Zach Grenier and Genevieve Angelson Set for GLORIA Benefit Reading at Playwrights Horizons, 1/6

The Wild Root Company, a new production endeavor committed to developing new works from emerging playwrights and screenwriters, announced today initial casting for its one-night-only benefit reading of Gloria, a brand new screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Beautiful and Damned. All profits raised from the evening, which will take place at The Mainstage at Playwrights Horizons on Monday January 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm, will go to the Ali Forney Center for Homeless LGBTQ Youth.

Gloria, which has been cleverly adapted from Fitzgerald's celebrated novel by rising young writer Daniel Mitura, tells the provocative story of a young man's struggle to survive in an unforgiving world, and the love of a lifetime that made it all worth fighting for. Audiences who attend the evening will be the first to experience the new work. Mitura's stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray premiered to acclaim at Theatre Row in 2010.

Leading the cast of Gloria are Tony Award nominee Zach Grenier (Broadway's Man and Boy, 33 Variations; CBS' "The Good Wife"), Genevieve Angelson (Broadways Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Showtime's "House of Lies") and Zachary Spicer (Broadway's Wit). Also joining the cast are Josh Banks, Jean Brassard, Rachel Annette Helson, Ed Malone, Lauren Schaffel, Douglas Taurel and Leigh Wade. Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks. Casting is by Darragh Garvey.

Ticket prices range from $25 - $100 and may be purchased at Those who are unable to attend the event can make a donation to the Ali Forney Center for Homeless LGBTQ Youth via the event ticketing page and all donations and ticket purchases are tax-deductible. The Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons is located at 416 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues).

The Wild Root Company is a New York City-based production endeavor committed to cultivating and presenting bold and challenging new works of theatre and film from emerging playwrights and screenwriters. The Wild Root Company is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. More information about the company's work and upcoming projects can be found at

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