Mark Roberts’ New Country to Premiere Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows Mark Roberts will premiere New Country at the Cherry Lane Theatre off-Broadway. The production is set to run May 16 through June 20 and will officially open on May 20.Best known for his TV work on Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly, Roberts trained as an actor and began his theater career in 1982 outside Chicago, where he first worked with New Country’s director David Harwell.

In New Country, country music star Justin Spears has the world on their knees. He’s a good ole bad boy that’s tying the knot tomorrow; but tonight, he’s tying one on. He’s going to party hardy with his entourage of ruthless, calculating managers, faux fans and friends, his favorite pig-farming uncle and a plastic model. So how does this rowdy, raucous, rodeo go so wrong…so fast? Welcome to the New Country, where the hits just keep on comin’. Where the phoniness is phoned in and the egos, reality and people are full of hot air—sometimes literally. When the chickens come home to roost, will Justin come out on top, or will his career go pop?Joining Roberts as Uncle Jim in the cast will be Jared Culverhouse as Chuck, Sarah Lemp as Sharon, David Lind as Justin, Malcolm Madera as Paul and Stephen Sheffer as Ollie.The production will feature sets and lighting by Harwall, costumes by Heather Baumbach and sound by Johnna Doty. New Country Show Closed This production ended its run on June 27, 2015last_img

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