Armie Hammer and Tom Skerritt Set for Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men on Broadway
Anna D. Shapiro will direct the production.
Second Stage Theater has announced that Armie Hammer and Tom Skerritt will appear in the Broadway production of Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The production will begin previews at the Helen Hayes Theatre on June 29 and will officially open on July 23.
In Straight White Men, "it's Christmas Eve, and Ed has gathered his three adult sons to celebrate with matching pajamas, trash-talking, and Chinese takeout. But when a question they can't answer interrupts their holiday cheer, they are forced to confront their own identities."
With Straight White Men, playwright Young Jean Lee will become the first Asian-American female playwright to be produced on Broadway. Anna D. Shapiro will make her Second Stage directorial debut with this production. The production will mark Hammer's Broadway debut. Skerritt made his Broadway debut in the 2013 production of A Time to Kill. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
The play will feature scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting design by Donald Holder, and sound design by M.L. Dogg.