Kane, O'Connell and Urie to Star in Badge L.A. Reading

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Carol Kane will join Jerry O'Connell and Michael Urie for the upcoming Los Angeles reading of Matthew Schneck's Badge.
Carol Kane
Carol Kane

The staged reading — which is part of the Bruno Kirby Celebrity Reading Series — will be presented Nov. 12 at 8 PM at The Hayworth Theatre. Steve Zuckerman directs for producer Stacy Cole.

The dark comedy Badge centers on Roy, "a 28 year-old Boy Scout who clings to his dream of being the first scout to complete all 122 merit badges," according to press notes. "This is Roy's only hope of maintaining a tenuous grasp on his mental health. Troop leader, Brad, is suspicious of why a grown man remains in the Scouts. Brad wants him out. And things really get crazy when Brad's uninhibited sister, Jessica, shows up, making Brad do decidedly un-Scout-like things."

O'Connell — who currently stars in the new ABC series "Carpoolers" — has been seen in the films "Jerry Maguire," "Joe's Apartment" and "Stand by Me." Urie appears on ABC's "Ugly Betty" and was recently seen on stage in South Coast Repertory's Hamlet.

Emmy Award winner Carol Kane — known for her beloved and bizarre characters in "Scrooged," "My Blue Heaven," "The Princess Bride" and "Taxi" among others — has recently been seen as Madame Morrible in the musical Wicked.

The Bruno Kirby Reading Series premiered in June with Lou Diamond Phillips' Burning Desire, starring Phillips, Amy Smart and Michael Urie. Chandra Wilson and Paul Mazursky were seen in Josh Greenfeld's Canal Street in August, and Dan Lauria directed Richard Vetere's Machiavelli in September. 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 (at $15 each, $10 advance) for Machiavelli 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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