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Ethan Slater and More to Star in Benefit Reading of Significant Other

Ethan Slater and More to Star in Benefit Reading of Significant Other
Ethan Slater

Ethan Slater

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is pleased to welcome a star-studded cast to its stage on Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m. for a staged reading of Joshua Harmon’s “Significant Other.” Broadway darlings Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Jordan, Midori Francis (Usual Girls, The Wolves) as Laura, Isaac Powell (Once on this Island) as Zach/Evan/Rodger, Latoya Edwards (“School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play,” “Miss You Like Hell”) as Vanessa, Cathryn Wake (Hello Girls, Great Comet) as Kiki, and Kathryn Kates (Broadway’s Significant Other, Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”) as Helene round out the cast. The reading, produced by Rachel Kunstadt and directed by Daniella Caggiano, will benefit Out at the J, the JCC’s LGBTQIA programming. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for the public and can be purchased at or by phone at 646.505.5708.

Jordan Berman (Slater) would love to be in love, but that’s easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close girlfriends. But as singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan discovers that the only thing harder than finding love is supporting the loved ones around you when they do.

The staged reading is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. and in partnership with Out at the J and the JCC’s Selma and Lawrence Ruben Center for 20s + 30s.Together with its community, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan creates opportunities for people to connect, grow, and learn within an ever-changing Jewish landscape. Located on 76th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, the JCC is a vibrant non-profit community center on the Upper West Side. The cornerstone of progressive programming in Manhattan, the JCC serves over 55,000 people annually through 1,200 programs each season that educate, inspire, and transform participants’ minds, bodies, and spirits. Since its inception, the JCC has been committed to serving the community by offering programs, classes, and events that reach beyond neighborhood boundaries, reaching people at all stages of their lives. Learn more at


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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