Chris Evans Will Star on Broadway With Michael Cera in Lobby Hero

It will be Captain America’s Broadway debut.

Royals - CHRIS EVANS - October 2016
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Chris Evans may be best known as Captain America, but next spring, he’ll be hanging up his superhero cape in favor of a more civilian look. The movie star is set to make his Broadway debut in Kenneth Lonergan’s play Lobby Hero, reports Playbill. Michael Cera, with whom Evans appeared in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World in 2010, is also confirmed to star. Trip Cullman will direct the play, which will open in March 2018 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

Cera has been on Broadway once before, in 2015. He starred alongside Kieran Culkin (another Scott Pilgrim alum) and Tavi Gevinson in This Is Our Youth, also written by Lonergan. The playwright has been in the spotlight recently, as he wrote and directed Manchester by the Sea, for which he earned several Academy Award nominations.

Lobby Hero is a four-hander play that tells the story of a young security guard (Cera), his supervisor, a veteran cop (Evans), and a rookie female cop—all of whom convene in a Manhattan high-rise apartment building lobby in the middle of the night to investigate a murder, according to the Guardian. The security guard, Jeff, who is played by Evans, seems to be the protagonist of the play, and his character has a large crush on the rookie cop, Dawn. Though, no further casting has been announced.

This will be the first Broadway production of Lobby Hero, which previously appeared Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 2001. The show will kick off the inaugural year of Second Stage Theatre’s Broadway season. Following Lobby Hero, Second Stage’s rotation of Broadway shows will include Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men (which will be the first play written by an Asian woman on Broadway) and Tracy Letts’s Mary Page Marlowe.

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