Platt and Waterston Last-Minute Additions to Starry MCC Benefit 20, Dec. 5.

News   Platt and Waterston Last-Minute Additions to Starry MCC Benefit 20, Dec. 5. Upcoming Shining City star Oliver Platt and actress Katherine Waterston have been added to the lineup of stars for MCC Theatre's one-night benefit 20.

The one-night-only celebration performs Dec. 5 at 7 PM in Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre, honoring the company's two-decade history and supporting the Off Broadway troupe's future work.

The lineup already features Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under"), Jason Biggs (The Graduate), Christian Borle (Spamalot), Zoe Caldwell (Master Class), Josh Charles ("Sports Night"), chef Tyler Florence ("Food 911"), Peter Frechette (The Odd Couple), Ron Livingston ("Office Space"), Amanda Peet (This Is How It Goes), Marian Seldes (Dedication) and Justin Theroux ("Six Feet Under"). They will appear in new works written by Eric Bogosian, Richard Greenberg, Peter Hedges, Neil LaBute, Terrence McNally and Doug Wright — as directed by Jo Bonney, Hedges, Joe Mantello and John Rando.

The play — created specifically for the occasion on the theme of twenty — are as follows:

 

 

  • Maybe 21 - written and directed by Peter Hedges
    Cast: Amanda Peet and Justin Theroux  

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  • Love at Twenty by Neil LaBute, directed by John Rando
    Cast: Lauren Ambrose  

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  • For Whose Benefit by Richard Greenberg, directed by Joe Mantello
    Cast: Christian Borle, Peter Frechette and Oliver Platt  

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  • Matyr Party by Eric Bogosian, directed by Jo Bonney
    Cast: Jason Biggs, Josh Charles and Katherine Waterston  

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  • Deuce by Terrence McNally, directed by Jo Mantello
    Cast: Zoe Caldwell and Marian Seldes  

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  • Toast by Doug Wright, directed by John Rando
    Cast: Tyler Florence, Ron Livingston and Julianna Margulies MCC began its 20th anniversary season with Laura Wade's Colder Than Here starring Judith Light, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson and Brian Murray. The lineup also includes The Wooden Breeks (Feb. 1-March 11, 2006) by Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and directed by Trip Cullman (Dog Sees God) as well as Fat Pig team of playwright Neil Labute (This Is How It Goes) and director Jo Bonney (Living Out) reuniting for the world premiere of Swallowing Bicycles (May 17-June 24, 2006).

    Tickets to MCC's 20 at the Circle in the Square, 1633 Broadway (at 50th Street), are available by calling (212) 279-4200. $150 will get you seats for the show only while $200 will also include a post-performance reception. For more information, visit www.mcctheater.com.