Michael Emerson will star in a one-night benefit reading of the Moisés Kaufman play “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.”
A revival of the drama, which chronicles Wilde’s trial for homosexuality, was blocked in Moscow by the Kremlin earlier this year for its LGBT content. The reading is being staged to raise awareness of the rights being denied Russia’s LGBTQ community.
The rest of the cast includes Jonathan Groff, Sally Field, Michael C. Hall, David Hyde Pierce, Tony Kushner, Judith Light, Darren Criss, Tituss Burges, David Burtka, Andy Mientus, Jose Llana, Will Carlyon and Jake Shears.
The reading will take place on Oct. 5 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater in New York City.
“Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” is sponsored by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Hilda Mullen Foundation. All funds raised will benefit Tectonic Theater Project and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.