The 7 PM reading reunites members of the original cast of the acclaimed 2006 production, including Jeremy Shamos (Clybourne Park), Nina Hellman (Obie winner) and Carolyn Baeumler as well as Liam Craig, Cynthia Darlow, Steven Rattazzi and Gordan Stanley with Joey Slotnick and Megan Bartle.
The play is adapted from the 1932 film of the same name, which was directed by Ernst Lubitsch and had a screenplay by Samson Raphaelson. This adaptation, conceived and directed by Elyse Singer, features original music by Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra.
Jill Brunelle is the music director/vocal coach; Sunneva Stapleton is the stage manager.
A reception with the cast will follow the performance.
Mainstage Theater is located at 416 West 42nd Street. Tickets at $35 and $60 are available at (212) 258-3111 or www.theactingcompany.org.
Founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley in 1972, The Acting Company has toured to 49 states and 10 foreign countries earning a Tony for Excellence in Theater, Obies, Audelcos and Los Angeles Critics Circle Awards. Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright Harriet Harris, David Ogden Stiers, Hamish Linklater, Keith David and Jesse L. Martin began their careers on tour with The Acting Company.