Justin Bartha, Billy Porter, and Stana Katic Line Up for White Rabbit Red Rabbit
The rehearsal-free play announces its September roster of stars.
Maberry Theatricals has announced the September lineup of stars for White Rabbit Red Rabbit, the new play by Nassim Soleimanpour. The show will be performed by Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Shuffle Along) on September 12; Broadway veteran Justin Bartha (Lend Me a Tenor) on September 19; and by Stana Katic (ABC's Castle) on September 26.
White Rabbit Red Rabbit is described as follows: "Forbidden to leave his country, young Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour found a way for his voice to get out when he physically could not — distilling the experience of his isolation in an audacious and utterly nontraditional new play. This wildly entertaining and thought-provoking theatrical piece — where no audience can see the same show twice — blends drama, comedy and social experiment, providing audiences with a potent reminder of the transformative power of theater." Now in its New York premiere, White Rabbit Red Rabbit plays Monday nights at Westside Theatre. Performances began on March 7.
The production features a rotating cast of stars who will see the script for the first time immediately before stepping onstage for their performances: "No rehearsal. No director. No set. No spoilers," says the production. "A different performer each night is handed the script for the first time as they step onto the stage."
Previous guest performers include Nathan Lane (March 7), Whoopi Goldberg (March 14), Patrick Wilson (March 21), Brian Dennehy (March 28), Wayne Brady (April 4), Mike Birbiglia (April 11), Cynthia Nixon (April 18), Kyra Sedwick (April 25), Martin Short (May 2), Bobby Cannavale (May 9), David Hyde Pierce (May 16), Shohreh Aghdashloo (May 23), Alan Cumming (June 6), George Takei (June 13), Rachel Dratch (June 20), Reg E. Cathey (June 27), Kathy Najimy (July 11), F. Murray Abraham (July 18), Josh Radnor (July 25), Ramin Karimloo (August 1), and Tony Danza (August 8).
Upcoming performances will feature comedian Randy Rainbow (August 15) in a special benefit performance where all profits will be donated to the LGBT Center in Orlando, FL for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting; two-time Drama Desk Award winning stage and television star Michael Urie (August 22); and Emmy Award nominee and acclaimed stage actor Darren Criss (August 29).