Polk & Co. 2014-2015 Upcoming Broadway & Off-Broadway Productions

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Polk & Co.

 

2014-2015 Upcoming Broadway & Off-Broadway Productions Include

 

Sex With Strangers; Mala Hierba; Indian Ink; The Real Thing;

 

Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Into the Woods; On the Twentieth Century;

 

Little Children Dream Of God

 

 

 

Currently Running Shows Include

 

American Hero, Buyer & Cellar, Cabaret, Just Jim Dale, If/Then, Of Mice and Men, Rocky, Violet, Wicked

 

 

 

Theatrical & NY Institutions Include

 

Roundabout Theatre Company,

 

Second Stage Theatre and Birdland Jazz Club.

 

 

 

Featuring Artists Including:

 

Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Chris O’Dowd, James Franco, Barrett Foa, Sutton Foster, Peter Gallagher, Anna Gunn, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Billy Magnussen, Derek McLane, Ewan McGregor, Leighton Meester, Idina Menzel, Cynthia Nixon, David Schwimmer, John Stamos, Michelle Williams

 

 

 

 

 

POLK & CO. REPRESENTS THE UPCOMING 2014 THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS.

 

 

 

SECOND STAGE THEATRE PRESENTS…

 

SEX WITH STRANGERS

 

Starring Emmy-Award Winner Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen

 

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

 

July 8, 2014      First Preview

 

July 30, 2013    Official Opening

 

 

 

How far will you go to get what you want? Will you be the same person if you finally do? When star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan (Billy Magnussen) tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure novelist Olivia (Anna Gunn), he finds they both crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the near impossibility of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Directed by David Schwimmer and written by Laura Eason.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN PRESENTS…

 

MALA HIERBA

 

New York Premiere

 

July 14, 2014      First Preview

 

July 28, 2014      Official Opening

 

Off-Broadway at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre

 

 

 

Liliana has a sparkle few can deny and no one can resist. The trophy wife of a border magnate living in Texas, she’s seemingly impeccable. But beneath that polished exterior lies a fierce determination to survive at any cost. When Liliana’s true desires break the surface, she’ll have to decide between the value of obligation versus the price of freedom. Written by Tanya Saracho and directed by Jerry Ruiz.

 

 

 

 

JULIE PACINO, POVERTY ROW ENTERTAINMENT, RIAN PATRICK DURHAM AND RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS PRESENTS…

 

PHOENIX starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt

 

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

 

Playing July 24, 2014 Through August 23, 2014

 

Off Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre

 

 

 

Julia Stiles returns to the New York Stage opposite James Wirt in a fresh take on Scott Organ’s play directed by Jennifer DeLia. 

 

 

 

When Bruce (James Wirt) and Sue (Julia Stiles) meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let’s never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000 mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her in Phoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay. Both are forced to consider a whole new world of possibility, though not one free of difficulty and loss.  PHOENIX is a one-act dark romantic comedy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS…

 

INDIAN INK

 

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

 

September 4, 2014     First Preview

 

September 30, 2014   Official Opening

 

Off-Broadway at the Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

 

 

Set on two different continents and in two different eras, Indian Ink follows free-spirited English poet Flora Crewe (Tony and Golden Globe Award® winner Rosemary Harris) on her travels through India in the 1930s, where her intricate relationship with an Indian artist unfurls against the backdrop of a country seeking its independence. Fifty years later, in 1980s England, her younger sister Eleanor tries to preserve the legacy of Flora’s controversial career. Little by little, Flora’s mysterious past is revealed, as is the surprising story of two people whose connection lives on through art.  An evocative portrait of love and loss, Indian Ink movingly explores how the creative spirit can bring us together in the most unexpected ways. Written by four-time Tony Award® winner Tom Stoppard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS…

 

THE REAL THING

 

Starring Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal & Cynthia Nixon

 

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

 

October 2, 2014          First Preview

 

October 30, 2014        Official Opening

 

On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

 

 

 

The Real Thing returns to Broadway starring Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal & Cynthia Nixon in a stirring and sensual new production.  This Tony Award®-winning play by Tom Stoppard (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia) first seduced audiences in London and New York nearly 30 years ago.  Henry is a playwright not so happily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing.  Delectably witty and deeply affecting, The Real Thing takes a daring glimpse at relationships, fidelity, and the passions that often blur our perception of love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND STAGE THEATRE PRESENTS…

 

LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART

 

October 7, 2014   First Preview

 

Off-Broadway at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre

 

 

 

The first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally’s acclaimed play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by Peter DuBois. It’s the 4th of July on Fire Island where a brother and sister and their spouses are spending the quintessential American summer weekend in an unfamiliar setting. As their season in the sun unfolds, the two couples attempt to enjoy themselves despite their prejudices and insecurities. The grill is fired up, the drinks are cold and the pool is open but no one is going in. Terrence McNally’s trenchant comedy receives its first New York revival in 23 years under the direction of Peter DuBois.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS…

 

INTO THE WOODS

 

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

 

December 18, 2014    First Preview

 

January 15, 2015         Official Opening

 

Off-Broadway at the Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

 

 

With only 10 actors, one piano and boundless imagination, this witty and wildly theatrical re-invention is Into the Woods like you’ve never seen it before! This stripped-down, unplugged, thrillingly clever new version includes all the dazzling classic songs like “Children Will Listen” and “Giants in the Sky.”  Mind the wolf, heed the witch and honor the giant at this extraordinary musical about the power of wishes and what happens when they really do come true.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS…

 

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

 

Starring Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher

 

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

 

February 12, 2015       First Preview

 

March 12, 2015           Official Opening

 

Off-Broadway at the Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

 

 

It’s nonstop laughs aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury coach travelling from Chicago to New York City. Luck, love and mischief collide when the bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee (Peter Gallagher) embarks on a madcap mission to cajole glamorous Hollywood starlet Lily Garland (Kristin Chenoweth) into playing the lead in his new, non-existent epic drama. But is the train ride long enough to reignite the spark between these former lovers, create a play from scratch, and find the money to get it all the way to Broadway?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND PRESENTS…

 

LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD

 

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

 

A new play by Jeff Augustin

 

Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

 

Off-Broadway at the Black Box Theatre, at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

 

 

January 22, 2015         First Preview

 

February 17, 2015       Official Opening

 

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the next Roundabout Underground production Little Children Dream of God, a new play by Jeff Augustin, directed by Giovanna Sardelli.  The cast and creative team will be announced shortly.

 

On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son. She soon finds safety in an apartment building that shelters refugees in need, joining a diverse community of immigrants, each with their own unique dreams and dilemmas. But even though the life she has hoped for seems within reach, Sula knows she can’t outrun her demons forever. Laced with wisdom, wit and grace, Little Children Dream of God is a timely new drama about learning to start a new life by facing the one you left behind.

 

 

 

 

 

POLK & CO. REPRESENTS THE CURRENTLY RUNNING THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN PRESENTS…

 

AMERICAN HERO

 

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

 

Playing Now…

 

Off-Broadway at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre

 

 

 

Bess Wohl’s American Hero, directed by Leigh Silverman. At a toasted subs franchise in the local mall, three up and coming “sandwich artists” — a teenager, a single mom, and a downsized refugee from corporate banking — are perfecting the mustard to cheese ratio according to the company manual. But when their shot at the American dream is interrupted by a series of strange events, they become unlikely allies in a post-recession world. American Hero is a supersized dark comedy about life, liberty and the pursuit of sandwiches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DARREN BAGERT, DAN SHAHEEN & TED SNOWDON PRESENT…

 

BUYER & CELLAR

 

Playing now… 

 

Off-Broadway at Barrow Street Theatre starring Barrett Foa (“NCIS: Los Angeles”)

 

First National Tour starring Original New York Star Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”)

 

 

 

The New York Times Critic’s Pick BUYER & CELLAR, currently stars Barrett Foa at New York’s Barrow Street Theatre and Michael Urie across the country in the show’s first national tour.  The hit comedy written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen Brackett, opened to unanimous rave reviews—and received the 2014 Lucille Lortel and 2013 Drama Desk Awards and nominations for the Outer Critics’ Circle and Drama League awards.  BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about a (fictional) Los Angeles actor who takes a job working in the (very real) basement shopping arcade of Barbra Streisand’s Malibu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS…

 

CABARET starring Alan Cumming & Michelle Williams

 

Playing now…

 

On Broadway at Studio 54

 

 

 

Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams star in Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s Tony Award winning production of Kander, Ebb and Masteroff’s CABARET.The cast also features Broadway vets Linda Emond and Danny Burstein, Bill Heck, Aaron Krohn and Gayle Rankin. Mendes and Marshall have converted Studio 54 into the gritty Kit Kat Klub, with cabaret-style seating as well as traditional theatre seating, to recreate the decadent environment of the notorious pre-war Berlin nightclub. CABARET features some of Broadway’s best known tunes, including “Wilkommen,” “Maybe This Time” and of course, “Cabaret.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If/Then starring Idina Menzel

 

Playing Now…

 

On Broadway at Richard Rodgers Theatre

 

 

 

Idina Menzel returns to Broadway for the first time since winning the Tony Award for Wicked in IF/THEN, an original Broadway musical which reunites Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), and Michael Greif (director), the creative team behind the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, Next to Normal. IF/THEN is being produced by David Stone, who produced both Wicked and Next to Normal. IF/THEN is an original new musical set at the intersection of choice and chance, where the road you take meets the road you didn’t.  IF/THEN also stars Tony Award-winner LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, and James Snyder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS…

 

JUST JIM DALE

 

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

 

Playing Now…

 

Off-Broadway at the Steinberg Center for Theatre

 

 

 

In Just Jim Dale, Jim recounts an unequaled lifetime in the theater and myriad irresistible showbiz tales – from a childhood performing on the British Music Hall stage, through his many Broadway triumphs in Scapino, Barnum and Me and My Girl, to his uproarious experiences narrating all seven Harry Potter audiobooks. Candid and intimate, Just Jim Dale is an unforgettable collection of stories from Jim’s breadth of theatrical work and beloved songs, including “The Colors of My Life,” “The Lambeth Walk” and “Georgy Girl.” Directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID BINDER PRESENTS…

 

OF MICE AND MEN starring James Franco & Chris O’Dowd

 

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

 

Playing Now…

 

On Broadway at the Longacre Theatre

 

 

 

Of Mice and Men, one of the greatest and most enduring American classics, has not been seen on Broadway in 40 years.  James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton will star in Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s OF MICE AND MEN directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Set in California during the Great Depression, the play tells the tragic story of two out of work migrant ranch-workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, moving place to place in search of a job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAGE ENTERTAINMENT USA AND SYLVESTER STALLONE PRESENT…

 

ROCKY

 

Playing Now…

 

On Broadway at Broadway’s Historic Winter Garden Theatre

 

 

 

ROCKY features an original score by celebrated Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated songwriters Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and a book by multiple Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 1976 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Rocky.  The production is directed by Tony-nominated Alex Timbers with choreography by Tony-nominated Steven Hoggett and Kelly DevineROCKY brings to life the iconic and inspiring story of struggling small time Philly boxer, Rocky Balboa (Andy Karl), who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to go the distance against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed.   Both an adrenaline-infused spectacle and a surprising story of blossoming romance between two lonely outsiders, ROCKY is a heart-stopping and viscerally theatrical new musical for everyone brave enough to follow their dream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS…

 

VIOLET starring Sutton Foster

 

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

 

Playing now…

 

On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

 

 

 

Two time Tony Award Winner Sutton Foster stars in Jeanine Tersori and Brian Crawley’s, VIOLET, directed by Leigh Silverman. When VIOLET premiered off-Broadway in the 90s, Tersori’s energetic gospel, rock and R&B based score was highly acclaimed. Based on Doris Betts’ “The Ugliest Pilgrim,” the show follows a young woman as she sets out on a religious pilgrimage in hopes of being healed of her disfiguring scar. This production is based on the acclaimed 2013 New York City Center Encores! Off-Center revival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WICKED

 

Playing now… 

 

On Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre

 

 

 

The blockbuster musical, WICKED, recentlycelebrated its 10th Anniversary on Broadway, a milestone achieved by only ten other Broadway productions in history. 

 

 

 

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.  Winner of over 50 major awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.  WICKED currently has nine productions around the world, in New York, London, Japan (Tokyo), South Korea (Seoul), Latin America (Mexico City), a U.K. Tour (Dublin), an Australian/Asian tour (Manila) and two concurrent North American national tours.

 

 

 

Contact: Matt Polk / Tom D’Ambrosio / Frances White / Sasha Pensanti ([email protected])

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

POLK & CO. ALSO REPRESENTS…

 

 

 

Throughout the summer and leading into the fall, Birdland Jazz Club will continue to draw the finest jazz musicians in the world along with pop stars and acclaimed Broadway talent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB

 

Weekly Engagements with the world’s finest Jazz Artists

 

 

 

And special guest artists such as:

 

Jane Monheit

 

Freddy Cole

 

Lorna Luft

 

Stacey Kent

 

John Pizzarelli

 

 

 

Legendary Birdland Jazz Club is proud to welcome many phenomenal acts to the club in the Summer/Fall season. From Jane Monheit to Freddy Cole, Birdland expands past the jazz greats they have become known for over the decades to include many of Broadway and pop-music’s greatest stars. In 2014, Birdland will continue to host Jim Caruso’s Cast Party every Monday night at 9:30pm.

 

 

 

More About Birdland.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN STAMOS

 

PEOPLE’S SEXIEST MAN ALIVE

 

Emmy®-Nominated Actor and Producer.

 

 

 

Television credits include “General Hospital,” ABC’s “Full House,” NBC’s Emmy Award-winning drama “ER.”  Stamos produced and starred in ABC’s comedy “Jake in Progress” and “Thieves” and appeared in the Emmy & Golden Globe nominated adaptation of “Raisin in the Sun” for ABC.  Other notable appearances include NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” HBO’s “Entourage” and a multi-episode arc on Fox’s hit series “Glee” and NBC’s “The New Normal.” Stamos most recently appeared in the third season of “Necessary Roughness” on the USA network. Stamos has had tremendous success on Broadway having performed opposite James Earl Jones in The Best Man.  He has also appeared in the Tony® Award-winning musicals Hairspray, Bye Bye Birdie, Nine and  Cabaret.  

 

 

 

Currently in development with Twentieth Century Fox, he will produce with Neil Meron & Craig Zadan a feature musical set to the music of the Beach Boys.  Additional producing credits include the Emmy nominated ABC miniseries “Beach Boys: An American Family” and the highly rated CBS telefilm “Martin & Lewis.”  Stamos has also displayed his musical talents over the past 25 years while touring with The Beach Boys. Stamos is an advocate for Project Cuddle.  He serves as the non-profit’s National Spokesperson and Chairman of the Advisory Board, and has been a supporter of the charity for over eight years.  Stamos currently lives in Los Angeles where he recently received the honor of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

 

 

 

 

Broadway scenic designer Derek McLane has a host of exciting projects including Broadway and TV.

 

 

 

DEREK McLANE

 

TONY AWARD WINNING SET DESIGNER

 

Beautiful on Broadway

 

A New Stage Production of Bull Durham

 

NBC’s The Sound of Music Live

 

2014 Oscars

 

 

 

Derek McLANE is represented on Broadway with the Tony-Nominated production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical which is currently in performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. His next theater project is a new stage production of Bull Durham starring Will Swenson.

 

 

 

McLANE was the production designer for NBC’s The Sound of Music Live, starring Carrie Underwood, broadcast December 5th, 2013.

 

 

 

McLANE received a 2013 Emmy nomination for his set design for the 2013 Oscars Telecast.

 

 

 

McLANE created designs for the Oscars with majesty and glamorous visuals that engaged both the theatrical audience and the film/TV viewing public. He was hand selected by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to bring his award-winning work to the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

 

 

 

Broadway credits include over 30 Broadway shows: The Heiress, Follies; Anything Goes (Broadway & US national tour); How to Succeed…; Nice Work If You Can Get It; The Best Man;  Bengal Tiger…; Million Dollar Quartet (Broadway and current US tour); Ragtime; 33 Variations; I Am My Own Wife; Man and Boy; The Pajama Game; The Women; The Threepenny Opera; Present Laughter; Holiday; Marie and Bruce; A Lie of the Mind; Ruined; Becky Shaw; Rafta, Rafta…; The Voysey Inheritance; Intimate Apparel; Hurlyburly; Modern Orthodox; Aunt Dan and Lemon.

 

 

 

1997 and 2004 Obie Awards

 

2004, 2005, 2007 Lucille Lortel Awards

 

2009 Hewes Award

 

2009 Tony Award

 

2011 Drama Desk Award

 

2013 Emmy Nomination

 

 

 

More About Derek McLane

 

 

 

 

 

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