Mel Brooks, Bob Dishy and Phyllis Newman Are Part of "Cocktail Hour" Readings

News   Mel Brooks, Bob Dishy and Phyllis Newman Are Part of "Cocktail Hour" Readings As the "Food for Thought — Lunch Hour Theatre" series gears up for its spring season, the popular "Cocktail Hour" version of the program will begin Monday, March 17.
Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks

The 6 PM reading will feature Mel Brooks' one-act play, Of Father and Sons, starring Bob Dishy. Filmmaker Brooks, of course, is the composer, lyricist and co-book writer for the smash hit The Producers at the St. James Theatre. Dishy was last on Broadway in the hit revival of Morning's at Seven, and his other Main Stem credits include The Price, The Tenth Man, Cafe Crown, Grown Ups, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, Sly Fox, An American Millionaire, The Creation of the World and Other Business, A Way of Life, The Goodbye People, Something Different, The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, From A to Z and Flora, The Red Menace. Triangle will be the next "Cocktail Hour" offering on April 21 at 6 PM. Theatre veteran Phyllis Newman will take part in the reading of the play written by her late husband, Adolph Green, and his writing partner Betty Comden. Both the readings of Triangle and Of Father and Sons will be held at the National Arts Club, located in New York City at 15 Gramercy Park South.

Tickets for "Cocktail Hour" readings are priced at $45, which also includes a wine-and-cheese reception. Reservations may be made by calling (212) 362 2560; go to www.foodforthoughtproductions.com for more information.