Nice Work If You Can Get It star Estelle Parsons, two-time Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Nance’s Jenni Barber and more will star in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity gala One-Acts For a Cause on June 16 at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center. The evening will showcase one-act plays by Neil LaBute, John Patrick Shanley and Winter Miller to benefit the non-profit organization Safe Horizon.
Helmed by Glory Kadigan, founder of Planet Connections, Parsons and Keenan-Bolger will star in the world premiere of LaBute’s Over the River and Through the Woods. Directed by Lori Kee, Shanley’s Tennessee will star Ivette Dumeng and Dustin Kerns. The world premiere of Miller’s This Is How We Do It is set to star Barber and Krystina Alabado, and will feature direction by Gayle Taylor Upchurch.
Parsons currently plays Millicent Winter in Nice Work If You Can Get It. She earned Tony nominations for The Seven Descents of Myrtle, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Miss Margarida’s Way and Morning’s at Seven. Her many film and TV credits include Roseanne, I Never Sang for My Father, Boys on the Side and Bonnie and Clyde, for which she won an Oscar. Keenan-Bolger is gearing up to star in the forthcoming Broadway production of The Glass Menagerie beginning September 5. She garnered Tony nominations for Peter and the Starcatcher and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She also appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables. Barber appeared on Broadway in The Performers and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She currently stars in The Nance. Alabado appeared in American Idiot on Broadway. Kerns’ film and TV credits include Scupture and New York. Dumeng appeared on TV’s Strangers With Candy and Blue Bloods.
One-Acts For a Cause will include set design by Neil Patel, costume design by Izzy Fields, lighting design by Christopher Weston and sound design by Jacob Subotnick.