Beauty Runs on Light Feet, a drama written specially for radio by Kenneth Longeran, will be acted by Matthew Broderick and J. Smith Cameron at downtown Manhattan's Joe's Pub on Oct. 9. The performance will be recorded and later played on the WNYC radio program, "The Next Big Thing," an arts show which will go nationwide in January. The airing of Beauty will take place this fall on a date later to be announced. "The Next Big Thing" plays in New York City Sundays 11 AM-12 noon (ET) on WNYC 93.9 FM and 1-2 PM on WNYC AM 820.
Smith-Cameron, Lonergan's wife, and Broderick, the writer's childhood friend, both starred in the Lonergan-penned-and-directed film, "You Can Count on Me."
The live taping is co-produced by the Naked Angels Theater Company, and directed by Brian Smith.