T.R. Knight Is Julia Jordan's Boy as Play Opens Off-Broadway at Primary Stages, May 18

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T.R. Knight stars as the title character in Primary Stages' world premiere of Julia Jordan's Boy, opening Off-Broadway May 18.

The season closer for the New York company began performances May 6 for a run through June 27.

Joe Calarco (Shakespeare's R&J) directs the cast of Boy that also features Kelly AuCoin (Copenhagen tour, Melissa Arctic), Robert Hogan (A Few Good Men, What Didn't Happen), Caitlin O'Connel (Mrs. Warren's Profession at Guthrie) and Miriam Shor (Book of Days, Hedwig and the Angry Inch).

Boy focuses on two young men who are searching for their place in the world. The play received an honorable mention from the Susan Smith Blackburn Award committee in 2001.

The relatively unknown Knight has recently gathered a number of supporting roles in prominent productions including the Broadway revivals of Noises Off opposite Richard Easton and Tartuffe opposite Brian Bedford as well as Off-Broadway's Scattergood opposite Brian Murray and in the short-lived sitcom "Charlie Lawrence" opposite Nathan Lane.

Director Calarco reteams with up-and-coming playwright Jordan on her latest work, Boy. The director also helmed Jordan's Summer of the Swans at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The design team for Boy includes Michael Fagin (set), Anne Kennedy (costumes), Chris Lee (lighting) and Lindsay Jones (sound) — who also provides original music.

Jordan has witnessed three of her works on New York stages this season: St. Scarlet played at The Ontological, Summer of the Swans at the Lucille Lortel and Tatjana in Color at The Culture Project's 45 Bleecker Street Theatre.

Tickets to Boy at Primary Stages, 354 West 45th Street, are available by calling (212) 333-4052. For more information on Primary Stages, visit www.primarystages.com.

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