Complete casting is set for “Good Night, Oscar,” a new play by Doug Wright set to arrive on Broadway this spring. The previously announced production, directed by Lisa Peterson, is scheduled to begin performances on April 7 ahead of an official opening night of April 24 at the Belasco Theatre.
Newly announced cast members are Thomas Michael Hammond as the understudy for Bob Sarnoff/Jack Paar and Stephanie Janssen as the understudy for June Levant.
They join a previously announced company that includes Sean Hayes as Oscar Levant, Emily Bergl as June Levant, Marchánt Davis as Alvin Finney, Peter Grosz as Bob Sarnoff, Ben Rappaport as Jack Paar, Alex Wyse as Max Weinbaum and John Zdrojeski as George Gershwin, along with understudies Sam Bell-Gurwitz, Postell Pringle and Max Roll. Casting is by Stephen Kopel.
The comedy takes place on the set of Paar’s “Tonight Show” as Levant steps into the guest seat to charm and scandalize audiences. The play is slated to play a limited engagement through Aug. 27.
“Good Night, Oscar” is being produced on Broadway by Grove Entertainment, Barbara Whitman, Hazy Mill Productions, Yonge Street Theatricals, Frank Marshall, Rich Entertainment Group & Jeremiah J. Harris, Mary Lu Roffe, David Shapiro & Mark Losher, John H. Tyson, Patty Baker, Rodney Rigby, John Gore Organization, Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg, James L. Nederlander, Creative Partners Productions, Sharon Karmazin, The
Forstalls, Jamie deRoy, David Barnett, Barbara Freitag, Universal Theatrical Group and Leah Dagen & Jimmy Wilson.
Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled the last name of John Zdrojeski. This has been corrected.