Cast announced for Dada Woof Papa Hot at LCT


Lincoln Center Theater has announced casting for Peter Parnell's new comic-drama Dada Woof Papa Hot, directed by Scott Ellis, which will begin previews at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on 15 October 2015, before an official opening on 9 Novemebr 2015.

The cast will include Tammy Blanchard, Patrick Breen, John Benjamin Hickey, Alex Hurt, Kellie Overbey, John Pankow, and Stephen Plunkett.

Synopsis: "Alan and Rob are an older married couple with a three-year-old daughter and a life they fought decades to be allowed to lead. But Alan has begun to feel an attraction to a younger gay dad; his closest straight friend's marriage is disintegrating before his eyes; and his daughter Nicola seems to prefer Rob, who's taken to parenting without any of Alan’s insecurities. In the course of one school year, three couples struggle with what it means to be married with children at this head-spinning cultural moment."

By turns comic and serious, Dada Woof Papa Hot asks the question: are the challenges of gay dads the same as those of straight dads? Or is there something fundamentally different about being a gay father? And what about that nagging feeling that in assimilating to straight culture, something worth saving has been lost?

The production will have sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Jennifer von Mayrhauser, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski, and original music and sound by John Gromada.

Peter Parnell returns to Lincoln Center Theatre where his play 'QED' enjoyed an extended run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater after a production at the Mark Taper Forum. He most recently wrote the new book for the Alan Menken-Stephen Schwartz musical 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'.

- by Dom O'Hanlon