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Straight at Theatre Row's Acorn from 9 February 2016

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The world premiere of Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola's new play Straight, directed by Andy Sandberg, will begin previews at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre on 9 February 2016, before an official opening on 29 February and a limited run through to 8 May 2016.

Synopsis: "Meet Ben. Ben is a 26-year-old investment banker. Ben likes beer, sports, and Emily. And Chris. Funny, sad, sexy, and surprising, this three-character drama meditates on fidelity, identity, and the moral complex of a generation that prides itself on the pretense of acceptance."

The cast of Straight includes Jake Epstein and Thomas E. Sullivan, with additional casting to be announced at a later date.

Jake Epstein originated the role of Gerry Goffin in Broadway's 'Beautiful - The Carol King Musical' and also starred as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in 'Spider-Man - Turn Off the Dark.' He is also known for his TV role as Craig Manning on "Degrassi." Other stage credits include the national tours of 'Spring Awakening' (as Melchior), Green Day's 'American idiot' (as Will) and 'Billy Elliot - The Musical' (as Tony).

Thomas E. Sullivan is making his off-Broadway debut. His recent stage credits include 'The Mormon Bird Play' (NY Fringe), 'Die Kleinen' (Access Theatre), and 'Cowboy Mouth.' (Young Artists at the Chelsea).

- by Tom Millward

Jake Epstein

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