To My Girls begins Off-Broadway in stage two on March 15

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JC Lee’s new play features Bryan Batt, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Britton Smith and more.

JC Lee’s new play To my daughters begins its Off-Broadway tour at the Tony Kiser Theater at Second Stage on March 15, with an opening night scheduled for April 12. Production is expected to continue until April 24.

Bryan Batt (Mad Men, Jeffrey), Jay Armstrong Johnson (On the city, The Phantom of the Opera), Carman Lacivita (Marvin’s room, Cyrano de Bergerac), Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, It’s only a game), NOToh J. Ricketts (Frozen, Wonderful) and Britton Smith (be cooler, shuffle along) star of the work, about a group of gay men enjoying a post-pandemic vacation in sunny Palm Springs who, after the drinks start to flow, discover hard truths about a changed world.

A strange loop and be cooler director Stephen Brackett is leading the production, leading a creative team that includes set designer Arnulfo Maldonado, costume designer Sarafina Bush, lighting designer Jen Schriever and sound designer Sinan Refik Zafar. The movement is by Patrick McCollum and the casting is by The Telsey Office. Brian Bogin is production manager, with Kalen Sierra Hughes as manager.

Rounding out the company are stunt doubles Hunter Bryant, Vin Knight, Carol Mazhuvancheril and Benjamin Pelteson.

To my daughters was commissioned by Donna and Ben M. Rosen, and the production is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

“Producing new American plays and supporting American playwrights is the foundation of Second Stage Theater, and commissions help support these artists as they create new work for the stage,” said Second Stage President and Artistic Director, Carole Rothman, in an earlier statement. “We look forward to our audiences experiencing this fun and timely new piece.”

Second Stage’s 2021-2022 season kicked off last year with Rajiv Joseph’s Letters of Suresh Off Broadway and Lynn Nottage Clyde’s on Broadway. Their cover of Richard Greenberg take me out, the first Broadway comeback for the 2003 Tony winner, began performances March 10 at the Hayes Theater with a cast led by Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. A Transfer to Broadway by Stephen Adly Guirgis Between Riverside and Crazy will start at the Hayes in the fall.

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Meet the cast of Off-Broadway’s To My Girls