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2000 Reading Series

 

COUGAR! PRESS RELEASE

Cougar!  is Unleashed on The West Bank

 

Cougar!

Written by and starring Donna Moore

With Danny Bernardy

 

Original music score by Mark Barkan and Donna Moore

Additional music by John Baxindine, Arnie Gross & Meryl Leppard

Music Director is Tracy Stark

Directed by Robert Brink

 

The West Bank Café’s Laurie Beechman Theater

407 WEST 42th STREET, just off 9th Avenue, New York City

Saturday, February 9TH, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 13TH, 9:30 pm

Saturday, February 16TH, 9:30 pm

Saturday, March 1st, 9:30 pm

Friday, April 11TH, 8:00 pm

Friday, April 18TH, 8:00 pm

 

The cat is out of the bag and prowling for young bucks in this funny, new - and sexy - musical exploring the phenomenon of older women and younger men.  Time Magazine designated “Cougar” as the #1 top buzzword for 2007.

 

Former child television star on PBS’ Zoom, Donna Moore is riding on the cusp of the “cougar phenomenon” that is gripping the country - think Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman in “The Graduate,” Ashton and Demi, and longtime companions Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins.  Books have been written about it and TV news and talk shows have begun to focus attention to it. NBC's summer series "Age of Love" pitted Cougars against Kittens.  Moore sees it as a metaphor for female empowerment, “The ‘cougar’ is a woman who has overcome sexual taboos and now lives her life to the fullest. Sexy, confident women over age 40 never apologize for their success.”

Young Buck Danny Bernardy is living a dream and has had plenty of experience.  He was recently seen roaming Central Park as Longaville in NY Classical Theatre's Love's Labour's Lost, as Hippolytus in The Phaedra Project and Achilles in Iphegenia Crash Land...Heart.  Regional: Vincent in Brixton (Virginia Stage Co), Macbeth (Pittsburgh Hazlett Theatre). TV:  “One Life to Live” and soon to be on the W.W.W: FEED ME!

 

Critics rave: 

 

"...delightfully sharp and entertaining. It’s a clever work from an appealing, multi-talented performer." - William Wolf, Wolf Entertainment Guide

"…a fantastic, entertaining hour of great cabaret." - Stu Hamstra, Cabaret Hotline

"a show that leaves you chuckling and wanting more of this vivacious entertainer." - Richmond Shepard, lively-arts.com

 

Robert Brink has directed extensively in regional theaters from Maine to Seattle and for two years served as Resident Director at the Barter Theatre in Virginia.  Overseas, he has staged productions in England and Ireland and in NYC he has numerous Off-Broadway credits including the Pearl Theatre, American Place Theatre, York Theatre.

 

Moore is collaborating for the first time with composer Mark Barkan, who has written or co-written over 500 recorded songs, including hits by diversified artists as Nat King Cole, Connie Francis, Manfred Mann, Leslie Gore and Dusty Springfield.  His many movie and T.V. credits as a composer/lyricist include the title song for the Doris Day starrer, “Do Not Disturb,” songs in three Elvis Presley movies and “The Tra La La Song” for the hit cartoon series ”The Banana Splits.”

 

Reservations are recommended:  call The West Bank Café at 212/695-6909 or Theatermania, 212-352-3101, use code Bway for 20% discount on cover charge,  http://www.theatermania.com/content/show.cfm/show/141197.

 

There is a $20 cover and a $15 food & beverage minimum, credit cards accepted.

 Blue Cloud Productions, LLC produces works of merit that are commercially viable and contain socio-political significance.  The StoryLine Project LLC was founded in 2001 with the mission to develop uncommon stories by accomplished talent.  The company debuted commercially Off Broadway as co-producer of the critically acclaimed Peccadillo Theater revival of Room Service, which played 21 weeks at the SoHo Playhouse.  Current Projects include The Ibsen Follies by Skot Davis (Winner 9th Annual TRU Voices Reading Series), Dearest Cousin, The Other Side of Newark (NJ Performing Arts Center June 2008), Crazy Money, www.storylineproject.com.

 

For more information about Cougar!, contact R.K. Greene at (212) 977-5006 or on the web, www.donnamoorediva.com.


ROOM SERVICE PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:

The Peccadillo Theater Company
production of
John Murray & Allen Boretz’s
"Room Service" 
A classic screwball comedy from 1937!

 

Re-Opens November 28th

at The SoHo Playhouse

 

Following a sold-out run this summer, The Peccadillo Theater Company's critically-acclaimed production of Room Service will re-open Off Broadway on Tuesday, November 28th (8PM) for a 12-week limited engagement at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street ~ between 6th Avenue and Varick).  Presented by the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company along with Jonathan Reinis Productions, Jeffrey Sine and The StoryLine Project, Room Service returns with the original cast of twelve in what many consider the funniest American play of the 1930’s. Preview performances are slated to begin Saturday, November 18th at 8PM.

 

A classic screw-ball comedy, Room Service centers around the efforts of an unscrupulous producer to find a backer for his new show. Holed up in a Times Square hotel with nineteen hungry actors and a ballooning room service bill, he tries to forestall eviction by convincing the show’s gullible young playwright to fake his own death. Meanwhile, an emissary from one of the country’s wealthiest businessmen turns up with money to invest in the show; that is, until he discovers the hotel doctor bound and gagged in the bathroom. The situation goes from bad to worse as the much-abused hotel manager threatens to have the entire show confiscated by the sheriff on opening night!

Cast as the wily producer is David Edwards
, fresh from the National tour of the The Producers. Fred Berman, Dale Carman, Sterling Coyne, Scott Evans, Blythe Gruda, Robert O’Gorman and Kim Rachelle Harris are also featured in the company. Scenic design is by Chris Jones, costume design by Gail Cooper-Hecht and lighting design by Jeffrey E. Salzberg.

Originally produced on the Broadway stage in 1937 and directed by George Abbott, the original cast of Room Service included Sam Levene, Eddie Albert and Betty Field. In 1938, it was made into a movie starring the Marx Brothers and in 1944, into a musical film entitled Step Lively starring Frank Sinatra. Room Service was last seen in New York twenty years ago when the Roundabout Theater Company produced a revival starring Mark Hamill.

The Peccadillo Theater Company has been producing the “forgotten classics” of American theater since 1994, including Counsellor-at-Law
(OBIE Award for Outstanding Direction, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival), The Ladies of the Corridor, The Shanghai Gesture, Jig Saw, All God’s Chillun Got Wings, The Beauty Part and The Silver Cord. Peccadillo's production of the Algonquin Round Table musical, The Talk of the Town, played in the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel for over a year.

 

Room Service will play the following schedule: Wednesdays through Fridays at 8PM; Saturdays at 3 & 8PM; Sundays at 3 & 7PM; Mondays at 8PM. All tickets are $65 with a limited number of “Cheap Seats” at $29.99.  For tickets and more information, call the SoHo Playhouse at (212) 691-1555 or online at www.sohoplayhouse.com

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THE OTHER SIDE OF NEWARK PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: R.K. Greene at The StoryLine Project (212) 977-5006

 

Jessica Hecht, Neal Huff,
Dana Jones, Larry Keith and
Myra Lucretia Taylor

Appear in

 

THE OTHER SIDE OF NEWARK

A READING OF A NEW PLAY

BY ENID RUDD

 

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB CREATIVE CENTER

311 West 43rd STREET, 8th Floor

ON Monday, July 10TH, 3:00 pm

 

Jessica Hecht (The House in Town, Julius Caesar, After the Fall) leads the cast of Broadway notables in a reading of THE OTHER SIDE OF NEWARK, a new play by Enid Rudd.  The reading will take place at The Manhattan Theatre Club’s Creative Center (311 West 43rd Street, 8th floor) on Monday, July 10th at 3:00PM.  Pamela Berlin directs.

 

THE OTHER SIDE OF NEWARK is a touching story about love and the pain of prejudice in which Rose (Hecht), a teacher in the 1930s Newark School System, sets out to improve the life of one of her black students, Dinah (Jones).

 

Neal Huff has been recently in seen in Broadway’s Take Me Out, Larry Keith in Caroline or Change and Myra Lucretia Taylor in the NineDana Jones created the role of Dinah in The Other Side of Newark at Luna Stage in 2004. 

 

Director Pamela Berlin is known for her work Off Broadway in Steel Magnolias, EndPapers, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday and Crossing Delancy.  She directed The Cemetary Club on Broadway, and her work has been seen in major regional theatres and opera companies across the country. 

 

Playwright Enid Rudd’s other plays include Peterpat, The Ashes of Mrs. Reasoner, Anybody Here Do the Peabody?, Dearest Cousin and Rumors in the Palace

 

The reading is produced by The StoryLine Project LLC and Production Consultants, Inc..  The StoryLine Project LLC, a commercial theatre company formed in 2001, dedicated to discovering and producing plays with artistic and commercial merit, telling dynamic stories.  Under Executive Director R.K. Greene, SLP developed a detailed analytical approach for selecting uncommon stories by accomplished playwrights deserving audience exposure.  The resulting research has uncovered a pipeline of fine new plays including THE OTHER SIDE OF NEWARKProduction Consultants, Inc.. is the production shingle of Steve Marquard, a veteran Broadway theatrical manager.  NEWARK will be their first co-production together, planned for the 2006 - 07 season in New York.

 

THE OTHER SIDE OF NEWARK was originally produced by Luna Stage in Montclair, NJ, in 2004. 

 

For more information about THE OTHER SIDE OF NEWARK, call (212) 977-5006.

 

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DEAREST COUSIN PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Brett Oberman at Keith Sherman & Associates (212) 764-7900

TONY AWARD WINNERS

CHRISTINE EBERSOLE AND JUDITH IVEY

TO PLAY MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS AND ELIZABETH I

DEAREST COUSIN

A READING OF A NEW PLAY

BY ENID RUDD

THEATRE ROW, THE LION THEATRE, 410 WEST 42ND STREET

ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 28TH, 3:00 pm

 

Tony Award winning actresses Christine Ebersole (42nd Street and Dinner at Eight) and Judith Ivey (Steaming and Hurlyburly) will star as Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I in a reading of DEAREST COUSIN, a new play by Enid Rudd. The reading will take place at Theatre Row’s Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) on Wednesday, May 28th at 3:00PM. Leonard Peters directs.  

DEAREST COUSIN offers a between-the-scenes-of-the-history-book glance at two of history’s most fascinating women. On the eve of her execution, Mary, Queen of Scots, is visited by Elizabeth I, offering a scheme to save her life. Peerless enemies, yet family, the complex relationship of these two cousins is revealed as their encounters are traced back in time to their first secret meeting.

The reading is produced by The StoryLine Project LLC, a commercial theatre company formed in 1996, dedicated to discovering and producing plays with artistic and commercial merit, telling dynamic stories. Under Executive Director R.K. Greene, SLP developed a detailed analytical approach for selecting uncommon stories by accomplished playwrights deserving audience exposure. The resulting research has uncovered a pipeline of fine new plays including DEAREST COUSIN. A New York production is planned for the 2003 - 04 season.

Roger Gindi is the General Manager for DEAREST COUSIN.

For more information about DEAREST COUSIN, call (212) 977-5006.

StoryLine Project Links:

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