Rattlestick to Give Terrence McNally's Unusual Acts of Devotion New York Premiere Benefit Reading | Playbill

Benefits and Galas Rattlestick to Give Terrence McNally's Unusual Acts of Devotion New York Premiere Benefit Reading

Brooks Ashmanskas, Nikki M. James, Lois Smith, and more will star in the Zachary Quinto-helmed event.

Brooks Ashmanskas, Nikki M. James, and Lois Smith

Off-Broadway's Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced a benefit reading of Terrence McNally's Unusual Acts of Devotion, to be held at the Daryl Roth Theatre March 14.

The reading, presented with Tom Kirdahy Productions, will feature Tony winners Nikki M. James and Lois Smith, Tony nominees Brooks Ashmanskas and Arian Moayed, as well as Broadway alums Rosie Perez and Michael Urie. Rattlestick board member and actor Zachary Quinto will direct.

Terrence McNally Marc J. Franklin

The benefit will support Rattlestick's Artistic Home Campaign to renovate the historic theatre, including the installation of an ADA-accessible elevator, ADA-accessible bathrooms, expanded dressing rooms, new lobby, and more to make the theatre fully accessible.

Unusual Acts of Devotion has yet to be heard publicly in NYC. McNally's play about a group of neighbors celebrating on a Greenwich Village rooftop on a hot summer night was produced in California and Pennsylvania in 2008. The five-time Tony-winning playwright, who passed away last year, was a close collaborator with Rattlestick since its founding in 1994.

READ: Look Back at the Shows Terrence McNally Brought to Broadway

Following the reading, The Players social club will host a cocktail party for guests to mingle with artists over drinks and dessert.

For tickets and more information, visit Rattlestick.org.

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