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Andrew C. McGibbon

 

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House. His photography work can be previewed at https://andrewmcgibbonphotography.com.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

 

 

TICKETS GO ON SALE TOMORROW
& BOX OFFICE OPENS MONDAY FOR
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
STARRING CATHERINE ZETA-JONES & ANGELA LANSBURY
MUSIC & LYRICS BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM; BOOK BY HUGH WHEELER
DIRECTED BY TREVOR NUNN

WALTER KERR THEATRE
PREVIEWS BEGIN NOVEMBER 24; OPENING DECEMBER 13
www.NightMusicOnBroadway.com

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, October 17th to the general public and the Walter Kerr Theatre box office opens on Monday, October 19th for the first Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony Award–winning masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC starring Academy Award–winner Catherine Zeta-Jones and five-time Tony Award®–winner Angela Lansbury, directed by Tony Award®-winner Trevor Nunn. The production begins previews on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 and opens on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). Rehearsals begin on Monday, October 19th.

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC stars Catherine Zeta-Jones as Desirée Armfeldt, Angela Lansbury as Madame Armfeldt, Alexander Hanson as Fredrik Egerman, Aaron Lazar as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, Erin Davie as Countess Charlotte Malcolm, Leigh Ann Larkin as Petra, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka as Henrik Egerman, and Ramona Mallory as Anne Egerman. The cast also includes Bradley Dean, Marissa McGowan, Betsy Morgan, Karen Murphy, Jayne Paterson, Kevin David Thomas, and Kevin Vortmann.  Additional casting, including the role of Fredrika Armfeldt, will be announced at a later date.

Alexander Hanson is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance to this production.

Based on Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is set in a weekend country house in turn of the century Sweden, bringing together surprising liaisons, long simmering passions and a taste of love’s endless possibilities. Hailed as witty and wildly romantic, the story centers on the elegant actress Desirée Armfeldt and the spider’s web of sensuality, intrigue and desire that surrounds her.

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC – featuring a score by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler – originally opened in 1973 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre and ran for 601 performances. Produced and directed by Harold Prince, the production garnered six Tony Awards® including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The Sondheim score features one of the composer's best-known songs, “Send in the Clowns,” as well as “Every Day a Little Death,” “The Miller's Son” and “A Weekend in the Country.”

Trevor Nunn’s production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC debuted to critical acclaim at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory in November 2008 and subsequently transferred to the West End where it played a successful limited engagement through July 25, 2009 at the Garrick Theatre.

The creative team for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC includes Lynne Page (Choreography), Caroline Humphris (Musical Supervision), David Farley (Set & Costume Design), Hartley T A Kemp (Lighting Design), Dan Moses Shreier and Gareth Owen  (Sound Design), Paul Huntley (Wig Design), Jason Carr (Orchestrations) and Tom Murray (Musical Direction).

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC will be produced on Broadway by Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, the Menier Chocolate Factory, Roger Berlind, David Babani, Andrew Fell and Sonia Friedman Productions.

Additional production information will be announced soon.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, October 17th and the Walter Kerr Theatre box office (219 West 48th Street) opens on Monday, October 19th. Tickets will be available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200, (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area, or online at Telecharge.com. For A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC group sales, contact Theatre Direct International at 212-541-8457 x 2, or outside the NY metro area at 1-800-BROADWAY x 2.

Tickets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays range in price from $52 to $132. Tickets on Friday, Saturday & Sunday range in price from $57 to $137.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Nov. 24 – Dec. 12: Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm; Sunday at 3pm
Beginning Dec. 15: Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm; Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm; Sunday at 3pm
No performance on Nov. 26, Dec. 24 or Dec. 31; Added performances on Nov. 27 at 2pm, Dec. 27 at 2pm & 7pm & Dec. 28 at 8pm

 

www.NightMusicOnBroadway.com

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Friday, 16 October 2009 14:52

Mamma Mia Celebrates 8 Years on Broadway

MAMMA MIA!

CELEBRATES EIGHT SMASH HIT YEARS ON BROADWAY

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2009

 

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus global smash hit musicalMAMMA MIA! celebrates eight years on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) this Sunday, October 18th, 2009.

MAMMA MIA! is now the 13th longest-running show in Broadway history, having surpassed the record breaking runs of legendary musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof; Hello, Dolly!; Annie; My Fair Lady and the original run of Cabaret.

The 6th Annual ROCKTOBER celebration is in full swing this month! Packed with news about MAMMA MIA! around the world and other ABBA-related news and trivia, the traditional ROCKTOBER calendar has been re-imagined with a brand new interactive online design. Check back every Friday when MAMMA MIA! will choose a “winner to take it all!” Enter once a day by answering a trivia question for your chance to win fABBAlous prizes! Bookmark www.mmrocktober.com.

Seen by over 40 million people around the world, MAMMA MIA!, is celebrating over 3,000 performances in its eighth smash hit year at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre and remains one of Broadway’s top  selling musicals.

The original West End production of MAMMA MIA! is celebrating 10 years and over 4,000 performances in London, an international tour has visited more than 40 foreign cities, and the blockbuster feature film adaptation is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing over $600 million worldwide.

With a worldwide gross of over $2 Billion, MAMMA MIA! is acclaimed by the Associated Press as “quite simply, a phenomenon.”

For tickets, schedule and information about MAMMA MIA! around the world: 
www.mamma-mia.com

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Friday, 16 October 2009 11:23

Bye Bye Birdie In the News

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

BYE BYE BIRDIE


Featured in  
The New York Times, Newsday, Journal News, NPR,
People.com & Broadway.com

This is the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller’s Theatre on Broadway.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie has been recently featured in the news.

Click on the links below to learn more.

The New York Times
Arts & Leisure
50 Years Older, ‘Birdie’ Returns to the Nest

Newsday
Put on a happy face: 'Bye Bye Birdie' is back

Journal News
Bye Bye, ‘Godot'; hello, ‘Birdie'

NPR
“Weekend Edition”

People.com
Video: Go Inside John Stamos’s Dressing Room!

Broadway.com
Room With a View: Birdie's John Stamos Gets a Dressing Room Makeover

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie, after a 48 year absence, as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller’s Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).  This is a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010.

Bye Bye Birdie stars John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez) & Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) with Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson) & Dee Hoty (Mrs. MacAfee).  The cast will also feature Matt Doyle (Hugo Peabody), Jake Evan Schwencke (Randolph MacAfee), Allie Trimm (Kim MacAfee) and Nolan Gerard Funk as “Conrad Birdie.”  Robert Longbottom directs and choreographs Bye Bye Birdie with a book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams.

In Bye Bye Birdie, the exuberant rock n’ roll musical comedy, it’s 1960 and hip-swingin’ teen idol superstar Conrad Birdie (Funk) has been drafted into the army.   Birdie's manager Albert (Stamos) and his secretary Rosie (Gershon) have cooked up a plan to send him off with a swell new song and one last kiss from a lucky teenage fan… on “The Ed Sullivan Show”! 

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets are available online at www.byebyebirdieonbroadway.com or by phone at (212)239-6200.  Ticket prices range from $86.50 - $136.50.  To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Bye Bye Birdie plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM. 

 

www.byebyebirdieonbroadway.com

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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BURN THE FLOOR
Featured on 
CBS 2 NEWS SUNDAY MORNING
This Sun Oct 18
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HIT SHOW EXTENDED TO JAN 3 2010

 

Broadway’s BURN THE FLOOR will be featured on CBS 2 News Sunday Morning this Sunday October 18 at 8:46 AM when anchor Dana Tyler interviews company members Robin Windsor and Sarah Soriano.  WCBS airs on Channel 2 in the tri-state area.

Windsor and Soriano, who have toured the world with the show, speak about their experience in the hottest show on Broadway.  Soriano also discusses her experience as a breast cancer survivor.  

BURN THE FLOOR was the first Broadway show of the new season.  After opening in August and breaking box office records at the Longacre Theatre, the show announced its extension to January 3 2010.

The NY Daily News called it “Athletic, sensual and rocket-fueled.”  Bloomberg.com called “Utterly theatrical” and NY 1 TV called it “Hot, hot, hot.  Pulse pounding choreography.  A two hour adrenaline rush featuring some of the best and best-looking ballroom dancers in the world.”

BURN THE FLOOR plays at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre, 220 West 48 Street. The show has broken box office records at the Longacre Theatre and has extended its limited run to January 3 2010.

www.burnthefloor.com 
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NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP’S
I GOT SICK THEN I GOT BETTER
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY JENNY ALLEN
DIRECTED BY JAMES LAPINE AND DARREN KATZ
ADDS PERFORMANCE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 19

RUN TO FOLLOW IN NYTW’S FOURTH STREET THEATRE
OCTOBER 23 THROUGH NOVEMBER 15

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that I Got Sick Then I Got Better, written and performed by Jenny Allen, and directed by James Lapine and Darren Katz, will play one additional Monday—October 19—at 8pm, at NYTW, 79 East 4th Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery, before beginning a regular run at NYTW’s 4th Street Theatre, 83 E 4th Street, on Friday October 23.

I Got Sick Then I Got Better will play the following schedule: Thursday and Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 3pm and 7pm; Monday at 7pm.  Tickets are $45 and are on sale through November 15.

The play, which was originally scheduled to close Monday, October 5, has been extended again due to sell-out audiences.

I Got Sick Then I Got Better is a wrenching comic riff on one woman’s adventures after falling down the medical rabbit hole.  Diagnosed with and treated for ovarian cancer in 2005, writer and performer Jenny Allen (The New Yorker, The New York Times) tells her story of the harrowing tailspin she took following her diagnosis, combining biting humor with searing emotion in a witty, bittersweet monologue that limns the personal and family collateral damage a life-threatening illness brings. 

Jenny Allen is a writer and performer.  Her profiles, essays and reviews have appeared for years in many magazines, including The New York Times, New York, Vogue, Esquire, Life, and More.  She is the author of a collection of fables for grown-ups called "The Long Chalkboard," illustrated by her husband, Jules Feiffer.  She helped originate the 80's comedy group "serious Bizness," and has performed in productions of Jules' Blues and in readings of Spalding Grey: Stories Left to Tell.  She produces and performs stand-up comedy evenings in Manhattan.  I Got Sick Then I Got Better, was first performed on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 2007.  She and her husband have two children, Halley, 23, an actress, and Julie, 13, a ninth grader.  They live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW), now celebrating its 26th season, is a leading voice in the world of Off-Broadway and within the theatre community in New York and around the world. NYTW has emerged as a premiere incubator of important new theatre, honoring its mission to explore perspectives on our collective history and respond to the events and institutions that shape our lives. In addition, NYTW is known for its innovative adaptations of classic repertory. Each season, from its home in New York's East Village neighborhood, NYTW presents three to five new productions, over 80 readings, and numerous workshop productions, for over 45,000 audience members. Over the past 26 years, NYTW has developed and produced over 100 new, fully staged works, including Jonathan Larson's Rent, Tony Kushner's Slavs! and Homebody/Kabul, Doug Wright's Quills, Claudia Shear's Blown Sideways Through Life and Dirty Blonde, Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Valhalla, and Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, Far Away, and A Number. The 2002 remounting of Martha Clarke's seminal work Vienna: Lusthaus and subsequent American tour was one of the longest-running productions in NYTW's history.  NYTW supports artists in all stages of their careers by maintaining a series of workshop programs including work-in-progress readings, summer residencies, and minority artist fellowships. In 1991, NYTW received an OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement and in 2000 was designated to be part of the Leading National Theatres Program by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Tickets for I Got Sick Then I Got Better are $45 and may be purchased online at www.telecharge.com, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or by phoning Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200.  For groups, phone 212 780 9037.  For more information, visit www.nytw.org.

 

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MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB
ANNOUNCES SECOND EXTENSION OF
THE ROYAL FAMILY
TICKETS NOW ON SALE THROUGH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13
AT MTC’S SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE

“Something close to a miracle. Rosemary Harris and Jan Maxwell are giving the kind of performance that turn agnostics into true believers.”
Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce that due to popular demand, the Manhattan Theatre Club production of George S. Kaufman’s and Edna Ferber’s THE ROYAL FAMILY has been extended an additional two weeks at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This marks the second extension for the production, which is directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Mauritius). Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, December 13.

THE ROYAL FAMILY has been hailed by critics and has received standing ovations at the Friedman since first preview. Below are some recent quotes from New York critics:

THE ROYAL FAMILY has moments of sheer joy and lots of laughs from an amazing cast led by the adorable and charming Rosemary Harris and Jan Maxwell who brilliantly plays Julie.”
–        Joan Hamburg, WOR

“Manhattan Theatre Club offers a splendid spread of Broadway pleasures. Rosemary Harris glides like a swan over the glistening pond of the play, while the divine Jan Maxwell plays her role with the sparkle, bubble, sweetness and bite of a properly chilled champagne.”
–        Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
4 STARS (OUT OF 5). Doug Hughes’ 16-member cast executes the hullabaloo to perfection. Watching Reg Rogers as Tony is a delight, reminding audiences that there are still actors alive who can marry rapier swordplay with rapier wit. Rosemary Harris possesses the driest wit in the house. Jan Maxwell draws huzzahs for humanity and comic attack. Her performance is highly accomplished.”
–        Brendan Lemon, The Financial Times

Follow a famous family of stage stars as they go about the drama of the day: choosing scripts, dashing off to performances, stealing kisses from handsome beaus. But what’s this business about the youngest diva wanting to quit the stage for domestic bliss? Never, darling! 

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR THE ROYAL FAMILY

  • Single tickets to THE ROYAL FAMILY are available via www.Telecharge.com; by telephone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250 if outside the NY metro area; and at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue).
  • THE ROYAL FAMILY tickets range in price from $57.00-$111.00. 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Please note: For all weeks except Thanksgiving Week, THE ROYAL FAMILY is dark on Mondays.

  • THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note there are only 7 performances on sale to the general public this week.
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 (THANKSGIVING WEEK): Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM. Tuesday at 7 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Dark on Thursday.
  • *EXTENSION WEEKS* MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

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MCC THEATER
ANNOUNCES FALL 2009
 PLAYLAB READINGS

INSIDER’S LOOK AT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
BEGINS OCTOBER 26
FOR THREE WEEKS
AT BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

FREE ADMISSION

 

New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, Artistic Directors; William Cantler, Associate Artistic Director; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced the line-up for their Fall 2009 PlayLab play readings of new plays by members of the company’s Playwrights’ Coalition Anton Dudley, Matthew Stephen Smith and Kara Manning to be held on October 26, November 2 and November 9, 2009.  The three-week Monday night series will offer a special opportunity to experience works in development by some of New York’s most exciting playwrights.  As an added bonus, audience members will be invited to mingle with the artists at post-performance receptions to be held each night. 

MCC's commitment to new work extends beyond its Mainstage.  Now in its ninth year, the Playwrights' Coalition is a diverse group of some of the most talented, exciting playwrights working today.  The Coalition's programs give writers the resources and support to generate, develop and showcase new work.  Through intensive work and roundtable readings, member playwrights develop dynamic and challenging new plays, and twice-a-year PlayLab readings put these plays in front of an audience, providing a showcase and celebration of the writers' work.  Plays developed through the Playwrights' Coalition have gone on to production at MCC and other notable theaters in the U.S. and abroad. 

All readings will take place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (25th  St. between Lexington and Third Avenue.) at 7:00 p.m.  The series is offered free of charge, but reservations are recommended.  Reservations can be made by phoning 212-727-7722 ext. 244 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

2009 Fall PlayLab Readings____________________________________

October 26, 2009
Fluid Love
Written and Directed by Anton Dudley
With Isabel Keating, Polly Lee, Peter O'Connor and Armando Riesco
Bret and Carla are neighbors, best friends, and intensely co-dependent.  Carla has a husband and two kids.  Bret has an empty apartment with new locks on the window and door; Carla has the keys.  So, when Bret brings home a pretty co-worker after his first day on the job, it's fair to wonder: is he turning over a new leaf, or running headlong into destruction?

November 2, 2009
7 Ways to Mourn the Dead
By Matthew Stephen Smith
Directed by Esther Neff
With Leslie Ayvasian, Louis Cancelmi, Sasha Higgins, Marin Ireland, Chelsea O'Connor, Larry Pine, Matthew Rauch and Michael Urie
In this darkly funny retelling of the fall of Troy, the royal House of Priam simmers and stews, bored to tears by a twelve-day break in the war.  The mute prophetess Cassandra knows of the looming terror, but the rest of the family would rather fill its time with parties, fights and illicit sex.  Is it better not to know your fate?  How do you distract yourself once you do?

November 9, 2009
Sleeping Rough
By Kara Manning
Directed by Wendy McClellan
With Aya Cash, Margaret Colin and Michael Countryman
Unable to forgive her country for a grievous trespass, Joanna makes a desperate trip to London, graffitiing her grief all over the city and ignoring the pleas of her British ex-husband and bee-obsessed daughter to go home.  In this prickly, compelling play, a shattered family tries to recover from loss and long-ago regrets...if they can even find each other to begin.

Please note that casting is subject to change.

MCC Theater is one of New York City's leading Off Broadway theater companies, committed to presenting New York and world premieres each season.  When MCC Theater was founded in 1986, its mission was simple: to bring new theatrical voices to theater-going audiences.  MCC Theater continues to accomplish this yearly through presentation of its mainstage works; its Literary Program, which actively seeks and develops new and emerging writers and its Education & Outreach Program, allowing more than 1,200 students yearly to experience theater, increase literacy and discover their own voices in the arts.  Notable MCC Theater highlights include: the 2008 Tony Award-nominated reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute, last season’s Fifty Words, the 2004 Tony-winning production of Bryony Lavery’s Frozen; Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig;Rebecca Gilman’s The Glory of Living; Marsha Norman’s Trudy Blue; Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit; Tim Blake Nelson’s The Grey Zone and Alan Bowne’s Beirut.  Over the years, the dedication to the work of new and emerging artists has earned MCC Theater a variety of awards.  The company’s current production of Alexander DinelarisStill Life is now in currently in performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) through November 5.  2-Play subscriptions are available on www.mcctheater.org for as little as $79.

About the Authors___________________________________________

Anton Dudley's Off-Broadway productions include Substitution (Soho Playhouse featuring Jan Maxwell), Getting Home (SecondStage Theatre Uptown directed by David Schweizer) and Slag Heap (the Cherry Lane Theatre featuring Vincent Kartheiser).  Other New York productions include Circumvention (Keen Company), Honor and the River (SPF; New York Stage & Film), Davy & Stu (Ensemble Studio Theatre), The Lake’s End (Adirondack Theatre Festival featuring Jason Butler Harner), BOB (New York Stage & Film directed by Leigh Silverman), Flight of Kings (Baryshnikov Arts Center/37Arts), January 1, 2000 (Lincoln Center Theater@HERE), Pleaching the Coffin Sisters (EST), Drowned People (Fire Dept.@Joe's Pub), Up Here/In Here (Altered Stages), Antarctica (Vital Theatre), and edWARd2 (FringeNYC).  Regionally, his work has been presented by the Walnut Street Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Cleveland Public Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata in Minneapolis, Luna Stage in New Jersey, New Works/New Haven, Cherry Red Productions in Washington DC, The Kennedy Center’s Prelude Festival, Momentum Productions in Texas, the Playwright’s Center of San Francisco, and Signature Theatre in Virginia.  Anton’s work has been published by Playscripts, Inc. (both Honor and the River and Circumvention) and in The Dramatist, PLAY A Journal of Plays (Vol. II), The Waverly Review, both volumes of Gary Garrison’s Monologues for Men by Men (Heinemann Press), Actor's Choice: Monologues for Teens (Playscripts, Inc.), The Theatre Audition Book II (Meriwether Publishing), and New American Short Plays 2005 (Backstage Books) edited by Craig Lucas.  The short film of Davy & Stu, for which Anton adapted the screenplay, appears on Strand Releasing's collection Boys Life 6.  The award-winning film was an official selection of over 60 international film festivals, playing on 5 continents.  Anton is a recipient of the Manhattan Theater Club Playwriting Fellowship and commission, the Bill Foeller Fellowship at Williamstown Theater Festival, the Cherry Lane Mentor’s Project Fellowship (Mentor: Ed Bullins), a Dramatists’ Guild of America Fellowship, a Translation Residency and Travel Grant from Quebec's Centre des Auteurs Dramatiques, a New York Theatre Workshop Summer Residency at Dartmouth College, a Baryshnikov Dance Foundation Residency (Mentor: Edwin Sanchez), both NYU’s Goldberg Award for Best Play (Mentor: Tony Kushner) and the John Golden Prize in Playwriting, an Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation Grant, and was chosen by Arthur Kopit to be an inaugural member of the Lark Play Development Center's Playwrights Workshop and was its Playwright-in-Residence for the 2006-2007 season.  A two-time finalist for the Heideman Award at Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Anton is a member of New York Theatre Workshop's "Usual Suspects" and MCC Theater's Playwrights' Coalition.  Currently, Anton is under commission from the Cherry Lane Theatre, and is developing the new musical Tina Girlstar for Olympus Theatricals, LLC.

Matthew Stephen Smith's play Endoftheworld Lovesong was performed at the Flea Theater (NYC) in 2008.  His other plays, including The Minotaur, A Fear of Being Eaten By Your Lover In the Dark, Night in the Land of Gracious Living, Shiver Meek & Mute (The Hostage Play), and Daedalus/Myth have been performed through Prospect Theater, Chicago's Remy Bumppo Theater Company, Panoply Performance Laboratory, The University of Michigan, and Northwestern University. He is currently developing two new plays, Shouting from the Burned House, and 7 Ways to Mourn the Dead.  As a performer, he recently appeared in Panoply Performance Laboratory's On the Cranial Nerves of Barbarians; A Documentary Operetta, and Anxious About Atlantis, which he co-wrote with Panoply Founder Esther NeffMatthew received his MFA in playwriting from Northwestern University where he also taught screenwriting.  He is a member of Panoply Performance Laboratory, The Dramatists Guild and MCC's Playwrights' Coalition.

Kara Manning’s plays, including Mind the GapKilling Swansafterdark and Sleeping Rough, have been performed or developed via the Royal Court Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, the O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Playwrights Horizons, MCC Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, NYTW, LAByrinth Theater, the Magic Theater, New Dramatists, the Lark Play Development Center, Studio Dante, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (The 24 Hour Plays), Here (Raw Impressions), The Directors Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Makor, Expanded Arts, Theatre for the New City and the Bloomington Playwrights Project. She is the 2007-08 recipient of the Princess Grace Award in playwriting and a member of the 2008-2010 Women’s Project Playwrights Lab and MCC Theater’s Playwrights Coalition. Kara was a playwright-in-residence with the Royal Court Theatre’s International Residency, Page 73 Productions’ 2008 Yale retreat and Women's Project's 2009 Envision Lab retreat via Voice & Vision. She was a recipient of the 2000-2001 Jerome Foundation, Affiliated Writers Program grant in association with American Theatre magazine, a finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (2008), P73 fellowship (2008), the Heideman Award (2009, 2007), PlayPenn Conference (2006), Barrie Stavis Award (2005), semifinalist for the Cherry Lane Mentor Project (2007), shortlisted for NYU’s  Hot Ink festival (2008) and nominee for the 2007-08 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She is the literary manager of the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York.  Member of the Dramatists Guild. She served as an assistant director at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre (Fringe Festival), research assistant to Anne Bogart and the SITI Company. Kara is also a freelance music/arts journalist and a former MTV News reporter and staff writer for Rolling Stone magazine. She wrote liner notes for the Grammy-nominated Rhino box set "Respect: A Century of Women in Music.”  In addition, she is a web editor/on-air interviewer for WFUV/The Alternate Side and wrangles musicians for Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" on WFUV and John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders.  Graduate of Columbia University's MFA program in playwriting.

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Bank of America presents

THE BRIDGE PROJECT

Produced by Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Old Vic, & Neal Street Productions

FULL COMPANY ANNOUNCED FOR 2010 PRODUCTIONS

 

BAM engagement:

AS YOU LIKE IT (Plays Jan 12—Mar 13, Opens Jan 24)

THE TEMPEST (Plays Feb 14—-Mar 13, Opens Feb 25)

Full schedule follows at the bottom of this release

By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

DIRECTED BY SAM MENDES

CAST LED BY STEPHEN DILLANE, MICHELLE BECK, CHRISTIAN CAMARGO, RON CEPHAS JONES, JULIET RYLANCE, THOMAS SADOSKI

October 15, 2009—Following a critically acclaimed inaugural year, theater and Academy Award-winning film director Sam Mendes will again direct a transatlantic company of actors for the second season of The Bridge Project, a unique three-year series of co-productions by BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street Productions devoted to producing large-scale, classical theater for international audiences.

The Bridge Project again begins its international journey in New York, with As You Like It opening at the BAM Harvey Theater in January 2010, followed by The Tempest in February 2010. It will then embark on an international tour visiting Asia and Europe before opening in London at The Old Vic in June 2010.

Year two features the intriguing double-bill pairing of Shakespeare’s witty pastoral comedy As You Like It and his late masterpiece The Tempest with another stellar British/American cast that includes Christian Camargo as Orlando and Ariel in As You Like It and The Tempest; Stephen Dillane as Jaques and Prospero; Ron Cephas Jones as Charles the Wrestler and Caliban; Juliet Rylance as Rosalind and Miranda; and Thomas Sadoski as Touchstone and Stephano; and Michelle Beck as Celia and Ceres.  Claire Béjanin is the international tour producer for The Bridge Project.

About the cast
Christian Camargo last appeared on Broadway in Simon McBurney’s popular production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and was acclaimed for his Hamlet at Theater for a New Audience. Stephen Dillane returns to the New York stage for the first time since winning a Tony Award for his performance in David Leveaux’s production of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. Obie Award-winner Ron Cephas Jones has appeared in The LAByrinth Theater Company’s production of Jesus Hopped the A-Train (which received its London premiere at the Donmar Warehouse under Mendes’ artistic direction) and on Broadway in August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. Juliet Rylance played Desdemona in the much admired production of Othello at Theater for a New Audience and has also performed in productions at Shakespeare’s Globe in London and The Chichester Festival Theatre. Thomas Sadoski’s recent credits include Broadway’s reasons to be pretty (Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nomination) and Reckless. Michelle Beck’s credits include playing Viola in Twelfth Night (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) and the film Spinning Into Butter

The complete acting company is as follows:  Ashlie Atkinson (Phoebe/Juno), Jenni Barber (Audrey/Iris), Michelle Beck (Celia/Ceres), Edward Bennett (Oliver/Ferdinand)*, Christian Camargo (Orlando/Ariel), Stephen Dillane (Jaques/Prospero)*, Alvin Epstein (Adam/Gonzalo), Jonathan Fried (Le Beau/Alonso), Richard Hansell (Amiens/Sebastian)*,  Ron Cephas Jones (Charles the Wrestler/  Caliban), Aaron Krohn (Silvius/Adrian), Anthony O'Donnell (Corin/Trinculo)*, Juliet Rylance (Rosalind/Miranda)*, Thomas Sadoski (Touchstone/Stephano), Michael Thomas (Dukes Frederick and Senior/Antonio)*, Ross Waiton (Boatswain, Francisco, First Lord)* Production Stage Manager:  Richard Clayton* Assistant Stage Manager:  Jenefer Tait* Assistant Stage Manager:  Sarah Ford.

*indicates British member of company

The British cast members are appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association and the American cast members are appearing with the permission of UK Equity, incorporating Variety Artistes' Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association and UK Equity for their assistance of these productions. Anne-Marie Duff, who was previously announced for the season, has had to withdraw due to illness in her family.

Commenting on the 2010 double-bill, director Sam Mendes said:
“Stephen Dillane and I began a conversation about his playing Prospero in The Tempest when I first conceived The Bridge Project back in 2007 and I’m delighted to be finally bringing those plans to fruition.  I have followed, admired and hoped to collaborate with so many of the actors joining this year, adding to my excitement about forming The Bridge Project’s second company, and building on  the wonderful experience of our first year.

The Bridge Project is a major commitment for actors. It unfurls across nine months with two plays performed across major seasons in New York and London, interspersed with an international touring schedule that takes in Asia and many of Europe’s finest cultural festivals. The first Bridge company was made extraordinarily welcome in the countries we’ve visited and I’m hugely looking forward to making a second such journey.”

Joseph V. Melillo, Executive Producer of BAM since 1999, is responsible for the organization’s artistic direction and for maintaining its reputation for programming excellence and artistic innovation. He said: “I am thrilled to continue the second year of this partnership with such a stellar cast and artistic team. Following The Bridge Project’s critically acclaimed opening year, BAM is honored to welcome back Sam Mendes, who will once again direct a transatlantic company of actors. This year’s cast will be led by some of the brightest luminaries of the current stage, including Stephen Dillane, Christian Camargo, and Juliet Rylance. I look forward with great anticipation to the interpretation and juxtaposition of two of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, As You Like It and The Tempest—each a masterpiece, yet wildly different from the other in tone and content.

The Bridge Project represents a new model of producing, one that is trans-national at its very roots and a partnership only possible with The Old Vic, a theater so like BAM in spirit and initiative. It is gratifying that The Bridge Project has attracted the attention of the finest theaters around the globe, along with the invaluable support of Bank of America—without whose forward-thinking vision this project would not be possible.”

Kevin Spacey, Artistic Director of The Old Vic, said: “I could never have hoped for a richer and more challenging theatrical event as The Bridge Project: a glorious cast that brought to life my dream, with Sam Mendes and BAM, of a transatlantic company with international scope. I was delighted to welcome The Cherry Orchard and The Winter’s Tale this season and am so looking forward to year two with a new British/American company for The Tempest and As You Like It.

Rena DeSisto, Global Arts & Culture executive of Bank of America, Presenting Sponsor of The Bridge Project, said: “Bank of America couldn’t be more delighted with the success and wonderful feedback received during the first year of our partnership with Sam Mendes, Kevin Spacey, and the Old Vic as well as BAM and Neal Street Productions.  The Bridge Project is a truly exceptional opportunity to attract new audiences to the theatre on both sides of the Atlantic. Bank of America is proud to be a long-time sponsor of Brooklyn Academy of Music and we believe The Bridge Project collaboration is a very unique way for us to reach our customers and communities in the United States and abroad as we grow our international presence.”

Bank of America is a major supporter of arts and heritage in the United States and increasingly around the world.  Its support is built on a foundation of responsible business practices and good corporate citizenship that improves access to the arts and arts education in local communities nationwide. Bank of America believes that improving access to arts is critical to both the culture and economic vitality of the communities we serve. The bank’s unique program offers customers free access to more than 120 of the nation’s finest cultural institutions through its acclaimed Museums on Us® program, while Art in Our Communities shares exhibits from the bank’s corporate collection with communities across the country through local museums. In addition, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation provides philanthropic support to museums, theaters, and other arts-related nonprofits to expand their services and offerings to schools and communities. 

Creative team
Director                                   Sam Mendes
Set Designer                            Tom Piper
Costume Designer                   Catherine Zuber
Lighting                                  Paul Pyant
Sound                                      Simon Baker
Music                                      Mark Bennett
Choreography                         Josh Prince
Casting                                    Nancy Piccione and Maggie Lunn

BAM Engagement:
BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St)
Jan 12–Mar 13 (As You Like It)/ opening: Jan 24
Feb 14–Mar 13 (The Tempest)/ opening: Feb 25
Tickets: $35, 65, 85, 95
As You Like It: *$25, 55, 75, 85 *Jan 12-18, Tue-Thu only
The Tempest: *$25, 55, 75, 85 *Feb 16-25, Tue-Thu only

As You Like It performance schedule. Note: opening Jan 24
Jan 12-17, Jan 19-23, Jan 26-30, Feb 2-6, Mar 2-5, 7, Mar 13 at 7:30pm
Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7 at 3pm
March 6 at 2pm

The Tempest performance schedule. Note: opening Feb 25
Feb 14, Feb 16-17*, Feb 18-21, Feb 23-28, Mar 6, Mar 9-12 at 7:30pm
Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 13 at 2pm
*Spring Gala: BAM Patron Celebration

The Old Vic engagement
June 12—August 21, 2010

International tour dates to be announced

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STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY
ESTABLISHES ZELDA FICHANDLER AWARD
AS PART OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

AWARD NAMED AFTER ONE OF THE FOUNDERS
OF THE REGIONAL THEATRE MOVEMENT
TO HONOR OUTSTANDING REGIONAL THEATRE
DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces the establishment of The Zelda Fichandler Award to recognize an outstanding director or choreographer who is making a unique and exceptional contribution through his or her work in regional theatre.

Named after Zelda Fichandler, one of the founders of the American regional theatre movement, the Award, which is being established as part of SDC’s 50th anniversary season, celebrates prominent achievement in the field, singular creativity and artistry, and a deep investment in a particular place outside New York.

By establishing this Award, SDCF recognizes the profound impact of the founders of regional theatre and honors their legacy.  SDCF will award extraordinary individuals who are building upon this legacy by continuing to transform theatre.  Founding Artistic Director of Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage, Zelda Fichandler stands at the forefront of this movement of visionaries who dedicated themselves and their artistry to communities across the country beginning over 50 years ago.

“Zelda’s vision, aesthetic, and rigor have brought seminal works to the stage; her influence has profoundly shaped the careers of actors, designers, writers, and fellow directors; her leadership has informed cultural policy; and her tenacity and spirit have brought strength to the ecosystem that is the foundation of the American theatre today,” says Laura Penn, Executive Director of SDC.  “Her courage and that of her fellow founders resulted in the establishment of theatres in communities across the United States that still today illuminate our nation’s cultural life,” she continued.

Karen Azenberg, President of SDC and SDCF, says, “Zelda Fichandler and the founders of the regional theatre movement have left an indelible mark on the national arts landscape.  This Award will recognize directors and choreographers who are making a deep and extraordinary contribution to the region in which they live and practice by cultivating a distinct regional perspective while creating a significant body of work.  With this Award SDCF will increase the visibility of great theatre being created across the United States, outside of New York, and strengthen our connection to SDC Members throughout the country.”

The Zelda Fichandler Award is SDCF’s first award devoted to regional theatre, where the majority of professional theatre directors and choreographers in the United States now work.  The Award will serve as a complement to the “Mr. Abbott” Award, presented annually in New York to recognize lifetime achievement, and the Joe A. Callaway Award, given for excellence in direction and choreography in non-Broadway productions in New York.  The three awards are the only awards given to theatre directors and choreographers by their peers.

The Award will be given regionally on a rotating basis.  This year it will be awarded to a director or choreographer who has made and who continues to make a significant contribution to theatre in the Western region (which comprises Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming).  In subsequent years the Award will honor achievement in three other designated regions: Central, Eastern, and Southern.

Each year, a committee will select The Zelda Fichandler Award Recipient from artists nominated from that year’s selected region.  Nominations will be accepted from all sources through November 2, 2009.  Nominators need not be SDC Members.  A short nomination form is available at www.SDCWeb.org (see Fichandler Award under Foundation).  The Award will be presented in Los Angeles on December 6, 2009.

Zelda Fichandler dedicated her early career to the establishment of America’s regional theatre movement.  In 1950 she founded Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage and in 1968 she produced The Great White Hope, which became the first production to transfer from a regional theatre to Broadway, winning the Tony and the Pulitzer Prize, and launching the careers of James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander.  Her production of Inherit the Wind toured Soviet St. Petersburg and Moscow and Arena Stage was the first American theatre company sponsored by the State Department to do so.  Like many other regional theatres afterward, Arena Stage cultivated an evolving but resident company over the decades that included some of America’s best actors:  Robert Prosky, Frances Sternhagen, George Grizzard, Philip Bosco, Ned Beatty, Roy Scheider, Robert Foxworth, Jane Alexander, James Earl Jones, Melinda Dillon, Dianne Wiest, Max Wright, Marilyn Caskey, Harriet Harris, and Tom Hewitt.  In 1975 it was the first regional theatre to be recognized by the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League with the Regional Theatre Tony Award for outstanding achievement.  When Ms. Fichandler retired as producing artistic director of Arena Stage in 1990, she had achieved the longest tenure of any non-commercial producer in the annals of the American theater.  Ms. Fichandler is Chair Emeritus of New York University’s acclaimed graduate acting program where she personally taught, guided, and inspired more than 500 acting students, including Marcia Gay Harden, Rainn Wilson, Billy Crudup, Debra Messing, Peter Krause, and Michael C. Hall.  She has received the George Abbott Award, The Acting Company's John Houseman Award, the Margo Jones Award, and the National Medal of Arts, and in 1999 she became the first artistic leader outside of New York to be inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society is a national theatrical labor union whose mission is to foster a national community of professional stage Directors and Choreographers by protecting the rights, health and livelihoods of all of its members; to facilitate the exchange of ideas, information and opportunities, while educating the current and future generations about the role of Directors and Choreographers and providing effective administration, negotiations and contractual support.

Founded in 1965, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation exists to foster, promote and develop the creativity and craft of stage directors and choreographers.  SDCF’s goals are to provide opportunities to practice the crafts of directing and choreography; to gather and disseminate craft and career information; to promote the profession to emerging talent; to provide opportunities for exchange of knowledge among directors and choreographers; and to increase the awareness of the value of directors’ and choreographers’ work.

 

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Thursday, 15 October 2009 16:02

New Cast Announced for God of Carnage

NEW CAST ANNOUNCED FOR BROADWAY’S
TONY AWARD-WINNING
GOD OF CARNAGE

CHRISTINE LAHTI, ANNIE POTTS,
JIMMY SMITS, AND KEN STOTT
TO BEGIN PERFORMANCES
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
AT THE BERNARD B. JACOBS THEATRE (242 WEST 45TH STREET)

Broadway’s hottest comedy, the Tony Award-winning Best Play, GOD OF CARNAGE welcomes Emmy Award-winner Christine Lahti (“Chicago Hope”) as ‘Veronica,’ Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Annie Potts (“Designing Women”) as ‘Annette,’ Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Jimmy Smits (“The West Wing”) as ‘Alan,’ and Olivier Award-nominee Ken Stott (original cast member of West End productions of God of Carnage and Art) as ‘Michael’ to the cast on Tuesday, November 17. GOD OF CARNAGE plays at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). 

After receiving rave reviews in London, GOD OF CARNAGE opened on Broadway March 22, 2009 to unanimous praise.

Ken Stott created the role of ‘Michael’ in the London premiere of the play.  Ken Stott is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association.  The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

The Yasmina Reza comedy won the Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play (Matthew Warchus). GOD OF CARNAGE also won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

GOD OF CARNAGE is a comedy of manners without the manners.  The play deals with the aftermath of a playground altercation between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it.

GOD OF CARNAGE reunites the creative team that staged the Tony Award-winning Best Play, Art. Designed by Mark Thompson (sets and costumes), with lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker & Chris Cronin, the play has music by Gary Yershon.

Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com or in person at the Jacobs Theatre box office, 242 West 45th Street.  Box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm.

BIOGRAPHIES

CHRISTINE LAHTI (Veronica) earned her first Oscar nomination in 1985’s Swing Shift then won an Oscar 10 years later as a first-time director for her short film Lieberman in Love. In 1998, after multiple nominations, Lahti won both the Emmy and her second Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Dr. Kathryn Austin on “Chicago Hope.” Three years later her feature film directorial debut My First Mister opened the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Lahti currently stars in four episodes of the new season of “Law & Order: SVU.” Other projects have included Smart People, Yonkers Joe, and upcoming Obsessed. Lahti starred in the West Coast premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wendy Wasserstein’s final play, Third, at the Geffen Playhouse. The play marked her third collaboration with the late playwright – the first being The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway in 1989 and “An American Daughter” for Lifetime in 2000. Film credits include Sidney Lumet’s Running on Empty (1998 LA Film Critics Award, Golden Globe nomination), Leaving Normal, The Doctor, Bill Forsyth’s Housekeeping, Whose Life is it Anyway? and …and Justice for All.  Television credits include “Jack & Bobby,” (SAG, Golden Globe nominations), “Amerika,” (Emmy and Golden Globe nominations), “Out of the Ashes,” “The Pilot’s Wife,” “Open House,” and “The Book of Ruth.” Lahti starred in Three Hotels at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.  This presentation was a reprisal of her successful run in the play, which premiered at New York’s Circle Rep Theater. She received a Drama Desk nomination for her role. Additional theatre credits include, Jules Feiffer’s Little Murders, (Obie Award). Michael Weller’s Loose Ends, Noel Coward’s Present Laughter, John Guare’s Landscape of the Body, Clifford Odet’s The Country Girl, David Mamet’s The Woods (Theater World Award), Ted Tally’s Hooters and Steve Tisch’s Division Street.

ANNIE POTTS (Annette) is making her Broadway debut in God of Carnage.  She is well known for her role as Mary Jo Shively in the popular television series “Designing Women,” as well as for her films Ghostbusters, Toy Story, Pretty in Pink and Texasville.  Ms. Potts received two SAG Award nominations for Outstanding Female Actor in the Lifetime television series “Any Day Now,” an Emmy nomination for “Love and War,” a Golden Globe nomination for Corvette Summer and a Genie Award for Heartaches.  Her other TV appearances include “Two and a Half Men,” “Law & Order:  Special Victims Unit,” “Boston Legal,” “Ugly Betty,” “Men in Trees,” “Joan of Arcadia” and “Huff.”  She appeared Off-Broadway in “The Vagina Monologues.”

JIMMY SMITS (Alan). Theatre credits include the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna in The Tropics by Nilo Cruz at the Royale Theatre in 2003; the New York Shakespeare Festival's Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing in the summer of 2004, as well as Twelfth Night in the summer of '02.  Also for the Public Theater, he has appeared in Hamlet, directed by Joseph Papp, and Michael Weller's The Ballad of Soapy Smith, directed by Robert Egan.  Other off-Broadway appearances include Ariano, directed by George C. Wolfe; the American Place/Playwrights Horizon co-production of Buck, by Ronald Ribman; and for the Woman's Project at The American Place Theatre, he appeared opposite Linda Hunt in Little Victories.  He appeared in many staged readings and workshop productions at New Dramatists, INTAR and The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. Regionally, he has been guest artist at The Colorado Shakespeare Festival's production of Othello.  He appeared at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York, in productions of Loose Ends, The Rainmaker and Gemini; at the Center Stage, Baltimore, in Eric Overmyer's Native Speech; and in the West Coast premiere of Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden, directed by Robert Egan at the Mark Taper Forum.    Mr. Smits is a graduate of Brooklyn College's Center for the Performing Arts, CUNY and holds an MFA from Cornell University's Theatre Arts Program.  Smits' can be seen in the upcoming independent films Mother and Child, opposite Annette Bening and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, and Backyard, directed by Carlos Carrera, which is Mexico’s official Oscar submission for Foreign Film. His recent film work includes Robin Swicord’s The Jane Austen Book Club, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. His performance in My Family, Mi Familia earned him an IFP Spirit Award nomination. Other film credits include Price of Glory, Running Scared, The Believers, Old Gringo, Vital Signs, and Switch. Smits television credits include the four-part PBS documentary series Latin Music USA, which he narrates and an Emmy-nominated guest starring role in Season 3 of Showtime’s Dexter, preceded by his portrayal of Presidential candidate Matt Santos in The West Wing.  He received six consecutive Emmy nominations for his portrayal of Victor Sifuentes on L.A. Law, winning the Emmy in 1990, and five Emmy nominations for his role as Bobby Simone on NYPD Blue, for which he received a Golden Globe award, two additional nominations and four SAG Award nominations. Other television credits include the Showtime movies Solomon and Sheba and Marshall Law, the ABC miniseries Steven King's The Tommyknockers, the award-winning ABC movie The Broken Cord, Glitz, Dangerous Affection and The Cisco Kid for TNT. 

KEN STOTT (Michael) is a four time Olivier-nominated actor. He originated the role of Michael in the London premiere of God of Carnage opposite Tamsin Greig, Janet McTeer and Ralph Fiennes. Ken starred with Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay in the original cast of the hugely successful Art by Yasmina Reza, adapted by Christopher Hampton and directed by Matthew Warchus. More recently, Ken has completed a successful West End run as Eddie Carbone in A View From A Bridge, as well as staring in many National Theatre of Great Britain productions such as The Magistrate, The Recruiting Officer, The Prince’s Play and Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass. Ken’s other theatre credits include Henry IV Part 1 and 2 (RSC), Colquhoun and MacBryde (Royal Court), Heroes (Wyndham’s) and The Faith Healer (Almeida). Film credits include Charlie Wilson’s War, Girl In A Café, Casanova, The Mighty Celt and King Arthur. Television credits include Hancock and Joan, The Vice (both of which Ken was BAFTA nominated for), Rebus, Messiah I to IV and Uncle Adolf.

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