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Amber Tamblyn(ex-Emily) lands role in play spoiler

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Date: Fri, 27-Jun-2014 6:41:12 PM PDT
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Amber Tamblyn Leads Classy Quartet In Geffen’s ‘Reasons To Be Pretty’

Amber Tamblyn Leads Classy Quartet In Geffen’s ‘Reasons To Be Pretty’In a move not entirely unlike casting Michele Pfeiffer in a film role originated onstage by Kathy Bates (which is what happened when Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune became Frankie And Johnny), Amber Tamblyn will play a woman who emphatically terminates her four-year relationship with her boyfriend when she finds out he’s described her looks as “regular” when the Geffen Playhouse presents Neil LaBute‘s excellent drama Reasons To Be Pretty next month.

Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless) is Greg, the thoughtful-but-stuck-in-a-dead-end-job boyfriend of Tamblyn’s Steph, and they will have the pleasure of duking it out in the opening scene, one of the funniest, nastiest, loudest smackdowns ever written, in a flash-flood of epithets that would make Trey Parker blush.

Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 1.47.44 PMOpposite them will be Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless, The Newsroom), as Greg’s not precisely reliable macho friend Kent, and Alicia Witt (Justified, 88 Minutes) as his wife Carly. The show, which was nominated for a Tony best play award in 2009 (which was before it got capital letters), will be staged by Geffen a.d. Randall Arney. The run is July 29-August 31, with the official opening set for August 6.


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