The Newsroom‘s Thomas Sadoski is making the most of his time off Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama by joining the cast of ‘Build’ in Los Angeles, which will be the world premiere of the new play.
Sadoski will use his break from portraying perpetually cool (and grumpy) executive producer Don Keefer in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom to perform in the world premiere of the play at the Geffen Playhouse. He is no stranger to the theatre, having been nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Broadway’s ‘reasons to be pretty’. And speaking of Newsroom stage actors, Sadoski’s then co-star was none other than Alison Pill, who now plays his onscreen girlfriend.
Sadoski is set to play Kip, a former Silicon Valley legend turned recluse. He joins a cast of Laura Heisler (as the A.I.) and Peter Katona (as Will).
Kip and Will became Silicon Valley legends after the viral success of their blockbuster video game. But success has driven them apart: Will has become a suit obsessed with the bottom line, and the death of Kip’s wife has turned him into a total recluse. Now they’ve been thrown back together in a high-stakes gamble to complete and ship a new multi-billion dollar game; but as Will re-enters Kip’s life, he realizes that his old friend has built a whole other world — complete with an artificial intelligence to whom Kip escapes to ease his loss. Now Will and Kip must work to resolve their differences, confront the past and face the fact that technology’s brave new world often leaves us with little else but a yearning for the old one.
Sounds like Sadoski is looking forward to the change of pace. He tweeted his excitement earlier this week, with a photo of his script:
Performances will run through October 9 – November 18, 2012, and tickets can be bought through the Geffen Playhouse website.
We already have a date for the start of season 2 filming and some casting news, and the first season has only just wrapped up. You can also check out our Newsroom season 2 predictions for all the American and international headlines we could see in the next season.
The Newsroom will return to HBO screens in June 2013.