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Atlantic Theater Company Announces US Premiere of Nancy Harris' OUR NEW GIRL

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ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY
ANNOUNCES

THE US PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF

OUR NEW GIRL

by Nancy Harris

directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch

STARRING
FOUNDING ATLANTIC COMPANY MEMBER
MARY MCCANN

Previews begin Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Opening Tuesday, June 2, 2014

ATLANTIC STAGE 2

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce the final production of its 2013-2014 season – the US premiere of celebrated Irish writer Nancy Harris’ play OUR NEW GIRL, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch and starring Mary McCann.

OUR NEW GIRL will begin previews Wednesday, May 28; officially open Tuesday, June 2; and play a limited engagement through Sunday, June 22, 2014 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2  (330 16th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenue).

Behind the shiny door of Hazel Robinson’s (McCann) perfect London home, nothing is as it seems. Hazel's plastic surgeon husband Richard has embarked on his latest charitable quest in Haiti, leaving the heavily-pregnant Hazel with a failing business and a problem son. When a professional nanny arrives unannounced on the Robinsons' doorstep, Hazel finds her home under the shadow of a perfect stranger with an agenda of her own. Following an acclaimed production at London’s Bush Theatre, up and coming Irish playwright Nancy Harris’ OUR NEW GIRL is a startling psychological drama about the darker side of modern parenthood.  

Mary McCann is a founding Atlantic Theater Company member and most recently appeared in the hit production of Conor McPherson’s The Weir Off Broadway and starred in the title role in last season’s critically acclaimed production of Simon Stephens plays Harper Regan, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch and in the US premiere of Stephens’ play Bluebird opposite Simon Russell Beale also staged by Upchurch.

NANCY HARRIS’ debut original play No Romance was produced at the Abbey Theatre in March, 2011 in a critically acclaimed production.  Other theatre credits include The Kreutzer Sonata (Gate Theatre, London), Little Dolls (Bush Theatre Broken Space Season) and Love in a Glass Jar (Abbey Theatre 20 Love Season). 

Director Gaye Taylor Upchurch returns to Atlantic to collaborate with Mary McCann again after directing last season’s acclaimed production of Simon Stephens play Harper Reagan in addition to Stephens hit play Bluebird in 2011. She is currently directing Lucy Thurber’s Stay Off Broadway at The Rattlestick Theater. She directed Naomi Iizuka’s Language of Angels for Lincoln Center Institute and Patrick Huguenin’s Paper Dolls for the New York Fringe Festival, which received an Outstanding Ensemble Award. She also worked with Sam Mendes for three years on the trans-Atlantic Bridge Project, including the most recent production of Richard III starring Kevin Spacey.

Additional casting and creative team will be announced.

 

BIOGRAPHIES

MARY MCCANN (Hazel Robinson) is a founding member of Atlantic Theater Company. She most recently appeared in the hit production of Conor McPherson’s The Weir Off Broadway at The Irish Repertory Theatre and starred in the title role in last season’s critically acclaimed production of Simon Stephens’ Harper Regan, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch and in the U.S. premiere of Stephens’ play Bluebird opposite Simon Russell Beale also staged by Upchurch. She has appeared in the original casts of the world premiere productions of Ethan Coen's Almost An Evening and Offices and starred in Annie Baker's acclaimed world premiere play Body Awareness at Atlantic. Mary has appeared in many Atlantic productions including the hit musical Spring Awakening, The Cherry Orchard, The Night Heron, The Hiding Place, This Thing of Darkness, The Beginning of August, Wolf Lullaby, The Water Engine, Edmond, Dangerous Corner, Shaker Heights and 10x25.. Broadway: The Old Neighborhood, Our Town with Spalding Gray and Search and Destroy. Other Off-Broadway:Oleanna (OrpheumTheater); Uncommon Women and Others (Second Stage); Boys' Life (Lincoln Center) and Hot Keys (Naked Angels). American Repertory Theater: Oleanna and Boston Marriage. Film credits include the role of "MaryAnn" in Little Children starring Kate Winslet, The Broad Room written by Candice Bushnell, Flood, TIMBER, The Green, Sordid Things and House of the Devil, The Spanish Prisoner, Things Change and The Night We Never Met. Television: “Person of Interest,” CBS Pilot “A Gifted Man” directed by Jonathon Demme, "Ruthie Cheales" in "The Unit,"  "Law & Order," "Law & Order Special Victims Unit," "Law & Order Criminal Intent”, "Cashmere Mafia," "The Naked Brothers Band," "Sex and the City," "Sports Night," "ER," "Spin City," "Promised Land, " “It Must Be Love,” “Door to Door” and “The Con.” Producing credits include the films Edmond starring William H. Macy and Colin Fitz directed by Robert Bella.

GAYE TAYLOR UPCHURCH (Director) returns to Atlantic following last season’s acclaimed production of Simon Stephens’ play Harper Regan starring Mary McCann and Stephen’s Bluebird starring Simon Russell Beale and McCann (2011). NYC: Stay by Lucy Thurber for Rattlestick/Village Theater Festival, Bethany by Laura Marks with America Ferrera at Women’s Project as well as work at La Mama, Culture Project, Lincoln Center Institute, Summer Play Festival, others. She has developed new work at New Dramatists, NY Stage and Film, The Kennedy Center, The Playwrights’ Center, LCT Director’s Lab, Dixon Place, and SPACE on Ryder Farm, and was the Associate Director to Sam Mendes for two years of The Bridge Project (BAM/Old Vic/international tour). She is an alumna of The Women’s Project Lab and The Drama League. Upcoming: She Loves Me at UNCSA and Bethany at the Old Globe.

NANCY HARRIS’ (Playwright) first original play No Romance was produced at the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock stage in March, 2011 in a critically acclaimed production.  Other theatre credits include The Kreutzer Sonata (Gate Theatre, London), Little Dolls (Bush Theatre Broken Space Season) and Love in a Glass Jar (Abbey Theatre 20 Love Season).  She has also been a writer on attachment at the Soho Theatre and National Theatre Studio.  Her radio credits include Love in a Glass Jar and the five part Woman’s Hour drama series Blood in the Bridal Shop co-written with Louise Ramsden, both for BBC Radio 4.  Nancy has also written for television.  She was the Pearson Playwright in Residence 2011 at the Bush Theatre, London.

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is the award winning Off-Broadway theater that produces great plays simply and truthfully, utilizing an artistic ensemble. Atlantic believes that the story of a play and the intent of its playwright are at the core of the creative process. The plays in the Atlantic repertory, from both new and established playwrights, are boldly interpreted by today’s finest theater artists and resonate with contemporary audiences. Since its inception over 27 years ago, Atlantic has produced more than 150 plays including Tony Award-winning productions of Spring Awakening and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh); world premieres of Almost an Evening, Offices and Happy Hour (Ethan Coen); The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Cripple of Inishmaan (Martin McDonagh); Body Awareness (Annie Baker); Romance (David Mamet); Through a Glass Darkly (Bergman, adapted by Jenny Worton); Farragut North (Beau Willimon); Dreams  of Flying Dreams of Falling (Adam Rapp); Bluebird and Harper Regan (Simon Stephens); What Rhymes With America (Melissa James Gibson); The Lying Lesson (Craig Lucas); 3 Kinds of Exile (John Guare); Storefront Church (John Patrick Shanley); Blue/Orange (Joe Penhall); Port Authority and Dublin Carol (Conor McPherson); Writer’s Block (Woody Allen); American Buffalo and Edmond (David Mamet); The Cider House Rules (adapted by Peter Parnell); Good Television (Rod McLachlan); Celebration & The Room, The Collection & A Kind of Alaska and The Hothouse (Harold Pinter); Gabriel (Moira Buffini); Oohrah! (Bekah Brunstetter); Mojo, Parlour Song (Jez Butterworth); Boys’ Life and The Lights (Howard Korder); Distant Fires (Kevin Heelan); Missing Persons (Craig Lucas).

Atlantic has garnered 12 Tony Awards®, 12 Lucille Lortel Awards, 15 Obie Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards, five Outer Critics Circle Awards and three Drama League Awards. Atlantic also operates The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, which has an undergraduate program in conjunction with NYU, as well as a two-year professional acting program and a six-week intensive workshop every summer. Atlantic for Kids and the Educational Outreach Program partners with schools and teachers throughout the greater metropolitan area coordinating in-school visits of teaching artists and post-theater talkbacks.

ATLANTIC STAGE 2 is located at 330 West 16th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). 

TICKETS: All tickets are $45.00 and available by calling OvationTix (866-811-4111), visiting the Atlantic Stage 2 box office at 330 West 16th Street, or going online to atlantictheater.org.

Atlantic Members pay $35 per ticket for all Mainstage and Stage 2 productions. Members may book by contacting OvationTix, visiting the Atlantic Stage 2 box office, or going online to atlantictheater.org.  For information on Atlantic Theater Company membership, group sales or other inquiries, please contact the Membership Department: 212-645-1242 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.atlantictheater.org

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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

 

 

 

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