'Audience,' 'Picked' replace 'Clear Day'
A solo show from Zach Helm, the screenwriter of “Stranger Than Fiction,” and the latest play by Christopher Shinn are on tap this spring at Off Broadway’s Vineyard Theater.Helm’s “Interviewing the Audience” and Shinn’s “Picked” replace the new adaptation of tuner “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” that was to bow this spring before it was pushed to the fall. “Interviewing the Audience,” which begins previews Feb. 3 ahead of a Feb. 10 opening, sees Helm (“Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium”) pick a number of volunteers from the audience to participate in onstage interviews. “Picked” centers on a young thesp grappling with the unexpected consequences of being selected by a big-name director to topline a Hollywood film. “Where Do We Live,” another play by Shinn (“The Dying City,” “Now or Later”), had a run at the Vineyard in 2004. Cast and creative team remain to be nailed down for “Picked,” which will open in late March with an exact date to be announced.