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David Hyde Pierce to Star in Adam Bock's A Life

Anne Kauffman directs the new production at Playwrights Horizons.

David Hyde Pierce will star in A Life at Playwrights Horizons.
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Tony winner David Hyde Pierce will head the cast of A Life, the new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock, at Playwrights Horizons. Directed by Anne Kauffman, the work will run September 30-November 13 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. It will open October 24.

Pierce plays Nate Martin, a man who turns to the stars after his most recent breakup casts him into a funk. Poring over astrological charts, he obsessively questions his past and his place in the cosmos. Full casting for the production will be announced in the coming weeks.

Pierce won a Tony Award in 2007 for his performance in Curtains and was also nominated for a Tony for his role in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which he went on to direct at The Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. Other directing credits include Broadway's It Shoulda Been You, Ripcord for Manhattan Theater Club and The Importance of Being Earnest for Williamstown Theatre Festival. Pierce will return to Broadway next year as Horace Vandergelder in the revival of Hello, Dolly! opposite Bette Midler.

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