Close Up Space: Michael Chernus joins cast

Manhattan Theatre Club have announced that Michael Chernus (Mercy) will join the previously announced David Hyde Pierce in the world premiere of Molly Smith Metzler's Close Up Space, directed by Leigh Silverman, opening at NY City Center Stage I on 19 Dec 2011, following previews from 1 DEc 2011.

Paul Barrow (David Hyde Pierce) is an obsessive book editor on a major deadline. With an assistant (Michael Chernus ) who's been camping in the office, a famous author threatening to bail on him and an intern who is no help at all, Paul's just about had it! But when his fiery daughter shows up and lambasts him in Russian, Paul faces a glaring personal error that can't be corrected with red ink.

The design team includes Todd Rosenthal (set), Emily Rebholz (costume), Matthew Frey (lighting) and Jill BC Du Boff (sound).

Additional casting, performance schedule, and other listings information for Close Up Space will be announced in the coming weeks.


Michael Chernus' (Steve) Off-Broadway credits: 'In the Wake' (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel nomination), 'Hunting and Gathering,' 'Essential Self-Defense,' 'Mr. Marmalade' and 'A Number.' Film: "The Messenger," "Lovely By Surprise," "Love and Other Drugs," "Higher Ground," "Jack and Diane," "Feed the Fish," "NoNAMES," "Coach," "The Rebound," "Winter Passing" and the upcoming "Men In Black 3." TV: "Mercy," "Bored to Death," "Damages."

Michael Chernus

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