Photo: Maarten de Boer
After turning everyone in the movie theater into human versions of the heart eyes emoji in Call Me By Your Name, Armie Hammer is coming to Broadway in a new play called Straight White Men. We don't know much yet, but here's what we've got so far:
1. It's definitely not written by a straight white man! Buzzy Korean-American playwright Young Jean Lee has written this "hilariously ruthless look at the classic American father-son drama". She has two Obie awards, has had films put up at Sundance and is also the artistic director of her own theater company. She is known for creating adventurous experimental theater.
2. It's Armie Hammer's Broadway debut. If you don't know him from CMBYN, you know him from The Social Network. He played both of the Winklevoss twins! Comedian Dave Holmes' tweet below sums up what it might feel like to see Armie in person on that stage this summer. Click on it and read the whole thread. Hilarious!
I saw Armie Hammer in person a few hours ago, and I'm just beginning to be ready to talk about it.— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes) December 9, 2017
3. Anna Shapiro is directing it. She. Is. Awesome. Artistic Director of Chicago's prestigious Steppenwolf Theater, Anna directed the terrific revival of This Is Our Youth on Broadway a few years ago with Michael Cera and Tavi Gevinson and Of Mice And Men with James Franco and Chris O'Dowd. She also won a Tony for directing August: Osage County. This new play is clearly in VERY capable hands with Anna directing.
4. It also stars Tom Skerritt. Picket Fences, Top Gun, Steel Magnolias...yeah, him. He's cool!
5. It's part of Second Stage Theater's inaugural season in their new Broadway theater: the Helen Hayes, which is intimate AF. Second Stage is known for putting up incredibly good theater like, ahem, Dear Evan Hansen. Individual tickets don't go on sale until April, but you can subscribe to Second Stage's season to go ahead and lock down some tickets to stare into Armie's blue eyes in person.
Straight White Men starts June 29th.