Renowned astronauts and stars of stage and screen participate in this soaring Times event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and humankind's first steps on the moon.
The evening will feature the reading of a short play by Tony Award-winning author J.T. Rogers. Commissioned specifically for this event, the play weaves together transcripts of the Apollo 11 mission, Times coverage from the period and excerpts from interviews with the men and women who made it happen.
J. T. Rogers's One Giant Leap: The Apollo 11 Moon Landing, 50 Years On weaves together transcripts of the Apollo 11 mission, Times coverage from the period, and excerpts from interviews with the men and women involved in the landing. Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher directs a cast including Lauren Ambrose, Jeff Daniels, Danai Gurira, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Dakin Matthews, and Arian Moayed.