Ben Edelman, Andrew Garman, Jessica Hecht, Dana Ivey, and Sally Murphy will make up the cast of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Admissions, a new play by Joshua Harmon about the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America.
Daniel Aukin will direct the Off-Broadway production, set to begin previews in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater February 15, 2018.
In Admissions, Hecht and Garman will play a couple working at the helm of an exclusive school—one as the head of the admissions department, the other as Headmaster. When their only son, played by Edelman, sets his sights on an Ivy League university, their own progressive values begin to clash with his personal ambitions.
Admissions is set to officially open March 12.
The production will have sets by Riccardo Hernandez, costumes by Toni-Leslie James, lighting by Mark Barton, and sound by Ryan Rumery.
Harmon’s plays include Significant Other, which transferred to Broadway, Bad Jews, and Skintight, which will premiere this season at Roundabout Theatre Company starring Idina Menzel. Admissions is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
Edelman performed on Broadway in Harmon’s play Significant Other; Garman performed on Broadway in Salome, and his Off-Broadway credits include The Moors and The Christians; Hecht was last seen on Broadway in The Price, and also starred in the recent Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof; Ivey is a Tony nominee for her performances in The Rivals, Butley, Heartbreak House, Sunday in the Park with George, and The Last Night of Ballyhoo; and Murphy’s Broadway credits include August: Osage County, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Wild Party, among others.
Director Aukin returns to Lincoln Center Theater, where he directed Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles. His recent work includes the Broadway revival of Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love, Dan LeFranc’s Rancho Viejo, Abe Koogler's Fulfillment Center, and Bad Jews.
For more information on Admissions and how to buy tickets, visit LCT.org.