World Premiere of Kingdom Come Opens Off-Broadway

News   World Premiere of Kingdom Come Opens Off-Broadway
Jenny Rachel Weiner’s play about online dating and “cat fishing” makes its debut at Roundabout’s Black Box Theatre.
Kip Fagan, Socorro Santiago, Alex Hernandez, Crystal Finn, Carmen Herlihy, Stephanie Styles and Jenny Rachel Weiner Monica Simoes

The Roundabout Theatre Company production of Jenny Rachel Weiner’s Kingdom Come officially opens Off-Broadway November 2. The new play explores the realities of online dating and “cat fishing,” in which people use the internet to pretend to be someone else.

Jenny Rachel Weiner
Jenny Rachel Weiner

Kip Fagan directs a cast that includes Brooke Bloom, Carmen M. Herlihy, Alex Hernandez, Socorro Santiago, and Stephanie Styles.


The world premiere began performances October 7 in Roundabout’s Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Here’s how the theatre bills Kingdom Come: “Samantha (Herlihy) is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne (Bloom) is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. When both women decide that online dating might be the outlet they need, they venture into the wilds of the Internet and find deep connection in each other. The only problem: they’re each pretending to be someone else. What happens when the feelings are real but the people are not?”

The creative team for Kingdom Come includes Arnulfo Maldonado (sets), Tilly Grimes (costumes), Thom Weaver (lighting), Daniel Perelstein (sound), and Darrel Maloney (projections).

Take a sneak peek at rehearsal photos below:

All tickets for Kingdom Come are $25 and can be purchased online at or by calling Roundabout Audience Services at (212) 719-1300.

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