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Kerry Butler, Edward James Hyland, Matt Walton, Megan Sikora and More in Previews of Off-Broadway Production of Under My Skin at The Little Shubert Theatre

Edward James Hyland

Edward James Hyland

The new Off-Broadway comedy Under My Skin, written by comedy powerhouse duo Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser (“THE NANNY,” “WHO’S THE BOSS?”), currently in previews at The Little Shubert Theatre, 422 W. 42nd St. in New York since April 5, 2014, will have its official opening night on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

The cast of Under My Skin features Tony nominee Kerry Butler (Broadway: Xanadu (Tony nom.), Les Miserables, Hairspray, Rock of Ages, Beauty and the Beast), Matt Walton (Film: Burn After Reading; TV: “One Life to Live”; Off-Broadway: Hair), Megan Sikora (Broadway: Gentleman Prefer Blondes, How to Succeed in Business, Promises, Promises), Edward James Hyland (Broadway: Machinal, Arcadia, Festen, The Man Who Had All The Luck) as Poppa Sam; Dierdre Friel (Broadway: Leap of Faith) as the Angel; Allison Strong (Broadway: Bye Bye Birdie, Mamma Mia!) as Casey Dent; Kate Loprest (Broadway: First Date, Hairspray, Wonderland, Xanadu, Drowsy Chaperone; TV: HBO‘s “Boardwalk Empire”); and Andrew Polk (Off-Broadway: Mouth to Mouth). Kirsten Sanderson directs.

In Under My Skin, a twist of fate leads to love and laughs when New York’s most eligible bachelor, Harrison Badish III (Walton), and a single, working mother, Melody Dent (Butler), experience each other’s lives and see things from a very different perspective.

The design team includes Stephen Dobay as Scenic Designer, Lara de Bruijn as Costume Designer, Driscoll Otto as Lighting Designer, and Janie Bullard as Sound Designer. The production will be helmed by Lead Producer, Marla McNally Phillips, and Co-Producer Marcy Carsey.

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Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2014 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

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