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HIGHLIGHTS OF A STAR-FILLED 08-09 BROADWAY SEASON

2008-2009 Broadway Season Officially Ends

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF AN HISTORIC STAR-FILLED YEAR,

PACKED WITH PLAYS,  INCLUDES: 

 

The Seagull • A Man For All Seasons •  To Be Or Not To Be • All My Sons • White Christmas 

 Shrek •  Pal Joey •  Soul of Shaolin•  The American Plan  • Hedda Gabler •  33 Variations 

God Of Carnage •  Impressionism •  Exit The King • Mary Stuart •  The Norman Conquests 

The Philanthropist • Accent on Youth •  Waiting for Godot 

 

as well as the stars:

Joan Allen •  Matthew Broderick •  Stockard Channing    Jeff Daniels   Hope Davis

Jane Fonda    Sutton Foster   James Gandolfini •  John Glover •  John Goodman

Colin Hanks   Marcia Gay Harden • Katie Holmes   Jeremy Irons  •  Bill Irwin

Brian d’Arcy James   Nathan Lane •   Frank Langella John Lithgow   Samantha Mathis

Jan Maxwell   Janet McTeer •  Mary Loiuse Parker    David Hyde Pierce

Lily Rabe  David Rasche   Matthew Risch     Mercedes Ruehl    Geoffrey Rush

Susan Sarandon •  Peter Sarsgaard   Christopher Sieber  Kristin Scott Thomas

Harriet Walter • Steven Weber •  Dianne Wiest   Patrick Wilson

 

Visit the link below for a 2.5 minute glance back at the stars and shows this season

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ1ZH2TZNT8

 

 

Here are some highlights from the season. 

 

This was one of the busiest, starriest and eclectic Broadway seasons in years, featuring productions and performances that will make it one to remember.   Starting in October with The Seagull starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Peter Sarsgaard, through last night’s Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Waiting for Godot starring Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Goodman and John Glover, 43 productions have opened on Broadway, including 10 new musicals, nine new plays, four musical revivals, 16 play revivals and five “special events.” 

 

Fall kicked off with the Royal Court’s acclaimed production of Chekhov’s The Seagull directed Ian Rickson, examining the romantic entanglements and regrets of a group of artists gathered on a Russian estate. 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company began autumn exploring politics, religion and power with Frank Langella in A Man for All Seasons directed by Doug Hughes, and wrapped up 2008 with Stockard Channing , Martha Plimpton  and Matthew Risch in Pal Joey, directed by Joe Mantello.  Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler starring Mary Louise Parker rang in the new year at Roundabout, in an adaptation by Christopher Shinn.

 

 

Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, asked audiences to reexamine the costs of war when it returned to Broadway this fall, directed by Simon McBurney and starring John Lithgow, Patrick Wilson, Dianne Wiest and Katie Holmes. 

 

Snow fell early on Broadway when Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, a new stage adaptation of the classic film, opened in November starring Stephen Bogardus, Kerry O’Malley, Jeffry Denman and Meredith Patterson, featuring direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Randy Skinner.

 

The Great White Way saw green in December when Shrek The Musical landed at the Broadway Theatre starring Brian d’Arcy James as the loveable ogre and Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona. Also starring Daniel Breaker, Christopher Sieber and John Tartaglia, the new musical is directed by Jason Moore and written by David Lindsay Abaire (book & lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (musical) with choreography by Josh Prince.   Flying monks were spotted a few blocks south when Soul of Shaolin played a limited run at the Minskoff.

 

Manhattan Theatre Club opened their season with To Be Or Not to Be, directed by Casey Nicholaw and began the new year in the Catskill Mountains of the 1960s with Richard Greenberg’s The American Plan starring Mercedes Ruehl and Lily Rabe.  They wrapped up their season with Samuel Raphaelson’s on-and-off stage love story, Accent on Youth starring David Hyde Pierce and directed by Daniel Sullivan.

 

This spring, Jane Fonda returned to Broadway after 46 years to confront an obsession with Beethoven and to settle with her on stage daughter played by Samantha Mathis in Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations, alongside Colin Hanks and Zach Grenier.  Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden tried to make nice (and failed) in Yasmina Reza’s comedy God of Carnage directed by Matthew Warchus.  Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen returned to Broadway after long absences to star in Michael Jacobs’ examination of art and love in Impressionism, directed by Tony Award-winner Jack O’Brien.

 

Fictitious monarchs Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon, and Lauren Ambrose – and unappreciated servant Andrea Martin – added their regal presence to the Rialto in Eugene Ionesco’s Exit the King under the direction of Broadway newcomer Neil Armfield.  Historic British royalty was welcomed when Harriet Walter and Janet McTeer took to the stage in the Donmar Warehouse production of Mary Stuart, directed by Phyllida Lloyd.  And The Norman Conquests, Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy, showcased a somewhat more middle class group of Brits, helmed by the busy Matthew Warchus.

 

Christopher Hampton’s The Philanthropist , directed by David Grindley and starring Matthew Broderick and Steven Weber, looked at the empty, insular lives of college intellectuals.  Appropriately closing the season is Samuel Beckett’s historic Waiting for Godot starring Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Goodman and John Glover, and directed by Anthony Page.  It tells of two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone or something to explain life’s meaning – which, of course, never shows up.  Vladimir and Estragon might be relieved to know that as of yesterday, this year’s season has arrived at its end.

 

Please visit the link below for a 2.5 minute long glance back at the stars and shows this season  www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ1ZH2TZNT8

 

 

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SIGNATURE THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF HOME NOW IN ITS FINAL WEEK

 

LAST WEEK TO SEE

SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF

HOME

BY SAMM-ART WILLIAMS,

 DIRECTED BY RON OJ PARSON

 

PRODUCTION, EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND,

ENDS THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 11th

 

 

Signature Theatre Company’s (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) production of HOME ends its limited run on Sunday, January 11th.  The production, originally scheduled to close on Sunday, January 4th, was extended one week by popular demand.  HOME, by Samm-Art Williams and directed by Ron OJ Parson, is the second production of Signature’s 2008-2009 season celebrating the historic Negro Ensemble Company (NEC).  The show began performances on November 11th and opened December 7th at the Peter Norton Space located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues).   

 

The cast of HOME includes Tracey Bonner (The Talented Tenth), Kevin T. Carroll (Take Me Out), and January LaVoy (Two Trains Running).

 

Tickets are $65.  Performances this week are Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM. 

 

Tickets are available via signaturetheatre.org or via phone (212) 244-PLAY (7529) and in person at the Signature Theatre Box Office (555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues).

 

Samm-Art Williams‘ critically acclaimed HOME is a wonderfully theatrical tale of one man’s struggle to stay true to himself amidst a rapidly changing and turbulent America. The New York Times called Signature’s production “a portrait of the black experience that finds a homey beauty not in suffering but in carrying on, waiting for the pain to pass and hoping for something better around the next corner,” while the Daily News calls it “a powerful viewpoint on the black experience in post-World War II America.”

 

Leaving behind his family’s farm in North Carolina, Cephus Miles seeks refuge and prosperity in the North. Three actors portray more than twenty-five characters over the course of Cephus’s epic journey from adolescence to adulthood, spanning the 1950’s through the Vietnam War and Civil Rights eras. The show ran at Broadway’s Cort Theatre from 1980 to 1981, and received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Play.

 

HOME features set design by Shaun Motley; costume design by Ilona Somogyi; lighting design by Michael Chybowski; soundscape and vocal arrangements by Kathryn Bostic and casting by Telsey + Company. Chandra LaViolette is production stage manager.

 

Signature’s 2008-2009 season is an examination of a body of work from the historic Negro Ensemble Company’s collective of writers, whose contributions helped shape America’s theatrical heritage.  Ruben Santiago-Hudson serves as Associate Artist for the season, which also includes Charles Fuller’s ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN and a staged reading of Douglas Turner Ward’s DAY OF ABSENCE

 

HOME follows Leslie Lee’s THE FIRST BREEZE OF SUMMER, which opened earlier this season to glowing reviews and was extended twice by popular demand.

 

Signature Theatre Company is proud to be presenting the works of the historic NEC. The company has an extensive theatre training program and in its 40 year history has produced more than two hundred new plays. The NEC’s distinguished alumni include writers such as Stephen Carter, Lonne Elder, Charles Fuller, Leslie Lee and Samm-Art Williams, and actors Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Samuel L. Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Esther Rolle and Denzel Washington.

 

Tickets are available on Signature’s website at www.signaturetheatre.org, by phone at (212) 244-PLAY (7529) and in person at the Box Office at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Through The Signature Ticket Initiative, which seeks to make great theatre accessible to the broadest possible audience, all regularly-priced single tickets ($65) are available for $20 during the regular runs of each production for the entire season. The Signature Ticket Initiative continues through Signature’s 20th Anniversary Season (2010-2011).

 

The Signature Ticket Initiative is made possible by the lead sponsorship of Time Warner Inc.  Generous support for The Signature Ticket Initiative is provided by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams.

 

Support for the Negro Ensemble Company Season is provided by American Express.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit signaturetheatre.org or call (212) 244-PLAY (7529). 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKETS

 

Performance Schedule  
Tuesday at 7pm

Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm

Matinees Saturday & Sunday at 2pm

 

Ticketing:

Internet: www.signaturetheatre.org

By Phone: (212) 244-PLAY (7529)
In Person: Box Office – 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)

 

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www.signaturetheatre.org  

 

 

HOME IN THE NEWS

SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF
SAMM-ART WILLIAMS’S

HOME

IN THE NEWS

 

 

Signature Theatre Company’s (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) production of HOME opened on Sunday, December 7.  HOME is the second production of Signature’s 2008-2009 Season, celebrating the historic Negro Ensemble Company (NEC).   HOME, by Samm-Art Williams and directed by Ron OJ Parson, has been extended by popular demand for one week through Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Peter Norton Space located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). 

 

Here is a look at some of the recent stories about the production:

 

A Cast of Three Populates the South in Home

NEW YORK TIMES

Review by Charles Isherwood

December 9, 2008

 

“For Cephus Miles, the hero of Samm-Art Williams’s play Home, life’s road is rough, circuitous and long. But it eventually circles back to just where it began, amid the tobacco fields of North Carolina that he tended as a boy. Cephus learned early to “love the land, the soft beautiful black sod,” and he never stopped missing its feel in his fingers when fate tore him away from his roots and threw him into the buffeting winds of history.

 

Mr. Williams’s play received a Tony nomination for best play in 1981 after transferring to Broadway from Off Broadway, where it was originally produced by the Negro Ensemble Company. The legacy of that historic (and still extant) company is being celebrated this season by the Signature Theater Company, whose new production of Home opened Sunday night.

 

The play provides rich, rangy roles for all three of its cast members. Kevin T. Carroll plays Cephus, looking back on the winding pathways of his life from a comfortable rocking chair on his porch as the play begins. January LaVoy and Tracey Bonner portray the men and women from his past and his present, donning scraps of costume to change personas with ease.

 

The production, directed by Ron O J Parson, moves in tune with the easy rhythms of the writing, which cycles through Cephus’s life at a steady trot, apportioning as much time to comic anecdotes of youthful foibles as it does to the injustices that ultimately leave him friendless, jobless and pickled in cheap wine.”

 

To read the complete review, click here: http://theater2.nytimes.com/2008/12/09/theater/reviews/09home.html?ref=theater

 

 

A Heartwarming Home returns to Off-Broadway

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Review by Michael Kuchwara

December 8, 2008

 

“For a critic anyway, “heartwarming” can be the scariest adjective. But don’t let the word – highly appropriate in this case – deter you from visiting “Home,” Samm-Art Williams’ deeply felt memory play.

 

The production, now being revived by off-Broadway’s Signature Theatre Company, is part of the Signature’s season-long salute to the Negro Ensemble Company where playwrights such as Williams, Charles Fuller and Leslie Lee were nurtured a generation or so ago.

 

In 1980, “Home” made its way from the NEC to Broadway where it ran for more than 250 performances and was nominated for a best-play Tony. You can see why in this excellent Signature re-examination of the play, featuring a trio of accomplished actors, Kevin T. Carroll, January LaVoy and Tracey Bonner.”

 

To read the complete review, click here:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i-0r2KkIvWFdXRIY5sP-OQFR2bhQD94UP1E81

 

 

A playwright finds you can go home again

BERGEN RECORD

By Robert Feldberg

December 8, 2008

 

“It was 29 years ago that the off-Broadway Negro Ensemble Company presented a warm, open-hearted play that evoked the idea of home with an unusual emotional power.

 

The play was titled, simply, Home, and its young author, Samm-Art Williams, got you to feel the longing, the ache of his main character, Cephus Miles, for the safe, nurturing place that he came from.

 

Miles is living contentedly as a farmer in rural North Carolina when his girlfriend leaves him for a more exciting life. He’s then sent to prison for refusing to fight in Vietnam.

 

When he’s released, five years later, he finds he’s lost his land, so he travels to the big city in search of a new life. He encounters flashy women and drugs, and his life begins a downward spiral toward the gutter. But, having never really lost his spirit or his joy in life, he pulls himself together and returns home, where he gets back his land, and his girl.

 

The play, which has the quality of a folk tale about life’s journey, with loss and redemption, is opening today in a revival at the off-Broadway Signature Theatre Company.

 

It’s part of the Signature’s season-long tribute to the Negro Ensemble Company (NEC), which has been a major force since the 1960s in giving black writers, directors and actors a place to work and establish themselves.

 

Home remains Williams’ best-known play, and in a recent phone conversation, he recalled how he came to create it.

 

“It was a play I wrote from the heart,” he said.”

 

To read the complete article, click here:

http://www.northjersey.com/entertainment/stage/A_playwright_finds_you_can_go_home_again.html

 

 

Photo Op: Signature Theatre goes Home for the holidays

BROADWAY.COM

Photos by Bruce Glikas

 

“Continuing its season-long salute to the groundbreaking Negro Ensemble Company, off-Broadway’s Signature Theatre Company is presenting a lively revival of Samm-Art Williams’ 1980 memory play Home. After an opening night performance on December 7 at the Peter Norton Space theater, the cast and an array of Signature alums celebrated nearby at 44½ Cafe-and Broadway.com braved the cold to raise a glass to their success. There’s no place like Home!”

 

Click here to view photo op:

http://www.broadway.com/Signature-Theatre-Goes-Home-for-the-Holidays/broadway_photos/5016997

 

 

Photo Coverage: Signature’s Home opens Off-Broadway

BROADWAYWORLD.COM

Photos by Peter James Zielinski

 

“Signature Theatre Company’s (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) production of Home opened Sunday, December 7. Home is the second production of Signature’s 2008-2009 Season, celebrating the historic Negro Ensemble Company (NEC).”

 

Click here to view photo coverage:

http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo_Coverage_Signatures_HOME_Opens_OffBroadway_20081208

 

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www.signaturetheatre.org 

HOME EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 11, 2009

SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF

HOME

BY SAMM-ART WILLIAMS,

 DIRECTED BY RON OJ PARSON

 

EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 11th

ADDITIONAL WEEK ON SALE NOW

 

 

Signature Theatre Company’s (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) announced today that their production of HOME has been extended by popular demand for one week, from Sunday, January 4th to Sunday, January 11thHOME, by Samm-Art Williams and directed by Ron OJ Parson, is the second production of Signature’s 2008-2009 season celebrating the historic Negro Ensemble Company (NEC).  The show began performances on November 11th and opened December 7th at the Peter Norton Space located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues).   

 

The cast of HOME includes Tracey Bonner (The Talented Tenth), Kevin T. Carroll (Take Me Out), and January LaVoy (Two Trains Running).

 

Tickets for the extension week (January 6th – 11th) will be $65.  Performances for the extension week will be Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM. 

 

Tickets are available via signaturetheatre.org or via phone (212) 244-PLAY (7529) and in person at the Signature Theatre Box Office (555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues).

 

Samm-Art Williams‘ critically acclaimed HOME is a wonderfully theatrical tale of one man’s struggle to stay true to himself amidst a rapidly changing and turbulent America. Leaving behind his family’s farm in North Carolina, Cephus Miles seeks refuge and prosperity in the North. Three actors portray more than twenty-five characters over the course of Cephus’s epic journey from adolescence to adulthood, spanning the 1950’s through the Vietnam War and Civil Rights eras. The show ran at Broadway’s Cort Theatre from 1980 to 1981, and received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Play.

 

HOME features set design by Shaun Motley; costume design by Ilona Somogyi; lighting design by Michael Chybowski; soundscape and vocal arrangements by Kathryn Bostic and casting by Telsey + Company. Chandra LaViolette is production stage manager.

 

Signature’s 2008-2009 season is an examination of a body of work from the historic Negro Ensemble Company’s collective of writers, whose contributions helped shape America’s theatrical heritage.  Ruben Santiago-Hudson serves as Associate Artist for the season, which also includes Charles Fuller’s ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN and a staged reading of Douglas Turner Ward’s DAY OF ABSENCE

 

HOME follows Leslie Lee’s THE FIRST BREEZE OF SUMMER, which opened earlier this season to glowing reviews and was extended twice by popular demand.

 

Signature Theatre Company is proud to be presenting the works of the historic NEC. The company has an extensive theatre training program and in its 40 year history has produced more than two hundred new plays. The NEC’s distinguished alumni include writers such as Stephen Carter, Lonne Elder, Charles Fuller, Leslie Lee and Samm-Art Williams, and actors Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Samuel L. Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Esther Rolle and Denzel Washington.

 

Tickets are available on Signature’s website at www.signaturetheatre.org, by phone at (212) 244-PLAY (7529) and in person at the Box Office at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Through The Signature Ticket Initiative, which seeks to make great theatre accessible to the broadest possible audience, all regularly-priced single tickets ($65) are available for $20 during the regular runs of each production for the entire season. The Signature Ticket Initiative continues through Signature’s 20th Anniversary Season (2010-2011).

 

The Signature Ticket Initiative is made possible by the lead sponsorship of Time Warner Inc.  Generous support for The Signature Ticket Initiative is provided by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams.

 

Support for the Negro Ensemble Company Season is provided by American Express.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit signaturetheatre.org or call (212) 244-PLAY (7529). 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKETS

 

Performance Schedule  
Tuesday at 7pm

Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm

Matinees Saturday & Sunday at 2pm

 

Added shows December 17, 24 and 31 at 2pm;

Friday, December 26 and January 2 at 2pm

No performances December 25 and January 1

 

Ticketing:

Internet: www.signaturetheatre.org

By Phone: (212) 244-PLAY (7529)
In Person: Box Office – 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)

 

 

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www.signaturetheatre.org 

 

SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPNAY”S PRODUCTION OF HOME OPENS SUNDAY

 

SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF

HOME

BY SAMM-ART WILLIAMS,

 DIRECTED BY RON OJ PARSON,

OPENS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

 

 

Signature Theatre Company’s (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) production of HOME opens this Sunday, December 7.  HOME is the second production of Signature’s 2008-2009 Season, celebrating the historic Negro Ensemble Company (NEC)

 

HOME, by Samm-Art Williams and directed by Ron OJ Parson, continues through January 4, 2009 at The Peter Norton Space located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). 

 

The cast of HOME includes Tracey Bonner (The Talented Tenth), Kevin T. Carroll (Take Me Out), and January LaVoy (Two Trains Running).

 

Samm-Art Williams‘ critically acclaimed HOME is a wonderfully theatrical tale of one man’s struggle to stay true to himself amidst a rapidly changing and turbulent America. Leaving behind his family’s farm in North Carolina, Cephus Miles seeks refuge and prosperity in the North. Three actors portray more than twenty-five characters over the course of Cephus’s epic journey from adolescence to adulthood, spanning the 1950’s through the Vietnam War and Civil Rights eras. The show ran at Broadway’s Cort Theatre from 1980 to 1981, and received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Play.

 

HOME features set design by Shaun Motley; costume design by Ilona Somogyi; lighting design by Michael Chybowski; soundscape and vocal arrangements by Kathryn Bostic and casting by Telsey + Company. Chandra LaViolette is production stage manager.

 

Signature’s 2008-2009 season is an examination of a body of work from the historic Negro Ensemble Company’s collective of writers, whose contributions helped shape America’s theatrical heritage.  Ruben Santiago-Hudson serves as Associate Artist for the season, which also includes Charles Fuller’s ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN and a staged reading of Douglas Turner Ward’s DAY OF ABSENCE

 

HOME follows Leslie Lee’s THE FIRST BREEZE OF SUMMER, which opened earlier this season to glowing reviews and was extended twice by popular demand.

 

Signature Theatre is proud to be presenting the works of the historic NEC. The company has an extensive theatre training program and in its 40 year history has produced more than two hundred new plays. The NEC’s distinguished alumni include writers such as Stephen Carter, Lonne Elder, Charles Fuller, Leslie Lee and Samm-Art Williams, and actors Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Samuel L. Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Esther Rolle and Denzel Washington.

 

Tickets are available on Signature’s website at www.signaturetheatre.org, by phone at (212) 244-PLAY (7529) and in person at the Box Office at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Through The Signature Ticket Initiative, which seeks to make great theatre accessible to the broadest possible audience, all regularly-priced single tickets ($65) are available for $20 during the regular runs of each production for the entire season. The Signature Ticket Initiative continues through Signature’s 20th Anniversary Season (2010-2011).

 

The Signature Ticket Initiative is made possible by the lead sponsorship of Time Warner Inc.  Generous support for The Signature Ticket Initiative is provided by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams.

 

Support for the Negro Ensemble Company Season is provided by American Express.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit signaturetheatre.org or call (212) 244-PLAY (7529). 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKETS

 

Performance Schedule:
Tuesday at 7pm

Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm

Matinees Saturday & Sunday at 2pm

 

Added shows December 17, 24 and 31 at 2pm;

Friday, December 26 and January 2 at 2pm

No performances December 25 and January 1

 

Ticketing:

Internet: www.signaturetheatre.org

By Phone: (212) 244-PLAY (7529)
In Person: Box Office – 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)

 

 

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www.signaturetheatre.org

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES

 

SAMM-ART WILLIAMS (Playwright). As a member of the Negro Ensemble Company’s Acting Repertory, Mr. Williams performed in The First Breeze of Summer (Broadway), Eden, Nevis Mountain Dew, No-Where to Run . . . No-Where to Hide, Old Phantoms, and The Brownsville Raid. His NEC-produced plays are Home (Tony nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Nomination, NAACP Image Award, and the North Carolina Governor’s Award) O, A Love Play, Welcome to Black River, and Eyes of the American. Mr. Williams’ other plays include Woman from the Town, Cork, Brass Birds Don’t Sing, Friends, In My Father’s House, Welcome to Black River, Home the Musical, Conversations on a Dirt Road, The Dance on Widows’ Row, The Waiting Room, and Revival. Mr. Williams’ film acting credits include Blood Simple, Huckleberry Finn, The Wanderers, A Rage in Harlem, Dressed to Kill, and Denmark Vesey’s Rebellion.  Television writing credits include Solomon Northup’s Odessey, Port Royal Experiment (PBS), With Ruby and Ossie (PBS), Badges (CBS), The New Mike Hammer (CBS), Cagney and Lacey (CBS), John Henry (Showtime/Shelly Duval), John Punch (American Playhouse/PBS), Motown Returns to the Apollo (NBC), and Frank’s Place (CBS, Humanitas Award). Mr. Williams was Co-Executive Producer of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (NBC) and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper (ABC); Executive Producer of Martin (Fox) and Good News (UPN); and Consulting Producer of the Columbia Tri-Star talk show Vibe, with host Sinbad.  He has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Playwrighting, and the Roanoke Island Historical Association’s Morrison Award.

 

RON OJ PARSON (Director) just directed The First Breeze of Summer by Leslie Lee at Chicago’s Court Theatre, where he is resident artist. He has recently directed the world premiere of Palmer Park by Joanna M. Glass at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, and his upcoming slate includes the Pittsburgh premiere of August Wilson’s Radio Golf, August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati and then two more productions at the Court Theatre: the suspense thriller Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott and The Piano Lesson by August Wilson.  Parson is the co-founder and former Artistic Director of the Onyx Theatre Ensemble of Chicago, and a co-founder and co-director of Ripe Mango Productions Film and Television Production Company. Some of the theatres Ron has worked with in Chicago include The Chicago Theatre Company, Victory Gardens, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Chicago Dramatists, Northlight, Court, Black Ensemble Theatre, ETA Creative Arts Foundation and Writers Theatre.  Some of the regional theatres include Virginia Stage Company, Portland Stage Company, Studio Arena Theatre, Studio Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, Wilshire Theatre, The Mechanic, Center Stage and, most recently, The Actors Theatre of Louisville.  An accomplished actor, some of Ron’s TV and film credits include “ER,” “Early Edition,” “Turks,” “American Playhouse,” Vamping, Ali, Barbershop 2, Primal Fear and Drop Squad. He is a native of Buffalo, New York and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s professional theatre program.

 

TRACEY BONNER (Woman Two) is honored to make her Signature Theatre debut. Other theatre credits include The Talented Tenth at Congo Square Theatre Company; Home at Madison Repertory Theatre; Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at The Goodman Theatre; How the Kanye’ West Was Won and Six Degrees of Reparation at Second City in Chicago. She holds an MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University and is an Artistic Associate with Congo Square Theatre Company.

 

KEVIN T. CARROLL (Cephus Miles). Broadway: Take Me Out; 45 Seconds From Broadway; Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, and Angels in America. Off-Broadway: Mr. Carroll is happy to return to Signature after August Wilson’s Seven Guitars. Other Off-Broadway: Sleep Deprivation Chamber; Scapin; God’s Heart (Lincoln Center Theater); Stop Kiss; Satellites; The Piano Teacher (South Coast Rep), and most recently “Horatio” in Hamlet (Public/NYSF) Film: The Ballad of Bettie Page, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Paid in Full, Pipe Dream, The Object of My Affection. TV: “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “ER”, “The District”, “New York Undercover” and “Always Outnumbered” on HBO. www.aboutkevincarroll.com

 

JANUARY LaVOY (Woman 1/Pattie Mae Wells). Off-Broadway: Two Trains Running (Signature Theatre — 2007 Lucille Lortel award, Best Revival), Joy (Actors’ Playhouse). World premiers: Christopher Durang’s Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge (City Theatre), Dael Orlandersmith’s Raw Boys (Wilma Theatre), Keith Glover’s Jazzland (Contemporary American Theatre Festival) and Brian Dykstra’s Spill the Wine (Gayfest NYC). Regional: Measure for Measure (Shakespeare Theater of NJ), A Streetcar Named Desire, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Lobby Hero, Cyrano de Bergerac (Denver Center Theatre Company), The Piano Lesson (Pittsburgh Public Theatre). Film: War of the Worlds.  Television: “3 lbs.”, “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Guiding Light”, and “All My Children”.  Ms. LaVoy also plays the role of Noelle Ortiz on “One Life to Live”.  MFA: National Theatre Conservatory (Denver).  Proud member of Actors’ Equity. www.januarylavoy.com.    

 

 

SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF HOME BEGINS PREVIEWS TOMORROW NIGHT

PREVIEWS BEGIN TOMORROW, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 FOR

Signature Theatre Company’s production of

HOME

BY SAMM-ART WILLIAMS

DIRECTED BY RON OJ PARSON

 

Opening Night December 7th

Limited Run through January 4th

 

 

Signature Theatre Company’s (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) production of HOME will begin previews tomorrow, Tuesday, November 11.  HOME is the second production of Signature’s 2008-2009 Season, celebrating the historic Negro Ensemble Company (NEC)

 

HOME, by Samm-Art Williams and directed by Ron OJ Parson, officially opens December 7th 2008 and continues through January 4, 2009 at The Peter Norton Space located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). 

 

The cast of HOME includes Tracey Bonner (The Talented Tenth), Kevin T. Carroll (Take Me Out), and January LaVoy (Two Trains Running).

 

Samm-Art Williams‘ critically acclaimed HOME is a wonderfully theatrical tale of one man’s struggle to stay true to himself amidst a rapidly changing and turbulent America. Leaving behind his family’s farm in North Carolina, Cephus Miles seeks refuge and prosperity in the North. Three actors portray more than twenty-five characters over the course of Cephus’s epic journey from adolescence to adulthood, spanning the 1950’s through the Vietnam War and Civil Rights eras. The show ran at Broadway’s Cort Theatre from 1980 to 1981, and received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Play.

 

HOME features set design by Shaun Motley; costume design by Ilona Somogyi; lighting design by William H. Grant III ; soundscape and vocal arrangements by Kathryn Bostic and casting by Telsey + Company. Chandra LaViolette is production stage manager.

 

Tickets are available on Signature’s website at www.signaturetheatre.org, by phone at (212) 244-PLAY (7529) and in person at the Box Office at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Through The Signature Ticket Initiative, which seeks to make great theatre accessible to the broadest possible audience, all regularly-priced single tickets ($65) are available for $20 during the regular runs of each production for the entire season. The Signature Ticket Initiative continues through Signature’s 20th Anniversary Season (2010-2011).

 

The Signature Ticket Initiative is made possible by the lead sponsorship of Time Warner Inc.  Generous support for The Signature Ticket Initiative is provided by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams.

 

Signature’s 2008-2009 season is an examination of a body of work from the historic Negro Ensemble Company’s collective of writers, whose contributions helped shape America’s theatrical heritage.  Ruben Santiago-Hudson serves as Associate Artist for the season, which also includes Charles Fuller’s ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN and a staged reading of Douglas Turner Ward’s DAY OF ABSENCE

 

HOME follows Leslie Lee’s THE FIRST BREEZE OF SUMMER, which opened earlier this season to glowing reviews and extended twice by popular demand.

 

Signature Theatre is proud to be presenting the works of the historic NEC. The company has an extensive theatre training program and in its 40 year history has produced more than two hundred new plays. The NEC’s distinguished alumni include writers such as Stephen Carter, Lonne Elder, Charles Fuller, Leslie Lee and Samm-Art Williams, and actors Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Samuel L. Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Esther Rolle and Denzel Washington.

 

Support for the Negro Ensemble Company Season is provided by American Express.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit signaturetheatre.org or call (212) 244-PLAY (7529). 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKETS

 

Performance Schedule:
Tuesday at 7pm

Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm

Matinees Saturday & Sunday at 2pm

 

Added shows Wednesday, November 26, December 3, 17, 24 and 31 at 2pm;

Friday, December 26 and January 2 at 2pm

No performances November 27, December 25 and January 1

 

Ticketing:

Internet: www.signaturetheatre.org

By Phone: (212) 244-PLAY (7529)
In Person: Box Office – 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES

 

SAMM-ART WILLIAMS (Playwright). As a member of the Negro Ensemble Company’s Acting Repertory, Mr. Williams performed in The First Breeze of Summer (Broadway), Eden, Nevis Mountain Dew, No-Where to Run . . . No-Where to Hide, Old Phantoms, and The Brownsville Raid. His NEC-produced plays are Home (Tony nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Nomination, NAACP Image Award, and the North Carolina Governor’s Award) O, A Love Play, Welcome to Black River, and Eyes of the American. Mr. Williams’ other plays include Woman from the Town, Cork, Brass Birds Don’t Sing, Friends, In My Father’s House, Welcome to Black River, Home the Musical, Conversations on a Dirt Road, The Dance on Widows’ Row, The Waiting Room, and Revival. Mr. Williams’ film acting credits include Blood Simple, Huckleberry Finn, The Wanderers, A Rage in Harlem, Dressed to Kill, and Denmark Vesey’s Rebellion.  Television writing credits include Solomon Northup’s Odessey, Port Royal Experiment (PBS), With Ruby and Ossie (PBS), Badges (CBS), The New Mike Hammer (CBS), Cagney and Lacey (CBS), John Henry (Showtime/Shelly Duval), John Punch (American Playhouse/PBS), Motown Returns to the Apollo (NBC), and Frank’s Place (CBS, Humanitas Award). Mr. Williams was Co-Executive Producer of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (NBC) and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper (ABC); Executive Producer of Martin (Fox) and Good News (UPN); and Consulting Producer of the Columbia Tri-Star talk show Vibe, with host Sinbad.  He has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Playwrighting, and the Roanoke Island Historical Association’s Morrison Award.

 

RON OJ PARSON (Director) just directed The First Breeze of Summer by Leslie Lee at Chicago’s Court Theatre, where he is resident artist. He has recently directed the world premiere of Palmer Park by Joanna M. Glass at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, and his upcoming slate includes the Pittsburgh premiere of August Wilson’s Radio Golf, August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati and then two more productions at the Court Theatre: the suspense thriller Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott and The Piano Lesson by August Wilson.  Parson is the co-founder and former Artistic Director of the Onyx Theatre Ensemble of Chicago, and a co-founder and co-director of Ripe Mango Productions Film and Television Production Company. Some of the theatres Ron has worked with in Chicago include The Chicago Theatre Company, Victory Gardens, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Chicago Dramatists, Northlight, Court, Black Ensemble Theatre, ETA Creative Arts Foundation and Writers Theatre.  Some of the regional theatres include Virginia Stage Company, Portland Stage Company, Studio Arena Theatre, Studio Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, Wilshire Theatre, The Mechanic, Center Stage and, most recently, The Actors Theatre of Louisville.  An accomplished actor, some of Ron’s TV and film credits include “ER,” “Early Edition,” “Turks,” “American Playhouse,” Vamping, Ali, Barbershop 2, Primal Fear and Drop Squad. He is a native of Buffalo, New York and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s professional theatre program.

 

TRACEY BONNER (Woman Two) is honored to make her Signature Theatre debut. Other theatre credits include The Talented Tenth at Congo Square Theatre Company; Home at Madison Repertory Theatre; Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at The Goodman Theatre; How the Kanye’ West Was Won and Six Degrees of Reparation at Second City in Chicago. She holds an MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University and is an Artistic Associate with Congo Square Theatre Company.

 

KEVIN T. CARROLL (Cephus Miles). Broadway: Take Me Out; 45 Seconds From Broadway; Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk; and Angels in America. Off-Broadway: Mr. Carroll is happy to return to Signature after August Wilson’s Seven Guitars. Other Off-Broadway: Sleep Deprivation Chamber; Scapin; God’s Heart (Lincoln Center Theater); Stop Kiss; Satellites; The Piano Teacher (South Coast Rep), and most recently “Horatio” in Hamlet (Public/NYSF).  

 

JANUARY LaVOY (Woman 1/Pattie Mae Wells). Off-Broadway: Two Trains Running (Signature Theatre — 2007 Lucille Lortel award, Best Revival), Joy (Actors’ Playhouse). NYC and Regional: world premieres of Christopher Durang’s Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge (City Theatre), Dael Orlandersmith’s Raw Boys (Wilma Theatre), Keith Glover’s Jazzland (Contemporary American Theatre Festival) and Brian Dykstra’s Spill the Wine (Gayfest NYC); Measure for Measure (Shakespeare Theater of NJ), A Streetcar Named Desire, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Lobby Hero, Cyrano de Bergerac (Denver Center Theatre Company), The Piano Lesson (Pittsburgh Public Theatre). Film: War of the Worlds.  Television: “3 lbs.”, “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Guiding Light”, and “All My Children”.  Ms. LaVoy also plays the role of Noelle Ortiz on “One Life to Live”.  MFA: National Theatre Conservatory (Denver).  Proud member of Actors’ Equity. http://www.januarylavoy.com

 

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SIGNATUTRE THEATRE’S HOME SLIDESHOW

VIEW A PHOTO SLIDESHOW OF REHEARSALS FOR
SIGNATURE THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF

HOME

BY SAMM-ART WILLIAMS

DIRECTED BY RON OJ PARSON

 

http://www.signaturetheatre.org/0809/home_slides1.htm

 

November 11th – January 4th

Opening Night December 7th

 

Signature Theatre Company’s (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) production of HOME, the second production of Signature’s 2008-2009 season celebrating the historic Negro Ensemble Company (NEC), is now in rehearsal. 

 

HOME, by Samm-Art Williams and directed by Ron OJ Parson, begins performances on November 11 and continues through January 4, 2009 at The Peter Norton Space located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues).  Opening Night is December 7th.

 

Click http://www.signaturetheatre.org/0809/home_slides1.htm to view a photo slideshow from rehearsals for the production.   The cast of HOME features Tracey Bonner (The Talented Tenth), Kevin T. Carroll (Take Me Out) and January LaVoy (Two Trains Running).  

 

Tickets are available on Signature’s website at www.signaturetheatre.org, by phone at (212) 244-PLAY (7529) and in person at the Box Office at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Through The Signature Ticket Initiative, which seeks to make great theatre accessible to the broadest possible audience, all regularly-priced single tickets ($65) are available for $20 during the regular runs of each production for the entire season. The Signature Ticket Initiative continues through Signature’s 20th Anniversary Season (2010-2011).

 

The Signature Ticket Initiative is made possible by the lead sponsorship of Time Warner Inc.  Generous support for The Signature Ticket Initiative is provided by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams.

 

Samm-Art Williams‘ critically acclaimed HOME is a wonderfully theatrical tale of one man’s struggle to stay true to himself amidst a rapidly changing and turbulent America. Leaving behind his family’s farm in North Carolina, Cephus Miles seeks refuge and prosperity in the North. Three actors portray more than twenty-five characters over the course of Cephus’s epic journey from adolescence to adulthood, spanning the 1950’s through the Vietnam War and Civil Rights eras. The show ran at Broadway’s Cort Theatre from 1980 to 1981, and received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Play.

 

Signature Theatre is proud to be presenting the works of the historic NEC. The company has an extensive theatre training program and in its 40 year history has produced more than two hundred new plays. The NEC’s distinguished alumni include writers such as Stephen Carter, Lonne Elder, Charles Fuller, Leslie Lee and Samm-Art Williams, and actors Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Samuel L. Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Esther Rolle and Denzel Washington.

 

Signature’s 2008-2009 season is an examination of a body of work from the historic Negro Ensemble Company’s collective of writers, whose contributions have helped shape America’s theatrical heritage.  Ruben Santiago-Hudson will serve as Associate Artist for the season, which will also include Charles Fuller’s ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN and a staged reading of Douglas Turner Ward’s DAY OF ABSENCE

 

The production features set design by Shaun Motley; costume design by Ilona Somogyi; lighting design by William H. Grant III ; soundscape and vocal arrangements by Kathryn Bostic and casting by Telsey + Company. Chandra LaViolette is production stage manager.

 

Support for the Negro Ensemble Company Season is provided by American Express.

 

2008-2009 Signature subscriptions are on sale through October 19th only. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit signaturetheatre.org or call (212) 244-PLAY (7529). 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKETS

 

Performance Schedule:
Tuesday at 7pm

Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm

Matinees Saturday & Sunday at 2pm

 

Added shows Wednesday, November 26, December 3, 17, 24 and 31 at 2pm;

Friday, December 26 and January 2 at 2pm

No performances November 27, December 25 and January 1

 

Ticketing:

Internet: www.signaturetheatre.org

By Phone: (212) 244-PLAY (7529)
In Person: Box Office – 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES

 

SAMM-ART WILLIAMS (Playwright). As a member of the Negro Ensemble Company’s Acting Repertory, Mr. Williams performed in The First Breeze of Summer (Broadway), Eden, Nevis Mountain Dew, No-Where to Run . . . No-Where to Hide, Old Phantoms, and The Brownsville Raid. His NEC-produced plays are Home (Tony nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Nomination, NAACP Image Award, and the North Carolina Governor’s Award) O, A Love Play, Welcome to Black River, and Eyes of the American. Mr. Williams’ other plays include Woman from the Town, Cork, Brass Birds Don’t Sing, Friends, In My Father’s House, Welcome to Black River, Home the Musical, Conversations on a Dirt Road, The Dance on Widows’ Row, The Waiting Room, and Revival. Mr. Williams’ film acting credits include Blood Simple, Huckleberry Finn, The Wanderers, A Rage in Harlem, Dressed to Kill, and Denmark Vesey’s Rebellion.  Television writing credits include Solomon Northup’s Odessey, Port Royal Experiment (PBS), With Ruby and Ossie (PBS), Badges (CBS), The New Mike Hammer (CBS), Cagney and Lacey (CBS), John Henry (Showtime/Shelly Duval), John Punch (American Playhouse/PBS), Motown Returns to the Apollo (NBC), and Frank’s Place (CBS, Humanitas Award). Mr. Williams was Co-Executive Producer of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (NBC) and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper (ABC); Executive Producer of Martin (Fox) and Good News (UPN); and Consulting Producer of the Columbia Tri-Star talk show Vibe, with host Sinbad.  He has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Playwrighting, and the Roanoke Island Historical Association’s Morrison Award.

 

RON OJ PARSON (Director) just directed The First Breeze of Summer by Leslie Lee at Chicago’s Court Theatre, where he is resident artist. He has recently directed the world premiere of Palmer Park by Joanna M. Glass at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, and his upcoming slate includes the Pittsburgh premiere of August Wilson’s Radio Golf, August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati and then two more productions at the Court Theatre: the suspense thriller Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott and The Piano Lesson by August Wilson.  Parson is the co-founder and former Artistic Director of the Onyx Theatre Ensemble of Chicago, and a co-founder and co-director of Ripe Mango Productions Film and Television Production Company. Some of the theatres Ron has worked with in Chicago include The Chicago Theatre Company, Victory Gardens, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Chicago Dramatists, Northlight, Court, Black Ensemble Theatre, ETA Creative Arts Foundation and Writers Theatre.  Some of the regional theatres include Virginia Stage Company, Portland Stage Company, Studio Arena Theatre, Studio Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, Wilshire Theatre, The Mechanic, Center Stage and, most recently, The Actors Theatre of Louisville.  An accomplished actor, some of Ron’s TV and film credits include “ER,” “Early Edition,” “Turks,” “American Playhouse,” Vamping, Ali, Barbershop 2, Primal Fear and Drop Squad. He is a native of Buffalo, New York and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s professional theatre program.

 

TRACEY BONNER (Woman Two) is honored to make her Signature Theatre debut. Other theatre credits include The Talented Tenth at Congo Square Theatre Company; Home at Madison Repertory Theatre; Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at The Goodman Theatre; How the Kanye’ West Was Won and Six Degrees of Reparation at Second City in Chicago. She holds an MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University and is an Artistic Associate with Congo Square Theatre Company.

 

KEVIN T. CARROLL (Cephus Miles). Broadway: Take Me Out; 45 Seconds From Broadway; Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk; and Angels in America. Off-Broadway: Mr. Carroll is happy to return to Signature after August Wilson’s Seven Guitars. Other Off-Broadway: Sleep Deprivation Chamber; Scapin; God’s Heart (Lincoln Center Theater); Stop Kiss; Satellites; The Piano Teacher (South Coast Rep), and most recently “Horatio” in Hamlet (Public/NYSF).  

 

JANUARY LaVOY (Woman 1/Pattie Mae Wells). Off-Broadway: Two Trains Running (Signature Theatre — 2007 Lucille Lortel award, Best Revival), Joy (Actors’ Playhouse). NYC and Regional: world premieres of Christopher Durang’s Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge (City Theatre), Dael Orlandersmith’s Raw Boys (Wilma Theatre), Keith Glover’s Jazzland (Contemporary American Theatre Festival) and Brian Dykstra’s Spill the Wine (Gayfest NYC); Measure for Measure (Shakespeare Theater of NJ), A Streetcar Named Desire, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Lobby Hero, Cyrano de Bergerac (Denver Center Theatre Company), The Piano Lesson (Pittsburgh Public Theatre). Film: War of the Worlds.  Television: “3 lbs.”, “Law & Order”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Guiding Light”, and “All My Children”.  Ms. LaVoy also plays the role of Noelle Ortiz on “One Life to Live”.  MFA: National Theatre Conservatory (Denver).  Proud member of Actors’ Equity. http://www.januarylavoy.com

 

 

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