Five-time Tony Award nominee LaChiusa (Hello Again, Marie Christine, The Wild Party), best known for his stage musicals, authored the dark, surreal comedy about two nurses. Kirsten Sanderson directs the production that began previews April 21 for a run through June 3.
In addition to Broad ("The Office," "21 Jump Street"), Jacobson ("Nurse Jackie") and actress-singer Phillips ("American Graffiti," "One Day at a Time"), the cast includes Nick Ballard, Elena Campbell-Martinez, Eddie Driscoll, Rae Foster and Mary-Beth Manning.
According to the Blank, "Based on actual events, Sukie & Sue: Their Story tells the creepy yet funny tale of two young nurses who have everything to live for... great boyfriends, jobs that actually help people, and as much weed as they can smoke. That is until their Raggedy Ann doll becomes possessed and destroys their lives. Packed with laughter, this play is likely to send audiences home checking under their beds for demons with hair made of red yarn."
Sukie & Sue has set design by Eric Broadwater, lighting design by Stephanette Smith, costume design by Bethany Jane Bohatila, props and special effects by Stephen Weston and sound design by Warren Davis.
The premiere is produced by Matthew Graber, Daniel Henning and Noah Wyle.
LaChiusa's most recent work includes the music and lyrics to Giant (book by Sybille Pearson) and Queen of the Mist. For an in-depth history of LaChiusa's works, click here.
For tickets phone (323) 661-9827 or visit TheBlank.
The Blank Theatre is located at 6500 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood.