Take a Look as Second Stage Theatre Dons Hard Hats to Announce Inaugural Broadway Season

Photos   Take a Look as Second Stage Theatre Dons Hard Hats to Announce Inaugural Broadway Season
 
The newly renovated Helen Hayes Theatre will house plays by Kenneth Lonergan and Young Jean Lee in 2018.
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Lynn Nottage, Anna D. Shapiro, Young Jean Lee, Paula Vogel, Jon Robin Baitz, Carol Rothman, Kenneth Lonergan, Bess Wohl, Will Eno, and Trip Cullman Marc J. Franklin

Second Stage Theatre announced its first season on Broadway at the newly renovated Helen Hayes Theatre April 20. The special press event unveiled the company's 2018 lineup—complete with several esteemed playwrights and directors wearing hard hats.

Film star Chris Evans will make his Broadway debut in Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, also featuring Broadway alum Michael Cera. The production, directed by Trip Cullman, will begin performances March 2018.

Read: CHRIS EVANS WILL MAKE BROADWAY DEBUT ALONGSIDE MICHAEL CERA IN LOBBY HERO

The season will also include Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men, directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro. The staging, set for July 2018, will mark the first time a play written by an Asian woman has been produced on Broadway.

Flip through photos of the announcement below:

Also announced is an addition to Second Stage's Off-Broadway lineup at the Tony Kiser Theater. Joining the previously announced Torch Song is the New York premiere of Tracy Letts' Mary Page Marlowe. Performances will begin June 2018.

Second Stage has also co-commissioned a work from Bess Wohl with the Williamstown Theatre Festival for a forthcoming Broadway premiere, as well as new Broadway plays from Lydia R. Diamond and Dominique Morisseau to be developed in association with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre.

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