Brothers and Sisters: Sally Field Will Set 'Hearts on Fire'


If all her tear-jerking moments on Brothers and Sisters aren't enough for you, veteran actress Sally Field has another project in store. It may not bring the Walkers to the stage, but it will certain tug on those heartstrings.


Broadway World reports that Field will be joining a number of acclaimed stage actors in the upcoming production called Hearts on Fire, created and directed by Robert Egan with Michael Morris. It's a benefit event, paying tribute to four-time Tony Award-winner Terrence McNally. He'll also be around to receive the 2010 OPC (Ojai Playwrights Conference) Award during the dinner following the show.


Aside from the Brothers and Sisters matriarch, Hearts on Fire will also star Ted Danson, Sandra Oh and Mary Steenburgen. The performance will take place at 5:30pm on January 30 at the Matilija Auditorium in Ojai, California.


This one-night event brings together other stars to perform several scenes from Terrence McNally's plays. Those scheduled to do so include Dana Delany, John Glover, Jane Kaczmarek, Amanda McBroom, Zachary Quinto, Steven Weber, and Noah Wyle. You may know some of them from other TV shows, but this will be a night dedicated to theatre.


"These amazing actors are coming together for just one night to support the Ojai Playwrights Conference," said OPC Artistic Director/Producer Robert Egan. "It will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this collection of talent on stage together."


Sally Field will certainly be someone to watch out for on Hearts of Fire, but the spotlight will be on Terrence McNally.


"Terrence is one of America's greatest living playwrights. So many awards, so much output, and so many extraordinary characters brought to life in his poignant plays," Egan went on. "As a way of thanking him for his many brilliant plays and musicals and his contribution to the Ojai Playwrights Conference - we are honoring him with the 2010 OPC Award."


If you won't be able to catch Hearts on Fire on January 30, you might try seeing McNally's newest play, Golden Age. It will premiere at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, and will run from January 22 to February 14. It will also be performed at the Kennedy Center on March 12 to April 4.


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