Twelve Angry Men performed by twelve amazing women

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The classic play “Twelve Angry Men” is a tremendous work of art. What you may not know is it was adapted from a 1954 teleplay written for the CBS Studio One television series by Reginald Rose. Yes, it was actually written for television, and from there made into a film directed by famed filmmaker Sidney Lumet. The movie was nominated for three Oscars. Then, finally it was adapted for the stage. “Twelve Angry Men” debuted on Broadway in 2004, and was nominated for three Tony Awards.

And now, producer Lauren Class Schneider is presenting a one-night only reading of the play, by twelve marvelous actresses.  As Schneider commented, “Rose wrote the original teleplay in 1954, some 19 years before women could serve on juries in all 50 states. The female voices remind us how much change there’s been and how much more change is still needed.”

That is truly an astounding fact.

On Sunday evening, September 16 at 8 PM, twelve women from Broadway will perform a reading of the play at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street.

Cast members include: Jenn Colella, Cady Huffman, Ariana DeBose, and Lynn Cohen, among others.

Twelve Angry Men performed by twelve amazing women

Cady Huffman

What a great idea! Tickets are $60. Go to www.12womennyc.com

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  • Five-time Billboard Award-winning media personality Valerie Smaldone is a theatre, food, lifestyle and entertainment enthusiast. She is a celebrity interviewer, accomplished voice-over artist and actress. Recent appearances on episodic tv include Law and Order, Criminal Intent, The Other Two (on HBO Max), Tommy, Manifest and Blue Bloods. She is an audiobook narrator and producer. A live event emcee, moderator, and "Voice of God" at events and award ceremonies, Valerie has joined The Story Plant Entertainment Company and is currently working on a film and Broadway play. Visit her website at www.valeriesmaldone.com

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