Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce full casting for the Broadway premiere of THE OTHER PLACE, the new play by Sharr White, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello.
Joining the previously announced Laurie Metcalf, will be Daniel Stern (“The Wonder Years,” Diner), Zoe Perry (Broadway debut), and John Schiappa (Assassins, Take Me Out).
The limited engagement of THE OTHER PLACE will begin previews on Tuesday, December 11 and open Thursday, January 10 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
Three-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne,” November, Long Day’s Journey into Night in London’s West End, and a founding ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company) stars in MTC’s Broadway-premiere production of THE OTHER PLACE, a riveting new thriller by fast-rising playwright Sharr White and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Other Desert Cities, Wicked, Love! Valour! Compassion!).
Metcalf gives a “dazzling, must-be-seen performance” (Variety) as Juliana Smithton, a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband (Daniel Stern) has filed for divorce, her daughter (Zoe Perry) has eloped with a much older man (John Schiappa) and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface.
THE OTHER PLACE had its world premiere at MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director), opening on March 28, 2011 where it extended due to popular demand. THE OTHER PLACE was nominated for two Outer Critics Circle Awards, a Drama League Award, and three Lucille Lortel Awards. Metcalf won an Obie Award and a Lucille Lortel Award for her performance in the production.
The creative team for the production includes Eugene Lee (scenic design), David Zinn (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music, sound design), William Cusick (projection design), and David Caparelliotis (casting).
Production support is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past three decades, MTC productions have earned a total of 18 Tony Awards and six Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Venus in Fur; Master Class; Good People; The Whipping Man; Time Stands Still; The Royal Family; Ruined; The American Plan; Come Back, Little Sheba; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Small Family Business; Sylvia; Putting It Together; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin.’
Tickets for THE OTHER PLACE are available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, online by visiting www.Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street). Ticket prices are $67 – $120.
For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
SHARR WHITE (Playwright). White’s plays have been developed or produced at theatres across the country and beyond, including The Magic Theatre (West Coast premiere of The Other Place; premiere of Annapurna; finalist for a Steinberg/ATCA Award); South Coast Repertory (commissions for Annapurna and Sunlight); Marin Theatre Company (premiere of Sunlight; winner of the 2009 Skye Cooper New American Play Prize); Oregon Shakespeare Festival (development of The Other Place); Actors Theatre of Louisville (premiere of Six Years at the 2006 Humana Festival); The Cape Cod Theatre Project (playwright-in-residence); and more. The Other Place received its world premiere production Off-Broadway with MCC Theatre at the Lucille Lortel, also featuring Laurie Metcalf (Lucille Lortel, Obie awards) and directed by Joe Mantello (nom. Lucille Lortel). The Other Place was subsequently presented with its European premiere at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, where it is currently in repertory, and will premiere at the Melbourne Theatre Company in 2013. The Other Place was a recipient of the 2010 Playwrights First Award; the 2011 Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation’s Theatre Visions Fund Award; and was an Outer Critics Circle Award nominee for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play. White has also been honored with a Dr. Henry and Lillian Nesburn Award as part of the Julie Harris Award in Playwriting (The Escape Velocity of Savages); and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (Six Years). White is making his Broadway debut with Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of The Other Place at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
JOE MANTELLO (Director). Directing credits include: Dogfight, Other Desert Cities, The Pride, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, November, The Receptionist, The Ritz, Blackbird, Three Days of Rain, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony nomination), Laugh Whore, Assassins (Tony Award), Wicked, Take Me Out (Tony Award), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, A Man of No Importance, Design for Living, Terrence McNally and Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking for San Francisco Opera, The Vagina Monologues, Bash, Another American: Asking and Telling, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony Nomination), Proposals, The Mineola Twins, Corpus Christi, Mizlansky/Zilinsky…, Blue Window, God’s Heart, The Santaland Diaries, Snakebit, Three Hotels, Imagining Brad, and The Other Place. As an actor: The Normal Heart (Tony nomination), Angels in America (Tony nomination), and The Baltimore Waltz. He is recipient of Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Clarence Derwent, Obie, and Joe A. Callaway awards. He is a member of Naked Angels and an associate artist at Roundabout Theatre Company.
LAURIE METCALF (Juliana) originated the role of Juliana Off-Broadway in MCC’s production of Sharr White’s The Other Place directed by Joe Mantello for which she received Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards. In New York, Metcalf most recently appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, directed by David Cromer. She has also appeared on Broadway opposite Nathan Lane in David Mamet’s comedy November, a performance for which she received a Best Featured Actress Tony nomination. Metcalf has also appeared in Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind, directed by Ethan Hawke for The New Group and Balm in Gilead at the Circle Rep, for which she received Drama Desk, Obie, and Theatre World Awards. In London, Metcalf has appeared in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons directed by Howard Davies and most recently starred in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night directed by Anthony Page. An ensemble member at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 1976, Metcalf is the recipient of seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and three L.A. Ovation Awards. Metcalf won three Emmy awards for her role as Jackie Harris on “Roseanne.” She was also nominated for an Emmy, for her work on “Desperate Housewives.” Metcalf’s film credits include Internal Affairs, Desperately Seeking Susan, Toy Story, Bulworth, and Leaving Las Vegas.
DANIEL STERN (Ian) is well known for his acting work in such movies as Whip It, Very Bad Things, Home Alone, City Slickers, Diner, Hannah and Her Sisters, Blue Thunder and Breaking Away. On television he created the role of the narrator of the iconic TV show, “The Wonder Years,” and created and starred in the CBS show “Danny.” He has done extensive work in the theater over the past 37 years in both New York and Los Angeles. He began his career at age 18, moving from Maryland and performing at The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage, Cherry Lane Theater, and as member of Ensemble Studio Theater. He co-starred in House, directed by Joe Mantello, at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor and in Dinner with Friends directed by Daniel Sullivan, at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Stern made his playwriting debut with Barbra’s Wedding, which premiered in New York at the Westside Theatre. The play received its West Coast Premiere at the Falcon Theater in Los Angeles where Stern appeared in the leading role. His directing credits include the fantasy baseball movie Rookie of the Year, and the television shows “Danny” and “The Wonder Years.” Stern is an accomplished sculptor working primarily in bronze. He has been awarded numerous public art projects, including large sculptures for the California cities of San Diego, Coronado, Pasadena and Palm Desert. He is presently an Artist-in-Residence at Studio Channel Islands Art Center. In September 2009 he received our nation’s highest award for volunteerism from President Obama, “The President’s Call to Service Award,” in recognition for his extraordinary commitment to volunteerism and his work in his community and beyond.
ZOE PERRY (The Woman) makes her Broadway debut in The Other Place opening at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre this winter as part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2012-13 Season. Perry returns to New York after spending time in Los Angeles, where she appeared in the West Coast premiere of The Lieutenant of Inishmore at CTG’s Mark Taper Forum, directed by Wilson Milam and co-starring Chris Pine. Perry is a member of the celebrated Antaeus Theater Company in Los Angeles where she has appeared in numerous plays including Peace in Our Time (Charles McNulty’s top 10 of 2011) and The Autumn Garden. Her television appearances include guest roles on “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Cold Case” and “My Boys.” She’s also appeared in the films, Cotton (co-starring Gary Cole), Turkey Bowl, and The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond. Perry is a graduate of Northwestern University.
JOHN SCHIAPPA (The Man) has appeared on Broadway in the roles of: The Proprietor in Assassins and Toddy Koovitz in Take Me Out both directed by Joe Mantello, Taxi Driver in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Witch’s Father in Wicked, Sammy in Blood Brothers, Lord Savage/Spider in Jekyll & Hyde, and in Jerry Springer the Opera. Off-Broadway & regionally he has been seen in The Other Place (MCC), Dust (West Side Arts), Take Me Out (NYSF), Keeping Time (Berkshire Playwriting Lab), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Geva), Three Musketeers (NSMT), Company (Huntington Theater), the American premiere of New Year, directed by Sir Peter Hall (HGO), Romeo & Juliet (Goodspeed), Little Shop of Horrors (ATC), Aida (NSMT). TV: “The Big C,” “I Just Want My Pants Back,” “Kidnapped,” “Law & Order,” “Third Watch,” “Law & Order: CI,” “The Cosby Mysteries,” “Monsters,” “All My Children,” “As The World Turns.” Film: Seeing Beauty, What Just Happened.