Armie Hammer to build Broadway debut in Straight White Men


Armie Hammer will build his Broadway debut subsequent summer season within the play Straight White Men, Second Stage Theater launched on Monday.

The play, firstly staged to tall experiences in 2014 at the Public Theatre, is written by Obie winner Young Jean Lee, and its upcoming production marks the predominant time an Asian-American female playwright will bear her work featured on Broadway. Straight White Men is a depressing comedy location on Christmas Eve, and explores questions of id and culture as Ed and his three adult sons gather for the holidays. Emmy-winner Tom Skerritt (Wooden Fences) plays Ed, while Hammer plays his son, Drew.

The casting marks one more leap forward for Hammer in a yr corpulent of them. He’s currently vying for his first Oscar nomination for his turn in Call Me by Your Name, Luca Guadagnino’s acclaimed homosexual love myth which is currently within the thick of the Easiest Image conversation. Hammer, who will be identified for his work in The Social Community and Nocturnal Animals, has already been nominated for an Self reliant Spirit Award for his efficiency within the movie as Oliver. He’ll subsequent appear opposite Felicity Jones in On the Basis of Intercourse, taking half within the husband of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

For Skerritt, Straight White Men will procure him returning to Broadway after previously performing within the 2013 production of A Time to Abolish.

Straight White Men became as soon as revived earlier this yr at the Steppenwolf in Chicago. The Broadway production would perhaps be directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County), and would perhaps presumably delivery up previews at the Hayes Theater on June 29, 2018, earlier than opening on July 23.