American actor Zach Braff (Scrubs and Garden State) just made his UK stage acting debut in a new comedy, All New People. The witty play, written by Braff, will be directed by award-winning Peter DuBois. All New People opened at the Duke of York's Theatre on 22 February 2012. Check out photos from opening night below!
This angst-fuelled comedy saw New York's Second Stage Theatre packed out nightly and received rave reviews from US critics, with its present day dilemmas and take on four very different characters way of life.
In the dead of winter, at his wealthy friends' luxury Long Beach Island apartment, Charlie (Zach Braff) has hit rock bottom on his 35th birthday. Away from the rest of the world, this perfect escape is interrupted by a motley parade of misfits who show up and change his plans. A hired beauty, a fireman, and an eccentric British real estate agent desperately trying to stay in the country all suddenly find themselves tangled together in a beach house where the mood is anything but sunny, while Charlie just wishes they'd leave and let him get on with it.
Best known for the smash-hit TV comedy Scrubs - nominated for 17 Emmy Awards and watched by over 22 million people worldwide - writer, director and star of the award winning Garden State, Zach Braff is a three time Golden Globe nominee and Grammy Award winner. Peter DuBois was awarded the Callaway Award for Excellence in Directing from the Society of Stage Directors, and recently won the Elliot Norton Award for Best Production from the Boston Theatre Critics Association. Earlier this year DuBois directed Becky Shaw at The Almeida Theatre, which was nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award.
More photos from the evening.
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