Josh Radnor sets Broadway return in 'Disgraced'
Out goes one Broadway season, and in comes another, marked by the first new Broadway show announcement following this year’s Tony Awards.
Disgraced, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Ayad Akhtar, will open on Broadway this fall on Oct. 23 at the Lyceum Theatre, with previews slated to begin Sept. 27. How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor (who made his Broadway debut opposite Kathleen Turner in 2002’s The Graduate) will lead the cast, which includes Gretchen Mol, Karen Pittman, and Hari Dhillon.
The play follows the story of a Muslim-American lawyer and his artist wife, who invite a co-worker and her husband over for dinner at their Upper East Side apartment. The meal quickly turns from polite table conversation into an explosive dialogue about beliefs, race, and identity.
Disgraced earned Obie and Joseph Jefferson Awards, in addition to the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A 2012 production at Lincoln Center’s LCT3 starred Pittman and The Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi.
Kimberly Senior will return to direct, alongside a design team that includes scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Jennifer Von Mayrhauser, lighting by Ken Posner, and sound by Jill DuBoff.