Jason Biggs, Edie Falco and Hank Azaria have joined the producing team of “The White Chip,” a comedy that will premiere Off-Broadway in 2024. Described as a “satirical and wild” journey, the story follows an alcoholic’s unusual path to sobriety.
They will star alongside the previously announced lineup of Annaleigh Ashford, John Larroquette (“Night Court”) and writer-activist Ryan Hampton. Ashford, who is currently starring in the Broadway revival of “Sweeney Todd,” calls “The White Chip” an “essential, life-saving play.”
“Hank, Jason and Eddie, all extraordinary actors, have selflessly shared their stories of recovery with the public, so it is a true honor to have them join us in carrying this drama forward,” he said in a statement.
In addition to new producers, the production has announced the final cast of Crystal Dickinson (“Clybourne Park”) and Jason Tam (“A Chorus Line”) and Joe Tapper (“You Can’t Take It with You”).
The story follows Steven (played by Tapper), who is on top of the world with his dream job as the head of an exciting theater company. But he is also an alcoholic who is spiraling out of control. The play traces his life from the first sip to the first love, till he reaches the breaking point, from where he begins his journey of recovery.
Ashford said, “We’re also very pleased that Crystal and Jason – both powerhouse talents – will be joining Joe on stage.” “We feel very fortunate.”
“The White Chip,” an autobiographical drama by Shawn Daniels, will be directed by Sheryl Culler (“Next Fall,” “Mothers and Songs”). It took place on January 22, 2024 at The Robert W. Wilson will begin off-Broadway performances at The Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater in the MCC Theater Space, with an opening night on February 1.
Additional producers include the non-profit organization The Recovery Project, John Baer, Linda Carnes, Nick Mills, and Barbara Manocharian.