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‘Appropriate’ announces complete cast

Michael Esper and more round out the company.

Michael Esper (Credit: Courtesy of Polk & Co.)

Full casting has been announced for Second Stage Theater’s upcoming production of “Appropriate.” The previously reported Branden Jacobs-Jenkins play, directed by Lila Neugebauer, will begin previews on Nov. 29 and officially open on Dec. 18 at the Hayes Theatre.

Joining the play’s cast are Michael Esper as Franz and Graham Campbell as Rhys; Lincoln Cohen and Everett Sobers will share the role of Ainsley. 

“Appropriate” will mark a return to Broadway for Esper, who has previously appeared in “The Last Ship,” “The Lyons,” “American Idiot” and “A Man for All Seasons.” Campbell, Cohen and Sobers will all mark their Broadway debuts with Jacobs-Jenkins’ play.

They will appear alongside the previously announced Elle Fanning as River, Natalie Gold as Rachael, Alyssa Emily Marvin as Cassidy, Sarah Paulson as Toni and Corey Stoll as Bo.

“Appropriate” centers on the Lafayette family, who has returned to their father’s Arkansas home after his passing to get his estate in order. Eldest daughter Toni (Paulson) hopes to reconnect with her brother Bo (Stoll), but his goal is to reclaim some of the funds he spent on caring for Dad. Bo’s wife, Rachael (Gold), and their child, Cassidy (Marvin), have come along for the weekend. But when Toni and Bo’s estranged brother Franz (Esper) shows up with his fiancée, River (Fanning), the family must face more than their father’s clutter.

“Appropriate” is being produced by Second Stage Theater (president and artistic director Carole Rothman, executive director Lisa Lawer Post) in association with Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Amanda Dubois, Annapurna Theatre and Bad Robot Live.