Annette O’Toole to Replace J. Smith-Cameron in Man from Nebraska

News   Annette O’Toole to Replace J. Smith-Cameron in Man from Nebraska
The actor will join Tony winner Reed Birney in the Tracy Letts drama at Second Stage Theatre.
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J. Smith-Cameron has withdrawn from the forthcoming New York premiere of Man from Nebraska due to scheduling conflicts and will be replaced by Lucille Lortel Award winner Annette O’Toole. The Tracy Letts play is set to make its Off-Broadway debut at Second Stage Theatre in January with direction by David Cromer.

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Performances will begin January 26, 2017, with an opening night slated for February 15.

O’Toole joins previously announced Tony winner Reed Birney (The Humans), Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still), Tom Bloom (Henry IV), Annika Boras (The Prodigal Son), Nana Mensah (An African City), Max Gordon Moore (Relatively Speaking), Kathleen Peirce (Our Town), and William Ragsdale (Biloxi Blues).

In Letts’ Pulitzer Prize finalist, a middle-aged Nebraskan man named Ken Carpenter, to be played by Birney, suddenly finds he has lost his faith—prompting him to go on a wild adventure. “Along the way he encounters a world vastly different from his own, filled with chance meetings and romantic encounters that shake him to the core,” describe production notes from Second Stage. “From the playwright of August: Osage County, comes a fascinating exploration into what happens when we lose our belief system and the characters that come into our lives on the path to a meaningful existence.”

The production will feature scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Keith Parham, and original music and sound design by Daniel Kluger.

Subscriptions for Second Stage Theatre’s 2016-17 season are available by calling the Second Stage Box Office at (212) 246-4422 or visiting All productions are staged at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre, located at 305 West 43rd Street, New York.

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