An Off-Broadway Cover Story: The Understudy and Still Life

PlayBlog   An Off-Broadway Cover Story: The Understudy and Still Life
Roundabout Theatre Company's Laura Pels Theatre will play home to the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's The Understudy, which begins previews at the Off-Broadway venue Oct. 9.

The backstage comedy concerns the star, understudy and stage manager of a long-lost Kafka play.  Scott Ellis directs a cast that features Tony winner Julie White, Justin Kirk and Mark-Paul Gosselaar.


Another notable Off-Broadway offering is MCC Theater's world-premiere staging of Still Life, currently in previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Alexander Dinelaris' work follows a photographer who inexplicably shuts down at the pinnacle of her career. Lost, and afraid to even pick up a camera, her sudden descent is interrupted by a whirlwind romance with a trend analyst who becomes determined to help her move on, even while facing his own dark future.

The cast includes Dominic Chianese, Halley Feiffer, Ian Kahn, Adriane Lenox, Kelly McAndrew, Sarah Paulson, Matthew Rauch and Frederick Weller.  Will Frears directs.


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