How far will they go? Breaking Bad Emmy winner Anna Gunn and Tony nominee Billy Magnussen will star in Laura Eason's drama Sex With Strangers this summer at Second Stage. As previously reported, David Schwimmer will direct. Performances will begin July 8.
Sex With Strangers follows sex blogger Ethan (Magnussen) as he tracks down his idol, a gifted but obscure novelist named Olivia (Gunn). Their attraction turns to sex as they inch closer to getting what they want. The play challenges the dark side of ambition and the near impossibility of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away.
Gunn won an Emmy for her performance as Skyler White in the AMC series Breaking Bad. She appeared in the Broadway revival of The Rehearsal. Magnussen received a Tony nomination for his performance as Spike in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He also appeared on Broadway in The Ritz and will also appear in the upcoming film adaptation of Into the Woods as Rapunzel’s Prince.
Sex with Strangers officially opens off-Broadway on July 30.