Lips Together... Halted Due to Actor Illness; Tonight's Show Canceled | Playbill

News Lips Together... Halted Due to Actor Illness; Tonight's Show Canceled The Nov. 19 matinee performance of Terrence McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart, starring Emmy Award-winning "Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera, was canceled after the first act due to an actor's illness. The evening performance has also been called off.

America Ferrera Photo by Joan Marcus

Second Stage Theatre representatives confirmed that the Nov. 18 performance was also canceled, but did not disclose which of the four actors was ill. Ticket holders can exchange their tickets for another performance; the run is in its final weekend, with performances through Nov. 23.

The company features Michael Chernus (Obie Award winner for In the Wake) as Sam, Tracee Chimo (Lortel Award winner for Bad Jews, 2ST Uptown's Bachelorette) as Chloe, Ferrera (Emmy Award winner for "Ugly Betty") as Sally and Austin Lysy (2ST's The Water's Edge) as John.

Returning to New York City for the first time in 23 years, Lips Together, Teeth Apart is directed by Peter DuBois (2ST's Trust, All New People and Becky Shaw).

Previews began Oct. 7, prior to an official opening Oct. 29. 

Here's how it's billed: "It's the 4th of July on Fire Island where a brother and sister and their spouses are spending the quintessential American summer weekend in an unfamiliar setting. As their season in the sun unfolds, the two couples do their best to enjoy themselves despite their prejudices and insecurities. The grill is fired up, the drinks are cold and the pool is open but no one is going in. Terrence McNally's trenchant comedy receives its first New York revival in 23 years under the direction of Peter DuBois." The production features set design by Alexander Dodge, costumes by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Justin Townsend and sound design by Fitz Patton. The production stage manager is Lori Ann Zepp.

Subscriptions are available through or by calling the box office at (212) 246-4422. Second Stage is currently celebrating its 35th anniversary season. Second Stage is under the artistic direction of Carole Rothman

All performances are staged at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre at 305 West 43rd Street (just west of Eighth Avenue).

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