The New Group has announced casting for the world premiere of All the Fine Boys, a new play from writer and director Erica Schmidt that delves into the complexities of sexual awakening. Tapped to star as two 14-year-old best friends are Hunger Games and Masters of Sex actor Isabelle Fuhrman, and Abigail Breslin, who will play the role of Baby in the upcoming ABC remake of Dirty Dancing.
The cast will be rounded out by Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff. Previews begin February 14 in advance of an official opening night March 1. The limited Off-Broadway engagement plays through March 26 at The Pershing Square Signature Center in the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre.
Here’s how The New Group bills Schmidt’s play: “Best friends Jenny and Emily are hungry for knowledge and experience, and in suburban South Carolina in the late '80s, experience is readily found with older boys. Emily chooses her senior crush from the high school play (Wolff), and Jenny, a man she’s seen at her family’s church (Tippett). With parallel stories that take tricky and terrifying turns, All the Fine Boys dives deep into the fascinations and complications of sexual awakening and the first painful gasps of adulthood.”
The production will feature scenic design by Amy Rubin, costume design by Tom Broecker, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Bart Fasbender. Production stage manager is Jillian M. Oliver. Casting is by Judy Henderson, CSA.
For tickets and more information, visit TheNewGroup.org, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, or visit the Signature Center box office in person at 416 West 42nd Street, New York.