Harriell, Henderson and Narayan Are Getting Home Uptown in New Comedy, June 5

News   Harriell, Henderson and Narayan Are Getting Home Uptown in New Comedy, June 5
Anton Dudley's comedy Getting Home makes its world premiere as part of Second Stage Theatre's Uptown series, with Marcy Harriell, Brian Henderson and Manu Narayan starring.
Getting Home playwright Anton Dudley.
Getting Home playwright Anton Dudley. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

David Schweizer (Wintertime, Songs From an Unmade Bed) directs the first of two productions presented at the series' uptown home, the McGinn/Cazale Theatre. Getting Home will run June 5-July 1 (with a June 14 opening). Another comedy, Rajiv Joseph's All This Intimacy will play next July 17-Aug. 12 (opening July 27).

Getting Home is an urban fairy tale set in Manhattan where "Tristan found himself a free ride home from a prince in a yellow chariot, Jan found herself the object of two rival princes' affections and Nilesh realized that heartache and self-torment have a shelf life of about six years."

Dudley has previously penned Slag Heap, The Lake's End, This Ball of Mud & Fire, Honor and the River, edWARd2, Davy & Stu, Bleeding the Leech, Spamlet and Soul Perversions.

Harriell last appeared at Second Stage in Michael John LaChiusa's Little Fish and has been seen on Broadway in Lennon and Rent. Other credits include City Center Encores! Kismet, television's "Ed," and regional productions of Lucky Duck (Old Globe), Company (Kennedy Center) and Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Philadelphia Theatre Company).

Henderson has appeared in The Mistakes Madeline Made (at Naked Angels), As You Like It (NYSF) and In the Wings. He served as the male understudy for Second Stage's recent The Little Dog Laughed. Narayan is known for he lead turn in Broadway's Bombay Dreams. Other stage work includes Fucking A, Sidd, The Unknown, Josephine's Song and the national tour of Miss Saigon.


Directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Taking Flight, Earth Girls Are Easy), Joseph's All This Intimacy centers on "a lusty 30-year-old poet who finds himself embroiled in several simultaneous relationships [with] his sweet girlfriend, his God fearing 40-year-old neighbor and his 18-year-old student."

Joseph's previous work includes Huck and Holden, which recently played at the Cherry Lane Theatre as Theresa Rebeck's 2005 Mentor Project selection, and Scenes From Childhood.

Previous Uptown plays include Joe Calarco's ...in the absence of spring..., Wendy Kesselman's The Notebook, Hunt Holman's Spanish Girl, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's The Mystery Plays, Brooke Berman's The Triple Happiness, Adam Bock's Swimming in the Shallows and Dan O'Brien's The Dear Boy.

Tickets to the Uptown series at the McGinn/Cazale, Broadway and 76 Street, are available by calling (212) 246-4422 or at the Second Stage box office at 307 West 43 Street. For more information, visit secondstagetheatre.com.

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