Armie Hammer will make his Broadway debut this summer in Young Jean Lee’s dark comedy “Straight White Men,” Second Stage Theater announced on Monday.
Hammer will join Tom Skerritt in the new production of Lee’s dark play, which will begin performances on June 29, 2018 at the Hayes Theater, in advance of an official premiere on July 23.
Anna D. Shapiro, who won a Tony for directing “August: Osage County” in 2008, will direct.
The production follows Ed (Skeritt), who has gathered his three adult sons to celebrate Christmas with matching pajamas and Chinese takeout. However, they are soon forced to confront their own identities when a question asked that no one can really find the answer to.
With “Straight White Men,” Lee will become the first Asian-American female playwright to be produced on Broadway.
Hammer, who is getting Oscar buzz this year for his role in the indie “Call Me by Your Name,” will make his Broadway debut with the production.
His other most recent credits include “Nocturnal Animals,” “The Birth of a Nation” and “Cars 3.”
Skerritt previously starred in the 2013 production of “A Time to Kill.” Additional casting will be announced at a later time.
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