Chris Evans, Michael Cera Suit Up in First Look at 'Lobby Hero' on Broadway
By Stacy Lambe
Chris Evans is suiting up to serve and protect onstage. The Captain America star is making his Broadway debut alongside Michael Cera, Atlanta breakout Brian Tyree Henry and Bel Powley in the play Lobby Hero.
Written by playwright and filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan, who won the 2017 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea, the play tells the story of four New Yorkers -- an ambitious security guard, his stern boss, an intense rookie cop and her unpredictable partner -- investigating a murder in the lobby of a Manhattan apartment building.
While the show marks Evans’ first time on the Broadway stage, his co-stars have a long history on the Great White Way. Powley, who broke out in the 2015 coming-of-age drama The Diary of a Teenage Girl, debuted on Broadway in the 2011 revival of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia. An Emmy nominee for his guest role on This Is Us, Henry has garnered attention for his performance on Atlanta, which returns to FX on March 1. But he spent his early days onstage alongside Sterling K. Brown in Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Brother/Sisters Plays and was an original cast member in The Book of Mormon. Meanwhile, Lobby Hero reunites Cera with Lonergan, who wrote the 2014 play This Is Our Youth.
Directed by Trip Cullman, Lobby Hero will begin previews on Thursday, March 1 at the Hayes Theater and will officially open on Monday, March 26.