The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has lined up a number of stars, including Chris Noth (Gore Vidal's The Best Man), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent, Rocky Horror) and Julia Murney (the upcoming Dance of the Vampires), to perform new plays at their Waterford, CT venue.
Noth — perhaps best known as Mr. Big on HBO's "Sex and the City" — will do a script in-hand performance of Romulus Linney's Klonsky and Schwartz opposite Mark Blum. The play in which a poet helps his writer friend on a hot New York summer day in 1966 will run July 11-12 at the Barn. Harris Yulin directs.
Vega and Murney will co-star in a new musical, The Ballad of Billy K: The Tall Tale Adventures of the Crazy K Kid, July 16-17 at the Amphitheatre. The tuner about a singing cowgirl is by Katherine Griffith, with music by Phill George and lyrics by Griffith and George. It also features Michael Mulhern, Paula Pizzi, Richard Riehle and C.J. Wilson. Liz Diamond directs.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center was founded in 1964 and based in Waterford, CT. Programs at the Center include the Puppetry Conference, Playwrights Conference, Critics Institute, Music Theater Conference and the National Theater Institute. The Monte Cristo Cottage, O'Neill's childhood home, is also owned and operated by the group.
For tickets to events at the O’Neill Theater Center, call the box office at (860) 443-1238. For more information, visit their website at www.oneilltheatercenter.org.