I haven’t been the best blogger. I was injured earlier this spring while in rehearsal for the Seattle production of “Marie” (Formerly,"Little Dancer”). We were doing final run-throughs here in NYC, the week before tech in Seattle, when I ruptured my plantaris tendon.
Back in January 1999, in the basement of Lincoln Center Theater, I took part in a workshop of a new dance play called "contact" by Susan Stroman and John Weidman that within in the year would be elongated with a second workshop, open Off-Broadway at the Mitzi Newhouse, garner raves reviews and the New York Times anointing it a "new musical", extend into the new year and then, re-open upstairs in the Broadway sized Vivian Beaumont Theater. Within a few months "contact&quo...
With Karen Ziemba, Susan Stoman, Rebecca Luker and Kyle Harris - Little DancerLast week I spent doing a 29 hour reading of Little Dancer, a long-overdue musical of breathtaking beauty by Susan Stroman, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Little Dancer now has a second production planned. This time for the 5th Ave Theater in Seattle, scheduled for the spring of 2019. Tiler Peck - Little DancerI am going NUTS for the new music Kate Nash (Brit alt-rock icon and st...
March 2018 June is busting out all over for me. In the space of a week I got offered an Equity reading, an Equity workshop and audition requests by the directors of two summer shows, all slated for the same start date. As it turns out the reading and the workshop no longer overlap and I can do both.
January 2018I ran into Tony winner, Cady Huffman, in December at Gypsy of the Year. She choreographed the opening number and I was dancing in piece by Kristine Bergasse with a cast of my contemporaries. It was great catching up with some old pals.
Hello from PaperMill Playhouse. It’s nice to be back here for the first time since I played Sam in A Wonderful Life, back in December 2006. The staff and crew here are always so friendly and they’re great at what they do.
Earlier this month I shot an episode of the Hulu original series, Difficult People, a half-hour comedy from executive producer Amy Poehler. They put me up in a huge trailer on Third Avenue a block away from my teen’s school - which still didn't impress her! Loved hanging with Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner (both of Funny or Die and Fuse TV’s Billy on the Street).
Today was the final day of rehearsal in NYC for Little Dancer. On Monday we begin tech at the Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. This cast is…
We opened the workshop production, and world premiere, of In Your Arms this weekend at Vassar College. The Powerhouse Season runs through Sunday July 13th. I am featured in two of these love stories: The Lover's Jacket, by Nilo Cruz, begins in Spain at the end of civil war when flamenco and modern art are banned and ends 5 years later in Argentina, with some steamy tango.
Here are two great reviews to celebrate the final week of The Shapes She Makes. "One of the best theater pieces I've ever seen....I've never seen a story communicated so profoundly as I have in this show" - WGBH Jarod Bowen And "The Shape She Makes is an intelligent, deeply felt hybrid of theater and dance, relying on both forms to the benefit of both…" - Kilian Melloy from The Edge Boston