Linda Lavin won a Tony Award, as well as Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ and Helen Hayes Awards, for her performance in Broadway Bound in 1987. She is a six- time Tony nominee for her roles in The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (MTC), Collected Stories (MTC) and The Lyons. She is a two-time Golden Globe winner for her role as Alice on the 9 year hit TV series on CBS, and she recently co- starred with Sean Hayes in the NBC Series Sean Saves the World. She just wrapped shooting The Intern with Robert DeNiro for director Nancy Meyers and the independent films Essential Ingredients and Manhattan Nocturne. She also stars with Bryan Greenberg and Harris Yulin in the just released film, A Short History of Decay. Other film credits include Wanderlust, The Backup Plan, The Muppets Take Manhattan, See You in the Morning… Born in Portland, Maine, a graduate of the College if William & Mary which recently conferred on her an honorary doctor of arts degree, she has endowed a program there for theater students. She was recently inducted into the theatre hall of fame. She performed twice with the Lincoln Center Theater in Other Desert Cities and The New Century, for which she won a Drama Desk Award. She performs her concert act with Billy Stritch, her music director, and her husband Steve Bakunas at the drum, in venues ranging from clubs to theaters to symphony halls, and has released her first CD “Possibilities”, an album of jazz standards and show tunes. For five years she and Steve created and ran their own 50-seat theater, The Red Barn Studio, in Wilmington, North Carolina, where they met. They now live in NYC and LA with their little dog, Mickey.
Kate Arrington’s New York theatre credits include Grace, The American Plan (Broadway); The Qualms (Playwrights Horizons); The Iceman Cometh (Brooklyn Academy of Music); Happy Now? (Primary Stages); When the Messenger is Hot (59E59); as well as work with Soho Repertory Theatre, Lincoln Center, The Mint Theater, and HERE. Kate joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 2007. She has appeared at Steppenwolf in East Of Eden, The Qualms, Belleville, The Hot L Baltimore, A Parallelogram, Fake, When the Messenger is Hot, The Well-Appointed Room, The Pain and the Itch and The Violet Hour. Regional theatre credits include the Goodman Theatre in King Lear and Iceman Cometh, Old Globe Theatre, South Coast Repertory and The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. Kate is a graduate of Northwestern University where she majored in performance studies. Upcoming she will be playing Maria Saldana in the new Showtime series Billions.
Broadway: Wit (Manhattan Theatre Club). Off-Broadway: Of Good Stock (MTC), The Who and The What (LCT3); Somewhere Fun (Vineyard Theatre); Belleville (New York Theatre Workshop); Cradle and All (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Seagull with Dianne Wiest and Alan Cumming (Classic Stage Company); That Pretty Pretty, Steve & Idi (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Telethon (Clubbed Thumb); Reborning (The Public Theater/Summer Play Festival); and Smudge (Women’s Project). Los Angeles: Seminar with Jeff Goldblum and 33 Variations with Jane Fonda (Ahmanson Theatre). Regional: War and Elevada (Yale Rep), and nine plays at Berkshire Theatre Festival. Television: Orange is the New Black, The Good Wife, Lipstick Jungle, Law & Order. MFA: NYU. Greg was a Lila Acheson Wallace playwriting fellow at The Juilliard School. His plays have been produced at Cherry Lane, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and LAByrinth Theater Company, where he is a member.
Broadway: A Time to Kill, An Enemy of the People, An American Daughter, A Thousand Clowns, Conversations with My Father, ‘Art’. Off-Broadway: Love and Information (NYTW); Blood and Gifts; Nikolai and the Others (Lincoln Center). The Qualms (Playwrights Horizons) Incident at Vichy (Signature Theatre). Nat’l tour: The Light in the Piazza. Regional: The Normal Heart (Arena); ‘Art’, Good Boys and True (Steppenwolf); Death of a Salesman (Old Globe); A Prayer for My Enemy, Curse of the Starving Class, A Moon for the Misbegotten (Long Wharf); All the Kings Men, Arms and the Man (Intiman); Tartuffe, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Long Day’s Journey into Night (Seattle Repertory); Dinner with Friends, Side Man, The Crucible (ACT-Theater). Film and TV: A Most Violent Year,The Runner Stumbles, Three Fugitives, Born to Be Wild, “Law & Order”, “NYPD Blue”, “Northern Exposure”, “Smash” and “The Good Wife”.
Richard Greenberg is the author of The Assembled Parties (Tony, Drama Desk nominations),Take Me Out (Tony Award for Best Play; Drama Desk Award; NY Drama Critics Circle Award; Outer Critics Circle Award; Lucille Lortel Award), The House in Town, The Violet Hour, The Dazzle (Outer Critics Circle Award), Everett Beekin, Three Days of Rain (L.A. Drama Critics Award; Pulitzer finalist),The American Plan, and many other plays.
As Artistic Director for over four decades, Lynne has overseen hundreds of productions and accepted every major award on behalf of the company, including 16 Tony Awards, 47 Obies and 29 Drama Desk Awards, as well as numerous Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards. Her directing credits include, most recently, Amanda Peet’s The Commons of Pensacola with Sarah Jessica Parker and Blythe Danner, Richard Greenberg’s The Assembled Parties (Tony nomination) with Jessica Hecht and Judith Light, Margaret Edson’s Wit (Tony nomination) with Cynthia Nixon, Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories (Tony nomination) with Linda Lavin and Sarah Paulson, The Loman Family Picnic with Christine Baranski, Charles Busch’s Our Leading Lady and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Tony nomination) with Linda Lavin and Tony Roberts, David Greig’s The American Pilot, Ron Hutchinson’s Moonlight and Magnolias (MTC, Alliance Theatre), Leslie Ayvazian’s Nine Armenians (Drama Desk nomination, Best Director), Alan Ayckbourn’s Woman in Mind (Drama Desk nomination, Best Director) and A Small Family Business (Broadway), David Rudkin’s Ashes (The Public, Obie Award), and New York premieres of plays by Marsha Norman, Simon Gray, Lee Blessing, Sybille Pearson and Israel Horowitz as well as productions for the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Spoleto Festival and the O’Neill Theatre Center. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and attended the Yale School of Drama. She has taught at a number of lauded university theatre programs including Yale, Fordham and NYU. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Mr. Abbott Award, Lucille Lortel and Lilly Award for Lifetime Achievement, Louis Auchincloss Prize, and is a 2013 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.
Santo Loquasto is a designer for theatre, film, dance and opera. He has received three Tony Awards and has been nominated 18 times. Recent designs on Broadway include A Delicate Balance, Bullets Over Broadway, Fences, Wit and The Assembled Parties. He received the Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration in 2002, was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2004, received the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for the Arts in 2006, the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007 and the Gaudium Award in 2013.
Broadway: Everyday Rapture, Race, You’re Welcome America and Side Man (London). Other theatres: Roundabout, the New Group, the Public, CSC, Second Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, McCarter, Shakespeare Theatre DC, among others. TV: twenty years at “Saturday Night Live,” “The Comeback,” “In Treatment,” “30 Rock,” “Flesh and Bone,” “Happyish” and “House of Cards.” He produced his first feature film last year which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Six Emmy nominations (one win), five Costume Designers Guild nominations (one win). Tom graduated from the Yale School of Drama.
Recent MTC: Ripcord, Of Good Stock, The Country House, Choir Boy, The Assembled Parties, Wit, Ruined. Select Broadway: Living on Love; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Love Letters; No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot; Nice Work…; Anything Goes; A View From the Bridge; Grey Gardens; Kiss Me, Kate; The Producers; Contact; Steel Pier; She Loves Me. Extensive Off-Broadway, resident and regional credits. Opera: the Met, San Francisco, Houston Grand, Santa Fe, St. Louis, Seattle. Abroad: Royal Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera/North, Maggio Musicale Florence, L’Arena di Verona, La Fenice, Bonn, Lisbon. Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Ovation, Drama-Logue, Hewes.
Broadway: It’s Only a Play, An Act of God, The Other Place (MTC), I’ll Eat You Last…, Outside Mullingar (MTC), Casa Valentina (MTC). 2010 Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk awards for When the Rain Stops Falling (LCT) and 2011 nominee for The Other Place (MCC), prior to its Broadway run at MTC. Symphony: The Holy Land. Founder of Chance Magazine, a new theatre design magazine.
Upcoming Broadway: Blackbird. Recent and select Broadway/Off-Broadway: Fish in the Dark, It’s Only a Play, Airline Highway, Disgraced, Sex With Strangers, Lost Lake, The Country House, Casa Valentina, Holler if Ya Hear Me, The Trip to Bountiful, Fences. Also: MTC, 2nd Stage, Atlantic, LCT3, Ars Nova, Old Globe, Goodman, Arena, McCarter and others. Film/television: “American Odyssey” (NBC), “How to Get Away With Murder” pilot (ABC), “Ironside” pilot (NBC), “Steel Magnolias” (Sony for Lifetime).
Broadway: Eclipsed in the spring of 2016, Airline Highway directed by Joe Mantello, The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper, The Trip to Bountiful Lombardi, Hamlet with Jude Law, Impressionism, The Coast of Utopia, Absurd Person Singular, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, King Hedley II, Broken Glass, The Sound of Music, Dream, Drowning Crow, How to Succeed… with Matthew Broderick. Off-Broadway: The Commons of Pensacola directed by Lynne Meadow, Dogfight directed by Joe Mantello. Currently teaches at Yale School of Drama and Columbia University.
Off-Broadway: Dogfight (Second Stage); Through a Glass Darkly, The New York Idea (Atlantic Theater); Suicide, Incorporated and The Language Archive (Roundabout Theatre). Regional: The Realistic Joneses, Battle of Black and Dogs and Pop! (Yale Repertory Theatre). Tours: Footloose, The Music Man, Riverdance, Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project. MFA, Yale School of Drama. This Broadway debut is dedicated to the memory of my mother, Linda.