The Actors Fund will present an all-star reading of All About Eve, the classic backstage drama that is one of the most entertaining and witty films of all time. Leading the all-star cast will be award-winning actress Annette Bening as Margo Channing. John Erman directs.
The 1950 film, All About Eve, is written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the short story "The Wisdom of Eve," by Mary Orr, and stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, the prominent yet aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, a willingly helpful young fan who insinuates herself into Channing's life, threatening Channing's career and personal relationships. The film also features George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Marilyn Monroe and Thelma Ritter. All About Eve was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won 6, including Best Picture.