The Tale of the Allergist's Wife by Charles Busch will once again be performed for a one-night-only benefit reading. The evening will star Charles Busch in the title role, originally played by Linda Lavin, and assembles the entire original all-star Broadway cast including Linda Lavin, Michele Lee, Tony Roberts, and Anil Kumar as well as original director Lynne Meadow. All proceeds will benefit the Actors Fund.
While most of the cast will reprise their original Broadway roles for this reading, Linda Lavin, who originally played Marjorie, will play the role of Frieda. The playwright himself, Charles Busch, will assume the role of Marjorie. Frieda was originally played by the late Shirl Bernheim.