Photo Coverage: Backstage at New Group's CRIMES OF THE HEART Benefit Reading with Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet & More!

Last night, Marin Ireland, Sebastian Stan, Raviv Ullman, and GIRLS stars Zosia Mamet and Allison Williams led a benefit reading of Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize winning play Crimes of the Heart for The New Group. The special event took place at 7pm in the Acorn Theatre (Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below!

At the core of the tragic comedy are the three MaGrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The trio was raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments and each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as they're forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with the latest incident that has disrupted their lives. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the "crimes of the heart" she has committed.

The New Group, led by founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott and Executive Director Geoff Rich, is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride


'Crimes of the Heart'


Cast Board


Playwright Beth Henley


Playwright Beth Henley & Director Scott Elliott


Allison Williams


Zosia Mamet


Marin Ireland


Sebastian Stan


Jonathan Marc Sherman


Natasha Lyonne


Raviv Ullman


Zosia Mamet


Allison Williams


Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet


Marin Ireland


Marin Ireland


Marin Ireland


Raviv Ullman


Jonathan Marc Sherman


Allison Williams


Sebastian Stan


Sebastian Stan


Playwright Beth Henley


Allison Williams


Jonathan Marc Sherman


Natasha Lyonne


Raviv Ullman


Zosia Mamet


Sebastian Stan


Marin Ireland


Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet


Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet


Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Marin Ireland and Natasha Lyonne


Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Marin Ireland and Natasha Lyonne


Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Marin Ireland and Natasha Lyonne


The Company: (L to R) Sebastian Stan, Natasha Lyonne, Allison Williams, Raviv Ullman, Marin Ireland, Zosia Mamet, Director Scott Elliott, Playwright Beth Henley, and Jonathan Marc Sherman


The Company: (L to R) Sebastian Stan, Natasha Lyonne, Allison Williams, Raviv Ullman, Marin Ireland, Zosia Mamet, Director Scott Elliott, Playwright Beth Henley, and Jonathan Marc Sherman


Playwright Beth Henley


Zosia Mamet


Sebastian Stan


Allison Williams


Raviv Ullman


Marin Ireland


Jonathan Marc Sherman


Natasha Lyonne


Zosia Mamet


Zosia Mamet


Allison Williams


Sebastian Stan


Natasha Lyonne


Natasha Lyonne


Natasha Lyonne

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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