Hannah And Her Sisters Live Read Casts Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Sheen, Uma Thurman and more


Hannah And Her Sisters, the 1986 film written and directed by Woody Allen, is getting the live read treatment. The reading will be directed by Olivia Wilde, who has been announcing the cast on her Twitter feed (@oliviawilde). There’s lots of familiar faces to Allen’s filmography.


In the role of Holly, originated by Dianne Wiest, is Uma Thurman. Thurman also appeared in Sweet And Lowdown.

Actor Michael Sheen poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

In the role of Elliot, originated by Michael Caine, is Michael Sheen. Sheen also appeared in Midnight In Paris.


In the role of Lee, originated by Barbara Hershey, is Rose Byrne.

attends the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

In the role of April, originated by Carrie Fisher, is Maya Rudolph.


In the role of Mickey, originated by Woody Allen, is Bobby Cannavale. He also appeared in Blue Jasmine.


In the role of Frederick, originated by Max Von Sydow, is author Salmon Rushdie.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: Jason Sudeikis attends the European premiere of 'We're The Millers' at Odeon West End on August 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)

In the role of David, originated by Sam Waterson, is Jason Sudeikis.


In the role of Evan, originated by Lloyd Nolan, is Justin Long.

Everyone will be reading multiple parts. Conspicuously absent is anyone playing Hannah. Maybe Wilde is playing that herself?

Update: It is Wilde who will be playing Hannah.

In the role of “Hannah”, originated by Ms Mia Farrow: some lucky 🐥. #hannahandhersistersliveread

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Either way, that is quite a cast! About as star studded as a real Allen film.

The live read takes place on 13th May. You can get some tickets at Live Read NY.

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