Elle Fanning
Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning to Make Broadway Debut Opposite Sarah Paulson in Appropriate

Second Stage Theater announced today that Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award nominee Elle Fanning (The Great) will make her Broadway debut in its upcoming production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate, directed by Lila Neugebauer.

Fanning joins the previously announced Natalie Gold, Alyssa Emily Marvin, Sarah Paulson, and Corey Stoll. Additional casting will be forthcoming.

Part of Second Stage’s 45th Anniversary Season, Appropriate will begin previews Wednesday, November 29, and will officially open on Monday, December 18 at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater. This production marks Jacobs-Jenkins’ Broadway debut.

Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon) and Drama Desk Award winner Lila Neugebauer (The Waverly Gallery, 2ST’s Mary Page Marlowe) invite you to one helluva reunion in the darkly comic American family drama, Appropriate.

It’s summer, the cicadas are singing, and the Lafayette family has returned to their late patriarch’s Arkansas home to deal with the remains of his estate. Toni (Paulson), the eldest daughter, hopes they’ll spend the weekend remembering and reconnecting over their beloved father. Bo, her brother, wants to recoup some of the funds he spent caring for Dad at the end of his life. But things take a turn when their estranged brother, Franz, appears late one night, and mysterious objects are discovered among the clutter. Suddenly, long-hidden secrets and buried resentments can’t be contained, and the family is forced to face the ghosts of their past.

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