Additional Casting Announced for MARY PAGE MARLOWE Starring Tatiana Maslany

By: Apr. 13, 2018

Additional Casting Announced for MARY PAGE MARLOWE Starring Tatiana Maslany

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced additional casting for the New York Premiere of Tracy Letts' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, directed by Lila Neugebauer. Joining previously announced Blair Brown, Emma Geer, Tatiana Maslany and Susan Pourfar will be Kayli Carter, AUDREY CORSA, Marcia DeBonis, Ryan Foust, Tess Frazer, Grace Gummer, Mia Sinclair Jenness, Brian Kerwin, Kellie Overbey, Maria Elena Ramirez, Elliot Villar, and Gary Wilmes. Complete casting will be announced at a later date.

Ms. Jenness and Ms. Overbey will join Ms. Brown, Ms. Geer, Ms. Maslany and Ms. Pourfar in portraying the title character at different points in her life. Ms. Brownoriginated her role in the world premiere Steppenwolf production in 2016.

MARY PAGE MARLOWE will begin previews on June 19, 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd street) and will officially open on July 12.

If you looked back on eleven moments from your life, would you recognize yourself, or would you see a stranger? Mary Page Marlowe is a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. In this sweeping but intimate play, Tracy Letts gives us a haunting portrait of a complex woman, demonstrating how a series of forgotten moments can add up to one memorable life.

MARY PAGE MARLOWE will feature scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Brandon Wolcottand casting by Telsey + Company.

This production marks Mr. Letts' return to Second Stage Theater, which produced the New York premiere of his play, Man from Nebraska, directed by David Cromer, last winter.

Subscriptions are currently available beginning at $250, including the company's inaugural productions on Broadway - LOBBY HERO and STRAIGHT WHITE MEN. For subscription and ticket information, please visit or call the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422.


Blair Brown's (Mary Page Marlowe) Broadway credits include The Parisian Woman, Copenhagen (Tony Award), James Joyce's The Dead, Cabaret, The Secret Rapture, The Threepenny Opera. Off-Broadway/regional: Mary Page Marlowe (Steppenwolf); Nikolai And The Others, The Clean House, Arcadia, The Tempest (McCarter Theatre); A Little Night Music (Kennedy Center); Humble Boy, Camino Real (Williamstown); My Life as a Fairy Tale (LCF); Comedy of Errors (NYSF); The Skin of Our Teeth (Old Globe); seasons at Stratford-Ontario and Guthrie Theater. Film: My Art, Speed of Thought, Dark Matter, The Sentinel, Dogville, Space Cowboys, The Astronaut's Wife, Altered States, Continental Divide, Strapless, Stealing Home and A Flash of Green. TV includes: "Orange Is The New Black," "Jack Ryan," "Elementary," "Limitless," "Forever," "Person of Interest," "The Affair," "Fringe," "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" (5 Emmy nominations), "ER," "Ed," "The Ultimate Life," "Kennedy," "A Season in Purgatory," "The Good Policeman," "Hands of a Stranger," "Follow the Stars Home," "In His Life: The John Lennon Story," "Convictions," "Gifts of Love," "To Walk Again: The Eddie Keating Jr. Story," "Missing Parents," "Majority Rules," "Extremely Close Up," "Those Secrets," "Space." Directing: Rosemary and I (Passage), Lovely Day (Play Co.) and A Feminine Ending(PCS). Narrator of more than 50 documentary films and audio books.

Kayli Carter (Wendy Gilbert) is a New York based actor who graduated with a BFA in Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. She originated the role of Flo in Mark Rylance's Olivier nominated Comedy, Nice Fish (West End, St. Ann's Warehouse, American Repertory Theater). Kayli's film and television credits include Scott Frank's "Godless" (Netflix), Rings (Paramount), and "Z: The Beginning of Everything" (Amazon). Up next, Kayli stars opposite Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti in Tamara Jenkins' feature, Private Life, for Netflix, for which she received raves at this year's Sundance Film Festival. She also just wrapped production on Mary Harron's independent feature, Charlie Says, opposite Merritt Wever and Matt Smith.

AUDREY CORSA (Connie) is a 2017 graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama where she appeared as Desdemona in Jonathan Rosenberg's Othello, Olivia in Arin Arbus' Twelfth Night, and Cassie in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Appropriate directed by Lila Neugebauer, among others. Upon graduation, Audrey participated in Gurls, Branden Jacobs-Jenkin's adaptation of The Bacchae under the direction of Lileana Blain-Cruz for the McCarter Theater. Other theater credits include Our Town, Engine Of Our Ruin, Afterlove, and Henry IV at the Chautauqua Theater Company.

Marcia DeBonis' (Shrink) New York Theater credits include: Small Mouth Sounds (Drama League Award nomination) and work at Ars Nova, NYSF, Playwrights Horizons, LTC Lab as well as numerous productions with the Drama Desk Award-winning company, The Barrow Group, of which she is a founding member. Film: upcoming Two Against Nature, Clint Eastwood's Sully, Blame, You Must be Joking, That's What She Said (2012 Sundance Film Festival), Woody Allen's Whatever Works, Bride Wars, Twelve and Holding, 13 Going on 30, L.I.E., and Angela's Ashes, among others. DeBonis has appeared in recurring TV roles on "Orange Is The New Black," "Gone," "Homeland" and "Lipstick Jungle," as well as guest starring roles on "High Maintenance," "Sneaky Pete," "Divorce," "The Big C," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Mercy," "Law & Order," and "Spin City," to name a few. Marcia has a BA in Theater Arts from UCLA and is the proud co-owner of The Tape Room.

Ryan Foust (Louis Gilbert) is making his Second Stage debut. Broadway: Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Jack O'Brien, Dir.). Readings/Workshops:Becoming Nancy (Jerry Mitchell, Dir.), The Sandman (Sam Buntrock, Dir.). Upcoming Film: Warner Bros.' The Goldfinch (John Crowley, Dir.). Ryan has garnered top academic recognition nationally as a part of the Duke TIP program. Follow @ryanfoustofficial.

Tess Frazer (Lorna) can be seen as a series regular in the Scott Frank and Steven Soderbergh's Netflix limited series western "Godless" opposite Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery and Merritt Wever. In "Godless," Tess plays Callie Dunne, a former prostitute turned school teacher who falls in love with Wever's Mary Agnes McNue after all of the men in their small New Mexico town are killed in a tragic mining accident. For the series, Frazer and Wever are nominated for a 2018 GLAAD Media Award. She made her feature debut in Fan Girl opposite Meg Ryan and Kiernan Shipka playing Claire Bovary, a social media super-star who is as beautiful as she is kind. She next appeared alongside Jesse Eisenberg as the naïve personal assistant Jane in Woody Allen's Cafe Society. Tess will next be seen as Ashley Spradin in Write When You Get Home (SXSW Festival pick) and as Andrea in Barry Levinson's Paterno, chronicling the fall of Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno played by Al Pacino produced by HBO. Previously she had appeared on TV in NBC's limited series "The Slap." Her most recent role on stage was as Lorna in Mary Page Marlowe at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Tess Frazer is a graduate of the famed LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and trained at Maggie Flanigan Studio and Circle in the Square.

Emma Geer (Mary Page Marlowe) is a New York-based actress. She has recently appeared Off-Broadway in Hindle Wakes at Mint Theater Company, How To Transcend a Happy Marriage at Lincoln Center Theater, and Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone at Workshop Theater. Regional theater credits include 4,000 Miles at Shakespeare & Company and Up the Hill at The O'Neill. Film: In The Treetops (world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, 2015).

Grace Gummer (Roberta Marlowe) currently stars opposite Rami Malek and Christian Slater in the Emmy-winning USA television series "Mr. Robot," recently wrapping Season 3 in NYC. She can next be seen in Beast of Burden, directed by Jesper Ganslandt, opposite Daniel Radcliffe, and in the independent feature comedy The Long Dumb Road, directed by Hannah Fidell. Grace recently finished up one of the leads in Confirmation for HBO Films, and an arc on "Good Girls Revolt" for Amazon, playing Nora Ephron. Grace heavily recurred on "The Newsroom" for HBO and "American Horror Story" for FX over several seasons. Prior to this, she was a series regular on "Extant" for CBS/Amblin. In addition to her many Broadway and off-Broadway theater credits, Grace appeared in films Frances Ha! directed by Noah Baumbach, The Homesman directed by Tommy Lee Jones, and indie-comedy Jenny's Wedding.

Mia Sinclair Jenness (Mary Page Marlowe). Broadway/national tour: Matilda the Musical (Matilda), Les Misérables (Little Cosette). Other NYC theatre: Little Dancer, The Hundred Dresses, And A Child Shall Lead, A Christmas Carol, The Secret Garden. TV: "Fancy Nancy," "Raven's Home," "Blue Bloods," "Orange is the New Black," "Skyward" (Emmy nomination), "The Sound of Music: Live!," "Sesame Street," "Conan," "The Talk." Film: 10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up, Under the Shadow. Select Animation: Hotel Transylvania 2, Captain Underpants, Kung Fu Panda 3, "Welcome to the Wayne," "Pokémon." Mia proudly supports Cookies for Kids Cancer. @MiaSinclairJenness

Brian Kerwin (Andy) was born and grew up in the Chicago suburb of Flossmoor and attended the University of Southern California, graduating with a degree in cinema. He made his stage debut in Comings and Goings under the direction of Maria Irene Fornes in 1974. He was soon cast in the role of Greg Foster in the daytime series "The Young and the Restless." Mr. Kerwin wrapped arcs on "The Knick" and "Hindsight" after working on four seasons of the ABC series "One Life To Live." Mr. Kerwin previously starred as Rob Malome in the critically acclaimed Showtime series "Beggars and Choosers." His other television roles include his co-starring role with Ellen Burstyn and Lucas Black in "Flash" for ABC's Wonderful World of Disney, and opposite Dolly Parton in CBS's special Christmas MOW "Unlikely Angel." He also had lead roles in "Critical Choices" (Showtime), "Fire on the Mountain" (ABC), "It Came From Outer Space" (USA), and "Sins of Silence" (CBS). His other television performances include his starring role in the NBC mini-series "Switched at Birth" and co-starring role with Walter Matthau in the CBS movie "Cobb's Law." He starred with Michelle Pfeiffer in John O'Hara's "Natica Jackson" for PBS's Great Performances series. His other mini-series credits include "Challenger," "Blue Grass," "The Chisholms," and "The Blue and the Gray." He starred on the CBS series "Lobo" and "Angel Falls," had a recurring role on "Roseanne," and roles in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman", and "The West Wing." Mr. Kerwin can also be seen in Are You Joking?, The Help, and 27 Dresses, in strong supporting roles. His other work includes Showtime's highly acclaimed filmCommon Ground, written by Paula Vogel, Terrence McNally and Harvey Fierstein. Aside from having a lead role in that movie, he was also its Executive Producer. Other film projects include Jack for director Francis Ford Coppola, and the Academy Award-winning short film Mr. Jealousy, directed by Noah Baumbach. His other films include Bart Freundlich's acclaimed feature The Myth of Fingerprints, Getting Away with Murder and Gold Diggers. He also co-starred in Love Field with Michelle Pfeiffer, Hard Promiseswith Sissy Spacek, Murphy's Romance opposite Sally Field, King Kong Lives! opposite Linda Hamilton, and Torch Song Trilogy in which he recreated his stage role opposite Harvey Fierstein. Mr. Kerwin's extensive stage credits include, The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? at ACT in Seattle, Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine at Manhattan Theatre Club, and the lead role in Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama How I Learned to Drive, opposite Molly Ringwald at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Also at the Forum, he co-starred with Glenda Jackson and John Lithgow in Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?, directed by its author Edward Albee. He made his Broadway debut in The Little Foxes with Stockard Channing at Lincoln Center. Other New York credits include Tina Howe's One Shoe Off at the New York Shakespeare Festival, co-starring Mary Beth Hurt. For the Manhattan Theatre Club, he starred in Lips Together, Teeth Apart and Emily, for which he won a Theatre World Award. He also appeared in Nicky Silver's play Raised in Captivity at the Vineyard Theatre. Other Los Angeles and San Diego productions include, The Subject Was Roses, The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers and his award-winning performance in Strange Snow.

Tatiana Maslany (Mary Page Marlowe) is an Emmy Award-winning actress who has garnered numerous accolades for her film and television roles. In 2010 she received the Sundance Breakout Actress Award, in 2014 she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and in 2015 she received her first Emmy Award nomination and went on to win the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for "Orphan Black." This past yearMaslany starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the film, Stronger, and the 5th and final season of BBC America's "Orphan Black." In "Orphan Black," she plays several women who are revealed to be clones, a role that has also earned her, in addition to the Emmy, two Critics Choice Awards, two TCA Award nominations and one win, a Young Hollywood Award, four Canadian Screen Awards and a SAG Award nomination. Maslany is currently in production onDestroyer alongside Nicole Kidman and recently wrapped production on Pink Wall opposite Jay Duplass. She previously starred in Two Lovers and a Bear, The Other Half, The Woman in Gold, and Grown Up Movie Star. Chosen as one of its "Rising Stars" at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, Maslany earned Best Performance awards from the Whistler International Film Festival and ACTRA for her role as the troubled, promiscuous teenager Claire in Picture Day. Her feature credits also include Cas and Dylan, The Vow, Violet and Daisy, and Blood Pressure. Maslany's numerous television credits include "World Without End," a Gemini-nominated performance in "Nativity," and Gemini-winning roles in "Flashpoint," and "Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures." She was also seen in a two-episode arc of NBC's hit show "Parks and Recreation." She has appeared on stage in Toronto in The Secret Garden, George Dandin, A Christmas Carol (all at The Globe Theatre), and Dog Sees God (Six Degrees Theatre). Mary Page Marlowe will mark her New York stage debut.

Kellie Overbey's (Mary Page Marlowe) Broadway credits include: The Coast of Utopia, Twentieth Century, Q.E.D., Judgment at Nuremberg, Present Laughter, and Buried Child. Off-Broadway/regional credits include: Mary Stuart (Chicago Shakespeare); Women Without Men (Drama Desk nomination, Mint Theater Company); Dada Woof Papa Hot (Lincoln Center Theater); Love and Information (NYTW); Rapture Blister Burn, The Savannah Disputation (Lucille Lortel nomination), Betty's Summer Vacation (Playwrights Horizons); Sleeping Rough (Drama Desk nomination, Page 73 Productions); Lemon Sky (Keen Company); Animals Out of Paper, Good Boys and True (Second Stage Theater); The Music Teacher (Minetta Lane Theatre); Hamlet (Classic Stage Company); Gone Home, Comic Potential, and The Debutante Ball (Manhattan Theatre Club). Film credits include: Imitation Girl, That's What She Said (also screenwriter), Favorite Son, Sweet and Lowdown, 35 Miles from Normal, Outbreak, Defenseless, and Misplaced. Television credits include: "Law & Order: SVU," "Blindspot," "Blue Bloods," "30 Rock," "The Good Wife," "Law & Order," "Unforgettable," "The Job," "That's Life," and "The Stand." Ms. Overbey is an Eastern Principle Councilor at Actors' Equity Association, a founding member of Fair Wage OnStage, and the executive director of the nonprofit A is For.

Susan Pourfar (Mary Page Marlowe) has appeared off-Broadway in Mary Jane (New York Theatre Workshop), Tribes (Barrow Street Theatre; Obie Award, Theatre World Award, Clarence Derwent Award), When the Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center Theater), and Women or Nothing (Atlantic Theater Company). Pourfar has appeared in multiple plays at The Public, MTC, and Second Stage. Regional: Mark Taper Forum, Long Wharf, Yale Rep, Alliance, Denver Center, Sundance Theatre Lab, NYS&F, and three seasons at Williamstown. Film: Manchester by the Sea (dir. Kenneth Lonergan), Christine (dir. Antonio Campos), Irrational Man (dir. Woody Allen), Alex of Venice (dir. Chris Messina) and Emelie. TV: recurring role on the USA series "The Sinner," "House of Cards," "Mr. Robot," "Scandal" (recurring), "Black Box," "Elementary" (recurring), "Power," "The Good Wife," "Nurse Jackie," "Numbers," "The Sopranos," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Law & Order: SVU."

Maria Elena Ramirez (Nurse) most recently appeared as Siobhan in the 1st national tour of the National Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Broadway: Larry David's Fish in the Dark, Rachel Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. National tour: Rose Narracott in War Horse. Off-Broadway: Important Hats of the 20th Century (Manhattan Theatre Club), Somewhere Fun (Vineyard Theatre), BBAJ (Public Theater), The Thugs (Soho Rep), Living Out (Second Stage), Princess Turandot (McGinn/Cazale), Skin of Our Teeth (NYSF). Regional: A.R.T., Guthrie Theater, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, Westport Country Playhouse, among others. Film: Wonderstruck, St. Vincent, Happythankyoumoreplease, The Women, Assassination of a High School President, Personal Velocity. Television: "Limitless," "Odd Mom Out," "Person of Interest," "Unforgettable," "Army Wives," "Damages," "Law & Order," "The Sopranos," "Jezebel James," "Third Watch." Fox Foundation Fellow. MFA, NYU Graduate Acting Program.

Elliot Villar's (Ben) recent credits include recurring roles on USA's "Mr. Robot," Amazon's "Sneaky Pete," ABC's "Time After Time," AMC's "The Son," Showtime's "The Affair," and Fox's "Gotham." He has guest starred on "Shades of Blue," "Deception," "The Blacklist," "American Odyssey," "Blue Bloods," "Black Box," "The Good Wife," and "Elementary." Recent film includes Nancy Meyers' The Intern. He appeared on Broadway in Lincoln Center's production of War Horse. He earned his BA in Drama from Vassar College and his MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama. His post MFA, NYC theater credits include the Delacorte (Shakespeare in the Park), The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Classic Stage Company, MCC and The Women's Project.

Gary Wilmes (Dan) was last seen Off-Broadway in If I Forget at the Roundabout (Drama Desk nom). Broadway: Chinglish. Off-Broadway: Straight White Men and Gatz at The Public Theater; Red Light Winter (OBIE Award); Brace Up! and Cry Trojans! with the Wooster Group; Isolde, House, and Boxing 2000 with Richard Maxwell; More Lies About Jerzy at the Vineyard Theatre; and Paradise Hotel and Bad Boy Nietzsche with Richard Foreman. Other theater credits: August, Osage County and Mary Page Marlowe with Steppenwolf. Film credits include: The Post, Detroit, The Wizard Of Lies, Salt, and A Mighty Heart. Television credits include: "Billions," "Bull," "Louie," "Homeland," "Elementary," and "Jon Benjamin Has a Van".

Tracy Letts (Playwright) is the author of the plays The Minutes, Linda Vista, Mary Page Marlowe, Superior Donuts, August: Osage County (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award),Man From Nebraska (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Time Magazine's Top Ten Plays of 2003), Bug, and Killer Joe. Also an actor, he has appeared on Broadway in Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (2013 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role). Film appearances include Lady Bird, The Lovers, Christine, Imperium, Indignation, Wiener-dog, Elvis and Nixon, The Big Short. TV: "Divorce" (HBO), two seasons as Sen. Lockhart on "Homeland" (Showtime), "Seinfeld." He is an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and his appearances there include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, American Buffalo, Betrayal, Homebody/Kabul, The Dresser, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross, Three Days of Rain, many others.

Lila Neugebauer (Director) is an Obie, Drama Desk, and Princess Grace Award-winning director. Recent directing: The Mad Ones' Miles for Mary (Playwrights Horizons); Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves (Lincoln Center Theater, The Playwrights Realm, NY Stage & Film); Zoe Kazan's After The Blast (Lincoln Center); Annie Baker's The Antipodes; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Everybody; Albee's At Home at the Zoo: Homelife & the Zoo Story and The Sandbox, Fornes' Drowning, and Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro (as an evening, Signature Plays), A.R. Gurney's The Wayside Motor Inn (all at Signature Theatre); Abe Koogler's Kill Floor (Lincoln Center); Mike Bartlett's An Intervention (Williamstown); Amy Herzog's After The Revolution, 4000 Miles (Baltimore Center Stage); Zoe Kazan's Trudy and Max in Love, Eliza Clark's Future Thinking (South Coast Rep); Lucas Hnath's Red Speedo (Studio Theatre); Dan LeFranc's Troublemaker (Berkeley Rep); Partners, O Guru Guru Guru (Humana Festival); Annie Baker's The Aliens (San Francisco Playhouse, Studio Theatre). As co-artistic director of The Mad Ones, Neugebauer conceives and directs ensemble-devised work, including Miles for Mary, Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War and The Essential Straight and Narrow. Drama League alum, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Ensemble Studio Theatre member, New Georges Affiliated Artist, New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. Upcoming projects include Lily Thorne's Peace for Mary Frances.


Under the artistic direction of Carole Rothman, Second Stage THEATER produces a diverse range of premieres and new interpretations of America's best contemporary theater by living American Playwrights, including 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis; 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner Next to Normal by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey; 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes; The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown; Dogfight by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Peter Duchan; Dear Evan Hansen by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Steven Levenson; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage; Trust and Lonely, I'm Not by Paul Weitz; The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz; Everyday Rapture and Whorl Inside a Loop by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott; Let Me Down Easy by Anna Deavere Smith; Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo; Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl; The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane; Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin; Jitney by August Wilson; Jar the Floor by Cheryl L. West; Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein; Crowns by Regina Taylor; Saturday Night by Stephen Sondheim; Afterbirth: Kathy & Mo's Greatest Hits by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy;This Is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan; Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants by Ricky Jay; Coastal Disturbances by Tina Howe; A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller; Little Murders by Jules Feiffer; The Good Times Are Killing Me by Lynda Barry; and Tiny Alice by Edward Albee.

the company's more than 130 citations include six 2017 Tony Awards for Dear Evan Hansen (Best Musical; Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Ben Platt; Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Rachel Bay Jones; Best Book of a Musical; Best Original Score; Best Orchestrations), three 2009 Tony Awards for Next to Normal (Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Alice Ripley; Best Score, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey; Best Orchestrations, Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt); the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play (Julie White, The Little Dog Laughed); the 2005 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical (Rachel Sheinkin, ...Spelling Bee) and Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Dan Fogler, ...Spelling Bee); the 2002 Tony Award for Best Director of a Play (Mary Zimmerman for Metamorphoses); the 2002 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work, 30 Obie Awards, eight Outer Critics Circle Awards, three Clarence Derwent Awards, 13 Drama Desk Awards, nine Theatre World Awards, 19 Lucille Lortel Awards, the Drama Critics Circle Award and 23 AUDELCO Awards.

In 1999, Second Stage Theater opened The Tony Kiser Theater, its state-of-the-art, 296-seat theater, designed by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. In 2002, Second Stage launched "Second Stage Theater Uptown" series to showcase the work of up and coming artists at the McGinn/Cazale Theater. The Theater supports artists through several programs that include residencies, fellowships and commissions, and engages students and community members through education and outreach programs.


Second Stage Theater purchased the historic Helen Hayes Theater, located at 240 W. 44th Street, in 2015. the company will continue to lease and operate their original theaters on the city's Upper West Side and in Midtown Manhattan. Second Stage Theater enlisted David Rockwell and The Rockwell Group to make renovations and updates to the 106-year-old landmark building.

Second Stage Theater's inaugural Broadway season includes the Broadway Premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, directed by Trip Cullman and featuring Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Brian Tyree Henry, and Bel Powley, currently in performances through May 13, 2018. LOBBY HERO is sponsored by American Express.

Second Stage's second Broadway production will be Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, and starring Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defoe, Armie Hammer and Tom Skerritt. Previews are scheduled to begin on Friday, June 29 and the official opening night is Monday, July 23.

This inaugural season kicks off Second Stage's mission of creating and building a permanent home on Broadway dedicated exclusively to American plays and living American Playwrights.

Second Stage's acclaimed production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG will also transfer to its new Broadway home, beginning performances on Tuesday, October 9 and opening Thursday, November 1.

Second Stage Theater is investing in its future on Broadway by co-commissioning established playwrights through its STAGE-2-STAGE program, launching with Los Angeles's Center Theatre Group. This ongoing program will provide a pathway to Broadway, with each play receiving an initial production in Los Angeles at one of CTG's three theatres before moving to New York. The commissioned playwrights are Jon Robin Baitz, Will Eno, Lisa Kron, Young Jean Lee, Lynn Nottage, and Paula Vogel.

Second Stage Theater is also co-commissioning a new work from Bess Wohl for Broadway, through a partnership with the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and new works for Broadway from Lydia R. Diamond and Dominique Morisseau, which will be developed in association with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theater.

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