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 (TV's "One Day at a Time," filmdom's "Who'll Stop The Rain?"). Also in the Fall cast are Gregory Itzin, Lawrence Pressman and Claudette Nevins. 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 (Born Yesterday), Kate Asner, Raye Birk and Fred Savage ("The Wonder Years") are also in the cast. Dates are July 21-25.
Stacy Keach and Glenne Headley open the season as father and daughter in Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer-winner, Anna Christie. Eric Simonson directs the comedy/drama, which costars Rondi Reed, March 24-28.
The Sisters Rosensweig arrives April 28-May 2, with JoBeth Williams and John Vickery. Wendy Wasserstein's comedy/drama tells of assimilated Jewish sisters meeting in London. May 12-16 brings Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan, featuring Michael Hackett, Roger Rees (The Misanthrope at OB's CSC), Eric Stoltz and Miriam Margolyes.
Pretty Fire, Charlayne Woodard's autobiographical solo, engulfs the airwaves June 9-13.
Peter Sagal's Denial, about a lawyer defending an anti-Semitic historian who believes the Holocaust never happened, happens July 7-11. the Long Wharf's longtime artistic director Arvin Brown directs LisaGay Hamilton, Alan Mandell and Max Wright (Twelfth Night).
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
and David Lefkowitz