Seldes, Murray, Rae, Etc. Set for The Apple Cart Reading

Article Pixel

Marian Seldes, Brian Murray, George S. Irving, Barrett FoaCharlotte Rae and more will headline the latest starry staged reading to be presented as part of Project Shaw. The Apple Cart will be presented on September 18th at the Players Club.

Joining Seldes (as Orinthia), Murray (as King Magnus), Irving (as Boanerges), Foa (as Semphronious) and Rae (as The Queen) in the eighth entry in the ambitious George Bernard Shaw play series will be Donald Corren (Pamphilius), Liz Morton (Alice), Peter Bartlett (Proteus), theatre critic Howard Kissel (Pliny), Simon Jones (Nicobar), David Garrison (Balbus), Charlotte Moore (Amanda), Becky Ann Baker (Lysistrata), Jack Gilpin (Vanhattan) and theatre critic David Cote (Narrator).  Robert Simonson, theatre critic and editor of Playbill.com, will introduce The Apple Cart, which concerns an English king who is being pressured to abdicate his throne. 

Seldes and Murray have co-starred in numerous other plays, including Edward Albee's The Play About the Baby.

Project Shaw--which aims to encompass all plays (long and short) by the legendary Irish playwright--is captained by />David Staller (Mrs. Warren's Profession at the Irish Rep), who will also produce and direct the following currently-scheduled plays: Misalliance on October 23rd, Captain Brassbound's Conversion on November 20th and The Philanderer on December 18th (with more to be announced).

Actors who've already taken part in these readings include: Charlotte Rae, Penny Fuller, Daniel Reichard, Alison Fraser, Paul Hecht, Peter Yonka, Liz Morton, Laura Odeh, Fritz Weaver, Malcolm Gets, Michele Pawk, Marc Kudisch, Rebecca Luker, Max von Essen, Victor Slezak, Charlotte Moore, Malachy McCourt, George S. Irving, Paxton Whitehead, Nancy Anderson, Cynthia Harris, Kate Baldwin, Jonathan Freeman and Simon Jones. The readings have been introduced by various men of the theatre including Howard Kissel and John Simon.

Among the actors who've promised to take roles in the ambitious 2-year program are Tyne Daly, Rosemary Harris, Philip Bosco, Veanne Cox, Raul Esparza, Michael Cerveris, Olympia Dukakis, Ed Dixon, Tony Roberts, Richard Kind and Martin Moran.

"The Irish born Shaw, who died at age 94 in 1950, is one of the most prolific writers of plays, books and treatises in the English language. His unyielding stand for human rights, particularly for women'ss rights, has become legendary. He encouraged general political awareness and the need for people to take responsibility for their own lives."

For reservations, call The Players Club at (212) 475-6116 or visit Projectshaw.com



Related Articles

More Hot Stories For You

Voting Now Open For The 2019 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards, Presented by TodayTix!
Voting is NOW OPEN for the 2019 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure y... (read more)

The Drama Book Shop, Now Co-Owned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Will Reopen in March
 It was announced today that The Drama Book Shop will reopen its doors in March 2020 at its new Times Square home at 266 West 39th Street (between 7th... (read more)

Get A Look Inside Rehearsals For The Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY
Something great is coming! Rehearsals are currently underway for this season's Broadway revival of the classic musical West Side Story, directed by To... (read more)

LES MISERABLES Changes Dates of Broadcast in U.S. Cinemas
Les Misérables a?" The Staged Concert will be shown in cinemas across North America on Sunday December 8 & Wednesday, December 11 from the Gielgud The... (read more)

Joél Pérez, Brandon J. Dirden & More Complete Cast for TAKE ME OUT on Broadway
Take Me Out has found its full Broadway cast! Second Stage Theater has announced full casting for the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony ... (read more)

VIDEO: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Cast Recreates Spongebob Memes
It's far from a typical Bikini Bottom day because cast members from Nickelodeon's The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage are recreating some of the most... (read more)