Paul Giamatti leads a cast of actors including Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Amy Ryan (The Office; Gone Baby Gone), James Naughton and Mara Wilson (Matilda the movie) in an afternoon of readings by the darkly comic master storyteller whose beloved novels include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and James and the Giant Peach. This extraordinary lineup also includes a special performance from Matilda the Musical on Broadway, musical guests Broadway couple Jenny Powers (Grease; Little Women) and Matt Cavenaugh (Grey Gardens; West Side Story) and an appearance by Roald Dahl's grandson Luke Kelly. Hosted by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady series). Ages 8 and up.
Due to a scheduling conflict Dan Stevens will not be participating in this event.
This event is a benefit for First Book-Manhattan.
First Book, a nonprofit organization, connects book publishers and community organizations to provide access to new books for children in need.