Michael Cumpsty Will Join Emily Skinner, Alison Fraser, Mary Testa for Project Shaw's Heartbreak

News   Michael Cumpsty Will Join Emily Skinner, Alison Fraser, Mary Testa for Project Shaw's Heartbreak
Michael Cumpsty, most recently on Broadway in the acclaimed revival of Sunday in the Park with George, has joined the starry lineup for Project Shaw's Dec. 20 reading of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House, which is billed as a "comedy about life, love, longing and laughter."

The reading at the Players Club in Manhattan will also boast the talents of the previously reported Jim Brochu, Alison Fraser, Elizabeth Inghram, John Martello, Brian Murray, Elena Shaddow, A.J. Shively, Emily Skinner, Mary Testa and Lenny Wolpe as well as David Belcher of the New York Times and David Cote of Time Out NY. Show time is 7 PM.

David Staller, the acclaimed singer-actor who has produced and directed all of the Project Shaw offerings, will continue to do so for the upcoming reading.

In Heartbreak House, press notes state, "an English country house is crammed full of revelations, romance, light comedy and earth-shaking adventure--just before WW1 changes everything."

Past participants include Blair Brown, Mark Kudisch, Kerry Butler, Tyne Daly, Jonathan Hadary, Daniel Jenkins, Rebecca Luker, Michael Cerveris, Karen Ziemba, Michele Pawk, Bruce Vilanch, Jack Gilpin and George S. Irving.

The upcoming season will include the following readings: Jan. 24, 2011 Androcles and the Lion
Feb. 14, GTG Special Valentine Day Event
March 28, Great Catherine
April 25, Shaw & Shakespeare
May 23, You Never Can Tell
June 20, Getting Married
July 18, Fanny's First Play
Sept. 26, The Millionairess
Oct. 17, Super Shaw!
Nov. 21, Passion, Poison & Petrification
Dec. 19, The Shewing-Up Of Blanco Posnet

The Players Club is located in Manhattan at 16 Gramercy Park South. Tickets, priced $25, are available by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information visit www.projectshaw.com.

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