The 7 PM performance at the Players Club will offer a "one-night-only evening of wish-list Shaw," according to a press announcement. "Acclaimed actors perform Shaw as never before — portraying roles they have always wanted to perform, but never could… or would… until now." Directed by David Staller, the starry cast will boast Charles Busch, David Cote, Peter Frechette, Jason Graae, Judith Ivey, Daniel Jenkins, John McMartin, Charlotte Moore, Liz Morton, Kerry O'Malley, Marian Seldes and Tom Viola.
Attendees can expect to see Seldes as Higgins and Busch as Eliza Doolittle in a scene from Pygmalion and McMartin as Don Juan and Ivey as The Devil in a cutting from Don Juan in Hell as well as scenes from Arms and the Man and Heartbreak House.
The Project Shaw series is produced and directed by Staller, who acted with Dana Ivey in Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession at the Irish Repertory Theatre. The series intends to offer every sketch, full-length and one-act play by the late playwright.
Past participants include Blair Brown, Mark Kudisch, Kerry Butler, Tyne Daly, Jonathan Hadary, Daniel Jenkins, Rebecca Luker, Michael Cerveris, Karen Ziemba, Michele Pawk, Bruce Vilanch, Jack Gilpin and George S. Irving.
Project Shaw will continue with Back to Methuselah (Part One) (Sept. 21), Back to Methuselah (Part Two) (Oct. 19), On the Rocks (Nov. 16) and Why She Would Not (Dec. 14).
The Players Club is located in Manhattan at 16 Gramercy Park South. Tickets, priced $20, are available by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information visit www.projectshaw.com.