Biggs, Coiro and Scanavino to Star in Second Stage's Boys' Life Revival

By Andrew Gans
24 Aug 2008

Jason Biggs
Jason Biggs

Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Howard Korder's Boys' Life, which will kick off the 30th anniversary season of Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre.

Directed by Rent's Michael Greif, who recently helmed Second Stage's Next to Normal, previews will begin Oct. 2 with an official opening scheduled for Oct. 20. Performances will continue through Nov. 9.

The cast will be headed by Jason Biggs (The Graduate, "American Pie"), Rhys Coiro (Dinner at Eight, "Entourage") and Peter Scanavino (subUrbia, Shining City). The company will also include Dan Colman (Romeo and Juliet, Secret Order), Michelle Federer (Wicked, Three Days of Rain), Betty Gilpin (Good Boys and True, "Strong Medicine"), Paloma Guzmán (As You Like It, "Gossip Girl"), Laura-Leigh (The House of Blue Leaves, Our Lady of 121st Street) and Stephanie March (Talk Radio, Death of a Salesman).

A Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1988, Boys' Life, according to Second Stage, is "a stinging and candid look at three college buddies (Jason Biggs, Rhys Coiro, and Peter Scanavino) making their way in the big city. As they maneuver between life and sex in New York, Korder lacerates the prolonged adolescence that often takes the place of modern manhood."

The production will feature scenic design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Kevin Adams and sound design by Fitz Patton.



Korder's other plays include Search and Destroy, Sea of Tranquility, The Hollow Lands, The Lights, Fun and Nobody.

Show times will be Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. All weekday evening performances the week of Oct. 27 will begin at 7 PM.

Second Stage Theatre is located in Manhattan at 307 West 43rd Street. Tickets, priced $70, are available by calling (212) 246-4422 or by visiting www.2ST.com.

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Following Boys' Life, Second Stage Theatre's 30th anniversary season will continue with Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw, directed by Peter DuBois. Previews will begin Dec. 16 with an official opening Jan. 8, 2009. Douglas Carter Beane's Mr. & Mrs. Fitch will follow; dates to be announced.