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Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon Coming to Broadway This Summer in Job

Max Wolf Friedlich’s award-nominated dark comedy will play the Helen Hayes Theatre.

0100 Sydney Lemmon and Peter Friedman in JOB at SoHo Playhouse © Emilio Madrid
Sydney Lemmon and Peter Friedman in Job at SoHo Playhouse
(© Emilio Madrid)

Max Wolf Friedlich’s dark comedy Job will transfer to Broadway for a limited run at the Helen Hayes Theatre, July 15-September 29. Opening night is set for July 30.

In this psychological thriller, Jane, an employee at a big tech company, has been placed on leave after becoming the subject of a viral video. She arrives in the office of a crisis therapist, Loyd, determined to be reinstated to the job that gives her life meaning.

Directed by Michael Herwitz, the Broadway mounting will feature original stars Peter Friedman (Succession) and Sydney Lemmon (Tár), as well as original creative team members Scott Penner (set), Michaelle J. Li (costumes), Mextly Couzin (lighting), and Hannah Getts (dramaturg). Cody Spencer is the sound designer for the Broadway engagement.

Job played two sold-out off-Broadway runs, first at SoHo Playhouse in the fall of 2023, and then at the Connelly Theatre this past winter. Friedlich was nominated for the John Gassner Award for New American Play at the 2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards.

This is a rental production at the Hayes, which is owned by Second Stage Theatre and currently houses the company’s Tony-nominated mounting of Paula Vogel’s Mother Play. Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway: Merrily We Stole a Song was originally slated to play the Hayes this summer, but its commercial producers canceled the run due to the crowded theatrical landscape.

Of the off-Broadway run of Job, our critic called it, “an edge-of-your-seat watch made even better by the performances of the two actors.”

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Performances begin: July 15, 2024