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Nathan Lane, Debra Messing, Stockard Channing, and More to Read Plays by Wesley Taylor

The one-night benefit's cast will also feature Krysta Rodriguez, Bryce Pinkham, and Billy Magnussen.

Nathan Lane will participate in an upcoming Actors Fund benefit reading of six short plays by Wesley Taylor.
(© David Gordon)

Casting has been announced for an upcoming benefit reading of Bridging The Gap and Other Short Plays by Wesley Taylor, which is set to take place October 26 at New World Stages. The event, a benefit for the Actors Fund, will be structured as an evening of readings of a collection of six new short plays by actor and playwright Wesley Taylor (The Addams Family).

The benefit's starry cast will include two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane (It's Only a Play), Emmy Award winner Debra Messing (Outside Mullingar), Emmy and Tony Award winner Stockard Channing (It's Only a Play), Tracee Chimo (The Heidi Chronicles), Dane Dehaan (American Buffalo), Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike), Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening), and Becca Tobin (Rock of Ages) as well as Kyle Beltran (Fortress of Solitude), Logan Fahey (Masters of Sex), Max Jenkins (The Mysteries of Laura), Alice Lee (Heathers: The Musical), Victoria Mack (Venus in Fur), and Adrienne Warren (Bring It On: The Musical), with Roger Clark on stage directions.

The evening's six 10-minute plays will be Bridging the Gap, Spark, Mother, Cuckold, Little Monsters, and Billy Green Auditions for Juilliard. The director and host will be announced at a later date. All cast members are subject to change.

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that serves professionals in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio, and dance. The Fund's programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment, and training services.

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