White's Lies May Become a Sitcom

News   White's Lies May Become a Sitcom Although reviews for the new Ben Andron comedy White's Lies at Off-Broadway's New World Stages were mixed, the author is currently in negotiations to turn his new play into a situation comedy.

White's Lies' Romano and Watkins
White's Lies' Romano and Watkins Photo by Ken Howard

Playwright Andron flew to California May 10 to begin negotiations for a possible sitcom. In a statement White's Lies producer Aaron Grant said, "I can't get into specifics for obvious reasons. "But it's not surprising, especially since so many people likened the play to a sitcom, our audiences rarely stop laughing and the cast list reads like a who's who of television talent and history."

Bob Cline directs a cast that boasts Tony winner Betty Buckley, Tuc Watkins, Peter Scolari, Christy Carlson Romano, Rena Strober, Andrea Grano and Jimmy Ray Bennett.

"Some guys are scared stiff at the prospect of settling down, getting married, having kids and Joe White is no exception," according to White's Lies press notes. "He's a divorce lawyer, representing one of his many ex-girlfriends and above all else, he's a bachelor who wouldn't have it any other way. So when his mother desperately wants him to start a family, he'll do the next best thing: make one up! What could go wrong?"

The production features set design by Robert Andrew Kovach, lighting design by Solomon Weisbard, costume design by Michael Bevins, sound design by Nathan Leigh and video design by Ron Eyal.

Producers are Grant, Jeremy Handelman, Jana Robbins, Jeff Davis, Alan Laytner, Craig Haffner & Karl E. Held with Sneaky Pete Productions.

New World Stages is located in Manhattan at 340 West 50th Street. For tickets, priced $60 and $75, call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.whitesliesonstage.com.

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