Kate Baldwin, Kacie Sheik & More Will Lead Benefit Reading of TODD & MITZY

Michael Kimmel's (The Last Goodbye) new play will be read for the first time in New York on November 30th, 2015 at 7:30 PM for a one night-only benefit reading in Theater 511 at Ars Nova (511 West 54thStreet), directed by Molly Beach Murphy (Big Bend in the Red Dirt Desert) and featuring an all-star cast. Kimmel is also the author of Songbird, which premiered and is running currently at 59e59, now extended through December 6th. Proceeds will benefit Healthy Birth Day & Count The Kicks, which is dedicated to the prevention of stillbirth and infant death through education, advocacy, and support. The evening is stage managed by Michelle Heller (LES MISERABLES) and produced by Allison Bressi (Songbird).

The reading will feature Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow, Big Fish, Songbird) andErin Dilly (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Christmas Story, Songbird) with, Kacie Sheik (Hair, Songbird),Gideon Glick (Spring Awakening, Significant Other), Heather Dilly, Brandon Ellis (Once, Bandstand), Sara Kapner (Bare, Into the Woods), Drew McVety (The Last Ship, Songbird), and Eric William Morris (Coram Boy, Mama Mia, Songbird).

Todd and Mitzy are the perfect couple...right? In Michael Kimmel's new piece, we see the cold reality of what happens after the meet cute. From first date to marriage, kinky sex stories to the lows of infertility, Todd and Mitzy is a humorous and heartfelt exploration of the cost of commitment, and how perilous the road can be, even, and especially, for the perfect couple. For more information about the inspiration for the piece see Kimmel's article in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/healthy-birth-day/hard-conversations-worth-having_b_8463870.html.

Tickets to the benefit reading of TODD & MITZY are $20. To purchase tickets, please go tohttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2466673. For any questions, please feel free to email Allison Bressi at allisonbressi@gmail.com.

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