Arnie Burton, Jason Tam, and Ari'el Stachel will lead a benefit reading of Moss Hart's Light Up the Sky for Off-Broadway's Keen Company. The event is set for April 25 at 7 PM at Theatre Row.
The work, which premiered on Broadway in 1948, tells the story of a group of New York performers eagerly awaiting the reception for their recent try-out.
Also joining the cast are The Skivves performer Lauren Molina, Jasminn Johnson (Keen's Blues for an Alabama Sky), and Tootsie's Reg Rogers. Additional casting will be announced in the coming days.
Directed by Jonathan Silverstein, proceeds from the gala will go towards the Off-Broadway theatre company's upcoming season and programs, including Keen's Playwrights Lab and Keen Teens.
“Keen Company is thrilled to be presenting a reading of Light Up the Sky with some of the theatre's finest actors and favorite Keen Company alumni," says Silverstein in a statement. "As a way to celebrate the theatre's return, we are so excited to present Moss Hart’s hilarious love letter to the theatre. Throughout our history, Keen has produced many 20th Century classic comedies and Light Up the Sky is one that has always been near and dear to our hearts."
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Past productions from the Drama Desk- and Obie Award-winning company have included revivals of Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days and Jonathan Larson's tick, tick...BOOM!. The company most recently produced Peter Gil-Sheridan's This Space Between Us.
For more information, visit KeenCompany.org.