More than 50 luminaries from the performing arts and politics, as well as other public figures, will gather on Jan. 29 to read Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece “Night” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan.

The event, which is presented by the museum and the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene, is meant to honor both International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27) and the life of Mr. Wiesel, the Nobel laureate and prolific chronicler of the Holocaust who died last July, at 87.

The participants include the violinist Itzhak Perlman and the Broadway actor Joel Grey, known for his star turn as the M.C. in stage and film versions of the musical “Cabaret.” Sheldon Harnick, the celebrated lyricist of “Fiddler on the Roof,” and Jessica Hecht, who was in the musical’s recent Broadway revival as the matron, Golde, will be there.

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