Douglas Sills Goes From Love to Superman in a Single Bound

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The Gingold Theatrical Group will stage a one-night-only staged reading of George Bernard Shaw's comedy Man and Superman at Manhattan's Symphony Space, featuring Douglas Sills (whose Broadway play Living on Love closed May 3), Michael Urie (How To Succeed...) and Tony nominee Stephen Kunken as Jack Tanner

The July 20 staging will also feature Mary Beth Piel, Amelia Pedlow, Harris Yulin, Molly Ranson, Mark Shanahan, Jack Gilpin and Hunter Canning.

"Since our full production of Man and Superman in 2012 at the Irish Rep, we've had so many requests for another live presentation we were inspired to bring it back to Project Shaw this season," said artistic director David Staller in a press statement and who has created the paired-down version. "It is indisputably, one of the greatest romantic comedies ever written for the stage and we will, of course, be presenting it with the vital 'Don Juan in Hell' dream scene. The cast we've assembled are a Shavian dream team."

The production is part of the company's "Project Shaw," which in 2009 made history as the first company ever to present every one of Shaw's 65 plays.

Man and Superman follows Jack Tanner (Kunken), a celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor. Despite being an unlikely match for the alluring heiress, Ann (Pedlow), she decides to marry and tame this rogue revolutionary. Appalled, Jack flees to Spain where he is kidnapped by bandits and meets the charachter Mendoza (Sills). Fiennes recently starred in a UK production at the National's Lyttelton Theatre. 

Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), New York. For more information and to purchase tickets visit ProjectShaw or contact (212) 355-7823 or

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