Two-time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones attended a recent performance of Silence! The Musical, playing Off-Broadway at Theatre 80 St. Mark's and visited with the cast afterwards.

The show, with a book by Hunter Bell and music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, is an unauthorized parody of the thriller Silence of the Lambs, which focuses on rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling as she uses her relationship with Dr. Hannibal Lecter to hunt serial killer Buffalo Bill. Christopher Gattelli has directed and choreographed the production.

The production features Brent Barrett (Lecter) and Jenn Harris (Starling), along with Callan Bergmann, Stephen Bienskie, Harry Bouvy, Ashlee Dupré, Deidre Goodwin, Jeff Hiller, Howard Kaye, and Lucia Spina.

For TheaterMania's review of Silence! The Musical, click here.

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James Earl Jones with the cast of Silence! The Musical
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James Earl Jones with the cast of Silence! The Musical
(© Ritchard Druther)