James Glossman will direct Jeffrey Sweet's drama, which will run Nov. 14-Dec. 17. Cullum will portray Leo with the previously announced Klugman as Benny, a comic whose career was destroyed during the McCarthy era. The Values of Names, according to press notes, "tells the story of three people: Benny, a retired comic, Norma, his daughter and Leo, Benny’s former best friend who turned him over to the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 50’s. Benny’s daughter is now an actress, and circumstances occur which give Benny the opportunity to confront his once beloved friend face to face."
John Cullum, a two-time Tony winner for his work in Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century, has also starred on Broadway in Urinetown, Camelot, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Boys in Autumn, Hamlet, 1776, All My Sons, Show Boat and Old Money. Also a film and TV star, his screen credits include "The Secret Life of Algernon," "1776," "Sweet Country," "Hawaii," "Northern Exposure," "Law & Order" and "Touched By An Angel." He previously appeared at the George Street Playhouse in Ancestral Voices.
George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ. Single tickets, priced $36-$64, will be available in early September. For more information call (732) 246-7717 or visit www.gsponline.org.