Norbert Leo Butz Will Take Part in Reading of Significant Others; Lauren Kennedy Directs

By Andrew Gans
January 10, 2013

Norbert Leo Butz, the two-time Tony-winning actor recently seen on Broadway in Dead Accounts, will take part in an invitation-only staged reading of Jason Odell Williams' Significant Others.



Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights, Douglas Denoff and Bandwagon Productions are presenting the reading Jan. 17-18 in midtown Manhattan.

Directed by Lauren Kennedy, the comedy casts Butz as a man struggling with mid-life and Charlotte Cohn as the four women in his life – both real and imagined.

"As his wife of 10 years ratchets up the pressure to have a baby," press notes state, "'Dave' feels the spark being sucked out of their sex life and begins to fantasize about a rendezvous with a beautiful and droll Ukrainian prostitute who offers him surprisingly sage advice about his marriage. Meanwhile, Dave’s sexy co-worker has escalated their usual playful banter into a full-on flirtation… or is it simply a ploy to steal a promotion? While Dave navigates the complex waters of family, career and fidelity, he finds himself in a motel room with a curt New York escort who may or may not be the answer to his problems."

Significant Others, which was the winner of The Hudson Valley Writers’ Workshop new play competition, will open the 2013 season at Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights before coming to Broadway.

Industry folk interested in attending the reading should email sopresentation@gmail.com.