Additional casting has been announced for “Steel Magnolias”

•• Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming 25th anniversary reading of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, which will be presented Sept. 9 at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

Presented by David Youse, Four Things Productions in association with L.A. Works, the reading will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner Judith Ivey. The cast will be led by the previously announced Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Frances Conroy, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Elizabeth Perkins, Jennifer Coolidge and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Annie Potts, along with just announced cast members Jill Larson (“All My Children”) and Mae Whitman (“Parenthood”).

The performance, which will raise awareness and funds for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, will be followed by a VIP reception. The event will also feature lighting design by Leigh Allen, sound design by Shannon Slaton, technical direction by David Toledo, props by Kent Rogers and graphic design by Studio 56.

Show time will be 6 PM. The Broad Stage is located at 1310 11th Street in Santa Monica, CA. For tickets and additional information, please visit the official website at