Reg Rogers, Ana Reeder, Daniel Jenkins, Daniel Davis, Cynthia Harris Set for Reading of Pygmalion
By Andrew Gans
The Project Shaw series will continue Nov. 19 with a reading of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.
The reading at the Players Club in Manhattan will feature Reg Rogers as Higgins; Ana Reeder as Eliza; Daniel Jenkins as Pickering; Daniel Davis as Doolittle; Cynthia Harris as Mrs. Higgins; Jeanne Lehman as Mrs. Pearce; Robin Leslie Brown as Mrs. Eynsford-Hill; Zachary Spicer and Emily Taplin Boyd as her children; and Ian Gould. Michael Musto of the Village Voice will narrate. Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal will host.
Show time is 7 PM.
David Staller, the acclaimed singer-actor who has produced and directed all of the Project Shaw offerings, will continue to do so for the upcoming reading.
First presented in 1914, this comedy, according to press notes, "follows the tempestuous story of the linguistics professor and the flower girl. It was an instant sensation and was the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady."
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 $30, will be available beginning Nov. 1 by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information visit www.projectshaw.com.
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