How I Learned to Drive: full cast announced

The full cast has been announced for Second Stage Theatre's upcoming revival of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned to Drive, directed by Kate Whoriskey, opening at the Second Stage Theatre on 13 Feb 2012, following previews from 24 Jan 20122, and run through to 11 Mar 2012.

Joining the previously announced two time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ) and Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight, Grey's Anatomy) will be Kevin Cahoon (The Wedding Singer, The Foreigner), Jennifer Regan (Born Yesterday) and Marnie Schulenburg (24-hour Musical).

How I Learned to Drive is being revived in New York City for the first time since its world premiere production by the Vineyard Theatre at the Century Center For The Performing Arts where it ran from 6 May 1997 through to 19 Apr 1998.

The premiere production was directed by Mark Brokaw and starred Mary-Louise Parker as 'Li'l Bit' and David Morse as 'Uncle Peck.' The production won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie Awards for Best Play.


Kevin Cahoon has appeared on Broadway in 'The Wedding Singer,' 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,' 'The Lion King,' 'The Rocky Horror Show' and 'The Who's Tommy.' Off-Broadway credits include 'The Shaggs: Philosophy of The World' (Playwrights Horizons), 'The Foreigner' (Roundabout - Lortel Nomination), 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch,' 'The Wild Party' (Manhattan Theatre Club), 'Hair' and 'Babes in Arms' (both City Center Encores!).

Jennifer Regan's Broadway and West End theatre credits include 'Born Yesterday,' 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' and 'The Lady From Dubuque' with Maggie Smith. Her off-Broadway credits include 'Buffalo Gal' (Primary Stages), 'Pig Farm' (Roundabout) and 'Hellhound on my Trail.'

Marnie Schilenburg's credits include the '24-Hour Musicals,' 'Nellie in South Pacific' (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), 'Pretty Theft' and 'Angel Eater's (Flux Theatre Ensemble), 'Anais Nin Goes to Hell' (Fringe), and 'The Yellow Wood' (NYMF). She was nominated for an EMMY for her role as "Alison Stewart" in the CBS TV Drama "As the World Turns."

Kevin CahoonJennifer ReganMarnie Schulenburg

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