"Oz" Stars Meloni, Tergesen and Winters Test Horse-Head Ploy in Godfather IV Readings | Playbill

News "Oz" Stars Meloni, Tergesen and Winters Test Horse-Head Ploy in Godfather IV Readings
A horse head will come into play when former "Oz" stars Christopher Meloni, Lee Tergesen and Dean Winters play themselves in a celebrity benefit staged reading of Tom Fontana's Godfather IV May 2 at 59E59 Theaters.
Christopher Meloni
Christopher Meloni Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Primary Stages and The Writers Guild of America, East Foundation team to present the fundraiser and will share the proceeds. Linda Laundra will direct the work that features original music by Stephen Elkins. Meloni ("Law & Order SVU"), Tergesen ("Desperate Housewives") and Winters ("Life on Mars,"30 Rock") will lead a celebrity ensemble that also features Mike Doyle, Zeljko Ivanek, Terry Kinney, David Laundra, Kristin Rohde, Eamonn Walker and Catherine Wolf with a special appearance by Fontana (artists are subject to availability).

Godfather IV "finds three actors from the HBO Series 'Oz' sitting in a diner, talking about their careers and the works of various screen immortals," according to an announcement. "When one of the trio (Meloni) attacks the plausibility of the Jack Woltz scene in the movie 'The Godfather,' the other two (Tergesen, Winters) decide to 're-enact' the scene by sneaking a horse's head into Meloni's bed. Unexpected complications arise."

Two performances of Godfather IV will play May 2 at 3 PM and 7 PM at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters.

Tickets ($75 for premium seating, $50 for general) can be purchased by contacting development assistant Rebecca Aparicio at (212) 840-9705, ext. 223 or via email to rebecca@primarystages.org.

For more information on Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters, at 59 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Ave.), visit primarystages.org.

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