Zachary Quinto to Star in SIDE MAN Reading, 8/28
Naked Angels in association with the Guild Hall will present a one night only benefit staged reading of long-time company member and celebrated playwright Warren Leight's Tony Award-winning play Side Man, starring Zachary Quinto and original Broadway cast members Jeff Binder, Kevin Geer, Michael Mastro, Angelica Torn, and Frank Wood. The reading will take place at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY on Sunday, August 28 at 7pm. Proceeds will go towards Naked Angels' ongoing development of new work.
Winner of the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play, Warren Leight's Side Man is a tender and poignant memory play about a jazz musician struggling to save both his fading career and troubled home life during the dawn of rock 'n roll in America. In addition to winning the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play, Side Man was honored with a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor (Frank Wood), and was nominated for the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Direction of a Play (Michael Mayer) and Outstanding Actress in a Play (Edie Falco).
Acclaimed film, television and theater star Zachary Quinto (Clifford) joins original Broadway cast members Jeff Binder (Al), Kevin Geer (Jonesy), Michael Mastro (Ziggy), Angelica Torn (Patsy), and Frank Wood (Gene). Casting for the role of Terry will be announced soon.
As a long-time company member of Naked Angels, Leight developed Side Man during its earliest stages in the company's various new play development programs before it became a widely-recognized and award-winning hit on Broadway and across the country. Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary this season as one of Off-Broadway's leading theater companies, Naked Angels is committed to strengthening a community of artists by developing and producing provocative new work like Side Man from within the founding ensemble as well as from the next generation of emerging theater artists.
Regular tickets for Side Man are $30.00; VIP Prime Orchestra tickets, which include a post-show reception with the cast, are $100. For tickets, visit Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937; go online at GuildHall.org or Theatermania.com; or call the Box Office at 631-324-4050 or 1-866-811-4111 .
SINCE 1986, Naked Angels has been committed to strengthening a community of artists through the development and production of provocative new work. The company has played a role in developing critically acclaimed new plays including The Substance of Fire, Side Man, Tape, Fault Lines and most recently the Tony Award-nominated Next Fall. From New York to LA, they inspire artists to generate fresh voices and create new work through their popular Tuesdays@9 (cold readings of plays, screenplays, stories and music in early development), 1st Mondays (public readings of new plays), and Angels in Progress (weeklong workshops). Their newest venture, Naked Radio, brings the work of talented new writers from the stage to the digital airwaves through weekly blogs and podcasts.
Naked Angels is led by Andy Donald (Artistic Director) and Renee Blinkwolt (Interim Managing Director).
Founded 80 years ago, Guild Hall is the year-round visual and performing arts center wholly dedicated to serving the residents, members, families, and artists of the East End and offering them, as well as visitors and tourists, enriching experiences by presenting relevant and meaningful programs and events, working in collaboration with artists, and providing a meeting place for the community. For more information and to become a member, visit www.GuildHall.org.
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