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2009-2010 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

2009-2010 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 60th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, celebrating excellence in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre, were announced this morning.
 

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RUSH POLICIES for Broadway and Off-Broadway this Spring

HOW MANY BROADWAY AND OFF-BROADWAY SHOWS CAN YOU SEE ON SPRING BREAK?

Many of the hottest shows on and off-Broadway offer excellent deals for student and general rush tickets. Here are the offers available for the following shows: A Behanding in Spokane, God of Carnage, Jersey Boys, A Little Night Music, Lend Me A Tenor, Looped, Mamma Mia!, Manhattan Theatre Club’s Equivocation and Time Stands Still, Million Dollar Quartet, The Miracle Worker, Next Fall, Red, Roundabout Theatre Company’s Sondheim on Sondheim and The Glass Menagerie, The 39 Steps and A View From the Bridge. Visit the shows’ websites for more information. 

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EQUIVOCATION OPENS TO ACCLAIM FROM CRITICS

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S
EQUIVOCATION
OPENS TO ACCLAIM FROM CRITICS

Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of EQUIVOCATION by Bill Cain, (former artistic director of Boston Shakespeare Company), directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes (Translations, Beauty Queen of Leenane) opened Tuesday night to critical acclaim.
 
The production features Remy Auberjonois (The Country Girl, Frost/Nixon), Michael Countryman (Mary Stuart, MTC’s House and Garden), David Furr (MTC’s Accent on Youth, Cymbeline), John Pankow (Twelve Angry Men, “Mad About You”), Charlotte Parry (Coram Boy, The Real Thing), and David Pittu (What’s That Smell?, Tony nominee for MTC’s LoveMusik) and plays at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
 
Below is a sampling from some of the reviews:

“Enjoyable entertainment. Bill Cain brings a scholarly dedication and an impish humor to his portrait of history’s most famous playwright at work. Under gifted Tony winner Garry Hynes’ incisive direction the production moves fluidly.”  
–       Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“Bill Cain’s dazzling drama has considerable pleasures. This stringently lucid and technically pristine production of this witty play goes scene by striking scene.”
–      Marilyn Stasio, Variety

“FOUR STARS! Triply impressive – Smart, funny and literary.  Bill Cain’s tasty two-act hybrid of history and imagination recalls Shakespeare in Love. This MTC production has taut direction and top-flight actors.”
–       Joe Dziemianowicz, The Daily News

“Fascinating and very funny! EQUIVOCATION is a comedy, full of theatre jokes and Shakespeare jokes, but more than anything, it is an intriguing and powerful meditation on language and the uses and misuses of it.”
–      Jesse Oxford, The New York Observer

“Politically unsettling, judicially provocative and theatrically entertaining. The six good actors are commendable.”
–       John Simon, Bloomberg News

“An adventurous and entertaining play with lots of laughs and a jaunty spirit. Reminiscent of Shakespeare in Love, EQUIVOCATION is rich and interesting theater.”
–      Robert Feldberg, The Record

For more information on MTC and EQUIVOCATION, please visit http://www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com <http://bbbway.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/> .
 
TICKETING INFORMATION FOR EQUIVOCATION

  • Tickets for EQUIVOCATION are available via New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and http://www.nycitycenter.org <file:///C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\Ameier\Local%20Settings\Temporary%20Internet%20Files\Content.Outlook\E9EP07B2\www.nycitycenter.org> .
  • Tickets for EQUIVOCATION are $75.


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Please note, EQUIVOCATION is dark on Mondays:

  • THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 7: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, MARCH 8 – SUNDAY, MARCH 14: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note, only seven performances are on sale to the general public this week.
  • MONDAY, MARCH 15 – SUNDAY, MARCH 28: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

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http://www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com 
Follow MTC on Twitter: @MTC_NYC <http://twitter.com/mtc_nyc>  or on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Manhattan-Theatre-Club/57541554325?ref=ts> . 

 

SHORT TAKES with CHARLOTTE PARRY of EQUIVOCATION

Charlotte Perry is a part of the ensemble cast of Bill Cain’s newest play, EQUIVOCATION, at Manhattan Theatre Club. Today is opening night and we had the opportunity to get to know Charlotte with a few of her recent interests. See what she had to say.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.What Broadway or Off-Broadway show, book and movie are you recommending to friends these days?BROADWAY SHOW: this is off-Broadway, but I am telling my friends about Bridge Project at BAM. Having been a part of last year’s cast – I hope everyone goes to see Sam Mendes’ productions this year – As You Like It and the Tempest. They are sure to be excellent.

[Click on the photo to find out more info on THE BRIDGE PROJECT]

If it has to be a Broadway choice, I suppose I would say Billy Elliot – those boys are amazing.

[Click on the photo to find out more info on BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL]

MOVIE: I haven’t had time to go to the movies for a while, but loved Julie and Julia the last time I went – I returned home immediately and made Boeuf Bourguignon. Somewhat unsuccessfully I should add.

[Click on the photo to watch the official JULIE & JULIE trailer]

[CLick on the photo for the Boeuf Bourguignon recipe]

BOOK: Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann. He is a friend of mine whose talents I admire hugely. He just won the National Book Award for this novel – richly deserved.

[Want to read the book? Click on the photo to buy it on Amazon.com]

 

2. What country (other than the US) would you most like to visit? 

I would love to visit Morocco. Clearly I need to get a movie job soon as everyone seems to shoot their films there!

 

3. What musical theatre character would you most like to be stranded with on a desert island? Why? 

I want to spend my time on my desert island singing Moses Suposes His Toeses are Roses – so…the cast of Singing In The Rain, please!

 

 

4. What’s your favorite NYC “hotspot”? (restaurant, bar, museum, neighborhood) 

My current favorite New York ‘treat’ is a massage at Tui Na on Mott and Spring followed by tea in the Crosby Street Hotel. You get lots of free snacks and can sit there for ages…

[Click on the Photo for more at the Crosby Street Hotel’s Afternoon Tea]

 

5. What’s your favorite play by William Shakespeare? 

It changes all the time depending on where I am in my life. At the moment, I love the late plays – Cymbeline and The Winter’s Tale especially. Possibly as I’ve performed in both of them, which always increases my love and understanding of a play.

 

Bill Cain’s new play set in 1605 England begins when King James’ right hand man (David Pittu) commissions William Shakespeare (John Pankow) to write a new play about the Gunpowder Plot, a recent failed attempt to blow up Parliament and the Monarchy. EQUIVOCATION is a bold new look at the greatest playwright ever in a drama whose contemporary parallels are unmistakable and whose laughter is abundant – a work of startling revelations and vibrant theatricality.

The limited engagement of EQUIVOCATION will open Tuesday, March 2 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR EQUIVOCATION

  • Tickets for EQUIVOCATION are available via New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org.
  • Tickets for EQUIVOCATION are $75.

 

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MTC’s EQUIVOCATION Opens Tonight

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S
EQUIVOCATION
TO OPEN TONIGHT
AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE 1

Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of EQUIVOCATION by Bill Cain, (former artistic director of Boston Shakespeare Company), directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes (Translations, Beauty Queen of Leenane) opens tonight at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
 
The cast features Remy Auberjonois (The Country Girl, Frost/Nixon), Michael Countryman (Mary Stuart, MTC’s House and Garden), David Furr (MTC’s Accent on Youth, Cymbeline), John Pankow (Twelve Angry Men, “Mad About You”), Charlotte Parry (Coram Boy, The Real Thing), and David Pittu (What’s That Smell?, Tony nominee for MTC’s LoveMusik).
 
The production features scenic & costume design by Francis O’Connor, lighting design by David Weiner, sound design David Van Tieghem & Brandon Wolcott, and fight direction by David Brimmer.
 
Bill Cain’s new play set in 1606 England begins when King James’ right hand man (David Pittu) commissions William Shakespeare (John Pankow) to write a new play about the Gunpowder Plot, a recent failed attempt to blow up Parliament and the Monarchy. EQUIVOCATION is a bold new look at the greatest playwright ever in a drama whose contemporary parallels are unmistakable and whose laughter is abundant – a work of startling revelations and vibrant theatricality.
 
EQUIVOCATION began previews on Wednesday, February 10.
 
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 a total of 16 Tony Awards and six Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. MTC has their Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and an Off-Broadway theatre at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include The Royal Family; Nightingale; Ruined; The American Plan; Top Girls; Come Back, Little Sheba; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Small Family Business; Sylvia; Putting It Together; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’.
 
For more information on MTC, please visit http://www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com <http://bbbway.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/> .
 
Subscriptions to MTC’s 2009-2010 season are currently available by calling (212) 399-3050, Monday – Friday, noon – 10 PM, Saturday 2 PM – 6 PM with a major credit card. Subscriptions are also available online at http://www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com <http://bbbway.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/> .
 
TICKETING INFORMATION FOR EQUIVOCATION

  • Tickets for EQUIVOCATION are available via New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and http://www.nycitycenter.org <file:///C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\Ameier\Local%20Settings\Temporary%20Internet%20Files\Content.Outlook\E9EP07B2\www.nycitycenter.org> .
  • Tickets for EQUIVOCATION are $75.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Please note, EQUIVOCATION is dark on Mondays:

  • THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 7: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, MARCH 8 – SUNDAY, MARCH 14: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note, only seven performances are on sale to the general public this week.
  • MONDAY, MARCH 15 – SUNDAY, MARCH 28: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

# # # #
 
http://www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com 
Follow MTC on Twitter: @MTC_NYC <http://twitter.com/mtc_nyc>  or on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Manhattan-Theatre-Club/57541554325?ref=ts> .

 

MTC’s EQUIVOCATION Starts Previews Tonight

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

EQUIVOCATION

STARTS PREVIEWS TONIGHT

NEW YORK PREMIERE OF BILL CAIN PLAY, DIRECTED BY GARRY HYNES

TO OPEN TUESDAY, MARCH 2

The Manhattan Theatre Club production of EQUIVOCATION by Bill Cain (former artistic director of Boston Shakespeare Company), directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes (Translations, Beauty Queen of Leenane) starts previews tonight at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street) in preparation for a Tuesday, March 2 opening night.

The cast features Remy Auberjonois (The Country Girl, Frost/Nixon), Michael Countryman (Mary Stuart, MTC’s House and Garden), David Furr (MTC’s Accent on Youth, Cymbeline), John Pankow (Twelve Angry Men, “Mad About You”), Charlotte Parry (Coram Boy, The Real Thing), and David Pittu (What’s That Smell?, Tony nominee for MTC’s LoveMusik).
 
Bill Cain’s new play set in 1606 England begins when King James’ right hand man (David Pittu) commissions William Shakespeare (John Pankow) to write a new play about the Gunpowder Plot, a recent failed attempt to blow up Parliament and the Monarchy. EQUIVOCATION is a bold new look at the greatest playwright ever in a drama whose contemporary parallels are unmistakable and whose laughter is abundant – a work of startling revelations and vibrant theatricality.
 
To read actor David Furr’s recent “Short Takes,” CLICK HERE <https://bbbblogger.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/short-takes-with-david-furr-from-equivocation/> . To see Cain and Hynes talk about EQUIVOCATION, CLICK HERE <http://www.mtc-nyc.org/current-season/equivocation/video1/equivocation-v1.html> .
 
The production will feature scenic & costume design by Francis O’Connor, lighting design by David Weiner, sound design David Van Tieghem & Brandon Wolcott, and fight direction by David Brimmer.
 
Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting new American plays at Manhattan Theatre Club.
 
TICKETING INFORMATION FOR EQUIVOCATION

  • Tickets for EQUIVOCATION are available via New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and http://www.nycitycenter.org <file:///C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\Ameier\Local%20Settings\Temporary%20Internet%20Files\Content.Outlook\E9EP07B2\www.nycitycenter.org> .
  • Tickets for EQUIVOCATION are $75.


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Please note, EQUIVOCATION is dark on Mondays:

  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14: Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, MARCH 1 – SUNDAY, MARCH 7: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, MARCH 8 – SUNDAY, MARCH 14: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note, only seven performances are on sale to the general public this week.
  • MONDAY, MARCH 15 – SUNDAY, MARCH 28: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

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Follow MTC on Twitter: @MTC_NYC <http://twitter.com/mtc_nyc>  or on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Manhattan-Theatre-Club/57541554325?ref=ts

Short Takes with David Furr from EQUIVOCATION

David Furr is a part of the ensemble cast of Bill Cain’s newest play, EQUIVOCATION, at Manhattan Theatre Club. Previews begin this Wednesday, February 10. We had the opportunity to get to know David with a few of his recent interests. See what he had to say.

 

1.What Broadway show, book and movie are you recommending to friends these days?
I honestly haven’t seen much recently. So I don’t have anything burning a place at the top of my recommendation list I’m afraid (except, of course, what my employers, MTC, are producing).  

**Shameless Promotion, Shameless Promotion**

 

 

 

2. What country (other than the US) would you most like to visit?
Greece… No, Egypt.   Wait, probably France.  Of course Ireland sounds quite lovely.

 

 

3. What musical theatre character would you most like to be stranded with on a desert island? Why?
JESUS, from Jesus Christ Superstar.  We could survive for a long time on just two loaves of bread, the island would be surrounded by water-to-wine possibilities (I wonder if he could do rum instead) and if things got really bad, the guy can walk on water, and that would come in really handy.  Plus, I could get his autograph, and how valuable would that be!

 

 

4. What’s your favorite NYC “hotspot”? (restaurant, bar, museum, neighborhood)
I live in Long Island City.  Turns out it’s pretty great out here.  Right on the river, so it’s cold right now, but a pretty great surprise of a neighborhood.

 

5. What’s your favorite play by William Shakespeare?
Guess I have to go with Hamlet… No, the Henry IV plays.  Wait, . . maybe Richard II.  Of course Romeo and Juliet is quite lovely.

 

Bill Cain’s new play set in 1605 England begins when King James’ right hand man (David Pittu) commissions William Shakespeare (John Pankow) to write a new play about the Gunpowder Plot, a recent failed attempt to blow up Parliament and the Monarchy. EQUIVOCATION is a bold new look at the greatest playwright ever in a drama whose contemporary parallels are unmistakable and whose laughter is abundant – a work of startling revelations and vibrant theatricality.

The limited engagement of EQUIVOCATION will begin previews Wednesday, February 10 and open Tuesday, March 2 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR EQUIVOCATION

  • Tickets for EQUIVOCATION are available via New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org.
  • Tickets for EQUIVOCATION are $75.

 

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www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com