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FROM UP HERE BEGINS FINL WEK OF PERFORMANCES

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

PRODUCTION OF

LIZ FLAHIVE’S AWARD-WINNING

FROM UP HERE

BEGINS FINAL WEEK OF PERFORMANCES TOMORROW

 

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT PRESENTED

IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARS NOVA TO END SUNDAY, JUNE 8

AT MTC AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I

 

The Manhattan Theatre Club production of Liz Flahive‘s award-winning FROM UP HERE begins its final week of performances on Tuesday, June 3 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

 

The extended limited engagement, directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Well, Yellowface), will play its final performance on Sunday, June 8. On that date, FROM UP HERE will have played 22 previews and 63 regular performances.

 

FROM UP HERE started previews on Thursday, March 27 and opened on Wednesday, April 16 to critical acclaim.

 

Below is a sampling of the critical acclaim the show received:

 

  • A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. Directed with a light touch by Leigh Silverman, Liz Flahive‘s play is MYSTERIOUS, MOVING and INSIGHTFUL, with BOUNCY HUMOR. Led by the DELIGHTFUL Julie White, the play features AN EXCELLENT CAST.”
  • Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

 

  • “The dialogue is HIP and SMART with characters that are SHARPLY DRAWN. What makes this play special is its uncanny ability to evoke DEEP FEELINGS. FROM UP HERE introduces A FRESH NEW VOICE in playwright Liz Flahive.”
  • Joe Dziemianowicz, The Daily News

 

  • Liz Flahive‘s EXCEPTIONALLY SKILLED AND AFFECTING family drama shows surgeon-like precision for character giveaways and mood shifts. FROM UP HERE is full of QUICK-WITTED JOKES and under Leigh Silverman‘s SPOTLESS DIRECTION A PERFECT CAST does this SMART and MOVING script justice by baring all.”
  • David Cote, Time Out New York

 

  • A BRIGHT, ABSORBING comedy-drama with FIRST-RATE ACTING from all.  Promising playwright Liz Flahive treats the story with SMARTS, HUMOR, and SKILL. FROM UP HERE will certainly intrigue teens as much as their elders.”
  • Michael Sommers, The Star-Ledger

 

  • MARVELOUS! A gem of a debut in a near-flawless production. Liz Flahive is a young playwright with an extraordinarily clear voice. Under the perceptive direction of Leigh Silverman, the SUPERB CAST of FROM UP HERE finds honest laughter and genuine heartache.”
  • Joy Goodwin, The New York Sun

 

FROM UP HERE was nominated for two Outer Critics Circle Awards and received the organization’s John Gassner Playwrighting Award for Liz Flahive. The production was also nominated for four Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Play, Outstanding Director of a Play (Leigh Silverman), Outstanding Actress in a Play (Julie White), and Outstanding Actor in a Play (Tobias Segal). Both White and Segal were nominated by the Drama League for the Distinguished Performance Award.

 

The cast features Jenni Barber (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as ‘Kate’, Arija Bareikis (The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as ‘Caroline,’ Aya Cash (The Pain and the Itch) as ‘Lauren,’ Brian Hutchison (Proof) as ‘Daniel,’ Will Rogers (100 Saints You Should Know) as ‘Charlie,’ Tobias Segal (Doris to Darlene) as ‘Kenny,’ Joel Van Liew (Well) as ‘Mr. Goldberger/Stevens,’ and Tony Awardâ winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed) as ‘Grace.’

 

In FROM UP HERE, Kenny (Segal) did something that has his mother (White) and everyone around him worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his family is struggling with second marriages, surprise visits, school dances and forgotten dry cleaning.

 

The creative team includes Allen Moyer (scenic design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), Jill BC DuBoff (sound design), Tom Kitt (original music), and David Caparelliotis (casting).

 

Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting new American plays and musicals at Manhattan Theatre Club.

 

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned numerous awards, including 16 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. Renowned MTC productions include LoveMusik; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Kimberly Akimbo; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Sylvia; Four Dogs and a Bone; Putting  It Together; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’

 

In 2003, MTC reopened Broadway’s landmark, long-neglected Biltmore Theatre, following a two-year, $35 million capital campaign. In addition to the Biltmore, MTC operates two theatres at New York City Center, its Off-Broadway home since 1984.

 

During Meadow’s sabbatical this season, Daniel Sullivan, a close associate of MTC and director of several Manhattan Theatre Club productions (Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Proof, Psychopathia Sexualis), is serving as Acting Artistic Director. Meadow will return to MTC for the 2008-2009 season and is consulting on the planning of that season.

 

As New York’s premier hub for emerging artists and new work, Ars Nova develops and produces eclectic theatre, comedy and music to feed today’s popular culture. Ars Nova strives to create daring collaborations, meld disciplines and give voice to a new generation of artists. Past productions include Dixie’s Tupperware PartyAt Least It’s Pink25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks and The Wau Wau Sisters. Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com

 

For information on how to subscribe to Manhattan Theatre Club, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets for all Manhattan Theatre Club productions at New York City Center are available by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212. Tickets are $75.00. Group and student rates are available. For group ticket information, call (212) 399-3000 x 4132. Student tickets are $25 and are on sale for all performances based on availability on the day of the performance, up to one hour before showtime. Call (212) 581-1212 for further information. MTC at New York City Center is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with a hearing augmentation system. 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

  • Through Sunday, June 8: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm; Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm.

 

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FROM UP HERE FEATURED ON BROADWAY WORLD

 

FROM UP HERE’S

AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT

LIZ FLAHIVE

FEATURED ON BROADWAY WORLD

 

“Hip and smart with sharply drawn characters.

However, what makes FROM UP HERE special is its ability to evoke deep feelings.

FROM UP HERE introduces a fresh new voice in playwright Liz Flahive.”

Joe Dziemianowicz, The Daily News

 

Liz Flahive, who recently received the Outer Critics Circle’s John Gassner Playwrighting Award for her debut play FROM UP HERE, is featured on Broadway World.

 

Reporter Eugene Lovendusky posed some questions to the 28-year-old playwright shortly after she accepted the OCC Award. Lovendusky and Flahive spoke about the development and success of the play which is currently playing at Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). FROM UP HERE is presented in association with Ars Nova. 

 

Below is an excerpt of the Q&A. To read the full feature, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Liz Flahive: Moving Up with ‘FROM UP HERE’
by Eugene Lovendusky

Broadway World

 

Nominated for the 2008 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, FROM UP HERE premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club this spring with a flurry of praise for a great cast, engaging story and an impressive new playwright, Liz Flahive!

 

“A darkly funny and unexpectedly moving family story,” FROM UP HERE is a captivating new piece about love, forgiveness and the actualities of today’s youth at home and school.  The play stars Julie White as neo-mom Grace, and Tobias Segal as Kenny, her troubled son – both in Drama Desk nominated roles. Directed by Drama Desk nominee Leigh Silverman.

 

Playwright Liz Flahive took a brief moment to correspond with Broadway World and discuss the process that has brought this appealing new production from the page to the stage.  FROM UP HERE concludes its engagement at MTC on Sunday, June 8.

 

Eugene Lovendusky: Thank you so much, Liz, for grabbing a few minutes to chat with BroadwayWorld about your critically acclaimed new play FROM UP HERE! Just last week you received the John Gassner (Outer Critics Circle) Award for your heralded new play. Congratulations! What kind of whirlwind have you experienced since this success?

 

Liz Flahive: I think the biggest change has been that when I’m in a room with people, some of them know me as a playwright now. I think as a writer you spend a lot of time trying to get your work produced and telling people you’re a playwright and trying hard to believe it yourself…

 

TO READ THE FULL FEATURE,

CLICK HERE.

 

INFORMATION ON FROM UP HERE

FROM UP HERE is directed by Leigh Silverman (Yellow Face, Well), the cast features Jenni Barber (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as ‘Kate’, Arija Bareikis (The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as ‘Caroline,’ Aya Cash (The Pain and the Itch) as ‘Lauren,’ Brian Hutchison (Proof) as ‘Daniel,’ Will Rogers (100 Saints You Should Know) as ‘Charlie,’ Tobias Segal (Doris to Darlene) as ‘Kenny,’ Joel Van Liew (Well) as ‘Mr. Goldberger/Stevens,’ and Tony Awardâ winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed) as ‘Grace.’

 

The acclaimed limited engagement will play its final performance at Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street) on Sunday, June 8.

 

In addition to the Outer Critics Circle Award for Liz Flahive, FROM UP HERE was nominated for four Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Play, Outstanding Director of a Play (Leigh Silverman), Outstanding Actress in a Play (Julie White), and Outstanding Actor in a Play (Tobias Segal). Both White and Segal were nominated by the Drama League for the Distinguished Performance Award.

 

In FROM UP HERE, Kenny (Segal) did something that has his mother (White) and everyone around him worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his family is struggling with second marriages, surprise visits, school dances and forgotten dry cleaning.

 

The creative team includes Allen Moyer (scenic design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), Jill BC DuBoff (sound design), Tom Kitt (original music), and David Caparelliotis (casting).

 

Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting new American plays and musicals at Manhattan Theatre Club.

 

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned numerous awards, including 16 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. Renowned MTC productions include LoveMusik; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Kimberly Akimbo; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Sylvia; Four Dogs and a Bone; Putting  It Together; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’

 

In 2003, MTC reopened Broadway’s landmark, long-neglected Biltmore Theatre, following a two-year, $35 million capital campaign. In addition to the Biltmore, MTC operates two theatres at New York City Center, its Off-Broadway home since 1984.

 

During Meadow’s sabbatical this season, Daniel Sullivan, a close associate of MTC and director of several Manhattan Theatre Club productions (Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Proof, Psychopathia Sexualis), is serving as Acting Artistic Director. Meadow will return to MTC for the 2008-2009 season and will consult on the planning of that season.

 

As New York’s premier hub for emerging artists and new work, Ars Nova  develops and produces eclectic theatre, comedy and music to feed today’s popular culture. Ars Nova strives to create daring collaborations, meld disciplines and give voice to a new generation of artists. Past productions include Dixie’s Tupperware PartyAt Least It’s Pink25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks and The Wau Wau Sisters. Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com

 

For information on how to subscribe to Manhattan Theatre Club, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets for all Manhattan Theatre Club productions at New York City Center are available by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212. Tickets are $75.00. Group and student rates are available. For group ticket information, call (212) 399-3000 x 4132. Student tickets are $25 and are on sale for all performances based on availability on the day of the performance, up to one hour before showtime. Call (212) 581-1212 for further information. MTC at New York City Center is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with a hearing augmentation system. 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

  • Through Sunday, June 8: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm; Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm.

 

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FROM UP HERE RECEIVES OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

FROM UP HERE PLAYWRIGHT

LIZ FLAHIVE

RECEIVES

OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

 

FROM UP HERE playwright Liz Flahive has received the Outer Critics Circle’s John Gassner Playwrighting Award.  The world premiere of FROM UP HERE is currently playing at Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The limited engagement is presented in association with Ars Nova where the play was developed through the Out Loud play-reading series and in-house workshops.

 

The John Gassner Award is presented to an American play, preferably by a new playwright. FROM UP HERE is Chicago native Flahive’s first play. Past recipients of the Gassner Award include: David Auburn, Marsha Norman, Margaret Edson, Charles Busch, Lynn Nottage, and David Ives.

 

FROM UP HERE is directed by Leigh Silverman (Yellow Face, Well), the cast features Jenni Barber (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as ‘Kate’, Arija Bareikis (The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as ‘Caroline,’ Aya Cash (The Pain and the Itch) as ‘Lauren,’ Brian Hutchison (Proof) as ‘Daniel,’ Will Rogers (100 Saints You Should Know) as ‘Charlie,’ Tobias Segal (Doris to Darlene) as ‘Kenny,’ Joel Van Liew (Well) as ‘Mr. Goldberger/Stevens,’ and Tony Awardâ winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed) as ‘Grace.’

 

In addition to the Outer Critics Circle Award, FROM UP HERE has been nominated for four Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Play, Outstanding Director of a Play (Leigh Silverman), Outstanding Actress in a Play (Julie White), and Outstanding Actor in a Play (Tobias Segal). Both White and Segal have been nominated by the Drama League for the Distinguished Performance Award.

 

In FROM UP HERE, Kenny (Segal) did something that has his mother (White) and everyone around him worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his family is struggling with second marriages, surprise visits, school dances and forgotten dry cleaning.

 

The creative team includes Allen Moyer (scenic design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), Jill BC DuBoff (sound design), Tom Kitt (original music), and David Caparelliotis (casting).

 

Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting new American plays and musicals at Manhattan Theatre Club.

 

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned numerous awards, including 16 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. Renowned MTC productions include LoveMusik; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Kimberly Akimbo; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Sylvia; Four Dogs and a Bone; Putting  It Together; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’

 

In 2003, MTC reopened Broadway’s landmark, long-neglected Biltmore Theatre, following a two-year, $35 million capital campaign. In addition to the Biltmore, MTC operates two theatres at New York City Center, its Off-Broadway home since 1984.

 

During Meadow’s sabbatical this season, Daniel Sullivan, a close associate of MTC and director of several Manhattan Theatre Club productions (Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Proof, Psychopathia Sexualis), is serving as Acting Artistic Director. Sullivan will continue consulting with Meadow and MTC’s artistic staff on the 2007-2008 season. Meadow will return to MTC for the 2008-2009 season and will consult on the planning of that season.

 

As New York’s premier hub for emerging artists and new work, Ars Nova  develops and produces eclectic theatre, comedy and music to feed today’s popular culture. Ars Nova strives to create daring collaborations, meld disciplines and give voice to a new generation of artists. Past productions include Dixie’s Tupperware PartyAt Least It’s Pink25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks and The Wau Wau Sisters. Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com

 

For information on how to subscribe to Manhattan Theatre Club, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets for all Manhattan Theatre Club productions at New York City Center are available by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212. Tickets are $75.00. Group and student rates are available. For group ticket information, call (212) 399-3000 x 4132. Student tickets are $25 and are on sale for all performances based on availability on the day of the performance, up to one hour before showtime. Call (212) 581-1212 for further information. MTC at New York City Center is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with a hearing augmentation system. 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

  • Through Sunday, June 8: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm; Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm.

 

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FROM UP HERE IN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FROM UP HERE PLAYWRIGHT

LIZ FLAHIVE

PROFILED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

DRAMA DESK AND OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE NOMINATED PRODUCTION

CURRENTLY PLAYING AT MTC AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I

 

Playwright Liz Flahive, who yesterday received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her first play FROM UP HERE, has been profiled by The Associated Press.

 

Flahive spoke to reporter Tim Molloy about why she wrote the play and making her professional playwrighting debut with FROM UP HERE at the age of 28.

 

FROM UP HERE has been nominated for four Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Play, Outstanding Director of a Play (Leigh Silverman), Outstanding Actress in a Play (Julie White), and Outstanding Actor in a Play (Tobias Segal). Flahive has also received two Outer Critics Circle Award nominations: Outstanding Off-Broadway Play and the John Gassner Playwrighting Award. Both White and Segal have been nominated by the Drama League for the Distinguished Performance Award.

 

Below is the Associated Press’ feature on Flahive:

Playwright looks at family dynamics

 

By TIM MOLLOY

Associated Press Writer

Most of what we learn about the families of troubled high schoolers comes from pieced-together news accounts after something has gone horribly wrong. They’re the kinds of stories that try to answer the question, “Where were the parents?”

“From Up Here,” a new off-Broadway play, speculates about the answer: They were bagging lunches, looking for missing dry cleaning and trying really hard to make their kids talk to them.

A grounded and funny story set against the ominous backdrop of teenage sex and violence, the Manhattan Theatre Club production is more interested in human dynamics than in pointing fingers. Liz Flahive, the 28-year-old, first-time playwright, said before a recent rehearsal that she never set out to write an issues-oriented play.

“I think my intention was always to write a family story, so I try to put the characters and their relationships first in the writing,” she explained in a follow-up e-mail. “And I believe looking at some of these more topical ideas and issues through the lens of family helps to open up the conversation in a different way.”

 

TO READ THE COMPLETE FEATURE

CLICK HERE

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FROM UP HERE

FROM UP HERE is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer; Daniel Sullivan, Acting Artistic Director 2007-08 Season) in association with Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jon Steingart and Jenny Wiener, Executive Producers).

 

The cast features Jenni Barber (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as ‘Kate’, Arija Bareikis (The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as ‘Caroline,’ Aya Cash (The Pain and the Itch) as ‘Lauren,’ Brian Hutchison (Proof) as ‘Daniel,’ Will Rogers (100 Saints You Should Know) as ‘Charlie,’ Tobias Segal (Doris to Darlene) as ‘Kenny,’ Joel Van Liew (Well) as ‘Mr. Goldberger/Stevens,’ and Tony Awardâ winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed) as ‘Grace.’

 

In FROM UP HERE, Kenny (Segal) did something that has his mother (White) and everyone around him worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his family is struggling with second marriages, surprise visits, school dances and forgotten dry cleaning.

 

The creative team includes Allen Moyer (scenic design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), Jill BC DuBoff (sound design), Tom Kitt (original music), and David Caparelliotis (casting).

 

Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting new American plays and musicals at Manhattan Theatre Club.

 

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned numerous awards, including 16 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. Renowned MTC productions include LoveMusik; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Kimberly Akimbo; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Sylvia; Four Dogs and a Bone; Putting  It Together; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’

 

In 2003, MTC reopened Broadway’s landmark, long-neglected Biltmore Theatre, following a two-year, $35 million capital campaign. In addition to the Biltmore, MTC operates two theatres at New York City Center, its Off-Broadway home since 1984.

 

During Meadow’s sabbatical this season, Daniel Sullivan, a close associate of MTC and director of several Manhattan Theatre Club productions (Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Proof, Psychopathia Sexualis), is serving as Acting Artistic Director. Sullivan will continue consulting with Meadow and MTC’s artistic staff on the 2007-2008 season. Meadow will return to MTC for the 2008-2009 season and will consult on the planning of that season.

 

As New York’s premier hub for emerging artists and new work, Ars Nova  develops and produces eclectic theatre, comedy and music to feed today’s popular culture. Ars Nova strives to create daring collaborations, meld disciplines and give voice to a new generation of artists. Past productions include Dixie’s Tupperware PartyAt Least It’s Pink25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks and The Wau Wau Sisters. Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com

 

For information on how to subscribe to Manhattan Theatre Club, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets for all Manhattan Theatre Club productions at New York City Center are available by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212. Tickets are $75.00. Group and student rates are available. For group ticket information, call (212) 399-3000 x 4132. Student tickets are $25 and are on sale for all performances based on availability on the day of the performance, up to one hour before showtime. Call (212) 581-1212 for further information. MTC at New York City Center is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with a hearing augmentation system. 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

  • Through Sunday, June 8: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm; Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm.

 

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FROM UP HERE FEATURED IN THE NEWS

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

FROM UP HERE

FEATURED IN

WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY, NEW YORK TIMES ONLINE

& BROADWAYWORLD.COM

 

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. Liz Flahive‘s comedy-drama is mysterious, moving and insightful,

with an excellent cast led by the delightful Tony®-winning Julie White.”

New York Times

 

Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Liz Flahive’s FROM UP HERE was recently featured in Women’s Wear Daily and on the websites for the New York Times and BroadwayWorld.com.

 

Playwright Liz Flahive was recently interviewed by writer Vanessa Lawrence for a profile in Women’s Wear Daily. Flahive, a former beauty editor for Seventeen, Lucky and Teen People, spoke about having her first play professionally produced. Click the link below to read the profile:

http://www.wwd.com/search/article/124295

 

New York Times reporter Erik Piepenburg recently sat down to talk to Tony Awardâ winner Julie White about her role in FROM UP HERE, life as a working actress, and her love of classic movie musicals. Click the link below to watch the slideshow and listen to the interview:

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/arts/20080417_WHITE_FEATURE/index.html

 

Tobias Segal, who plays Kenny in FROM UP HERE, was recently interviewed for a Q & A on BroadwayWorld.com by reporter Eugene Lovendusky. Segal talks about playing a troubled teenager and performing in a new play that tackles very timely issues. To read the article, click the link below:

http://broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=27086

 

FROM UP HERE, presented in association with Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jon Steingart and Jenny Wiener, Executive Producers), is currently playing a limited engagement at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street) through June 8.

 

Directed by Leigh Silverman (Yellow Face, Well), the cast features Jenni Barber (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as ‘Kate’, Arija Bareikis (The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as ‘Caroline,’ Aya Cash (The Pain and the Itch) as ‘Lauren,’ Brian Hutchison (Proof) as ‘Daniel,’ Will Rogers (100 Saints You Should Know) as ‘Charlie,’ Tobias Segal (Doris to Darlene) as ‘Kenny,’ Joel Van Liew (Well) as ‘Mr. Goldberger/Stevens,’ and Tony Awardâ winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed) as ‘Grace.’

 

In FROM UP HERE, Kenny (Segal) did something that has his mother (White) and everyone around him worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his family is struggling with second marriages, surprise visits, school dances and forgotten dry cleaning.

 

The creative team includes Allen Moyer (scenic design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), Jill BC DuBoff (sound design), Tom Kitt (original music), and David Caparelliotis (casting).

 

Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting new American plays and musicals at Manhattan Theatre Club.

 

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned numerous awards, including 16 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. Renowned MTC productions include LoveMusik; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Kimberly Akimbo; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Sylvia; Four Dogs and a Bone; Putting  It Together; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’

 

In 2003, MTC reopened Broadway’s landmark, long-neglected Biltmore Theatre, following a two-year, $35 million capital campaign. In addition to the Biltmore, MTC operates two theatres at New York City Center, its Off-Broadway home since 1984.

 

During Meadow’s sabbatical this season, Daniel Sullivan, a close associate of MTC and director of several Manhattan Theatre Club productions (Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Proof, Psychopathia Sexualis), is serving as Acting Artistic Director. Sullivan will continue consulting with Meadow and MTC’s artistic staff on the 2007-2008 season. Meadow will return to MTC for the 2008-2009 season and will consult on the planning of that season.

 

As New York’s premier hub for emerging artists and new work, Ars Nova  develops and produces eclectic theatre, comedy and music to feed today’s popular culture. Ars Nova strives to create daring collaborations, meld disciplines and give voice to a new generation of artists. Past productions include Dixie’s Tupperware PartyAt Least It’s Pink25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks and The Wau Wau Sisters. Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com

 

For information on how to subscribe to Manhattan Theatre Club, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets for all Manhattan Theatre Club productions at New York City Center are available by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212. Tickets are $75.00. Group and student rates are available. For group ticket information, call (212) 399-3000 x 4132. Student tickets are $25 and are on sale for all performances based on availability on the day of the performance, up to one hour before showtime. Call (212) 581-1212 for further information. MTC at New York City Center is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with a hearing augmentation system. 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

  • Through Sunday, June 8: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm; Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm.

 

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FROM UP HERE RECEIVES 5 STARS IN TIME OUT NY

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/articles/theater/28760/from-up-here

 

FROM UP HERE

5 STARS (out of 6)

 

By DAVID COTE

TIME OUT NEW YORK
April 23, 2008

In the first 20 minutes of From Up Here, Liz Flahive’s exceptionally skilled and affecting family drama about second chances, three women appear in bras. First, sassy highschooler Lauren (Aya Cash) storms in half-dressed, complaining that her nice-guy stepfather, Daniel (Brian Hutchison), didn’t do the laundry. Next, mother Grace (Julie White) enters topless, throwing on her clothes for work. Shortly after, Grace’s world-traveling sister, Caroline (Arija Bareikis), changes her sweaty T-shirt in front of a flustered Daniel. I’m not sure what all this female sartorial nonchalance is meant to portend, but it might create sexual tension for the teen boy of the family, Kenny (Tobias Segal). The kid is dangerously buttoned-up.  

Kenny is the cringing, ever-mortified center of the story, and he spends much of the time looking unbearably ill-at-ease, trying to placate his family and teachers, all of whom treat him as if he were a ticking bomb. To be fair, Kenny recently did something at school to earn this wariness (no spoilers here). Showing a surgeonlike precision for character giveaways and mood shifts, Flahive dramatizes the tortures of domestic life, showing how the urge to escape can lead to violence and curdled rage. Her script is full of quick-witted jokes (especially in the mischievous persona of Will Rogers, who plays Lauren’s dorky suitor), but the final scenes are near-harrowing, as the half-capable, half-crazed mother and her humiliated son acknowledge their mutual state of damage. Under Leigh Silverman’s spotless direction, a perfect cast does this smart, moving script justice by baring all.

 

 

This production is presented in association with Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jon Steingart and Jenny Wiener, Executive Producers).

 

The cast features Jenni Barber (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as ‘Kate’, Arija Bareikis (The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as ‘Caroline,’ Aya Cash (The Pain and the Itch) as ‘Lauren,’ Brian Hutchison (Proof) as ‘Daniel,’ Will Rogers (100 Saints You Should Know) as ‘Charlie,’ Tobias Segal (Doris to Darlene) as ‘Kenny,’ Joel Van Liew (Well) as ‘Mr. Goldberger/Stevens,’ and Tony Awardâ winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed) as ‘Grace.’

 

In FROM UP HERE, Kenny (Segal) did something that has his mother (White) and everyone around him worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his family is struggling with second marriages, surprise visits, school dances and forgotten dry cleaning.

 

The creative team includes Allen Moyer (scenic design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), Jill BC DuBoff (sound design), Tom Kitt (original music), and David Caparelliotis (casting).

 

Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting new American plays and musicals at Manhattan Theatre Club.

 

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned numerous awards, including 16 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. Renowned MTC productions include LoveMusik; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Kimberly Akimbo; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Sylvia; Four Dogs and a Bone; Putting  It Together; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’

 

In 2003, MTC reopened Broadway’s landmark, long-neglected Biltmore Theatre, following a two-year, $35 million capital campaign. In addition to the Biltmore, MTC operates two theatres at New York City Center, its Off-Broadway home since 1984.

 

During Meadow’s sabbatical this season, Daniel Sullivan, a close associate of MTC and director of several Manhattan Theatre Club productions (Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Proof, Psychopathia Sexualis), is serving as Acting Artistic Director. Sullivan will continue consulting with Meadow and MTC’s artistic staff on the 2007-2008 season. Meadow will return to MTC for the 2008-2009 season and will consult on the planning of that season.

 

As New York’s premier hub for emerging artists and new work, Ars Nova  develops and produces eclectic theatre, comedy and music to feed today’s popular culture. Ars Nova strives to create daring collaborations, meld disciplines and give voice to a new generation of artists. Past productions include Dixie’s Tupperware PartyAt Least It’s Pink25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks and The Wau Wau Sisters. Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com

 

For information on how to subscribe to Manhattan Theatre Club, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets for all Manhattan Theatre Club productions at New York City Center are available by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212. Tickets are $75.00. Group and student rates are available. For group ticket information, call (212) 399-3000 x 4132. Student tickets are $25 and are on sale for all performances based on availability on the day of the performance, up to one hour before showtime. Call (212) 581-1212 for further information. MTC at New York City Center is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with a hearing augmentation system. 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

  • Tuesday, April 22 – Sunday, June 8: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm; Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm.

 

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FROM UP HERE OPENS TO CRITICAL PRAISE

CRITICAL PRAISE FOR

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

PRODUCTION OF LIZ FLAHIVE’S

FROM UP HERE

 

AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I

 

Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Liz Flahive’s FROM UP HERE opened last night to critical acclaim. Directed by Leigh Silverman (Yellow Face, Well), this limited engagement is currently playing at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street) through June 8.

 

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. Liz Flahive‘s comedy-drama is mysterious, moving and insightful, with an excellent cast led by the delightful Tony®-winning Julie White.”

New York Times

 

HIP & SMART! What makes this play special is its uncanny ability to evoke deep feelings. From where I sit, FROM UP HERE introduces a fresh new voice!”

Daily News

 

A bright, absorbing 100-minute comedy-drama with first-rate acting from all.  Promising playwright Liz Flahive treats the story with smarts, humor and skill. It will certainly intrigue teens as much as their elders.”

– The Star-Ledger

 

MARVELOUS! A gem of a debut. Director Leigh Silverman’s production is near-flawless.”

New York Sun

 

SUPERB. One of the best and most emotionally satisfying works this season. When so much of today’s theater is like a cocktail made up of two parts cynicism, one part irony, and a spritz of wit, FROM UP HERE is like the perfect martini.”

– Theatermania.com

 

This production is presented in association with Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jon Steingart and Jenny Wiener, Executive Producers).

 

The cast features Jenni Barber (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as ‘Kate’, Arija Bareikis (The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as ‘Caroline,’ Aya Cash (The Pain and the Itch) as ‘Lauren,’ Brian Hutchison (Proof) as ‘Daniel,’ Will Rogers (100 Saints You Should Know) as ‘Charlie,’ Tobias Segal (Doris to Darlene) as ‘Kenny,’ Joel Van Liew (Well) as ‘Mr. Goldberger/Stevens,’ and Tony Awardâ winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed) as ‘Grace.’

 

In FROM UP HERE, Kenny (Segal) did something that has his mother (White) and everyone around him worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his family is struggling with second marriages, surprise visits, school dances and forgotten dry cleaning.

 

The creative team includes Allen Moyer (scenic design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), Jill BC DuBoff (sound design), Tom Kitt (original music), and David Caparelliotis (casting).

 

Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting new American plays and musicals at Manhattan Theatre Club.

 

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned numerous awards, including 16 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. Renowned MTC productions include LoveMusik; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Kimberly Akimbo; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Sylvia; Four Dogs and a Bone; Putting  It Together; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’

 

In 2003, MTC reopened Broadway’s landmark, long-neglected Biltmore Theatre, following a two-year, $35 million capital campaign. In addition to the Biltmore, MTC operates two theatres at New York City Center, its Off-Broadway home since 1984.

 

During Meadow’s sabbatical this season, Daniel Sullivan, a close associate of MTC and director of several Manhattan Theatre Club productions (Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Proof, Psychopathia Sexualis), is serving as Acting Artistic Director. Sullivan will continue consulting with Meadow and MTC’s artistic staff on the 2007-2008 season. Meadow will return to MTC for the 2008-2009 season and will consult on the planning of that season.

 

As New York’s premier hub for emerging artists and new work, Ars Nova  develops and produces eclectic theatre, comedy and music to feed today’s popular culture. Ars Nova strives to create daring collaborations, meld disciplines and give voice to a new generation of artists. Past productions include Dixie’s Tupperware PartyAt Least It’s Pink25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks and The Wau Wau Sisters. Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com

 

For information on how to subscribe to Manhattan Theatre Club, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets for all Manhattan Theatre Club productions at New York City Center are available by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212. Tickets are $75.00. Group and student rates are available. For group ticket information, call (212) 399-3000 x 4132. Student tickets are $25 and are on sale for all performances based on availability on the day of the performance, up to one hour before showtime. Call (212) 581-1212 for further information. MTC at New York City Center is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with a hearing augmentation system. 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

  • Through Sunday, April 20: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 7:00pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm.
  • Tuesday, April 22 – Sunday, June 8: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm; Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm.

 

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FROM UP HERE OPENS TONIGHT

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

PRODUCTION OF LIZ FLAHIVE’S

FROM UP HERE

OPENS TONIGHT

AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I

 

WORLD PREMIERE PRESENTED

IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARS NOVA

 

Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of the world premiere of FROM UP HERE, a new American play by Liz Flahive, will open tonight, April 16 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The limited engagement began previews Thursday, March 27.

 

This production is presented in association with Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jon Steingart and Jenny Wiener, Executive Producers), where the play was developed through the Out Loud play-reading series and in-house workshops.

 

The cast, directed by Leigh Silverman (Yellow Face, Well), features Jenni Barber (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as ‘Kate,’ Arija Bareikis (The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as ‘Caroline,’ Aya Cash (The Pain and the Itch) as ‘Lauren,’ Brian Hutchison (Proof) as ‘Daniel,’ Will Rogers (100 Saints You Should Know) as ‘Charlie,’ Tobias Segal (Doris to Darlene) as ‘Kenny,’ Joel Van Liew (Well) as ‘Mr. Goldberger/Stevens,’ and Tony Awardâ winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed) as ‘Grace.’

 

In FROM UP HERE, Kenny (Segal) did something that has his mother (White) and everyone around him worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his family is struggling with second marriages, surprise visits, school dances and forgotten dry cleaning.

 

The creative team includes Allen Moyer (scenic design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), Jill BC DuBoff (sound design), Tom Kitt (original music), and David Caparelliotis (casting).

 

Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting new American plays and musicals at Manhattan Theatre Club.

 

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned numerous awards, including 16 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. Renowned MTC productions include LoveMusik; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Kimberly Akimbo; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Sylvia; Four Dogs and a Bone; Putting  It Together; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’

 

In 2003, MTC reopened Broadway’s landmark, long-neglected Biltmore Theatre, following a two-year, $35 million capital campaign. In addition to the Biltmore, MTC operates two theatres at New York City Center, its Off-Broadway home since 1984.

 

During Meadow’s sabbatical this season, Daniel Sullivan, a close associate of MTC and director of several Manhattan Theatre Club productions (Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Proof, Psychopathia Sexualis), is serving as Acting Artistic Director. Sullivan will continue consulting with Meadow and MTC’s artistic staff on the 2007-2008 season. Meadow will return to MTC for the 2008-2009 season and will consult on the planning of that season.

 

As New York’s premier hub for emerging artists and new work, Ars Nova  develops and produces eclectic theatre, comedy and music to feed today’s popular culture. Ars Nova strives to create daring collaborations, meld disciplines and give voice to a new generation of artists. Past productions include Dixie’s Tupperware PartyAt Least It’s Pink25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks and The Wau Wau Sisters. Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com

 

For information on how to subscribe to Manhattan Theatre Club, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets for all Manhattan Theatre Club productions at New York City Center are available by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212. Tickets are $75.00. Group and student rates are available. For group ticket information, call (212) 399-3000 x 4132. Student tickets are $25 and are on sale for all performances based on availability on the day of the performance, up to one hour before showtime. Call (212) 581-1212 for further information. MTC at New York City Center is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with a hearing augmentation system. 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

  • Through Sunday, April 20: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 7:00pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm.
  • Tuesday, April 22 – Sunday, June 8: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm; Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm.

 

 

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FROM UP HERE BEGINS PREVIEWS TOMORROW

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

PRODUCTION OF LIZ FLAHIVE’S

FROM UP HERE

BEGINS PREVIEWS TOMORROW

PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARS NOVA

OPENING NIGHT IS APRIL 16, 2008

AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I

 

Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of the world premiere of FROM UP HERE, Liz Flahive‘s new American play, will begin previews tomorrow, Thursday, March 27 for a Wednesday, April 16 opening at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

This production is presented in association with Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jon Steingart and Jenny Wiener, Executive Producers), where the play was developed through the Out Loud play-reading series and in-house workshops.

In FROM UP HERE, Kenny Barrett (Segal) did something that has his mother (White) and everyone around him worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his family is struggling with second marriages, surprise visits, school dances and forgotten dry cleaning.

The cast, directed by Leigh Silverman (Yellow Face, Well), features Jenni Barber (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as ‘Kate’, Arija Bareikis (The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as ‘Caroline,’ Aya Cash (The Pain and the Itch) as ‘Lauren Barrett,’ Brian Hutchison (Proof) as ‘Daniel Warren,’ Will Rogers (100 Saints You Should Know) as ‘Charlie,’ Tobias Segal (Doris to Darlene) as ‘Kenny Barrett,’ Joel Van Liew (Well) as ‘Mr Goldberger/Stevens,’ and Tony Awardâ winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed) as ‘Grace Warren.’

The creative team includes Allen Moyer (scenic design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), Jill BC DuBoff (sound design), Tom Kitt (original music), and David Caparelliotis (casting).

Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting new American plays and musicals at Manhattan Theatre Club.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned numerous awards, including 16 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. Renowned MTC productions include LoveMusik; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Kimberly Akimbo; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Sylvia; Four Dogs and a Bone; Putting  It Together; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’

In 2003, MTC reopened Broadway’s landmark, long-neglected Biltmore Theatre, following a two-year, $35 million capital campaign. In addition to the Biltmore, MTC operates two theatres at New York City Center, its Off-Broadway home since 1984.

During Meadow’s sabbatical this season, Daniel Sullivan, a close associate of MTC and director of several Manhattan Theatre Club productions (Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Proof, Psychopathia Sexualis), is serving as Acting Artistic Director. Sullivan will continue consulting with Meadow and MTC’s artistic staff on the 2007-2008 season. Meadow will return to MTC for the 2008-2009 season and will consult on the planning of that season.

As New York’s premier hub for emerging artists and new work, Ars Nova  develops and produces eclectic theatre, comedy and music to feed today’s popular culture. Ars Nova strives to create daring collaborations, meld disciplines and give voice to a new generation of artists. Past productions include Dixie’s Tupperware PartyAt Least It’s Pink25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks and The Wau Wau Sisters. Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener. For more information, visit http://www.arsnovanyc.com/

For information on how to subscribe to Manhattan Theatre Club, please visit http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets for all Manhattan Theatre Club productions at New York City Center are available by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212, online at NYCityCenter.org, or in person at the New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue). For group ticket information, call (212) 399-3000 x 4132. Student tickets are $25 and will be on sale for all performances based on availability on the day of the performance, up to one hour before showtime. Call (212) 581-1212 for further information. MTC at New York City Center is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with a hearing augmentation system.

Performance Schedule:

March 27 – March 30: Thursday – Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm & 7:00pm.

March 31 – April 20: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 7:00pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm.

April 21 – June 8: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm; Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm.

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FROM UP HERE ANNOUNCES FULL CASTING

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB
IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARS NOVA
ANNOUNCES FULL CASTING FOR
WORLD PREMIERE OF
FROM UP HERE

TONY AWARDâ WINNER JULIE WHITE
TO BE JOINED BY JENNI BARBER, ARIJA BAREIKIS,
AYA CASH, BRIAN HUTCHISON, WILL ROGERS,
TOBIAS SEGAL, & JOEL VAN LIEW

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer; Daniel Sullivan, Acting Artistic Director 2007-08 Season) is pleased to announce full casting for their upcoming world premiere production of Liz Flahive’s FROM UP HERE. The cast, to be directed by Leigh Silverman (Yellow Face, Well), will feature previously announced Tony Awardâ winner Julie White as ‘Grace Warren.’

Joining White will be Jenni Barber (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as ‘Kate’, Arija Bareikis (The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as ‘Caroline,’ Aya Cash (The Pain and the Itch) as ‘Lauren Barrett,’ Brian Hutchison (Proof) as ‘Daniel Warren,’ Will Rogers (100 Saints You Should Know) as ‘Charlie,’ Tobias Segal (Doris to Darlene) as ‘Kenny Barrett,’ and Joel Van Liew (Well) as ‘Mr Goldberger/Stevens.’

In FROM UP HERE, Kenny Barrett (Segal) did something that has his mother (White) and everyone around him worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. At home, his family is struggling with second marriages, surprise visits, school dances and forgotten dry cleaning.

FROM UP HERE begins previews on Thursday, March 27 for a Wednesday, April 16 opening at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). FROM UP HERE is presented in association with Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jon Steingart and Jenny Wiener, Executive Producers).

The creative team will include Allen Moyer (scenic design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), Jill BC DuBoff (sound design), Tom Kitt (original music), and David Caparelliotis (casting).

Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting new American plays and musicals at Manhattan Theatre Club.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned numerous awards, including 16 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. Renowned MTC productions include LoveMusik; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Kimberly Akimbo; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Sylvia; Four Dogs and a Bone; Putting It Together; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’.

In 2003, MTC reopened Broadway’s landmark, long-neglected Biltmore Theatre, following a two-year, $35 million capital campaign. In addition to the Biltmore, MTC operates two theatres at New York City Center, its Off-Broadway home since 1984.

During Meadow’s sabbatical this season, Daniel Sullivan, a close associate of MTC and director of several Manhattan Theatre Club productions (Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Proof, Psychopathia Sexualis), is serving as Acting Artistic Director. Sullivan will continue consulting with Meadow and MTC’s artistic staff on the 2007-2008 season. Meadow will return to MTC for the 2008-2009 season and will consult on the planning of that season.

As New York’s premier hub for emerging artists and new work, Ars Nova develops and produces eclectic theatre, comedy and music to feed today’s popular culture. Ars Nova strives to create daring collaborations, meld disciplines and give voice to a new generation of artists. Past productions include Dixie’s Tupperware Party, At Least It’s Pink, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks and The Wau Wau Sisters. Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener. For more information, visit www.arsnovanyc.com

For information on how to subscribe to Manhattan Theatre Club, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

TICKET INFORMATION
Single tickets for all Manhattan Theatre Club productions at New York City Center are available by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212, online at NYCityCenter.org, or in person at the New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue). For group ticket information, call (212) 399-3000 x 4132. Student tickets are $25 and will be on sale for all performances based on availability on the day of the performance, up to one hour before showtime. Call (212) 581-1212 for further information. MTC at New York City Center is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with a hearing augmentation system.

BIOGRAPHIES
JENNI BARBER (Kate) was last seen as Olive Ostrovsky in the Broadway production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a role she had previously performed in the San Francisco/Boston productions earning her an IRNE nomination. Barber’s other New York credits include: The High Life (Musicals Tonight) and workshops of Pride and Prejudice (with director Mark Lamos), Creating Claire, and Henry and Mudge. Television: “Law and Order: SVU.”

ARIJA BAREIKIS (Caroline) most recently appeared in Edge Theater’s production of Orange Flower Water. She made her Broadway debut in Alfred Uhry’s Tony Awardâ-winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Other theatre credits include: Intimate Apparel (Roundabout), Hotel Universe, The Moment When, Virgil Is Still The Frogboy, and Sweet By N’By. At Williamstown: As You Like It, Counsellor At Law, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Threepenny Opera, The Guardsman, The Visit, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her film credits include: Frame of Mind, Sidney Lumet’s When The Devil Knows You’re Dead, Tenderness, Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, 30 Days, Snow Falling On Cedars, and The Myth of Fingerprints. Television: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Law & Order,” “Crossing Jordan,” “A Painted House” (CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame), “Without A Trace,” “The American Embassy,” and HBO’s “Oz.”

AYA CASH (Lauren Barrett). New York: The Pain and the Itch (Playwrights Horizons), Not Waving (SPF), Jasper Lake (FringeNYC), The Philistines (New Bridge Productions) Regional: The Diary of Anne Frank (The Denver Center Theatre, Ovation Award Best Actress) The Glass Menagerie (The Berkshire Theatre Festival), Hamlet (Mill Mountain Theatre), Hidden Parts (Encore Theatre), A Flea in Her Ear and Loves Labours Lost (Chautauqua Conservatory Theater). Aya spent two seasons with The Great River Shakespeare Festival and performed there in: A Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and Richard III. Television: “Spellbound”(pilot), “Brotherhood,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “In Men We Trust.” Film: Upcoming: Untitled Hugh Jackman Project, Off Jackson Avenue, Winter of Frozen Dreams, and Original Spin. Education: UM/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program, Royal National Studio. Aya is also an Actor Member of the New York Playwrights Lab. AEA.

BRIAN HUTCHISON (Daniel) most recently appeared in Oh, the Humanity and other exclamations at The Flea, and The Front Page at the Williamstown Theater Festival. Broadway: The Invention of Love and Proof. Off-Broadway credits include Mr. Marmalade (Roundabout Theatre Company), People Be Heard (Playwrights Horizons), Indoor/Outdoor (Summer Play Festival, DR2 Theatre), The Hiding Place (Atlantic Theater), Theophilus North and Can’t Let Go (Keen Company), She Stoops to Conquer (Irish Rep), and Seven Rabbits on a Pole (Urban Stages). Recent regional theatre credits include The Unmentionables and Black Snow (both at Yale Rep), Trumbo and Wonder of the World (Barrington Stage Company), Burn This and The Rivals (Huntington Theatre Company), and Role Play (Pittsburgh Public). Old Globe: several productions including All My Sons, Blue/Orange, and The Hostage. Film and TV credits include the upcoming Ghost Town, Dealbreaker (Sundance 2006), and guest appearances on “Hope & Faith,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and “Criminal Intent.” MFA Old Globe/USD.

WILL ROGERS (Charlie). Off Broadway: 100 Saints You Should Know (Playwrights Horizons), columbinus (New York Theatre Workshop), Nicky Goes Goth (NY Fringe Festival), [sic] (78th St Theatre Lab), The Salacious Uncle Baldrick (Players Theatre). Regional: The Vertical Hour (Pioneer Theatre Co.), dark play or stories for boys (Humana Festival), Mary’s Wedding (Actors Theatre of Louisville), This Is Our Youth (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), the world premiere of columbinus at the Roundhouse Theatre and A Comedy of Errors (Manteo). Will received his B.F.A. from North Carolina School of the Arts.

TOBIAS SEGAL (Kenny Barrett) is proud to be performing with Manhattan Theatre Club for the first time. He most recently appeared at Playwrights Horizons in Jordan Harrison’s Doris to Darlene directed by Les Waters. Theater credits include: The Women’s Project, Philadelphia Theatre Co., People’s Light and Theatre, The Arden Theater, Hedgerow Theatre, and Azuka Theatre Company. Theatre awards include a Barrymore Award for his performance of Alan Strang in Mum Puppettheatre’s Equus and a Denver Post Ovation Award for his performance of Justin Hammond in Denver Center Theatre’s After Ashley. Television and film credits include; “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: SVU,” The Other America, Fox Searchlab’s Senioritis, The Animal Kingdom, Rocky Balboa, and The New Year Parade, which won Grand Jury prize at the 2008 Slamdance Film Festival.

JOEL VAN LIEW (Mr. Goldberger/Stevens). Theatre: Well by Lisa Kron, directed by Leigh Silverman, at the Public Theatre and A.C.T. The Pavilion by Craig Wright, world premiere at the City Theatre, Pittsburgh. A Beautiful Child by Truman Capote, Fringe NYC and Fringe Encores, 2007. Last Season by Neena Beeber, Mile Square Theatre. TV: “Law & Order.”

JULIE WHITE (Grace Warren). New York theatre credits include The Little Dog Laughed (Tony Award: Best Actress in a Play; Obie Award; Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, Drama League nominations), Fiction, The Heidi Chronicles, Dinner With Friends, Barbra’s Wedding and also Bad Dates, Spike Heels, and The Family of Man all by Theresa Rebeck. Television credits include “Cavemen,” guest starring as Mitzi Dalton Huntley on HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” a series regular on “Grace Under Fire,” “The Heidi Chronicles,” “Law And Order,” “Law And Order: SVU,” “Whoopi,” “Ally McBeal,” “Strong Medicine,” “Touched By An Angel” and “Arli$$.” Film credits include The Astronaut Farmer, Michael Clayton, The Nanny Diaries, Transformers, War Of The Worlds, Slap Her, She’s French and Sunday on the Rocks.

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