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New casting announced for A Doll's House, Part 2

Julie White

Stephen McKinley Henderson
Julie WhiteStephen McKinley Henderson

Erin Wilhelmi

A Doll's House, Part 2
Erin Wilhelmi

Producer Scott Rudin has announced new casting for the Broadway production of Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, at Broadway's Golden Theatre.

Tony winner Julie White, Tony nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Erin Wilhelmi will assume the roles of Nora, Torvald, and Emmy, respectively, from July 25, 2017. Tony winner and three-time Emmy winner Laurie Metcalf, Oscar winner Chris Cooper, and two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad will all play their final performances on July 23 (the play's original Broadway closing date, prior to its extension), whilst Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell will remain with the production as Anne Marie.

A Doll's House, Part 2 began previews on March 30, 2017, before an official opening on April 27 to excellent reviews. The limited engagement was originally scheduled to close on July 23, 2017, but was then extended through to January 7, 2018 due to critical acclaim and popular demand.

Synopsis: "In the final scene of Ibsen's 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event - when Nora slams the door on everything in her life - instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll's House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora's exit. Now, there's a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?"

This new work marks the Broadway debut of writer Lucas Hnath. The play was originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California. Their production began performances on April 9, 2017, and consequently ran simultaneously with the Broadway engagement.

The creative team for the Broadway production features scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Tony winner David Zinn, lighting design by Tony winner Jennifer Tipton, sound design by Tony winner Leon Rothenberg, projection design by Peter Nigrini and hair & makeup design by Luc Verschueren/Campbell Young Associates.

A Doll's House, Part 2 is produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin.

Julie White was last seen on Broadway in the 2015 production of 'Sylvia.' Her other Broadway credits include her Tony-nominated performance in 'Airline Highway,' 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,' 'Ann,' her Tony-winning performance in 'The Little Dog Laughed,' and 'The Heidi Chronicles.' Notable screen credits include "Nurse Jackie," "Go On," "Lincoln," "Grace Under Fire," and the "Transformers" movie franchise.

Stephen McKinley Henderson earned a Tony nomination in 2010 for 'Fences,' reprising his role in the recent film adaptation. Other Broadway credits include 'A Raisin in the Sun,' 'Dracula, the Musical,' 'Drowning Crow,' 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' and 'King Hedley II.' Notable screen credits include "Manchester by the Sea," "Lincoln," and "Tower Heist."

Erin Wilhelmi made her Broadway debut as Mercy Lewis in the 2016 revival of Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible.' Her screen credits include "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "Disconnect," "Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl," "The English Teacher," and "The Knick."

- by Tom Millward

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