The Broadway-bound production of Bess Wohl’s Grand Horizons, part of the exciting season curated by Second Stage Theatre, has announced a cast. Beginning previews at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre on December 20, 2019, toward an official January 23 opening, the play will feature Priscilla Lopez as Carla, Maulik Pancholy as Tommy, Ashley Park as Jess, Thomas Sadoski as Ben, and Michael Urie as Brian. Grand Horizons will be directed by Leigh Silverman.
Priscilla Lopez won A Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role A Day in Hollywood/A Night in Ukraine. She has also appeared on Broadway in Anna in the Tropics, In the Heights, Pippin, and in the original cast of A Chorus Line. Michael Urie has been a Broadway and an Off-Broadway favorite in recent years, taking the lead in plays like Torch Song and Buyer & Cellar. TV audiences will recognize Maulik Pancholy from series such as 30 Rock and Weeds. Ashley Park comes to Grand Horizons after her celebrated stint as Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls. Thomas Sadoski just completed his fourth and final season on the television comedy Life in Pieces.
Grand Horizons is scheduled for a strictly limited engagement of ten-weeks, one of the many offerings to be presented on and off-Broadway by Second Stage Theatre in the coming year.
Grand Horizons creative team will include scenic design and costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jen Schriever, and sound design by Palmer Hefferan. Further details about casting and creative will be announced at a later date.
“Bill and Nancy have spent fifty full years as husband and wife. They practically breathe in unison and can anticipate each other’s every sigh, snore, and sneeze. But just as they settle comfortably into their new home in Grand Horizons, the unthinkable happens: Nancy suddenly wants out. As their two adult sons struggle to cope with the shocking news, they are forced to question everything they assumed about the people they thought they knew best. By turns funny, shocking and painfully honest, Bess Wohl’s new play explores a family turned upside-down and takes an intimate look at the wild, unpredictable, and enduring nature of love”.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His forthcoming book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, will hit the shelves in October 2019. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.