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Jennifer Ehle, Kristine Nielsen, Peter Bartlett, Reed Birney and More to Star in Salute To The Brave at Tact

Tact, The Actors Company Theatre has announced that Jennifer Ehle Oslo -Tony nomination, The Coast of Utopia - Tony Award, Design for Living, The Real Thing - Tony, Theatre World awards, Kristine Nielsen Present Laughter You Can't Take It With You Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike -Tony Outer Critics Circle Award, Peter Bartlett She Loves Me Something's Rotten Rodgers Hammerstein's Cinderella, Reed Birney 1984 The Humans - Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination Gemini Picnic Casa Valentina - Drama Desk, Tony nomination, Cynthia Harris 'Mad About You' The Tribute Artist Bad Habits Company Any Wednesday, Lorenzo Pisoni Equus, Humor Abuse, Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Last Dance, and Simon Jones The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Party Monster The Thomas Crown Affair 12 Monkeys, Waiting in the Wings Private Lives The Real Inspector HoundHamlet Benefactors The Real Thing will star along with Hanna Cheek,
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Vampire Diaries Star Paul Wesley Joins Robert Fairchild in Frankenstein Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!

Ensemble for the Romantic Century has announced that joining Tony nominee Robert Fairchild in the Off-Broadway premiere of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein will be Avey Noble Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Krysty Swann Mozart's Requiem at Carnegie Hall Verdi'sRequiem at Lincoln Center, Mia Vallet Lucy Thurber's Asheville at Rattlestick, Peyton Lusk Falsettos on Broadway, Rocco Sisto Obie Award for sustained excellence, Shiv Ajay Pancholi-Parekh, and Paul Wesley 'The Vampire Diaries,' Cal In Camo.
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Bww TV: Paul Wesley & Robert Fairchild Get Ready to Bring Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Alive Off Broadway

Ensemble for the Romantic Century will soon present the Off-Broadway premiere of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, starring Tony nominee Robert Fairchild An American in Paris, Avey Noble Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Krysty Swann Mozart's Requiem at Carnegie Hall Verdi'sRequiem at Lincoln Center, Mia Vallet Lucy Thurber's Asheville at Rattlestick, Peyton Lusk Falsettos on Broadway, Rocco Sisto Obie Award for sustained excellence, Shiv Ajay Pancholi-Parekh, and Paul Wesley 'The Vampire Diaries,' Cal In Camo.
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Robert Fairchild Led Frankenstein Begins Performances Off-Broadway Tonight

Ensemble for the Romantic Century has announced that joining Tony nominee Robert Fairchild in the Off-Broadway premiere of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein will be Avey Noble Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Krysty Swann Mozart's Requiem at Carnegie Hall Verdi'sRequiem at Lincoln Center, Mia Vallet Lucy Thurber's Asheville at Rattlestick, Peyton Lusk Falsettos on Broadway, Rocco Sisto Obie Award for sustained excellence, Shiv Ajay Pancholi-Parekh, and Paul Wesley 'The Vampire Diaries,' Cal In Camo.
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Vampire Diaries Star Paul Wesley Joins Robert Fairchild in Frankenstein Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!

Ensemble for the Romantic Century has announced that joining Tony nominee Robert Fairchild in the Off-Broadway premiere of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein will be Avey Noble Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Krysty Swann Mozart's Requiem at Carnegie Hall Verdi'sRequiem at Lincoln Center, Mia Vallet Lucy Thurber's Asheville at Rattlestick, Peyton Lusk Falsettos on Broadway, Rocco Sisto Obie Award for sustained excellence, Shiv Ajay Pancholi-Parekh, and Paul Wesley 'The Vampire Diaries,' Cal In Camo.
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Jennifer Ehle, Kristine Nielsen, Peter Bartlett, Reed Birney and More Sign on for Tact's Salute To The Brave

Tact, The Actors Company Theatre has announced that Jennifer Ehle Oslo -Tony nomination, The Coast of Utopia - Tony Award, Design for Living, The Real Thing - Tony, Theatre World awards, Kristine Nielsen Present Laughter You Can't Take It With You Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike -Tony Outer Critics Circle Award, Peter Bartlett She Loves Me Something's Rotten Rodgers Hammerstein's Cinderella, Reed Birney 1984 The Humans - Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination Gemini Picnic Casa Valentina - Drama Desk, Tony nomination, Cynthia Harris Mad About You The Tribute Artist Bad Habits Company Any Wednesday, Lorenzo Pisoni Equus, Humor Abuse, Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Last Dance, and Simon Jones The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Party Monster The Thomas Crown Affair 12 Monkeys, Waiting in the Wings Private Lives The Real Inspector HoundHamlet Benefactors The Real Thing will star along with Hanna Cheek,
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Jennifer Ehle, Kristine Nielsen, Peter Bartlett, Reed Birney and More to Star in Salute To The Brave at Tact

Tact, The Actors Company Theatre has announced that Jennifer Ehle Oslo -Tony nomination, The Coast of Utopia - Tony Award, Design for Living, The Real Thing - Tony, Theatre World awards, Kristine Nielsen Present Laughter You Can't Take It With You Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike -Tony Outer Critics Circle Award, Peter Bartlett She Loves Me Something's Rotten Rodgers Hammerstein's Cinderella, Reed Birney 1984 The Humans - Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination Gemini Picnic Casa Valentina - Drama Desk, Tony nomination, Cynthia Harris 'Mad About You' The Tribute Artist Bad Habits Company Any Wednesday, Lorenzo Pisoni Equus, Humor Abuse, Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Last Dance, and Simon Jones The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Party Monster The Thomas Crown Affair 12 Monkeys, Waiting in the Wings Private Lives The Real Inspector HoundHamlet Benefactors The Real Thing will star along with Hanna Cheek,
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She's a Whore With A Heart of Gold

'Tis Pity She's a Whore Written by John Ford Directed by Jesse Berger Red Bull Theater, The Duke, NYC April 14-May 16, 2015

Red Bull Theater reliably mounts excellent productions, and its ’Tis Pity She's a Whore is no exception. John Ford's early 1630s revenge tragedy could be most simply summed up, as some of Red Bull promotional materials do, as Romeo and Juliet with incest. It includes an earthy nurse, a well-meaning but ultimately ineffective friar, and, of course, some extremely forbidden love.

But, in addition to its Shakespearean echoes, it also features hallmarks of the later, Jacobean stage, such as a double-dealing servant, an inept gallant, and corrupt Catholic clergy, as well as spectacular, often darkly comedic onstage violence, and it is equally reminiscent of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi and Thomas Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy, both of which Red Bull has previously staged and the
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Emily Bergl, Sheila Bandyopadhyay & More Set for Red Bull's Staged Reading of The Roaring Girl, 3/24

Today, Red Bull Theater announced the cast for their Staged Reading of The Roaring Girl, by Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton Emily Bergl of Showtime's 'Shameless', Sheila Bandyopadhyay, Michael Braun, Clifton Duncan, Miriam Hyman, Whit Leyenberger, David Manis, Alex Morf, Tom O'Keefe, Bhavesh Patel, Pearl Rhein, Rocco Sisto, Raphael Nash Thompson, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and Lisa Wolpe. The Roaring Girl will be directed by Ben Prusiner and will take place Monday March 24th at 730pm at the Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets.
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Exclusive Photo Coverage: Joan Rivers Visits Cast of Red Bull Theater's Loot

Red Bull Theater presents the Off Broadway revival of Loot by Joe Orton. Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Bergerdirects a company that includes Rebecca Brooksher Fay, Eric Martin Brown Meadows, Jarlath Conroy McLeavy,Ryan Garbayo Dennis, Rocco Sisto Truscott, and Nick Westrate Hal. Loot has scenic design by Narelle Sissons, costume design by Sara Jean Tosetti, lighting design by Scott Zielinski, and sound design by Brad Berridge. Joan Rivers just visited the show and you can check out photos from backstage below
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Romantic Comedy A Bird Of The Air, To Be Released April 10th On DVD/VOD

Freestyle Digital Media LLC (Fdm) has acquired all rights North America (excluding Us theatrical) for director Margaret Whitton.s colorful romantic comedy A Bird Of The Air from Tashtego Films LLC. Based on Joe Coomer.s acclaimed novel The Loop, the film stars Jackson Hurst (.Drop Dead Diva.) and Rachel Nichols (.Conan the Barbarian.), and is from an adaptation by screenwriter Roger Towne. Produced by Steven Tabakin and Margaret Whitton, and executive produced by Warren Spector, the film will debut on April 10, 2012. A Bird Of The Air was theatrically released in the USA by Paladin in the fall of 2011.

A mysterious parrot brings Fiona (Rachel Nichols) into the nighttime world of Lyman (Jackson Hurst), a quiet loner who works on the highway helping stranded motorists. When a talkative parrot flies into his trailer, Lyman becomes obsessed with returning the bird to its owner, leading him to Fiona, a determined librarian
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A Bird Of The Air Trailer And Preview

Coming your way in limited release on September 23rd, A Bird of the Air is a quirky, indie number that looks as charming as anything to come along in a while. Centered around a loner who finds a parrot, and embarks on a mission to return the bird to its rightful owner, it's a kind of quest film that spins out of control.

If the trailer is any real indication, my money is on this one coming together into a very solid effort, and one that I think many will find themselves watching again and again.

Below check out some more info, the trailer, and a few images, and find out if this one will make appearance near you.

A sassy parrot and a free-spirited librarian upend the well-ordered life of a solitary man.

Lyman (Jackson Hurst) is a loner, working the graveyard shift for the Courtesy Patrol. When a
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Mackie, Bartenieff, De Shields, Groff Set For Public Theater's The Bacchae 8/11-8/30

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced complete casting today for the Shakespeare in the Park production of Euripides' The Bacchae, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis with original music by Philip Glass and translated by Nicholas Rudall. Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) will play the lead role of Pentheus joining George Bartenieff as Cadmus; André De Shields as Teiresias; Jonathan Groff as Dionysus; Karen Kandel as Chorus Leader; Joan MacIntosh as Agave; Steven Rishard as Cowherd; and Rocco Sisto as Messenger.
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McCarter Theatre Announces Added Performances of 'Mrs. Warren's Profession' on Sunday, February 15

Due to popular demand and great ticket sales, McCarter Theatre Center has added a performance of its acclaimed production of George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession on Sunday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. Staged by McCarter Artistic Director Emily Mann, the cast features Suzanne Bertish in the title role, along with Robin Chadwick, Edward Hibbert, Madeleine Hutchins, Michael Izquierdo, and Rocco Sisto.
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American Astronaut

An all-male culture driven by song and dance and set way out yonder on the open prairie presents some expected oddities. Hooking up the western to a sci-fi trajectory while heaving in some outrageous, foot-stomping shenanigans, "The American Astronaut" is an amusing, cracked and somewhat frantic film. Art house viewers who prefer their cinema scrabbled -- Sergio Leone mixed with absurdist commentary -- will find "Astronaut"'s wired story orbits peculiarly amusing. One of the few audacious and inventive offerings in the dramatic competition here at the Sundance Film Festival, "Astronaut"'s wickedly zany parts might add up to more than the sum of its being, but for knee slaps, hoots and howls, it's a refreshing divertissement.

Like the Old West, the terrain of outer space in "Astronaut" is littered with greased geezers, scoundrels, malcontents, blowhards and psychos. It's a tough and dirty universe where hard-boiled astronaut Samuel Curtis (Cory McAbee) ekes out a living, blasting away at several dubious and dangerous enterprises. His latest mission is indicative of the slim pickings in his buggy world: He must deliver a cat to an outer-asteroid saloon. Like every gin joint in the universe, this saloon is populated by unsavories, including Curtis' former partner (Joshua Taylor), a pirate and fruit thief who loads him with a crazy device that will lead him to a rare life form -- a genuine girl. Make sense so far? Well, probably not. Admittedly, there's a lot to swallow and absorb. Although much of this yahoo yarn doesn't make much sense on a literal level, that's its oddball charm: It's surreal, gritty and nutso all at once.

In this cinematic head case, it's the telling more than the story that you savor. Writer-director-star McAbee and his scruffy, talented cast and design team have blasted "Astronaut" off into a surreal orbit of campy comedy, including a goofy load of hoedown dance numbers and bizarre stand-up comedy. The brainy, nonsensical plot careens all over the genre-scape and, as long as the song-and-dance nonsense is front and center, it's catchy and funny. Unfortunately, the packed story load often crumples under its own ambitious weight and energy, zigzagging through so many warped and speedy turns that it's hard to follow. In fact, you could study a diagram of the film afterward and still not likely put all the pieces together.

Between the bombardment on your brain cells, there are wonderful respites: The expositional commentary is so out-there and deliriously off-center that "Astronaut"'s philosophical warblings more than compensate for its story wobblings.

Befitting its story line and setting, there are some decidedly odd jiggers and off-road coots in this peculiarity. Although it's never perfectly clear exactly what they're up to, they certainly command our attention. Whenever "Astronaut" gyrates off the narrative map, it's crusty/cooty players stomp to the rescue. Round up all the dead cats and award them to this crew's talented toe-tapping thesps: Tom Aldredge is a hoot as a withered old man with a capacity for mangling a joke, while Rocco Sisto is captivatingly off-center as a demented, bow-tied professor. Among the other colorful geezers and intergalactic gauchos, Bill Buell shoes down a crazy comic dance turn, delighting the brigands and bruisers of this peculiar universe.

Technically, "Astronaut" is engineered with some brainy and warped flourishes. Geoff Tuttle's expressionist/futuristic design is wonderfully absurd, while cinematographer W. Mott Hupfel III's lensings are aptly off-kilter and smartly shaded with harsh and funny light beams.

THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT

A BNS production

Producers: William Perkins, Joshua Taylor, Bobby Lurie

Screenwriter-director: Cory McAbee

Director of photography: W. Mott Hupfel III

Music director: Bobby Lurie

Music: The Billy Nayer Show

Sound designer: Doug McKean

Production designer: Geoff Tuttle

Co-producer: Michael Krantz

Editor: Pete Beaudreau

Costume designer: Dawn Weisberg

Casting director: Ann Goulder

Black and white/stereo

Cast:

Samuel Curtis: Cory McAbee

Professor Hess: Rocco Sisto

The Boy: Gregory Russell Cook

Cloris: Annie Golden

Bodysuit: James Ransone

Blueberry Pirate: Joshua Taylor

Old Man: Tom Aldredge

Lee Vilensky: Peter McRobbie

Eddie: Bill Buell

Henchman No. 1: Mark Manley

Henchman No. 2: Ned Sublette

Running time -- 91 minutes

No MPAA rating

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