brave New World will not only commemorate the one-year anniversary of 9/11/01 but will also benefit some of those affected most deeply by the terrorist attacks: The New York Children's Foundation, an organization formed in the wake of September 11, will receive the net proceeds from the event.
Brave New World will consist of four different programs to be presented on September 9, 10, and 11 at The Town Hall, which is located at 123 West 43rd Street. In addition to those noted above, other performers set to participate include Stockard Channing, Billy Crudup, Melissa Errico, Giancarlo Esposito, Janeane Garofalo, Dana Ivey, Frank Langella, Camryn Manheim, Donna Murphy, Bebe Neuwirth, Mary Louise Parker, Estelle Parsons, Chita Rivera, Claudia Shear, Fisher Stevens, David Strathairn, Marisa Tomei, Eli Wallach, Sam Waterson, Sigouney Weaver, and Vanessa Williams.
Playwrights, composers, and lyricists whose material will be performed include Lee Blessing, Horton Foote, John Guare, David Henry Hwang, John Kander, Arthur Kopit, Greg Kotis & Mark Hollmann, Alan Menken, John Patrick Shanley, Stephen Sondheim, Alfred Uhry, and Lanford Wilson. Among the participating directors are Mark Brokaw, Scott Ellis, Austin Pendleton, and John Rando.
Ticket prices for Brave New World range from $35 to $100; to purchase, call Ticketmaster at 212-307-4100. Visit www.bravenewworldarts.com for more info about the event.