The complete cast has been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Assembled Parties, the new play by Tony winner Richard Greenberg. Previews begin at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on March 21. Opening night is set for April 17, directed by Lynne Meadow.
Joining previously announced stars Judith Light (as Faye), Jessica Hecht (as Julie), Jeremy Shamos (as Jeff), Mark Blum (as Mort) and Sam Robards (as Ben), the full cast will feature Lauren Blumenfeld as Shelley, Alex Dreier as Timmy and Jake Silbermann as Scotty/Tim.
Set in 1980, The Assembled Parties centers on the Bascovs, a Jewish family living in Manhattan's Upper West Side. In a sprawling Central Park West apartment, former movie star Julie Bascov (Hecht) and her sister-in-law Faye (Light) bring their families together for their traditional holiday dinner. But a house guest (Shamos) has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly (or perhaps by design) insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the Bascovs’ seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble.
Blumenfeld starred off-Broadway in We Are Proud to Present… Her film credits include Black Dog Red Dog, The Rebound and A Little Princess. Dreier performed on Broadway in Billy Elliot. His TV credits include Royal Pains and the HBO movie Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight. Silberman starred as Noah Mayer on As the World Turns. His other TV credits include Guiding Light, Gossip Girl and The Good Wife.
The Assembled Parties will feature scenic design by Santo Loquasto, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski and original music and sound design by Obadiah Eaves.