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NEXT FALL Plays Final Week of Performances – Closing July 4th

NEXT FALL

PLAYS FINAL WEEK OF PERFORMANCES

 

BROADWAY RUN ENDS SUNDAY, JULY 4

www.NextFallBroadway.com

 

The Tony-nominated Best Play NEXT FALL, presented by Elton John & David Furnish, written by Geoffrey Nauffts and directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller, will play its final eight performances this week at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street). The production will close after the 3:00 PM matinee on Sunday, July 4, 2010 after 26 previews and 132 regular performances.

NEXT FALL opened on Broadway on March 11, 2010 to unanimous critical acclaim:

“The FUNNIEST HEARTBREAKER IN TOWN! NEXT FALL embodies something theatergoers have been sorely missing, perhaps without knowing it, for years. A SMART, SENSITIVE, IMMENSELY APPEALING and utterly contemporary New York comedy.” –New York Times. “FIVE STARS. THE BEST NEW AMERICAN PLAY OF THE BROADWAY SEASON, NEXT FALL leaves you thinking about rapture and rupture. If you go, which you should, be prepared to laugh some, perhaps to cry some, and then to rise in appreciation.” –Time Out New York. “COMPASSIONATE, LAUGH-FILLED and ENORMOUSLY ENTERTAINING. Geoffrey Nauffts invests the play with a generosity that doesn’t prejudge, embracing both the virtues and foibles of his characters. And that inclusion makes NEXT FALL an even richer experience.” –Associated Press. “A DARING NEW DRAMA.” –Entertainment Weekly. “DEEPLY MOVING AND SURPRISINGLY FUNNY. Geoffrey Nauffts reveals a talent for sharp comic dialogue. He draws all his characters with surprising depth.” –Hollywood Reporter.

NEXT FALL had its world premiere in a Naked Angels production, opening to critical acclaim on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater and played a sold-out run off-Broadway through August 8, 2009. NEXT FALL transferred to Broadway and opened on March 11, 2010 at the Helen Hayes Theatre. The play was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for Best New Play. Director Sheryl Kaller received a Tony nomination for Best Director, and Sean Dugan was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actor. Geoffrey Nauffts received the 2010 Outer Critics Circle’s John Gassner Award for his writing achievement.

NEXT FALL stars Patrick Breen as Adam, Maddie Corman as Holly, Sean Dugan as Brandon, Patrick Heusinger as Luke, Connie Ray as Arlene and Cotter Smith as Butch.

The creative team for NEXT FALL includes Wilson Chin (Set Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), John Gromada (Sound Design) and Jess Goldstein (Costume Design).

NEXT FALL is produced on Broadway by Elton John and David Furnish, Barbara Manocherian, Richard Willis, Tom SmedesCarole L. Haber/Chase Mishkin Ostar, Anthony Barrile, Michael Palitz, Bob Boyett, James Spry/Catherine Schreiber, Probo Productions, Roy Furman in association with Naked Angels (Geoffrey Nauffts, Artistic Director; John Alexander, Managing Director; Andy Donald, Associate Artistic Director; Brittany O’Neill, Producer). Susan Mindell is the Executive Producer.

Geoffrey Nauffts’ NEXT FALL takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. While the play’s central story focuses on the 5-year relationship between Adam and Luke, NEXT FALL goes beyond a typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to “believe” and what it might cost us not to.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for NEXT FALL are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200, (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area or online at www.Telecharge.com. Tickets are $116.50 each.

 

Schedule: Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday – Saturday @ 8pm; Wednesday & Saturday @ 2pm; Sunday @ 3pm

Follow NEXT FALL on Twitter: @NextFall

Find NEXT FALL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nextfall

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For more information on NEXT FALL, please visit:

www.NextFallBroadway.com

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NEXT FALL to Play Final Broadway Performance on Sunday, July 4

NEXT FALL

TO PLAY FINAL BROADWAY PERFORMANCE

SUNDAY, JULY 4

 

www.NextFallBroadway.com

 

The Tony-nominated Best Play NEXT FALL, presented by Elton John & David Furnish, written by Geoffrey Nauffts and directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller, will play its final performance at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street) on Sunday, July 4, 2010 after 26 previews and 132 regular performances.

NEXT FALL opened on Broadway on March 11, 2010 to unanimous critical acclaim:

“The FUNNIEST HEARTBREAKER IN TOWN! NEXT FALL embodies something theatergoers have been sorely missing, perhaps without knowing it, for years. A SMART, SENSITIVE, IMMENSELY APPEALING and utterly contemporary New York comedy.” –New York Times. “FIVE STARS. THE BEST NEW AMERICAN PLAY OF THE BROADWAY SEASON, NEXT FALL leaves you thinking about rapture and rupture. If you go, which you should, be prepared to laugh some, perhaps to cry some, and then to rise in appreciation.” –Time Out New York. “COMPASSIONATE, LAUGH-FILLED and ENORMOUSLY ENTERTAINING. Geoffrey Nauffts invests the play with a generosity that doesn’t prejudge, embracing both the virtues and foibles of his characters. And that inclusion makes NEXT FALL an even richer experience.” –Associated Press. “A DARING NEW DRAMA.” –Entertainment Weekly. “DEEPLY MOVING AND SURPRISINGLY FUNNY. Geoffrey Nauffts reveals a talent for sharp comic dialogue. He draws all his characters with surprising depth.” –Hollywood Reporter.

NEXT FALL had its world premiere in a Naked Angels production, opening to critical acclaim on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater and played a sold-out run off-Broadway through August 8, 2009. NEXT FALL transferred to Broadway and opened on March 11, 2010 at the Helen Hayes Theatre. The play was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for Best New Play. Director Sheryl Kaller received a Tony nomination for Best Director, and Sean Dugan was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actor. Geoffrey Nauffts received the Outer Critics Circle’s 2010 John Gassner Award for his writing achievement.

NEXT FALL stars Patrick Breen as Adam, Maddie Corman as Holly, Sean Dugan as Brandon, Patrick Heusinger as Luke, Connie Ray as Arlene and Cotter Smith as Butch.

The creative team for NEXT FALL includes Wilson Chin (Set Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), John Gromada (Sound Design) and Jess Goldstein (Costume Design).

NEXT FALL is produced on Broadway by Elton John and David Furnish, Barbara Manocherian, Richard Willis, Tom SmedesCarole L. Haber/Chase Mishkin Ostar, Anthony Barrile, Michael Palitz, Bob Boyett, James Spry/Catherine Schreiber, Probo Productions, Roy Furman in association with Naked Angels (Geoffrey Nauffts, Artistic Director; John Alexander, Managing Director; Andy Donald, Associate Artistic Director; Brittany O’Neill, Producer). Susan Mindell is the Executive Producer.

Geoffrey Nauffts’ NEXT FALL takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. While the play’s central story focuses on the 5-year relationship between Adam and Luke, NEXT FALL goes beyond a typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to “believe” and what it might cost us not to.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for NEXT FALL are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200, (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area or online at www.Telecharge.com. Tickets are $116.50 each.

 

Schedule for the week of June 22: Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday – Saturday @ 8pm; Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm

Schedule for the week of June 29: Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday – Saturday @ 8pm; Wednesday & Saturday @ 2pm; Sunday @ 3pm

Follow NEXT FALL on Twitter: @NextFall

Find NEXT FALL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nextfall

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For more information on NEXT FALL, please visit:

www.NextFallBroadway.com

NEXT FALL’s Patrick Breen Pens Feature for Broadway.com

BROADWAY.COM

June 22, 2010

Patrick Breen On How Next Fall Brings Two Worlds Together, Sans Rainbow Flags

By Patrick Breen

When Next Fall first came along, I had been living in Los Angeles for 10 years. I had gotten back to New York once or twice to do plays, and I remember thinking, “I want to do more theater.” But the timing was always off; it just wasn’t happening. Fortunately, [Next Fall] playwright Geoffrey Nauffts and I had done this play, previously titled The Gospel According to Adam, as readings with Naked Angels several times. And so, one day, he called.

“Come do this show,” he said. My initial reaction was, “I can’t.”

“I’m auditioning for pilots!” I told him. (I still had this dream of landing a series that would run for three or four years and make me enough money to buy a house.)

“Just accept the damn job, and if you get a TV show, you can leave,” he said. So I finally gave in. How could I not?

Of course, no big TV show came along. And I’m glad it didn’t, because I love this play. It has ended up being one of the peak experiences of my life.

I should have known Next Fall would be special when we first began. The script was strong enough to pack early readings with so many talented actors you could hardly believe you were in the room with them—Julie White, Jay O. Sanders, Patch Darragh, Zachary Quinto, Maryann Plunkett. (I should add that my current castmates are sublime and irreplaceable.) There was always something moving about the play, but it was the uniqueness of it that drew people to the table. Its effectiveness sneaks up on you. During the first scene, you get the set-up. “Oh, okay, hospital.” During the second scene, you go, “Oh. These guys are gay. It’s a gay play.” Then, suddenly, by the third and fourth scenes, which includes a declaration of religious faith, it ceases to be about “gay.” In just four scenes, Next Fall becomes a show you think you know and transforms into a play about two people, gender and orientation insignificant, trying to navigate love—the one thing that nearly everyone can relate to.

By the time Next Fall debuted off-Broadway in 2009, you’d come down the stairs to leave the show at the end of the night and there’d be two grown men just outside the lobby, programs in their hands, holding each other and weeping. The next night it would be a heterosexual couple thanking you. Some nights there were parents and adult children. Sometimes it was younger people, grateful to us for representing their story on stage. The entire cast realized then we were part of something unusual and profound.

Read Patrick Breen’s entire “FIRST PERSON” feature on Broadway.com at

http://www.broadway.com/shows/next-fall/buzz/152833/patrick-breen-on-how-next-fall-brings-two-worlds-together-sans-rainbow-flags/

Elton John & David Furnish present

NEXT FALL, a new play by Geoffrey Nauffts, directed by Sheryl Kaller

Now playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street).

For more information, visit www.NextFallBroadway.com

NEXT FALL Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway

“The Funniest Heartbreaker in Town!” New York Times

TONY-NOMINATED BEST PLAY

NEXT FALL

CELEBRATES 100 PERFORMANCES

ON BROADWAY

www.NextFallBroadway.com 


The Tony-nominated Best Play NEXT FALL, presented by Elton John & David Furnish, written by Geoffrey Nauffts and directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller, will celebrate 100 performances on Broadway this evening. NEXT FALL is currently playing on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street).

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NEXT FALL Playwright Geoffrey Nauffts featured on TimeOutNY.com

TIMEOUTNY.COM
May 28, 2010 

Ask a Tony nominee: Geoffrey Nauffts


Upstaged by ADAM FELDMAN
Critics don’t get to participate in this year’s Tony Awards (we’ll be back on the rolls next year). But if I did have a vote in this year’s Best Play competition, it would go toward Geoffrey Nauffts’s Next Fall, which humorously and poignantly examines the relationship of a gay couple, Adam and Luke, with markedly different attitudes toward religious faith. We recently talked with Nauffts, an actor and artistic director of the Naked Angels company (which produced the show Off Broadway last year), about his play and its reception.

TONY: First of all, congratulations on the nomination for Next Fall. I loved the play. And I’ve been surprised to hear from a few people who for some reason don’t believe that this central couple you’ve written could exist as a couple, given their differences. That relationship was inspired by a real relationship that you did have, right?

Geoffrey Nauffts: Ultimately you cull from your own experience to some degree or another. As for the people that don’t buy the relationship…I mean, that’s something we really tried to work on for the Broadway production. We tried to deepen the relationship, because if you don’t have people rooting for them to be together and understanding them somehow, we have no play there. But I feel like that comment could be a little bit shallow, in a sense: “Why would a cute, young, hot guy be with a curmudgeonly, crabby guy like that?” I have lots of friendships all around me where the couples have a great age difference. That happens all the time. And I also think there are people who are on polar-opposite sides of the equation religiously. My brother and his wife, for instance, completely don’t see eye-to-eye in the way they want to raise their kids in terms of religion. And politics—it’s all over the place. You know, it takes all types.

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Next Fall Director Sheryl Kaller Featured on Broadway.com

“The Funniest Heartbreaker in Town!” New York Times

NEXT FALL’S TONY-NOMINATED DIRECTOR

SHERYL KALLER

TALKS CANDIDLY TO BROADWAY.COM

www.NextFallBroadway.com

Sheryl Kaller, the Tony-nominated director of NEXT FALL was recently interviewed for Broadway.com’s “What’s Up?” feature. In the candid interview, Sheryl discusses balancing her theater career with raising her family, what made her return to directing, and the thrill of being nominated for her first Tony Award.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL INTERVIEW.

NEXT FALL, presented by Elton John & David Furnish, written by Geoffrey Nauffts and directed by Sheryl Kaller, is currently playing on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street).

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OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS WINNERS

   2009 – 2010

 

OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS

The Outer Critics Circle Award Winners were announced today.

 

The awards ceremony will take place on May 27, 2010.


FENCES won Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Actor in a Play (Denzel Washington) and Outstanding Actress in a Play (Viola Davis).
 
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES won Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge), Outstanding Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson) and Outstanding Costume Design (Matthew Wright).  
 
LEND ME A TENOR won the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Award (Jan Maxwell).
 
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC won Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Catherine Zeta-Jones).
  
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET has won Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Levi Kreis).

NEXT FALL playwright Geoffrey Nauffts has won the John Gassner Award.

THE ORPHANS’ HOME CYCLE won Outstanding Off-Broadway Play and Outstanding Director of a Play (Michael Wilson).  
 
RED won Outstanding Broadway Play.
 
WISHFUL DRINKING has won Outstanding Solo Performance (Carrie Fisher).

TO READ THE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES, CLICK HERE 

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