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  • Cumberbatch to bring 'Letters Live' to NYC

  • Benedict Cumberbatch will be among the celebs reading powerful letters in the New York rendition of "Letters Live," which originated in London. Actors don't know what letter they'll get, adding to the element of surprise.

, Actor Benedict Cumberbatch gestures upon his arrival for a press conference for the movie "Avengers: Infinity War" in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 12, 2018. The movie is to be released in South Korea on April 25. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

12 of April 2018 15:39:44

NEW YORK (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch is back to reading passionate emotional letters onstage, this time in New York City.

The British actor was one of many celebs who have taken part over the years in "Letters Live," which originated from London. Stars are given letters with highly emotional material to read, and they don't know what they're going to be reading until moments before they hit the stage.

The letters have come from the likes of Gandhi, Elvis Presley, James Baldwin and other luminaries.

Cumberbatch is the first confirmed performer for the New York debut of the event, to be held May 18-19 at Town Hall.

Proceeds from the event will go to two charities.

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