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Minnie Driver, Stephen Fry to Read Letters Live

Famous Celebrities like Jake Gyllenhaal and James Corden will participate in the theatrical event on February 26th

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    Minnie Driver arrives at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

    The theatrical event in which famous actors and musicians read out memorable real letters from history is coming to America with such celebrities as Minnie Driver, Stephen Fry, Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Hamill.

    Letters Live will make its U.S. debut Feb. 26 at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Ticket prices range from $50 to $200, with all profits going to charities.

    Others slated to appear include Jarvis Cocker, James Corden, Anjelica Huston, Catherine Keener, Shirley Manson, Ian McShane and Annabelle Wallis.

    Benedict Cumberbatch, who is a producer, says the letters are "windows into the love, beauty, pain and humor of their creators and recipients."

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    The event started in London in 2013, inspired by Shaun Usher's bestselling "Letters of Note" series and Simon Garfield's "To the Letter."