Next Fall, With Julie White, Patrick Breen, Patrick Heusinger and Maddie Corman, Begins in L.A.
By Adam Hetrick
The L.A. Theatre Works production of Geoffrey Nauffts' Tony Award-nominated play Next Fall, starring Tony Award winner Julie White and members of the original Broadway cast, begins performances Jan. 19.
Original New York cast members Patrick Breen, Patrick Heusinger and Maddie Corman reunite for the Los Angeles staging that is directed by Bart DeLorenzo. Performances continue through Jan. 22 at UCLA's James Bridges Theater.
Breen (The Normal Heart) plays Adam, opposite Heusinger as his partner Luke. Corman portrays best gal-pal Holly. Breen, Heusinger and Corman were all part of the 2009 Off-Broadway world premiere of Next Fall and repeated their work uptown when the play transferred to Broadway in 2010. It received a 2010 Tony Award nomination for Best Play.
They are joined by Tony winner White (The Little Dog Laughed, The Understudy) as Luke's mother, Arlene, Sam McMurray ("State of the Nation," "Christmas Vacation") as Butch and Jeremy Webb (The Visit, The Glorious Ones) as Brandon.
Here's how LATW bills Next Fall: "Two men in love, two parents in denial, and two friends on speed dial. Luke believes in God, while Adam believes in everything else. When an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke's family and friends for support… and answers."
All LATW performances are recorded and broadcast on LATW's nationally syndicated radio theatre series, "The Play's the Thing."
For more information visit latw.org. The James Bridges Theater is located in Melnitz Hall at 235 Charles E. Young Dr., Los Angeles, CA.
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