Rebeck Penning HBO Vehicle for Tony Winner Julie White

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Tony Award-winning actress Julie White may star in "Women's Studies," a new HBO comedy penned by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck.
Theresa Rebeck and Julie White
Theresa Rebeck and Julie White Photo by Aubrey Reuben

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new project would feature White as a former feminist "it" girl who now finds herself as a college professor in the Northeast. Ben Karlin and Rebeck will executive produce the show, which they are developing along with White. According to the Roundabout Theatre Company website, White will star in a production of Rebeck's The Understudy on Broadway this fall. White was originally slated to star in the premiere of the play at Williamstown Theatre Festival last summer, but bowed out due to scheduling conflicts.

Julie White earned a Tony Award for her performance in Douglas Carter Beane's stinging comedy The Little Dog Laughed. Her stage roles also include From Up Here, Bad Dates, Fiction, The Heidi Chronicles, Dinner With Friends, Barbra's Wedding, Spike Heels and The Family of Mann. Most recently White was seen on screen in "Transformers" and will costar in the film's sequel.

Rebeck's plays include Mauritius, Our House, Bad Dates, The Scene, Omnium Gatherum (Pulitzer Finalist), The Water's Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann, Spike Heels and The Butterfly Collection. Her writing for the screen includes "Dream On," "Brooklyn Bridge," "L.A. Law," "American Dreamer" and "Third Watch." Rebeck also wrote the novel "Three Girls and Their Brother."

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