2nd Stage's TRUST Begins Previews, 7/23


Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) presents Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, and Ari Graynor in the world premiere comedy TRUST, written by Paul Weitz, directed by Peter DuBois. Mr. Weitz returns to Second Stage Theatre, where his plays Privilege and Show People premiered in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Directed by Peter DuBois, who staged Second Stage's acclaimed production of Becky Shaw, TRUST will begin previews on Friday, July 23 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd street) and officially open on Thursday, August 12. The production runs through September 5.

Harry is rich. Harry is married. But when Harry doesn't trust any of it is enough, he looks to find something real in the most unlikely of places. Paul Weitz's dark comedy TRUST explores the corrosive effect of power on relationships and the hope we need to make them better.

TRUST will feature scenic design by Alexander Dodge, costume design by "Project Runway" runner-up Emilio Sosa, lighting design by David Weiner, and sound design by M.L. Dogg


Zach Braff's stage experience includes roles in the Public Theater Productions of Twelfth Night and Macbeth directed by George C. Wolfe. His feature film writing and directorial debut, Garden State, premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and earned him a coveted WGA nomination for "Best Original Screenplay." The film also earned him an Independent Spirit Award for "Best First Feature" as well as a nomination for "Best First Screenplay." In addition, Braff was awarded "Best Directorial Debut" by the National Board of Review, "Breakthrough Director" by the Hollywood Film Festival and "Most Promising Filmmaker" by the Chicago Film Critics Association. Braff has recently wrapped the independent film, High Cost Of Living, for director Deborah Chow and will next direct the feature, Swingles. Braff was nominated for a 2005 Primetime Emmy Award and a 2005, 2006 and 2007 Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Dr. John "J.D." Dorian in NBC's comedy "Scrubs." His film credits include roles in The Broken Hearts Club, Getting To Know You, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Dreamworks' The Last Kiss and The Weinstein Company's The Ex. Zach is a native of New Jersey and graduate of Northwestern.

Bobby Cannavale made his Broadway debut in Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius and was nominated for a Tony Award in 2008. He also received rave reviews in the off-Broadway revival of Hurlyburly. On television Bobby won an Emmy for his performance as Will's boyfriend on "Will & Grace." He has appeared in many series including a recurring role in HBO's "Six Feet Under," as well as the starring role in the comedy series "Cupid." Bobby's film credits include The Station Agent, for which he and his co-stars were nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Other film credits include Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, The Take, Merry Gentleman, Diminished Capacity, Fast Food Nation, The Night Listener, Snakes On A Plane, Haven, Shall We Dance, Happy Endings, Romance and Cigarettes, The Postman, Night Falls On Manhattan, Gloria, The Bone Collector and Washington Heights. Upcoming films include the comedy The Other Guys with Will Ferrell, the independent film Weakness and Win Win for director Tom McCarthy.

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