Spelling Bee's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Featured in Free April 24 Reading

News   Spelling Bee's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Featured in Free April 24 Reading Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will be part of the free reading of All the Way From China April 24 at the Ars Nova.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Barry Levey's play will be presented as part of the Out Lead reading series. Suzanne Agins will direct a cast that includes Ferguson, Maria Dizzia and Brian Slaten. Show time is 7 PM.

All the Way From China, according to press notes, is described thusly: "Bella knew she'd have to be patient while her slacker boyfriend, Jack, mourned his last girlfriend, killed in an unsolved murder back in college. What she didn't know, until an old classmate showed up, was that Jack was the only named suspect in the crime. A psychological thriller that ponders how we achieve catharsis when we can't achieve closure, and which is worse: being suspected of murder or not even being considered?"

Jesse Tyler Ferguson has appeared on Broadway in Spelling Bee and On the Town and Off-Broadway in Little Fish, Where Do We Live, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, newyorkers, The Most Fabulous Story Every Told and the City Center Encores! mounting of Hair. His television credits include "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal" and "Absolutely Fabulous."

Playwright Barry Levey has also penned Critical Darling, which was produced by The New Group in 2005. Levey is a 2005 graduate of the University of California, San Diego program in playwriting.

The Ars Nova is located in Manhattan at 511 West 54th Street. Although tickets are free, reservations are required by calling (212) 977-1700. Visit www.arsnovanyc.org for more information.

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