Second Stage Theatre announced its first season on Broadway at the newly renovated Helen Hayes Theatre April 20. The special press event unveiled the company's 2018 lineup—complete with several esteemed playwrights and directors wearing hard hats.
Film star Chris Evans will make his Broadway debut in Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, also featuring Broadway alum Michael Cera. The production, directed by Trip Cullman, will begin performances March 2018.
The season will also include Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men, directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro. The staging, set for July 2018, will mark the first time a play written by an Asian woman has been produced on Broadway.
Flip through photos of the announcement below:
Also announced is an addition to Second Stage's Off-Broadway lineup at the Tony Kiser Theater. Joining the previously announced Torch Song is the New York premiere of Tracy Letts' Mary Page Marlowe. Performances will begin June 2018.
Second Stage has also co-commissioned a work from Bess Wohl with the Williamstown Theatre Festival for a forthcoming Broadway premiere, as well as new Broadway plays from Lydia R. Diamond and Dominique Morisseau to be developed in association with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre.