STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of THE OTHER PLACE!
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by BWW News Desk
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) will present the Broadway premiere of The Other Place, the new play by Sharr White, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. Laurie Metcalf will be joined by Daniel Stern ("The Wonder Years," Diner), Zoe Perry (Broadway debut) and John Schiappa (Assassins, Take Me Out) for the limited engagement, which began previews on Tuesday, December 11 and open Thursday, January 10 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
Check out the recently released commercial for the show below and meet the cast with videos of them from past productions and roles!
The Other Place had its world premiere at MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director), opening on March 28, 2011 where it extended due to popular demand. The Other Place was nominated for two Outer Critics Circle Awards, a Drama League Award, and three Lucille Lortel Awards. Metcalf won an Obie Award and a Lucille Lortel Award for her performance in the production.
Laurie Metcalf (Juliana) originated the role of Juliana Off-Broadway in MCC's production of Sharr White's The Other Place directed by Joe Mantello for which she received Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards. In New York, Metcalf most recently appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, directed by David Cromer. She has also appeared on Broadway opposite Nathan Lane in David Mamet's comedy November, a performance for which she received a Best Featured Actress Tony nomination. Metcalf has also appeared in Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, directed by Ethan Hawke for The New Group and Balm in Gilead at the Circle Rep, for which she received Drama Desk, Obie, and Theatre World Awards. In London, Metcalf has appeared in Arthur Miller's All My Sons directed by Howard Davies and most recently starred in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night directed by Anthony Page. An ensemble member at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 1976, Metcalf is the recipient of seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and three L.A. Ovation Awards. Metcalf won three Emmy awards for her role as Jackie Harris on "Roseanne." She was also nominated for an Emmy, for her work on "Desperate Housewives." Metcalf's film credits include Internal Affairs, Desperately Seeking Susan, Toy Story, Bulworth, and Leaving Las Vegas.
Daniel Stern (Ian) is well known for his acting work in such movies as Whip It, Very Bad Things, Home Alone, City Slickers, Diner, Hannah and Her Sisters, Blue Thunder and Breaking Away. On television he created the role of the narrator of the iconic TV show, "The Wonder Years," and created and starred in the CBS show "Danny." He has done extensive work in the theater over the past 37 years in both New York and Los Angeles. He began his career at age 18, moving from Maryland and performing at The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage, Cherry Lane Theater, and as member of Ensemble Studio Theater. He co-starred in House, directed by Joe Mantello, at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor and in Dinner with Friends directed by Daniel Sullivan, at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Stern made his playwriting debut with Barbra's Wedding, which premiered in New York at The Westside Theatre. The play received its West Coast Premiere at the Falcon Theater in Los Angeles where Stern appeared in the leading role. His directing credits include the fantasy baseball movie Rookie of the Year, and the television shows "Danny" and "The Wonder Years." Stern is an accomplished sculptor working primarily in bronze. He has been awarded numerous public art projects, including large sculptures for the California cities of San Diego, Coronado, Pasadena and Palm Desert. He is presently an Artist-in-Residence at Studio Channel Islands Art Center. In September 2009 he received our nation's highest award for volunteerism from President Obama, "The President's Call to Service Award," in recognition for his extraordinary commitment to volunteerism and his work in his community and beyond.
Zoe Perry (The Woman) makes her Broadway debut in The Other Place opening at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre this winter as part of Manhattan Theatre Club's 2012-13 Season. Perry returns to New York after spending time in Los Angeles, where she appeared in the West Coast premiere of The Lieutenant of Inishmore at CTG's Mark Taper Forum, directed by Wilson Milam and co-starring Chris Pine. Perry is a member of the celebrated Antaeus Theater Company in Los Angeles where she has appeared in numerous plays including Peace in Our Time (Charles McNulty's top 10 of 2011) and The Autumn Garden. Her television appearances include guest roles on "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice," "Cold Case" and "My Boys." She's also appeared in the films, Cotton (co-starring Gary Cole), Turkey Bowl, and The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond. Perry is a graduate of Northwestern University.
John Schiappa (The Man) has appeared on Broadway in the roles of: The Proprietor in Assassins and Toddy Koovitz in Take Me Out both directed by Joe Mantello, Taxi Driver in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Witch's Father in Wicked, Sammy in Blood Brothers, Lord Savage/Spider in Jekyll & Hyde, and in Jerry Springer the Opera. Off-Broadway & regionally he has been seen in The Other Place (MCC), Dust (West Side Arts), Take Me Out (NYSF), Keeping Time (Berkshire Playwriting Lab), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Geva), Three Musketeers (NSMT), Company (Huntington Theater), the American premiere of New Year, directed by Sir Peter Hall (HGO), Romeo & Juliet (Goodspeed), Little Shop of Horrors (ATC), Aida (NSMT). TV: "The Big C," "I Just Want My Pants Back," "Kidnapped," "Law & Order," "Third Watch," "Law & Order: CI," "The Cosby Mysteries," "Monsters," "All My Children," "As The World Turns." Film: Seeing Beauty, What Just Happened.