Laurie Metcalf, Leon Addison Brown, Will Frears, Michael Friedman, Mark Kaufman


Laurie Metcalf, Leon Addison Brown, Will Frears, Michael Friedman, Mark Kaufman

Talk: Misery

Two-time Emmy® Award and Golden Globe Award® winner Bruce Willis makes his Broadway debut alongside three-time Emmy® award winner Laurie Metcalf in this Broadway play based on the Stephen King book of the same name. Following a near-fatal car accident, a world-famous novelist finds himself in a strange house being nursed back to health by his doting, self-proclaimed Number One Fan. But as her love for his work turns to dangerous obsession, he realizes he must plot his greatest story yet: how to escape with his life. Cast members Laurie Metcalf and Leon Addison Brown stopped by the Google NYC along with creatives Will Frears (director), Michael Friedman (Music/Sound Designer) and Mark Kaufman (Executive VP, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures).

Laurie Metcalf

Lauren Elizabeth "Laurie" Metcalf is an American actress. She is known for her television roles as Jackie Harris on the ABC sitcom Roseanne; Carolyn Bigsby on Desperate Housewives; the recurring role of Mary Cooper on The Big Bang Theory; Dr. Jenna James on Getting On, and Marjorie McCarthy in The McCarthys.

Leon Addison Brown

Leon Addison Brown is known for his work on A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Mo' Better Blues (1990) and Music of the Heart (1999).

Will Frears

Will Frears was born and raised in North London, and has lived in the U.S. since 1990. A director, scriptwriter and author, Frears had his professional debut in 2003 at the Actor's Theater of Louisville, where he directed the Pulitzer Prize finalist, Omnium Gatherum. The play-about a post-9/11 dinner party-was praised by The New Yorker's drama critic John Lahr, as "a wow beginning" for the young director.

Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman is an American composer and lyricist. He is a founding Associate Artist of The Civilians. He received a 2007 Obie award for sustained excellence. His musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson opened on Broadway in October 2010.

Mark Kaufman

Mark Kaufman serves as Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and in this role is charged with identifying titles and characters from the world-renowned Warner Bros. Entertainment library that might lend themselves to the stage and developing them into theatrical productions.