Paint it red. So begins Lydia's wild idea to invigorate her Rust Belt town. But when a whip-smart entrepreneur co-opts her scheme, a precarious rivalry is born. A battle for the town's soul ensues, causing its obsessive mayor, its defiant matriarch, and the rest of its residents to question who they are and where they're headed.


BWW Review:  Anna Chlumsky Paints The Town Red in Greg Pierce's CARDINAL BWW Review: Anna Chlumsky Paints The Town Red in Greg Pierce's CARDINAL
by Michael Dale - February 6, 2018

In last season's GROUNDHOG DAY, the exceedingly charismatic Andy Karl was given the unenviable task of playing out a romantic comedy as a thoroughly despicable character. Now, in Greg Pierce's Cardinal at Second Stage, Anna Chlumsky's perfectly fine performance is similarly weighed down. (more...)

Review Roundup: CARDINAL Starring Anna Chlumsky and Adam Pally Opens Off-Broadway Review Roundup: CARDINAL Starring Anna Chlumsky and Adam Pally Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - January 31, 2018

Second Stage Theatre just celebrated opening night of the world premiere production of Greg Pierce's play, Cardinal, directed by Kate Whoriskey. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Coverage: Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally & More Celebrate Opening Night of Second Stage's CARDINAL Photo Coverage: Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally & More Celebrate Opening Night of Second Stage's CARDINAL
by Jennifer Broski - January 31, 2018

Second Stage Theatre just celebrated opening night of the world premiere production of Greg Pierce's play, Cardinal, directed by Kate Whoriskey. Cardinal features Becky Ann Baker ('Girls') as Nancy Prenchel, Anna Chlumsky ('Veep') as Lydia Lensky, Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Nat Prenchel, Adam Pally ('Happy Endings') as Jeff Torm, Stephen Park(Aubergine) as Li-Wei Chen, and Eugene Young (Geek!) as Jason Chen. (more...)

BWW TV: What's CARDINAL All About? Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally & Company Explain! BWW TV: What's CARDINAL All About? Anna Chlumsky, Adam Pally & Company Explain!
by TV - Press Previews - December 19, 2017

Second Stage Theatre will soon present the world premiere production of Greg Pierce's play, Cardinal, directed by Kate Whoriskey. Cardinal will begin previews Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) and will officially open on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. (more...)