|THE COTTAGE on Broadway announces complete principal cast; Alex Moffat, Nehal Joshi, and Dana Steingold join the company|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 10:45 am EDT 03/13/23|
|SNL's Alex Moffat, Nehal Joshi, and Dana Steingold
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Joining Eric McCormack, Laura Bell Bundy, and Lilli Cooper
Directed by Jason Alexander
Limited Run at The Hayes Theater from July 7 – October 29
Prepare to laugh! Complete principal casting for this summer's riotous new Broadway comedy, The Cottage, was announced today. SNL's Alex Moffat, Nehal Joshi and Dana Steingold will be joining the previously announced Eric McCormack, Laura Bell Bundy, and Lilli Cooper. Jason Alexander will direct the madness about to explode on stage at The Hayes Theater, (240 West 44th Street) in Sandy Rustin's funny, frisky new play.
Alex Moffat will be making his Broadway debut in The Cottage. A breakout performer on SNL, Alex is best known for his impersonations of Joe Biden, Eric Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, Anderson Cooper, Joe Scarborough amongst others, including his original recurring Weekend Update character, Guy Who Just Bought a Boat. His films include Susie Searches and Christmas with the Campbells opposite of Brittany Snow and Justin Long. He can be seen on Apple's "Bad Monkey" series, an adaptation of Carl Hiaasen's novel in which he'll star with Vince Vaughn. He appeared in the Netflix feature, "Holidate," directed by John Whitesell and starring Emma Roberts. He also worked on Paramount's Clifford, the live action hybrid based on the best-selling book series directed by Walt Becker. Alex can be seen playing opposite Brittany Snow in the romantic comedy Someone Great. He has received acclaim for his performance in The Opening Act, produced by Peter Billingsley. His other TV credits include Showtime's "Billions" and as the voice behind Jimmy in Disney's sequel Wreck-It Ralph 2. He was a regular performer at Chicago's iO and The Annoyance Theatre, an official acro-dunker for the renowned Chicago Bulls, and played in the Celebrity All-Star game in 2020.
Nehal Joshi. Broadway: All My Sons, Phantom of the Opera (closing cast), Flying Over Sunset, School of Rock, Gettin' The Band Back Together, Les Miserables (Original Revival Cast), Threepenny Opera. Off-Broadway includes: Cyrano, Working (2008 revision), Grand Hotel (Encores!), Three Sisters . Regional credits includes Arena Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center. Video Game: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Film/TV: "Law & Order SVU" (NBC), "The Wire" (HBO), "Search Party" (HBO), Blackout. Ig: @nehaljoshi.
Dana Steingold originated the role of Girl Scout in Beetlejuice on Broadway where she also covered the role of Lydia Deetz. Broadway/National Tours: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off Broadway/New York: Avenue Q (Kate/Lucy), The Visit (Otillie opposite Chita Rivera), Saturday Night (Mildred), Anyone Can Whistle (City Center Encores!). Regional Included: Papermill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, George Street, Westport Country Playhouse, Barrington Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, KC Rep, North Carolina Theatre, Two River, Weston Playhouse. TV: "Inventing Anna" (Netflix), Saraline Timbers on Nickelodeon's "Welcome to the Wayne".
The Cottage is an uproarious new American comedy by Sandy Rustin which will be directed by Tony Award winner Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld") making his Broadway directorial debut. The Cottage will star Emmy Award winner Eric McCormack ("Will & Grace"), Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde) and Tony Award nominee Lilli Cooper (Tootsie). It begins performances on July 7 and opens on July 24 at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) for a strictly limited engagement through October 29.
Set in the bucolic English countryside in 1923, The Cottage is a rollicking tale of sex, betrayal and love which explodes when Sylvia decides to be wildly indiscreet about her indiscretions. The true meaning of fate, identity and marriage are called into question as an unpredictable and hilarious web of secrets begins to unravel.
The creative team is Paul Tate dePoo III (Scene Design), Sydney Maresca (Costume Design), Jiyoun "Jiji" Chang (Lighting Design), Justin Ellington (Sound Design), and Laura Stanczyk (Casting Director).
The Cottage is produced by Broadway & Beyond Theatricals (Victoria Lang, Ryan Bogner, Tracey McFarland), Martian Entertainment (Carl White, Gregory Rae), and Cornice Productions (Eric Cornell, Jack Sennott). Broadway & Beyond Theatricals will Executive Produce and Martian Entertainment serves as General Manager.
Additional casting and creatives are to be announced.
BROADWAY & BEYOND THEATRICALS (Producer) led by founders Victoria Lang, Ryan Bogner and Tracey McFarland, is a theatrical producer and booking agency dedicated to the distribution and creation of quality branded theatrical content for traditional and non-traditional venues throughout North America and beyond. Broadway: The Cottage, The Kite Runner, Paradise Square. Upcoming: Judgment Day. Tours as agent: Legally Blonde, The Cher Show, Madagascar the Musical, Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, Where We Belong and more. www.bbtheatricals.com
MARTIAN ENTERTAINMENT (Producer/General Manager) is a Tony Award-winning theatrical production and general management company owned and operated by Carl D. White and Gregory Rae. Credits include: The Cottage; A Wonderful World - The upcoming new musical about Louis Armstrong; The Normal Heart (Tony Award); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award); Kinky Boots (Tony Award); The Play That Goes Wrong; A Clockwork Orange; Bare the musical; and many others. MartianEntertainment.com
CORNICE PRODUCTIONS (Producer) is the Tony Award winning investor-aligned production company of Eric Cornell and Jack Sennott. Cornice manages multiple private equity style theatrical funds which are successfully invested across several profitable domestic and international productions, including To Kill A Mockingbird (Broadway, US Tour, London), Oklahoma (Broadway, US Tour), What The Constitution Means To Me (Broadway, US Tour) and The Sound of Music (Global Tour). Upcoming projects: Anne Of Green Gables, The Outsiders, and Love All.
PAUL TATE dePOO III ( Scenic Design) is a Cuban American scenic, projection, and production designer. Production designer for Usher's Las Vegas residency and resident scenic / projection designer for Kennedy Center's Broadway Center Stage: Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, Tommy, Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard. Così Fan Tutti (Santa Fe Opera). Turandot (Austria, Vienna). Titanic, Sweeney Todd ( OD Seoul, Korea) Grand Hotel (Signature / Helen Hayes Award) Creative Director : Angels In America (amfAR). Upcoming: Two Sisters and a Piano (Two River) and The Great Gatsby (TBA) , www.pauldepoo.com
SYDNEY MARESCA (Costume Design) Notable costume designs include The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (Broadway, National Tour), Hand to God (Broadway, London, MCC, EST), Real Enemies (Brooklyn Academy of Music), TIN CAT Shoes (Clubbed Thumb), Georgia Mertching is Dead (Ensemble Studio Theater), Pride and Prejudice (The Hangar), The Snow Queen (Blessed Unrest), Boy (Keen Co.), and A Delicate Ship (Playwrights Realm). Sydney teaches at Montclair State University and has an MFA from NYU.
JIYOUN CHANG (Lighting Design) Broadway Credits: KPOP (Circle In The Square), For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf (Tony Nom), Slave Play (Nomination of Tony, Drama Desk, Henry Hewes), Recent credits: Ride The Cyclone (Arena Stage), The Factotum (Chicago Lyric Opera), Bina's Six Apples (Suzi Bass Award), Marys Seacole (Henry Hewes Nom), The World is Round (Obie Award), The Public, Roundabout, NYTW, MCC, Signature, ATC, Guggenheim, Berkeley Rep, CalShakes, Guthrie, The Old Globe, OSF.
JUSTIN ELLINGTON (Sound Design) is a multi-award winning, Tony-nominated sound designer and composer. Broadway: Ohio State Murders, Topdog/Underdog, Pass Over, Clyde's, for colored girls, Other Desert Cities. Additional theaters include Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, Goodman, Guthrie, Center Theater Group, La Jolla Playhouse, Royal Shakespeare Company & The Old Vic. Ellington received a Grammy Certificate and ASCAP Award for his work in the recording industry and is a proud member of ASCAP, USA Local 829, and Kobalt Music Group.
LAURA STANCZYK, C.S.A (Casting) Broadway, off Broadway and tours: The Kite Runner, Help! (Shed), Jitney (Nat'l Tour), Encores! Off-Center, Side Show, After Midnight, A Night with Janis Joplin, Follies, Lombardi, Ragtime, Seafarer, Radio Golf, Coram Boy, Translations, Impressionism, Dirty Dancing, All Our Children, Noura, Little Rock, The Metromaniacs, Woman in Black, Glorious Ones, Urinetown as well as hundreds of world premieres across the county and internationally. Most importantly, the proud owner of the easternmost wine bar in the United States. #phoenixfinewines.
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