Chris Noth, the "Law & Order" and "Sex and the City" star, and Marc Blum will take part in a reading of a new Romulus Linney play in New York this week. The event is open to industry people and produced by Jeffrey Richards.
The play, Klonsky and Schwartz, concerns famed New York City poet and short story writer Delmore Schwartz (1913 1966). Schwartz, the author of such poems as "Shenandoah" and "Genesis, Book I," circulated in the New York intellectual scene of the '50s. He was fictionalized in Saul Bellow's novel "Humboldt's Gift" and played a large offstage role as the former lover of the Uta Hagen character in Donald Margulies' Collected Stories.
Linney has in the past written about historical characters. His 2 is about Nazi Herman Goering, The Sorrows of Frederick is about German king Frederick the Great and Goodbye Oscar looks at the last days of Oscar Wilde.
Noth and Blum starred in the Richards production of Gore Vidal's The Best Man on Broadway.
—By Robert Simonson