Michael Urie & more to star in Grand Horizons on Broadway
The Broadway premiere of Grand Horizons is scheduled to begin performances at The Hayes Theater on December 20, 2019.
Second Stage Theater has revealed initial casting for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Bess Wohl's Grand Horizons; a co-commission by Williamstown Theatre Festival which will be directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman as part of the previously announced Broadway season. Previews begin at the Hayes Theater on December 20, 2019, ahead of an official opening on January 23 and a limited engagement through March 1, 2020.
The cast of Grand Horizons includes Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez (as Carla), Maulik Pancholy (as Tommy), Tony Award nominee Ashley Park (as Jess), Tony Award nominee Thomas Sadoski (as Ben), and Michael Urie (as Brian).
Ms. Lopez, who won a Tony Award in 1980 for A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine and earned her first Tony nomination in 1976 for A Chorus Line, was last seen on Broadway in the 2013 revival of Pippin. Mr. Pancholy, perhaps best known for his TV roles as Jonathan on NBC's "30 Rock" and Sanjay on Showtime's "Weeds," previously made his Broadway debut in It's Only a Play in 2015. Ms. Park returns to Broadway following her 2018 Tony-nominated turn in Mean Girls and her critically acclaimed, Lucille Lortel Award-winning performance in KPOP off-Broadway. Mr. Sadoski earned his Tony nomination in 2009 for Reasons To Be Pretty and last appeared on the Great White Way in the 2011 premiere of Other Desert Cities, and Mr. Urie previously starred in Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song at The Hayes Theater until January of this year and is widely known for his TV role on ABC's "Ugly Betty."
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Synopsis: "Bill and Nancy have spent fifty full years as husband and wife. They practically breathe in unison, and can anticipate each other's every sigh, snore and sneeze. But just as they settle comfortably into their new home in Grand Horizons, the unthinkable happens: Nancy suddenly wants out. As their two adult sons struggle to cope with the shocking news, they are forced to question everything they assumed about the people they thought they knew best. By turns funny, shocking and painfully honest, Grand Horizons explores a family turned upside-down and takes an intimate look at the wild, unpredictable, and enduring nature of love."
The creative team behind Grand Horizons includes scenic & costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jen Schriever, and sound design by Palmer Hefferan.
Grand Horizons is co-commissioned by Williamstown Theatre Festival and Second Stage Theater.
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