Joanna Gleason
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Joanna Gleason
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Malcolm Gets, Joanna Gleason, David Rasche, David Schramm, and Chip Zien will star in a free reading of Ken Levine's new comedy Upfronts and Personal at 7:30pm on Monday, February 12 at CAP 21/The Shop (18 West 18th Street). This will be the first of three readings presented as part of CAP 21's Dorothy Strelsin New Work Series.

The play, to be directed by Janet Brenner, reveals how studios, writers, and producers get their shows on television. Levine is an Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and producer who has worked on such series as Cheers, Frasier, and Everybody Loves Raymond.

The series will continue on March 12 with Debra Barsha and Frank Ventura's musical A Womb With A View, about a lesbian who undergoes artificial insemination; and on April 2 with The Cosmopolitan, a musical by Lance Horne, Lorin Latarro, and Josh Rhodes about a New York City opera company that ends up transplanted to Newark.

CAP 21 will also present a fully staged production of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret, February 15-25, and a two-part reading of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! on February 26 and March 26.

For more information, visit www.cap21.org.