Presented by private arts social club The Players, the cult classic was performed live for one night only as a tribute to Jonathan Lynn, director and screenwriter of "Clue."
Conceived and directed by Tim Drucker (Gigantic) and Jason Michael Snow (Book of Mormon), the performance also featured Brynn O'Malley (Honeymoon in Vegas), Christopher John O’Neill (The Book of Mormon), Amy Jo Jackson (Dani Girl) and Nikka Graff Lanzarone. The event is hosted by The Players' Michael Barra, Michael Gerbino and Michael McCurdy.
Based on the popular board game and set in a gothic mansion, the 1985 whodunit starred Tim Curry, Michael McKean, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Brennan, Martin Mull and Lesley Ann Warren. Lynn went on to direct My Cousin Vinny, The Whole Nine Yards and The Distinguished Gentleman. He is also the co-writer of the award-winning BBC series "Yes Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister."
"Jonathan’s rich and varied career is grounded in a love of comedy, playfulness, and extraordinary writing and performance that epitomizes the spirit and history of The Players," said the club’s president Arthur Makar in an earlier press statement. "We cannot think of a better way to celebrate his achievements than by gathering some of today’s brightest stars in our historic mansion to bring his classic comedy to life on the stage."
Founded in 1888 by actor Edwin Booth with 15 other incorporators including Mark Twain, The Players is a New York City-based social club for theatre, television, film, music, and publishing professionals, patrons of the arts and business and civic leaders. For more information visit The Players Facebook page.