|Location||16 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY
|Details||Frog and Peach Theatre Co., Inc. will present an all-star benefit reading of "King Lear" on July 9 at The Player's Club with a cast including Jeffrey DeMunn ("The Walking Dead") as King Lear, Bebe Neuwirth ( "The Good Wife") as Goneril, Darrell Hammond (Saturday Night Live) as Edgar, Rich Sommer ("Mad Men") as Fool, Wrenn Schmidt ("Boardwalk Empire") as Cordelia, Ted Zurkowski ("Boys on the Side") as Edmund, John Rothman ("Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter") as Kent, Peter Gerety ("Public Enemies") as Gloucester, David Wohl ("Saving Private Ryan") as Albany, Amy Frances Quint ("Radio Deluxembourg") as Regan, Eric Doss ("Love Songs") as France, Ryan Tramont ("The Hurt Locker") as Oswald, Erick Gonzalez ("Two Gentlemen of Verona") as Cornwall, and Jack Sochet ("A Midsummer Night's Dream") as Burgundy. The original score is by Ian McDonald (King Crimson, Foreigner) and performed live by Mr. McDonald. The reading is directed by Lynnea Benson, Artistic Director of Frog and Peach Theatre Co., Inc. Running time is approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes plus an intermission.
The Gala will benefit Frog and Peach Theatre Company's upcoming production of "A Taming of the Shrew," to be presented October 11 to November 4, 2012 at The West End Theatre, 263 W 86th Street.
|Venue||The Player's Club|
|RSVP||(212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com|