Broadway's The Graduate Star to Replace Danica McKellar in L.A.'s Me Too

News   Broadway's The Graduate Star to Replace Danica McKellar in L.A.'s Me Too
Kelly Overton, who made her Broadway debut in The Graduate, will replace Danica McKellar in Mark Goffman's romantic comedy Me Too in Los Angeles.

McKellar, the actress known for her turn as Winnie Cooper on "The Wonder Years," originated the role of Lucy in the work at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood. She leaves the production June 4 "for various new projects," according to a release. Overton takes over for the final three weeks of the run, from June 8-25.

Zeke Rettman directs the work by writer/producer Mark Goffman ("The West Wing," "Studio 60") which began May 20. David O. Sacks, Room 9 Entertainment and Garmar Ventures present the work with additional support from Broadway producer Barry Weissler and BWF Foundation.

Starring opposite Kathleen Turner and Jason Biggs in Broadway's The Graduate, Overton played The Assistant Desk Clerk in the show before moving up to the role of Elaine Robinson when star Alicia Silverstone ended her run. The young actress — seen in "The Ring 2" — has appeared on television in "Without A Trace," "The Practice," "CSI: NY," "Close To Home" and the recent ABC original movie "Stephen King's Desperation."

"Me Too is a story about how the curative properties of love, which have been documented in scientific journals, can be used as a therapy of sorts," according to Rettman. The story follows a woman who faces an illness while being pursued by a stubborn young romantic.

Overton will join Greg Pitts ("Office Space," "Sons and Daughters") and Jeremy Glazer (A Picture of Dorian Gray at Theater) in the cast that also includes Meeghan Holoway (Dinner With Friends), Heidi Schooler (King Lear) and Hardia Madden, Jr. (Anna Lucasta). The Me Too design team includes Elephant Stageworks (set), Steve Pope (lighting) and Sabra Miller (make-up). Music is arranged by Jackson Bennett.

McKellar met writer Goffman on the set of "The West Wing" during her run as the recurring character Elsie Snuffin. This is the television scribe's first venture into theater.

McKellar played the lead in Proof at San Diego Repertory in 2003. She has also made guest appearances on TV's "How I Met Your Mother" and appeared on "Static Shock," "King of The Hill," "Justice League;" "The Division," "Even Stevens" and "Working". She wrote, produced and co-directed the award winning short film "speechless."

Tickets to Me Too at The Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA are available by calling (323) 960-7745.

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