The great Allison Janney is returning to theatre, starring in a new production of Six Degrees of Seperation on Broadway next spring.
The seven-time Emmy Award winner will star alongside John Benjamin Hickey in the production that will open at the Barrymore Theatre in April 2017 and run for 15 weeks only.
Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a young black con man, Paul, who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, Ouisa (Janney) and Flan Kittredge (Hickey), saying he knows their son at college.
Claiming he’s the son of actor Sidney Poitier, Paul tells them he has just been mugged and all his money is gone. Captivated by Paul’s intelligence (and the possibility of appearing in his father’s new movie), the Kittredges invite him to stay overnight.
After finding him in bed with a hustler, their picture of Paul changes, and Ouisa and Flan turn detective trying to piece together the connections that gave him access to their lives.
Meanwhile, Paul’s cons unexpectedly lead him into darker territory as his lies begin to catch up with him.
I now have to go to New York in the spring!