Project Shaw's Lion, with Critics Michael Musto, Michael Riedel, Roma Torre, Presented Jan. 24

By Andrew Gans
January 24, 2011

The Project Shaw series continues Jan. 24 with a reading of George Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the Lion.

The reading at the Players Club in Manhattan features an all-critic cast, including David Belcher, David Cote, Frank DiLella, Joe Dziemianowicz, Michael Feingold, Adam Feldman, Peter Filichia, David Finkle, Michael Musto, Brian Scott Lipton, Jesse Oxfeld, Patrick Pacheco, Andy Propst, Michael Riedel, Michael Schulman, David Sheward, Raven Snook, Roma Torre, Elisabeth Vincentelli and Jason Zinoman. Show time is 7 PM.

David Staller, the acclaimed singer-actor who has produced and directed all of the Project Shaw offerings, handles those same duties for this reading.

The light comedy, according to press notes, "follows  a group of Christians  faced with a horrible death in the Roman Coliseum. Based on Aesop's most famous of Fables, Shaw gives it his unique twist, incorporating his passionate plea for human rights and the importance of tolerance."

Past participants include Blair Brown, Mark Kudisch, Kerry Butler, Tyne Daly, Jonathan Hadary, Daniel Jenkins, Rebecca Luker, Michael Cerveris, Karen Ziemba, Michele Pawk, Bruce Vilanch, Jack Gilpin and George S. Irving.

The Players Club is located in Manhattan at 16 Gramercy Park South. Tickets, priced $25, are available by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information visit