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Benefit Reading: Keri Russell in ‘An American Daughter’

April 24th, 2017 Comments off
KeriRussell (Photo: Tinseltown/Shutterstock.com_

KeriRussell (Photo: Tinseltown/Shutterstock.com_

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Wendy Wasserstein’s prescient play An American Daughter returns to New York on May 8, 2017 at 7 p.m. for a one-night-only benefit reading at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street) directed by Emmy, Golden Globe, and Academy Award winner Christine Lahti.

All proceeds will benefit She Should Run, a nonprofit organization “working to create a culture that inspires women and girls to aspire towards public leadership.” Tickets are available now.

“The reading of An American Daughter is an exciting opportunity for She Should Run to join forces with the Indigo Theatre Project as they elevate the story of one woman’s political journey,” said Erin Loos Cutraro, Co-Founder & CEO of She Should Run. “We are truly grateful for the support of our mission to encourage and inspire more women and girls to consider public office.”

The reading will star Golden Globe winner Keri Russell as “Dr. Lyssa Hughes” with Emmy Award nominee Hugh Dancy as “Walter Abrahmson”, two-time Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff as “Morrow McCarthy”, four-time Tony Award nominee Victor Garber as “Senator Alan Hughes,” Tony Award winner Julie White as “Charlotte ‘Chubby’ Hughes,” Emmy Award nominee Zoe Kazan as “Quincy Quince”, Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza as “Timber Tucker” and Obie Award winner Quincy Tyler Bernstine as “Judith B. Kaufman.”  Additional casting will be announced shortly.

A prophetic reflection of the modern political era, Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter follows Lyssa Dent Hughes (Keri Russell), an accomplished doctor and the President’s newly-named nominee for Surgeon General. While her confirmation at first seems inevitable, Lyssa is stunned when the vetting of her past leads to a scandal that threatens to derail her future.

The evening is produced in arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. by The Indigo Theatre Project (Nick Gereffi, Artistic Director; Rachel Sussman, Executive Producer), a theater company that strives to unite passion with purpose by producing high-profile readings to benefit thematically relevant charitable organizations.

For more information, visit www.indigotheatreproject.org.