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Amanda Seyfried, Ethan Hawke, Parker Posey, Bobby Cannavale, and More Read Hurlyburly

The stars of the New Group's 2005 revival reunited for a one-night-only benefit reading.

The Hurlyburly family: (from left) Ethan Hawke, Marin Ireland, Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Amanda Seyfried, playwright David Rabe, Wallace Shawn, and Bobby Cannavale.
(© David Gordon)

The New Group's one-night-only benefit reading of David Rabe's Hurlyburly, featuring cast members from the company's hit 2005 revival, took place on April 26 at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

The evening reunited director Scott Elliott with stars Bobby Cannavale (Phil), Josh Hamilton (Mickey), Ethan Hawke (Eddie), Parker Posey (Darlene), and Wallace Shawn (Artie), with Marin Ireland and Amanda Seyfried reading the roles of Bonnie and Donna, which were originated in the 2005 production by Catherine Kellner and Halley Wegryn Gross.

Hurlyburly depicts the addled lives of four Los Angeles men caught in love-hate relationships with Hollywood women, in a brutally comic reflection on the decade of decadence in the cocaine-and-sex infused Hollywood Hills in the mid-1980s. The New Group production received five Lucille Lortel Award nominations, winning one for Posey in the Outstanding Featured Actress category, and four Drama Desk Award nominations, including Outstanding Revival.

Hurlyburly director Scott Elliott poses with playwright David Rabe before the reading.
(© David Gordon)