Broderick, Heredia, Monk, Cake, Nielson, Hirsch and More Added to Standing On Ceremony Benefit

News   Broderick, Heredia, Monk, Cake, Nielson, Hirsch and More Added to Standing On Ceremony Benefit
 
Matthew Broderick, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Debra Monk and Jonathan Cake will be part of the June 14 benefit Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays.

The collection of short plays includes works by Tony Kushner, Neil LaBute and Doug Wright, and is presented as a benefit for the Human Rights Campaign, Marriage Equality New York and the New York Theatre Workshop.

Tony Award winners Broderick, Heredia, Monk and Cake join the evening that also features Julianne Nicholson, Judd Hirsch, Kathy Najimy, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Longoria, Dan Butler, David Pittu, Jason Butler Harner, Kristin Nielsen and Nancy Giles.

Previously announced to appear are Jillian Armenante, Kevin Chamberlin, Frankie Faison, Randy Harrison, Jefferson Mays, Christopher Sieber, Mary Testa, Mary Louise Wilson and B.D. Wong.

Brian Shnipper and Stuart Ross will direct the 7 PM evening at the Angel Orensanz Center. Standing on Ceremony will feature marriage equality-themed plays by Kushner, LaBute and Wright, as well as Constance Congdon, Marcus Gardley, Jordan Harrison, Holly Hughes, Megan Carney and Moe Angelos, Albert Innaurato, Moises Kaufman, Kate Moira Ryan, Kathy Najimy, Kira Obolensky, Jose Rivera and Paul Rudnick.

Here's a look at the plays featured: Let Them Eat Cake by Holly Hughes Megan Carney and Moe Angelos
"Femme and Butch seem to find themselves at a benefit for gay marriage that Femme wants nothing to do with."

Doubtless by Albert Innaurato
"Two nuns deliberate about abandoning the Church."

One Last March on Rome by Marcus Gardley
"Draws the parallel between the civil rights movement and the gay rights movement."

London Mosquitoes by Moises Kaufmann
"Do you know where you were on Friday, November 22, 1963? Joe does. He was standing in the common room of the dorm hearing these words from evolutionary biology student Paul: 'Perhaps we, as a species, have ceased to evolve.' Over the next 5 decades, Joe and Paul come to understand the shared border between the homosapien and the evolutionary miracle of the London Mosquitoes."

On Facebook by Doug Wright
"Adapted from an actual Facebook thread, On Facebook is one long fight between friend, friends of friends and strangers about the issue of gay marriage."

Blank-It-Stan by Kate Moira Ryan
"Vlad, Masha and Babushka wonder why it is that America is so backwards, considering that gay marriage and national health care don’t exist."

Something Blue by Constance Congdon
"Two men about to march down the aisle together discover and unexpected complication."

Strange Fruit by Neil LaBute
"A loving couple's lies are suddenly and irrevocably transformed."

Brave New Words by Kira Obolensky
"Three wordsmiths pitch new words to be entered into the dictionary. How do you define marriage?"

Pablo and Andrew At the Altar of Words by Jose Rivera
"A declaration of love."

The Revision by Jordan Harrison
"Two men struggle with writing their wedding vows."

The Gay Agenda by Paul Rudnick
"Mary Abigal Carstairs-Sweetbuckle is afraid that her neighbors have a secret agenda."

Maddy Marriage by Kathy Najimy
"Maddy, a sixties something open minded suburban aunt, tries to keep up with things even though she may not understand the details of everything that’s changing or should change."

Dancing and a wedding reception will follow the 7 PM readings. For tickets, ranging $75-$500, phone (646) 957-9547 or visit NYTW.

The Angel Orensanz Center is located at 172 Norfolk Street in Manhattan.

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