Donna Reed alumnus in NBC pilot


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Ben Rappaport, 2004 Donna Reed Scholarship national finalist in acting

Ben Rappaport, 2004 Donna Reed Scholarship national finalist in acting.

Ben Rappaport (Younger) and Alexandra Chando (The Lying Game) have been cast as the leads of NBC’s untitled drama pilot based on the award-winning Dutch series Adam & Eva. The pilot is written by The Village creator Mike Daniels and will be directed by Stephanie Laing.

The project, described as a funny and heartfelt drama, chronicles the epic love and lives of two complete strangers, Adam (Rappaport) and Eva (Chando), whose multiple run-ins begin to defy coincidence, leading both to believe in fate. The show breaks the mold by pairing a serialized, stand-up-and-cheer romantic comedy with the wildly diverse and often unexpected human stories of anyone who finds themselves six degrees from Adam and Eva.


Rappaport currently stars onstage as Jack Paar opposite Sean Hayes in the world premiere of Good Night, Oscar at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, which closes on April 24.

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