Rory O'Malley, Lauren Molina & More Set for Project Shaw's THE PHILANDERER Reading, 2/24

Rory O'Malley, Lauren Molina & More Set for Project Shaw's THE PHILANDERER Reading, 2/24 Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents George Bernard Shaw's 1893 comedy, The Philanderer, on Monday, February 24 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.).

Directed by David Staller, The Philanderer features Rory O'Malley (Leonard Charteris), Heidi Armbruster (Mrs. Grace Tranfield), Lauren Molina (Julia Craven),Daniel Jenkins (Col. Daniel Craven, V.C.), Nick Wyman (Joseph Cuthbertson), Justine Salata (Sylvia Craven) and Ed Dixon (Dr. Paramore). amNY Theater critic Matt Windman will be Narrator/Club Page.

Shaw's wickedly witty comedy, The Philanderer, follows a day in the life of a roguish gentleman Rory O'Malley) doing his best to avoid making a commitment to either of the two women (Heidi Armbruster and Lauren Molina) who may or may not actually want him to. In The Philanderer, Shaw takes on most of the classic Shaw issues, questioning societal expectations, sex, relationships, sense of self, science, religion and politics.

Project Shaw events for 2014 include St. Patrick's Day Gala (March 17); An Oscar Wilde Evening (April 14), Heartbreak House (May 12), Getting Married (June 23), A 'Super Shaw' Evening (July 28), Village Wooing (September 29), An Ibsen Evening (October 27), The Millionairess (November 24) Major Barbara (December 22). Now its ninth year, Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw made history in December 2009 as the first company ever to present performances of every one of Shaw's 65 plays (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches).

GTG presents an annual festival, SHAW NEW YORK, which includes a fully-mounted Shaw play. Its 2013 festival presented Shaw's You Never Can Tell as a co-production with The Pearl Theatre Company, and was filmed for the Theatre on Film and Tape Collection for the NYPL Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center.

Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre space is completely disabled accessible. Symphony Space is located in Manhattan at 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street). Tickets, priced $30, are now available by calling (212) 352-3101 or online at www.symphonyspace.org. For more information about Project Shaw and the Gingold Theatrical Group contact David Staller at 212-355-7823 or info@gingoldgroup.com orwww.projectshaw.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos



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