Twelve Angry Men performed by twelve amazing women

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The classic play “Twelve Angry Men” is a tremendous work of art. What you may not know is it was adapted from a 1954 teleplay written for the CBS Studio One television series by Reginald Rose. Yes, it was actually written for television, and from there made into a film directed by famed filmmaker Sidney Lumet. The movie was nominated for three Oscars. Then, finally it was adapted for the stage. “Twelve Angry Men” debuted on Broadway in 2004, and was nominated for three Tony Awards.

And now, producer Lauren Class Schneider is presenting a one-night only reading of the play, by twelve marvelous actresses.  As Schneider commented, “Rose wrote the original teleplay in 1954, some 19 years before women could serve on juries in all 50 states. The female voices remind us how much change there’s been and how much more change is still needed.”

That is truly an astounding fact.

On Sunday evening, September 16 at 8 PM, twelve women from Broadway will perform a reading of the play at Theatre Row, 410 West 42 Street.

Cast members include: Jenn Colella, Cady Huffman, Ariana DeBose, and Lynn Cohen, among others.

Twelve Angry Men performed by twelve amazing women

Cady Huffman

What a great idea! Tickets are $60. Go to


  • Valerie Smaldone

    Valerie Smaldone is a 5-time Billboard Magazine Award winner and is well known for her unprecedented success holding the #1 on-air position in the New York radio market on 106.7 Life-FM, an iHeart station. She has hosted, produced, and created several award-winning nationally syndicated programs featuring in-depth interviews with stars like Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Mariah Carey among others. Her radio talk show "Bagels and Broadway" highlighted theatre and food personalities. She is an accomplished interviewer and voice artist heard on commercials, narrations, promos and audiobooks, as well as a sought after live announcer. Most recently, Valerie produced and directed a film, The Thursday Night Club, featuring pop diva Gloria Gaynor in her movie acting debut. She is one of the creators and producers of a docu-series, Divine Renovation, starring Erik Estrada, on streaming networks soon.

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