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On January 6, 2014, The Wild Root Company presented a one-night-only benefit reading of GLORIA, Daniel Mitura's roaring new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's beloved masterpiece The Beautiful and Damned.
The reading, which was directed by two-time Drama Desk Award nominee Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, drew more than 150 patrons and industry folk to The Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons. All profits raised from the evening were donated to the Ali Forney Center for Homeless LGBTQ Youth.
The cast of GLORIA featured Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Dick Latessa (Broadway's The Lyons, Hairspray, Brighton Beach Memoirs), Tony Award nominee Zach Grenier (Broadway's Man and Boy, 33 Variations; CBS'' "The Good Wife"), Genevieve Angelson (Broadway's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Showtime''s "House of Lies") and Zachary Spicer (Broadway''s Wit), Josh Banks ("The Bourne Legacy"), Kaolin Bass ("In Between Men"), Jean Brassard (Bistro Award Winner, The Kid From Paris), Rachel Annette Helson (Bullet for Adolph), Sean Hudock ("Private Romeo"), Bret Lada ("Alpha House") Brad Makarowski (Metropolitan Playhouse's Both Your Houses), Ed Malone (Irish Rep's Juno and the Paycock), Lauren Schaffel ("Still Standing"), Jonathan Spivey (The Old Globe), Douglas Taurel ("The Cobbler"), Daniel Mitura and Leigh Wade. Casting was by Darragh Garvey, Illana Stein was the Assistant Director and Katie Chew was the Stage Manager. Lorraine Rodriguez Reyes was the Associate Producer.
GLORIA, which has been cleverly adapted from Fitzgerald''s celebrated novel by rising young writer Daniel Mitura, tells the provocative story of a young man''s struggle to survive in an unforgiving world, and the love of a lifetime that made it all worth fighting for. Audiences who attended the evening were the first to experience the new work. Mitura's stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray premiered to acclaim at Theatre Row in 2010.
A ROARING NEW SCREENPLAY BASED ON F. SCOTT FITZGERALD'S MASTERPIECE THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED
ADAPTED BY DANIEL J. MITURA
JANUARY 6, 2014 8 PM | THE MAINSTAGE THEATRE AT PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS, NYC
Proceeds from event will go to the Ali Forney Center for Homeless LGBTQ Youth.
All purchases and donations are tax deductible.
Broadway legend, Tony Award® winner Dick Latessa (Broadway's THE LYONS, HAIRSPRAY), Tony Award® nominee Zach Grenier (CBS' "The Good Wife") Genevieve Angelson (Broadway's VANYA AND SONIA... Showtime's "House of Lies,") Zachary Spicer (Broadway's WIT)
FEATURING A CAST OF CELEBRATED NEW YORK TALENT INCLUDING