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Alice Ripley, Gina Gershon & More Join Second Stage's I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT Benefit Lineup, 3/10

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Alice Ripley, Gina Gershon & More Join Second Stage's I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT Benefit Lineup, 3/10

Second Stage Theatre has announced the addition of ALICE RIPLEY, GINA GERSHON, HENRY ALFORD, ILANA LEVINE, and SANDRA SANTIAGO to the line-up for Annabelle Gurwitch's I See You Made An Effort on March 10th, 2014. This one-night only benefit event is a part of the 35th Anniversary Season at Second Stage Theatre. I See You Made An Effort will also feature the previously announced AMY BRENNEMAN, JUDY GOLD, JESSICA HECHT, TONYA PINKINS, and ANNABELLA SCIORRA.

As part of its 35th Anniversary Season, SECOND STAGE THEATRE will present a special one-night-only benefit event, I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT, created by ANNABELLE GURWITCH, and featuring AMY BRENNEMAN, JUDY GOLD, JESSICA HECHT, TONYA PINKINS, and ANNABELLA SCIORRA. The one-night only event will take place at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street) on Monday, March 10 at 8:00pm.

To celebrate Second Stage Theatre's 35th Anniversary, all tickets to I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT will be available for $19.79 (the year in which the company was founded). The event is a special benefit for Second Stage Theatre. For tickets, please call the box office at 212-246-4422 or visit 2ST.com.

Is 50 the new 40 or is 50 just still 50? In this wickedly funny new evening, I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT, actress and writer Annabelle Gurwitch explores the hazards of turning 50, including outsourcing your endocrine system and falling in lust at the Genius bar. Adapted from her upcoming book, I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT will feature Gurwitch and special guests Amy Brenneman, Judy Gold, Jessica Hecht, Tonya Pinkins, and Annabella Sciorra turning an unflinching and hilarious eye towards the myriad of issues women can expect to encounter in their middle years. From navigating the extensive anti-aging offerings in the department store beauty counter to negotiating the ins-and-outs of acceptable behavior with a teenage son, I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT is the ultimate coming-of-middle-age story and a must-see for women everywhere.

This one-night-only event will kick off a ten-city tour with author talks and performances scheduled in Chicago with Julia Sweeney, Los Angeles with Jane Kaczmarek, and Washington, DC with Barbara Ehrenreich, among others.

ANNABELLE GURWITCH appeared in Second Stage Theatre's 20th Anniversary production of Wendy Wasserstein's Uncommon Women and Others and returned to Second Stage with her wildly popular event, Fired! in 2004, which went on to become an acclaimed documentary and Showtime Comedy Special. She gained a loyal comedic following hosting Dinner and a Movie on TBS. She is the author of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (with her husband Jeff Kahn), currently a play receiving its third national tour. Annabelle has been a regular commentator on NPR and contributor to The Nation, More, Glamour and a number of other national publications. Her acting credits include Seinfeld, Boston Legal, Dexter and hosting programs on Planet Green Network, The Style Channel and HBO. Most recently, she starred in the world premiere of A Coney Island Christmas at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Second Stage Theatre's current production of Quiara Alegría Hudes' THE HAPPIEST SONGS PLAYS LAST will officially open on Monday, March 3.

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