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Adam Rippon, Mary-Louise Parker, and More Participate in Laramie: A Legacy Reading

The Tectonic Theater Project event also featured Samira Wiley, Danny Burstein, and more.

The cast of Laramie: A Legacy.
(© Daniel Rader)

On September 24, Tectonic Theater Project presented Laramie: A Legacy, a reading of The Laramie Project honoring the life and legacy of Matthew Shepard for the 20th anniversary of his death. The event took place at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, with Tectonic Theater Project founder and artistic director Moisés Kaufman and company member Jimmy Maize directing.

The cast featured Michael Emerson (Lost), Danny Burstein (Fiddler on the Roof), Purva Bedi (Dance Nation), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies), Mary-Louise Parker (Proof), Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Olympic bronze medalist and US figure-skating champion Adam Rippon in his stage debut, Emmy Award nominee Samira Wiley (The Handmaid's Tale), Asia Kate Dillon (Billions), YouTube star and comedian Randy Rainbow, and the original company of The Laramie Project: Stephen Belber, Amanda Gronich, Mercedes Herrero, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Barbara Pitts McAdams, and Kelli Simpkins, with Tectonic Theater Project company member Scott Barrow.

Anderson Cooper hosted the evening's benefit reception.

The cast of Laramie: A Legacy take the stage.
(© Daniel Rader)