Ari Edelson, John Cariani, Andrea Frierson and More Join DLDF's 'BANNED TOGETHER'
Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret welcomes director, Ari Edelson (Building the Wall, 24 Hour Plays) and writer/performers John Cariani (Something Rotten, Author of Almost, Maine), Andrea Frierson (Me & Ella (author & star); Once on this Island- original Broadway cast) and Christine Toy Johnson (The Americans, The Music Man - Broadway revival).
Banned Together is a celebration of songs and scenes from shows that have been censored or challenged on America's stages, created to raise awareness around issues of censorship and free expression in the theater.
The performances will feature selections from Cabaret, Chicago, Almost, Maine, Rent and Angels in America, among other notable works, with a libretto by John Weidman (Assassins, Pacific Overtures) and produced by Patti Anne Miller (Williamstown Theatre Festival, The 24 Hour Plays).
Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret will be performed as a part of Banned Books Week (September 24-30), the annual celebration of the freedom to read.
The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization created by the Dramatists Guild to advocate for free expression in the dramatic arts and a vibrant public domain for all, and to educate the public about the industry standards surrounding theatrical production and about the protections afforded dramatists under copyright law. www.dldf.org.
Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret will take place on Wednesday, September 27 at 9:30PM at the famed Joe's Pub in New York City. Click here for tickets and more information.