Directed by playwright Lunney, the cast will feature Ylfa Edelstein, Lou Liberatore and Pj Sosko.
"'Famous Blue Raincoat' is a Leonard Cohen song that I find deeply moving," Lunney told Playbill.com. "I tried to tell someone the 'story' of the song and got so emotional, I couldn't get through it. It dawned on me that I should write the play."
Some of Cohen's lyrics follow: "And what can I tell you my brother, my killer/ What can I possibly say?/ I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you/ I'm glad you stood in my way."
The new play is described as such: "A mix of dance, weed, surveillance, betrayal, love, lust and deep friendship follows when Matthew Snow arrives out of the blue at the home of his college friend, Len and his wife, Jane. He brings a 1,200 page manuscript and a still-burning desire to live life to the fullest."
Famous Blue Raincoat was developed as part of Naked Angels' Tuesdays@9 series. The reading will be held in the Bruce Mitchell Room at ART/NY 520 8th Avenue, third floor. No reservations are required.