“SNL” Alum Ana Gasteyer Joins Jonathan Groff in “A New Brain”

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“Saturday night Live” alum Ana Gasteyer will join “Looking” star Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of “A New Brain,” which will play New York City Center from June 24 through June 27.

The musical, which will be directed by James Lapine (“Into the Woods,” “Sunday in the Park with George”), tells the story of a struggling composer (Groff), who is diagnosed with a brain tumor. Gasteyer, who has had Broadway runs in “Wicked” and “The Royal Family,” will play his overbearing mother.

They’ll be joined by Dan Fogler, who won a Tony for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” as well as Josh Lamon (“Finding Neverland”) and Aaron Lazar (“The Last Ship”).

“A New Brain” originally opened at the Lincoln Center Theater in 1998, running for 78 performances. The show features music and lyrics by William Finn, and a book by Finn and Lapine.

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