THE NATIONAL THEATRE PRODUCTION OF
BASED ON THE ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING FILM BY
(New York, NY) Producers David Binder, the National Theatre, Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey and Lee Menzies announce today that TONY GOLDWYN (“Scandal,” Promises, Promises) will join BRYAN CRANSTON (All The Way, “Breaking Bad”) and TATIANA MASLANY (“Orphan Black,” Mary Page Marlowe) in NETWORK at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street).
The complete cast for NETWORK also includes Joshua Boone (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Alyssa Bresnahan (War Horse), Ron Canada (“Jack Ryan”), Julian Elijah Martinez (Father Comes Home From The Wars Part 1,2,3), Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Sideman), Nick Wyman (Catch Me If You Can), Barzin Akhavan (All The Way), Jason Babinsky (Billy Elliot), Camila Canó Flaviá (Dance Nation), Eric Chayefsky (“Stalked: Someone’s Watching”), Gina Daniels (All The Way), Nicholas Guest (“Madam Secretary”), Joe Paulik (Love and Money), Susannah Perkins (The Wolves), Victoria Sendra (Broadway Debut), Henry Stram (Junk), Bill Timoney (All The Way), Joseph Varca (Pentecost and Monster), Nicole Villamil (Queens) and Jeena Yi (Somebody’s Daughter).
NETWORK is directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner IVO VAN HOVE (The Damned), adapted by Tony and Olivier Award winner LEE HALL (Billy Elliot) and based on the Academy Award-winning film by PADDY CHAYEFSKY.
NETWORK will begin performances on Saturday, November 10, 2018 and officially open on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Additional casting will be announced shortly. NETWORK is presented in association with Dean Stolber.
NETWORK will have scenic and lighting design by three-time Tony and Olivier nominee JAN VERSWEYVELD (A View From the Bridge, The Damned). For over 30-years, Versweyveld has collaborated with Ivo van Hove on all of his theatre and opera productions around the world.
The production will also feature video design by TAL YARDEN (Lazarus), costume design by AN D’HUYS (A View From The Bridge) and music and sound by Olivier Award nominee ERIC SLEICHIM (The Damned).
Howard Beale, news anchor-man, isn’t pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast he unravels live on screen. But when ratings soar, the network seizes on their newfound populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV. NETWORK depicts a media landscape where opinion trumps fact. Hilarious and hair-raising by turns, the iconic film by Paddy Chayefsky won four Academy Awards in 1976.
NETWORK made its world premiere in a critically acclaimed production at the National Theatre from November 13, 2017 through March 24, 2018, produced in association with Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey and Lee Menzies. Recent hit Broadway productions from the National Theatre include ANGELS IN AMERICA (3 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award; Outer Critic’s Circle Award), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (5 Tony Awards including Best New Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award; Outer Critic’s Circle Award), ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS starring James Corden (Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play); WAR HORSE (6 Tony Awards including Best Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award; Outer Critic’s Circle Award) and THE HISTORY BOYS (6 Tony Awards including Best Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award).
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BRYAN CRANSTON (Howard Beale) made his debut in Network in 2017 at London’s National Theatre. A performance that garnered him the 2018 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Play. In 2014 he made his Broadway debut as President Lyndon B Johnson in All the Way at the Neil Simon Theatre, for which he received a Tony Award, as well as a Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theater World Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play. Cranston’s work in television includes: Breaking Bad (Emmy, SAG, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, PGA Awards and DGA nomination), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2018 Emmy nomination), All the Way (SAG Award and Golden Globe, Emmy and Critics’ Choice nominations), Malcolm in the Middle (Emmy and Golden Globe nominations), Seinfeld, among many others. Film credits include: Trumbo (Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice nominations), Argo (SAG Award), Isle of Dogs, Last Flag Flying, Why Him?, The Infiltrator, Godzilla, Wakefield, Drive, Rock of Ages, Contagion, The Lincoln Lawyer, Little Miss Sunshine, Saving Private Ryan and The Upside (forthcoming).
TONY GOLDWYN (Max Schumacher). Actor, director, producer Tony Goldwyn has just wrapped production on the new Netflix series, “Chambers” with Uma Thurman after seven seasons starring as ‘President Fitzgerald Grant’ in Shonda Rhimes’ remarkable series “Scandal.” Previously, he co-created and executive produced the series titled “The Divide” for AMC Studios. Goldwyn directed the two hour pilot while partner Richard LaGravenese wrote the episodes. He also took on the controversial figure Warren Jeffs, starring in the Lifetime movie, “Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs.”
Other television acting credits include “The Good Wife,” “Dexter,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Without A Trace,” “The L Word,” the HBO Mini-Series “From The Earth To The Moon,” “Frasier,” “Murphy Brown,” and “Designing Women,” where he portrayed the first AIDS victim on a prime time series.
In addition to acting on the show, Goldwyn directed multiple episodes of “Scandal.” Other television directing credits include “Dexter,” “Justified,” “Law & Order,” “Damages,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “The L Word,” among others.
Goldwyn made his feature directorial debut with A Walk on the Moon starring Diane Lane and Viggo Mortensen. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to receive the National Board of Review Award for Excellence in Independent Filmmaking.
Further feature directing credits include The Last Kiss, based on Gabriele Muccino’s L’Ultimo Bacio, for which Goldwyn received Best Director from the Boston Film Festival, and the romantic comedy Someone Like You. His last effort, Conviction, which Goldwyn also produced, earned Hilary Swank a SAG Award nomination, won Best Film at the Boston Film Festival and was awarded a Freedom of Expression honor from the National Board of Review.
As an actor, Goldwyn first caught audiences’ attention with his portrayal of the villain in the box office smash Ghost. He went on to appear in numerous other films including The Pelican Brief, Kiss The Girls, Oliver Stone’s Nixon, The Substance of Fire, The Last Samurai opposite Tom Cruise, and he is familiar to children as the title voice in Disney’s animated feature Tarzan. Most recently he appeared in the film Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House with Liam Neeson and Diane Lane. He also starred with Sharon Stone in the indie rom-com All I Wish, The Belko Experiment, written and produced by James Gunn and appeared in the hit features Divergent and Insurgent based on the YA novels by Veronica Roth.
Goldwyn began his acting career on the stage, spending seven seasons at the Williamstown Theater Festival. His New York theater credits include The Water’s Edge at the 2nd Stage Theater, The Dying Gaul at the Vineyard Theater, Holiday at The Circle in the Square opposite Laura Linney, Spike Heels with Kevin Bacon at 2nd Stage, The Sum of Us at the Cherry Lane Theater, for which he earned an Obie Award and Digby at the Manhattan Theater Club. His most recent stage credit was starring in the revival of the hit musical Promises, Promises on Broadway.
TATIANA MASLANY (Diana Christensen) is an Emmy Award-winning actress who has garnered numerous accolades for her film and television roles. In 2010 she received the Sundance Breakout Actress Award, in 2014 she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and in 2015 she received her first Emmy Award nomination and went on to win the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for “Orphan Black.” This past year brought Maslany to the large and small screen, with a starring role opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the film, Stronger, based on a memoir by a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, and the 5th and final season of BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” for which she has received a third Emmy nomination. In “Orphan Black,” she played several women who are revealed to be clones, a role that has also earned her, in addition to the Emmy, two Critics Choice Awards, two TCA Award nominations and one win, a Young Hollywood Award, four Canadian Screen Awards and a SAG Award nomination.
Maslany can be seen in the upcoming film Destroyer, currently premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival. She previously starred in Two Lovers and a Bear alongside Dane DeHaan, directed by Oscar-nominated Kim Nguyen, which premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival and at the Toronto Film Festival. She also starred in The Other Half, opposite Tom Cullen, which premiered at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. In 2015, Maslany was seen in The Woman in Gold, starring alongside Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. Simon Curtis directed the film, in which she plays the young Helen Mirren character. She recently completed production on Pink Wall opposite Jay Duplass and directed by Tom Cullen.
Her starring role in Grown Up Movie Star opposite Shawn Doyle competed at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010, where she garnered the Special Jury Prize for Breakout Star as well as a Genie nomination. Chosen as one of its “Rising Stars” at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, Maslany earned Best Performance awards from the Whistler International Film Festival and ACTRA for her role as the troubled, promiscuous teenager Claire in Picture Day. Her feature credits also include Cas and Dylan, The Vow, Violet and Daisy, and Blood Pressure.
Maslany’s numerous television credits include the Tandem and Scott Free Production, “World Without End” based on the novel by Ken Follett, a Gemini-nominated performance as the Virgin Mary in the BBC/CBC co-production “Nativity,” and Gemini-winning roles in “Flashpoint” for CBS and CTV, and “Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures” for TMN. She was also seen in a two-episode arc of NBC’s hit show “Parks and Recreation.” She has appeared on stage in Toronto in The Secret Garden, George Dandin, A Christmas Carol (all at the Globe Theatre), and Dog Sees God (Six Degrees Theatre). Maslany recently made her New York stage debut Off-Broadway in Second Stage Theater’s production of Mary Page Marlowe. NETWORK will mark her Broadway debut. Maslany is represented by ICM and The Characters Talent Agency.
JOSHUA BOONE (Frank Hackett). Broadway: Holler If Ya Hear Me (Dir. Kenny Leon). Off-Broadway: Actually (Manhattan Theatre Club), Mother Courage & Her Children (Classic Stage Company). Other theatre includes: Artney Jackson, Where Storms Are Born, Actually (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Sticky Traps (Kansas City Rep), Brownsville Song (B-Side For Tray) at the Humana Festival, In The Heights (Pioneer Theater), Choir Boy (Alliance). TV/Film: Wheels, Fan Girl (opposite Kiernan Shipka and Meg Ryan, dir. Paul Jarrett), “L&O: SVU,” “Seven Seconds” (Netflix). BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.
ALYSSA BRESNAHAN (Louise Schumacher). Broadway, Lincoln Center: War Horse (Rose Narracott), Off-Broadway, Roundabout Theater: Napoli, Brooklyn (Luda). TFNA: Hamlet, Measure for Measure. RSC/Denver Theatre, UK Tour: Tantalus. Regional Theater: The Goodman, Long Wharf Theater, Hartford Stage, South Coast Rep. Film: Colewell (pre-production), Swallow (pre-Production), The Mountain, Soller's Point, The Wrestler, 27 Dresses. T.V. “Blacklist,” “Law and Order.” Audio book narrator.
RON CANADA (Edward Ruddy). Ron Canada’s acting career spans 41 years of work in Theatre, Film and Television. On stage, NY area theatre includes The Whipping Man (George Street Playhouse), Headstrong (Ensemble Studio Theatre), and Zooman And The Sign (Signature Theatre/Audelco Award Nomination). Other performances include Othello (National Shakespeare Theater, Washington, D.C.) opposite Patrick Stewart, The Boys Next Door (Dramalogue Award), Macbeth, Miss Julie and Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks (The Odyssey Theater), The Task and Private Battle (The Mark Taper Forum), Mr. Rickey Calls A Meeting (Old Globe), Fences (The GeVa Theater), etc. Ron recently directed Spin Off (The Riverside Theatre, NY), The Invested (The 4th Street Theatre, NY), Lights Up On The Fade Out (Lillian Theater, LA). Feature films include: The Discovery, Crown Heights, The Empty Man, Ted 2, Wedding Crashers, Cinderella Man, National Treasure, The Human Stain, United States of Leland, The Hunted, Lone Star, An American President, Just Like Heaven. Notable Television performances include: “Star Trek” (The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager), “Weeds,” “Boston Legal,” “The West Wing,” “The Shield,” “NYPD Blue,” to name a few. Recent credits include: “Jack Ryan” (Amazon), “Seven Seconds” (Netflix), “Designated Survivor” (ABC), “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access), “The Strain” (FX), “The Affair” (Showtime), “Madam Secretary” (CBS), etc.
JULIAN ELIJAH MARTINEZ (Harry Hunter) is beyond excited and grateful to be making his Broadway debut. He was most recently seen in the Vineyard Theater's lab production of This Land Was Made. Other New York credits include Alligator (New Georges); and Mud (Boundless Theater Company) Selected Regional Credits include: Father Comes Home From The Wars Part 1,2,3 (c/o production with Yale Rep and American Conservatory Theater); The Square Root of 3 Sisters (Dmitry Krymov Lab); 9 Circles (Forum Theatre, Helen Hayes Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Play nomination); Locomotion (The John F. Kennedy Center); The Hampton Years (Theater J); Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company); Man of La Mancha (Hangar Theater); Hamlet and All’s Well That Ends Well (Orlando Shakespeare Theater). Television credits include Elementary, High School Lover, and Madam Secretary. Martinez is a former co-artistic director of the Yale Cabaret and a former company member of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and Developing Artists. Martinez received his MFA from Yale University and his BFA from Elon University. www.julianelijahmartinez.com
FRANK WOOD (Nelson Chaney). The TONY Award and the Drama League Award for Sideman. Broadway: The Iceman Cometh; Hughie; Clybourne Park; August: Osage County; Born Yesterday; Hollywood Arms. Off-Broadway: In The Blood; Can You Forgive Her; The Babylon Line; The Nether; Angels in America; Spring Awakening; The God of Hell. Film: Detroit; Gold; St. Vincent; Changeling; Taking of Pelham 123; Dan in Real Life; Thirteen Days; Pollock; People I Know; In America; Down to You; Royal Tennenbaums. TV: “Blacklist”; “The Get Down”; “The Night Of”; “Mozart in the Jungle”; “Newsroom”; “Younger”; “The Good Wife”; “Modern Family”; “Elementary”; “Blue Bloods”; “The Knick”; “Girls”; “Flight of the Conchords”; “Grey’s Anatomy”; “Sopranos”; “Bored to Death”; “Law & Order: SVU”. Regional: Goodman Theatre; Huntington Theatre; ACT; Long Wharf Theatre; Hartford Stage; Williamstown; Cincinnati Playhouse; Arena Stage; Mark Taper Forum; New York Stage and Film. Education: BA, Wesleyan University; MFA, NYU Graduate Acting Program.
NICK WYMAN (Arthur Jensen). Currently featured in the Off-Broadway hit “Desperate Measures,” for which he was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award. His fifteen previous Broadway credits include Catch Me If You Can, Tale of Two Cities, Phantom, Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, Sly Fox, Very Good Eddie, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Doubles, and On the Twentieth Century. His feature films include Die Hard With a Vengeance, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Igby Goes Down, Maid in Manhattan, Funny Farm, Weeds, Private Parts, and Synecdoche, NY. Among his television appearances are “Boardwalk Empire,” “Veep,” “Elementary,” “Madame Secretary,” “One Life to Live,” “The Good Wife,” “The Chappelle Show,” “The Murder of Mary Phagan” plus numerous voice-over and on-camera commercials. He has performed everything from Shakespeare to Christopher Durang at such regional theaters as the Guthrie, Arena Stage, Goodman Theater, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Pittsburgh Public, and Asolo Rep (where he received the local Best Actor award for his portrayal of LBJ in “All the Way.”). A proud member since 1974, he is the former President of Actors Equity Association.
BARZIN AKHAVAN (Jack Snowden/Warm-Up Guy). NYC Theatre - Hamlet (Waterwell). Tours - Aftermath (ArkType). Regional Theatre - A Thousand Splendid Suns (A.C.T SF and Theatre Calgary; World Premiere), The Kite Runner (San Jose Rep and Arizona Theatre Co; World Premiere), Vestibular Sense (Mixed Blood Theatre Co; World Premiere), Pericles (The Guthrie and Folger Theatre), Twelfth Night (Seattle Rep), Shakespeare in Love (Cincinnati Playhouse and Baltimore Center Stage), Arabian Night written and directed by Mary Zimmerman (Berkeley Rep, Lookingglass, Arena Stage), Lidless and Inana (Contemporary American Theatre Festival), Disgraced (Cincinnati Playhouse), The Invisible Hand (Marin Theatre Co), The Persian Quarter (Merrimack Rep), The Poetry of Pizza (Virginia Stage), 5 Seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (appearing in 12 shows), 4 Seasons with the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (8 shows), and 1 season with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (3 shows). TV - Law and Order: CI,” “SMASH.” Film - Anniversary, The Jew of Malta.
JASON BABINSKY (Floor Manager). Broadway: Billy Elliot (also First National Tour), and Ghost. Off-Broadway: Caucasian Chalk Circle (Classic Stage Company) and A Man's a Man (Classic Stage Company). Select Regional: Three Seasons in repertory at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, McCarter Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theater, The Alley Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Stageworks Hudson, Syracuse Stage, Pittsburgh Civic Light and Opera, North Shore Music Theater, Theatre Under the Stars, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and Paper Mill Playhouse. Film: You Were Never Really Here, A Cure for Wellness, The Wizard of Lies (HBO), Contagion, You Don't Know Jack (HBO), and Law Abiding Citizen. Television: The Good Wife (recurring), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (recurring), Billions (recurring), House of Cards, Law & Order SVU, Elementary, Madam Secretary, Blue Bloods, Shades of Blue, The Knick, Person of Interest, Unforgettable, American Odyssey, and Forever.
CAMILA CANÓ FLAVIÁ (Secretary) is making her Broadway debut in Network. She would like to thank all of those who made this dream a reality. Off-Broadway: Dance Nation (Playwrights Horizons). Regional: My Jane (Chester Theater). TV: “Madam Secretary,” “Orange Is the New Black.” B.F.A: Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
ERIC CHAYEFSKY (ELA Member) is an actor/writer who graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a degree in Theatre. After graduation, Eric started pursuing a career in acting in New York City. Since starting his career he has acted on stage in an Off-Off-Broadway production of King Lear playing the role of Cornwall as well as multiple original and Shakespearean productions at the American Theatre of Actors. Most recently Eric was cast as the lead in a short film that won Best Ensemble Cast at the 2018 DC 48 Hour Film Project. Fans of reenactment television may have seen him on Discovery ID’s television series “Stalked: Someone’s Watching.” Eric is a native of New York City and while in high school studied acting with veteran stage and film performer Danton Stone.
GINA DANIELS (Technician). Broadway: All the Way. Off-Broadway: Building the Wall; Displaced; Zona. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival (company member 10 seasons); Paper Mill Playhouse; Arena Stage; Studio Theatre; Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Center Stage; Syracuse Stage; Pittsburgh Public Theater; Utah Shakespeare Festival; Arden Theatre; Theatre Works; Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Portland Center Stage; Kansas City Repertory Theatre; Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Geva Theatre Center; Delaware Theatre Company; Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. TV: “Orange is the New Black;” “High Maintenance.” www.gina-daniels.com
NICHOLAS GUEST (Technician) did his first play opposite Maureen Stapleton in a summer tour of The Gingerbread Lady. He then worked at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, did numerous plays Off-Broadway and in Los Angeles including Cesar And Ruben directed by Ed Begley, Jr. His films include Trading Places, The Long Riders, Appointment With Death (with Peter Ustinov and John Gielgud) and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus). He was Professor Elliot on the multi-cam series “USA HGH” for 3 years. Recently he performed his one-man show Finding Nick at the Zephyr Theatre in LA and at 54 Below in New York. He plays the Russian President on “Madam Secretary” in addition to being a busy voice-over actor, currently the British robot on “Macgyver.” He studied with William Hickey and Stella Adler. He is married to the gifted actress-advocate-filmmaker Pamela Guest and is incredibly proud of their children.
JOE PAULIK (Technician). Off-Broadway credits include Love and Money (The Signature Theatre); Stupid F#%*ing Bird (The Pearl Theatre); P.S. Jones and the Frozen City (New Ohio Theatre); Timon of Athens (The Public Theatre); A Feminine Ending (Playwrights Horizons); The Sporting Life (The Vineyard Theatre); Measure for Measure (45 Bleecker Street Theater). His regional credits include Annie Baker's John (ACT, San Francisco); Bad Jews (Studio Theatre (HELEN HAYES nomination)); The Power of Duff (Geffen Playhouse, Huntington Theatre (IRNE nomination)); The Adventures of Tom Sawyer andTwelfth Night (Hartford Stage); Moonchildren (Berkshire Theatre Group, dir. Karen Allen); Major Barbara (Guthrie Theater); Old Wicked Songs (Westport Country Playhouse); Eurydice, Cabaret & Main, and Kilroy Was Here (Williamstown Theatre Festival). His television credits include The Guiding Light, The Good Wife, and Person of Interest. Mr. Paulik holds an MFA from New York University’s Graduate Acting program.
SUSANNAH PERKINS (Schlesinger). Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: The Low Road (The Public), The Wolves (Lincoln Center/The Playwrights Realm), The Rape Of The Sabine Women... (The Playwrights Realm). Other NY: Sisters On The Ground (Clubbed Thumb/PHTS), Every Angel Is Brutal (Clubbed Thumb). Regional: Night Of The Iguana (A.R.T.), The Wolves (NYSAF). TV: “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Film: Enclosure (upcoming at the Park Avenue Armory). Obie and Drama Desk awards. BFA: NYU Tisch.
VICTORIA SENDRA (Camera Person 2) is a filmmaker (producer, director, cinematographer, and editor) whose work is inspired by the way an active camera captures movement on the two-dimensional plane that is film. For the past 2 years she worked at Red Creek Productions, where she produced 8 TV spots and 2 documentaries. Independently, she has produced videos for Steinway & Sons and SoulCycle, filmed music videos with Source Material Collective for Nini Julia Bang, Soléy, JFDR, Johanna Warren, and Jodie Landau + Wild Up. She has documented of Light directed by Samantha Shay at Tjarnarbíó, Robert Ashley’s Vidas Perfects at the Whitney Museum, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Faye Driscoll Group at Danspace Project, and Catherine Galasso’s Fall of the Rebel Angels at The Watermill Center. Sendra’s dance films have been presented at Anthology Film Archives, Lincoln Center, The Getty Museum, Village East Cinema, The University of Michigan, and REDCAT. She has hosted dance film screenings and workshops for the Movement Invention Project and for Pentacle Movement Media, and was recently interviewed about her work with drones for the Drone Girl blog. Sendra graduated from the California Institute of the Arts (2012) with a BFA in Film/Video and a minor in Creative Writing.
HENRY STRAM (Continuity Announcer). Broadway: Junk, The Elephant Man (and Theatre Royal Haymarket, London), Inherit the Wind, The Crucible (2002), Titanic. Recent Off-Broadway: The Hairy Ape (Park Avenue Armory), The School for Scandal (Red Bull), Posterity (Atlantic), Fly by Night (Playwrights Horizons), Antony and Cleopatra (Public Theater and Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon), The Cradle Will Rock (Encores! Off-Center), Charles Ives Take Me Home (Rattlestick). Television: Smash, The Americans, White Collar, Law and Order. Film: Ben is Back, Angelica, Submission, Irrational Man, Cradle Will Rock, The Grey Zone. Henry is a graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division and the recipient of an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence.
BILL TIMONEY (Director) appeared in both the Broadway and the HBO film versions of All The Way. He played “Senator Royce” in the SyFy Channel's TV series “12 Monkeys.” NY audiences have also seen Bill on-stage Off-Broadway in The Irish Curse at the Soho Playhouse, and Picking Palin at the NYC Fringe Festival. Other TV: “Orange is the New Black,” “Mr. Robot,” “The Good Cop.”
JOSEPH VARCA (Camera Person 1) is a writer, actor and filmmaker based in New York. He is the co-writer of the musical The Village of Vale which premiered at Lincoln Center in 2017 and was a resident artist at the New Victory Theater LabWorks Program at the New Victory Theater for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons, a guest artist of the 2017 Lincoln Center Summer Forum and recently attended a residency at the Bethany Arts Community in Ossining, NY. Recent work in theater includes; Off-Broadway: Pentecost and Monster (PTP); LoveSick or Things That Don’t Happen (Project Y, 59E59th); Macrune’s Guevara (@ St. Clements). Other: NY premieres of Cut by Crystal Skillman and Song For A Future Generation by Joe Tracz. Film/TV: American Genius (National Geographic Channel) Bastards of Young, Listen My Children (Chiller TV), Bristel Goodman (Palm Springs International Film Festival). He co-founded Redux Productions whose work in theater and film has been seen at the NYC Fringe Festival (Amerika – Best Ensemble Award and I Was Tom Cruise – Outstanding Play Award) the TriBeCa Film Festival and the Austin Film Festival. He is a graduate of Middlebury College.
NICOLE VILLAMIL (Sheila). Queens (LCT3), MUD (Boundless Theatre), Shakespeare’s R&J (Hangar Theatre), De Profundis (PlayMakers Rep), The Rose Tattoo (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Hamlet, The Hunchback of Seville, The Love of the Nightingale (Trinity Repertory Co.), [Edu] M.F.A., Brown/Trinity Repertory Co.; B.A., University of Pennsylvania.
JEENA YI (Technician) is thrilled to make her Broadway debut with this incredible cast and crew! Recent credits include: Somebody's Daughter (Second Stage Uptown), The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B Matthias (Playwrights Realm), Vietgone, and Winter's Tale (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) TV/FILM: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix), “Succession” (HBO), “Manifest” (NBC). MFA Columbia University. Special thanks to her family, friends, HCKR and SirenSong team, and especially her Lightbulb. www.jeenayi.com
IVO VAN HOVE (Director) began his career in 1981 and has been director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam since 2001. He has also been director of Het Zuidelijk Toneel. From 1998 to 2004, he managed the Holland Festival, annually presenting his selection of international theatre, music, opera and dance. Until 2010 he was one of the artistic leaders of the Dramatic Arts department in Antwerp. Ivo van Hove’s production work in theatre includes Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre; A View from the Bridge at Young Vic, West End and Broadway; The Crucible on Broadway; Lazarus in New York and London; and Visconti’s The Damned at La Comédie-Française. Ivo van Hove’s work as director for theatre includes Angels in America, Roman Tragedies, Kings of War, Opening Night, Obsession, Antonioni, Taming of the Shrew, Scenes from a Marriage, After the Rehearsal/Persona, The Human Voice, Othello, Children of the Sun, The Miser, Mourning Becomes Electra, Long Day’s Journey into Night and The Fountainhead at Toneelgroep Amsterdam. His work for musicals includes Rent and David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus. His work for opera includes Lulu; the entire Ring des Nibelungen; The Makropulos Affair and Salome, at the Dutch National Opera; and the world premiere of the opera Brokeback Mountain in Madrid. His film and TV work includes Home Front and Amsterdam. Ivo van Hove has been recognized for his work with several awards, including two Olivier awards and two Tony awards for A View from the Bridge; an Amsterdam Oeuvre Award; two Obie Awards for More Stately Mansions and Hedda Gabler; the Archangel Award at the Edinburgh Festival; the Critics’ Circle Award; a Molière Award for best production in France; and a Dutch Oeuvre Award, together with Jan Versweyveld. He has also received an honorary doctorate for general merit from the University of Antwerp and the Flemish Culture Prize for Overall Cultural Merit from the Flemish Government. Ivo van Hove is Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and King Filip of Belgium awarded him Commander of the Order of the Crown.
LEE HALL (Playwright) studied English literature at Cambridge University and has been writer in residence at the RSC and Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne. His work in theatre includes Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (Olivier Award for Best Comedy) for the National Theatre of Scotland, Live Theatre and the National Theatre, on tour and in the West End; The Pitmen Painters (Evening Standard Award, Best Play and TMA Award, Best New Play) for the National Theatre and Live Theatre and on Broadway, in the West End, and on UK tour; Billy Elliot – the Musical (Olivier Award, Best Musical and nine Tony awards including Best Book) in the West End and on Broadway; and Cooking with Elvis at Live and the West End. Adaptations include The Good Hope at the National; Shakespeare in Love at the Noël Coward; The Barber of Seville at Bristol Old Vic; Mother Courage for Shared Experience and at the Ambassadors; The Adventures of Pinocchio at the Lyric Hammersmith; A Servant to Two Masters at the RSC and Young Vic; Mr Puntila and his Man Matti at the Almeida; and Leonce and Lena at the Gate, London. Opera includes the English adaptation of Pagliacci for ENO. TV includes Toast, The Wind in the Willows, A Prince of Hearts and Spoonface Steinberg. Film includes Victoria and Abdul, War Horse and Billy Elliot (Oscar nomination, Best Screenplay). Radio includes I Luv U Jimmy Spud (Writers’ Guild and Gold Sony awards for Best New Play; Alfred Bradley Award; and Society of Authors Award), Spoonface Steinberg, The Love Letters of Ragie Patel, The Sorrows of Sandra Saint, Blood Sugar, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, Gristle, Child of the Snow and Child of the Rain.
PADDY CHAYEFSKY (Screenwriter), born Sidney Aaron Chayefsky on January 29th, 1923, was one of the seminal dramatists of the 20th century. Emerging as a powerful voice from the “Golden Age" of American television, Chayefsky went on to achieve success as a playwright, screenwriter and novelist – winning three Academy Awards, a record for a solo screenwriter. He grew up in The Bronx and graduated from City College of New York in 1943 with a Bachelor of Special Studies and later studied languages at Fordham University. Originally intending to become a comedian, he turned to writing while recovering from injuries sustained from a land mine as a soldier in World War II. After the war, he wrote short stories, radio scripts and gags for personalities like Robert Q. Lewis, and episodes for early TV shows like “Danger” and “Manhunt”. In the 1950s, he started to achieve national prominence for his teleplays which were broadcast live on The Goodyear- Philco Television Playhouse, including “Holiday Song” (1952), “Printer's Measure” (1953), “Marty” (1953), “The Bachelor Party” (1953), “The Mother” (1954), “Middle of the Night” (1954), “The Catered Affair” (1955), and “The Great American Hoax” (1956) among others. His films include an adaptation of his teleplay Marty (1955, Oscar for Best Screenplay and Best Picture); The Goddess (1958, nominated Oscar for Best Screenplay); Middle of the Night (1959); The Americanization of Emily (1964); The Hospital (1971, Oscar for Best Screenplay) Network (1976, Oscar for Best Screenplay), and Altered States (1980, adapted from his novel). His plays include Middle of the Night (1956), The Tenth Man (1959, Tony Award nominee Best Play), Gideon (1961, Tony Award nominee Best Play), The Passion of Josef D. (1964, also director) and The Latent Heterosexual (1967). He passed away August 1, 1981.
JAN VERSWEYVELD (Scenic and Lighting Design) is a scenographer and lighting designer. He trained at the Sint-Lucas Institute in Brussels and at the Royal Academy in Antwerp, Belgium. Jan Versweyveld became the regular scenographer of the Zuidelijk Toneel theatre group and joined Toneelgroep Amsterdam in 2001, as head of the design department and the group’s regular scenographer and photographer. He has worked on numerous productions as set and light designer in Europe the UK and the United States. Among other internationally known directors he has worked on all of Ivo van Hove’s theatre and opera productions and on numerous dance productions by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker for Rosas Dance Company. Jan Versweyveld has received numerous awards for his light and set designs. He has been a teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and was one of the co-founders of the scenography training programme in Antwerp. Recent works in the UK include A View from the Bridge, Lazarus, Hedda Gabler and Obsession.
TAL YARDEN (Video Design) is an international Video and Projection Designer for stage. He is a long-time collaborator with director Ivo van Hove and they have worked on over 40 productions together including the recent production of The Damned at the Park Avenue Armory. His recent work includes: BROADWAY: Indecent, Sunday in the Park with George, The Crucible, OFF-BROADWAY & REGIONAL: Frost/Nixon (Bay Street), A Walk On The Moon (A.C.T.), Passing Strange (Wilma), Between the World and Me (Apollo), The Undertaking (BAM), Lazarus (New York Theater Workshop, London), Indecent (Vineyard, La Jolla), King Lear (Shakespeare in the Park), Distracted (Roundabout), OPERA: Boris Godunov (Paris Opera), The Exterminating Angel (Salzburg, ROH, Metropolitan Opera, Copenhagen), 170 Days (Nanjing Opera), Between Worlds (ENO), Salome, Der Schatzgräber (DNO), Mazeppa, La Clemenza de Tito, Idomeneo (La Monnaie), Brokeback Mountain (Teatro Real), INTERNATIONAL: Network (National Theater), Obsession and Antigone (Barbican), Hamlet (Almeida), The Damned (Comedie Francaise), Oedipus, Kings of War, The Fountainhead, (Tonnelgroep Amsterdam), Edward II, Misanthrope (Schaubuhne). Tal has also designed events, video installations and directed films for many clients including Rick Owens, Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga, Armani, Timberland, United Nations, Microsoft, New York Times, Quin Hotel, Smart Car, Puma, Levis, Coca Cola, CFDA, Heineken, Red Cross and Ford Thunderbird. He has also directed live video and VJ’d concerts with Annie Lennox, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, James Brown, Garbage, Wyclef Jean, Peaches, Patti Smith, and Moby. Born in Jerusalem, Tal Yarden lives with his son in New York City and is a graduate of Bard College.
AN D’HUYS (Costume Design) studied fashion at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and worked as a designer for fashion house Ann Demeulemeester for over 11 years. Recent work includes: Cosi fan tutte, Boris Godonuv (Paris Opera), Network, Hedda Gabler (National Theatre) Obsession (London, Paris, Luxembourg) Lazarus (London and New York Theatre Workshop), The Damned (Comédie-Française), Husbands and Wives, The Things that Pass, Othello, Opening Night, Medea, The Fountainhead, Antigone and Kings of War (Toneelgroep Amsterdam) A View from the Bridge (the Young Vic, West End and Broadway) The Three Sisters, Poquelin, Summerfolk and The Cherry Orchard (TG STAN Antwerp) The Misanthrope (Schaubühne Berlin), Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung (Flanders Opera) and Quartet, Bitches Brew and Cassandra (Rosas Brussels). An has also designed costumes for several film productions including Toto le héros (Jaco van Dormael) and Rosie (Patrice Toye).
ERIC SLEICHIM (Music and Sound) is a composer and saxophone player of international repute. He is known for his idiosyncratic playing and writing style for both soloists and orchestras. He is a composer in residence at Chamber-opera Transparant and the dedicated composer for the Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp. In 1988, Sleichim founded BL!NDMAN, a unique ensemble that includes a saxophone, string, percussion, brass and electronic quartet. He has developed new playing techniques and expanded the repertoire, by combining traditional line-ups with other art disciplines. He has also made recordings on BMG, Universal and Warner Classics CDs that includes the organ-works of J S Bach, the vocal music of Josquin des Prez, Ockeghem, Schütz, Buxtehude and Mozart and the orchestral work of Handel. Sleichim has also worked with visual artists, choreographers, writers and theater-makers to develop multi-media performances and has provided the live music for silent films by directors such as Buster Keaton, Jean Epstein, Georg Pabst and Alexander Dovzhenko. He has worked with internationally acclaimed artists including Jan Fabre, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Heiner Goebbels, Wim Vandekeybus, Meg Stuart, Johan Simons and Ivo van Hove. He has worked with Ivo van Hove since 2007 on productions which include Roman Tragedies, Teorema, Ludwig II, The Fountainhead, Kings of War, The Damned, Obsession and A Little Life.
THE NATIONAL THEATRE (Producer). The National Theatre makes world-class theatre that is entertaining, challenging and inspiring, to appeal to the widest possible audience. Based in London, its work reaches across the UK and around the world, with a global audience reach of 8 million. In 2017-2018, the National Theatre produced 20 productions in its three theatres on London’s South Bank, including the world premiere of Network in the Lyttelton Theatre. National Theatre productions are seen in the West End, on tour throughout the UK, on Broadway, internationally, and in collaborations and co-productions with partners around the world. Last year the NT toured more work across the UK than at any other point in its history, with 10 productions visiting 52 venues in 44 towns and cities. National Theatre Live broadcasts some of the best of British theatre to over 2,500 cinema screens in 65 countries.
In New York, NT America collaborates with the U.S. theatre community and produces the National Theatre’s productions for Broadway, Off-Broadway and on tour. Previous work on Broadway includes Angels in America (3 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award; Outer Critic’s Circle Award); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (5 Tony Awards including Best New Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award; Outer Critic’s Circle Award); One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden (Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play); War Horse (6 Tony Awards including Best Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award; Outer Critic’s Circle Award); and The History Boys (6 Tony Awards including Best Play; Drama Desk Award; Drama League Award). Other recent work in the US includes Off-Broadway: People, Places & Things (St. Ann’s Warehouse), The Effect (Barrow Street Theatre); US Tour: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse.
The Jungle, a Good Chance Theatre co-production with the National Theatre and the Young Vic set in the sprawling refugee camp in Calais, France, will transfer to St Ann’s Warehouse in December 2018.
The National Theatre is led by Rufus Norris, Director and Lisa Burger, Executive Director.
DAVID BINDER (Producer) is a Tony Award-winning producer whose credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, and festivals. David has been recently appointed as BAM’s next Artistic Director, where he will succeed Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo in January 2019. This year, David was the Guest Artistic Director of LIFT, the London International Festival of Theatre, which featured artists from around the world including Back to Back, Taylor Mac, Anna Deavere Smith, the National Theatre of Korea and Duke Riley’s Fly by Night, among many others. On Broadway, David produced Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which won four Tony Awards including Best Revival. Hedwig also played a US national tour. He is the original producer of Hedwig, having mounted the original production in 1997. David produced the record-breaking production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, which was the first Broadway show to be filmed by NT Live. Other credits include A Raisin in the Sun starring Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad, and Audra McDonald; Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda on Broadway and subsequently in Los Angeles with Center Theatre Group; De La Guarda; and Fuerza Bruta. In New York, David produced the High Line Festival, curated by David Bowie. He also produced the Dutch New Island Festival on New York’s Governors Island, 10 days of site-specific performance, music, theater, and dance from the Netherlands. At the Sydney Opera House, David produced This Is Our Youth with Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin. He has been a teaching fellow at Princeton University and was on the faculty at the Yale School of Drama for six years. David’s TED talk, “The Arts Festival Revolution,” has been seen online by more than a half million people and was chosen by The Guardian as one of the best talks about theater on the web.
PATRICK MYLES (Producer) trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Producing credits in the West End include Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (Wyndham’s) with Audra McDonald, Glengarry Glen Ross (Apollo) with Jonathan Pryce and Aidan Gillen, and Orwell: A Celebration (Trafalgar Studios). Off West End productions include The Lady’s Not for Burning (Finborough), The Spanish Tragedy and A Family Affair (Arcola), and The Revenger’s Tragedy (Southwark Playhouse). International tours include Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor and As You Like It. As a writer/director he has made seven short films, most recently an award-winning adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s The Overcoat, with Jason Watkins, Tim Key, Alex Macqueen and Vicki Pepperdine, A Pornographer Woos, adapted from Bernard MacLaverty’s short story, with Michael Smiley, Santa’s Blotto with Brian Blessed and is developing his first feature Trojan Force.
DAVID LUFF (Producer) began his producing career in London’s Arcola Theatre and is currently resident producer at Soho Theatre. Producing credits include: Touch and The One by Vicky Jones, the revival and world tour of Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Girls, First Love is the Revolution and premieres from Bryony Kimmings, Kim Noble and Lucy McCormick (all Soho); Herding Cats (Hampstead); Thyestes, The Spanish Tragedy, Carver, Tartuffe (all Arcola); Orwell: A Celebration (Trafalgar Studios); and No Idea (Young Vic). His work has toured extensively in the UK and played festivals in New York, Edinburgh, Berlin, Seoul, Damascus, Cairo and throughout India and Australia supported by Arts Council England and the British Council. His short film Santa’s Blotto for New Division Films was official selection in the London Film Festival.
ROS POVEY (Producer) started her career in 2004 at the Old Vic Theatre and as associate producer on the multi award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Since then she has produced and general managed extensively in the West End and on tour. Highlights include Three Days of Rain starring James McAvoy and Well by Lisa Kron (both Apollo), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Di and Viv and Rose (both Vaudeville), the Olivier-nominated Love Story the Musical (Duchess), the Olivier award-winning Crazy for You (Novello), The Man Jesus by Matthew Hurt starring Simon Callow (UK tour) and a major revival of Lionel Bart’s Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’be (Theatre Royal Stratford East). She is a member of SOLT, sits on the Stage One Bursary Panel and the board of Musical Theatre Network. As Managing Director for Act Productions, credits include: The Height of the Storm by Florian Zeller, the UK premiere of Guards at the Taj by Rajiv Joseph (Bush), the world premiere of A Room with a View (Theatre Royal Bath and tour) and the recent revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross at the Playhouse Theatre.
LEE MENZIES (Producer) has produced well over 80 productions, including four productions for the Peter Hall company. He produced the three plays written by Jeffrey Archer. Musicals include Kat and the Kings at the Vaudeville Theatre, London and the Cort Theatre, New York. Top Hat at the Aldwych London and two UK tours and in Tokyo; the original UK tour of Shrek and the second tour of Shrek. He has presented three Russian theatre companies in London. The Sovremennik, Andre Konchalovsky’s company and The Maly Drama Theatre from St Petersburg. He was at the RSC for Peter Hall’s production of The War of the Roses. His productions have won a total of 14 Olivier awards and he is the recipient of three Olivier awards. He is also a freeman of the City of London.
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