SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — Call him Ishmael.
Actor Matthew Broderick will play the "Moby-Dick" narrator at a benefit performance for the South Street Seaport Museum in October.
Broderick will perform alongside Edward Herrmann as Ahab, John Douglas Thompson as Father Mapple and historian Nathaniel Philbrick as the evening's host at the "Celebrating Moby-Dick" event Oct. 15.
Broderick, a Greenwich Village resident who recently spoke out against New York University's expansion plans at a City Council hearing, is now starring in Broadway's "Nice Work If You Can Get It."
The Seaport Museum benefit, produced by Gordon Hyatt, will feature live readings and performances along with films, the museum said.
The event will be held at the New York Academy of Medicine's Hosack Hall, 1216 Fifth Ave. at 103rd Street, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15.
Tickets start at $20 for students and $100 for the general public. Those who pay $250 or more can attend a reception following the performance.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the South Street Seaport Museum's website.