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Additional casting revealed for Six Degrees of Separation

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Additional casting has now been announced for the Broadway revival of John Guare's comic-drama Six Degrees of Separation, directed by Trip Cullman, which will begin previews at the Barrymore Theatre on April 5, 2017, before an official opening on April 25, and a 15-week limited engagement through to July 16, 2017.

Joing previouysly announced seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney (Ouisa Kittredge), Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey (Flan Kittredge), and "Straight Outta Compton" star Corey Hawkins (Paul), will be (in alphabetical order) Tony Carlin (The Doorman), Michael Countryman (Larkin), James Cusati-Moyer (The Hustler), Ned Eisenberg (Dr. Fine), Lisa Emery (Kitty), Keenan Jolliff (Woody), Peter Mark Kendall (Rick), Cody Kostro (Doug), Sarah Mezzanotte (Elizabeth), Colby Minifie (Tess), Paul O'Brien (The Detective), Chris Perfetti (Trent), Ned Riseley (Ben) and Michael Siberry (Geoffrey).

Synopsis: "Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a young black con man, Paul, who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, Ouisa and Flan Kittredge, saying he knows their son at college. Claiming he's the son of actor Sidney Poitier, Paul tells them he has just been mugged and all his money is gone. Captivated by Paul's intelligence (and the possibility of appearing in his father's new movie), the Kittredges invite him to stay overnight. After finding him in bed with a hustler, their picture of Paul changes, and Ouisa and Flan turn detective trying to piece together the connections that gave him access to their lives. Meanwhile, Paul's cons unexpectedly lead him into darker territory as his lies begin to catch up with him."

The creative team behind Six Degrees of Separation features scenic design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Darron L West, projections by Lucy Mackinnon and wigs by Charles LaPointe.

Six Degrees of Separation is produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson, Louise Gund and Tim Levy.

Six Degrees of Separation originally premiered at the Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on 16 May 1990 before transferring to the larger LCT venue the Vivian Beaumont on 8 November 8 1990, picking up a Tony nomination for "Best Play" in 1991 and becoming a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play's subsequent West End transfer won the Olivier Award for "Best New Play" in 1993. Directed by Jerry Zaks, the Broadway premiere starred Stockard Channing, John Cunningham and Courtney B. Vance. Ms. Channing went on to star in the 1993 film adaptation alongside Donald Sutherland and Will Smith.

 

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