Livingston, Borle, Theroux, More Stars and Directors Added to 20 Lineup for MCC Benefit

News   Livingston, Borle, Theroux, More Stars and Directors Added to 20 Lineup for MCC Benefit Actors Christian Borle, Josh Charles, Peter Frechette, Ron Livingston and Justin Theroux and directors Jo Bonney, Joe Mantello and John Rando join the lineup of stars for MCC Theatre benefit 20.
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The one-night-only celebration, set for Dec. 5 at 7 PM in Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre, honors the company's two-decade history and will support the Off Broadway troupe's future work.

Chef Tyler Florence of "Food 911" also joins the lineup which already features Lauren Ambrose, Jason Biggs, Zoe Caldwell, Amanda Peet and Marian Seldes. They will appear in new works written by Eric Bogosian, Richard Greenberg, Peter Hedges, Neil LaBute, Terrence McNally and Doug Wright.

The play — created specifically for the occasion on the theme of twenty — are as follows:

  • Maybe 21 - written and directed by Peter Hedges
    Cast: Amanda Peet and Justin Theroux

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  • Love at Twenty by Neil LaBute, directed by John Rando
    Cast: Lauren Ambrose
  • For Whose Benefit by Richard Greenberg, directed by Joe Mantello
    Cast: Christian Borle, Peter Frechette
  • Matyr Party by Eric Bogosian, directed by Jo Bonney
    Cast: Jason Biggs, Josh Charles
  • Deuce by Terrence McNally, directed by Jo Mantello
    Cast: Zoe Caldwell and Marian Seldes
  • Toast by Doug Wright, directed by John Rando
    Cast: Tyler Florence, Ron Livingston and Julianna Margulies MCC began its 20th anniversary season with Laura Wade's Colder Than Here starring Judith Light, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson and Brian Murray. The lineup also includes The Wooden Breeks (Feb. 1-March 11, 2006) by Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and directed by Trip Cullman (Dog Sees God) as well as Fat Pig team of playwright Neil Labute (This Is How It Goes) and director Jo Bonney (Living Out) reuniting for the world premiere of Swallowing Bicycles (May 17-June 24, 2006).

    Tickets to MCC's 20 at the Circle in the Square, 1633 Broadway (at 50th Street), are available by calling (212) 279-4200. $150 will get you seats for the show only while $200 will also include a post-performance reception. For more information, visit www.mcctheater.com.