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SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN announces complete casting for The Other Thing


-David Rooney, The New York Times


Announces Complete Casting for


World Premiere

By Emily Schwend

Directed by Lucie Tiberghien



Previews begin Tuesday, May 12

Opening Night is Thursday, May 21

At Second Stage Theatre’s uptown homethe McGinn/Cazale Theatre, Broadway at 76th St.

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) continues the 2015 Uptown Series (Chris Burney, Associate Artistic Director and 2ST Uptown Curator) with the World Premiere of THE OTHER THING, written by Emily Schwend (Take Me Back) and directed by Lucie Tiberghien. THE OTHER THING will feature JOHN PATRICK DOHERTY, JOHN DOMAN, BHAVESH PATEL, and SAMANTHA SOULE. Previews begin Tuesday, May 12th and opening night is Thursday, May 21st.

THE OTHER THING is presented at Second Stage Theatre’s uptown home, the McGinn/Cazale Theatre on Broadway at 76th Street. Single tickets for THE OTHER THING are $25 and can be purchased by calling the Second Stage Theatre Box Office at 212-246-4422 or online at

Kim is a journalist, writing what she thinks will be a run-of-the-mill article about a father and son team of ghost hunters in rural Virginia. As the three of them pass the evening outside a haunted barn, waiting for spirits to reveal themselves, what begins as just another day at the office soon becomes a night none of them will forget. In the paranormal world, the ghosts you hunt may be closer than you think.

This production of THE OTHER THING features scenic design by Kris Stone, costumes by Beth Goldenberg, lighting design by Matthew Richards, and sound design by Broken Chord.


JOHN PATRICK DOHERTY (Brady) was last seen on Broadway in Macbeth at Lincoln Center Theater. His Off-Broadway credits include The Coward at LCT3, A Bright New Boise with Partial Comfort, and American River with Lesser America. His regional credits include Romeo and Juliet and A Woman of No Importance at Yale Repertory Theatre, The Torchbearers at Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Henry V at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. John was also seen in CBS’s “The Good Wife.”

JOHN DOMAN (Carl) can currently be seen in the new Fox series "Gotham" as ‘Don Falcone’ as well as the new Showtime series, "The Affair." Perhaps best-known for playing William A. Rawls in HBO’s series "The Wire," he has also starred in the Canal+/ Neflix 1-hour drama “Borgia,” created by Tom Fontana. Other television credits include "Person of Interest," "The Good Wife," "Burn Notice," "Rizzoli & Isles," "Damages," "Law & Order," "CSI," "The Practice," and "ER," among many others. John’s numerous film credits include Blue Valentine, The Company Men, Lonely Hearts, Mystic River, City by the Sea, Mercury Rising, and Die Hard with a Vengeance. John has worked extensively on stage as well, most recently appearing in The Book of Grace at The Public Theatre. His other Off-Broadway credits include Unconditional, Robbers, True West and Fool for Love.

BHAVESH PATEL (Thomas) has been seen at Roundabout in Indian Ink, at Lincoln Center in War Horse and Hayden's Seven Last Words, and at BAM in RadioLoveFest. He has performed with Classic Stage Company, Red Bull Theater, The Public Theatre, The Guthrie, St. Louis Rep, The Alliance, Pittsburgh Public, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Chautauqua Theater Company, and the O'Neill Theater Institute. Television credits include Anthony Edelman in “The Good Wife”, “The Mysteries of Laura”, “Elementary”, “Blue Bloods”, “White Collar”, and “Damages.” Film credits include Two Days in NY, Maiden Heist, and The Weekend. Bhavesh holds an MFA from NYU's Grad Acting Program.

SAMANTHA SOULE (Kim) has been seen on Broadway in The Philanthropist, Dinner at Eight, and Coram Boy. Her Off-Broadway credits include And I And Silence (Signature); Much Ado About Nothing and Detroit ’67 (Public); The Hill Town Plays, A Summer Day, Fable, and Killers and Other Family (Rattlestick); Realists (HERE); A Little Journey (Mint); Gabriel and The Voysey Inheritance (Atlantic); Monstrosity (13P); Valhalla (New York Theatre Workshop); and Drama Desk winner Dining Room (Keen). Regional credits include Edith, Candida (Berkshire Theatre Festival); The Evildoers (Yale Rep); Twelfth Night, An Enemy of the People, and The Tempest (Shakespeare Theatre of DC); Lady Windermere's Fan (Williamstown); and Body of Water (Old Globe). She has been seen on film and television in "Nurse Jackie," "Blue Bloods," “Law & Order: SVU,” “Do No Harm," "Smash,” How We Got Away With It, The Penny Dreadful Picture Show, Revolutionary Road, Cigarette Soup, the upcoming No Retreat, and Grand Theft Auto (G4).


EMILY SCHWEND (Playwright) is the current recipient of the 2014 Tow Foundation grant for the creation, development and production of this new play through Second Stage Theatre. Her other plays include Carthage, South of Settling, Splinters, Route One Off, Take Me Back, and Behind the Motel. Her play, Take Me Back, was produced in 2014 at Walkerspace in Soho and was a New York Times Critics Pick. Her ten-minute play, Halfway, is the winner of the 2013 Heideman Prize and was produced at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Her play, South of Settling, was produced in Steppenwolf’s Next Up Rep in 2012. Her work has been developed at The New Group, Roundabout Theatre Company, ACT Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Partial Comfort Productions, Ars Nova, the Alliance Theatre, the Source Festival in DC, and the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, among others. She is a frequent contributor to Christine Jones’ Theatre for One Booth. She is a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner, the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, the 2011 ACT New Play Award winner, the 2009 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwrights Prize winner, and a finalist for the 2011 ATCA/Steinberg prize. Her work has been commissioned by EST and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, as well as by the Old Vic in London. She is an alumna of the playwriting programs at Juilliard and Tisch.

LUCIE TIBERGHIEN (Director) most recently directed Soldier X by Rehana Mirza at Ma-Yi Theatre. Other recent credits include Love in Afghanistan by Charles Randolph-Wright (Arena Stage), Water by the Spoonful (Arden), Don’t Go Gentle by Stephen Belber (Manhattan Class Company at the Lucille Lortel Theatre), Blood and Gifts by JT Rogers (La Jolla Playhouse and development workshop at Playpenn and New Dramatists), We Are Here by Tracy Thorne (Contemporary American Theater Festival, WV), Blind by Craig Wright (world premiere at Rattlestick), Geometry of Fire by Stephen Belber (world premiere, Rattlestick Theater and main stage production at New York Stage and Film), Great Falls by Lee Blessing (world premiere, Humana Festival), Augusta by Richard Dresser (world premiere, Contemporary American Theater Festival), Hoodoo Love by Katori Hall (world premiere, Cherry Lane main stage), A Small Melodramatic Story by Stephen Belber (world premiere, LAByrinth at the Public Theater), The Winning Streak by Lee Blessing (George Street Playhouse), The Pavilion by Craig Wright (Drama Desk nomination for Best Play, Rattlestick Theater and CATF), Flag Day by Lee Blessing (CATF), and The Last Schwartz by Deborah Laufer (CATF), and By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Juilliard), among others.

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THE OTHER THING will be performed at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre (Broadway & 76th Street, 3rd floor) from Tuesday, May 12 – Sunday, June 7 on the following schedule: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm.

THE OTHER THING is part of a four-play package available beginning at $150 which includes King Liz (playing July 13 through August 8 at 2ST Uptown) by Fernanda Coppel and directed by Lisa Peterson; The Way We Get By by Neil LaBute and directed by Leigh Silverman, and Whorl Inside A Loop by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott and directed by Michael Mayer and Dick Scanlan.

Tickets are $25. For more information call the Second Stage Theatre Box Office at (212) 246-4422 or visit at

Box-office hours at the Tony Kiser Theatre on West 43rd Street are Monday 10:00am – 6:00pm; Tuesday 10:00am – 7:00pm; Wednesday - Saturday 10:00am to 8:00pm; and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm.

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Created as a program to help develop and provide exposure for the voices of a new generation of theatre artists, SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN (Christopher Burney, Curator & Associate Artistic Director), seeks to develop the skills of emerging playwrights, to provide early-career artists with the support of a major artistic institution, and to create new plays for the American Theatre. Each show has a limited rehearsal period, as well as a streamlined budget. Lead funding for Second Stage Uptown Series is provided by the Time Warner Foundation.

The series was among the first established by a prominent Off-Broadway institution to help nurture and advance the careers of young up and coming playwrights. Since its founding in 2002 the Uptown Series has showcased the works of several established playwrights including Rajiv Joseph (Gruesome Playground Injuries and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, “Nurse Jackie”), Leslye Headland (Bachelorette), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Good Boys and True, HBO’s “Big Love” and “Looking,” “Glee”), Adam Bock (A Small Fire, The Drunken City), and Brooke Berman (Hunting and Gathering); actors Gavin Creel, Ari Graynor, Marin Hinkle, Halley Feiffer, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lorenzo Pisoni, Tracie Thoms and Tracee Chimo, among many others; and directors Davis McCallum, Trip Cullman, Carolyn Cantor, Evan Cabnet and Jackson Gay.

The series premiered in 2002 with three new American plays: …in the absence of spring…, written and directed by Joe Calarco; The Notebook, by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Evan Yionoulis; and Hunt Holman’s Spanish Girl, directed by Erica Schmidt. Second Stage Theatre Uptown was on hiatus in 2003 due to theatre repairs. The 2004 season saw the New York premiere of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s The Mystery Plays, as well as Brooke Berman’s The Triple Happiness, starring Ally Sheedy. In 2005, the series presented the New York premiere of the critically acclaimed comedy Swimming in the Shallows, by Adam Bock and starring Logan Marshall-Green, as well as the world premiere of Dan O’Brien’s The Dear Boy. The 2006 series featured two world premiere comedies: Getting Home, by Anton Dudley and directed by David Schweizer, and Rajiv Joseph’s All This Intimacy, directed by Giovanna Sardelli. The 2007 series featured Marisa Wegrzyn’s The Butcher of Baraboo, directed by Judith Ivey, and Joshua Tobiessen’s Election Day, directed by Jeremy Dobrish. The 2008 series featured Carly Mensch’s Len, Asleep in Vinyl, directed by Jackson Gay, and Rajiv Joseph’s Animals Out of Paper, directed by Giovanna Sardelli. The 2009 series presented two world premiere plays: Zakiyyah Alexander’s 10 Things To Do Before I Die, directed by Jackson Gay, and Lila Rose Kaplan’s Wildflower, directed by Giovanna Sardelli. The 2010 season’s series featured the New York premiere of Michael Golamco’s Year Zero, directed by Will Frears, and the New York premiere production of Leslye Headland’s critically acclaimed hit comedy Bachelorette, directed by Trip Cullman. The 2011 season featured two world premiere comedies: Michael Mitnick’s Sex Lives of Our Parents, directed by Davis McCallum and Anna Kerrigan’s The Talls, directed by Carolyn Cantor. The 2012 season brought The Bad Guys by Alena Smith and Warrior Class by Kennth Lin to Uptown. The 2013 series brought world premiere of The Tutors by Erica Lipez as well as the recent off-Broadway transfer, Murder for Two by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair. The 2014 series featured Bess Wohl’s American Hero, directed by Leigh Silverman, and Tanya Saracho’s Mala Hierba, directed by Jerry Ruiz.


Under the artistic direction of co-founder Carole Rothman, SECOND STAGE THEATRE produces a diverse range of premieres and new interpretations of America’s best contemporary theatre, including 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner Next to Normal by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey; 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Water By The Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes; The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown; Dogfight by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Peter Duchan; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage; Trust and Lonely, I’m Not by Paul Weitz; The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz; Everyday Rapture by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott; Let Me Down Easy by Anna Deavere Smith; Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo; Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl; The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane; Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin; Jitney by August Wilson; Jar the Floor by Cheryl L. West; Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein; Crowns by Regina Taylor; Saturday Night by Stephen Sondheim; Afterbirth: Kathy & Mo’s Greatest Hits by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy; This Is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan; Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants by Ricky Jay; Coastal Disturbances by Tina Howe; A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller; Little Murders by Jules Feiffer; The Good Times Are Killing Me by Lynda Barry; and Tiny Alice by Edward Albee.

The company’s more than 130 citations include the 2009 Tony Awards for Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Alice Ripley, Next to Normal) and Best Score (Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, Next to Normal); the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play (Julie White, The Little Dog Laughed); the 2005 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical (Rachel Sheinkin, …Spelling Bee) and Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Dan Fogler, …Spelling Bee); the 2002 Tony Award for Best Director of a Play (Mary Zimmerman for Metamorphoses); the 2002 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work, 27 Obie Awards, seven Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Clarence Derwent Awards, 12 Drama Desk Awards, nine Theatre World Awards, 17 Lucille Lortel Awards, the Drama Critics Circle Award, and 23 AUDELCO Awards.

In 1999, Second Stage Theatre opened its state-of-the-art, 296-seat theatre at 43rd Street, designed by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. The Theatre supports artists through several programs that include residencies, fellowships and commissions, and engages students and community members through education and outreach programs.


Second Stage Theatre has purchased the historic Helen Hayes Theatre, located at 240 W. 44th Street. With this new home, Second Stage will be the only theatre company on Broadway dedicated exclusively to the development and presentation of contemporary American theatrical productions. Second Stage will also become one of only four non-profit theatre companies that own and operate theatres on Broadway. The company will continue to lease and operate their original theatres on the city’s Upper West Side and in Midtown Manhattan.

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