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More Star Power Added to ‘O Berkley, Where Hart Thou?’

John C. Reilly has joined the cast of the musical re-creating “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

The following announcement was released Monday by POW!

The Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation is proud to announce the addition of Academy Award, Tony Award and Golden Globe nominee John C. Reilly to the cast for “O Berkley, Where Hart Thou?,” to be staged at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the .

Reilly is best known for offbeat character work in films like “Step Brothers,” “Walk Hard,” “Talladega Nights,” “Magnolia” and “Boogie Nights.” For his role in the hit movie musical “Chicago,” Reilly was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He received a Tony nomination for his work in “True West” on Broadway with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Musical performance is nothing new to Reilly.

He performed “Mr. Cellophane” on the soundtrack to “Chicago,” and wrote and performed music for the soundtrack to “Walk Hard,” for which he received a Grammy nomination. Reilly has recorded with Jack White. In addition to local hero Tom Brosseau, Reilly has performed with Willie Nelson, Band of Horses and Jamey Johnson.

Reilly accepted an invitation to join the cast of “O Berkley Where Hart Thou?” from founder Jeff Berkley. 

“Music is obviously a huge part of JCR’s life as an artist,” says Hart.  “His movies all include some kind of music. Some have tunes he wrote himself. He’s a great comedian and actor for sure, but more important to us, he’s the real deal as a songwriter and performer. JCR is just part of the stunningly talented and successful Southern California songwriting community which will be on display at ‘O Berkley, Where Hart Thou?!’ ”

O Berkley, Where Hart Thou?” features a variety of San Diego-based musicians re-creating the Academy Award-winning soundtrack to “O Brother Where Art Thou?” The Sept. 22 line-up includes Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart (aka Berkley Hart), Steve Poltz, Gregory Page, 7th Day Buskers featuring Shawn Rohlf, Dennis Caplinger, Robin Henkel, Lisa Sanders, Jeffrey Joe Morin, Robin Adler, Cathryn Beeks & Matt Silva, Tom Brosseau plus The Lovebirds.

For tickets, visit www.powayarts.org, $29 for adults, $10 for 18 years and under with the purchase of an adult ticket.

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