Cynthia Nixon, Natasha Lyonne, Charles Busch and Rosie O’Donnell Are Women Behind Bars May 7

News   Cynthia Nixon, Natasha Lyonne, Charles Busch and Rosie O’Donnell Are Women Behind Bars May 7
 
The New Group's one-night-only benefit reading of Tom Eyen's Women Behind Bars, featuring Cynthia Nixon, Natasha Lyonne, Charles Busch and Rosie O’Donnell, gets booked May 7 at the Acorn Theatre.

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New Group artistic director Scott Elliott stages the 7 PM benefit of Eyen's 1974 comedy. The Acorn Theatre is located on Theatre Row.

The starry cast features Charles Busch (The Matron), Halley Feiffer (Mary-Eleanor), Janeane Garofalo (Louise), Nancy Giles (Jo-Jo), Josh Hamilton (the men), Natasha Lyonne (Cheri), Cynthia Nixon (Blanche), Rosie O’Donnell (Gloria), Rhea Perlman (Granny, The Warden), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Guadalupe) and Jennifer Tilly (Ada).

"It’s New Year’s Eve 1952 in The Women’s House of Detention in Greenwich Village," according to press notes. "When the innocent and lovely Mary-Eleanor is framed by her husband and put away, her arrival in the house of detention sparks rivalries that build to increasingly dangerous -- not to say unspeakable and hilarious -- conflicts among her fellow prisoners and the sadistic Matron."

A send-up of the classic genre of 1950s movies set in women's prisons, Women Behind Bars premiered in New York in 1974 at The New York Theatre Ensemble and transferred to Off-Broadway’s The Astor Place Theatre, where it opened in May 1975.

Tickets are priced $350 (premium seating & exclusive reception with cast immediately following performance) or $175 (general reserved seating). For tickets and more information contact Brandon Suisse at brandon@thenewgroup.org.

The Acorn is located at 410 West 42nd Street.

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