Bebe Neuwirth and Erich Bergen Join Cast of CBS Pilot "Madam Secretary"
07 Mar 2014
Two-time Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth, currently back on Broadway inChicago, and Jersey Boys star Erich Bergen will join the previously announced Tea Leoni and Tony winner Patina Miller in the CBS pilot "Madam Secretary," according to Deadline.com.
Dave Semel will direct the dramatic pilot, which was penned by Barbara Hall.
The CBS Studios and Revelation Entertainment pilot, according to Deadline, "explores the personal and professional life of maverick female Secretary of State Elizabeth McGill (Tea Leoni) as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life."
Neuwirth will play Elizabeth's chief of staff with Bergen as Elizabeth's loyal assistant and Evan Roe as Adam, Elizabeth's teenage son. Miller has been cast in the role of Daisy, Elizabeth's press coordinator.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.