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Chris Evans, Michael Cera Lead Second Stage Theater's Inaugural Broadway Season

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    Chris Evans, Michael Cera Lead Second Stage Theater's Inaugural Broadway Season
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    Chris Evans will star opposite Michael Cera in "Lobby Hero"

    From Captain America to Captain Broadway, Chris Evans will make his Broadway debut next season alongside Michael Cera in Kenneth Lonergan's "Lobby Hero."

    The play, from the Oscar-winning screenwriter ("Manchester by the Sea") and playwright ("This Is Our Youth"), will kick off both the Second Stage Theater's inaugural Broadway season and the opening of the newly renovated Hayes Theater. Performances begin in March 2018. 

    Director Trip Cullman, currently represented this season with "Significant Other" and "Six Degrees of Separation," will helm the production — his sixth with Second Stage.

    "Lobby Hero" follows a security guard, his strict supervisor, a rookie cop and her overbearing partner — all convening in the foyer of a middle-income Manhattan apartment building where a murder investigation is underway.

    The play premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 2001, with a cast that included Tate Donovan and Heather Burns — though has never played Broadway. 

    This will be the second time Cera has worked with Lonergan. He previously starred in the 2014 revival of "This Is Our Youth."

    Elsewhere in Second Stage’s Broadway season is a production of Young Jean Lee's "Straight White Men," which will be directed by Tony-winner Anna D. Shapiro ("August: Osage County") and open in July 2018.

    The play is set on Christmas Eve, as a father and his three adult sons gather to celebrate. Instead of holiday cheer, they're forced to confront their own identities in what the release calls "a hilariously ruthless look at the classic American father-son drama."

    Lee, who marks her Broadway debut with the play, will be the first female Asian-American playwright ever to be produced on Broadway.