The Wanderers, Starring Katie Holmes, Announces Full Casting
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Anna Ziegler's The Wanderers. Performances will run off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theater January 26-March 26, with an official February 16 opening.
As previously announced, Katie Holmes (All My Sons, Dead Accounts) will lead the cast as "Julia Cheever" in her Roundabout Theatre Company debut. Joining Holmes in the company will be Sarah Cooper as "Sophie," Lucy Freyer as "Esther," Dave Klasko as "Schmuli," and Eddie Kaye Thomas as "Abe."
Directed by Barry Edelstein, the play is described as follows: "Orthodox Jews Esther (Freyer) and Schmuli (Klasko) are newly married, and their future is written in the laws of the Torah. Secular Jew Abe (Thomas) is a famous novelist who believes he can write his own future…until an unexpected email from a movie star, Julia Cheever (Holmes), puts his marriage to the test and threatens to prove him wrong. From playwright Anna Ziegler (The Last Match) comes the New York premiere of a play that ripples across cultures, challenging two very different couples with the same question: Can we be happy with what we have while we have it?"
The creative team for The Wanderers includes Marion Williams (sets), David Israel Reynoso (costumes), Kenneth Posner (lighting), and Jane Shaw (sound and original music).