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Author: George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart Narrator: Edward Asner, Jeanie Hackett, Sarah Rafferty, Jon Matthews, Jonathan Silverman, Caroline Aaron, Jen Dede, Katharine Leonard, Joe Liss, David Kaufman, Kellie Matteson, Steve Vinovich Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781580817301
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It’s 1929 as The Jazz Singer hits the silver screen and the talkies promise to change movies forever. Enter three down-and-out vaudevillians who hatch a hare-brained scheme to “make it big” in Tinsel Town. Their plan? To open a voice academy for the witless stars of silent movies. The only things standing in their way are ditzy starlets and power-hungry movie moguls. Starring Ed Asner and directed by Moss Hart’s son, this is top-of-the-bill screwball comedy and Kaufman and Hart genius at its very best.

An LA Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Caroline Aaron as Helen Hobart and Miss Chasen, Edward Asner as Herman Glogauer, Jen Dede as Susan Walker, Jeanie Hackett as Mrs. Walker and Miss Leighton, David Kaufman as George Lewis, Katharine Leonard as Florabel Leigh and Bridesmaid #2, Joe Liss as Ernest and others, Kellie Matteson as Phyllis Fontaine and Bridesmaid #1, Jon Matthews as Rudolph Kammerling and others, Sarah Rafferty as May Daniels, Jonathan Silverman as Jerry Hyland, and Steve Vinovich as Lawrence Vail and others. Directed by Christopher Hart and recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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About the Narrators

Edward “Ed” Asner is an American actor best known for his Emmy-winning role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, later continued in a spin-off series, Lou Grant. He has made dozens of appearances—including voice-over work—on television shows and has recorded a number of audiobooks.

Jeanie Hackett is an actor, director, author, and teacher. She has performed on Broadway, regional, and Los Angeles stages, and appears frequently on film and television. She has directed award-winning productions and has served as artistic director for two prestigious Los Angeles theater companies. She is the author of two popular books for actors and has taught or coached hundreds of actors, from beginners to celebrated artists.

David Kaufman is the bestselling author of Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door as well as a longtime theater critic and contributor to the New York Times, Nation, and Vanity Fair. He lives in New York City.