92Y Will Stream Talk with Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman Online, 4/7
The couple that plays together, stays together. Real-life couple Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) star together in the Off-Broadway premiere of the play Annapurna, beginning April 13 at The New Group @ Theatre Row. They join us to talk about staying together, onstage and off, with playwright Sharr White.
This event is sold out, but will be streamed live at 92Y.org/livecast. Tune in on Monday, April 7 at 8:15 pm.
Twenty years ago, Emma (Megan Mullally) walked out on her husband, cowboy-poet Ulysses (Nick Offerman), in the middle of the night. Now hearing he's in dire straits, she tracks him down in the wilds of Colorado in a grungy trailer, working on his magnum opus, hooked to an oxygen tank, and cooking in the buff. Their reunion, charged by rage and compassion, brings back the worst and best of their former bond. The New Group presents Annapurna, written by Sharr White and directed by Bart DeLorenzo, as the third show in the company's 2013-2014 season. Annapurna plays April 13 - June 1 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street).
Megan Mullally is best known for her role as Karen Walker on Will & Grace, for which she was awarded two Emmys, four Screen Actors Guild awards and five Golden Globe nominations, in addition to a number of other nominations and citations. She has starred as Lydia on the critically-acclaimed Starz series Party Down, and as Chief on all five seasons of the double Emmy Award-winning comedy Childrens Hospital. Megan recurs on Parks and Recreation, Bob's Burgers and Web Therapy. Recent film work includes Smashed, Kings of Summer, GBF and the upcoming Trouble Dolls. She has starred on Broadway in Grease, How To Succeed In Business... and Young Frankenstein. Megan's band, Nancy And Beth, is currently touring the states and will soon release their eponymous first album. The band can be found on Facebook at Nancy And Beth and on Twitter @nancyandbeth.
Nick Offerman got his start in the Chicago theater community, where he was a founding member of the Defiant Theatre. He worked extensively at Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Wisdom Bridge and Pegasus Players, among many others. Off Broadway credits include Adding Machine at The Minetta Lane Theater. Television credits include Parks and Recreation, Children's Hospital, Will & Grace, Deadwood, George Lopez, ER, American Body Shop and 24. Films include Casa De Mi Padre, 21 Jump Street, All Good Things, Men Who Stare at Goats, Somebody Up There Likes Me and Harmony and Me. Coming soon are The Kings of Summer and We're The Millers. October 2013 saw the release of Nick's first book, Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living, from E.P. Dutton Books. Nick also enjoys making things out of wood in his Los Angeles workshop.www.offermanwoodshop.com.
Sharr White's The Other Place received its world premiere Off-Broadway with MCC Theatre, featuring Laurie Metcalf (Lucille Lortel and Obie awards) and directed by Joe Mantello (Lucille Lortel nom). The Other Place subsequently received its Broadway premiere in the spring of 2013 at Manhattan Theatre Club with Joe Mantello again directing Laurie Metcalf (Tony nom). The Other Place was also a recipient of the 2010 Playwrights First Award; the 2011 Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation's Theatre Visions Fund Award; and was an Outer Critics Circle Award nominee for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play. White's The Snow Geese premiered on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman theatre in the fall of 2013, starring Mary Louise Parker and directed by Daniel Sullivan, as a co-production between Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theatre. Annapurna premiered at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco and was a finalist for the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award. White is currently working on a commission from Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Photos by Eric Schwabel; Shayd Johnson