The complete cast has been announced for the Actors Fund's one-night-only benefit reading of Our Town. Directed by Peter Flynn and commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Thornton Wilder's play, the reading will be held on March 4 at the Gerald Lynch Theatre at John Jay College.
Daniel Jenkins and Wolfgang Scheitinger will join previously reported cast members S. Epatha Merkerson, Blythe Danner and B.D. Wong as the Stage Manager, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Emily Webb, Leslie Odom, Jr. as George Gibbs, Adriane Lenox as Mrs. Gibbs, Howard McGillin as Mr. Webb and Rebecca Luker as Mrs. Webb.
The full cast of Our Town will also feature Martin Moran (Simon Stimson), Julia Murney (Mrs. Soames), Jose Llana (Sam Craig), Jerry Dixon (Howie Newsome), Wally Dunn (Professor Willard), Philip Hoffman (Joe Stoddard) and Tyrah Skye Odoms (Rebecca Gibbs).
Thornton's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is about everyday life in the small New Hampshire village of Grover’s Corners. The show originally opened on Broadway on February 4, 1938 and has since been revived four times on the Great White Way. An acclaimed revival played the Barrow Street Theater in 2009.
Jenkins recently appeared in Lincoln Center's revival of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy. His other Broadway credits include Billy Elliot and Trimuph of Love. Jenkins has appeared off-Broadway in Love Child, Bye Bye Birdie, The Pajama Game and Spinning Into Butter. Scheitinger's TV credits include Person of Interest and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.