America Ferrera, Christian Borle & More Set for Clubbed Thumb's TUMACHO Benefit Performance, 12/16; Pam MacKinnon to Direct

2013 Tony award winner Pam MacKinnon will direct UGLY BETTY's Golden Globe winner America Ferrera, Tony Award-winner and SMASH star Christian Borle, Broadway's GLASS MENAGERIE star Celia Keenan-Bolger, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE's Kristine Nielsen, plus Richard Kind, John Ellison Conlee and more in TUMACHO by Obie winner Ethan Lipton. The intimate, one-night performance with songs will benefit five-time Obie-winning theatre company Clubbed Thumb. The peformance is set for Monday, Dec. 16 at 7:30PM at the 13th Street Theater.

In a small frontier town in the Old West, the people are dropping like flies at the hands of Big Bill Yardley. But when Tumacho rolls back into town, all the rules will change.

America Ferrera starred in the hit ABC TV show UGLY BETTY for which she garnered a Golden Globe and Emmy Award. She can be seen in many films including REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES and THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS. She garnered raves as the star of last season's BETHANY at the Women's Project.

Christian Borle was most recently seen on the NBC show SMASH, as well as in the Broadway production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER for which he won a Tony Award. Prior to that he starred in many Broadway and off-Broadway shows including the 20th Anniversary production of ANGELS IN AMERICA and the musical LEGALLY BLONDE, which earned him his first Tony Award nomination.

Celia Keenan-Bolger burst onto the scene garnering a Tony nomination for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. After starring in the revival of LES MISERABLES and off-Broadway in shows such as BACHEROLETTE, she racked up another Tony nomination for her performance in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. She is currently on Broadway in THE GLASS MENAGERIE, starring opposite Cherry Jones.

Richard Kind was nominated for a 2013 Tony Award for his performance in THE BIG KNIFE. He also appeared on stage in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS and THE PRODUCERS, among others. He can be seen in many films and television shows including ARGO, A SERIOUS MAN, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, SPIN CITY, and MAD ABOUT YOU.

Kristine Nielsen starred in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE (Tony nomination). Other credits include MISS WITHERSPOON, BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION, BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson, CRAZY MARY, DOG OPERA, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES.

John Ellison Conlee received a Tony nomination for THE FULL MONTY. Other theatre credits include MURDER BALLAD, THE MADRID and 1776.

Pam MacKinnon won Tony and Drama Desk Awards this year for Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?. She was nominated for Tony and Lortel Awards and won the Obie Award for CLYBOURNE PARK.

Ethan Lipton's musical NO PLACE TO GO at Joe's Pub won an Obie Award in 2012. Other plays include RED-HANDED OTTER (NY Post best plays of the year), and LUTHER (NY Times Critic's Pick, 5-star review in Timeout NY).

Premium seats are $125; regular tickets are $100; they can be purchased at: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9834379.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride


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