T. Ryder Smith will take over the role of Gordon from Bill Camp in the Playwrights Horizons' production of Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man Cell's Phone, which is now in previews at Playwrights Horizons, with an official opening on March 4. Camp is leaving the production due to a change in the schedule of his upcoming film Public Enemies with Johnny Depp.
The show, which is directed by Anne Bogart, also stars Mary-Louise Parker, Kathleen Chalfant, David Aaron Baker, Carla Harting, and Kelly Maurer. It concerns a woman (Parker) who answers a ringing cell phone that belongs to Gordon, a dead man, and then gets involved with his mother (Chalfant) and his friends.
Smith won a Drama Desk award as part of the cast of Lebensraum. His many other stage credits include She Stoops to Comedy, Underneath the Lintel, Thom Pain, and Ruhl's Passion Play: A Cycle.
Ruhl is the author of Eurydice and The Clean House, among other plays. Bogart is the artistic director of SITI Company. She most recently directed Charles Mee's Hotel Cassiopeia at BAM.
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