Talk about a high profile cast -- and somewhat of a family affair, too...
Members of the Naughton Family as well as Westport's extended theatrical family will make up the cast of a reading of Philip Barry's "The Philadelphia Stopry," part of Westport Copuntry Playhouse's Script in Hand play reading series.
The reading will be held Monday Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse artistic advisor.
Two-time Tony Award winner and Weston, Connecticut resident James Naughton (who was born and raised in West Hartford), his daughter Keira Naughton, son Greg Naughton, and Greg’s wife Tony Award-nominee Kelli O’Hara will be in the production.
Not starry enough? So are Blythe Danner, Edward Herrmann, Jordan Coughtry, Chad Kinsman, Jake Robards, Mark Shanahan and Dana Steingold.
O'Hara (Broadway's "The Light in the Piazza," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "South Pacific," "The Pajama Game" and Williamstown Theatre Festival's "Far from Heaven") plays socialite Tracy Lord.
The play reignited the career of Katharine Hepburn who recreated her stage role for the classic film which also starred James Stewart and Cary Grant. The play was also the basis nof the movie musical "High Society" starring Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.
Tickets are $15. Tickets for the reading and post-performance “Meet the Cast” dessert reception in the Playhouse’s Sheffer Studio are $50.
Information: 203-227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or www.westportplayhouse.org.
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