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Stunning at the Duke on 42nd Street
LCT3, Lincoln Center Theaterï¿½s new initiative devoted to producing work of emerging playwrights, directors and designers, has announced casting for Stunning, the second production of its inaugural season.
Sas Goldberg, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Cristin Milioti, Steven Rattazzi, Jeanine Serralles and Charlayne Woodard will be featured in Stunning, a new play by David Adjmi, to be directed by Anne Kauffman, openung at the Duke on 42nd Street on 18 Jun 2009, following previews from 1 Jun and running through to 27 Jun 2009.
Set in the insular Syrian-Jewish community in Midwood, Brooklyn Stunning tells the story of Lily (Cristin Milioti), a teenager newly married to a much older man (Danny Mastrogiorgio), whose sheltered life is disrupted when Blanche (Charlayne Woodard) enters her life.
Stunning will have sets by David Korins, costumes by Miranda Hoffman, lighting by Japhy Weideman and sound by Rob Kaplowitz.
Sas Goldberg's (Claudine) has apperaed regionally in leading roles in works by a wide range of authors from Arthur Miller and Michael Frayn to Moises Kaufman, Marc Blitzstein, Neil Simon, David Lindsay-Abaire and Christopher Durang.
Danny Mastrogiorgio's (Ikey Schwecky) Broadway credits include the LCT's production of 'Contact' (replacement: 2000) and 'Wait Until Dark' (replacement: 1998 Revival). Off-Broadway credits are 'Sailors Song' (LAByrinth), 'Wintertime' (Second Stage) and 'Two Gentleman of Verona' (public).
Cristin Milioti's (Lily) Broadway credits are 'Coram Boy' (2007) and 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' (replacement 2006). Off-Broadway credits include 'Some Americans Abroad' (Second Stage Theatre) and 'crooked' (Women's Project).
Steven Rattazzi (Jojo) Off-Broadway theatre credits include 'Henry V' (Delacorte Theatre), 'The Fourth Sister' (Vineyard Theatre) and 'The Alchemist', 'Christmas at the Ivanovs', and 'Therese Raquin' for the Classic Stage Company.
Jeanine Serralles (Shelly) Off-Broadway credits are 'The Glass Cage' (Mint Theatre) and, 'The Misanthrope' and 'The Black Eyed' for the NYTW.
Charlayne Woodard (Blanche Nesbitt) many off-Broadway credits include 'Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine' (playwright Horizons), 'In Real Life' (MTC), 'Sorrows and Rejoicings' (Second Stage Theatre) and 'Neat' (MTC).
Anne Kauffman (director) received an Obie Award for her direction of 'The Thugs' by Adam Bock at SoHo Rep. Other recent directing credits include 'God's Ear' by Jenny Schwartz (New Georges Theatre and the Vineyard Theatre), 'Have You Seen Steve Steven' by Ann Marie Healy (13P), 'Doubt' by John Patrick Shanley and 'Expecting Isabel' by Lisa Loomer (Asolo Repertory Theater) and 'Act A Lady' by Jordan Harrison (Humana Festival).
Citing the need to develop strong relationships with a new generation of artists, and recognizing the frustrations that young playwrights have with the current system of readings and workshops, Lincoln Center Theater created LCT3 to offer emerging artists fully staged, modestly budgeted productions. Lincoln Center Theaterï¿½s long term plans for LCT3 call for the creation of a permanent venue to present the work of these artists; to that end a 99-seat theater will be built in or near Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. During its first three years, until its new theater is ready, LCT3 will present its productions each year at an off-site theater. Paige Evans is the Director of LCT3.
LCT3ï¿½s first production 'Clay,' a hip-hop musical written, scored and performed by Matt Sax and developed in collaboration with and directed by Eric Rosen, recently received a 2009 Drama Desk Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Outstanding Solo Performance (Matt Sax).
In addition to Stunning, Lincoln Center Theater is currently presenting the critically acclaimed, award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammersteinï¿½s 'South Pacific,' winner of 7 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, directed by Bartlett Sher at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, August Wilsonï¿½s 'Joe Turnerï¿½s Come and Gone,' directed by Bartlett Sher, on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre and the Susan Stroman-John Weidman-Scott Frankel-Michael Korie musical 'Happiness' at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
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