Robert Sean Leonard will lead the cast in the New York based Acting Company's Salon Series reading of Smash! , playwright Jeffrey Hatcher's (Scotland Road ) adaptation of Shaw's comic novel "An Unsocial Socialist." John Rando directs. The event will take place Jan. 11 at 7 PM.
Leonard has appeared on the New York stage in Candida and You Never Can Tell and will be in the upcoming Broadway revival of The Iceman Cometh. Also in the cast of Smash are Dakin Matthews (Freedomland ), Stephen DeRosa (The Mystery of Irma Vep ), Mary Lou Rosato (Once Upon a Mattress ), Erika Rolfsrud (Love's Fire ), Andrew Weems and Lorca Simons (Collected Stories ).
Also in the Salon Series are:
The Truth About Blayds (Jan. 24, 1999) by A.A. Milne, directed by John Miller-Stephany, starring Frances Conroy (The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Little Foxes ).
Easy Virtue (Feb. 8, 1999) by Noel Coward, starring Lisa Banes under the direction of Maria Aitken.
All readings take place in The Salon, located at 432 E. 91st St. in Manhattan. For information, call (212) 564-3510.
-- By Robert Simonson