Even more Broadway stars are moving to Grover's Corners! Tony winners Blythe Danner and B.D. Wong will share the role of Stage Manager in the Actors Fund's one-night-only staged benefit reading of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Directed by Peter Flynn and commemorating the 75th anniversary of the play’s Broadway opening, the reading will be held on March 4 at the Gerald Lynch Theatre.
Danner and Wong will be joined by Martin Moran as Simon Stimson, Julia Murney as Mrs. Soames and Leslie Odom, Jr. as George Gibbs. The reading will also feature previously announced cast members Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger as Emily Webb, three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker as Mrs. Webb and Tony winner Adriane Lenox as Mrs. Gibbs.
Wilder's most renowned and frequently performed play, Our Town is a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about life in the small village of Grover’s Corners, an allegorical representation of all life.
Danner earned a Tony for Butterflies are Free, and three additional nominations for A Streetcar Named Desire, Follies and Betrayal. She's currently appearing as Millicent Winter in Nice Work If You Can Get It. Wong earned a Tony for M. Butterfly and starred as Linus in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He is well-known for his role Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Moran is currently starring in his new autobiographical solo show, All the Rage. His Broadway credits include Cabaret, Titanic, Bells Are Ringing, Big River, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Christmas Carol and Oliver!. Murney recently starred in the off-Broadway production Falling. She has appeared on Broadway in Wicked and Lennon. Her off-Broadway credits include Closer Than Ever, The Wild Party, Saved and Time and Again. Odom, Jr. currently stars as Sam Strickland on Smash. His Broadway credits include Leap of Faith and Rent.