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Danny Ashok is final cast member of Disgraced

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Producers of the upcoming Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, have now announced Danny Ashok as the production's final cast member. The show will open at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre on 23 October 2014, following previews from 27 September.

The full cast of Disgraced includes Hari Dhillon, Gretchen Mol, Karen Pittman, Josh Radnor, and Danny Ashok.

Mr. Shok played the role of Abe in the London production at the Bush Theatre. He will reprise the role for his Broadway debut. Other notable stage credits include 'The Djinns of Eidgah' at The Royal Court, 'Henry IV Parts 1 & 2' at Theatre Royal Bath, and 'Blood & Gifts' at The National Theatre.

Synopsis: "Disgraced follows the story of a successful Muslim-American lawyer and his wife - an artist influenced by Islamic imagery - enjoying their comfortable and successful life on New York's Upper East Side. When a co-worker and her husband come to dinner, what begins as polite table conversation explodes, leaving everyone's relationships and beliefs about race and identity in shards."

The production has previously been produced by Chicago's American Theater Company, LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater in New York, and London's Bush Theatre. It will be produced on Broadway by The Araca Group and Lincoln Center Theater, with direction by Kimberly Senior, set design by John Lee Beatty, lighting design by Ken Posner and costume design by Jennifer Von Mayrhauser.

Hari Dhillon starred as Amir in the London production of DISGRACED. Other theatre credits include 'A Perfect Wedding' and Stephen Belber's 'Drifting Elegant'at San Francisco's Magic Theatre. His London credits include 'Mother Teresa Is Dead' at the Royal Court. His television credits include "Holby City.", "Medium," "Charmed," "Without A Trace" and "The Loop."

Gretchen Mol's stage credits include Neil LaBute's 'The Shape of Things' in London and New York, as well as 'The Good Mother' on Broadway. Film credits include 'Rounders'; Woody Allen's 'Celebrity and Sweet and Lowdown'; '3:10 to Yuma', 'The Thirteenth Floor'; and Spike Lee's 'Girl 6'.

Karen Pittman reprises her role from the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of 'Disgraced'. Other Broadway credits include 'Good People', 'Passing Strange', and 'In Domesticated'. Her TV credits include "House of Cards" and "The Americans."

Josh Radnor is best known for his TV role of Ted Mosby in 'How I Met Your Mother'. His stage credits include the Broadway production of 'The Graduate' opposite Kathleen Turner.

- by Tom Millward

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