Season 34, 2012-2013
Second Stage show archives:

SEASON 34

2012-2013




MODERN TERRORISM, OR THEY WHO WANT TO KILL US AND HOW WE LEARN TO LOVE THEM

By Jon Kern

Directed by Peter DuBois

With Utkarsh Ambudkar, Steven Boyer, William Jackson Harper, Nitya Vidyasagar

Scenic Design by Alexander Dodge
Costume Design by Mimi O’Donnell
Lighting Design by Russell H. Champa
Sound Design by ML Dogg
Production Stage Manager Lori Ann Zepp
Stage Manager Ashley Nelson

"AN EXCELLENT YOUNG CAST WITH AN AMPLE ARRAY OF WELL-TUNED ZINGERS!” - The New York Times

"FOUR STARS! FUNNY AND PROVOCATIVE!” - Time Out New York

"AIMS STRAIGHT FOR YOUR FUNNYBONE AND HITS THE MARK! THIS PRODUCTION DESERVES A BOW!” - NY-1

"SPARKS WITH WIT, LAUGHS AND EXCELLENT PERFORMANCES!” - Daily News

"A WINNINGLY PERVERSE BOMB-COM WITH FIRST-RATE PERFORMANCES!” - The New Yorker

Photos: (center) Steven Boyer, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Nitya Vidyasagar; (bottom) Utkarsh Ambudkar, Nitya Vidyasagar. (Photos: Joan Marcus)





WATER BY THE SPOONFUL

By Quiara Alegría Hudes

Directed by Davis McCallum

With Liza Colón-Zayas, Frankie R. Faison, Zabryna Guevara, Bill Heck, Sue Jean Kim, Armando Riesco, Ryan Shams

Scenic Design by Neil Patel
Costume Design by Esosa
Lighting Design by Russell H. Champa
Sound Design by Josh Schmidt
Projections by Aaron Ryhne
Production Stage Manager Roy Harris
Stage Manager Trisha Hensony

**** ! LOOK NO FURTHER, SPOONFUL IS SUPERB!" - Bloomberg News

"**** ! A FUNNY AND POWERFUL TALE FROM AN AUTHOR WITH ENORMOUS GIFTS AND A SUPERB ENSEMBLE." - Time Out New York

"DAZZLING TO WATCH! A RICH, BRILLIANT MONTAGE OF AMERICAN URBAN LIFE." - Associated Press

"A LIVELY NEW PLAY WITH UNIFORMLY SOLID PERFORMANCES. THE TWO STORIES – ONLINE AND OFFLINE – FLOW GRACEFULLY AND MERGE ORGANICALLY." - Entertainment Weekly

"POWERFUL AND INTENSE! AN URGENT PLEA FOR THE HUMAN CONNECTIONS THAT PEOPLE NEED TO SURVIVE." - Variety

Photos: (center) Zabryna Guevara, Armando Riesco; (bottom) Bill Heck, Liza Colon-Zayas. (Photos: Joan Marcus)





THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Written and Directed by Jason Robert Brown

With Adam Kantor, Betsy Wolfe

Scenic Design by Derek McLane
Costume Design by Emily Rebholz
Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter
Sound Design by Jon Weston
Projections by Jeff Sugg
Music Director Thomas Murray
Production Stage Manager Bonnie Panson
Stage Manager Johnny Milani

**** !" - Bloomberg News
Time Out New York
Daily News

"GRACEFUL, GRIPPING, AND BREAK-YOUR-HEART BEAUTIFUL.” - Daily News

"JAW-DROPPING! A GEM OF A SHOW FROM JASON ROBERT BROWN.” - New York Magazine

"BEAUTIFULLY PERFORMED BY BETSY WOLFE AND ADAM KANTOR WHO FILL EVERY DAREDEVIL LEAP AND RIFF WITH TORRENTS OF FEELING." - New York Magazine

"EXHILARATING! I CAN’T THINK OF ANY BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING!" - Bloomberg News

"GLORIOUS, SMART, STYLISH; SO MUCH MUSICAL JOY THAT FIVE YEARS FLY BY TOO FAST!" - NY1

"ENTRALLING, PERCEPTIVE AND STRIKING. MARVELOUS PERFORMANCES BY ADAM KANTOR AND BETSY WOLFE." - Backstage

Photos: (center) Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe. (Photos: Joan Marcus)



NOBODY LOVES YOU

Book and Lyrics by Itamar Moses

Music and Lyrics by Gaby Alter

Choreography by Mandy Moore

Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum

With Heath Calvert, Bryan Fenkart, Roe Hartrampf, Autumn Hurlbert, Leslie Kritzer, Lauren Molina, Rory O'Malley, Aleque Reid

Scenic Design by Mark Wendland
Costume Design by Jessica Pabst
Lighting Design by Ben Stanton
Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier
Music Director Vadim Feichtner
Music Coordinator John Miller
Orchestrations by Gaby Alter and Dan Lipton
Fight Director Thomas Schall
Production Manager Jeff Wild
Production Stage Manager James Harker

"PERKY, ZESTY AND FUN!” - The New York Times

"Delightful! Reality TV made mockingly smart in a refreshing 90-minute musical for a hot summer night." - Newsday

"**** ! A witty wake-up call to reality TV in classic musical comedy fashion." - Time Out New York

"Silly & smart! A wonderful, upbeat funfest!" - New York Post

"A rom-com musical mockery of reality TV with a delectable cast and juicy zingers.” - Daily News

"Smartly mines the rich veins of TV fabulousness." - Bloomberg News

"Itamar Moses' impressive rhymes run like the Cyclone atop the catchy pop scaffolding of Gaby Alter's melodies." - New York Magazine




THE TUTORS

By Erica Lipez

Directed by Thomas Kail

With Louis Ozawa Changchien, Matt Dellapina, Aubrey Dollar, Keith Nobbs, Chris Perfetti

Scenic Design by Rachel Hauck
Costume Design by Jessica Jahn
Lighting Design by Betsy Adams
Sound Design by Jill BC DuBoff
Production Stage Manager Lori Ann Zepp
Stage Manager Carly Levin

"A KEENLY OBSERVED AND COMPASSIONATE NEW COMEDY-DRAMA BY ERICA LIPEZ." - TheThe New York Times

"UNDER THOMAS KAIL’S ASSURED DIRECTION, THE CAST IS TOP-TO-BOTTOM TERRIFIC!” - The New York Daily News

"LIPEZ SHOWS A GOOD EAR FOR POST-COLLEGIATE ANGST. WE SHOULD BE LOOKING FORWARD TO HER NEXT SUBMISSION!” - New York Post

Photos: (center) Chris Perfetti; (bottom) Aubrey Dollar, Matt Dellapina, Keith Nobbs, Louis Ozawa Changchien (Photos: Joan Marcus).



MURDER FOR TWO: A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY

Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair

Book and Music by Joe Kinosian

Directed by Scott Schwartz

With Jeff Blumenkrantz, Brett Ryback

Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design by Andrea Lauer
Lighting Design by Jason Lyons
Sound Design by Jill BC DuBoff
Music Director David Caldwell
Movement Consultant Wendy Seyb
Production Manager Robert G. Mahon III
Production Stage Manager Lori Ann Zepp

"Ingenious! A snazzy vaudevillian double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs." - New York Times

"Director Scott Swartz found two aces in Blumenkrantz and Ryback! Murder For Two is a charmingly frenetic all-stops out musical comedy." - EW

"Murder for Two is a zany musical whodunit” - Time Out New York

"Performed in awe-inspiring fashion by two insanely talented quadruple threats, Murder for Two is an incredible feat of athletic theatricality to behold." - Theatermania

"Nobody said anything yay or nay on this one, but I like it: If you like your show-business men hardworking, you may end up smitten." - Time Out New York