|Full Cast Announced for SING STREET at New York Theatre Workshop - Tickets On Sale Now|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 12:50 pm EDT 10/04/19|
|FULL CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
A NEW MUSICAL WITH BOOK BY TONY AWARD WINNER ENDA WALSH;
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY JOHN CARNEY & GARY CLARK
DIRECTED BY TONY AWARD WINNER REBECCA TAICHMAN
CHOREOGRAPHY BY SONYA TAYEH
BASED ON THE MOTION PICTURE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOHN CARNEY
MAX WILLIAM BARTOS, BRENDAN C. CALLAHAN, BILLY CARTER, ZARA DEVLIN, ILAN ESKENAZI, GUS HALPER, JAKEIM HART, MARTIN MORAN, ANNE L. NATHAN, JOHNNY NEWCOMB, BRENOCK O’CONNOR, GIAN PEREZ, SAM POON, SKYLER VOLPE & AMY WARREN
PREVIEWS BEGIN NOVEMBER 25, 2019
OPENING NIGHT DECEMBER 16, 2019
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH JANUARY 19, 2020
ADDITIONAL WEEK ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT NYTW.ORG
New York, New York) New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is proud to announce the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Sing Street, a new musical based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney (Once, Begin Again). Sing Street features a book by Tony Award winner & NYTW Usual Suspect Enda Walsh (Once, Lazarus), music and lyrics by Carney & Gary Clark (frontman of Danny Wilson), direction by Tony Award winner & NYTW Usual Suspect Rebecca Taichman (Indecent) and choreography by Obie Award winner Sonya Tayeh (Hundred Days).
Previews of Sing Street begin at New York Theatre Workshop (79 East 4th Street) on November 25, 2019, with opening night set for December 16, 2019, for a run through January 19, 2020. While NYTW members have had exclusive access to tickets for the last four weeks, demand has been so high that an additional week of performances has already been added to the run before the public on-sale today.
The cast for Sing Street will include Max William Bartos (Uncut Gems) as Darren, Brendan C. Callahan (She Loves Me) as Gary, Billy Carter (Hangmen) as Robert, Zara Devlin (Hecuba) as Raphina, Gus Halper (Ride the Cyclone) as Brendan, Jakeim Hart (“Blue Bloods”) as Larry, Martin Moran (All The Rage) as Brother Baxter, Anne L. Nathan (Once) as Sandra, Johnny Newcomb (The Last Ship) as Barry, Brenock O’Connor (“Alex Rider”) as Conor, Gian Perez (In the Heights) as Kevin, Sam Poon (Runaways) as Eamon, Skyler Volpe (The Hello Girls) as Anne, and Amy Warren (Women of a Certain Age) as Penny. Ilan Eskenazi (“Iron Fist”) will understudy the role of Conor.
Sing Street will feature scenic & costume design by Bob Crowley (An American in Paris; Once), lighting design by Christopher Akerlind (Waitress), sound design by Darron L West (Lobby Hero) and music supervision & orchestrations by Martin Lowe (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; Once). Fred Lassen (Prince of Broadway) will serve as music director, Deborah Hecht (Angels in America) will serve as dialect coach, and Amanda Spooner (Log Cabin) will serve as Stage Manager. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting.
Dublin, 1985. Everyone is out of work. Thousands are seeking bluer skies across the Irish Sea. Sixteen-year-old Conor and his schoolmates turn to music to escape troubles at home and impress a mysterious girl. With a score that embraces the new wave sounds of the era, Sing Street celebrates the thrill of first love and the power of music.
NYTW is committed to making tickets available to every production via its CHEAPTIX initiative. All tickets for the first two CHEAPTIX performances on November 25th and 26th will be sold to the general public for $25. In addition, NYTW will also offer a limited number of $25 tickets to all other performances via a CHEAPTIX Digital Lottery in partnership with TodayTix. The lottery is offered in lieu of NYTW’s standard CHEAPTIX RUSH program to ensure that tickets are guaranteed at every performance.
fter the first two $25 CHEAPTIX performances, single tickets for Sing Street range from $65–$125 and vary by performance date and time. All non-lottery tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, online at NYTW.org or by phone from the NYTW Box Office at 212-460-5475. Standard ticketing fees apply. A photo ID is required for pickup.
TodayTix allows you to enter the CHEAPTIX Digital Lottery via the app, available in the App Store or Google Play Store. The entry period will begin each performance day at 12:01am EST and continue until winners are notified. Entrants may request 1 or 2 tickets, and entry in the digital Lottery is free and open to all. All entry rules apply.
The performance schedule for Sing Street is as follows: Tuesday-Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 2pm & 7pm. Exceptions: there will be no performances on Thursday November 28; Saturday November 30 at 2pm; Tuesday December 17; Tuesday December 24; Wednesday December 25; Tuesday December 31; Wednesday January 1; and Sunday January 12 at 7pm. There will be added performances on Monday November 25; Monday December 23; and Monday December 30.
Currently in performances is NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia’s runboyrun, directed by Loretta Greco (The Story), and In Old Age, directed by Awoye Timpo (Good Grief). The two plays will be performed together as one evening of work. These two new chapters of Udofia's sweeping, nine-part saga, The Ufot Cycle, build on the 2017 productions of Sojourners and Her Portmanteau, celebrating the tenacious matriarch of a Nigerian family. runboyrun & In Old Age began previews on Monday, September 4, and opened Monday, September 23 for a limited run through Sunday, October 13, 2019.
The New York Theatre Workshop 2019/20 season will continue in February 2020 with Endlings by Celine Song (Tom & Eliza), directed by Sammi Cannold (Ragtime on Ellis Island); followed by Sanctuary City by Pulitzer Prize winner, NYTW Usual Suspect and former 2050 Fellow Martyna Majok (Cost of Living, queens), directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Summer and Smoke). The season will conclude with a new production of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters directed by Tony Award winner and NYTW Usual Suspect Sam Gold (Othello) featuring Academy Award nominee Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi). Season memberships are available at www.NYTW.org or 212-460-5475.
NYTW is currently represented on Broadway by Hadestown, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, written by Tony Award winner Anaïs Mitchell, developed with and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, currently playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre; and Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O’Hara, opening at the Golden Theatre on October 6, 2019.
New York Theatre Workshop empowers visionary theatre-makers and brings their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops and educational programs. We nurture pioneering new writers alongside powerhouse playwrights, engage inimitable genre-shaping directors, and support emerging artists in the earliest days of their careers. We’ve mounted over 150 productions from artists whose work has shaped our very idea of what theatre can be, including Jonathan Larson's Rent; Tony Kushner's Slavs! and Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright's Quills; Claudia Shear's Blown Sideways Through Life and Dirty Blonde; Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Valhalla; Martha Clarke’s Vienna: Lusthaus; Will Power’s The Seven and Fetch Clay, Make Man; Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, Far Away, A Number and Love and Information; Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s Aftermath; Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh’s Once; David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus; Dael Orlandersmith’s The Gimmick and Forever; and eight acclaimed productions directed by Ivo van Hove. NYTW’s productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 25 Tony Awards and assorted Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards. NYTW is represented on Broadway with Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin and Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play directed by Robert O’Hara.
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MAX WILLIAM BARTOS (Darren) is a 16-year-old high school junior from Lancaster, PA, making his NYTW debut! Max is a singer/musician/songwriter who plays acoustic and electric guitar and piano. He founded his own production company, Bartos Theatrical Group, LLC, and recently debuted an all-teen production of EDGES, in which he performed and also directed. Max has performed in several NYC workshops, including those for Sing Street, Other World, and Against the Wall and has also performed at many theaters in his hometown of Lancaster, PA. Max was recently crowned “The Future of Broadway” at a Broadway Artists Connection cabaret event. Films include: Uncut Gems, The Lottery, and Forget-Me-Not. Max is represented by Nancy Carson of Carson/Adler Agency and has trained with Drew Gasparini as well as the many instructors at Stagedoor Manor. Max is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. www.maxbartos.com. Twitter: @maxbartos. Instagram: @drama_king37.
BRENDAN C. CALLAHAN (Gary) is happy to be making his NYTW debut in Sing Street! Hailing from Boston, Brendan performed this past summer as a member of Faneuil Hall Marketplace’s street performer program. New England theatre credits include She Loves Me (Greater Boston Stage Company), A Christmas Carol (North Shore Music Theatre), The Who’s Tommy (Seacoast Repertory Theatre), Spring Awakening (Seacoast Repertory Theatre). Brendan was nominated for an IRNE Award in 2018 for his performance as Arpad in She Loves Me. When not performing, Brendan has worked as a graphic designer and as a music director. BrendanCCallahan.com. @BrendanCCallahan.
BILLY CARTER (Robert). Broadway: A Moon for The Misbegotten. Off-Broadway: Hangmen, Shining City, The Weir, Port Authority, 39 Steps, All That Fall. UK and Ireland: West End, Royal Shakespeare Company, National, Royal Court, Almedia, Lyric Hammersmith, Abbey. TV: “Titanic: Blood and Steel,” “Luke Cage,” “Turn,” “Sons of Liberty,” series regular for various BBC and as Walter Winchell in HBO's upcoming “The Plot Against America.”
ZARA DEVLIN (Raphina). Recent theatre: Hecuba (Rough Magic), The Glass Menagerie (Gate Theatre), Richard III (Druid), On Raftery's Hill - Irish Times Nomination (Abbey Theatre). Film: The Other Lamb, A Bump Along
ILAN ESKENAZI (Understudy for Conor) is thrilled to make his NYTW debut as a part of the Sing Street company. On television, he recurred on the Marvel’s “Iron Fist” Netflix series. A graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Ilan’s favorite role was Herbie in Gypsy. Eskenazi is currently working towards his BFA in Pace University’s Acting for Film Program.
GUS HALPER (Brendan) can currently be seen in a major recurring role on Cinemax's thrilling series “Jett,” opposite Carla Gugino. Halper was recently seen in the feature film Cold Pursuit, opposite Liam Neeson as well as the lead role of 'Erik Mendendez' in NBC's “Law & Order: True Crime - The Menendez Murders.” Gus got his first big break opposite Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer in David Gordon Green's Goat, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He also made his New York theater debut in the original musical comedy Ride the Cyclone, for which he was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award. Other TV credits include recurring roles on “Power” (Starz) and “Happy” (SyFy), as well as a guest spots on “Ramy” (Hulu), “Chicago P.D.” (NBC), and “Madam Secretary” (CBS).
JAKEIM HART (Larry). A.R.T.: We Live in Cairo. Off-Broadway: Saturday Night In Concert (Dino), Second Stage. Regional: Next to Normal, Casa Mañana (Henry). Workshops: The Visitor (Ensemble), Public Theater; We Live in Cairo, NYTW/A.R.T. TV/Film: “Blue Bloods,” CBS; “The Affair,” Showtime. Education/Training: Muhlenberg College; Accademia dell’Arte (Arezzo, Italy).
MARTIN MORAN’s (Brother Baxter) latest play, Theo, premiered this year at Two River Theater. His play, All The Rage, received a 2013 Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Off-Broadway Solo Show. He received a 2004 Obie and two Drama Desk nominations for his solo play, The Tricky Part, based upon his memoir which won the 2005 Lambda Non-Fiction Prize and B&N Discover Award. Broadway and Off-Broadway performances include roles in: Spamalot, Cabaret, Titanic, Wicked, Bells Are Ringing, How To Succeed…, Big River, Floyd Collins (Playwrights Horizons), A Man of No Importance (Lincoln Center Theater), 3 Kinds of Exile and Cider House Rules at The Atlantic Theater Company and Mans A Man at Classic Stage Company. Film and television appearances include: “The Newsroom,” “The Big C,” “Z-Nation,” “Possible Side Effects,” Private Parts; various “Law & Order” shows, “Dellaventura” and “Mary and Rhoda.” Moran’s writing has appeared in Ploughshares, the Pushcart Prize anthology and The New York Times. He was awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship and a New York Foundation for the Arts grant for Creative Non-fiction. His second memoir, All The Rage, was released in 2016 by Beacon Press. He is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect.
ANNE L. NATHAN (Sandra). NYTW: Once. Broadway: It Shoulda Been You, Once, Sunday in the Park with George, Chicago, Assassins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ragtime. Off-Broadway: Broadway Bounty Hunter (Greenwich House Theater), Sundown Yellow Moon (Ars Nova/WP) Carmelina (The York) Taming of The Shrew (Delacorte), Wings (Second Stage), Music in The Air (Encores!) Road Show (The Public). National tours: Chicago, Les Misérables, Aspects of Love. Regional: The McCarter, Barrington Stage, Kansas City Rep, The Huntington, George Street Playhouse, LaJolla Playhouse, The Citadel. Film & TV: You Must Be Joking, Sugar, Baby Mama, King of California, “Little America,” “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “Dirt,” “Law & Order (SVU, Criminal Intent, Trial By Jury),” “Veronica Mars," "What I Like About You," “Submissions Only.” www.AnneLNathan.com
JOHNNY NEWCOMB (Barry). Broadway: The Last Ship. Off-Broadway: The Low Road, Into the Woods (The Public Theater), Ride the Cyclone (MCC). National Tour: American Idiot. International: Rent (Edinburgh Fringe). Regional: Once, Spring Awakening, Next to Normal (Zach Theatre).
BRENOCK O’CONNOR (Conor). TV: “Alex Rider,” “Derry Girls,” “Living the Dream,” “The Split,” “Game of Thrones.” Film: Vita & Virginia, The Bromley Boys, Another Mother’s Son. Recent theatre: Plastic.
GIAN PEREZ (Kevin). Currently, Gian is a BFA acting student at the University of Michigan (Class of 2020). His previous theatre credits include Usnavi in In the Heights, Oliver in Trevor, and Feste in Twelfth Night. Apart from playing Feste, Gian also wrote the music for Twelfth Night, which he released in an EP titled That Strain Again: Songs from Twelfth Night, or What You Will. He has released two solo records, Baby Blue (2017) and Revelations (2018), which he wrote, arranged, and performed. Other music projects include the rock band, Office Hours, most noted for their single, “Sunday.” They’ve also released an EP titled Late Night Korean BBQ. Gian’s music is available on all streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, etc.) Instagram: @giansound
SAM POON (Eamon) is thrilled to be making his NYTW debut in Sing Street with such an outstanding cast, crew, and creative team! Over the years Sam has played principal roles in a range of shows on stage and on-camera, including MacBeth and The King and I on Broadway. Off- Broadway: Runaways. National Tours: Les Misérables, Billy Elliot. Regional: Camelot, Miss Saigon, Oliver, The Jungle Book, Soldier Songs. Off-Off Broadway: The Secret Garden. Select Film & TV: Boychoir, Crazy Famous, Portraits in Dramatic Time, Generation Wrecks, "NBC’s New Year's Eve with Carson Daly," "The Late Show with David Letterman," and "The Today Show." With Sing Street, Sam is able to merge his love for the stage as a musical theater performer with his love for being a musician. Recently, under the name Spoonuel, Sam released an EP entitled ORANGE-ADE. In a review of ORANGE-ADE, Rebecca Cullen states, "Spoonuel lays out a brilliantly dreamlike set of vibes on this latest release. The project Orange-ade is incredibly smooth, delicate in nature but cool and intentional ..." You can learn more about Sam the musician and actor at www.spoonuel.com and www.SamPoonOnline.com.
SKYLER VOLPE (Anne) is thrilled to make her NYTW debut! Most recently, Skyler played Suzanne Prevôt and the acoustic guitar in the World Premiere production of The Hello Girls with Prospect Theater Company. She also played and sang on the original cast album and on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. Favorite credits include Anita in West Side Story (Barrington Stage, Outer Critic’s Circle Award), Edwina/Mariana/Sudabey in Passing Strange (Playhouse on Park), and Mimi Marquez in the inaugural cast of the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT. Instagram: @svulpes. skylervolpe.com
AMY WARREN (Penny). Select roles: Joyce Gabriel in The Gabriel’s: Election Year in the Life of One Family at the Public Theater and subsequent international tour; Dorothy Parker, Mrs. Harris & others in Act One at Lincoln Center; Karen Weston in August: Osage County on Broadway and on tour; Daisy in Adding Machine: A Musical (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lortel Nomination Best Featured Actress in a Musical); Mrs. Schlemiel in the musical Schlemiel the First (TFANA); Melancholy Play: A Chamber Piece by Sarah Ruhl. Regional: numerous productions at Steppenwolf including The Weir; Rabbit Hole (and others) at The Goodman. Amy fronted the Chicago pop rock band Tallulah, sings in many Aluminum Group releases and composed and performed the music for the play PULP. She also wrote 4 songs for Theater Ooblecks’ Baudelaire in a Box.
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