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News Watch John Krasinski Discuss How His Biggest Stage Nightmare Came True The Dry Powder star spoke to Jimmy Fallon about how his fly was down during a recent performance.
John Krasinski

John Krasinski, who stars alongside Claire Danes and Hank Azaria in The Public Theater’s production of Dry Powder, made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to chat about his latest role.

Krasinski told the host that one of his biggest nightmares became a reality during a recent performance when he realized his fly was down. The duo discussed other stage mishaps like forgotten cues, breaking character and ringing cell phones. Krasinski admitted he was particularly anxious about laughing during a performance; he recounted a story in which an audience member “expelled air,” testing his ability not to break.

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Performances began March 1 for the world premiere of Sarah Burgess' Dry Powder, helmed by Hamilton director Thomas Kail. The cast features Homeland star and Golden Globe winner Danes, Tony nominee Azaria ( Spamalot), Sanjit De Silva (War Horse) and Emmy nominee Krasinski ( The Office.)

First Look at Claire Danes and John Krasinski in Dry Powder at the Public Theater

Burgess' new play, which will officially open at The Public Theater March 22, explores the price of success and the people shaping the American economy. Following an extension announcement, performances will play through May 1. Tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, online at, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette St., Manhattan.
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