|WHITEROCK CLIFF - the new OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL starring RYAN McCURDY - announces virtual ENCORE PRESENTATION, 4/26-5/23|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 12:30 pm EDT 04/21/21|
AN ENCORE PRESENTATION OF THE VIRTUAL PRODUCTION
A NEW ONE-MAN OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL STARRING
BOOK BY RYAN McCURDY AND ELLIE PYLE
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY RYAN McCURDY
DIRECTED BY MARY CHIEFFO
LIVE VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES CONTINUE THROUGH APRIL 23
THE SHOW WILL BE AVAILABLE TO STREAM
APRIL 26 - MAY 23
Goode Productions has announced that their streaming production of Ryan McCurdy's one-man Off-Broadway musical WHITEROCK CLIFF will return for a virtual encore due to audience demand. Live performances will continue at New York's Funkadelic Studios through its previously-announced closing show on Friday, April 23. Now starting on Monday, April 26, the show will be available to stream on demand for an additional month, through Sunday, May 23. The show features a book by Ryan McCurdy (Once) and Ellie Pyle (Bespoke Plays), music and lyrics by Ryan McCurdy, and directed by Mary Chieffo ("Star Trek: Discovery"). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.fiveohm.tv/whiterock-cliff
WHITEROCK CLIFF weaves together memory, music, mental health, the creative process, the stories we tell ourselves, and the ones we tell to each other. This high-wire act is performed with the permission of Actors' Equity, presented from a Times Square studio with one performer, three cameras, and eight musical instruments.
Ryan McCurdy, multi-instrumentalist and master storyteller, shares stories and songs about hiking the Appalachian Trail over a decade ago. Or maybe they're about the musical he co-wrote in the year leading up to lockdown, about a rock star and a novelist who take to the trail in a moment of crisis. Or maybe they're about something else entirely. Just don't expect him to tell you the truth. But you get to tell any story you survive.
"This has always been a passion project for each of us," says producer Martha Goode. "We wanted to find a unique way to share it in this pivotable moment as so many of us are seeking to find our own method of survival. Performing live, over and over, from the artistic center of a city that has spent a year gripped by fear is its own act of theatrical transformation and rebirth."
WHITEROCK CLIFF also features the voices of Mick Bleyer, Nick Corley, Brittany Curran, Stephen Lyons, Ellie Pyle, and Katrien Van Riel.
WHITEROCK CLIFF will be performed live at New York's Funkadelic Studios for a virtual audience nightly through Friday, April 23. The production will be available on demand from Monday, April 26 to Friday, May 23. Tickets, which are $20, can be purchased at www.fiveohm.tv/whiterock-cliff
RYAN McCURDY (Co-writer, performer) is a multi-disciplinary performer, writer, and producer who has worked extensively on both coasts and across the United States. As an actor-musician and music supervisor, he has worked with Manhattan Theatre Club, Rattlestick Playwrights, Second Stage, and Center Stage Baltimore. Broadway audiences saw him and Eric Love for many years in Broadway Cares fundraisers supporting the original production of the musical Once, which he has since worked on at Actors' Playhouse, Saint Michael's Playhouse, and Mason Street Warehouse. In 2019, Ryan spent a year in Off-Broadway's Pip's Island, alternating the role of Joules Volter with Peter Michael Marino. Ryan has composed recently for Shakespeare on the Sound, Marvel Entertainment, and in his work with New York rock band Bonfire Falls, which he is a co-founder of. His work as a writer for the stage includes Niagara with Lauren Widner. Ryan is the Associate Producer of Bespoke Plays, a bicoastal production company dedicated to supporting playwrights, and the Executive Artistic Director of Savannah Repertory Theatre, South Georgia's only Equity house.
ELLIE PYLE (Co-writer) is a playwright, novelist, and versatile producer. Her plays include Heretics , Sources, Beginnings (jukebox musical), Play within a Play, In Birnam Wood, Dinosaur Soup, BattleArt III: The Art of Battle (The Quest for Battle), Trapped in a Suburban Parking Lot, Ghosts on the Water , Offing the Dog, Angel, and Preferred Method of Suicide. Her one-woman show, Blood Brides, has been published internationally, and her two novels, Southern Girls with Big Vocabularies and The Men in Between, are available on Amazon. In 2018 she co-founded Bespoke Plays, a bicoastal staged reading series facilitating playwright development and exchange. A former Performing Arts Coordinator for the City of Savannah, she now serves on the board of Savannah Repertory Theatre. Outside of the theatre, Ellie has edited over 500 issues of comics, scripts, prose and video game voiceover. She is currently Director of Content Development for Marvel's New Media team and co-host of the Women of Marvel Podcast.
MARY CHIEFFO (Director) is known internationally as the Klingon Commander turned Chancellor L'Rell on the award-winning Paramount+ series "Star Trek: Discovery," most recently returning as her iconic character for the highly popular "Star Trek Online." When she wasn't covered in prosthetics and speaking Klingon, Mary produced, wrote, and starred as Iago in Operation Othello - a feminist, gender, and color conscious Virtual Reality adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello alongside Viola Davis and Julius Tennon's JuVee Productions in the spring of 2018 (Official Cannes XR and Raindance XR Selection). Chieffo received her BFA from Juilliard in 2015. For her exceptional work in the four-year program, Juilliard presented Mary with the prestigious Elizabeth Smith Voice and Speech Prize and the Saint-Denis Prize for "Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Drama." In 2020, Mary developed and directed Closed Circuit, a new play premiering at the NYC Frigid Festival (Winner, "Best Original Script"). Last fall, Chieffo produced, hosted and guest starred on Ripley Improv's Heartbeats, a fully improvised medical dramedy, currently streaming live on Twitch with new episodes premiering every Friday through March 2021. She lives in Los Angeles.
GOODE PRODUCTIONS (Producer) has been presents new works for over a decade. Led by Martha Goode, the company believes that the fostering of emerging artists is integral to the future of the arts in our country. Producer credits include Broadway's The Miracle Worker (Circle in the Square, associate producer). Regional credits include The Rime (Virginia Arts Festival), Greencard Wedding (Carrie Morris Performing Art Center in Detroit MI, "Best Actor," Fringe Arts Detroit; The Allways Lounge in New Orleans LA, The Studios of Key West, FL). New York highlights include AMP (Winner, "Best Lighting" NYIT Awards); Greencard Wedding (Winner, "Best Actor" NYIT Awards); Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell (Winner, "Best Costume Design" NYIT Awards); Sweet, Sweet Spirit; Parts of Parts & Stitches; Costa Rehab; Barrier Island; A Home Across the Ocean and Good Lonely People (with Manhattan Theatre Works), Wanda's Monster (with NYC Children's Theater), To Barcelona! ; The Riverside Symphony; Eli and Cheryl Jump (New York International Fringe Festival); Don't Do Drugs (with Crosstown Playwrights); The Stranger to Kindness (Winner, "Best Production," Planet Connections Theatre Festivity); The Violet Hour (with Active Theater); and Training Wisteria (NY International Fringe Festival)
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