"Smash" Star Andy Mientus Cast In ABC Family's "Chasing Life"
26 Sep 2013
"Smash" star Andy Mientus has joined the cast of ABC Family's "Chasing Life," according to TVLine.com.
Mientus will play the character Jackson in the drama that follows aspiring journalist April (Italia Ricci) after she learns she has cancer. "Chasing Life" was formerly titled "Terminales."
Mientus' stage credits include Off-Broadway's Carrie, the national tour of Spring Awakening and the New York Musical Theatre Festival production of Shine! Mientus also played Mark in a 2011 production of Rent for Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, UT, and appeared in NYMF's Crazy, Just Like Me.
The cast of "Chasing Life" also includes Augusto Aguilera, Mary Page Keller, Aisha Dee, Richard Brancatisano, Haley Ramm and Abhi Sinha.
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.