Gabrielle Union to Host Live All-Black “Friends” Reading With Sterling K. Brown, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Uzo Aduba, and Others

Gabrielle Union (Melodie McDaniel for Variety)

The Emmys may have had a “Friends” reunion with Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox, but Tuesday night the celebrated sitcom is getting revamped for a new generation.

Gabrielle Union is hosting an all-Black cast reading  of “Friends.” The star-studded Salli Richardson-Whitfield-directed event, taking place Tuesday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. ET at Zoom Where It Happens, will feature Sterling K. Brown, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Uzo Aduba, Aisha Hinds, Kendrick Sampson, and Jeremy Pope.

Bathe will play Rachel with Brown as Ross. Aduba, who won her second Emmy on Sunday for her work in “Mrs. America,” will take on Phoebe. Monica will be played by Hinds and Pope will be Chandler.

The reading will spotlight When We All Vote, a non-partisan voter registration organization.

The “Friends” evening comes on the heels of Zoom Where It Happens’ all-Black cast “Golden Girls” reading.

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SOURCE: Variety, Marc Malkin

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