D’Arcy Carden, Katie Finneran, Scott Foley, and Chris Sullivan Will Lead THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
The upcoming Second Stage production of The Thanksgiving Play on Broadway has found its stars. D’Arcy Carden, Katie Finneran, Scott Foley, and Chris Sullivan will lead the new work, making its Broadway debut in the spring.
Carden will make her Broadway debut in the production after starring in streaming favorites The Good Place and A League of Their Own. Finneran returns to the stage with a number of credits, including two Tony Award-winning performances in Noises Off and Promises, Promises. Foley has extensive theatre and television experiences, notably the upcoming Girls on the Bus on HBO Max; and Sullivan recently starred in the NBC series This Is Us, garnering two Emmy Award nominations for his role.
The play, written by Larissa Fasthorse, will be directed by Hadestown Tony winner Rachel Chavkin. Previews are set to begin March 25 ahead of an official opening on April 20 at the Helen Hayes Theater. The production will mark FastHorse as the first female Native American playwright produced on Broadway. The play follows a troupe of theatre artists with good intentions who attempt to stage a culturally sensitive and inoffensive Thanksgiving school pageant.
Second Stage announced that The Thanksgiving Play would be a part of their season this past June. “Larissa FastHorse’s unique voice deserves to be heard on the Broadway stage and I’m very excited for her biting satire to have the larger audience it deserves,” said Second Stage President and Artistic Director Carole Rothman.
The Thanksgiving Play will include scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Lux Haac, lighting design by Jeanette Oui-Suk Yew, sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman, and video/projection design by David Bengali. Casting is by Telsey + Company.
Second Stage’s production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Between Riverside and Crazy is currently playing at the Hayes through February 19. Michael R. Jackson’s White Girl in Danger, a co-production between Second Stage and Vineyard Theatre, will also take place this spring. Previews of the musical will begin March 15 at the Tony Kiser Theater.
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