Alec Baldwin and Sharon Gless are just two of the Hollywood luminaries signed up to do radio plays for L.A. Theatre Works' 1999 Spring-Summer season. Baldwin will star in Arthur Miller's After the Fall, directed by Richard Masur. Performances are April 7-9 at 8 PM and at 4 PM & 7.30 PM on April 11.
Gless will star in Spread Eagle, a "lost" 1927 Broadway melodrama by George S. Brock and Walter Lister dealing with an American business tycoon who orchestrates the U.S. invasion of Mexico. Edward Asner, Kate Asner and Fred Savage are also in the cast. Dates are July 21-25.
Some of the other well-known actors taking part in L.A. Theatre Works' new season include Glenne Headley, Stacy Keach, Eric Stoltz and JoBeth Williams. The other plays are Anna Christie, Denial, The Sisters Rosensweig, Lady Windermere's Fan and Pretty Fire. All performances are recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center and are broadcast later over KCRW 89.9FM.
The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulvewda Blvd. Pre-theatre dining is available at Zeidler's Cafe, a full-service restaurant. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For information and tickets call (310) 827-0889.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent