Zack Braff to Return to Second Stage in August


According to Showbiz411, stage and screen star Zach Braff will return to off Broadway's Second Stage this August, when the company produces his new, untitled play. Braff commented, "I'm back and forth." I'm sure this play, like "Trust," will have all the summering Hamptonians making the trip into the city..."

 Braff recently starred in the Second Stage production of TRUST alongside Sutton Foster and Bobby Cannavale. His other stage experience includes roles in the Public Theater Productions of Twelfth Night andMacbeth 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.

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