Christy Carlson Romano will join previously announced star Peter Scolari in the forthcoming off-Broadway production of Ben Andron’s White’s Lies. The new comedy, which has previously announced at March 8 start date, will now begin previews on March 22 and open on April 12 at New World Stages, directed by Bob Cline.
White’s Lies centers on Joe White, who’s handsome and charming, with a great career and plenty of girlfriends. His mother drops a bombshell: She’s got cancer, and her dying wish is to have a grandchild. With his bachelorhood threatened, Joe could find a nice girl to settle down and have kids with, or he could convince his bitter, angry ex-girlfriend from college—who just happens to have a daughter in her early twenties—to pretend that her daughter is his daughter. As their tangled web of lies unravels, Joe and company find themselves on a hilarious journey full of twists and turns.
Scolari will play Alan, the best friend and law partner of the lead character, and Romano has been cast as Michelle, a part she played in a September 2009 staged reading of the play. Although casting for the title role has not been announced, Tom Cavanagh (Urinetown, TV’s Ed) played White in the reading, and Elaine Stritch played his mother.
Romano has appeared on Broadway in Parade, Beauty and the Beast and Avenue Q. Her TV credits include Disney’s Even Stevens, Cadet Kelly and the voice of the title character in Kim Possible, a role that garnered her an Emmy nomination.