Olivia Petzy will join the cast of How to Be a New Yorker beginning August 8. She steps in for Margaret Copeland, who, following the post-show announcement of her engagement on April 11, will play her final performance in the long-running off-Broadway comedy on August 2. Petzy will star opposite Kevin James Doyle at Planet Hollywood’s Screening Room Theater.
Petzy studied improv and musical improv at Upright Citizens Brigade and Magnet Theater, where she regularly performs as a member of the teams Vulcan and The Sing Kids.
Written by Copeland and Doyle and directed by Robert Ross Parker, How to Be a New Yorker teaches audience members everything they need to know about what it takes to be a bona fide citizen of the Big Apple. From the instinct for disdainful glances to the peevish muttering and innate rudeness that distinguish true New Yorkers, the comedy show covers it all. How to Be a New Yorker originally premiered at Sofia’s Downstairs Theater off-Broadway.