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Chris Bauer Heads Cast of Off-Broadway’s ‘What Rhymes With America’

Chris Bauer Heads Cast of Off-Broadway’s ‘What Rhymes With America’

True Blood’s Chris Bauer is taking advantage of the hiatus from the show by heading the cast of a new play off-Broadway in New York City.

The Atlantic Theater Company’s world premiere of Melissa James Gibson’s “What Rhymes With America” begins previews Nov. 19 Off-Broadway at Atlantic’s main stage Linda Gross Theater.

Directed by Daniel Aukin, the production will officially open Dec. 12 for a limited engagement through Dec. 30.

The cast is led by Atlantic ensemble member Chris Bauer (Detective Andy Bellefleur in HBO’s hit series “True Blood”) with Aimee Carrero, Sean Kofoed and Tony nominee Da’Vine Joy Randolph.

“A father (Bauer) and his teenage daughter (Carrero) stand on either side of a closed door,” according to Atlantic notes. “Life is unraveling for him, and is entirely uncertain for her. So begins Melissa James Gibson’s poignant, funny new play about estrangement and the partially examined life.”

The production also features scenic design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Matt Frey and original music and sound design by Ryan Rumery.

Atlantic ensemble member Chris Bauer returns to Atlantic following starring in Jezz Butterworth’s The Night Heron, Parlour Song and Mojo. He made his Broadway debut in A Streetcar Named Desire, for which he was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award.

All tickets are $70 and available by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 ( or at the Atlantic Stage 2 box office at 330 W.16th Street.


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