WordTheatre has revealed the roster of stars that will perform in the one-night-only benefit presentation of In the Cosmos at Los Angeles’ Ford Theatres August 26. The show will bring to life the story of the universe—from creation myths to the Big Bang to alien life forms—accompanied by live renditions of classical and contemporary music.
The cast will be made up of Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, American Crime Story), Darren Criss (American Crime Story, Glee), Bellamy Young (Scandal, Criminal Minds), Chris Bauer (True Blood, American Crime Story), Bruce Vilanch (Hairspray, Hollywood Squares), Ryan Michelle Bathe (This Is Us, Army Wives), Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey, The Catch), Jason George (Grey's Anatomy, Mistresses), Stephen Tobolowsky (Silicon Valley, Groundhog Day), Gil Birmingham (Hell or High Water, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and Rhashan Stone (Mass Effect: Andromeda, Strike Back).
Musicians slated to perform on the night are Wayne Bergeron, Page Hamilton, Inna Faliks, Starr Parodi, Amy Keys, Jonathan Sacks, Red Mandala, and Lizzie Ball. They will be led by Maestro Anthony Parnther of the Hollywood Bowl.
In the Cosmos is created, directed, and produced by WordTheatre Artistic Director Cedering Fox. Proceeds will benefit WITS: WordTheatre in the Schools.
WordTheatre is dedicated to bringing the world’s best contemporary literature to life in front of an audience. For more information visit WordTheatre.com.
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