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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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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 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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Shows Will Go On Today As Scheduled

Shows Will Go On Today As Scheduled

Due to the accumulated snowfall in the New York area the following information has been compiled for the benefit of ticket buyers for today’s performances:


·Atlantic Theater Company’s AGES OF THE MOON will perform as scheduled at 8PM. Please check with the box office at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street) for tickets. 


·GOD OF CARNAGE will perform as scheduled at 2PM & 8PM. The theatre is taking precautions to make sure the cast and crew can get to and from the theatre. Please check with the box office at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) for tickets.  


· JERSEY BOYS will continue with its regularly scheduled performances at 2PM and 8PM. Those interested in purchasing tickets should check with the box office at August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) for cancellations. 


· A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC will continue with its scheduled 2PM matinee performance. As previously scheduled, there is no Wednesday evening performance this week. Please check with the box office at the Walter Kerr Theatre (230 West 49th Street) for tickets. 



· MAMMA MIA! will continue with its scheduled 8PM evening performance. Per the regular schedule, there will be no matinee performance. Winter special discount today  – $31.50 tickets available at Winter Garden Theatre Box Office (1634 Broadway) only. Rush seats available for any and all.  NO Student/Senior ID needed. 
 


· Manhattan Theatre Club’s TIME STANDS STILL will play at 2PM & 8PM as scheduled at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 W. 47th Street). For today only, both performances have a special snow discount for as little as $38 on select seats, subject to availability. Use code: SSMAN36 at Telecharge.com or at the Friedman Box Office.
 


· Manhattan Theatre Club’s EQUIVOCATION will play its first preview today at 8PM at New York City Center – Stage I (131 W. 55th Street). For tonight’s show, a special winter discount is available for 50% off the normal ticket price ($37.50, tickets normally $75). Use code “OTH” at the New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street) or via telephone. If purchasing online at nycitycenter.org, use code: 5661. 
 

· Contingencies for both TIME STANDS STILL and EQUIVOCATION have been planned to ensure that the casts and crews of both shows will be able to make their respective performances. If there are any general inquiries, information will be available at http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com <http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com>. If ticket holders have specific questions, they should contact their point of sale. 



· Roundabout Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of PRESENT LAUGHTER starring Victor Garber will perform as scheduled at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) at 2PM & 7PM.  Roundabout has made arrangements to ensure that the casts and crews of both shows will be able to make their respective performances.  Due to the snowstorm, Roundabout is expanding their day of rush tickets ($21.50) to include 100 additional seat locations based on availability for today’s performances. This offer is available to the general public.

If there are any general inquiries, information will be available at http://www.roundabouttheatre.org <http://www.roundabouttheatre.org>. If ticket holders have specific questions, they should contact their point of sale. 



· Signature Theatre Company’s THE ORPHANS’ HOME CYCLE will perform as scheduled at 2PM & 7PM. Please check with the box office at the Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street) for tickets. 



·STOMP will continue with its scheduled 8PM performance. As per its regular schedule there will be no matinee performance. Students with valid I.D. can get $39 tickets tonight and tomorrow at the box office window only (4 tickets per I.D.). 
 

·A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE will perform as scheduled at 2PM & 8PM. The following statement has been issued on behalf of the producers: “With people perhaps wary about travelling into the city tomorrow for last minute ticket purchases, A View From The Bridge has some availability at the matinee- A perfect time to see the show in orchestra seats.” Please check with the box office at the Cort Theater (138 West 48th Street) for tickets. 

Additionally, rehearsals for A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE, LEND ME A TENOR, LOOPED, 
THE MIRACLE WORKER, and NEXT FALL will continue as scheduled.

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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

MTC Announces Full Casting for Bill Cain’s EQUIVOCATION

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB ANNOUNCES

FULL CASTING FOR

EQUIVOCATION

 

NEW PLAY BY BILL CAIN, DIRECTED BY GARRY HYNES

TO OPEN TUESDAY, MARCH 2

AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce full casting for the New York premiere of EQUIVOCATION by Bill Cain (former artistic director of Boston Shakespeare Company), directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes (Translations, Beauty Queen of Leenane).

The cast will feature 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).

To see playwright Bill Cain and director Garry Hynes talk about EQUIVOCATION, CLICK HERE.

The limited engagement of EQUIVOCATION will begin previews Tuesday, February 9 and open Tuesday, March 2 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

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 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.

Manhattan Theatre Club’s current Broadway season includes the New York premiere of Donald MarguliesTIME STANDS STILL, currently in previews, and the Broadway premiere of MarguliesCOLLECTED STORIES. In addition to EQUIVOCATION, the Off-Broadway season includes Polly Stenham’s THAT FACE. MTC recently concluded an extended engagement of the critically lauded production of George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s THE ROYAL FAMILY and Lynn Redgrave’s NIGHTINGALE.

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 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 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 www.nycitycenter.org.
  • Tickets for EQUIVOCATION are $75.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Please note, EQUIVOCATION is dark on Mondays:

  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 – 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.

 

BIOGRAPHIES:

BILL CAIN (Playwright). Mr. Cain’s widely-produced play Stand-Up Tragedy earned six LA Critics Awards (including best production and distinguished writing) in its premiere at the Mark Taper Forum. Stand Up later garnered four Helen Hayes Awards (including outstanding production) at Arena Stage in Washington, DC before its 1990 Broadway engagement where it received the Joe A. Callaway Playwriting Award. More recently, The Laying on of Hands was developed at the Ojai Playwrights Conference and NYU’s HotInk Series. 9 Circles was developed at Ojai and South Coast Rep’s Pacific Playwrights Festival. He will return to Ojai this summer with his new play How To Write a New Book For The Bible: A Play For An Older Actress. Bill was the co-creator/writer/producer of “Nothing Sacred,” a dramatic television series which premiered in the fall of 1997 on ABC and was awarded a George Foster Peabody Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television. He received a WGA Award for Episodic Drama for the pilot episode “Proofs for the Existence of God.”  His adaptation of “Clover” for Hallmark Entertainment and HBO earned him the Christopher Award for Artistic Excellence. Mr. Cain wrote the critically acclaimed screen adaptation of Nightjohn for Hallmark/Touchstone which was named Best American Film of the Year by The New Yorker and given a special citation for excellence by the National Society of Film Critics. He adapted his own award-winning stage play, Stand-Up Tragedy, as a cable film entitled “Thicker Than Blood” for TNT (Writers’ Guild nomination), wrote and executive produced Everything That Rises (starring Mandy Patinkin) for Touchstone Television, as well as writing the screen adaptation of the book Papa’s Angels for Marian Rees Associates, which starred Scott Bakula, Cynthia Nixon and Eva Marie Saint. Bill was the writer/executive producer of ABC’s Sounder, which was nominated for two NAACP Image awards including best picture. He is the founder of the Boston Shakespeare Company, where he was Artistic Director for seven seasons, directing most of the Shakespeare canon.

GARRY HYNES (Director) is artistic director of Druid Theatre, Galway, for which she has directed many productions, including Long Day’s Journey Into Night, My Brilliant Divorce and DruidSynge, The Complete Plays of J.M. Synge (also in Dublin, Edinburgh and New York). On Broadway, she directed Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane for which she received a Tony Award, the first ever given to a woman director. She has directed at many other theaters including The Abbey and Gate theaters in Dublin, The Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Court, London, and Second Stage, Signature, and Manhattan Theatre Club in New York. She is the recipient of honorary doctorate degrees from the National University of Ireland and Trinity College, Dublin, for her services to Irish theater. Her other productions include Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock (with Michael Gambon) and The Plough and the Stars (with Brendan Gleeson).  More recently in New York she directed the highly acclaimed production of McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Atlantic Theatre, Juno for Encores! at City Center and Brian Friel’s Translations for Manhattan Theatre Club.

 

REMY AUBERJONOIS (Armin) has been seen on Broadway in The Country GirlFrost/Nixon, and most recently, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Other New York credits include Anon and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow for the Atlantic Theater, Doug Hughes’ production of Othello at the Public, and Primary Stages’ New York premiere of A.R. Gurney’s Strictly Academic. Extensive regional work includes stints at the Williamstown Festival, Yale Rep, the Old Globe, McCarter, Dallas Theater Center, and the Mark Taper Forum. On television he has appeared in “30 Rock,” “Mad Men,” “Weeds,” all three of the “Law & Order” franchises, “Sex and the City,” “E.R.,” and “The Sopranos,” among others. He has performed in several films, most notably Michael ClaytonThe International, and the upcoming Fair Game, alongside Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. He holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

MICHAEL COUNTRYMAN (Richard) has appeared on Broadway in Night Must Fall, Holiday, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, A Few Good Men and Face Value. Numerous Off-Broadway credits include Shipwrecked!, Trumpery, The Butcher Of Baraboo, Mary Rose, Dedication, The Bald Soprano, The Stendhal Syndrome, House and Garden, The Clearing, Nine Armenians, All in the Timing, a Drama Desk nomination for both The Common Pursuit and Out. Regional credits include world and American premieres at Hartford Stage, McCarter, the Guthrie and Long Wharf Theatre. Mr. Countryman has appeared in the films Burn After Reading, PS I Love You, Guerilla, The Namesake, Black Knight, You Can Count on Me, Ransom, Deceived and Once Again, and on television in John Adams, “The Sopranos,” “NYPD Blue,” “Law & Order,” “Third Watch,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” Notes for My Daughter and Kate and Allie among others.

DAVID FURR (Sharpe). Broadway: Accent on Youth (MTC), Cymbeline, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Rivals, King Lear (w/ Christopher Plummer). National Tour: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Other New York: Golden Prospects, Tim and Scrooge. David has also appeared extensively at leading regional theatres around the country including Lincoln Center, The McCarter, The Old Globe, The Long Wharf, Denver Theatre Center, Alabama Shakespeare Festival and many others. He received Ovation and Henry award nominations for his performance in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. Film & TV: “The Washingtonienne” (HBO Pilot), “Nurses” (FOX Pilot), “CSI: Miami,” the New York soaps, “45 Words,” and the role of Ralph Haverford in Focus Features’ Evening.

JOHN PANKOW (Shag). A veteran stage actor, John has appeared in numerous New York Shakespeare Festival productions, including The Tempest, Measure for Measure, Henry V, and Two Gentlemen of Verona. John recently appeared in David Mamet’s double bill, School and Keep Your Pantheon at the Atlantic Theater, as well as Christopher Durang’s Why Torture is Wrong, and the People who Love Them at the Public Theater. John has appeared on Broadway in Cymbeline, Amadeus, Serious Money, Twelve Angry Men, and The Iceman Cometh. Other Off-Broadway credits include the New York premiers of Brian Friel’s Aristocrats and John Patrick Shanley’s Italian American Reconciliation (both with Manhattan Theater Club), Peter Hedges’ Baby Anger, Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine, Israel Horowitz’ North Shore Fish, and John Byrne’s The Slab Boys. John has created memorable characters in many noted films, including To Live and Die in L.A., Mortal Thoughts, Life as a House, Talk Radio, The Secret of My Success, and most recently The Extra Man and Morning Glory. He was a regular on the hit series “Mad About You” and recurred on two critically acclaimed series, “Ally McBeal” and “The Life and Times of Molly Dodd.” John has been featured on the programs “Law & Order,” “Without a Trace,” “Law & Order: CI,” and “Miami Vice.”

 

CHARLOTTE PARRY (Judith) was a part of the inaugural year of Sam Mendes’ International “Bridge Project,” performing in The Cherry Orchard and The Winter’s Tale at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, followed by a world tour and a sell-out run at The Old Vic in London. She has appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award winning The Real Thing (also West End, London) and Coram Boy. Prior to this Charlotte spent two seasons with The Sir Peter Hall Company in As You Like It and The Importance of Being Earnest at BAM, Center Theater Group in LA, and in London. She created the role of Maureen last year in the World Premiere of Edward Albee’s latest play, Me, Myself and I at the McCarter Theatre, and has appeared Off-Broadway in Howard Katz (Roundabout), Rainbow Kiss (Play Co.) and The Master Builder (Irish rep). Other regional work in the USA includes The Birthday Party (McCarter), The Turn of the Screw (Westport), Cymbeline and Private Lives (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ). In the UK, regional work includes Amadeus, The Blue Room, Charley’s Aunt, Titus Andronicus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Northanger Abbey, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Follies, Godspell and The Three Sisters. Charlotte’s TV and Film roles include “The Safe House,” “Extreme Ghost Stories” and “The Park Bench.”

 

DAVID PITTU (Nate) received the 2009 St Clair Bayfield Award for his performance as Feste in Twelfth Night at the Delacorte this summer. Last season, he wrote and starred in What’s That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling which received two Outer Critics nominations for Best Off-Broadway Musical and Best Actor in a Musical, and was listed in both Entertainment Weekly and NY Times’ Best of Theater 2008 (He will reprise a version of the show at Joe’s Pub this coming January 17 and 18). He received Tony nominations for LoveMusik and Is He Dead? and has also been recognized for his work in The Coast of Utopia, Stuff Happens, Pinter’s Celebration and The Room, Never Gonna Dance and the national tour of Parade, directed by Harold Prince, in which he played Leo Frank, and received the National Broadway Award for his performance.

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