Thursday, November 13, 2014

From BW to FX, Music Theatre Alum in New TV Series

BW Music Theatre alum, Sainty (Reid) Nelsen '11 has been cast in the FX TV Network's new series, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, a comedy created by and starring Denis Leary.

The show centers around Leary's character, Johnny Rock, a washed-up, middle-aged rocker and former lead singer of a legendary 90s band that never quite made it big. Hoping for one more shot at greatness, Rock tries to get the band back together.

Nelsen will play the role of Becky, the best friend of 22-year-old aspiring singer Gigi, played by Elizabeth Gillies. In an interview with TV Grapevine, Nelsen described her character as "a cooky, fun, Southern girl who is experiencing NYC for the first time." Other cast members include John CorbettElaine HendrixRobert Kelly and Kate Hodge.

FX Network has picked up the series for 10 episodes, which will air in 2015. In the meantime, Nelsen is moving on to projects for the big screen, filming Donnybrook, starring Michael Imperioli, in Philadelphia this month, and then heading to Louisiana to shoot Something Blue being produced by Chris Elliott.