Soap Star Roger Howarth Joins Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell

News   Soap Star Roger Howarth Joins Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell Soap opera star Roger Howarth, currently on "As the World Turns," will join the cast of Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell June 26-July 1 at the Minetta Lane Theater.

Howarth won a 1994 Daytime Emmy Award for his role as Todd Manning in "One Life To Live." He currently plays Paul Ryan on CBS' "As the World Turns." Other television credits include "Dawson's Creek" and "Prey." Howarth made his Broadway debut in 1999 as Philip, The King of France, in Roundabout's revival of The Lion in Winter.

Howarth joins an ensemble cast of five including Kathleen Chalfant, Hazelle Goodman and Tony winner Frank Wood.

As previously reported, theatre legend Elaine Stritch also joins the cast of Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell for one night only June 26.

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Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell, a collection of Gray's well-known and unpublished work was conceived by Gray's widow Kathleen Russo with direction by Lucy Sexton. According to press notes Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell: "unfolds chronologically, from recollections of childhood swimming trips with his mother (who also committed suicide) and tales of awkward adolescent sexual encounters, to the joy Gray took in being a father himself." The production includes diary extracts as well as excerpts from Sex and Death to Age 14; Terrors of Pleasure; Swimming to Cambodia; Impossible Vacation; Gray's Anatomy; Monster in a Box; It's a Slippery Slope; Morning, Noon and Night; and Life Interrupted. The Naked Angels Production is being presented by Eric Falkenstein and Michael Alden. The production, which was originally scheduled to close May 13, is now playing through June 10.

Spalding Gray won an Obie Award for Swimming to Cambodia and filmed the monologue with director Jonathan Demme. Other works include Morning, Noon and Night; Monster in a Box; Gray's Anatomy; and It's a Slippery Slope. He performed on Broadway in Our Town and Gore Vidal's The Best Man. After a series of bouts with depression, Gray took his own life in 2004 by jumping from the Staten Island Ferry into the waters of New York Harbor.

Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell plays Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 7 PM with matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM. The Minetta Lane Theatre is located in Manhattan at 18 Minetta Lane, just off Sixth Avenue.

Tickets, priced $35-$65, are available by calling (212) 307-7171 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available by visiting or calling the Minetta Lane box office at (212) 420-8000.