Becky Shaw: Dashiell Eave to join cast

Dashiell Eaves will join the cast of Second Stage Theatre's production of Gina Gionfriddo's comedy, Becky Shaw, directed by Peter DuBois, on 10 Feb 2009.

Eaves replaces Thomas Sadoski, who is leaving the production to begin rehearsals for 'reasons to be pretty.'

Eaves has appeared on Broadway in 'Coram Boy' (Adult Thomas Ledbury: 2007), 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' (Joey: 2006), 'James Joyce's The Dead' (Michael: 2000), 'The Sound of Music' (Rolf Gruber: 1998 revival) and '1776' (Courier: 1997 revival). He last appeared Off-Broadway in 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore,' and transferred with the production when it moved to Broadway.

Eaves will join a cast that features David Wilson Barnes (reprising his acclaimed performance from the world premiere production at the Humana Festival), Emily Bergl, Kelly Bishop and Annie Parisse (who created the title role of Becky Shaw in the world premiere production at the Humana Festival).

Becky Shaw opened at Second Stage Theatre on 8 Jan 2009, following previews from 16 Dec 2008. It was originally scheduled to close on 1 Feb 2009, but has since extended its run through to 15 Mar 2009.

The play opened to mixed, but mostly good reviews: "As engrossing as it is ferociously funny." (NY Times); "Fun for a while, but it gets exhausting." (NY Daily News); "Exerts a hypnotic pull" (NY Post); "Blithely cynical and devastatingly funny play." (Variety)

In Becky Shaw, a newlywed couple fixes up two romantically challenged friends: wife's best friend, meet husband's sexy and strange new co-worker. When an evening calculated to bring happiness takes a dark turn, crisis and comedy ensue in this wickedly funny new play that asks what we owe the people we love and the strangers who land on our doorstep.

Becky Shaw will feature scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Jeff Mahshie, lighting design by David Weiner, and sound design by Walter Trarbach.

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