BWW TV: Meet the Company of MCC's THE MONEY SHOT
MCC THEATER will next feature Elizabeth Reaser, Gia Crovatin, Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller for the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney. Performances for The Money Shot begin at the Lucille LortelTheatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014 and it is currently scheduled through October 12, 2014. The cast just met the press last week and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special event!
In The Money Shot, Karen (Reaser) and Steve (Weller) are glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. It's been years since either one's had a hit, but the latest movie by a hot shot European director could change that. The night before filming a big scene (that seems destined to assure them a spot back on the pop culture radar), Karen, her partner Bev (Thorne), Steve, and his aspiring actress wife Missy (Crovatin) meet in order to make an important decision: how far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain? The Money Shot reunites Neil LaBute with director Terry Kinney (Reasons to be Pretty) for a hilarious and insightful comedy about ambition, art, status and sex in an era - and an industry - where very little is sacred and almost nothing is taboo.
The cast features: screen and stage star Elizabeth Reaser; Gia Crovatin, of Showtime's "Californication" and LA Theatreworks' productions of LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty and Reasons to Be Happy; stage and screen actress Callie Thorne, a 2012 Golden Globe nominee for her work on the USA series "Necessary Roughness"; and Fred Weller, most recently on Broadway opposite Tyne Daly in the Tony nominated Mothers and Sons and last seen at MCC in LaBute's Reasons to Be Happy, for which he was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award.
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