Stars of "Pitch Perfect" and Hamilton Get Ready to Be Miscast

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MCC Theater has announced that Ben Platt ("Pitch Perfect," The Book of Mormon) and Leslie Odom Jr. ("Smash," Hamilton) have joined the all-star lineup of performers for the annual Miscast gala. "Daily Show" regular Aasif Mandvi will emcee the evening.

Platt and Odom Jr. join the previously announced Emmy winner Uzo Aduba ("Orange is the New Black"), Tony Award winners Laura Benanti, Linda Lavin and Jessie Mueller; Tony nominees Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Fitzgerald, Joshua Henry, Jeremy Jordan and Ramin Karimloo; and stage and screen stars Cheyenne Jackson and Ana Gasteyer.

The benefit, which brings together theatre stars to perform songs from shows and roles in which they'd never be cast, will be held March 30 at The Hammerstein Ballroom. The event begins at 6:30 PM.

As previously reported, this year’s Miscast gala will honor Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated stage and screen actress Sarah Paulson and Tony Award-winning producer Fran Weissler.

Proceeds from Miscast 2015 will contribute to supporting MCC Theater’s mission to develop and produce work Off-Broadway, as well as its Youth Company and partnerships with New York City public high schools, and MCC’s literary development work with emerging playwrights.

The Hammerstein Ballroom is located at 311 West 34th Street. Show-only and gala tickets are on sale and can be purchased online by visiting mcctheater.org or calling (212) 727-7722.

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