Noth navigates way to ‘North’ cast

Actor to co-star with Gallagher, Thirlby

Chris Noth will co-star in “Farragut North,” joining a cast that includes John Gallagher Jr. (“Spring Awakening”) and Olivia Thirlby (“The Wackness,” “Juno”).

Doug Hughes helms a cast that also includes Kate Blumberg, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Dan Bittner and Otto Sanchez. Play by Beau Willimon had once been tipped for a Broadway run, but now will preem at Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater this fall.

Stage credits for Noth (“Law & Order,” “Sex and the City”) include the 2000 Rialto revival of “The Best Man.”

Topical plot of “Farragut” centers on a young press secretary (Gallagher) during a presidential primary. Show begins previews Oct. 22 ahead of a Nov. 12 opening.

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