Michael Emerson, Moisés Kaufman, and the cast of Gross Indecency take a bow.
Michael Emerson, Moisés Kaufman, and the cast of Gross Indecency take a bow.
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The Tectonic Theater Project's presented a starry, one-night-only benefit of Moisés Kaufman's Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde on Monday, October 5, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College. The evening benefited the organization, as well as International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC).

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde focuses on Oscar Wilde and the trials for his "crime" of homosexuality. It was first staged in New York in 1997. The company was led by by two-time Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson (Lost), who reprised his performance as Oscar Wilde during the reading.

The benefit also starred two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field, Michael C. Hall (Lazarus), Jonathan Groff (Hamilton), Tony Award and four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce (Curtains, Frasier), Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America), Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light (Other Desert Cities), Darren Criss (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), David Burtka (It Shoulda Been You), Andy Mientus (Spring Awakening, Les Misérables), Jose Llana (The King and I), Will Carlyon (Cabaret), Jake Shears (Bent), dramatist Larry Kramer (The Normal Heart), and original cast members Andy Paris, Ben Livingston, Greg Steinbruner, and Don Wildman.

Check out TheaterMania's photos from the reading in the gallery below.