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PHOTO FLASH: Christopher Meloni, Lee Turgesen, Dean Winters, et al. in Godfather IV Reading at Primary Stages logo
Back (L to R): Zeljko Ivanek, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters, Tom Fontana,
Kristin Rohde, Eamonn Walker, Christopher Meloni
Front (L to R): Terry Kinney, Mike Doyle, Catherine Wolf, David Laundra
(© Tristan Fuge)
On Sunday, May 2, Primary Stages presented a staged reading of Godfather IV, written by Emmy Award winner Tom Fontana with original music by Stephen Elkins as part of the company's 25th Anniversary season. The reading was directed by Linda Laundra.

The star-studded cast featured Christopher Meloni, Lee Turgesen, Dean Winters, Mike Doyle, Zeljko Ivanek, Terry Kinney, David Laundra, Kristin Rohde, Eamonn Walker, and Catherine Wolf with a special appearance by Fontana.

The piece opened with Meloni, Turgesen, and Winters -- who co-starred on the HBO series Oz -- sitting in a diner, talking about their careers and the work of various screen immortals. When one of the trio attacks the plausibility of the Jack Woltz scene in the movie The Godfather, the other two decide to "re-enact" the scene by sneaking a horse's head into his bed, and unexpected complications arise.

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