Melissa Joan Hart will star in a benefit reading of the '60s romantic comedy "Any Wednesday" at the Westport Country Playhouse Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m.
She will play the role of Ellen, the sweet mistress of a wealthy Manhattan businessman in the Muriel Resnik play that was produced on Broadway in 1964, starring Sandy Dennis, Don Potter, Gene Hackman and Rosemary Murphy. It was made into a 1966 film starring Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, Dean Jones and Murphy.
Anne Keefe, Playhouse artistic advisor, directs the reading Tickets are $100, $50, and $25. Tickets include the play reading and post-performance “Meet the Cast” reception.
Hart can currently be seen in the ABC Family series “Melissa & Joey.” She executive produces the half-hour comedy along with her co-star Joey Lawrence.
TV credits also include: Nickelodeon’s “Clarissa Explains It All,” "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” and two “Wonderful World of Disney” movies, “Sabrina Goes to Rome” and “Sabrina Down Under,” both of which she produced and starred in after the success of the first TV movie “Sabrina” shot for Showtime in 1995.
Her films include the romantic comedy “Drive Me Crazy," “Can’t Hardly Wait” and “Nine Dead.”
Hart made her Broadway debut opposite Martin Sheen in “The Crucible.” She also starred opposite William Hurt and Calista Flockhart in the Circle Repertory production of “Beside Herself” in 1987. Hart has since returned to the stage to star in the acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues." She most recently was in Nora Efron’s Off-Broadway show “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”
Hart currently resides in Westport with her husband and three sons.
Information: 203-227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or www.westportplayhouse.org.
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