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by Mouza • 12.05.2017 • 0 Comments

Armie Hammer — one of the stars of “Call Me by Your Name,” the buzzy film that looks poised to make a run at the Oscars — has lined up his Broadway debut this summer in the play “Straight White Men.”

He and Tom Skerritt will lead the cast of the show, produced by Second Stage Theater. Hammer is Second Stage’s latest casting headturner following news earlier this year that Chris Evans would star in Second Stage’s production of Kenneth Lonergan’s “Lobby Hero.” That play inaugurates the New York nonprofit’s takeover of Broadway’s Hayes Theatre, where “Straight White Men” will play after “Lobby Hero.”

Written by Young Jean Lee, “Straight White Men” follows a family Christmas gathering at which a man and his three adult sons come face to face with issues of identity and privilege. The play won raves in a separate Off Broadway run in 2014 at the Public Theater. Anna D. Shapiro (“August: Osage County,” “Fish in the Dark”) directs the Broadway incarnation. [Source]