Anna Gunn, like her “Breaking Bad” co-star Bryan Cranston – currently starring on Broadway as LBJ in “All the Way”- will next appear on the New York Stage. The Emmy Award-winning actress will star in Laura Eason’s drama, “Sex with Strangers,” which will be directed by David Schwimmer (“Friends”).
Best known for her Emmy-winning turn as the intelligent and nagging wife Skyler White in the groundbreaking series, “Breaking Bad,” Gunn will star in Laura Eason’s drama “Sex With Strangers” at the Off Broadway Second Stage Theater. Previews begin July 8; the show opens July 30.
The digital age drama co-stars Billy Magnussen, who was hilarious as the dimwitted hunk in Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Magnussen just completed filming the hotly anticipated Rob Marshall movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” starring Meryl Streep.
In “Sex With Strangers,” Magnussen plays a manipulative sex blogger and memoirist who tracks down his idol, a gifted but obscure novelist (Gunn). The both discover that they crave what the other possesses and there’s a major power play as they each try to get closer to what they want. The press release adds that they confront the dark side of their ambition and discover how tough it is to evade your past when it’s all there, a click away.
“Breaking Bad” fans won’t have to choose between productions of “Sex With Strangers” and “All the Way,” since Cranston’s play closes June 29.
“Sex With Strangers” will feature set design by Andromache Chalfant (2ST’s “Bachelorette”), costume design by ESOSA (2ST’s “By The Way,” “Meet Vera Stark”), lighting design by Japhy Weideman (“The Nance”), and sound design by Fitz Patton (“I’ll Eat You Last”). The production stage manager will be Scott Taylor Rollison.
All performances are staged at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street (just west of Eighth Avenue).