It looks like Sept. 20 really will be Diversity Day for "The Office! A Musical Parody." The role of Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell on the long-running NBC sitcom, will be portrayed by a woman in the Off-Broadway musical spoof, which opens that night at the Jerry Orbach Theater.
Los Angeles-based actress Sarah Mackenzie Baron will be making her New York City stage debut as the regional manager of Dunder-Mifflin, Scranton, Pennsylvania's third-largest paper company, in the production. “This is a role of a lifetime. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude to be making my debut as Michael Scott,” Baron said in a statement. She won the role after submitting her audition tape in a nationwide talent search conducted by the show's creators.
The show takes place during a typical day at the Scranton office as a documentary crew films the goings-on, which will include the cast breaking into musical numbers such as "Why Is There a Camera Crew?," "Scranton: The Electric City" and, of course, "That's What She Said."
Tickets for the show, which will be performed Wednesdays through Sundays, are $35-$77 through ticketmaster.com