As 2012 wraps up, critics and audiences are reflecting on a fascinating and dynamic year on New York stages. Drama League Directors Project alumni productions featured heavily on this year’s Best Of… lists.
The Drama League congratulates all of our alumni on the work they produced this year in theatres across the country. From our newest graduates and their work in DirectorFest 2012 earlier this month; to our most established alums, such as Pam MacKinnon who had two shows well represented on critics’ Top Ten 2012 lists.
Here is a round-up of other alum productions that made those lists:
A DISCUSSION WITH THE MARKETING TEAM OF BROADWAY’S SERINO/COYNE
Postponed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, The Drama League and Serino/Coyne have now rescheduled A DISCUSSION WITH THE MARKETING TEAM OF BROADWAY’S SERINO/COYNE. We hope to see you there!
Name that show: “So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.” “Remember your first time.” “Imagination Untamed.” If you answered Wicked, Phantom of the Opera or The Lion King, you have the folks at Serino/Coyne to thank. Specializing in branding, advertising and marketing for live entertainment, and with their work for shows like Newsies, Les Miserables, Jersey Boys and more plastered all over Times Square, on the web, and on TV, Serino/Coyne’s work “backstage” is just as impressive as what happens “onstage.” Join The Drama League as we learn what it takes to “put butts in the seats” on Broadway.
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December 3rd, 2012
We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who helped make DirectorFest 2012such a success.
We look forward to seeing you next year.
For the opportunity to present your work in the 2013 DirectorFest
or as a fellow in any of our many programs,
applications are NOW OPEN for all of our seven Directors Project programs.
Application deadline: February 1st, 2013
December 1st, 2012
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David Schwimmer is best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of endearing professor Ross Gellar on the hit NBC sitcom “Friends,” but his body of work is far more diverse. As an actor, Schwimmer made his Broadway debut in 2006 in THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL and gave a critically-acclaimed performance in the 2009 production of OUR TOWN at Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago, of which he is a co-founder. He directed the films “Run, Fatboy, Run”and “Trust” starring Clive Owen and Catherine Keener and made his stage directorial debut with FAULT LINES at Cherry Lane Theatre. Schwimmer returns to the stage to star in the New York premiere of Lisa D’Amour’s play DETROIT at Playwrights Horizons. Directors Project alumna Anne Kauffman directed DETROIT, and she joins us to talk about the show’s journey.
Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”) is no stranger to the stage – the prolific actor has worked extensively in New York, London, and Chicago, where he helped found A Red Orchid Theatre. Well known for his role on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” as well as his Oscar-nominated performance in “Revolutionary Road”, also starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, Shannon returns to the New York stage to star in GRACE on Broadway alongside Paul Rudd and Ed Asner. Dexter Bullard, Directors Project alum and the director of GRACE, joins us to illuminate the production’s journey to Broadway. Reed Birney (UNCLE VANYA) joins us to host the evening.
Alum Jeremy Bloom’s adaptation of The Girl of the Golden West runs August 1-4
The Drama League takes pride in heralding innovative work by Directors Project alumni, and true to fashion, August is filled with tantalizing shows. Opening Wednesday, August 1 and running through Saturday, August 4 is The Girl of the Golden West, a world-premiere adaptation of the 1911 David Belasco novel, written and directed by alum Jeremy Bloom.
Much like the pioneering characters in The Girl of the Golden West, the production pushes boundaries. First written by Belasco as a play, then canonized in a Puccini opera, then turned into a novel in 1911, the Rady&Bloom adaptation of The Girl of the Golden West is billed as “a new music and soul-filled ode to the unexplored and untouched expanse of our nation’s forgotten periphery.” The production features words by Bloom and new music and additional words by Catherine Brookman, Ellen O’Meara, Joe White and Lucas Segall.