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Choir Boy (2019-01-Samuel J. Friedman Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : Wednesday 12 December 2018Première : Tuesday 08 January 2019Dernière : Sunday 17 February 2019Mise en scène : Trip Cullman • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Jeremy Pope (as Pharus), Chuck Cooper (as Headmaster Marrow), Austin Pendleton (as Mr. Pendleton), Nicholas L. Ashe (as Junior Blake), John Clay III (as Anthony Justin “AJ” James), Caleb Eberhardt (as David Heard), and J. Quinton Johnson (as Bobby Marrow), with Daniel Bellomy, Jonathan Burke, Gerald Caesar, and Marcus GladneyCommentaires : Manhattan Theatre Club continues its 2018-2019 season with the Broadway premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Choir Boy, directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman.
Choir Boy transfers to Broadway following a sold-out, twice-extended, critically acclaimed run at MTC's The Studio at Stage II at New York City Center in the summer of 2013.
Lobby Hero (2018-03-Hayes Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Hayes Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 1 mois 2 semaines Nombre : 30 previews - 56 représentationsPremière Preview : Thursday 01 March 2018Première : Monday 26 March 2018Dernière : Sunday 13 May 2018Mise en scène : Trip Cullman • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Michael Cera (as Jeff), Chris Evans (as Bill), Brian Tyree Henry (as William), and Bel Powley (as Dawn)Commentaires : The renowned off-Broadway company Second Stage Theater re-opens the Hayes Theater (formerly Helen Hayes Theatre) and launches its inaugural Broadway season with Academy Award winner Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero. Under the direction of Trip Cullman, the play marks the Broadway debut of "Captain America" star Chris Evans and a Broadway return for "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" star Michael Cera, who previously appeared in the 2014 Broadway revival of This Is Our Youth. Emmy Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry and Bel Powley complete the Broadway cast.
Expertly constructed by one of theatre and film's most talented contemporary writers, Lobby Hero follows the interpersonal relationships between two police officers (a male, self-assured veteran and a female rookie) and two security guards of a Manhattan apartment building lobby. The drama eventually unfolds as all four become entangled in a murder investigation enquiry that explores ideas of morality, loyalty, and police corruption. However, Lonergan's script has plenty of comic bite to it, which is largely played out to great effect by Michael Cera as the awkward, yet chatty Jeff. Cera is once again in his element, perfectly cast as a scrawny, 27-year old, unambitious security guard, who constantly protests he is not a doorman. Chris Evans also plays the brutish, chauvinistic Bill with a sly sense of comedy, straying away from his usual heroic protagonist roles and portraying something as detestable as it is instantly recognizable. There is no doubt, we are laughing at him and not with him. Bel Powley's portrayal of young, feisty Dawn clearly sets her up as the underdog of the piece and she cleverly finds ways of puffing out her chest like a small rodent trying to make itself appear bigger. Finally, Brian Tyree Henry revels in the most versatile character of the play as William, displaying elements of sheer confidence (in his position of authority over Jeff), of cautiousness and of moments of desperation at his predicament. Should he provide a false alibi to protect a close family member? What would we do in his shoes?
David Rockwell's scenic design is minimalistic and judged to perfection with a rotating stage that enables interior and exterior scenes to flow into each other effortlessly, skillfully avoiding any problematic sightline issues. And Second Stage Theater has accomplished a great feat in the renovation and modernisation of The Hayes Theater; its stylish new home on the Great White Way. With Lobby Hero, Second Stage's Broadway journey is off to a great start.Presse : "Shut up. Keep talking. Those clashing orders whisper side-by-side in your mind as you watch the meticulously acted revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s “Lobby Hero,”... That’s because you will probably come to — if not like — then feel personally invested in the four self-sabotaging New Yorkers so completely embodied here by Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Brian Tyree Henry and Bel Powley. And none of them can participate in the simplest exchanges of words without doing serious damage." Ben Brantley for New York Times
"Lonergan, who won an Oscar for his screenplay for “Manchester by the Sea,” specializes in flawed sad sacks and self-sabotagers. He has an all-too-rare gift of perfect pitch when it comes to dialogue." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News
"The social issues that Lobby Hero touches on—sexual harrassment, racial bias in the justice system, the blue wall of silence—are as topical now as when it premiered, but the play's lens is rigorously trained on the personal. Jeff, a chatterbox, is entrusted with secrets that he may not be able to keep, and Lonergan keeps the audience off-balance about his characters’ morality and motivations as the play vascillates between tragedy and humor. As the dramatic waters rise, Jeff bobs with the tides, moored to his desk: a lost buoy in rough seas." Adam Feldman for Time Out New York
"Let's get the obvious question out of the way up front: Does Chris Evans cut it in his leap from the superhero universe to the naturalistic comedy-drama of Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero? Absolutely." David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter
"Helmer Trip Cullman does his best work with small, tight ensembles like this one, so there’s no slack in the emotional tension and no escape from the sticky web that even nice people get tangled up in when they tell lies – especially the lies they tell themselves." Marilyn Stasio for Variety
Murder Ballad (2012-11-NY City Center - Stage II-Broadway Off)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: New York City Center - Stage II (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis) Durée : 1 mois Nombre : Première Preview : Wednesday 31 October 2012Première : Thursday 15 November 2012Dernière : Sunday 16 December 2012Mise en scène : Trip Cullman • Chorégraphie : Doug Varone • Producteur : Avec : John Ellison Conlee (Michael), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Narrator), Karen Olivo (Sara), Will Swenson (Tom)Commentaires : 2013 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations
1. Outstanding Musical
2. Outstanding Featured Actress, Rebecca Naomi Jones
3. Outstanding Choreographer, Doug Varone
4. Outstanding Scenic Design, Mark Wendland
5. Outstanding Lighting Design, Ben Stanton
2012-13 Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
2013 Off-Broadway Alliance Award Nomination
Best New Musical
2013 Drama League Award Nomination
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off- Broadway Musical
2013 Henry Hewes Design Award Nominations
1. Scenic Design, Mark Wendland
2. Lighting Design, Ben Stanton
Murder Ballad (2013-05-Union Square Theatre-Broadway Off)Type de série: Off-Broadway Transfer
Théâtre: Union Square Theatre (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis) Durée : 2 mois Nombre : Première Preview : Tuesday 07 May 2013Première : Wednesday 22 May 2013Dernière : Sunday 21 July 2013Mise en scène : Trip Cullman • Chorégraphie : Doug Varone • Producteur : Avec : John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Caissie Levy (Sara), Will Swenson
Significant Other (2017-03-Booth Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Booth Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 4 mois Nombre : Première Preview : Tuesday 14 February 2017Première : Thursday 02 March 2017Dernière : Sunday 23 April 2017Mise en scène : Trip Cullman • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Gideon Glick (Jordan), Barbara Barrie (Helene), John Behlmann (Will/Conrad/Tony), Sas Goldberg (Kiki), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Vanessa), Lindsay Mendez (Laura), Luke Smith (Gideon/Evan/Roger)Commentaires : The Broadway debut of author Joshua Harmon will be complemented by the Broadway debut of rising young director Trip Cullman, who guided the play to its successful off-Broadway engagement. Significant Other was a NY Times Critic’s Pick when it premiered last summer at Roundabout Theatre Company. Charles Isherwood, writing in the New York Times, called it “an entirely delightful new play, as richly funny as it is ultimately heart-stirring.” Time Out (Adam Feldman) agreed, noting “as funny as Harmon’s breakthrough play Bad Jews, Significant Other is a timely, well-observed, sharp but bittersweet New York comedy; the play’s main assets are the keenness of the writing, studded with wry one-liners, and the humanity of the performances.” The New York Observer (Rex Reed) declared: “Significant Other is for everyone looking for a timeshare in the space we all occupy when life moves faster than we do. A wonderful play about unrequited love, offered with warmth and without sentimentality. I doubt if there is anyone who is unable to relate profoundly to the characters in this play and what they go through.” The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney) summed it up as follows: “A funny-sad, vibrantly contemporary lonely-heart portrait.” Significant Other began at Roundabout Theatre Company following the professional debut and world premiere of Joshua Harmon's play Bad Jews at Roundabout Underground’s Black Box in fall 2012.
Six degrees of Separation (2017-04-Ethel Barrymore Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 2 mois 3 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : Wednesday 05 April 2017Première : Tuesday 25 April 2017Dernière : Sunday 16 July 2017Mise en scène : Trip Cullman • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Allison Janney (Ouisa), John Benjamin Hickey (Flan), Corey Hawkins (Paul), Jim Bracchitta (Policeman), Tony Carlin (The Doorman), Michael Countryman (Larkin), James Cusati-Moyer (The Hustler), Ned Eisenberg (Dr. Fine), Lisa Emery (Kitty), Keenan Jolliff (Woody), Peter Mark Kendall (Rick), Cody Kostro (Doug), Sarah Mezzanotte (Elizabeth), Colby Minifie (Tess), Paul O’Brien (The Detective), Chris Perfetti (Trent), Ned Riseley (Ben), Michael Siberry (Geoffrey)Commentaires : Tony-winning drama Six Degrees of Separation is revived on Broadway in 2017, with acting royalty Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey leading the cast. Inspired by the true story of con man David Hampton, Six Degrees begins with a young man turning up on the doorstep of a wealthy Manhattan couple, bleeding from a knife wound and claiming to be the son of Sidney Poitier. Endlessly charismatic, he insinuates himself into their lives, and brings on something of a spiritual awakening in the couple, before events take an unexpected turn.Presse : "That dangerous young man who calls himself Paul Poitier has grown up in the 27 years since he first set foot on a New York stage. All right, perhaps not “grown up,” since we’re still talking about a narcissistic con artist of adolescent fecklessness and zero self-knowledge. But there’s no doubt that he has grown in stature and, in a paradoxical way, truthfulness. This is because Paul Poitier (not his real name) has been embodied with tremulous, searching sensitivity by the screen actor Corey Hawkins in the earthbound revival of John Guare’s marvelous “Six Degrees of Separation.”" Ben Brantley for New York Times
"Broadway’s crazy good revival of “Six Degrees of Separation” is proof of theater’s enduring impact... Director Trip Cullman’s energizing revival delivers its own thrills — and one tiny nit to pick. It’s time for a moratorium on actors jumping on furniture to make a point. Besides Tom Cruise, no one does that. It feels like a con in an otherwise exhilarating, real-deal staging." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News
"Trip Cullman directs with great panache on an evocatively shadowy, morphing set by Mark Wendland. The cumulative effect, once you get over the retro vibe, is renewed respect for a disquieting, still-rewarding work." David Cote for Time Out New York
"Trip Cullman's razor-sharp staging of Six Degrees of Separation serves as a welcome reminder of the fiercely intelligent, pungently funny voice of playwright John Guare at his vintage best." David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter
"Despite the vitalizing presence of Allison Janney in director Trip Cullman’s elegant revival, “Six Degrees of Separation” lacks the comic bite of the original production." Marilyn Stasio for Variety