Andrea Knoll: Skylar Astin @Last_five_years: @playbill @WICKED_Musical I like the idea of Skylar Astin
Skylar Astin, who starred in the original Broadway cast of the Tony-winning Spring Awakening, played Jesse, the love interest, in the film "Pitch Perfect," about competing college a cappella groups. The actor has also appeared on the television series "Girls" and as Mark in the Hollywood Bowl production of Rent.
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.