'West Wing' cast members to do stage reading of 'All the President's Men' for journalism fundraiser
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The cast of “The West Wing” is getting back together, reuniting for a reading of “All the President’s Men.”

Some of the key players in the NBC political drama — including Bradley Whitford, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Ed Begley Jr. — will participate in the free Jan. 27 event in Los Angeles. Donations from the one-night-only performance of the Oscar-winning script will benefit the Society of Professional Journalists, according to organizers.


The William Goldman screenplay being read is based on the 1974 book of the same name by legendary Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, which chronicled the Watergate scandal that ended Richard Nixon’s presidency.

Many cast members from “The West Wing” — which ran on NBC from 1999 to 2006 — have been outspoken critics of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE. Schiff, who played fictional White House communications director Toby Ziegler, has called Trump a “dictator,” while Malina said last year Americans who voted for Trump in the presidential race were “stupid.”

“‘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,” Los Angeles City Councilor Mitch O’Farrell (D), who’s hosting the reading, said in a Friday statement.