Theatrical Alchemy

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...

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Readings and Workshops May 2018

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...

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Ever After

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.

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The Shapes She Makes

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

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The Shapes She Makes Opens

The Shapes She Makes opened on April 9th at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. What a extraordinary journey over eight years this has been. Creating theater with a group of dancing actors, several of whom are my dearest friends, is a nourishing, blessed experience. Here's what the Boston Globe thought.

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Rehearsal

I am into the third week of rehearsal here in Cambridge at the American Repertory Theater for The Shapes She Makes. It is so great being back here after an intense workshop last summer. The play is tough, emotionally.

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