Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey Will Star in World Premiere of Israel Horovitz Comedy | Playbill

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News Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey Will Star in World Premiere of Israel Horovitz Comedy Casting has been announced for Israel Horovitz's Out of the Mouths of Babes, which will make its world premiere this summer Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in New York.

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Directed by Barnet Kellman, previews are scheduled to begin June 7 prior to an official opening June 19. Tickets are now on sale.

The cast will be headed by Oscar winner and multiple Tony nominee Estelle Parsons, two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey, Zorba's Angelina Fiordellisi and Disgraced's Francesca Choy-Kee.

The new play, according to press notes, "depicts what happens when four women arrive in Paris for the funeral of a 100-year-old man who loved each of them – at times variously, at time simultaneously. For 24 hours, they share his apartment, delicious secrets, and a dead cat."

A free public reading of the play – featuring the Off-Broadway cast – will be presented Feb. 26 at 3 PM at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Reservations can be made at [email protected]. On Feb. 25 at 7 PM, a reading will be presented – again with the complete cast – at Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, CT. Admission to the Westport reading is $10 with ticket purchase available at

Out of the Mouths of Babes marks a reunion with the playwright and Parsons, who starred in My Old Lady, and with Ivey, who starred opposite Jason Robards on Broadway in Horovitz’s Park Your Car in Harvard Yard.

For performance and ticket information go to or call OvationTix at (866) 8111-4111.

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