Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"The Assembled Parties" In Previews Now, Opens April 17 - Cast Includes Judith Light & Jake Silbermann

Broadway's "The Assembled Parties," a family drama that unfolds on New York’s Upper West Side., began previews March 21 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre,. The show stars Judith Light, Jessica Hecht and Jeremy Shamos. It opens April 17 and will run until June 2.

Light, who won two Emmys for her work as Karen Wolek in ONE LIFE TO LIVE and recently amazed as Harris Ryland's controlling mother in DALLAS, returns to the stage to play Faye. "The Assembled Parties" follows Faye, whose child is mentally challenged, as she tries to move forward and deal with her resentment of her sister-in-law Julie, a former movie star with two beautiful kids who seems to have everything. Julie surprises Faye with a gift that changes her life completely.

"It’s a lot about transformation and forgiveness, and relationships you think are not going to work out — and they do, in beautiful and secret ways," Light said recently from the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Between the play’s first and second acts, 20 years pass.

"It’s very interesting because you have to bring the energy to 1980 and then you have to remove some of that life force later," Light said. "She starts at about 53 and goes to 73, so it’s a very interesting span"I’ve never done anything like that before."

Light, 61, signed onto the show before reading a word.

"If Richard Greenberg is writing for you and Lynne Meadow is directing, and you get to work with the people I work with, you say ‘Yes,’ " she said.

Also featured in the cast is AS THE WORLD TURNS alum Jake Silbermann (Noah Mayer), who is "excited" to be making his Broadway debut playing Scotty/Tim.

"The Assembled Parties" runs until June 2. For more information visit theassembledpartiesbroadway.com.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The busy Jake Silbermann has also started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his upcoming film project, The Revival.


  1. The Assembled Parties sounds tremendous - and The Revivial sounds like a very worthwhile, important movie to support!

  2. I saw "The Revival" play with Trent Dawson as the lead a few years ago. I'm looking forward to seeing Jake play this part.

  3. Very happy for Jake and The Assembled Parties sounds like a good show. Wish I could get to New York to see it. Like you Roger, I'd love to see Jake in The Revival, so here's hoping the Kickstarter campaign will be fully funded.

  4. Both of these endeavors sound like great projects with amazing casts! Jake was on BlazinRy Radio just last night (4/1) discussing both of them. Audio link below. (He comes on about the 12-minute mark.)


    (Also, Roger, not sure if I read you right, but just to clarify -- In The Revival, Jake's collaborator, Malcolm Madera is set to play preacher "Eli" (the role Trent Dawson played), and Jake will be taking on the role of the troubled, gay drifter "Daniel," who upsets Eli's world.)

  5. Sounds like an interesting story with a stellar cast. I'm also very much hoping to see the Revival project made, as friends who saw the play during its run raved about it.