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NewsArchive for 2014

Staged Reading of BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE

Staged Reading of BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE

December 15 at 7pm:  BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE by JOHN VAN DRUTEN featuring four-time Oscar nominee MARSHA MASON and Tony nominee KATE BALDWIN directed by TOM FONTANA (Borgia, Oz, Homicide)

at The Pearl Theatre, NYC

Completely enchanting — a suave and impish fantasy. — NY Times

A beautiful witch casts a spell over a publisher when she finds herself quite smitten. One small problem arises: witches cannot fall in love. Witty and urbane, it was a Broadway hit with Rex Harrison and a major film starring Kim Novak, James... read more

Staged Reading of Shaw’s THE MILLIONAIRESS Nov. 24

Staged Reading of Shaw’s THE MILLIONAIRESS Nov. 24

The Acting Company will present a staged reading of The Millionairess, George Bernard Shaw's delightful satire on romance, religion, capitalism and how the other half lives at 7 pm on Monday, November 24 at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues). The performance starring Julia Coffey (London Wall) and Acting Company Alums Tom Alan Robbins (Newsies), Tom Hewitt (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show), Fred Arsenault (The Royal Family, Born Yesterday), Erika Rolfsrud (The Big Knife), Ezra Knight (Cymbeline),... read more

ANNUAL GALA

ANNUAL GALA

November 17th was the date and 360 Degrees, a sleek, modern Tribeca penthouse, was the place to be as The Acting Company celebrated its 42nd Season and presented the John Houseman Award to DR. MARY SCHMIDT CAMPBELL, Dean Emerita of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, former Chair of the New York State Council on the Arts and Commissioner of NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs. VIN CIPOLLA, President of RGV and the Municipal Art Society of New York, received the... read more

PATTI LUPONE REPRISED HER OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING ROLE

PATTI LUPONE REPRISED HER OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING ROLE

ONE NIGHT ONLY BENEFIT—MAY 19, 2014

JOHN HOUSEMAN’S CRADLE ROCKED ONCE MORE WITH HIS SPECTACULAR 1985 CAST

Patti LuPone stepped back into the role that led to her 1985 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical as Moll in The Cradle Will Rock on Monday, May 19, 7pm at Broadway’s Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street. The concert staging of Marc Blitzstein’s iconic work benefited The Acting Company, co-founded by John Houseman, Cradle’s original producer in 1937, who directed Ms. LuPone and a cast of Acting Company... read more

Rocky’s Dakin Matthews, Fred Arsenault, David Manis star in The Voysey Inheritance April 7

Rocky’s Dakin Matthews, Fred Arsenault, David Manis star in The Voysey Inheritance April 7

The Acting Company will present a staged reading of The Voysey Inheritance, by Harley-Granville-Barker, adapted by Gavin Witt, directed by Irene Lewis at 7 pm on Monday, April 7 at the the Mainstage at Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street (9th-10th Avenues). The performance—starring Dakin Matthews (Rocky), David Manis, Diane Kagan, Acting Company Alums Fred Arsenault, Leslie Geraci and Andrew Weems, Juliet Brett, Trent Dawson, T. J. Edwards, Gretchen Hall, Diana LaMar —will be followed by a reception with the cast and director, Irene Lewis.

Tickets @ $35 and $60 (Patron) are available from 212-258-3111.<... read more

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