Stockard Channing, Billy Magnussen and 11 More Join Nathan Lane and Debra Messing for Shorts by Wesley Taylor

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Emmy and Tony Award winner Stockard Channing, "Into the Woods" star and Tony nominee Billy Magnussen and 11 others have joined the cast for the Oct. 26 reading of six new 10-minute plays by actor/playwright Wesley Taylor. Tickets are on sale today.

The evening, a benefit for the Actors Fund of America, will also feature previously announced stars Nathan Lane and Debra Messing as well as Tracee Chimo, Dane DeHaan, Bryce Pinkham, Krysta Rodriguez, Becca Tobin, Kyle Beltran, Logan Fahey, Max Jenkins, Alice Lee, Victoria Mack and Adrienne Warren.

Taylor's Bridging the Gap, Spark, Mother, Cuckold, Little Monsters and Billy Green Auditions for Juilliard will be read starting at 7:30 PM that day at the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College, 524 West 59th St. in Manhattan.

As an actor, Taylor has been seen in the original Broadway casts of The Addams Family and Rock of Ages as well as Off-Broadway in Little Miss Sunshine, and the television series "Smash." He also created the Broadway-themed web series "It Could Be Worse" alongside Mitchell Jarvis.

Click here to read Playbill.com's Booking It! column with Taylor, in which he talks about juggling the worlds of stage and television, auditioning (and the nerves that come along with it), making a good first impression and creating his own work in order to become the "quadruple threat" that the theatre industry is now in search of.

The director, host and additional cast members will be announced at a later date. All cast members are subject to change. Tickets are priced at $80, $155, $255 and $505 and can be ordered by visiting Actorsfund.org.

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