A September 7 industry reading has been set for Chazz Palminteri’s previously announced Broadway-bound dark comedy Human. Joining Palminteri are Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), Tony nominee Jeremy Shamos (Clybourne Park, the forthcoming Glengarry Glen Ross), Australian pop singer Sophie Monk and newly announced cast member Evan Jonigkeit (Harrison, TX; Broadway’s High). Jerry Zaks, who helmed Palminteri’s 2007 solo show A Bronx Tale, will direct.
Set in Central Park, Human reportedly follows a Wall Street banker (Palminteri) who has a bizarre encounter with a stranger (Shamos) while sitting on a park bench late at night. The men end up in a fight for their lives in a play that proves a crime, whether on Wall Street or the mean streets, is no walk in the park.
Producers Scott and Brian Zeilinger have announced that Human will open on Broadway in the 2013-2014 season.