via Back to Broadway:
On Monday September 25th, an all-star reading of Love's Fire will benefit the future expansion of Opening Act, an innovative nonprofit that provides free after-school theater programming to New York City’s most underserved public high schools.
The reading will take place on Monday, September 25th (8PM) at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street in Manhattan). Directed by Andrew McCarthy (St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink, ABC's" Kingdom Hospital," NBC's "E-Ring") and produced by Suzy Myers, the star-studded cast of Love's Fire will include Keith Byron Kirk (Broadway’s Miss Saigon, The Civil War, The Grapes of Wrath), Harriett D. Foy (Broadway's Once on This Island, Mamma Mia!), Keith Nobbs (Broadway's The Lion in Winter), Zoe Lister-Jones (Second Stage's The Little Dog Laughed ), Michael Mastro (Broadway's Twelve Angry Men and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Kissing Jessica Stein), Alicia Minshew ("All My Children"), Daniel Reichard (Broadway's Jersey Boys) and Frank Wood (Broadway’s Side Man, Hollywood Arms). The selected Love's Fire plays, inspired by Shakespearean sonnets, were written by Eric Bogosian, William Finn, Marsha Norman and Ntozake Shange. Love's Fire is Opening Act's second annual benefit reading; last year's production of Neil Simon's Plaza Suite starred Broadway and television stars such as Laura Benanti, Michael Badalucco, Michael Berresse, Ilene Kristen and Alix Korey.
"Opening Act believes every student deserves a place to shine. They provide the stage. Theater is the medium through which their students gain confidence, pride and the knowledge that they can succeed at anything in life. Currently providing after-school theater programs at five public high schools, Opening Act's mission is to see that every New York City public school student has access to an artistic space where they can develop commitment, community, and leadership through their artistic achievement." Tickets range from $15-$100 and can be purchased at www.openingactnewyork.org.
Love's Fire is being produced by special arrangement with The Acting Company