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Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles & Ty Defoe

Josh Charles and more cast to join Armie Hammer & Tom Skerritt in Straight White Men on Broadway

Josh Charles, Kate Bornstein & Ty Defoe will make their Broadway debuts in Straight White Men in the Second Stage Theater production.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Second Stage Theater has announced additional casting for the upcoming production of Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, which will begin previews at the Hayes Theater on June 29, 2018, ahead of an official opening on July 23 and a limited engagement through to September 9, 2018.

Joining previously announced cast members Armie Hammer (making his Broadway debut as Drew) and Emmy Award winner Tom Skerritt (as Ed) will be Golden Globe and two-time Emmy Award nominee Josh Charles (as Jake), Kate Bornstein (as Person In Charge #1), and Ty Defoe (as Person In Charge #2). Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Alongside Mr. Hammer, Straight White Men also marks the Broadway debuts for Mr. Charles, Ms. Bornstein and Mr. Defoe.

Synopsis: "It's Christmas Eve, and Ed has gathered his three adult sons to celebrate with matching pajamas, trash-talking, and Chinese takeout. But when a question they can't answer interrupts their holiday cheer, they are forced to confront their own identities. Straight White Men takes a hilariously ruthless look at the classic American father-son drama. This is one white Christmas like you've never seen before."

The creative team features scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Suttirat Larlab, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by M.L. Dogg, and choreography by Faye

Young Jean Lee will make history as the first female Asian-American playwright to ever be produced on Broadway.

Armie Hammer is best known for his work in films such as "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", "The Lone Ranger", "Call Me by Your Name", "Nocturnal Animals", "The Social Network", "Cars 3", "Entourage," "Mirror Mirror", and "J. Edgar".

Tom Skerritt previously made his Broadway debut as Lucien Wilbanks in A Time to Kill in 2013. His screen credits include his Emmy Award-winning performance as Sheriff Jimmy Brock in "Picket Fences" (which also earned him two Golden Globe nominations and a further Emmy Award nomination), as well as the roles of Viper in "Top Gun" and Dallas in "Alien" and other roles in "M*A*S*H", "Turning Point," "A River Runs Through It", "Steel Magnolias", and "Contact."

Josh Charles earned his Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for his recurring role as Will Gardner on "The Good Wife". He has previously appeared off-Broadway in the 2017 Signature Theatre production of The Antipodes, the 2007 Manhattan Theatre Club production of The Receptionist, and the 2004 MCC Theater production of The Distance From Here. His other notable screen credits include "Dead Poets Society," "Four Brothers," "S.W.A.T.," and "Sports Night".

Kate Bornstein is perhaps best known for her work as a transgender activist, as well as her solo shows The Opposite Sex Is Neither, On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, and A Queer and Pleasant Danger, and her on-screen appearances in "Saturday Church" and alongside Caitlyn Jenner in "I Am Cait".

Ty Defoe made his off-Broadway debut in the 2016 Public Theater production of Southern Comfort and has appeared in the popular Netflix series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt".


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