Hamilton's Austin Smith and Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley to Star in Zürich | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Hamilton's Austin Smith and Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley to Star in Zürich Colt Coeur will present the world premiere of the new play by Amelia Roper Off-Broadway.
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This spring, Colt Coeur will present the world premiere of Amelia Roper's Zürich as part of the company’s 2017–2018 season and New York Theatre Workshop’s NEXT DOOR Series. The new play, in which hotel guests enjoy the last moments of their private, awkward, funny and not-so-funny lives, grapples with issues of nationalism, tourism, isolation, class and gender expectations.

Colt Coeur's artistic director Adrienne Campbell-Holt will direct the debut production, set to begin performances April 14 at The Fourth Street Theatre. Opening night is April 17 for a run scheduled through May 5.


Zürich will star an ensemble cast that includes Samantha Blair Cutler (Dear Evan Hansen), Sami Molly Bray, Gregory Diaz IV, Carolyn Holding, Lynne Lipton (How to Live on Earth), Austin Smith (Hamilton, An Octoroon), Matthew Stadelmann (Colt Coeur’s Dry Land), Juliana Canfield, Renata Friedman, and Paul Wesley (Vampire Diaries, Cal in Camo).

Zürich will feature scenic design by John McDermott, costume design by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by Grant Yeager, sound design by Brendan Aanes, properties by Samantha Shofner, and production management and technical direction by Daniel Prosky.

The production will be produced by Colt Coeur, with Jessica Rieken serving as line producer and Shannon Buhler serving as associate producer. Abbie Betts will serve as production stage manager with Katie Cecil Cairns as assistant stage manager.

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