NEW CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR "A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2" ON BROADWAY
TONY AWARD® WINNER JULIE WHITE,
STEPHEN McKINLEY HENDERSON,
AND ERIN WILHELMI
TO JOIN TONY AWARD WINNER JAYNE HOUDYSHELL IN
“A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2”
BEGINNING JULY 25, 2017
Producer Scott Rudin announced today that, beginning Tuesday, July 25, Tony Award winner Julie White (Little Dog Laughed), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences), and Erin Wilhelmi (The Crucible) will join Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell in the Broadway cast of Lucas Hnath’s hit play, A Doll’s House, Part 2.
2017 Tony Award winner Laurie Metcalf, 2017 Tony Award nominee Chris Cooper, and 2017 Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad will play their final performance on Sunday, July 23. Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell will remain with the production.
Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, this wildly inventive new American play picks up fifteen years after Henrik Ibsen’s most cherished work concludes. A Doll’s House, Part 2 began previews on March 30, 2017 and opened to ecstatic reviews on April 27. It went on to receive eight 2017 Tony Award nominations -- more than any other play.
In the final scene of Ibsen's 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event — when Nora slams the door on everything in her life — instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
The design team for A Doll’s House, Part 2 includes scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Tony Award winner David Zinn, lighting design by Tony Award winner Jennifer Tipton, sound design by Tony Award winner Leon Rothenberg, hair and makeup design by Luc Verschueren/Campbell Young Associates, and projection design by Peter Nigrini.
A Doll’s House, Part 2 is produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Barry Diller, Carole Shorenstein Hays, Universal Stage Productions, The John Gore Organization, James L. Nederlander, Ambassador Theatre Group, Len Blavatnik, Peter May, Seth A. Goldstein, Heni Koenigsberg, Stephanie P. McClelland, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Al Nocciolino, True Love Productions, Diana DiMenna, JFL Theatricals, Barbara Freitag & Patty Baker, Benjamin Lowy & Adrian Salpeter, John Mara, Jr. & Benjamin Simpson, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson.
B I O G R A P H I E S
Julie White (Nora) won the Tony Award for her starring role in the The Little Dog Laughed. For that same performance, she also won an Obie Award and a L.A. Ovation Award, and she was nominated for the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and the Lucille Lortel Awards. Other Broadway appearances include the revival of A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, Airline Highway (Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and The Heidi Chronicles. Off-Broadway credits include The Understudy, From Up Here (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations), Fiction, Twelfth Night, and Bad Dates for Playwrights Horizons. Her film work includes Lincoln; Transformers 1, 2, & 3; Michael Clayton; The Astronaut Farmer; and the animated film Monsters vs Aliens. On television, she has had roles on “Nurse Jackie,” "Alpha House,” "Go On" (Gracie Award), “The Good Wife,” “Man Seeking Woman”, “You’re The Worst”, “Cavemen,” "Six Feet Under,” “Grace Under Fire,” and "Law and Order: SVU.”
Stephen McKinley Henderson (Torvald) has worked on stages throughout the United States, abroad, on Broadway, off-Broadway, in television and film. Considered among the top celebrated interpreters of playwright August Wilson’s work, he received a Tony Award nomination and the Richard Seff Award for his performance as Bono in the 2010 revival of Fences with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, and later reprised the role in the Academy Award nominated film adaptation directed by Mr. Washington. His role as Turnbo in August Wilson’s Jitney earned him a Drama Desk, an Obie, and an Audelco award, as well as a Los Angeles NAACP Theatre Award and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award. He earned Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards for Stephen Adley Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Between Riverside and Crazy, in which Mr. Henderson created the leading role. His film and television work includes Manchester By The Sea; the debut season of Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series, “Newsroom”; Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln; Tower Heist; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; Red Hook Summer (A Spike Lee Joint); and Everyday People. He is a retired Professor and former Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance for the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company and The Actor’s Center, and is a Fox Foundation Fellow.
Erin Wilhelmi (Emmy) made her Broadway debut in Ivo Van Hove's revival of The Crucible. Her Off Broadway credits include American Hero (Second Stage; Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Great Immensity (The Public Theater), Core Values (Ars Nova), and The Great God Pan (Playwrights Horizons). Her film credits include Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl; The Perks of Being a Wallflower; The English Teacher; Disconnect; Jamie Marks is Dead; and All Relative. Her television credits include "The Accidental Wolf," "The Knick, " "Taxi Brooklyn," "Eye Candy," and "Gossip Girl." She received her BFA from the University of Evansville.