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Photo Flash: Brooke Shields And More Drop By Bucks County Playhouse Benefit Readings

A sold out crowd at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA enjoyed a benefit reading of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's "The Man Who Came to Dinner," this past Wednesday, February 5. Marsha Mason directed the reading. A reception with the cast was held at The Deck Restaurant and Bar at the Playhouse.

The benefit will be reprised at a reading this Monday, February 10 at 7 pm in New York at the WP Theater, 2162 Broadway at 76th Street. A limited number of $25 general admission tickets are still available for the reading and must be purchased in advance at or by calling the Playhouse's Box Office at 215-862-2121. Tickets are not available for purchase at the WP Theatre Box Office or at the venue the night of the show.

Led by Walter Bobbie and Brooke Shields as Sheridan Whiteside and Lorraine Sheldon respectively, the cast includes John Behlmann as Bert Jefferson, Jimmy Brewer as Richard Stanley, Jill Eikenberry as Harriet Stanley, John Glover as Beverly Carlton, Ruth Gottschall as Sarah, Tessa Grady as June Stanley, Larry Marshall as Dr. Bradley, Marsha Mason as Mrs. Dexter, Jill Paice as Maggie Cutler, Patricia Richardson as Mrs. Stanley, Lance Roberts as Professor Metz and Banjo, Grant Shaud as Mr. Stanley, David Shih as John, and Prudence Wright Holmes as Miss Preen. Brad Forenza, Jeremiah Maestes and Edward O'Blenis round out the cast. Steve Sanpietro reads stage directions. Casting is by Geoff Josselson, CSA and Katja Zarolinski, CSA of JZ Casting.

The benefit readings of "The Man Who Came to Dinner" continue the Playhouse Play Discovery Series. Curated by Mason, the series is designed to expose audiences to lesser known classic plays, as well as new works. In celebration of the Playhouse's 80th Anniversary, Mason chose to take a look at the Playhouse's storied history - featuring plays that have significant meaning to the Playhouse.

Photo Credit: Margaryta Kenis


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