The cast of David West Read's new Broadway comedy The Performers met the press on Tuesday, September 25 at the Hard Rock Cafe. Evan Cabnet directs the production, which begins performances at the Longacre Theatre on October 23.
Set on the night of the Adult Film Awards in Las Vegas, the romantic comedy follows New York-based journalist Lee (played by Daniel Breaker), who travels to Sin City with his schoolteacher fiancee Sara (Alicia Silverstone) to interview his old high school friend Mandrew (Cheyenne Jackson), a hot new adult film star. Sara, having doubts about her relationship with the straight-laced Lee, enlists the help of Mandrew's adult film star wife Peeps (Ari Graynor) to compare notes on her issues. Also on hand are Jenni Barber as new and young adult film star Sunshine and TV legend Henry Winkler as Chuck Wood, the hardest working man in the business, to remind everyone that love matters more than size.
The production will have set design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, costume design by Jessica Wegener Shay and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.