Garr, Reilly, Shalhoub and Conroy Read Spalding Gray's Leftover Stories in L.A.

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Actors Teri Garr, John C. Reilly, Tony Shalhoub and Frances Conroy are among the stars who will pay tribute to Spalding Gray in readings of his Leftover Stories to Tell, featuring work that was performed by the late actor and writings discovered recently.

Created and co-directed by Gray's widow Kathleen Russo and Lucy Sexton, the program will play June 14-18 at UCLA Live's Freud Playhouse. (The same program was recently presented at New York City's P.S. 122, May 31-June 4.)

The cast of performers includes Hazelle Goodman, Ain Gordon, Bob Holman, Roger Guenveur Smith and Tommy Tiernan with special guests Margaret Cho and John C. Reilly (June 14), Miranda July and Jonathan Ames (June 15), Eric Stoltz and Alice Sebold (June 16), Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams (June 17) and Frances Conroy, Teri Garr and Loudon Wainwright III (June 18).

"When Spalding Gray succumbed to depression and took his life in the winter of 2004, he left behind a loving family, a legion of devoted fans and an enormous body of work," reads a show description. "Leftover Stories to Tell charts a uniquely personal journey through Spalding's inimitable perspective and voice, featuring excerpts from his hilarious monologues juxtaposed with journal entries, poems, and other unpublished - and previously unperformed - writing."

A portion of proceeds from the performances will support The Spalding Gray Award, a commissioning created in his honor by Performance Space 122 and UCLA Live.

Spalding Gray is the Obie Award-winning author of Swimming to Cambodia and Gray's Anatomy. Other works include Morning, Noon and Night, Monster in a Box, Gray's Anatomy and It's a Slippery Slope. He last performed on Broadway in another writer's work — Gore Vidal's The Best Man. For more information, visit UCLA Live's website at

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