Zach Braff Brings All New People to London & Stars
Braff, who makes his playwriting debut with the play - having penned, directed and starred in the 2004 film Garden State - will also make his London stage debut in the ten-week run, which kicks off at the Duke of York's Theatre (current home of Backbeat) on 22 February 2012.
Although his New York stage credits include Twelfth Night and Macbeth for the Public Theater and Paul Weitz's Trust, Braff did not appear in the Second Stage Theatre production of All New People which opened on 25 July (previews from 28 June 2011), helmed by Peter DuBois.
Set in New Jersey getaway, Long Beach Island in the dead of winter, All New People will see Braff play Charlie, a heartbroken 35-year-old whose perfect escape is interrupted by a motley parade of misfits.
A hired beauty, a fireman, and an eccentric British real estate agent desperately trying to stay in the country all suddenly find themselves tangled together in a beach house where the mood is anything but sunny, while Charlie just wishes they’d leave and let him get on with it.
Prior to the West End, it will be staged at the Manchester Opera House from 8 to 11 February and the King’s Theatre, Glasgow, from 14 to 18 February.