"Grey's Anatomy" and Broadway Star Wilson to Appear in Canal Street Reading

News   "Grey's Anatomy" and Broadway Star Wilson to Appear in Canal Street Reading
Caroline, or Change and "Grey's Anatomy" actress Chandra Wilson will star with Paul Mazursky in a one-night reading of Josh Greenfeld's Canal Street at Los Angeles' Hayworth Theatre.

Part of the Bruno Kirby Celebrity Reading Series, Gary Blumsack will direct the event scheduled for Aug. 20 at 8 PM.

Canal Street casts Mazursky as "Milton, an ornery and abrasive nursing home resident with questionable mental faculties who is paid a surprise visit by a young woman (Wilson) claiming to be his daughter," according to a release. "The two engage in a sparring match of wits and wisdom. Will they let their differences keep them strangers or can they become a family?"

Wilson — currently nominated (a second time) for her turn on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" — earned a SAG Award for that role. The actress appeared onstage in Caroline, or Change as well as in The Good Times Are Killing Me, Paper Moon: The Musical, The Family Mann and the George C. Wolfe-directed Broadway revival of On The Town.  

Mazursky is known for his work as a director on such films as "Bob, Carol, Ted & Alice," "Blume in Love," "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," "The Tempest," "Harry and Tonto," "An Unmarried Woman" and "Moscow on the Hudson." As an actor, he has appeared in "A Star Is Born," "Carlito's Way" and "Love Affair" as well as in TV's "Once and Again" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

The Bruno Kirby Reading Series premiered in June with Lou Diamond Phillips' Burning Desire, starring Phillips, Amy Smart and Michael Urie. The series is named for the beloved late actor and showcases "celebrities who are dedicated to theatre." Kirby was known for his work in Lost In Yonkers, "This is Spinal Tap," "Good Morning Vietnam," "When Harry Met Sally," "The Godfather II" and "The Freshman." Tickets ($10) for Canal Street at The Hayworth Theatre, 2509 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA, are available by calling (213) 389-9860. For more information visit TheHayworth.com.

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