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Remy Zaken & Grace McClean Set for MOLLY MURPHY & NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON ON OUR LAST DAY ON EARTH Readings as Part of NYMF

Molly Beach Murphy, whose plays have been developed at New York Theatre Workshop, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Ars Nova and Loren Berí's new musical will be read and performed as a part of the NYMF Developmental Reading Series on July 12th, 16th, and 17th at Playwrights Horizons South Studio (416 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues), directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman and featuring Grace McLean (Natasha and Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Brooklynite) in the title role of "Neil deGrasse Tyson".

The reading will feature Renée Albulario (The Wild Party, Here Lies Love), Dillon Heape, Eric Lockley, Grace McLean (Natasha and Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Brooklynite), and Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening). The piece is music directed by Alan Schmuckler, with dramaturgy by Jenna Clark Embrey & Lynn Spector, and stage managed by Ed Herman.

Molly Murphy & Neil deGrasse Tyson On Our Last Day On Earth is part indie lecture series and part musical cabaret. The story follows a down-and-out Molly Murphy on her quest to meet her biggest hero, famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in the last 24 hours before the Earth is swallowed by a super-massive black hole. Along with a gang of Hayden Planetarium employees, they ponder their place in the universe. All while grappling with their relationships to themselves and the world, that happens to be falling apart minute by minute.

Molly Murphy & Neil deGrasse Tyson On Our Last Day On Earth plays at Playwrights Horizons South Studio as follows: Tuesday, July 12th at 7:30 PM, Saturday, July 16th at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, July 17th at 3:30 PM. Tickets are free and can be arranged online at NYMF.org or by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information, please visit NYMF.org.

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