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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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ROUNDABOUT’S DISTRACTED WITH CYNTHIA NIXON EXTENDS TO MAY 10

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces

ONE-WEEK EXTENSION!

Through May 10, 2009

 

Distracted

By Lisa Loomer

Directed by Mark Brokaw

 

WITH

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

Matthew Gumley, Mimi Lieber, Aleta Mitchell,

Cynthia Nixon, Josh Stamberg

 

The official opening is Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

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 one-week extension of the New York premiere production of Distracted, by Lisa Loomer, directed by Mark Brokaw.  Distracted will officially open on Wednesday, March 4th and has been extended to Sunday, May 10th, 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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ROUNDABOUT’S DISTRACTED W/ CYNTHIA NIXON BEGINS PREVIEWS TOMORROW

Previews begin tomorrow, Saturday February 7th!

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

presents

Distracted

By Lisa Loomer

Directed by Mark Brokaw

WITH

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

Matthew Gumley, Mimi Lieber, Aleta Mitchell,

Cynthia Nixon, Josh Stamberg

Previews begin Saturday, February 7th, 2009

The official opening is Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

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

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) New York premiere production of Distracted begins previews tomorrow Saturday, February 7th at 2:00 PM.  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 will open officially on Wednesday, March 4th  at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).  This is a limited engagement through May 3rd, 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 will play 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 ANNOUNCES FULL CAST AND DATES

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces the full cast for the upcoming New York Premiere of

 

DISTRACTED

By Lisa Loomer

Directed by Mark Brokaw

 

With

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

Mimi Lieber, Aleta Mitchell, Cynthia Nixon, Josh Stamberg

 

Preview performances begin Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Opening night will be Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

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

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the full cast for the upcoming New York premiere of Distracted, by Lisa Loomer, directed by Mark Brokaw. Distracted will begin previews on Saturday, February 7th and open officially on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). 

 

The cast will feature Peter Benson (Dr. Broder, Dr. Karnes, Dr. Jinks), Shana Dowdeswell (Natalie), Lisa Emery (Vera), Natalie Gold (Dr. Zavala, Waitress, Carolyn), Matthew Gumley (Jesse), Mimi Lieber (Sherry), Aleta Mitchell (Mrs. Holly, Dr. Waller, Nurse), Cynthia Nixon (Mama), Josh Stamberg (Dad).

 

The design team will include 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.

 

Cynthia Nixon returns to Roundabout having last appeared in the 2001 production of The Women at the American Airlines Theatre. She returns to the New York stage after her Tony winning performance in the 2006 production of Rabbit Hole and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Mark Brokaw also returns to the Roundabout and the Laura Pels Theatre after directing the 2006 production of Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer with Blythe Danner and Carla Gugino and The Constant Wife at the American Airlines Theatre in 2004.  Peter Benson was last seen at Roundabout in 2006 Tony Award winning production of The Pajama Game as well as Little Me & Cabaret; Lisa Emery was also featured in The Women with Cynthia Nixon in 2001; Natalie Gold was featured in Roundabout’s fall production of The Language of Trees and last season’s Howard Katz.

 

Distracted had its world premiere in March 2007 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

 

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.  This will be a limited engagement through May 3, 2009.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

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

 

BIOGRAPHIES:

PETER BENSON (Dr. Broder, Dr. Karnes, Dr. Jinks).  Broadway: To Be or Not to Be  (Manhattan Theatre Club) The Pajama Game (‘Prez’ – outer critics nomination – best featured actor), Wonderful Town (‘Frank Lippencot), Roundabout Theatre Co. production of Cabaret at Studio 54,  Wendy Wasserstein’s – An American Daughter (‘Billy Robbins’), Little Me (multiple roles’)  and State Fair (‘Harry’). Off-Broadway: The Maddening Truth (Keen Co.) The New Moon (City Center Cncores!), Tina Howe’s Birth and Afterbirth (Atlantic Theatre Co.), The Country Club (The Drama Dept.). On television Mr. Benson has guest starred on “Law & Order”, “Ed”, “Strangers with Candy”, “Law & Order: CI” and appeared as a regular on HBO’s “Oz” and ABC’s “Hi Honey I’m Home”.

 

SHANA DOWDESWELL (Natalie). NY Theatre:  Substitution (Soho Playhouse), This Bloody Mess (Lincoln Ctr), Sonia Flew (SPF – Theatre Row), Finding Claire (Theatre for a New City), D.C. (EST), Eva Hesse (Mabou Mines), The Devils Disciple and The Return of Peter Grimm (Metropolitan Playhouse).  Regional: The Diary of Anne Frank (as Anne, Papermill Playhouse), I Oughta Be in Pictures (Deertrees Theatre, Maine) and Guinevere (O’Neill Festival, Ct).  Television:  All 3 “Law & Orders”, “Family of the Year” (ABC pilot). Film: Winning Season (Sundance festival), Choose, Asylum Seekers, Garmento, Farewell Ms. Fortune and 13 Going on 30

 

LISA EMERY (Vera).  Broadway: The Women, Present Laughter, The Smell of the Kill, Jackie, Rumors, Burn This. Off Broadway:  Mouth to Mouth, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Abigail’s Party (Drama Desk and Lortel nominations), What The Butler Saw, and Curtains (ensemble Obie) all at The New Group.  Lucy at EST, The Maddening Truth at The Keen Company, Iron at MTC (Obie Award, Lortel Nomination), Dinner With Friends, Far East at LCT,  The Monogamist  and  Marvin’s Room (Drama Desk nom.) at Playwright’s Horizons, Talley and Sons and  Dalton’s Back at Circle Rep.  Film: The Night Listener,  People I Know,  Roger Dodger,  A Map of the World, and the as yet unreleased  The Messenger and  Cold Souls. Television: “Law & Order” (incl. CI and SVU), “Third Watch”, “Sex and the City”, “Ed”,  “The Fringe”,  “Damages”, “Canterbury’s Law”, and “Far East” and “The Women” on PBS’s Stage to Screen.

 

NATALIE GOLD (Dr. Zavala, Waitress, Carolyn).  Theatre: The Language of Trees, Howard Katz (Roundabout),  The Fever Chart, Twelfth Night (The Public Theater), Brendan (The Huntington), Festen (Broadway),  Unfold Me (SPF), The Umbrella Plays (New York Fringe Festival – Winner 2008 Outstanding Play). TV + Film: “Law and Order”, “Law and Order: CI”, “Six Degrees”, “Without a Trace”, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.   Upcoming: Important Things with Demetri Martin and The International

 

MATTHEW GUMLEY (Jesse).  Broadway: Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), Beauty and The Beast (Chip). Regional: The Music Man (Winthrop), Kathie Lee Gifford’s Saving Aimee (Rolf). TV: “Law & Order: SVU,” “Drake & Josh,” “Dora the Explorer” (voice of Benny the Bull), “All My Children,” “The Wonder Pets,” “In Search Of…”  Proud member of AEA, SAG, and AFTRA.

 

MIMI LIEBER (Sherry).  THEATER – Broadway: Brooklyn Boy, I’m Not Rappaport (revival); The Heidi Chronicles (national tour), all directed by Daniel Sullivan; Regional credits include: Persephone & The Sister’s Rosensweig (Huntington Theater), both directed by Nicholas Martin; We Won’t Pay, We Won’t Pay (Longwharf); Leon, Lena & Lenz (Guthrie), directed by Joanne Akalaitis; Figaro Gets a Divorce (La Jolla Playhouse), directed by Robert Woodruff; Taking Sides, The Greeks, Love Council, Accidental Death of an Anarchist , Offending the Audience, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Odyssey); Potestad (Stages); Help (Coast Playhouse); Othello, Much Ado About Nothing (LA Shakespeare); U.S. Comedy Arts Festival w/ Ensemble StudioTheater (Grand Jury Prize).  TELEVISION: “The Sopranos”, “Law & Order” (recurring), “The Naked Brothers Band”, “Cashmere Mafia”, “The Practice”, “Friends”, “ER”, “NYPD Blue”, “Seinfeld”, “X-Files”, “Judging Amy” (recurring), “Early Edition” (recurring), “Dave’s World” (recurring), “Wiseguy” (recurring), Spielberg’s “High Incident” (recurring).  FILM: Cold Souls (about to be released), Arranged, The Thing About My Folks, Bulworth, Corrina Corrina, Ghost in the Machine, Wilder Napalm, Last Resort, Nightshift, Showtime’s Just Another Story, Grease!.   In addition to her acting work, Mimi choreographs the Nickelodeon series “Naked Brothers Band” and is also a much-in-demand acting teacher in NYC.

 

ALETA MITCHELL (Mrs. Holly, Dr. Waller, Nurse).  Broadway: August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Botton, directed by Lloyd Richards.  Off-Broadway credits include: The Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy, Marvin’s Room, Tina Howe’s Approaching Zanzibar; Joseph Chaikin’s production of Night Sky and Peter Sellers’ staging of Ajax.  Regional: Yale Repertory Theater’s productions of Galileo and The Winter’s Tale, Wit and The Amen Corner at Long Wharf Theater, The Comedy of Errors at Hartford Stage and The Member of the Wedding at Westport Country Playhouse.  Films: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Malcolm X, Valmont, The Serpent and the Rainbow and No Mercy.  Television: “The Jury” (Barry Levinson), “Law & Order”, “The Cosby Show” and numerous daytime dramas.

 

CYNTHIA NIXON (Mama) won a Theater World Award at age fourteen for her stage debut in Ellis Rabb’s production of The Philadelphia Story at Lincoln Center and a Tony Award in 2006 for her performance in David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole for Manhattan Theater Club. At age eighteen, while a first-semester freshman at Barnard College, she appeared simultaneously in two Broadway productions: David Rabe’s Hurlyburly and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, both directed by Mike Nichols.  Cynthia’s other Broadway credits include Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles, Indiscretions (Tony nomination), The Women (Roundabout), Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo.  She most recently appeared on the New York stage in Scott Elliott’s revival of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie for the New Group.  For her television work, Cynthia has received four Emmy nominations, five Golden Globe nominations and six SAG award nominations for “Sex and the City” and “Warm Springs,” having been honored with an Emmy Award, two SAG Awards and a Lucy Award for “Sex and the City.”   Her recent film credits include Little Manhattan, One Last Thing and Sex and the City.

 

JOSH STAMBERG (Dad).  Josh Stamberg is thrilled to be making his Roundabout debut.  Josh co-developed the play Tape with Stephen Belber and Dominic Fumusa (productions in New York, Los Angeles and London.)  Also in New York, Josh has appeared at the Atlantic Theater Company, the Barrow Group and the Actor’s Studio. Regionally, Josh has worked often in Chicago (Steppenwolf, the Court Theater and the Next Theater), the O’Neill Conference, the Ojai Festival, NY Stage and Film, and at the Williamstown Theater Festival.  He has also performed for LA Theaterworks.  Films include Legion, Fracture, Must Love Dogs, A Lot Like Love, and Drifting Elegant (written by Stephen Belber.)  On television, Josh appeared as a series regular in “Courting Alex”, has recurred on “Six Feet Under”, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”, and “Over There” and has made numerous guest star appearances.  He most recently shot “Drop Dead Diva”, a pilot for Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.  Josh lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Myndy Crist and their daughter Vivian.

 

LISA LOOMER (Playwright). Lisa Loomer’s plays, including Living Out; The Waiting Room; Expecting Isabel; Broken Hearts; Birds; Bocón!; Looking for Angels; Cuts; Maria!, Maria, Maria, Maria; and Accelerando have been produced at  such theatres as the Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, South Coast Rep, the Kennedy Center, Seattle Rep, Missouri Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Trinity Rep, Theater Works, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and in New York at the Vineyard Theatre, Second Stage, Intar, and the Public.  Her newest play, Distracted, had its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum last spring and was subsequently produced at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  Her work has also been seen in Europe, Mexico, Israel and Egypt.  She’s received grants from The NEA and NYFA, is a two-time winner of the American Theatre Critics Award, and has also won the Kennedy Center Award for New Plays, the Jane Chambers Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and an Imagen Award for positive portrayals of Latinos in all media.  Her work is included in The Best Plays of 1994, 1998, and 2003, and is published by Dramatists Play Service.  She is also a screenwriter.

 

MARK BROKAW (Director).  At Roundabout, Brokaw recently directed the Off-Broadway production of Suddenly Last Summer, starring Blythe Danner and Carla Gugino & the Tony® Award nominated revival of The Constant Wife starring Kate Burton and Lynn Redgrave.  Other Broadway:  Cry-Baby the Musical.  Other recent New York revivals include Reckless (Manhattan Theatre Club and Second Stage at the Biltmore) and Baltimore Waltz (Signature Theatre Company). New York premieres include Paula Vogel’s The Long Christmas Ride Home and How I Learned to Drive (Vineyard Theatre), Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero (Playwrights Horizons and its UK premiere at London’s Donmar Warehouse and West End) and This Is Our Youth (New Group and Second Stage), Craig Lucas’ The Dying Gaul and Stranger (Vineyard Theatre), Douglas Carter Beane’s As Bees in Honey Drown and Music From a Sparkling Planet (Drama Dept.), Wendy Wasserstein’s Old Money (Lincoln Center Theater), Lisa Kron’s 2.5 Minute Ride (New York Shakespeare Festival) and Lynda Barry’s The Good Times Are Killing Me (Second Stage). Regional credits include the new musical Marty with John C. Reilly at the Huntington, A Little Night Music in the Sondheim Celebration at the Kennedy Center, as well as work at the Guthrie, Mark Taper Forum, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, La Jolla Playhouse and the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. He is an Associate Artist at Roundabout Theatre Company, serves on the executive board of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and is a member of Drama Dept. 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit theatres.  The company contributes invaluably to New York’s cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today’s audiences.

 

Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at three permanent homes each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout’s mission.  Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics.  Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions.  Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.

 

American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company.  Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts; and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.  American Express is the 2008-2009 season sponsor of the Roundabout Theatre Company.   The Westin New York is the official hotel of Roundabout Theatre Company.   

 

Roundabout Theatre Company‘s 2008-2009 season also includes Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons, starring Frank Langella, directed by Doug Hughes; Rodgers & Hart’s Pal Joey, starring Stockard Channing, Matthew Risch & Martha Plimpton, directed by Joe Mantello, David Rabe’s Streamers, directed by Scott Ellis; Steven Levenson’s The Language of Trees, directed by Alex Timbers; Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, starring Mary-Louise Parker, Michael Cerveris, Paul Sparks & Peter Stormare, directed by Ian Rickson; Christopher Hampton’s The Philanthropist, starring Matthew Broderick, directed by David Grindley and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, starring (in order of speaking) Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Goodman, David Strathairn, directed by Anthony Page.  Roundabout’s sold out production of The 39 Steps transferred to the Cort Theatre on April 29th, 2008.

 

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