Alicia Silverstone in Broadway's 'The Performers'

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FILE - This Sept. 13, 2011 file photo shows actress Alicia Silverstone attending the Instyle and Hollywood Foreign Press party at the Windsor Arms Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto.  Silverstone is joining the cast of the upcoming Broadway comedy "The Performers." Previews begin Oct. 23 and opening night is  Nov.14 at the Longacre Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Silverstone is coming back to Broadway — in a romantic comedy set in the porn industry.

Producers of David West Read's comedy "The Performers" said Wednesday the actress will join Henry Winkler and "30 Rock" star Cheyenne Jackson in the play, which begin previews Oct. 23 at the Longacre Theatre.

It's about two high school friends who reconnect at the Adult Film Awards in Las Vegas. Silverstone will play the girlfriend of one of the friends.

The rest of the cast includes Daniel Breaker, Ari Graynor and Jenni Barber. Evan Cabnet, director of Read's "The Dream of the Burning Boy," will direct.

Silverstone made her Broadway debut in 2002 in "The Graduate" and was last on Broadway in 2010 opposite Laura Linney in "Time Stands Still."

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Online:

http://www.theperformersonbroadway.com

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