Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama brings a new adaptation of a Greek classic to the Philip Chosky Theater when “Trojan Women: A Love Story” by Charles L. Mee opens at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13. The performance, directed by Professor Jed Allen Harris, will run through Nov. 22. “Trojan Women: A Love Story” reflects the damage over 2,000 years of war has wrought on humanity since Euripides’ original play.
Holly Hunter (A ’80) stars opposite Bill Pullman in the rivival of Sticks and Bones by David Rabe, which opened at the Pershing Square Signature Center in New York last week. The play was originally mounted in 1971 at the Public Theatre. The play is about a family dealing with the consequences of a distant war for veterans who’ve returned home. The New York Times reviewed the piece, writing: “Mr.
Tomé Cousin, assistant professor of dance at the School of Drama has directed a piece for The American Dance Machine for the 21st Century, which will play through Nov. 15 at The Joyce Theater in New York. The American Dance Machine for the 21st Century was founded to preserve original choreography from canonical musicals from such masters of movement as Jerome Robbins, Michael Bennett and Susan Stroman. Cousin has been
Two alumni have been cast in the world premier of the musical adaptation of the movie, Diner with a book by Barry Levinson and Score by Sheryl Crow. Tess Soltau (A ’10) will play as Elyse and Mitch Marois (A ’14) will be in the ensemble. Diner premiers at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virg. on Dec. 9 and will run through Jan. 25. Read more here.
Maxine Lapiduss (A ’83), is a co-founder of Storyverse Studios, the multimedia entertainment company behind the recent e-book release “Find Me I’m Yours.” “Find Me I’m Yours” is making headlines (check here and here), because unlike traditional novels, or even e-books, the piece inhabits a universe created by writer Hillary Carlip. The “universe” includes over 30 standalone websites and a video series. All areas ripe for product placement and partnership
Purnell Center for the Arts was ranked second on a list of amazing college campus theaters on Bestcollegereviews.org. The only theater to best it was the Richard B. Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College, a building designed by famed architect Frank Gehry. “The Carnegie Mellon School of Drama is one of the most prestigious and oldest collegiate drama programs in the United States. In 2000, the Purnell Center
Alumni Anthony Mattana (A ’11) and Stephen Tonti (A ’13) are two of the people behind a new pair of earbuds called Hooke. Today, their Kickstarter campaign closed $63,166 over their $100,000 goal. The reason this campaign is garnering so much interest is because these aren’t just any earbuds. Hooke allows you to not only listen to audio, but also to record, trim and share audio in 3D. What is
Trevor McQueen (A ’13) made his debut at Birdland jazz club in New York for the Broadway at Birdland concert series. Accompanied by a 17-piece big band, McQueen sang original songs as well as standards by his inspiration, Sammy Davis Jr. There to cheer McQueen on were several School of Drama alum, including Billy Porter and Corey Cott. Read more about the evening and see additional photos here.
Billy Porter (A ’91) and Megan Hilty (A ’04) will perform in the the 2015 season of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook. Porter will open the season on Jan. 28 in the Appel Room, singing from his latest album Billy’s Back on Broadway. The performance will be taped by Live at Lincoln Center for later broadcast. Hilty will perform on Feb. 6, also in the Appel Room. She’ll sing songs from
Christopher Rawson, senior theater critic at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette met with Nick Lehane (A ’09) about his Broadway debut, which was made stepping in for Michael Cera in Kenneth Lonergan’s This is Our Youth. “A month ago, Nick Lehane got a surprise text at noon: He might be needed to go on that night as Warren, the hapless teenager played by Michael Cera, media darling and star of “This Is
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