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Fonda ‘Targets’ B’way

Thesp returns to stage for Ensler reading

Jane Fonda returns to Broadway, for one night at least, with a staged reading of Eve Ensler’s “Necessary Targets,” the kickoff to a two-week performance fest in June dubbed Until the Violence Stops: NYC.

Mounted by V-Day, Ensler’s org dedicated to stopping violence against women, the program boasts a long list of participants including scribes Edward Albee, Tina Fey, Lynn Nottage, Michael Cunningham and Nicholas Kristof, and thesps Salma Hayek, Idina Menzel, Sarah Jones, Phylicia Rashad and Rosario Dawson.

Shohreh Aghdashloo (“House of Sand and Fog”) and Marian Seldes (“The Play About the Baby”) co-star with Fonda in “Targets,” set to play Studio 54 on June 12. Fonda has not been on Broadway since 1963, when she appeared in “Strange Interlude.”

“Monologues From the World,” at Hammerstein Ballroom June 19, showcases brief works from scribes — around 60, including Dave Eggers, Alice Walker and Anna Deavere Smith — written specifically for the event.

“Words From Prison,” at Lincoln Center June 21, spotlights writings by incarcerated women. And “It’s Hard Out Here For a Girl” is a spoken-word evening June 25 at the Brooklyn Museum.

Other events are being planned in all five boroughs.

“I asked myself, How do we get this issue front and center?” Ensler said. “What if we really occupied New York for two weeks?”

V-Day, which grew out of writer-performer Ensler’s breakout success “The Vagina Monologues,” is now in its ninth year. Once the summer fest is over, Ensler hopes to collect the original writings into a book that can serve as the basis for future performances.

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