THE WAY WE GET BY
October 21, 2014 – Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the complete cast and director for its upcoming production of Neil LaBute’s world premiere drama, THE WAY WE GET BY. The production will star Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany, the critically-acclaimed star of the BBC America series Orphan Black, making her New York stage debut, and Tony Award nominee Thomas Sadoski, well known for his role on the HBO series, “The Newsroom,” as well as his Tony-nominated performance in LaBute’s reasons to be pretty. The play will be directed by Leigh Silverman, who was nominated for a Tony Award last season for her direction of Violet.
Maslany and Sadoski star as Beth and Doug: two people who have no problems getting dates with their partners of choice. What they do have, however, is a very awkward encounter after spending one hot night together following a drunken wedding reception they attend. They wake up to a blurry morning where the rules of attraction, sex and society are waiting for them before their first cup of coffee, leading them to ponder how much they really know about each other and how much they really care about what other people think. A world premiere from one of our most provocative storytellers, THE WAY WE GET BY is a play about love and lust and the whole damn thing.
THE WAY WE GET BY will feature set design by Neil Patel, lighting design by Matthew Frey, and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff. Costume design is TBD. Casting by Telsey + Co., Will Cantler.
For subscription, group, or single ticket information, please call the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422 or visit the company’s website, www.2ST.com. All performances are staged at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street (just west of Eighth Avenue).
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TATIANA MASLANY stars in BBC America’s critically acclaimed series, “Orphan Black,” for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Dramatic Actress, as well as two Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Dramatic Actress, the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, a Young Hollywood Award for breakthrough performance, and a Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress in a TV Drama. She is currently filming the show’s third season.
She recently wrapped production on The Weinstein Company’s The Woman in Gold, starring alongside Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, directed by Simon Curtis. Chosen by the Globe and Mail as one of its “Rising Stars” at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, Maslany earned Best Performance awards from the Whistler International Film Festival and ACTRA for her role as the troubled, promiscuous teenager Claire in Picture Day. Her starring role in Grown Up Movie Star opposite Shawn Doyle earned the Special Jury Prize for Breakout Star at the 2010 Sundance Festival, as well as a Genie nomination. Other feature film credits include Cas and Dylan opposite Richard Dreyfuss; The Vow opposite Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum; Geoffrey Fletcher’s directorial debut, Violet and Daisy, opposite Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel; and a lead in Sean Garrity’s improvisational feature Blood Pressure opposite Jake Epstein. Maslany’s numerous television credits include the Tandem and Scott Free production, “World Without End,” based on the novel by Ken Follett; a Gemini-nominated performance as the Virgin Mary in the BBC/CBC co-production “Nativity;” Gemini-winning roles in “Flashpoint” for CBS and CTV; and “Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures” for TMN. She was also recently seen in a two-episode arc of NBC’s hit show, “Parks and Recreation.” She has appeared on stage in Toronto in The Secret Garden, George Dandin, A Christmas Carol (all at the Globe Theatre), and Dog Sees God (Six Degrees Theatre). The Way We Get By will mark her New York stage debut.
THOMAS SADOSKI stars as Don Keefer on HBO’s Golden Globe-nominated Aaron Sorkin series, “The Newsroom,” which will air its final season beginning this November. He can next be seen in the film adaptation of the New York Times best-seller Wild, directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club) and starring Reese Witherspoon, which will be released on December 5th. That same day his film, Take Care, opposite Leslie Bibb, written and directed by Liz Tuccillo, will be released. Thomas recently completed filming I Smile Back opposite Sarah Silverman and Josh Charles and he is currently filming Jon Robin Baitz’s NBC miniseries adaptation of “The Slap,” opposite Zachary Quinto, Peter Sarsgaard and Mary-Louise Parker.
The Way We Get By will be his sixth collaboration with Second Stage Theatre, previously appearing in Becky Shaw (Lortel nomination), Reckless (on Broadway opposite Mary-Louise Parker), Gemini, All This Intimacy, and This Is Our Youth (opposite Mark Ruffalo). Sadoski was nominated for a Leading Actor Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award for originating the role of Greg in Neil LaBute’s reasons to be pretty. He was most recently seen on Broadway in the smash hit Other Desert Cities (playwright Jon Robin Baitz, director Joe Mantello) for which he was awarded an Obie and Lortel Award for the original Lincoln Center run. Other Broadway credits include The House of Blue Leaves (opposite Ben Stiller and Edie Falco, dir. David Cromer). His many Off-Broadway credits include Sam Mendes’ Bridge Project productions of As You Like It as Touchstone and The Tempest as Stefano (co-produced by BAM and The Old Vic with a seven-country international tour), Stay, Where We’re Born, The Mistakes Madeline Made, Jump/Cut, and The General From America. Additionally, Sadoski’s highly praised version of David Sedaris’ one-man show Santaland Diaries has been produced twice by the Long Wharf Theatre and he has starred in five productions at the acclaimed Williamstown Theatre Festival. In Los Angeles, Thomas starred in the world premiere of Michael Golamco’s Build at the Geffen Playhouse.
Sadoski’s additional television credits include recurring on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “As the World Turns” and guest starring on “Ugly Betty,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and “Law & Order.” Other film credits include the upcoming John Wick starring Keanu Reeves, 30 Beats, The New Twenty, Circledrawers, Loser (writer/director Amy Heckerling), Happy Hour, Winter Solstice and The Dramatics.
NEIL LaBUTE burst onto the filmmaking scene at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival with his feature debut, In the Company of Men. The film went on to win the Filmmaker Trophy at the festival, as well as the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best First Feature. In addition to Sundance, it screened at the Cannes, Edinburgh, and Deauville Film Festivals and won two Independent Spirit Awards. Following on the success of In the Company of Men, LaBute continued to push boundaries on screen and stage and has established himself as both a leading playwright and film writer/director. LaBute’s plays have been Tony and Olivier Award nominated and staged throughout the world. They include bash: latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, Autobahn, Fat Pig, Some Girl(s), This Is How It Goes, Wrecks, Filthy Talk for Troubled Times, In a Dark Dark House, reasons to be pretty (Tony Award nomination for Best Play), The Break of Noon, In A Forest, Dark And Deep, Reasons to Be Happy and The Money Shot. LaBute is also the author of Seconds of Pleasure, a collection of short fiction which was published by Grove Atlantic. Among his films are Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, The Shape of Things, Lakeview Terrace, Some Velvet Morning and the short films sexting and BFF. His most recent feature film is Dirty Weekend, starring Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve.
LEIGH SILVERMAN returns to Second Stage Theatre where she directed John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea starring Rosemarie DeWitt and Adam Rothenberg, and, most recently, Bess Wohl’s American Hero. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her direction of Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s musical, Violet, and also directed the Broadway productions of David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish and Lisa Kron’s Well. Other Off-Broadway productions include The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Playwrights Horizons); Kung Fu (Signature Theatre); The Call (Playwrights Horizons); The Madrid (MTC); Golden Child (Signature Theatre); No Place to Go (Public Theater; Two River Theater); In the Wake (Center Theatre Group/Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Public Theater, Obie Award, Lortel nomination); Go Back to Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award); From Up Here (MTC, Drama Desk nomination); Yellow Face (Center Theatre Group/The Public Theater); Coraline (MCC/True Love); Blue Door (Playwrights Horizons); and Well (The Public Theater; Huntington Theatre; ACT). Recent regional credits include American Hero (WTF) and Chinglish (Goodman Theater, Jeff nomination; West Coast/Hong Kong tour).
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THE WAY WE GET BY will be performed from May 12, 2015 through June 28, 2015 on the following schedule: Tuesday – Friday at 7:00pm, and Saturday at 8:00pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm.
Season subscriptions, which also include the current production of Terrence McNally’s Lips Together, Teeth Apart, this winter’s production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy, and a fourth summer production, are available by phoning 212-246-4422 or online at www.2ST.com.
Box-office hours are Monday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, Tuesday 10:00am – 7:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 8:00pm, and Sunday, 10:00am to 3:00pm.
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ABOUT SECOND STAGE THEATRE
Under the artistic direction of co-founder Carole Rothman, SECOND STAGE THEATRE produces a diverse range of premieres and new interpretations of America’s best contemporary theatre, including 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner Next to Normal by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey; 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes; The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown; Dogfight by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Peter Duchan; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage; Trust and Lonely, I’m Not by Paul Weitz; The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz; Everyday Rapture by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott; Let Me Down Easy by Anna Deavere Smith; Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo; Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl; The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane; Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin; Jitney by August Wilson; Jar the Floor by Cheryl L. West; Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein; Crowns by Regina Taylor; Saturday Night by Stephen Sondheim; Afterbirth: Kathy & Mo’s Greatest Hits by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy; This Is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan; Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants by Ricky Jay; Coastal Disturbances by Tina Howe; A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller; Little Murders by Jules Feiffer; The Good Times Are Killing Me by Lynda Barry and Tiny Alice by Edward Albee.
The company’s more than 130 citations include the 2009 Tony Awards for Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Alice Ripley, Next to Normal) and Best Score (Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, Next to Normal); the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play (Julie White, The Little Dog Laughed); the 2005 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical (Rachel Sheinkin, …Spelling Bee) and Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Dan Fogler, …Spelling Bee); the 2002 Tony Award for Best Director of a Play (Mary Zimmerman for Metamorphoses); the 2002 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work, 27 Obie Awards, seven Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Clarence Derwent Awards, 12 Drama Desk Awards, nine Theatre World Awards, 17 Lucille Lortel Awards, the Drama Critics Circle Award and 23 AUDELCO Awards.
In 1999, Second Stage Theatre opened its state-of-the-art, 296-seat theatre at 43rd Street, designed by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. The Second Stage Theatre Uptown series was inaugurated in 2002 to showcase the work of emerging artists at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre at 76th Street, including The Mystery Plays by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Spanish Girl by Hunt Holman, The Triple Happiness by Brooke Berman, Swimming in the Shallows by Adam Bock, Animals Out of Paper by Rajiv Joseph, Bachelorette by Leslye Headland, Warrior Class by Kenneth Lin, and Murder For Two by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair. The Theatre supports artists through several programs that include residencies, fellowships and commissions, and engages students and community members through education and outreach programs.
SECOND STAGE THEATRE AT THE HELEN HAYES
Second Stage Theatre has acquired the right to purchase the historic Helen Hayes Theatre, located at 240 W. 44th Street. With this new home, Second Stage will be the only theatre company on Broadway dedicated exclusively to the development and presentation of contemporary American theatrical productions. Second Stage will also become one of only four non-profit theatre companies that own and operate theatres on Broadway. The company will continue to lease and operate their original theatres on the city’s Upper West Side and in Midtown Manhattan.
For more information, please visit www.2ST.com