Alicia Silverstone returns to Broadway

HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 21: Actress Alicia Silverstone presents singer Alanis Morissette (not pictured) after she is honored with handprints on Guitar Center's Rockwalk at Guitar Center on August 21, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images) Michael Buckner

Alicia Silverstone appears at Guitar Center on Aug. 21, 2012, in Hollywood, Calif.
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(CBS/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 the actress will join Henry Winkler and "30 Rock" star Cheyenne Jackson in the play, which begin previews Oct. 23 at the Longacre Theatre.

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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.

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

Silverstone has a few films coming up too, including a role in "Gods Behaving Badly" alongside Sharon Stone and Christopher Walken.

  • CBS News Staff

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