Denis Arndt Replaces Tom Skerritt in Straight White Men on Broadway

Broadway News   Denis Arndt Replaces Tom Skerritt in Straight White Men on Broadway
The Heisenberg Tony nominee steps in before performances begin June 29.
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Denis Arndt Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Tony Award nominee Denis Arndt (Heisenberg) has joined the cast of Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men on Broadway in the role of Ed. He replaces the previously announced Tom Skerritt, who has departed the production due to personal reasons.

Straight White Men, directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro, will begin performances June 29 at Second Stage’s Hayes Theatre, where it will officially open July 23.

The previously announced cast remains the same: Armie Hammer, Kate Bornstein, Paul Schneider, Josh Charles, and Ty Defoe—all making their Broadway debuts.

Set in a middle-class family home during the holidays, Straight White Men is about a father and his three adult sons who come together to celebrate Christmas over board games and takeout. The play subverts the traditional family drama by becoming an exploration of American values, of capitalist belief systems versus social justice systems, and of identity and privilege.

Straight White Men was originally produced Off-Broadway at the Public Theater (directed by Lee) in 2014. The playwright will make history as the first Asian-American woman produced on Broadway.

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