Broadway NewsCall Me By Your Name’s Armie Hammer to Make His Broadway Debut in Straight White Men
December 04, 2017
Anna D. Shapiro will direct Young Jean Lee’s play—the first ever written by an Asian-American woman on Broadway—as part of Second Stage Theater’s inaugural Broadway lineup.
Armie Hammer will make his Broadway debut next year in Second Stage Theater’s production of Straight White Men. As previously announced, Young Jean Lee’s dark comedy will play the newly renovated Helen Hayes Theatre as part of the company’s first Broadway season.
Joining Hammer will be Emmy winner Tom Skerritt (Picket Fences), last seen on Broadway in A Time to Kill. The Anna D. Shapiro-helmed staging is slated to begin previews June 29 and officially open July 23, following the reopening of the theatre with the Chris Evans and Michael Cera-led Lobby Hero.
The actor currently stars in the film adaption of Call Me By Your Name, recently picking up an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his performance as Oliver. Based on the André Aciman novel, the queer-themed coming of age tale explores the romance between 17-year-old Elio (Lucille Lortel Award winner Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver, his father’s research assistant.
Hammer’s additional screen appearances include The Social Network (playing the Winklevoss twins), Nocturnal Animals, and The Lone Ranger.
Straight White Men received its world premiere in April 2014 at Columbus, Ohio’s Wexner Center for the Arts. A New York premiere followed later that year at Off-Broadway’s Public Theater. The new production will mark the first time a play written by an Asian woman has been produced on Broadway.
The play, subverts the traditional father-son drama as Ed and his three adult sons ring in Christmas by contemplating the value of straight white men in a society driven by conversations of identity and privilege.
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.