Add more Arthur Miller to the Broadway slate: The Arthur Miller Foundation will celebrate the centennial of the playwright’s birth with a starry benefit featuring Alec Baldwin, Ellen Barkin, Laurence Fishburne, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Tony Kushner and Sam Shepard.
The performers will read excerpts from Miller’s autobiography and his unpublished works as well as bits of plays including “Death of a Salesman” and “All My Sons.” Set to take place at Broadway’s Lyceum Theater in January, the performance will be directed by Gregory Mosher, who staged the 2010 Broadway revival of Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” that starred Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson.
The 2015-16 Broadway slate is already a mini-Miller fest, thanks to back-to-back Scott Rudin productions of “A View from the Bridge” (now playing to strong reviews at the Lyceum) and, in the spring, “The Crucible.” The benefit, produced by Cindy Tolan and Damon Cardasis, adds one more Miller event to the 2015-16 lineup.
Proceeds from the one-night-only benefit will go to the Arthur Miller Foundation for Theater and Film Education, which aims to provide mentorship, training and support for new theater teachers and increase the number of New York City public schools that have access to theater education.
Set for Jan. 25 at the Lyceum, the event will be held on the set of “View from the Bridge.”