Second Stage's Lonely, I'm Not Premiere Will Feature Lisa Emery, Mark Blum, Christopher Jackson

By Kenneth Jones
March 12, 2012

Mark Blum, Lisa Emery, Christopher Jackson and Maureen Sebastian will join the previously announced Topher Grace and Olivia Thirlby for the world premiere of Paul Weitz's Lonely, I'm Not at Second Stage Theatre.



Trip Cullman (Playwrights Horizons' recent Assistance) directs the comedy that begins Off-Broadway previews April 10 prior to a May 7 opening.

According to Second Stage notes, "At an age when most people are discovering what they want to do with their lives, Porter has been married and divorced, earned seven figures as a corporate 'ninja,' and had a nervous breakdown. It's been four years since he's had a job or a date, and he's decided to give life another shot. Lonely, I'm Not is a comic journey that follows Porter as he meets an ambitious young businesswoman who is overcoming her own obstacles to emotional success."

Blum returns to Second Stage Theatre, where he appeared in the 2004 Uptown production The Triple Happiness and the 2000 mainstage production of The Waverly Gallery; Emery appeared in the Second Stage Uptown production of Sex Lives of Our Parents and Off-Broadway's Distracted (Lortel nomination) and Iron (Obie Award, Lortel nomination) at MTC; Jackson created the role of Benny in In the Heights; Sebastian returns to Second Stage Theatre where she appeared in the 2010 Uptown production of Year Zero; Grace starred in TV's "That '70s Show" and in the film "In Good Company"; Thirlby appears opposite Robert DeNiro and Paul Dano in Weitz's current feature film release "Being Flynn."

The production team features scenic designer Mark Wendland; costume designer Emily Rebholz; lighting designer Matt Frey; sound designer Bart Fasbender; and projection designer Aaron Rhyne.

Second Stage's mainstage Tony Kiser Theatre is at 305 West 43rd Street.

For tickets or more information, please visit www.2ST.com.