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ROUNDABOUT’S DISTRACTED CONCLUDES LIMITED ENGAGEMENT 5/17

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Final Week!

 

 

DISTRACTED

          Written by Lisa Loomer

Directed by Mark Brokaw

 

concludes its limited engagement Sunday, May 17th, 2009

 

With

Peter Benson, Shana Dowdeswell, Lisa Emery, Natalie Gold, Matthew Gumley,

Rick Holmes, Mimi Lieber, Aleta Mitchell, Cynthia Nixon

 

Distracted is a giddily clever comedy!  So much in the production deserves kudos: a funny and charismatic cast & Mark Brokaw’s bright, multitasking direction!”

– David Cote, Time Out New York

 

“Cynthia Nixon and the ensemble cast fit together like the pieces of a hand-cut puzzle”

– Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

 

“Cynthia Nixon gives a thoroughly believable and amusing performance in Lisa Loomer’s chronically entertaining comedy.” – Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

 

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of Distracted will play its final performance on Sunday, May 17th at 2:00 PM. Distracted, written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Mark Brokaw, features Peter Benson (Dr. Broder, Dr. Karnes, Dr. Jinks), Shana Dowdeswell (Natalie), Lisa Emery (Vera), Natalie Gold (Dr. Zavala, Waitress, Carolyn), Matthew Gumley (Jesse), Rick Holmes (Dad), Mimi Lieber (Sherry), Aleta Mitchell (Mrs. Holly, Dr. Waller, Nurse), Cynthia Nixon (Mama).

 

Distracted will have played 29 preview performances and 86 regular performances. Previews began on February 6th, 2009 and opened officially on March 4th, Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).

 

Distracted is a fast-paced and disarmingly funny look at parenting in the age of the Internet and Ritalin. In this New York premiere, a contemporary American mom reaches out to teachers, psychotherapists, and neighbors to figure out if Attention Deficit Disorder is the root of her son’s problems.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.  The limited engagement of Distracted has been extended two weeks through May 17, 2009.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Distracted plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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2008-2009 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINATIONS

2008-2009 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINATIONS

 

Nominations for the 75th annual Drama League Awards, celebrating excellence in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre, were announced this morning.

 

 

33 VARIATIONS has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play (Moisés Kaufman) and Distinguished Performance Award (Jane Fonda).

 

 

ACCENT ON YOUTH has been nominated for a Distinguished Performance Award (David Hyde Pierce).

 

 

ALL MY SONS has been nominated for a Distinguished Performance Award (Patrick Wilson), as well as an honor for previous Distinguished Performance Award winner John Lithgow.

 

 

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN has been nominated Distinguished Revival of a Play (Garry Hynes) and Distinguished Performance Award (David Pearse).

 

 

DISTRACTED has been nominated for Distinguished Performance Award (Cynthia Nixon).

 

 

EXIT THE KING has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards  (Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon).

 

 

GOD OF CARNAGE has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play and two nominations for the Distinguished Performance Award (Marcia Gay Harden and James Gandolfini).

 

 

MARY STUART has been nominated Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Janet McTeer, Harriet Walter).

 

 

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and Distinguished Performance Award (Ben Miles).

 

 

PAL JOEY has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Distinguished Performance Award (Martha Plimpton).

 

 

RUINED has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play (Lynn Nottage) and Distinguished Performance Award (Saidah Arrika Ekulona).

 

 

THE SEAGULL has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and Distinguished Performance Award (Kristin Scott Thomas).  

 

 

SHREK THE MUSICAL has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance  Awards (Sutton Foster , Christopher Sieber).

 

 

WAITING FOR GODOT has been nominated for two Distinguished Performance Awards  (John Glover , Bill Irwin).

 

 

Not for profit company nominations:

 

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY has been honored with two nominations for THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN.

 

 

MANHATAN THEATRE CLUB productions have been honored with three nominations including two for RUINED and one for ACCENT ON YOUTH.

 

 

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY productions have been honored with five nominations including two for WAITING FOR GODOT, two for PAL JOEY and onefor DISTRACTED. In addition past recipients of the Distinguished Performance Award will be honored on the dais for their work this season which includes: Stockard Channing (PAL JOEY), Frank Langella (A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS) and Mary-Louise Parker (HEDDA GABLER). 

 

 

 TO READ THE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES, VISIT: http://tinyurl.com/c7f89a

DISTRACTED’S CYNTHIA NIXON IN AP AND WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

 

DISTRACTED

 

Cynthia Nixon

featured in Women’s Wear Daily and Associated Press

 

Distracted is a giddily clever comedy!   – David Cote, Time Out New York

 

“Cynthia Nixon and the ensemble cast fit together like the pieces of a hand-cut puzzle.”

– Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

 

“Cynthia Nixon gives a thoroughly believable and amusing performance in Lisa Loomer’s chronically entertaining comedy.” – Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

 

 

Cynthia Nixon, currently featured in Roundabout Theatre Company‘s Off-Broadway production of Distracted, is featured in the Associated Press and Women’s Wear Daily.

 

 

Click on the links below to read more.

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS

NixonAPprint

 

WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY

NixonWWD

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Distracted, written by Lisa Loomer, directed by Mark Brokaw and featuring Peter Benson, Shana Dowdeswell, Lisa Emery, Natalie Gold, Matthew Gumley, Mimi Lieber, Aleta Mitchell, Cynthia Nixon and Josh Stamberg.

 

Distracted opened on March 4th at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street) and has been extended through Sunday, May 17th, 2009.

 

Distracted is a fast-paced and disarmingly funny look at parenting in the age of the Internet and Ritalin. In this New York premiere, a contemporary American mom reaches out to teachers, psychotherapists, and neighbors to figure out if Attention Deficit Disorder is the root of her son’s problems.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Distracted plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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ROUNDABOUT’S DISTRACTED IN THE NEWS

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

 

DISTRACTED

Featured in New York Times, Associated Press TV, Playbill Magazine,

Backstage Newspaper & Broadway.com

 

Distracted is a giddily clever comedy!  So much in the production deserves kudos: a funny and charismatic cast & Mark Brokaw’s bright, multitasking direction!” 

 – David Cote, Time Out New York

 

“Cynthia Nixon gives a thoroughly believable and amusing performance in Lisa Loomer’s chronically entertaining comedy.” – Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company‘s Off-Broadway production of Distracted has been recently featured in the news.  Playwright Lisa Loomer talks to the New York Times about her play and the world of ADD, Cynthia Nixon is featured on Associated Press TV, the cover of Backstage Newspaper and in the March Issue of Playbill Magazine and Josh Stamberg talks to Broadway.com about his return to the stage.

 

Click on the links below to learn more:

 

NEW YORK TIMES

LoomerNYTimes

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS TV

NixonAPTV

 

BACKSTAGE

NixonBackstage

 

PLAYBILL MAGAZINE

NixonPlaybillMagazine

 

BROADWAY.COM

StambergBroadway.com

 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Distracted, written by Lisa Loomer, directed by Mark Brokaw and featuring Peter Benson, Shana Dowdeswell, Lisa Emery, Natalie Gold, Matthew Gumley, Mimi Lieber, Aleta Mitchell, Cynthia Nixon and Josh Stamberg.

 

Distracted opened on March 4th at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street) and has been extended through Sunday, May 17th, 2009.

 

Distracted is a fast-paced and disarmingly funny look at parenting in the age of the Internet and Ritalin. In this New York premiere, a contemporary American mom reaches out to teachers, psychotherapists, and neighbors to figure out if Attention Deficit Disorder is the root of her son’s problems.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Distracted plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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DISTRACTED WITH CYNTHIA NIXON EXTENDS TO MAY 17,2009

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces a SECOND one-week extension!

Now through May 17, 2009

 

Distracted

By Lisa Loomer

Directed by Mark Brokaw

 

Distracted is a giddily clever comedy!  So much in the production deserves kudos: a funny and charismatic cast & Mark Brokaw’s bright, multitasking direction!”

– David Cote, Time Out New York

 

“Cynthia Nixon gives a thoroughly believable and amusing performance in Lisa Loomer’s chronically entertaining comedy.”

– Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

 

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a second one-week extension of the New York premiere production of Distracted, by Lisa Loomer, directed by Mark Brokaw.  Distracted opened last night, March 4th, and has been extended again to Sunday, May 17th, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). 

 

The cast of Distracted features Peter Benson, Shana Dowdeswell, Lisa Emery, Natalie Gold, Matthew Gumley, Mimi Lieber, Aleta Mitchell, Cynthia Nixon and Josh Stamberg.

 

Distracted is a fast-paced and disarmingly funny look at parenting in the age of the Internet and Ritalin. In this New York premiere, a contemporary American mom reaches out to teachers, psychotherapists, and neighbors to figure out if Attention Deficit Disorder is the root of her son’s problems.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Distracted plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

 

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DISTRACTED REVIEWED BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

ASSOCIATED PRESS

March 5, 2009

 

Lisa Loomer’s ‘Distracted’ superbly – and comically – focuses on ADD

By MICHAEL KUCHWARA

 

NEW YORK (AP) – Focus, people. “Distracted” is worth the effort.

 

Lisa Loomer’s theatrical primer on Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a smartly comic, sharply observant and surprisingly humane play involving a 9-year-old boy and his bewildered parents, particularly his mother.

 

The production, which the Roundabout Theatre Company opened Wednesday at its off-Broadway Laura Pels Theatre, is also superbly directed by Mark Brokaw. He gives the exhaustingly detailed story a clarity that never falters despite the twists and turns of a rapidly unfolding plot.

 

Handling most of those details is the lovely Cynthia Nixon as the beleaguered Mom, referred to in the play as Mama. Nixon brings an appealing apprehension to this woman as she searches for help in dealing with her son Jesse, an overactive, overbearing young man given to fits of impatience and an occasional obscenity or two.

 

It’s the mother’s quest for answers that gives Loomer that chance to explain what ADD is – or as it is now called ADHD, adding the word “hyperactivity.” And how it can be alleviated.

 

Mama is willing to try anything to help her offspring, despite skepticism from various others, including her quixotic husband, portrayed by Josh Stamberg with growing impatience.

 

As he complains: “Impulsivity, short attention span, risk taking … these are symptoms – of childhood! Is childhood a disorder now?”

 

Loomer carefully presents various sides of the issue, complicated by the over-stimulated, plugged-in, totally wired world of today, where nothing lasts more than a minute or else is reduced to a sound bite.

 

That world is vividly portrayed in Mark Wendland’s mobile settings, aided by Tal Yarden’s high-tech projections and music and sound design of David Van Tieghem.

 

To read the entire review, click here: 

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/03/04/entertainment/e153922S52.DTL 

DISTRACTED WITH CYNTHIA NIXON OPENS TONIGHT

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY’s

Off-Broadway production of

DISTRACTED

 

OPENS TONIGHT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th

 

WITH

Peter Benson, Shana Dowdeswell, Lisa Emery, Natalie Gold,

Matthew Gumley, Mimi Lieber, Aleta Mitchell,

Cynthia Nixon, Josh Stamberg

 

Written by Lisa Loomer

Directed by Mark Brokaw

 

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

Roundabout Theatre Company‘s Off-Broadway production of Distracted opens tonight, Wednesday, March 4th at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). 

 

Distracted is written by Lisa Loomer, directed by Mark Brokaw and features Peter Benson, Shana Dowdeswell, Lisa Emery, Natalie Gold, Matthew Gumley, Mimi Lieber, Aleta Mitchell, Cynthia Nixon, and Josh Stamberg.

 

Distracted has been extended through Sunday, May 10th, 2009.

 

The design team includes Mark Wendland (Sets), Michael Krass (Costumes), Jane Cox (Lights), David Van Tieghem (Original Music & Sound) and Tal Yarden (Projections).

 

Distracted is a fast-paced and disarmingly funny look at parenting in the age of the Internet and Ritalin. In this New York premiere, a contemporary American mom reaches out to teachers, psychotherapists, and neighbors to figure out if Attention Deficit Disorder is the root of her son’s problems.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $70.00-$80.00.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Distracted plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

 

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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