Casting Now Complete for Broadway's reasons to be pretty

News   Casting Now Complete for Broadway's reasons to be pretty Casting is now complete for Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty, which begins performances at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre March 13.

reasons to be pretty's Piper Perabo
reasons to be pretty's Piper Perabo Photo by Joan Marcus

Marin Ireland, Steven Pasquale, Piper Perabo and Thomas Sadoski will comprise the four-person cast. Terry Kinney directs.

Perabo and Sadoski appeared in MCC Theater's Off-Broadway production of pretty. Ireland and Pasquale will join the cast for the Broadway run. Opening is scheduled for April 2.

Reasons to be pretty, according to press notes, "confronts America's obsession with physical beauty headlong. In Neil LaBute's new play, Greg's (Sadoski) tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his off-handed remarks about a female co-worker’s pretty face (and his girlfriend's lack thereof) get back to said girlfriend (Ireland). But that's just the beginning."

The work billed as a "comic drama" delves into America's obsession with physical beauty — closing a LaBute trilogy with that same theme that includes The Shape of Things and Fat Pig.

The Broadway mounting will feature scenic design by David Gallo, costume design by Sarah J. Holden, lighting design by David Weiner, music and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen and fight direction by Manny Siverio. Producers are Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Ted Snowdon and Doug Nevin/Erica Lynn Schwartz in association with MCC Theater.

For LaBute, MCC's resident playwright, this was his sixth work produced by the company. MCC previously presented LaBute's The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, Fat Pig, Some Girl(s) and In a Dark Dark House. MCC also produced a one-night benefit evening of his plays, Autobahn. Other LaBute works include bash: latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, This Is How It Goes and Wrecks and the films "In the Company of Men," "Your Friends and Neighbors," "Nurse Betty," "Possession" and "Wicker Man."

Reasons to be pretty will mark LaBute's Broadway debut.

The Lyceum Theatre, the recent home of [title of show], is located in Manhattan at 149 West 45th Street. Tickets are available by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

Thomas Sadowski and Piper Perabo in <i>reasons to be pretty</i>
Thomas Sadowski and Piper Perabo in reasons to be pretty Photo by Joan Marcus