New York’s Public Theater and London’s National Theatre have announced initial casting today for the one-night-only staged reading of All the President's Men? Scenes from the Senate Confirmation Hearings of President Trump’s Cabinet, which will be presented May 11 at 8 PM at Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street).
Edited and directed by Nicolas Kent, the new work, which was seen April 24 at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End, sheds a spotlight on the verbatim Senate sessions that gave insight and direction into the future of the Trump Presidency.
Initial casting includes Ellen Burstyn as Senator Elizabeth Warren, Staceyann Chin as Senator Mazie K. Hirono, David Costabile as Tom Price and Senator Chris Coons, Aasif Mandvi as Scott Pruitt and Senator Todd Young, Joe Morton as Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Senator James M. Inhofe, and Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Denis O’Hare as Senator Orrin Hatch and Senator Lindsey Graham, New Yorker Editor David Remnick as Al Franken, and Ron Rifkin as Senator Bernard Sanders).
“Sometimes the most powerful theater is reality, distilled,” said Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis in a statement. “I'm immensely proud of All The President’s Men?, Nicolas Kent's superb rendition of the Cabinet confirmation hearings which have just concluded. The theater is not always a rapid-response medium, but when it can be, it's electrifying. This is a real-time portrait of the American government, and it is as riveting as the headlines and far, far more revelatory. It's like reading the news lit by lightning.”
Tickets, priced $27, are available online at TicketMaster.com, via phone at (800) 982-2787, or in person at the Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43rd Street). For more information, visit PublicTheater.org.