1. Daniel Craig to star in Courage for Concert benefit performance

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-10-06

    James Bond star Daniel Craig will be joining several other notable Hollywood names for a one-night benefit performance of Courage in Concert at New York’s Public Theater later this month.

    Daniel Craig

    Daniel Craig

    Theatre Mania reports that Craig will star alongside Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Linda Emond and Mike Nichols for the show. They will be joined by original stars Jenifer Lewis, Austin Pendleton, and Frederick Weller, as well as cast members from the Broadway revival of Hair.

    The concert, which will take place on Monday, 19 October at 8:00pm, will use songs and poems from the 2006 Shakespeare in the Park production of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children. A live viewing party of the concert will be hosted at nearby Joe’s Pub, beginning at 7:30pm.

    Proceeds from the concert will benefit American Jewish World Service and Partners in Health.

    The Public Theatre is located at 425 Lafayette Street, New York, New York 10003.

    Tickets to the event are priced $250 and $2500, while viewing party tickets are $35. They can be purchased by calling 212-967-7555 or by visiting the official website.

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