PHOTO CALL: Cartell-a-thon | Playbill

News PHOTO CALL: Cartell-a-thon
The Cartells, billed as "A Prime Time Soap . . . Live," began performances at Comix Oct. 16 at 8 PM with a star-studded cast.

The four-part soap opera — presented by the Drama Dept and Comix — will also be offered Oct. 23 and 30 and Nov. 6. Episode titles are "The Eye of the Needle," "Far Above Rubies," "Perish the Sword" and "Cast a Stone." Carl Andress directs a cast that boasts Vanessa Aspillaga as Margarita Cartell (the number one wife), Elizabeth Berkley as Gamine Cartell (the reckless daughter), Keith Davis as Suitor (the Biloxi millionaire), Joanna Gleason as Titsiana Cartell (the estranged wife), Jason Butler Harner as Sterling Cartell (the younger son), Peter Frechette as Cravin Cartell (the patriarch), Peter Hermann as Dank Sellars (the media heir), Cady Huffman as Karma Smugg Cartell (the new wife), Brian d’Arcy James as Cronin Cartell (the number one son), Pedro Pascal as Emanuel (the lover), David Rakoff as Hubris (the butler), Kristen Schaal as Skeeter Jo Smugg (the new wife’s daughter) and Joey Slotnick as Samson Solomon (the attorney). (Dylan Baker, who had originally been announced to play Craven, has withdrawn due to scheduling conflicts.)

At left (from top): Brian d'Arcy James and Vanessa Aspillaga; Joanna Gleason; Peter Hermann and Elizabeth Berkley.

Below: Joey Slotnick, Peter Hermann, Elizabeth Berkley, Joanna Gleason, Vanessa Aspillaga, Peter Frechette and Jason Butler Harner in The Cartells.

photos by Joan Marcus

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