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Noël Coward's Trilogy of Short Plays Tonight at 8:30 Launches Red Bull Season

Rosemary Harris, Joanna Gleason, and many more will star in the one-night-only reading.

Rosemary Harris will lead an all-star cast in Red Bull Theater's benefit reading of Noël Coward's Tonight at 8:30.
(© David Gordon)

Red Bull Theater has announced that it will begin its 2018-19 season with a one-night-only all-star benefit reading of Noël Coward's Tonight at 8:30 on October 15 at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at the Peter Norton Symphony Space.

Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will star in the performance alongside Tony winner Joanna Gleason, Tony winner Judy Kuhn, Tony winner Brad Oscar, Academy Award nominee Chris Sarandon, three-time Tony nominee Mary Testa, Obie Award winner Michael Urie, Nick Choksi, Talene Monahon, Jeanine Serralles, Mark Linn-Baker, Raphael Nash Thompson, and more to be announced. Jesse Berger will direct the production, with music direction by Greg Pliska.

Tonight at 8:30 comprises three short plays: Red Peppers, described by Coward as "a vaudeville sketch sandwiched in between two parodies of music hall songs"; Shadow Play: A Musical Fantasy, a surreal love story between a married couple and their younger selves; and Ways and Means, a madcap comedy about a young couple on the make.