Len, Asleep in Vinyl Kicks Off Second Stage's Uptown Series

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Michael Cullen is Len, Asleep in Vinyl in the world premiere of the Carly Mensch dark comedy that kicks off Second Stage Theatre's Uptown Series May 13.
Michael Cullen
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Jackson Gay directs the new work by Mensch — whose All Hail Hurricane Gordo received its world premiere at this year's Humana Festival — which will officially open at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre June 2. The limited engagement plays through June 22. Megan Ferguson (BOOM), Daniel Eric Gold (suburbia), Leslie Lyles (Passion Play) and Dan McCabe (The Dear Boy) also star in the cast.

Cullen (Bus Stop) stars in the title role, "a legendary but disillusioned music producer [who] has retreated to a cabin in the woods, comforted by his mountains of records. When his estranged son (Gold) and an ambitious but self-destructive pop star (Ferguson) both arrive on his doorstep, Len finds himself caught between their dreams and his own demons lurking in the woods," according to press notes.

The design team includes Wilson Chin (scenic), Jessica Ford (costume), Matthew Richards (lighting) and Mark Huang (sound).

The Uptown series will continue with Animals Out of Paper by Rajiv Joseph (last year's All This Intimacy), July 15-Aug. 24, at the Off-Broadway company's same uptown home.

This marks the company's sixth Uptown Series. Previous playwrights presented include Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Adam Bock and Brooke Berman.

Tickets to both plays at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre (on Broadway at 76th Street) are available by calling (212) 246-4422 or online at 2ST.com.

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