Acting Company's June Moon Reading to Feature Santino Fontana, Richard Topol, Mia Barron

News   Acting Company's June Moon Reading to Feature Santino Fontana, Richard Topol, Mia Barron
 
George S. Kaufman and Ring Lardner’s 1929 musical June Moon will get a special staged reading by the Acting Company under the direction of Tony Award-winning Urinetown director John Rando.

Santino Fontana
Santino Fontana

The 7 PM reading on Jan. 24 will feature James Patrick Cronin (Kaufman's great grandson) as well as Santino Fontana (The Importance of Being Earnest, Billy Elliot), Richard Topol (The Merchant of Venice), Andrew Weems (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter), Mia Barron (The Coast of Utopia), Matthew Greer (The Real Thing), Michael Cullen (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter), Aya Cash (Offices), Megan Bartle, Lisa McCormick, Robert Michael McClure and Julie McKay.

Presented as part of the "Salon Series," the Acting Company describes the classic as the tale of a "young tunesmith's struggle to succeed in the dog-eat-dog world of Tin Pan Alley. Eager-for-life, he befriends a one-hit wonder composer whose career is stalled. Their lifestyles soon exceed their wallets and deviate from their unsophisticated personalities. Will music save them?" The musical features the song "Button Up Your Overcoat."

June Moon will be presented in the Mainstage Theater of Playwrights Horizons. Tickets, ranging $35-$60 (including a post-performance reception with the cast), can be purchased by visiting TheActingCompany, or by phoning (212) 258-3111.

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