Emmy Nominee Timothy Olyphant to Lead Atlantic Theater Company's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe.

Hold On To Me Darling will feature Adelaide Clemens ("Rectify"), Tony Award nominee Jonathan Hogan (As Is), Jenn Lyon (Fish in the Dark), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi), Emmy Award nominee Timothy Olyphant ("Justified") and C.J. Wilson (Bronx Bombers).

Hold On To Me Darling will begin previews Wednesday, February 24, officially open Monday, March 14 and play a limited engagement through Sunday, April 3, 2016 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street).

On learning of his mother's death, world famous country and western star Strings McCrane (Olyphant) begins questioning the meaning of his life and what it all adds up to. Determined to abandon his celebrity and career, he moves back to his hometown in Tennessee. It doesn't go well. This compelling new play from acclaimed playwright Kenneth Lonergan examines the costs of fame, fortune and narcissism in pursuit of the American Dream.

Adelaide Clemens makes her Off Broadway debut, stars in the Sundance series "Rectify" and was featured in the Baz Luhrmann film The Great Gatsby. Tony Award nominee Jonathan Hogan has appeared on Broadway in Comedians, Otherwise Engaged, Fifth of July, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, As Is, Burn This, Taking Steps and The Homecoming. Jenn Lyon appeared on Broadway in Fish in the Dark and The Coast of Utopia trilogy and Off Broadway in the Drama Desk Award winning production of The Wayside Motor Inn. Keith Nobbs' Broadway credits include Lombardi, Bronx Bombers and Lion in Winter and returns to Atlantic after appearing in Romance and Dublin Carol. Emmy Award nominee Timothy Olyphant returns Off Broadway for the first time in twenty years following starring in The Santaland Diaries and The Monogamist. He is best known for his starring role on all six seasons of the hit FX series "Justified." C.J. Wilson appeared in the Atlantic productions of Dying for It, Our New Girl, Offices and The Voysey Inheritance and on Broadway in Bronx Bombers, The Big Knife, Festen, Henry IV and The Best Man.

Prolific playwright and screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan makes his Atlantic Theater Company debut following last season's Tony Award nominated hit Broadway revival of This is Our Youth. His plays include the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Waverly Gallery; Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominated play Lobby Hero; The Starry Messenger and Medieval Play. His debut feature film, You Can Count on Me, which he wrote and directed, was an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee for Best Screenplay and won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize. He co-wrote the screenplays for Analyze This and Gangs of New York, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Atlantic Theater Company Artistic Director Neil Pepe recently staged the American premiere of Moira Buffini's Dying For It and the acclaimed world premiere production of John Guare's 3 Kinds of Exile at Atlantic and the Broadway productions of the new musical Hands on a Hardbody, the hit revival of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow and Mamet's A Life in the Theatre. Off-Broadway highlights include Jez Butterworth's Parlour Song, Mojo and The Night Heron; Ethan Coen's Happy Hour, Offices and Almost an Evening; Harold Pinter's Celebration and The Room and Adam Rapp's Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling.

Hold On To Me Darling will feature scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by David Van Tieghem, dialects by Stephen Gabis and casting by Telsey + Company.

Adelaide Clemens is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

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