Tatiana Maslany, the critically adored star of BBC America series “Orphan Black,” will make her New York stage debut this spring in the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s “The Way We Get By,” starting performances in May at Second Stage Theater.
She’ll topline the two-hander with Thomas Sadoski, the theater alum (“Other Desert Cities”) who’s a regular on HBO’s “The Newsroom,” in a production helmed by Leigh Silverman, nommed for a Tony earlier this year for the Broadway revival of “Violet.”
Maslany has earned a cult of fans playing about a dozen characters, and counting, in “Orphan Black,” the sci-fi saga about cloning. Two years in a row supporters have taken to the Internet to voice their ire over her perceived snubbing by the Emmys.
In “The Way We Get By,” Maslany will play Beth opposite Sadosky’s Doug, two sexual predators who hook up at a wedding and wake to an awkward morning-after encounter.
Maslany recently finished production on the Weinstein Co. film “The Woman in Gold,” Simon Curtis’ drama that stars Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. Sadoski is now at work on the NBC miniseries “The Slap” alongside Zachary Quinto, Peter Sarsgaard and Mary-Louise Parker.
Previews of “The Way We Get By” kick off May 12. The show is skedded to run through June 28, with an exact opening date still to be set.