Archive for July, 2013
ROMEO & JULIET starring Elizabeth Olsen as Juliet. Academy Award winner William Hurt will play the role of Friar Laurence; Emmy Award nominee T.R. Knight has been cast as Mercutio and Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega as the Nurse. Finn Wittrock, previously announced to co-star as Romeo, has withdrawn from the production. A new Romeo will be announced shortly. Directed by Tea Alagić (Jackie), ROMEO & JULIET begins performances Thursday, September 27. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, September 5 at 12pm.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle, is the 2013 recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. The Fund was established in 2010 with the mission to assist young actors who have appeared at CSC and who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The $3000 grant can be used by the young artist to continue training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. With the grant, CSC hopes to make a difference in the lives of young actors at the start of their careers as well as to heighten awareness in the community to the specific needs of actors. The recipient was selected by a panel of judges which included Rosemarie Tichler, CSC Artistic Director Brian Kulick and CSC Casting Director James Calleri. Deb Radloff's NYC credits include Dance Dance Revolution (Les Freres Corbusier), Girls Night: The Musical (Sophia's Downstairs Cabaret). Regional credits include The Yiddish Are Coming: The Chosen Musical (world premiere, Denver Civic Theatre); Pericles, Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure (Nebraska Shakespeare Festival); A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Richard III, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Inherit the Wind, Amadeus, As You Like It and Death of a Salesman (The Old Globe). Ms. Radloff holds an M.F.A. in Acting from The Old Globe/UCSD. Rosemarie Tichler has a long legacy of identifying and nurturing new generations of young actors and is committed to their future well-being. Tichler was the Artistic Producer of The New York Shakespeare Festival/The Public Theater from 1991 to September 2001 where she worked on over 40 productions including The Skriker by Caryl Churchill, Simpatico by Sam Shepard, Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks and George Wolfe's production of The Tempest at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Prior to 1991, Ms. Tichler was Head of Casting (1975-1991) at The Public for Joseph Papp where she cast over 150 plays, including such landmark productions as Andrei Serban's The Cherry Orchard, Richard Foreman's Threepenny Opera and Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls. Ms. Tichler founded The Shakespeare Lab: an intensive program for actors in Shakespeare performance. Prior to working at The Public, she was Associate Director for Artistic Services at Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the country's not-for-profit theaters from 1972-74 and its Casting Director before that from 1969-71. Ms. Tichler has been teaching for New York University's Graduate Acting Program for over 20 years. She has also done workshops at major actor training programs around the country including The Juilliard School, The Actors Center, Yale Drama School and the MFA program in Acting at Columbia. Ms. Tichler is the co-author with Barry Jay Kaplan of Actors At Work (2007) and The Playwright At Work (2012). Tax-deductible donations can be made to The Rosemarie Tichler Fund by calling (212) 677-4210 x 12, by donating online, or by mailing a check to Classic Stage Company, Attention: The Rosemarie Tichler Fund 136 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003. Please make checks payable to Classic Stage Company.
PASSION is now officially released! The deluxe two-disc set features Judy Kuhn, Ryan Silverman and Rebecca Luker (who stepped in for an ailing Melissa Errico for this recording). Read an article about the release on Playbill.com. Click here to order your copy from psclassics.com.