Jeremy Jordan, André De Shields To Star In 'When Playwrights Kill' Premiere

Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris and Tony Award winner André De Shields will star in the world premiere of Matthew Lombardo’s new backstage comedy . Directed by Noah Himmelstein, this strictly limited engagement will be performed July 26 through August 7, 2022 at The Bushnell’s Belding Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut.

This hysterical new play stars Jeremy Jordan as “Jack Hawkins,” an aspiring playwright on the verge of making his Broadway debut. But after being forced to hire the notoriously difficult actress “Brooke Remington” (Harriet Harris), his play’s out of town tryout in Boston proves disastrous. Desperately not wanting to bring the production to New York and being unable to convince the producer to fire her, there is only one thing left he can do to save his play and career: Brooke Remington must be stopped. André De Shields plays seasoned director “Maurice Khalan Walker,” who frantically attempts to keep his playwright and actress from killing each other. Literally.

When Playwrights Kill is being produced by Nathan Gehan, Jamison Scott, Laura Z. Barket in association with ShowTown Productions. Further casting and creative team will be announced soon.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased in person at The Bushnell Box Office (166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06109), by calling 860-987-5900 or online at