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Psychological thriller ‘Job’ will open on Broadway

The two-hander appeared in a pair of recent Off-Broadway engagements.

(L-R) Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon in promotional images for “Job” on Broadway, 2024 (Credit: Josh Aronson)

“Job,” a new drama by Max Wolf Friedlich, is heading to Broadway. The play, which was recently seen in two Off-Broadway engagements, will open at the Hayes Theater this summer. Michael Herwitz will repeat his work as director for the transfer, which is scheduled to begin previews on July 15 open on July 30 for a limited run through Sept. 29. Hannah Getts, Alex Levy, Craig Balsam and P3 Productions will produce.

Repeating their performances from Off-Broadway will be Tony Award nominee Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon. The play follows Jane (Lemmon), an employee at a big tech company who has been placed on leave after becoming the subject of a viral video. She arrives in the office of a crisis therapist — Loyd (Friedman) — determined to be reinstated to the job that gives her life meaning.

“Job” will mark the Broadway debut of playwright Friedlich and the Main Stem directorial debut of Herwitz, who was seen on Broadway as an actor in the ensembles of 2004’s “Dracula, the Musical” and 2005’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”

Friedman, a Tony nominee for originating the role of Tateh in 1998’s “Ragtime,” is a Broadway veteran whose credits also include “Twelve Angry Men,” “The Heidi Chronicles,” “Piaf,” “Holiday” and “The Great God Brown.” Lemmon’s first Broadway credit was as an understudy in the 2017 drama “The Parisian Woman.”

Rounding out the “Job” creative team will be scenic designer Scott Penner, costume designer Michelle J. Li, lighting designer Mextly Couzin, Tony-nominated sound designer Cody Spencer, production stage manager Rachel A. Zucker, general manager ShowTown Theatricals/Samuel Dallas and dramaturg Hannah Getts.