LOS ANGELES -- Tony Award-winning actor Robert Morse will star in a concert reading of Harvey to help Theatre 40 raise funds. The performance is Dec. 6 at 7 PM at Theatre 40, 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills.
Tickets are $50.; 80% tax-deductible. A dessert reception will follow the reading.
With Morse playing Elwood P. Dowd, the rest of the cast will be drawn from Theatre 40 members.
Harvey is a perennially popular American comedy which tells the story of Dowd and his best friend Harvey, an invisible white rabbit.
Morse is only one of four actors in the history of the Tony Award to have received both of its top honors: Best Actor in a Play (Tru and Best Actor in a Musical (How to Succeed in Business Without Trying). Morse made his Broadway debut in the original production of The Matchmaker and also starred in the film version alongside Shirley Booth, Anthony Perkins and Shirley MacLaine. Among his others credits are Sugar Babies, Some Like It Hot and Divas of Broadway, which will be televised in March as part of PBS' "Great Performances" series.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent