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ENCORES City Center

Had the privilege of singing in the Lobby Project for SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. 

The Civilians in Residence with New York City Center Present

Lucky In That Way
Songs For A New World: 
Encores! Off-Center The Lobby Project

Written by: EllaRose Chary and Jay Stull

Based on interviews by The Civilians with the company of
the original 1995 production of Songs For A New World.

Cast: Sam Bolen, Ronald Peet, Pearl Rhein, Christina Sajous
 & Joanna Schubert

Musical Numbers:

Piano Bars
by: Rona Siddiqui
Performed by: Ronald Peet & Pearl Rhein with Sam Bolen,
Matthew Dean Marsh, Christina Sajous, & Joanna Schubert

Ten Years Younger
by: Zack Zadek
Performed by: Christina Sajous

Delightmare 
by: Grace McLean
Performed by: Ronald Peet & Pearl Rhein

Get Me Back Behind My Piano
by: Adam Gwon
Performed by: Sam Bolen with Ronald Peet, Matthew Dean Marsh, Pearl Rhein, & Christina Sajous

The Next Revolution 
by: EllaRose Chary and Brandon James Gwinn
Performed by: Sam Bolen, Ronald Peet, Pearl Rhein, & Christina Sajous

Director - Jay Stull
Music Director - Matthew Dean Marsh
Producer - Amy C. Ashton
 

ABOUT THE LOBBY PROJECT

Every year, The Lobby Project offers Off-Center audiences the opportunity to delve more deeply into the work they're about to experience by convening before the show in New York City Center's beautiful Grand Tier Lobby. This summer, as City Center Artists in Residence The Civilians will utilize our trademark style of examination to create and premiere three investigative theater pieces focusing on each of the Encores! Off-Center productions. 

BULL

Humbled to have had a cameo on the CBS show BULL. It was a fun ride! 

GIRLS

I had a short & sweet moment on the latest (and last) season of GIRLS. Check it out: 

THE SURF REPORT @ NOFF

I'm stoked to be traveling to New Orleans this week to support THE SURF REPORT which is screening at the New Orleans Film Festival. It screens October 15th at 2p!

THE LION IN WINTER

Excited to announce that I'll be heading to Red Bank, NJ to play King Philip in THE LION IN WINTER at Two River Theater. Tyne Rafaeli directs! 

Michael Cumpsty and Dee Hoty to Star in Two River Theater’s THE LION IN WINTER; Cast Announced!Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. The production will run November 12-December 4, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The lead production sponsor for The Lion in Winter is Monmouth University.

Tony Award nominee and Obie Award winner Michael Cumpsty (The End of the Rainbow, Hamlet) and three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty (Footloose, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, The Will Rogers Follies) star as Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine in this American classic, written in 1966 by James Goldman and adapted into a 1968 film starring Peter O’Toole and Katharine Hepburn. Also featured in the company are Noah Averbach-Katz (John), KeiLyn Durrel Jones (Richard), Ronald Peet (Philip), Hubert Point-Du Jour (Geoffrey), and Madeleine Rogers (Alais).

Set during Christmas 1183, The Lion in Winter crashes through castle doors as King Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their sons Richard, Geoffrey, and John spend a memorable holiday revisiting old wounds-and making new ones-as they fight over who will rule the land after Henry’s death.

”The Lion in Winter feels like a bitingly relevant conversation in light of our upcoming presidential election,” says Artistic Director John Dias. “Questions about the battle for succession and the demands of leadership have never felt more pertinent. What makes The Lion in Winter feel so immediate and fresh is how it bridges great political posturing and intense personal and domestic intrigue. The play is not only about the battle over succession-it’s also a family drama, and very fun to watch.”

Director Tyne Rafaeli was born in London and trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Columbia University. A longtime Associate Director to Bartlett Sher, she has directed classics, new plays and musicals in London and the US. She was awarded the 2013/14 SDCF Sir John Gielgud Fellowship for Classical Direction. Her current and upcoming projects include Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, a new musical by Marc Acito, at Goodspeed Musicals and My Fair Lady at Playmakers Rep.

The creative team for The Lion in Winter includes scenic designer Kristen Robinson, costume designer Andrea Hood, lighting designer Jennifer Tipton, and Sound Designer Josh Schmidt. The fight direction is by J. Steven White, the casting is by Jack Doulin & Sharky, and the stage manager is Jenny Kennedy.

Inside Two River: Open Rehearsal: On Tuesday, October 25 at 7pm, audiences are invited to join Two River Theater to watch an open rehearsal in the Rechnitz Theater with director Tyne Rafaeli and members of the cast as they work on scenes from the play. To reserve a spot, interested patrons should call 732.345.1400 or visit www.tworivertheater.org.

Ticket prices range from $40 to $70, with discounts available for groups, seniors, and U.S. military personnel, their families, and veterans. A limited number of $20 tickets are available for every performance; $20 tickets may be partial view. Tickets for patrons under 30 are $20 and include the best available seats at every performance. Tickets are available from tworivertheater.org or 732.345.1400.

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, creates great American theater performed by award-winning artists. We produce American and world masterpieces, and new plays and musicals. Two River Theater offers new-play commissions and artistic development activities that support the most adventurous artists in the American theater; invites its audience to be part of the creative process through readings and open rehearsals; and cultivates students and young people to participate in innovative arts-education programs and become a new generation of theatergoers. Founded in 1994 by Joan and Dr. Robert M. Rechnitz, Two River Theater is easily accessible by car, train, or bus, with great restaurants and shopping within walking distance of the theater.
— Broadway World

Sam Salmond @ JOE'S PUB

I got to sing a few songs in a concert at Joe's Pub celebrating Jonathan Larson Grant winner Sam Salmond. It was a star studded event! 

 Photo: Marjorie Becker

Photo: Marjorie Becker

#tbt GOLEM write-up in the Bahamian Tribune

I had the pleasure of having a little blurb written on my involvement in THE GOLEM OF HAVANA back in January by the Bahamian Tribune 242. I'm a Bahamian citizen and it was a point of pride to have my people recognize me! 

http://www.tribune242.com/news/2016/feb/22/bahamian-actor-stars-musicals-acclaimed-run/

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PEERLESS

It was a blast doing peerless by Jiehae Park at Barrington Stage Company this summer! Here are some shots: 

KENTUCKY featured on PLAYBILL.COM

Playbill.com did a little photo shoot for KENTUCKY (EST/P73). Here are some highlights:

 (Photo: Monica Simoes)

(Photo: Monica Simoes)

 (Photo: Monica Simoes)

(Photo: Monica Simoes)

 (Photo: Monica Simoes)

(Photo: Monica Simoes)

http://www.playbill.com/article/exclusive-photo-shoot-with-the-cast-of-kentucky