“Breaking Bad” stars are invading the New York theatre scene this year now that the AMC series has put a period on its acclaimed five season run.
Anna Gunn, who so memorably portrayed the wife of meth dealer Walter White, will star in “Sex With Strangers” at the Second Stage Theatre. She follows co-star Bryan Cranston, who is currently playing Lyndon Johnson to acclaim and strong ticket sales in “All the Way” on Broadway.
Another small-screen veteran will help guide her return to the Gotham theater. David Schwimmer, best known for “Friends,” will direct the production, which co-stars Tony-nominee Billy Magnussen (“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” “Boardwalk Empire”).
Written by Laura Eason, the two-character play follows a sex blogger and memoirist as he tracks down the novelist he idolizes. Their relationship turns sexual, inspiring unforeseen consequences.
Gunn last appeared on the New York stage in the 1996 Roundabout revival of “The Rehearsal.” Her other theater credits include “Measure for Measure” at the Ahmanson Theatre and “Hysteria” at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.