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Thomas Sadoski of HBO's 'Newsroom' Returns to Stage in 'Build' in L.A.

6/12/2014 Lisa Fung

By Lisa Fung

Thomas Sadoski, who plays producer Don Keefer on Aaron Sorkin's HBO series "The Newsroom," is returning to his stage roots, appearing in the world premiere of Michael Golamco's "Build" at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Sadoski, a Tony nominee for Best Actor in the 2009 production of Neil LaBute's "reasons to be pretty," will lead a cast that includes Laura Heisler and Peter Katona.

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The play revolves around Kip (Sadoski) and Will (Katona), who became Silicon Valley legends after the viral success of their blockbuster video game. But now Will has become a suit obsessed with the bottom line, and Kip has become a recluse following the death of his wife. They reunite after Kip creates a new game, potentially worth billions, that involves an artificial-intelligence being (played by Heisler).

"I've done most of my new play work in other cities such as New York and Chicago, so to be working on 'Build' at the Geffen, which is literally within walking distance from my house – with Will Frears and this amazing cast –  is a sweet and very welcome homecoming," playwright Michael Golamco said in a statement.

Sadoski also appeared on Broadway last year in Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities," the 2011 revival of John Guare's "House of Blue Leaves" and 2004's "Restless."

"Build" will run at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen, with Will Frears directing. Previews begin Oct. 9, and the official opening is slated for Oct. 24 for a run through Nov. 18.

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