Emmy nominee Josh Charles and author, actor, and trans pioneer Kate Bornstein will both make their Broadway debuts in the upcoming Second Stage production of Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Also joining the principal cast is stage and screen actor and multi-disciplinary performance artist Ty Defoe.
The actors join the previously announced Call Me By Your Name star Armie Hammer and Emmy winner Tom Skerritt.
Straight White Men will play the Hayes Theater on Broadway following the current revival of Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero. Performances will begin June 29 ahead of a July 23 opening.
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.
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 Broadway production will feature scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Suttirat Larlab, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by M.L. Dogg, choreography by Faye Driscoll, and casting by Telsey + Company.