Complete casting has been announced for Salome by Oscar Wilde: The Reading, which is scheduled for Nov. 12 through Dec. 22 at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn.
Joining the previously announced Al Pacino, Marisa Tomei, Dianne Wiest and David Strathairn will be Tim Altmeyer, Jill Alexander, Brian Delate, Daryl Dismond, Timothy Doyle, Andrew Garman, Bob Heller, Owen Hollander, Bob Lavelle, Chris McGarry, Ed Setrakian and Kevin Stapleton. Estelle Parsons directs the reading, which will feature lighting by Howard Thies and original musical accompaniment composed and performed by Yukio Tsuji.
Salome, a tale of lust and revenge, follows the legend of King Herod and his lust for Salome, his young stepdaughter, and her sexual baiting of John the Baptist. Pacino starred in the 1992 production of the Wilde play at Circle in the Square Theatre, and recently appeared in the National Actors Theatre's mounting of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, which ended its run on Nov. 10.
Al Pacino made his Broadway debut in the 1969 production of Does a Tiger Wear Necktie?, earning a Tony Award for his performance. He scored another Tony for his role in the 1977 revival of The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. The stage and film actor was last on Broadway in 1996 in a revival of Hughie, which he also directed. Pacino's other Broadway credits include Camino Real, King Richard III, American Buffalo, Chinese Coffee and Salome. He received the Academy Award for his work in the film "Scent of a Woman" and stars in the New Line motion picture "Simone." St. Ann's Warehouse is located at 38 Water Street, corner of Dock and Water Streets in Brooklyn. Tickets — priced at $50 — are now available by calling (866) 468-7619 or by going on-line to www.ticketweb.com.