Roundabout announces complet cast to join Idina Menzel in Skintight
The world premiere of Skintight begins performances at the Laura Pels Theatre on May 31, 2018.
Roundabout Theatre Company has now announced complete casting to join Tony Award winner Idina Menzel in the forthcoming world premiere of Joshua Harmon's Skintight, directed by Daniel Aukin, which is set to begin previews on May 31, 2018, before an official opening on June 21 and a limited engagement through to August 26, 2018 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre's Laura Pels Theatre.
Joining Ms. Menzel (as Jodi Isaac) on stage will be Will Brittain (as Trey), Stephen Carrasco (as Jeff), Eli Gelb (as Benjamin Cullen), Cynthia Mace (as Orsolya), and John Noble (as Elliot Isaac).
Synopsis: "Skintight is a scorching examination of beauty, youth and sex. Reeling from her ex-husband's engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who's 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi's son. Who's also 20. And definitely gay. Skintight assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what's on the inside."
Skintight also marks a reunion for playwright Joshua Harmon and director Daniel Aukin, who previously collaborated on the hit play Bad Jews.
Ms. Menzel has been attached to the project since its initial reading in January 2015.
Idina Menzel won a Tony Award in 2004 for originating the role of Elphaba in Wicked. She also received Tony nominations for her Broadway debut as Maureen Johnson in Rent (1996) and for her last Broadway role as Elizabeth in If/Then (2014). She also starred as Amneris in the Broadway premiere of Aida from 2001 to 2002. Her off-Broadway credits include See What I Wanna See at The Public Theater (2005), Manhattan Theatre Club's The Wild Party (2000), The Vagina Monologues at Westside Theatre and the original New York Theatre Workshop production of Rent in 1996. On screen, she is internationally known as the voice of Elsa in Disney's animated franchise "Frozen". Other screen credits include "Glee," "Enchanted," and the 2005 film adaptation of "Rent".
Skintight Tickets are available now for performances from May 31 through to August 26, 2018.