All New People, by Zach Braff, at 2ST from 28 Jun

Second Stage Theatre will conclude its 32nd season with the World Premiere of All New People, a new comedy written by Zach Braff.

Directed by Peter DuBois, who staged Second Stage's productions of Paul Weitz's 'Trust,' All New People will begin previews at Second Stage Theatre from 28 Jun 2011, opening in mid-July on a date to be announced.

Casting and design team will be announced shortly.

All New People: It's the dead of winter and the summer vacation getaway of Long Beach Island, New Jersey is desolate and blanketed in snow. Charlie is 35, heartbroken and just wants some time away from the rest of the world. The island ghost town seems to be the perfect escape until his solitude is interrupted by a motley parade of misfits who show up and change his plans. A hired beauty, the townie fireman, and an eccentric British real estate agent desperately trying to stay in the country suddenly find themselves tangled together in a beach house where the mood is anything but sunny.

Casting and design team will be announced shortly.


Zach Braff'S feature film writing and directorial debut, "Garden State," premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and earned him a WGA nomination for "Best Original Screenplay." The film also earned him an Independent Spirit Award for "Best First Feature" as well as a nomination for "Best First Screenplay." In addition, Braff was awarded "Best Directorial Debut" by the National Board of Review, "Breakthrough Director" by the Hollywood Film Festival and "Most Promising Filmmaker" by the Chicago Film Critics Association. Braff can be seen this spring in the Tribeca film, "High Cost Of Living," for director Deborah Chow. Braff was nominated for a 2005 Primetime Emmy Award and a 2005, 2006 and 2007 Golden Globe award for his portrayal of "Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian" in NBC's comedy "Scrubs." His film credits include roles in "The Broken Hearts Club," "Getting To Know You," "Manhattan Murder Mystery," Dreamworks' "The Last Kiss" and "The Weinstein Company's The Ex." In addition to his role in last summer's 'Trust' at Second Stage, Zach's stage experience includes roles in the Public Theater productions of 'Twelfth Night' and 'Macbeth 'directed by George C. Wolfe.

Peter Dubois returns to Second Stage Theatre where he directed the productions of Paul Weitz's 'Trust' and Gina Gionfriddo's 'Becky Shaw.' He is entering his fourth season as artistic director of the Huntington Theatre Company where he directed the world premiere of David Grimm's 'The Miracle at Naples'; Gina Gionfriddo's 'Becky Shaw,' after directing its Off Broadway production at Second Stage Theatre and its world premiere at The Humana Festival of New American Plays; and a production of Craig Lucas' 'Prelude to a Kiss.' For five years he served as associate producer and resident director at The Public Theater, preceded by five years as the artistic director of Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska.

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