Benedict Cumberbatch Set to Lead 'Letters Live' New York Debut
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The 'Dr. Strange' actor previously featured in a 'Letters Live' event in London alongside Gillian Anderson and Sir Ian McKellen among others.

AceShowbiz - Benedict Cumberbatch, Kyle MacLachlan, and Katie Holmes are joining forces to bring British show "Letters Live" to New York for the first time. The trio will be joined by Edie Falco, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, and Uzo Aduba, among others, for shows at The Town Hall this weekend (May 18-19).

The A-list players will read remarkable and unforgettable letters to the audience.

Cumberbatch previously featured in a "Letters Live" event in London, where stars like Gillian Anderson, Sir Ian McKellen, Kylie Minogue, and Russell Brand have also read important literary correspondence from history.

Earlier this year, Rose McGowan appeared at the annual "Letters Live" event in London and read her powerful letter to Hollywood about sexual abuse.

The 44-year-old actress was praised for taking to the stage in Islington and reading the message she penned in 2016.

The letter, titled "Dear Hollywood", called for men and women to stop working with offenders and sexual predators.

"Every time you sanction abhorrent behaviour, you are aiding and abetting a crime, that makes you no better than the criminal," she wrote. "How many more stories do you have to hear before you do the right thing and stop rewarding men that are predators?

"I know you have it in you to be better. I know you have it in you to break free from the bonds of secrecy. So do it."

Past "Letters Live" performances in London have featured correspondence written by David Bowie, Mohandas Gandhi, Maya Angelou, Elvis Presley, Katherine Hepburn, Richard Burton, Abraham Lincoln, and Che Guevara.

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