Jeff Hiller to Star in Extended Run of Bright Colors and Bold Patterns
Drew Droege's solo show adds off-Broadway performances and a new star.
Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, a new solo play written by and currently starring Drew Droege, has announced a six-week extension at the SoHo Playhouse. Performances will now run through February 25, 2018, with Jeff Hiller to perform the last leg of the run. Droege will play his final performance on January 7, with plans to bring the production around the country on a national tour, while Hiller is set to begin performances January 17, with a new opening night scheduled for Sunday, February 4.
Hiller is a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in both New York City and Los Angeles. On TV, Jeff was a regular on Ali Wentworth's ensemble comedy Nightcap, and has been seen on 30 Rock, Psych, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Community, Broad City, Playing House, Difficult People, and as Antoine in the Hulu series The Real Hotwives… His stage credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Broadway), Shakespeare in the Park mountings of A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, and Love's Labour's Lost, among other off-Broadway and regional productions.
Directed by Michael Urie (Torch Song), Bright Colors and Bold Patterns is described as follows: "Josh and Brennan are about to get married in Palm Springs on a lovely Saturday afternoon. However, the night before becomes a drunken, drug-fueled riot, because their friend Gerry has arrived, furious that their invitation says 'Please refrain from wearing bright colors or bold patterns.' In the struggle for equality, what do we really want? What do we lose? And is there any cocaine left?"
Bright Colors and Bold Patterns was originally presented at VS Theatre in Los Angeles and directed by Molly Prather. It was remounted at Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles and transferred to the Barrow Street Theatre in 2016.