Steve Rosen Joins Peter and the Starcatcher, Stepping Into the Boots of a Villain
15 Mar 2011
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Steve Rosen will join the cast of the acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher for certain performances through April 1. He'll alternate with Christian Borle, who plays the pirate Black Stache, while Borle shoots the TV pilot "Smash."
Performances for the extended run of the Peter Pan-oriented play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, continue to April 17 at New York Theatre Workshop in the East Village.
Roger Rees and Alex Timbers direct the actor-driven, potently theatrical staging, which tells the origin of the J.M. Barrie character Peter Pan.
In Peter and the Starcatcher, a company of 12 actors plays some 50 characters, "all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter become The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up?," according to NYTW.
Tony Award nominee Borle (Legally Blonde) originated the role of Black Stache. Rosen's credits include Broadway's Guys and Dolls (2009), The Farnsworth Invention and Spamalot.
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.