Gary Perez, an acclaimed actor and cofounder of LAByrinth Theater Company, has joined Broadway's Between Riverside and Crazy for the final weeks of the productions limited run.
Perez stepped into the role of Lieutenant Caro January 20, and will remain with the production through its February 12 closing date.
A frequent sight on the Off-Broadway and regional theatre circuits, Perez has worked with Steppenwolf, Yale Rep, 2nd Stage, The McCarter, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, and The Public Theater. On television he has appeared in Fatal Attraction, 13 Reasons Why, Law & Order, Chicago PD, The Resident, City on a Hill, The Blacklist, Law & Order SVU, Homeland, Blue Bloods,” The Last Ship, Oz, The Sopranos, and Ava DuVernay's miniseries When They See Us.
Stephen Adly Guirgis' Pulitzer-winning Between Riverside and Crazy opened at the Hayes Theater December 19, 2022. Previews began November 30, and the run will continue through February 12. Performances through the end of the run are available to stream live.
A comedic look at life in rent-controlled New York City, Guirgis' play follows recently widowed ex-cop Walter "Pops" Washington and his recently paroled son Junior as they try to hold onto their rent-stabilized apartment.
Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy winner Common makes his Broadway debut starring as Junior. He shares the stage with much of the play's original Off-Broadway cast, including Victor Almanzar as Oswaldo, Elizabeth Canavan as Detective O'Connor, Rosal Colón as Lulu, Maria-Christina Oliveras as Church Lady, and Stephen McKinley Henderson as Pops; Almanzar, Canavan, and Colón-Zayas all make their Broadway debuts with the production.
Rounding out the company as understudies are Erick Betancourt, J. Anthony Crane, Clinton Lowe, Kate A. Mulligan, C.E. Smith, and Vivana Valeria.
Pendleton, who also directed the cast Off-Broadway, returns with his original creative team: scenic designer Walt Spangler, costume designer Alexis Forte, lighting designer Keith Parham, and sound designer Ryan Rumery, who also provides original music. Casting is by William Cantler and Karyn Casl of The Telsey Office, with John C. Moore serving as production stage manager and Bryan Bauer as stage manager.
Between Riverside and Crazy made its Off-Broadway debut in 2014 at Atlantic Theater, where it had a sold-out run. Second Stage revived the show with much of the same cast and creative team at its Tony Kiser Theater Off-Broadway in February 2015.