Cast member Christopher J. Hanke takes us on a tour of some of the research and historical inspiration that helped build the world of Perfect Arrangement.
Costuming is all about storytelling. Great costumes visually tell the story of a character’s journey throughout the play. We’re thrilled to share these gorgeous renderings of Jennifer Caprio’s designs for Perfect Arrangement.
We are thrilled to announce the complete cast for Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne, the second show in our current season. Meet the talented actors who will be joining the Primary Stages family this September:
JULIA COFFEY: Off-Broadway: London Wall (Drama Desk Nomination), The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd (Drama League Nomination) (The Mint Theater). Regional: Arcadia, Maple & Vine, Once in a Lifetime (A.C.T.); Tales from Hollywood (The Guthrie); The Merchant of Venice, The Beaux Stratagem (The Shakespeare Theatre, DC); As You Like It, (Santa Cruz Shakespeare); Romeo & Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Training: Florida State University; London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
ROBERT ELI’s television credits include “Blindspot”, “House of Cards”, “Elementary”, “Odd Mom Out”, “Hostages” and “Fringe”. Stage credits include Tartuffe (Roundabout), Saturn Returns (Lincoln Center) and the World Premiere of The Pretty Trap as well as Williamstown, Westport Country Playhouse, Long Wharf, The Old Globe and Hartford Stage. Juilliard graduate.
MIKAELA FEELY-LEHMANN Broadway: Cyrano de Bergerac (Roundabout Theatre Company) Off- Broadway/Other: Stay (Rattlestick), 10×25, The New York Idea (Atlantic Theater Company), The Cloud (HERE Arts), L(y)re (ArsNova ANTfest), West Lethargy (59E59/Edinburgh Fringe/FringeNYC), Unrequited (Public Theater Shakespeare Lab). Regional: The Children’s Hour (Rep Stage) Training: B.F.A NYU Tisch (Atlantic/Stonestreet), Public Theater Shakespeare Lab Alum.
CHRISTOPHER J. HANKE most recently starred in the hit one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar in New York and Toronto, to rave reviews. Before that he ate the scenery as Bud Frump in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed… Other Broadway credits include: Rent (Mark), Cry-Baby (Baldwin) and In My Life (JT). Additionally, Hanke played Tommy Boatwright in director George C. Wolfe’s Tony® Award-winning production of The Normal Heart at Arena Stage in DC and starred as Claude in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Hair in NYC. Television: Christopher plays Devon on the new comedy series Odd Mom Out on BRAVO; was series regular Ryan Abbot on the CBS medical drama Three Rivers; had a recurring role of Stuart on HBOs Big Love; and has guest starred on Nashville, Major Crimes, The Client List, and Brothers & Sisters. Hanke also studies & performs improv with the UCB Theatre in LA/NY in hopes to make people laugh.
KELLY MCANDREW: recent NY credits include: Men On Boats (Clubbed Thumb), Abundance (TACT), Almost, Maine (Transport Group) and Good Television (Atlantic Theatre Company). Broadway: Maggie the Cat, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Off-Broadway: Still Life (MCC), The Cataract (The Women’s Project), Book of Days (Signature Theatre). TV: “Orange is the New Black”, “Smash,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Gossip Girl.” Film: When the Moon Was Twice as Big (filming), Appropriate Behavior (Sundance 2014), In the Family (2011 SPIRIT nomination), Everybody’s Fine. Member: TACT. Training: UMKC.
KEVIN O’ROURKE. Broadway: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Spoils of War, Alone Together. New York/Regional: MTC, The Public, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, Primary Stages, Arena, Centerstage, Long Wharf, Yale Rep, Williamstown and Lincoln Center. Film: The Aviator, Vice Versa, Turbulence, Freeheld (upcoming). TV: “Remember Wenn” (SAG nom.), “Law & Order,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Elementary,” “Veep,” “The Sopranos,” “Boardwalk Empire” (SAG Award, Ensemble), “Outsiders” (upcoming).
JENNIFER VAN DYCK: Recent collaborations: playwrights Sarah Schulman, Sinan Unel, Charles Busch; directors Melia Bensussen, Melinda Lopez, Carl Andress. Broadway: Hedda Gabler, Dancing at Lughnasa, Two Shakespearean Actors, The Secret Rapture. Off Broadway: The Castle, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister, The Third Story. Film/TV: “The Blacklist”, “Royal Pains”, “Elementary”, Person of Interest, Michael Clayton, Across the Universe.