|Second Stage Theater Announces SATURDAY NIGHT Casting for MUSICAL MONDAYS|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 05:53 pm EST 03/05/19|
|SECOND STAGE THEATER ANNOUNCES
SATURDAY NIGHT CASTING
FOR MUSICAL MONDAYS
Featuring SOMMER CARBUCCIA, MATT DALLAL, JAKEIM HART, ERIKA HENNINGSEN, KENNEDY KENAGAWA, ALEC MATHIESON, SARAH NAUGHTON, GABRIELLA PEREZ, JONATHAN RAVIV, NATHAN SALSTONE and KYLE SELIG
Directed by NOAH BRADY
Musical Direction by ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI
Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced SOMMER CARBUCCIA, MATT DALLAL, JAKEIM HART, ERIKA HENNINGSEN, KENNEDY KENAGAWA, ALEC MATHIESON, SARAH NAUGHTON, GABRIELLA PEREZ, JONATHAN RAVIV, NATHAN SALSTONE and KYLE SELIG will perform SATURDAY NIGHT as a part of the special concert series, MUSICAL MONDAYS, in celebration of the acclaimed company’s 40th anniversary. NOAH BRADY directs the performance on Monday, March 11th, featuring musical direction by ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI.
Single tickets for SATURDAY NIGHT are available for $89 and premium tickets for $125. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422 or visiting the company’s website, www.2ST.com. There will be a limited number of 30 Under 30 tickets available for this performance.
A series of one-night only concerts of musicals produced by Second Stage Theater, MUSICAL MONDAYS will take place every Monday night through the month of March. The series kicked off on March 4th with Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS and will continue on March 11th with SATURDAY NIGHT by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Stephen Sondheim; on March 18th with Peter Duchan, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul’s DOGFIGHT; and on March 25th with Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s NEXT TO NORMAL.
All concerts will play at 7pm at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater (305 W 43rd Street).
SOMMER CARBUCCIA (Ray) was most recently seen as Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol at Geva Theatre Center, and as Kyle in Paper Cut with Local Theatre Company, which earned him a 2018 True West Award from The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
MATT DALLAL’s (Eugene) regional credits include Three Sisters, Adam and Evie (Living Room Theatre); Pirates of Penzance, West Side Story (Riverside Repertory). He has appeared in cruise line productions of Tangled The Musical, Twice Charmed, Disney Dreams (Disney Magic). Dallal graduated from Circle in the Square’s two-year musical theatre workshop in 2017.
JAKEIM HART (Dino) Second Stage debut! TV: “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “The Affair” (Showtime). Theater: Next to Normal (Casa Mañana), The Visitor (The Public Theater), and the upcoming world-premiere musical We Live in Cairo (ART). Proud alum of Muhlenberg College and Accademia dell’Arte (Arezzo, Italy).
ERIKA HENNINGSEN (Helen) is currently starring as Cady Heron in Mean Girls at the August Wilson Theater (Outer Critics Circle nom.). She previously portrayed Fantine in the recent Broadway revival of Les Misérables, Kim Ravenal in PBS’ “Live from Lincoln Center: Show Boat,” Beth in Signature Theatre’s world premiere of Kathleen Marshall/Sheryl Crow’s musical Diner, featured opposite Tyne Daly in York Theatre Company’s staging of Jerry Herman’s Dear World, Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Sophie in Mamma Mia! at PCLO. She is the recipient of Alan Eisenberg Actors’ Equity Award and graduate of University of Michigan with a BFA in Musical Theater. Broadway.com Star of the Year, 2018.
KENNEDY KANAGAWA’s (Ted) credits include Lolita, My Love (York Theater), The Good Swimmer (BAM), Jack in Into the Woods in concert (Prospect Theater/NAAP), Jaker in Dinner with Georgette (NYTW), Timon in Helen (Dixon Place), Alex in We Have Apples (West End Theater), Oeddy in Oedipus for Kids! (54 Below), Yelena in Minor Character: 6 Translations of Uncle Vanya (Sharon Playhouse).
ALEC MATHIESON (Artie) is a graduate of NYU Tisch's New Studio on Broadway. He has been seen in The Cape Playhouse production of Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), the national tour of Ragtime, and Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford's Macbeth at the Park Avenue Armory.
SARAH NAUGHTON (Celeste) is an actress, singer, writer and Audie-nominated audiobook narrator. Some favorite New York theatre credits include: REAL (The Tank), Death Comes for the War Poets (The Sheen Center), Romeo and Juliet (Lincoln Center - Clark Studio Theater), and Diamond Alice (Roundabout Underground). Favorite regional credits include: Mame (Human Race Theater Co), AcousticaElectronica (A.R.T. Oberon), and Meet Me In St. Louis (Mt. Gretna Playhouse). Proud member of Actors’ Equity.
GABRIELLA PÉREZ (Mildred) is an actor and choreographer based in NYC. Her national tour credits include Anything Goes. Pérez’s favorite regional credits are Nina Rosario (In The Heights), Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), and Anita (West Side Story). She has performed with Prospect Theater, Joe’s Pub, Radio City, and the Newport Music Festival. Pérez has taught and choreographed at: Syracuse University, The Tank, Milwaukee Rep, Geva Theatre, and Forestburgh Playhouse.
JONATHAN RAVIV (Hank) appeared in the original cast of The Band's Visit on Broadway and its world premiere Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre. His other New York credits include: The Boy Who Danced On Air at Abingdon Theatre, The Lightning Thief – The Percy Jackson Musical at the Lucille Lortel, Martyrs Street at Theater For The New City (World Premiere), The Ragged Claws at Cherry Lane (World Premiere), Lies My Father Told Me with NYTF (New York Premiere) and My Name Is Asher Lev at the Westside Theatre (Outer Critics Circle - Best Play). Regional credits: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Berkeley Rep., Writers’ Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Arena Stage and The Goodman Theatre.
NATHAN SALSTONE (Bobby) is currently making his Broadway debut in the original cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theater. Regional theaters include: Goodspeed Musicals, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Front Porch Theatricals. Graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
KYLE SELIG (Gene) has appeared on Broadway as Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls: The Musical and Elder Price in The Book of Mormon. Off-Broadway: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, written by David Byrne (The Public). National Tour: The Book of Mormon. California: October Sky (The Old Globe), West Side Story with the LA Philharmonic Orchestra (The Hollywood Bowl). Winner of the 2010 Jimmy Award. His original albums are available on iTunes and Spotify. Proud CMU Graduate.
NOAH BRADY (Director) is an actor, director, teacher, and co-artistic director of Fiasco Theater. For Fiasco, he has directed Merrily We Roll Along (Roundabout), during which he was privileged to collaborate with Stephen Sondheim and Alex Gemigniani. He co-directed and acted in Fiasco's productions of Into the Woods (McCarter, Old Globe, Roundabout, Menier Chocolate Factory), The Imaginary Invalid (Old Globe), Measure for Measure (New Victory, Long Wharf), Twelfth Night (Classic Stage Co.), and Cymbeline (TFANA, Barrow St. Theatre). Some of these productions even won awards. He has appeared in Fiasco’s production of Two Gentlemen of Verona (Folger Theatre, TFANA) and co-directed the national tour of Fiasco’s production of Into the Woods. Elsewhere, he has appeared in As You Like It (CSC, John Doyle, dir.), directed Lungs at the Wolfe Street Theatre, and acted at theaters around the country and in Europe. He teaches acting and rehearsal technique through Fiasco and the NYU Gallatin School summer Shakespeare Intensive.
ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI (Music Director) is an actor, composer/lyricist, musical director, orchestrator, educator and Artistic Director. As an actor on Broadway: Rogers and Hammerstein’s Carousel (Enoch Snow - Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Grammy Nominations), Violet (Father), Chicago (Billy), Les Misérables (Valjean - Drama League nomination), Sweeney Todd (Beadle - Drama Desk nomination), Assassins (Hinckley - Theatre World Award), The People In The Picture (Moishe), Sunday in the Park With George (Boatman/Dennis). Off-Broadway: Road Show at the Public (Addison Mizner - Drama League nomination), Headstrong at EST (Nick) and Avenue Q at the Vineyard Theatre (Brian). Favorite Regional: Hamilton in Chicago (King George III, original cast), The Three Sisters (Andrei) at Cincinnati Playhouse, The Boys From Syracuse (Sergeant) at The Shakespeare Theatre of D.C. and the title character in the world premiere musical Saint-Ex at The Weston Playhouse. Concerts: The N.Y. Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, The N.Y. Pops at Carnegie Hall, The L.A. Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl and the American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center. His solo show, All At Once, premiered at the Kennedy Center as a part of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight Series. As a composer/lyricist, he is currently developing four new musicals and composed the incidental music for several plays. As a music director, he’s currently represented Off-Broadway on Fiasco Theater’s production of Merrily We Roll Along at the Roundabout (also penning new orchestrations) and is in development with new musicals for Broadway and the Public. He has served as guest faculty for the University Of Michigan’s Department of Musical Theatre and in 2013, created a new orchestration and music directed Ragtime for Tisch School Of The Arts at NYU. He is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, a proud graduate of The University of Michigan and this past summer was his first serving as Artistic Director for the National Music Theater Conference at The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT. His greatest joys are his beautiful daughter and his incredible wife, Erin Ortman.
SECOND STAGE THEATER 40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Second Stage Theater’s 40th Anniversary Season kicked off last summer with the Broadway premiere of Young Jean Lee’s STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The season continued with the World Premiere of DAYS OF RAGE, a new play by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen) and directed by Trip Cullman who staged the company’s recent Tony-nominated hit production of Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero.
The world premiere musical SUPERHERO, is currently running at the Tony Kiser Theater after officially opening on February 28, 2019. Directed by Jason Moore, SUPERHERO features a book by John Logan and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt.
The season will also feature Christopher Shinn’s Pulitzer Prize finalist, DYING CITY, in a new production from acclaimed director Lila Neugebauer (The Wolves), who returns to Second Stage after directing Tracy Letts’ Mary Page Marlowe last summer. The New York Premiere of Bess Wohl’s play, MAKE BELIEVE, directed by Michael Greif, will conclude the season in summer 2019.
For more information, please visit www.2ST.com
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