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FREEZE FRAME: Cast of Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Meets the Press!

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere production of The Spoils, a new play written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott. This production will feature Erin Darke, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Zegen, and as previously announced, Jesse Eisenberg and Kunal Nayyar. The company just met the press, and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below. Check back later for complete coverage!

Previews begin May 5, in advance of an Official Opening Night on Tuesday, June 2. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through June 28 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The Spoils marks the third show in The New Group's current 20th Anniversary Season.

Nobody likes Ben. Ben doesn't even like Ben. He's been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents' money, and bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan, an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back. The New Group presents The Spoils, a deeply personal and probing comedy written by Jesse Eisenberg as the third show in the company's 2014-2015 Season. Directed by Scott Elliott, this production features Erin Darke as Sarah, Jesse Eisenberg as Ben, Kunal Nayyar as Kalyan, Annapurna Sriram as Reshma and Michael Zegen as Ted.

The New Group opened its 20th Anniversary Season with David Rabe's Sticks and Bones, directed by Scott Elliott and featuring Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Bill Pullman, Ben Schnetzer and Raviv Ullman, and followed with Joel Drake Johnson's Rasheeda Speaking, featuring Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut.

Photo CRedit: Walter McBride


Kunal Nayyar, Annapurna Sriram, Erin Darke, Michael Zegen and playwright Jesse Eisenberg during their first day of rehearsal for The New Group production of Jesse Eisenberg's 'The Spoils' at their rehearsal studio on April 1, 2015 in New York City.


Kunal Nayyar, Annapurna Sriram, Erin Darke, Michael Zegen, playwright Jesse Eisenberg and director Scott Elliott during their first day of rehearsal for The New Group production of Jesse Eisenberg's 'The Spoils' at their rehearsal studio on April 1, 2015 in New York City.



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