The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World

The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World

Direction John Langs
Text Joy Gregory
Music Gunnar Madsen
Lyrics Joy Gregory & Gunnar Madsen
Story By Joy Gregory, Gunnar Madsen, And John Langs
co-production with Playwrights Horizons

May 12, 2011—July 3, 2011

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Based on a true story. THEY DEFINED CULT STATUS – AND WERE GONE IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE. Fremont, NH, the late 60s. A working class dad has a vision of rock n’ roll destiny for his three talentless daughters, convinced they're his family’s one-way ticket out of hardship and obscurity. But the girls have ideas of their own – and as their father’s ambition turns to obsession, the price of familial obligation becomes all too clear.

Scenic Design Mimi Lien
Costume Design Emily Rebholz
Lighting Design Geoff Korf
Sound Design Darron L West
Choreography Ken Roht

with Kevin Cahoon, Peter Friedman, Annie Golden Jamey Hood, Steve Routman, Cory Michael Smith, Sarah Sokolovic and Emily Walton

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher

Text Rick Elice
Direction Roger Rees and Alex Timbers
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

February 18, 2011—April 24, 2011

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Rick Elice, co-writer of the Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys and The Addams Family, along with actor-director-author Roger Rees, probably best known for his Tony Award-winning performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and Drama Desk and OBIE Award-winning director Alex Timbers, founder and artistic director of les Freres Corbusier and director of the highly-acclaimed production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, have created an imaginative new play based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatchers. In it, a company of 12 actors play some 50 characters on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter become The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up?

Music Wayne Barker
Movement Steven Hoggett
Music Direction Marco Paguia
Scenic Design Donyale Werle
Costume Design Paloma Young
Lighting Design Jeff Croiter
Sound Design Darron L West
Fight Direction Jacob Brigolia-Rosenbaum
Dramaturgy Ken Cerniglia
Stage Manager Clifford Schwartz
Assistant Stage Manager Katherine Wallace
Piano Marco Paguia

with Teddy Bergman, Christian Borle, Arnie Burton, Adam Chanler-Berat, Matt D'Amico, Kevin Del Aguila, Brandon Dirden, Carson Elrod, Greg Hildreth, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Karl Kenzler, Eric William Love, Steve Rosen and David Rossmer

Three Pianos

Three Pianos

Written, Arranged and Performed by Rick Burkhardt, Alec Duffy and Dave Malloy
Direction Rachel Chavkin

December 7, 2010—January 16, 2011

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Three Pianos – the OBIE winning hit music-theatre event that wowed audiences and critics alike in its sold-out run at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater in March – is a theatrical explosion of Franz Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise. Filled with fantastical touches and inventive arrangements, Three Pianos is a colorful and imaginative evening of chaos, exploring Schubert’s music, life, and times. Written, arranged, and performed by Rick Burkhardt (Nonsense Company), Alec Duffy (Hoi Polloi) and Dave Malloy (Banana Bag & Bodice), the play is set on a blustery winter night on which three friends – each manning a piano – lead the audience through Schubert’s famous work. Performing the song cycle while grappling with fundamental questions about the nature of music and drinking way too much, the three pianists slip into a wild reenactment of a “Schubertiad,” a musical salon party thrown by Schubert and his friends, connecting the two groups through the centuries. An evening of hilarity and heartbreak unfolds, in which the audience is invited to the party – with complimentary wine. Compositional mayhem, shifting rivalries, and some unfortunate butchery of the German language ensue.

Scenic Design Andreea Mincic
Costume Design Jessica Pabst
Lighting Design Austin Smith
Co-Sound Design Matt Hubbs
Co-Sound Design Dave Malloy
Video Design Dave Malloy

The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Text Lillian Hellman
Direction Ivo van Hove

September 10, 2010—October 31, 2010

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Acclaimed director Ivo van Hove returns to NYTW to take on one of Lillian Hellman’s most well-known plays, The Little Foxes. Van Hove’s fresh vision of this iconic play will be a study of how women of different races and classes contend with male aggression, power, and domination. Elizabeth Marvel, who has memorably collaborated with van Hove at NYTW, playing the title role of Hedda Gabler and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, will take on the role of Regina Giddens, the strong and determined woman at the center of Hellman’s web of deceit.

Dramaturg Thibaud Delpeut
Scenic Design Jan Versweyveld
Costume Design Kevin Guyer
Lighting Design Jan Versweyveld
Sound Design Thibaud Delpeut
Video Design Tal Yarden

with Tina Benko, Marton Csokas, Lynda Gravatt, Elizabeth Marvel, Cristin Milioti, Thomas Jay Ryan, Greig Sargeant, Sanjit De Silva, Christopher Evan Welch and Nick Westrate