Kristine Nielsen, Merwin Goldsmith, Heidi Armbruster and More Set for Acting Company Reading of Stage Door

The Acting Company will present a benefit staged reading of Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman's Stage Door March 18 at 7 PM at the Ailey Studios Joan Weill Center for Dance.

Kristine Nielsen
Kristine Nielsen (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Directed by Irene Lewis, the evening will feature the talents of Kristine Nielsen, Merwin Goldsmith, Heidi Armbruster and Zoe Winters as well as a dozen Acting Company alumni: Beth Bartley, Kaliswa Brewster, Georgia Cohen, Susan Finch, Adam Green, Julie Jesneck, Jonathan Kaplan, Lisa McCormick, Kevin Orton, Kathleen Wise, Bjorn Dupaty and Ray Virta.

" Stage Door is Ferber and Kaufman’s biting comedy of stage-struck single women scrambling to make a living while camped out in a New York City Footlights Club, a boarding house for young women who have come to New York to study acting and find jobs – think the famed Rehearsal Club," said Margot Harley, producer of The Acting Company, in a statement.

A reception with the cast and director will follow the reading.

Ailey Studios Joan Weill Center for Dance is located at 405 West 55th Street (Ninth Avenue). Tickets are $35 and $60 (patron) and are available from (212) 258-3111.

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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.