Cherry Lane Hosts Reading of New Robby Benson Musical

News   Cherry Lane Hosts Reading of New Robby Benson Musical Film star Robby Benson will host a reading of his new musical Jan. 9 and 10 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Entitled Open Heart, the reading will feature Benson, his wife Karla Devito and Stan Brown. The readings of the musical — described as a man looking for love — are by invitation only. Benson, who made his Broadway debut at age 12 in Zelda, has also appeared on The Great White Way in The Rothschilds and The Pirates of Penzance. Also a film actor, Benson provided the voice of the Beast for Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." Karla Devito has appeared on Broadway in The Pirates of Penzance and Big River and was the lone female in Meatloaf's "Out of This World" tour.

The Cherry Lane Theatre is located in New York City at 38 Commerce Street.