Meryl Streep to play Marie Curie for World Science Festival

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Meryl Streep will play Marie Curie in a special reading of Alan Alda’s new play, Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie. The cast also includes Amy Adams, Allison Janney, Liev Schreiber, and David Morse. Directed by Bob Balaban, the play anchors the World Science Festival’s opening night gala on June 1 at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

Radiance “explores the intellectual passions of the physicist/chemist most famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity, as well as her tumultuous private life marked by her strong determination to pursue both love and knowledge,” according to a release. Tickets to the event are on sale at www.worldsciencefestival.com/gala.

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  • amanda

    Im so happy that even in a small way Meryl and Amy Adams will be working together again. I love them together. Im jealous I wont be able to see it.

    • sfhdf

      Oh Amazing !!

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  • Bin Laden

    In my books, Meryl can do no wrong. A true chameleon.

  • Jackie

    That is an amazing cast! It would be well worth a trip to NYC just to see that assembled group of actors, not to mention them telling such an interesting story.

  • David D

    No mention of the “Seduction of Joe Tynan” connection?

  • Sonja

    I wish so much I could see that… *sigh*

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