All The President’s Men @ City Hall

Written by William Goldman
Directed by Stephen Sachs
Produced by The Fountain Theatre and the City of Los Angeles with special permission from Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. and Simon & Schuster
Starring Ed Begley, Jr., Joshua Malina, Joe Morton, Jeff Perry, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford

One Night Only Celebrity Reading
Jan 27 7:30
L.A. City Hall

“Nothing’s riding on this except the First Amendment of the Constitution, freedom of the press, and maybe the future of the country.” — Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, as portrayed by Jason Robards in ‘All The President’s Men’

Bradley Whitford (The Post, Get Out, West Wing) as Bob Woodward
Joshua Malina (Scandal, West Wing) as Carl Bernstein
Richard Schiff (The Good Doctor, West Wing) as Harry Rosenfeld
Ed Begley, Jr. (Future Man, West Wing) as Howard Simmons
Jeff Perry (Scandal) as Ben Bradlee
Joe Morton (Scandal) as Deep Throat

with: Sam Anderson, Leith Burke, Seamus Dever, James Dumont, Spencer Garrett, Deidrie Henry, Morlan Higgins, Anna Khaja, Karen Kondazian, Rob Nagle, Virginia Newcomb, Arianna Ortiz, Larry Poindexter, Andrew Robinson

Hosted by:
Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell

Witnessing the ever present danger to our free press from the Trump Administration, Stephen Sachs, Co-Artistic Director of The Fountain Theatre, felt it was important to make some noise. Passionate about producing theatre that has the potential to create social justice, The Fountain Theatre decided to produce a one-night, celebrity reading of the screenplay of “All The President’s Men”.

After obtaining permission from Warner Bros. Entertainment and Simon and Schuster, the Fountain Theatre partnered with Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell’s office and the City of Los Angeles, who were excited to jump on board and host the reading in the Los Angeles City Council Chambers at City Hall

Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell said, “All the President’s Men” is a reminder of the parallels between Richard Nixon and the corruption that brought his presidency to an end, and the current state of corruption overshadowing the Donald Trump administration. I want to thank the Fountain Theatre for producing this live reading, which underscores the importance of art in its many forms that can illuminate the conditions that affect us as a nation and as a society.”

“As the current administration is under investigation, the echo of Watergate rings loud and clear. Reporters from The New York Times and Washington Post have been heroes, warriors for our democracy, as they were forty-five years ago.” Stephen Sachs.

All The President’s Men @ City Hall

Make a public statement about the necessity of a Free Press
Celebrate the First Amendment
Honor the heroism of American Journalism.

Saturday, Jan. 27
Doors open: 6:15pm
Red Carpet/Photo Op 6:30pm
Chamber opens 6:45pm
Reading begins 7:30 p.m. sharp

Los Angeles City Hall
200 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For parking location, parking pass, and directions to the Chamber, please follow instructions in email confirmation.

A Free Event
No Walk Ups


Can’t make it to the event but want to support the free press? Donations to this project will support, in part, the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s oldest organization representing American journalists, founded to improve and protect journalism and dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.

To ensure that the concept of self-government outlined by the U.S. Constitution remains a reality into future centuries, the American people must be well informed in order to make decisions regarding their lives, and their local and national communities.

It is the role of journalists to provide this information in an accurate, comprehensive, timely and understandable manner.

It is the mission of the Society of Professional Journalists:
— To promote this flow of information.
— To maintain constant vigilance in protection of the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press.
— To stimulate high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism.
— To foster excellence among journalists.
— To inspire successive generations of talented individuals to become dedicated journalists.
— To encourage diversity in journalism.
— To be the pre-eminent, broad-based membership organization for journalists.
— To encourage a climate in which journalism can be practiced freely.

Learn more about the SPJ here.

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Entertainment Weekly – City Hall Event – January 29, 2018

Los Angeles Times – Charles McNulty – City Hall Event – January 29, 2018

IndieWire – City Hall Event – January 28, 2018

Hollywood Reporter – City Hall Event – January 28, 2018

KPCC 89.3FM – Interview with Bradley Whitford – January 26, 2018

Los Angeles Times – Weekend Pick – January 26, 2018

Consequences of Sound – “West Wing Cast Reunite” – January 19, 2018

Elite Daily – “West Wing Cast Reunion” – January 18, 2018

Hollywood Reporter – “Cast of West Wing Reunites” – January 17, 2018

CNN – “West Wing Stars” – January 15, 2018

KRLA 870AM – Interview with Ed Begley, Jr – January 15, 2018 – “West Wing Cast Unites for SPJ Benefit” – January 12, 2018

Playbill – “All the President’s Men” – January 11, 2018

Los Angeles Times – “Star-Studded Cast” – January 10, 2018