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Tatiana Maslany of 'Orphan Black' to Appear Off-Broadway in Neil LaBute World Premiere

By Jon Sobel j.sobel@classicalite.com on Oct 23, 2014 01:08 PM EDT

Second Stage Theatre has announced that Tatiana Maslany, Canadian star of BBC America's Orphan Black, will appear in the Off-Broadway world premiere of Neil LaBute's The Way We Get By opposite Tony Award nominee Thomas Sadoski (Reasons To Be Pretty, Other Desert Cities, TV's The Newsroom). Previews begin May 12, 2015. Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet, Chinglish) will direct.

Maslany is best known for her screen work, notably Canadian television series Orphan Black in which she plays the lead character "Sarah Manning" and her various clones. Maslany has also appeared in a number of other TV series, as well as films including Grown Up Movie Star and the upcoming The Woman in Gold with Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Katie Holmes. Other movie credits include The Entitled, In Redemption and The Vow.

The Saskatchewan native has, however, a theatrical background as well, from community theater as a child to the General Fools Improvisational Theatre and Bert V. Royal's Peanuts parody Dog Sees God at Six Degrees in Toronto.

Together with the slotting in of Stephen Adly Guirgis's Between Riverside and Crazy, the casting of Maslany should help make up for the loss of the notoriety that would have come to Second Stage with American Psycho, a production unceremoniously withdrawn from the theater's season in favor of direct-to-Broadway development, as we reported last month.

In addition to playing "Don Keefer" on HBO's series The Newsroom, Sadoski appears in the just-opened John Wick, and co-stars in the upcoming I Smile Back with Josh Charles and Sarah Silverman.

The Way We Get By is described as being about the aftermath of a hookup, "a blurry morning where the rules of attraction, sex and society are waiting for them before their first cup of coffee, which leads them to ponder how much they really know about each other and how much they really care about what other people think…a play about love and lust and the whole damn thing."

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TagsTatiana Maslany, Orphan Black, Thomas Sadoski, Off-Broadway, Neil LaBute, American Psycho, Second Stage

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