Alan Cumming, Garrett Clayton, Erich Bergen, Christy Altomare to Lead Reading of New Play Sparkler

Readings and Workshops   Alan Cumming, Garrett Clayton, Erich Bergen, Christy Altomare to Lead Reading of New Play Sparkler
 
The Erik Champney play follows a closeted Hollywood star in the 1960s.
<i>Sparkler</i>
Sparkler

A quartet of stage and screen favorites will take part in a private reading of Sparkler, a new play by Erik Champney.

Leading the cast is Waitress alum and Madam Secretary star Erich Bergen; he’ll be joined by Tony winner Alan Cumming (currently Off-Broadway in “Daddy”), Garrett Clayton (Hairspray Live!), and Christy Altomare (Anastasia).

Alan Cumming, Garrett Clayton, Erich Bergen, and Christy Altomare
Alan Cumming, Garrett Clayton, Erich Bergen, and Christy Altomare

The industry event, under the direction of Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall, Mothers and Sons), will take place March 29.

Set in Hollywood 1964, the play follows Clayton Boyd (Bergen), a movie star who—at least in the public eye—has an idyllic family life as a husband and father. However, behind closed doors, he’s a closeted gay man and alcoholic. Despite the industry’s efforts to keep his truth private, Clayton’s public image is threatened with the arrival of Jack (Clayton).

Casting is by Tara Rubin, with Bespoke Theatrical serving as general manager.

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