True Blood’s Chris Bauer Will Head Cast of “What Rhymes With America” Play


True Blood fans in the New York area have a chance to see Chris Bauer in a Broadway play. Per Playbill casting has been announced for the Atlantic Theater Company‘s world premiere of Melissa James Gibson’s What Rhymes with America, which will begin 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 will be 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 press 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.”

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. To purchase tickets visit the theater site link here:

The Linda Gross Theatre is located at 336 West 20th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues). All tickets are $70 and available by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 ( or at the Atlantic Stage 2 box office at 330 West 16th Street.

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