Gurwitch, whose stage credits Joe and Betty, Uncommon Women and Others, talks of being fired by her idol Woody Allen during rehearsals of the Off-Broadway staging of Writer's Block. "After writing and performing a piece about the experience, many others were inspired to tell their tales," promotional materials explain. Bierko (The Music Man), Pinkins (Caroline, or Change), Simonson (The Capeman), Orbach (The Producers) and Stevens (The Exonerated) are also joined by John Fleck ("Carnivale"), Judy Gold ("At The Multiplex"), Eric Gilliland (executive producer of "Roseanne"), Matt Walsh ("Upright Citizens Brigade") and some surprise guests.
The show will play at Second Stage Theatre, 307 West 43 St. (just off Eighth Ave.) as part of the company's Monday Night Live series. Tickets ($25) are available by calling (212) 246-4422.