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Closed May 13, 2018

You will probably come to - if not like - then feel personally invested in the four self-sabotaging New Yorkers so completely embodied here by Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Brian Tyree Henry and Bel Powley

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Why See Lobby Hero?

Chris Evans, Michael Cera & Bel Powley!

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World co-stars Chris Evans and Michael Cera reunite on stage in this revival of Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero. The opening show of 2econd Stage Theater's inaugural Broadway season, it's the first Lonergan play to be staged on Broadway since the playwright's Oscar-winning success with Manchester by the Sea in 2016. Nominated for one 2018 DRAMA DESK Award and three 2018 TONY Awards including Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role for Michael Cera.

Previously seen Off-Broadway in 2001, Lobby Hero is a fascinating blend of comedy, drama and muder mystery, set in the hotel lobby of a New York apartment building. The building's security guard and his supervisor become embroiled in a murder case, as two cops turn up looking for answers about an alibi.

The Stars

Best known to the world as Marvel's chiselled superhero Captain America, Chris Evans has slowly but surely become one of Hollywood's most bankable stars. While he may spend a lot of screen time saving the world alongside his other Avengers co-stars, Evans also relishes smaller indie projects, with memorable turns in Snowpiercer, The Iceman and Before We Go to his name.

Michael Cera carved out a niche early on in his career as the movies' most sensitive and awkward leading man, in films like Superbad and Juno. This won't be his first time leading a Kenneth Lonergan play - he starred alongside Kieran Culkin in 2014's Broadway staging of This Is Our Youth.

What is Lobby Hero About?

Jeff is a crumpled but lovable slacker, working as a security guard at a Manhattan apartment building. His go-getting supervisor William is constantly reprimanding him for his work ethic, but also holds real affection for Jeff. The pair find themselves suddenly under scrutiny when William is named by his brother in an alibi in a murder case. Enter into the picture two cops, veteran Bill and rookie Dawn. Stretched out between these four characters is a complex web of differing loyalties and romantic infatuations, meaning that when it comes to corroborating the alibi, the truth may not be so important.

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Dates

Previews from: 1 March 2018

Opening night: 26 March 2018

And before you stop reading

Exact dates for Lobby Hero are yet to be announced. Chris Evans image by Elen Nivrae, Michael Cera image by Mutari Used under Creative Commons License

Cast and Creative

Cast

Chris Evans as Bill
Michael Cera as Jeff
Brian Tyree Henry as William
Bel Powley as Dawn 

Creative

Written by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Trip Cullman

Awards

TONY AWARDS, 2018 - Nominations

Best Revival of a Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - Michael Cera
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - Brian Tyree Henry

DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS, 2018 - NOMINATIONS

Distinguished Performance Award - Chris Evans, Brian Tyree Henry
Outstanding Revival Of A Broadway Play or Off-Broadway Play

DRAMA Desk AWARDS, 2018 - NOMINATIONS

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - Brian Tyree Henry

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Deborah S.: “Wonderful Cast, Funny, Human, Thought Provoking Show”

Four of us saw the show today . The cast is really wonderful. The writing... more

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