Chris Evans to team up with ‘Manchester by the Sea’ director on Broadway

Chris Evans arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Gifted' at the Pacific Theatres at the Grove on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. –Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Captain America star and Sudbury native Chris Evans is reportedly headed to Broadway for the first time to star in a play written by the director of Manchester by the Sea.

According to Variety, Evans will star in Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero, which originally debuted off-Broadway in 2001. Fresh off his Best Original Screenplay Oscar win for Manchester, Lonergan will have a chance to bring his work to a bigger stage with a high-profile cast that will also reportedly include Michael Cera (Superbad, Juno).

Lobby Hero takes place in the lobby of a Manhattan high-rise apartment building in the middle of the night, as well as the street directly outside. The play centers around a security guard in his late 20s named Jeff, his demanding boss, a female police officer, and her older male partner. As of now, it’s unclear which role Evans would play.


Variety reports that Lobby Hero is set to debut in March 2018 at the Helen Hayes Theatre, the smallest theater on Broadway.