Contactmusic.com (UK), April 8, 2010

Stars Come Out For Shakespeare

TOM HANKS, EWAN MCGREGOR, JULIA ROBERTS and KEANU REEVES have teamed up to form an all-star cast in Shakespearean classic MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for a one-off charity performance.

The actors will read The Bard's famous play at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California on Monday night (12Apr10), along with Martin Sheen and Helen Hunt, with music from veteran rocker Jackson Browne, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The show is part of a benefit gala, called the 20th Annual Simply Shakespeare Celebrity Reading, which will raise money for the Shakespeare Centre Los Angeles, an organisation which creates literary programs to help impoverished young people in the city.

The reading will be a second appearance in Much Ado About Nothing for Reeves, who also starred as Don John in the 1993 movie version with Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson.




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Comments

LucaM
(2010-04-09 00:39:21)
 I WANT TO SEE YOUTUBE VIDEOS OF THIS !!!
SRSLY.
VERY, VERY SRLSY.

Anakin McFly
(2010-04-09 00:40:43)

ADMIN 
will anyone be near there? tape it for us. illegally or otherwise. we will be greatly appreciative.
LucaM
(2010-04-09 00:50:51)
 yeah, we'll give you a fish. or two. or many. ;)
ShadowSpark
(2010-04-09 10:38:37)
 I'll contribute any fish I catch...
inkhuldra
No news yet (2010-04-13 17:15:36)
 Still no news reports from the MAAN performance yesterday. Hmmm. Guess it says something about journalists not being into the classics...

Edit: ...or maybe it's just that I'm 8 hours ahead of California's timezone and nobody there's awake yet. That might explain it.

Anakin McFly
(2010-04-13 21:42:21)

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CK linked to a video: http://www.itv.com/news/shakespeare-goes-showbiz55045/

but apparently it's only viewable in the UK.

inkhuldra
Video won't show (2010-04-13 22:41:55)
 I get an error message when I try to watch this videoclip from the MAAN performance: [url] http://bit.ly/d8J7NP[/url] Apparently non-US residents aren't found worthy of seeing it. Does anyone know a way to get around that little snag?

Edit: Dunno if this is the same clip, but I could at least watch it. Very little Keanu content, though: [url]http://genosworld.blogspot.com/2010/04/tom-hanks-martin-sheen-keanu-reeves-to.html[/url]

inkhuldra
More video (2010-04-14 04:02:36)
 Here's Keanu! [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8617832.stm[/url]
nafsunaek
(2010-04-14 06:43:10)
 None have worked for me. But a YouTube friend sent me this link
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUz_ZQoozck[/url]

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