Aiming for Broadway, Neil Simon's
Rumors Gets NYC Reading With Martin Short, Matthew Broderick and Andrea Martin
Tony Award winner
Kathleen Marshall is directing a starry New York City reading of Neil Simon's dark comedy , featuring Tony Award winners Rumors Martin Short, Matthew Broderick, Andrea Martin and Julie White among the cast, Playbill.com has learned.
Jeffrey Finn ( ) and American Idiot, Oleanna Scott Landis ( ) present the reading of the Simon comedy that has not been seen on Broadway since its 535-performance debut run at the Broadhurst Theatre in 1988. Nice Work If You Can Get It, Glengarry Glen Ross
The play will likely resurface on Broadway this season.
The Sept. 12 reading features Short (
Fame Becomes Me), Broderick ( ), Martin ( The Producers ) and White ( Pippin ) as well as Tony winner The Little Dog Laughed Laura Benanti ( ) and five-time Tony nominee Gypsy Jan Maxwell ( ). Follies
Marshall is the Tony Award-winning director-choreographer of
Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and The Pajama Game Wonderful Town.
In Simon's murderous farce, four couples arrive at the 10th anniversary celebration party for New York's deputy mayor and his wife, only to find the mayor wounded in bed and the wife missing.
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