"Big Bang Theory" Star Will Join Jesse Eisenberg in Off-Broadway's The Spoils

News   "Big Bang Theory" Star Will Join Jesse Eisenberg in Off-Broadway's The Spoils
Additional casting has been announced for The New Group's world premiere of Jesse Eisenberg's The Spoils, which will begin previews May 7 prior to an official opening June 2 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street).

Directed by Scott Elliott, performances will continue through June 28.

Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”) will join playwright Eisenberg in this production. Additional casting will be announced.

Kunal Nayyar
Kunal Nayyar

"Nobody likes Ben (Jesse Eisenberg)," according to press notes. "Ben doesn’t even like Ben. He's been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents’ money, and bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan (Kunal Nayyar), an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back."

Eisenberg most recently wrote The Revisionist, in which he starred alongside Vanessa Redgrave. Previously, he wrote and starred in Rattlestick's production of Asuncion at the Cherry Lane Theatre. He is also an Academy Award-nominated actor, having starred in the films "The Double," "Night Moves," "Now You See Me," "The Social Network," "Zombieland," "Adventureland and "The Squid and the Whale."

Nayyar is best known for his work as Raj Koothrappali on “The Big Bang Theory" for the past eight seasons.

The Spoils is presented by The New Group in association with Lisa Matlin.

Tickets, on sale to the public on March 2, may be arranged at www.thenewgroup.org, or by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, or in person at 416 West 42nd Street.

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