UPDATES ABOUT BRIAN
Airing August 1, Manhunt: The UNABOMBER is a Discovery Channel eight-episode special series centered on the hunt for Ted Kaczynski, who terrified the nation with a letter bombing campaign in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Brian will play Henry Murray, a professor of Kaczynski’s at Harvard University, who convinced his young students to participate in mind-control experiments supervised by the CIA. It’s believed that these sessions, which were psychologically brutal and lasted for almost a year, were responsible for effectively weaponizing Kaczynski.
The series also features Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski, Sam Worthington, Mark Duplass, Chris Noth, and Jane Lynch.
From April to July 2017, Brian reprised his role as King George III in HAMILTON at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway. He originated the role of King George (“played with vaudevillian brilliance”—Ben Brantley, The New York Times) in the sold-out Off-Broadway run of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical HAMILTON at The Public Theater.
» Read the June 2017 GQ feature “How Brian D’Arcy James Ended Up in All Your Favorite Projects (and Almost Killed a GQ Writer)”
Over the past year or so, Brian has completed a number of Hollywood and indie films.
Here’s the list…
THE SILENT MAN Stars Liam Neeson as Mark Felt, the longtime FBI No. 2 man under J. Edgar Hoover who will go down in history as Deep Throat. The film will be released by Sony Pictures Classics in September 2017. Read more about it »
REBEL IN THE RYE Stars Nicholas Hoult as writer J.D. Salinger and Zoey Deutch as Oona O’Neill, with Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson, Hope Davis, and Brian, among others. In theaters on September 15, 2017.
MOLLY’S GAME A dramatic film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba. Scheduled for November 2017. Read more about it »
SONG OF BACK AND NECK (announcement)
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The dramatic comedy follows teenager Howie’s (Meyer) infatuation with Odessa (Kirke), a woman he sees on the bus, which further complicates his already-tumultuous adolescence. Ringwald and James play Howie’s parents, whose already rocky relationship is on the verge of running its course.
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter »
Brian has a recurring role in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which began streaming March 2017, and is currently filming its second season. Based on the bestselling book by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why follows teenager Clay Jensen in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate (and crush) Hannah’s decision to end her life. Brian plays Andy Baker, Hannah’s father, with Kate Walsh co-starring as her mother. 13 Reasons Why comes from executive producers Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Brian Yorkey (playwright of “Next to Normal“), Selena Gomez, Joy Gorman and Kristel Laiblin.
Watch the trailer:
Read the New York Times story about the beginning of the project:
The New York Pops is celebrating their 34th birthday on May 1, 2017, and Brian will be joining in the celebration.
7:00 PM – Gala Concert at Carnegie Hall
8:30 PM – Dinner Dance at the Mandarin Oriental New York
MCC Theater’s annual Miscast gala is one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town. Broadway’s hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they would NEVER be cast.
Featuring performances by:
Tony Award® winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park, You Can’t Take It With You)
Tony Award® nominee Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos, 9 to 5)
Tony Award® winner Norbert Leo Butz (“Bloodline,” Catch Me If You Can)
Tony Award® nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along, Hamilton)
Tony Award® winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton, The Color Purple)
Mandy Gonzalez (In The Heights, Hamilton)
Tony Award® winner Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls, The Color Purple)
Tony Award® nominee Brian D’Arcy James (Something Rotten!, Next to Normal)
Tony Award® winner Kelli O’Hara (The King and I, The Bridges of Madison County)
Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen, Pitch Perfect)
…and many more