Amanda Seyfried will make her off-Broadway debut in Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By, about two people taking stock after a hot one-night stand.
The Ted 2 actress fills the casting gap left by previously-announced Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany, who has withdrawn from the production due to filming schedule conflicts.
She will star opposite Thomas Sadoski (Wild, The Newsroom) in the world premiere production at Second Stage Theatre. Sadoski was nominated for a leading actor Tony Award in 2009 for LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty.
Directed by Leigh Silverman (a Tony nominee last season for Violet), the play begins previews on April 28 for a May 20 opening. The limited engagement runs through June 14.
Seyfried and Sadoski will play Beth and Doug, two attractive people who have no difficulty getting dates. But the morning after their steamy hookup at a drunken wedding reception, they find themselves grappling with the rules of attraction, sex and society as they consider what they really know about one another.