Sarah Paulson to star in 'Appropriate' on Broadway

The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress returns to the New York stage in the Broadway premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's family comedy-drama.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

UPDATE: The Appropriate Broadway cast will also include Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Elle Fanning, Golden Globe Award nominee Corey Stoll, Natalie Gold, and Alyssa Emily Marvin. Complete casting has yet to be announced. The show also features features scenic design by dots, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Jane Cox, and sound design by Will Pickens and Bray Poor.

Sarah Paulson will star in Second Stage Theater's production of Appropriate on Broadway, the first play in its 2023-24 season at the Hayes Theater. Performances begin November 28 ahead of a December 18 opening.

Paulson has appeared in three previous Broadway shows: The Glass Menagerie and Collected Stories in starring roles and The Sisters Rosensweig as an understudy and replacement for the role of Tess. Her last New York stage appearance was in 2013, in the Off-Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Talley's Folly.

The Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award-winning actress is best known, however, for her extensive work on screen. Some of Paulson's best-known credits include American Horror Story in various roles, Impeachment: American Crime Story as Linda Tripp, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story as Marcia Clark, earning the Golden Globe and Emmy for Best Lead Actress.

Now, she returns to the stage to star in the Broadway-debut play of Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Appropriate is a dark comedy about a family who gathers to settle their late patriarch's estate. Instead of fond memories, secrets and resentments arise.

Lila Neugebauer will direct. Additional cast and creative team members have yet to be announced.

Photo credit: Sarah Paulson. (Photo courtesy of production)

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