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Kathleen Chalfant, Marsha Mason, Michael Urie, Gabriel Ebert and More Join Keen Company’s Arsenic & Old Lace

Kathleen Chalfant, Marsha Mason, Michael Urie, Gabriel Ebert and More Join Keen Company’s Arsenic & Old Lace

Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced additional cast members to complete the cast for the Gala Benefit Reading of the beloved classic comedy Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Mr. Silverstein.  The one night only event in celebration of Keen’s 20th anniversary will take place Monday, February 24th at 7 PM at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues).

The complete cast will be Kathleen Chalfant as Martha Brewster, Marsha Mason as Abby Brewster, Michael Urie as Mortimer Brewster, Graham Rowat as Jonathan Brewster, Reg Rogers as Dr. Einstein, Steven Rattazzi as Teddy Brewster, Lilli Cooper as Elaine Harper, Chuck Cooper as The Rev. Dr. Harper, Gabriel Ebert as Officer O’Hara, Major Attaway as Officer Brophy, Kyle Sherman as Officer Klein, Ian Bedford as Lieutenant Rooney, Jay Russell as Mr. Gibbs, and Hal Robinson as Mr. Witherspoon.

This marks the first time father & daughter Broadway stars Chuck & Lilli Cooper are appearing on stage together, playing father and daughter!

In Arsenic and Old Lace, we meet two charming but not so innocent spinsters who have been poisoning lonely old men, their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt, their nephew who looks strangely like Boris Karloff, and poor Mortimer who does his best to control his family’s antics just long enough to announce his engagement.

Keen Company has been honored with eleven Drama Desk nominations, two Drama Desk Awards, two Drama League nominations, and two Obie Awards.

The performance will be at Theatre 3 of Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Tickets will be $100, $150 (Premium Seating), $250 (Premium Seating with post show toast & meet the cast).

Currently playing, Keen presents the limited Off-Broadway engagement of the New York Premiere of Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage  (Flyin’ West and Oprah Book Club Selection What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day),  through Saturday March 14th only, with opening night set for Wednesday February 18th. LA Williams (Measure for Measure, Public Theater) directs a cast that features Alfie Fuller, Jasminn Johnson, John-Andrew Morrision, Khiry Walker, and Sheldon Woodley. 

To purchase tickets to Arsenic & Old Lace, visit the Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues), order online at, or order by phone at 212-239-6200.

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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, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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