Zach Braff's All New People Will Debut at Second Stage This Summer
By Adam Hetrick
Second Stage Theatre has announced plans to stage All New People, a world-premiere comedy by "Scrubs" actor Zach Braff, this summer Off-Broadway. Previews will begin June 28.
Peter DuBois, who directed Braff in Paul Weitz's Trust at 2ST last summer, will stage All New People. The production will officially open in mid-July.
Casting and creative duties will be announced at a later date.
According to 2ST, "It's the dead of winter and the summer vacation getaway of Long Beach Island, New Jersey is desolate and blanketed in snow. Charlie is 35, heartbroken and just wants some time away from the rest of the world. The island ghost town seems to be the perfect escape until his solitude is interrupted by a motley parade of misfits who show up and change his plans. A hired beauty, the townie fireman, and an eccentric British real estate agent desperately trying to stay in the country suddenly find themselves tangled together in a beach house where the mood is anything but sunny."
Braff is also the author-director of the 2004 film "Garden State," in which he also starred. Second Stage also presented Trust last summer, which featured Braff alongside Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster and Ari Graynor.
DuBois is the artistic director of the Huntington Theatre Company. For 2ST, he also staged Gina Gionfriddo’s Becky Shaw. He has also directed Bob Glaudini’s Jack Goes Boating with Philip Seymour Hoffman, A View from 151st Street, Adrienne Kennedy’s Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles and Richard III with Peter Dinklage.
Second Stage will present the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark beginning April 6.
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