"Boogie Nights" Star Tapped for Neil LaBute's The Money Shot Off-Broadway

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24 Jul 2014

Heather Graham, known for her performances on screen in "Boogie Nights" and "Californication," will star in the MCC Theater world premiere of Neil LaBute's The Money Shot.



Directed by frequent LaBute collaborator Terry Kinney, The Money Shot will begin performances Off-Broadway Sept. 4 towards a Sept. 22 opening night at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The run is currently scheduled through Oct. 12.

Graham made her Off-Broadway debut in the 2003 production of Recent Tragic Events. She will be joined by Gia Crovatin (reasons to be pretty), Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, "Necessary Roughness") and Frederick Weller (Mothers and Sons, Reasons to Be Happy).

According to MCC Theater, "In The Money Shot, Karen (Graham) and Steve (Weller) are glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. It's been years since either one's had a hit, but the latest movie by a hot shot European director could change that. The night before filming a big scene (that seems destined to assure them a spot back on the pop culture radar), Karen, her partner Bev (Thorne), Steve, and his aspiring actress wife Missy (Crovatin) meet in order to make an important decision: how far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain?"

LaBute's plays include Reasons to Be Pretty, Reasons to Be Happy, The Shape of Things, The Break of Noon, Fat Pig and The Mercy Seat, among others. He is MCC Theater's playwright in residence.

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