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you can't take it with youYOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
LONGACRE THEATRE
220 WEST 48TH STREET, NYC

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 | 8:00 PM | $137.00 $105.00 SOLD OUT
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 | 2:00 PM$147.00 $115.00

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Family can do crazy things to people. And the Sycamore family is a little crazy to begin with.

Come join 2-time Tony Award® winner James Earl Jones as the head of the wackiest household to ever hit Broadway in Kaufman and Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU.

He plays wily Grandpa Vanderhof, leader of a happily eccentric gang of snake collectors, cunning revolutionaries, ballet dancers and skyrocket makers. But when the youngest daughter brings her fiancé and his buttoned-up parents over for dinner, that's when the real fireworks start to fly.

Directed by six-time Tony Award® nominee Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, She Loves Me, Curtains) and featuring original music from Tony Award® winner Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, The Last 5 Years, Parade).


The Last ShipTHE LAST SHIP
NEIL SIMON THEATRE
250 WEST 52ND STREET, NYC

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014 | 8:00 PM | $132.00 $102.00

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THE LAST SHIP is a new musical with an original score by 16-time Grammy Award® winner Sting. Inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences, this World Premiere production features direction by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (Wicked), a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal), and choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Once).

THE LAST SHIP is set in the English seafaring town of Wallsend, a close-knit community where life has always revolved around the local shipyard and the hardworking men who construct magnificent vessels with tremendous pride. But Gideon Fletcher dreams of a different future. He sets out to travel the world, leaving his life and his love behind. When Gideon returns home 14 years later, he finds the shipyard's future in grave danger and his childhood sweetheart engaged to someone else. As the men of Wallsend take their future into their own hands and build a towering representation of the shared dream that defines their existence, Gideon realizes that he left behind more than he could have ever imagined.

THE LAST SHIP is a portrait of a community so bound together by passion, faith and tradition, they'll stop at nothing to preserve the only life they've ever known.


The Real ThingTHE REAL THING
AMERICAN AIRLINES THEATRE
227 WEST 42ND STREET, NYC

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014 | 8:00 PM | $147.00 $104.00
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014 | 2:00 PM | $147.00 $114.00

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Two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor is Henry, a playwright not so happily married to Charlotte (Tony Award® winner Cynthia Nixon), the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie (Academy Award® nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal) threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing.

Delectably witty and deeply affecting, The Real Thing takes a daring glimpse at relationships, fidelity, and the passions that often blur our perception of love.

Helmed by critically acclaimed director Sam Gold (Roundabout’s Picnic, Seminar), this Tony Award-winning play by Tom Stoppard (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia) first seduced audiences in London and New York nearly 30 years ago, when it was called “not only Stoppard’s most moving play, but also the most bracing play that anyone has written about love and marriage in years” (Frank Rich, The New York Times).


on the townON THE TOWN
LYRIC THEATRE (FORMERLY THE FOXWOODS THEATRE)
213 WEST 42ND STREET, NYC

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014 | 8:00 PM | $147.00 $69.00
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM$147.00 $69.00

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This fall, one of America's greatest musical comedies is docking at Broadway's beautifully restored Lyric Theatre in the heart of Times Square! With the biggest orchestra on Broadway and a 30-member cast of New York's most talented singers and dancers, ON THE TOWN tells the story of three wide-eyed sailors on a whirlwind musical tour of the city that never sleeps. With just 24 hours of shore leave, they’re eager to experience all that New York City has to offer… including a chance to discover love with the girl of their dreams.

Directed by Tony® winner and Drama League alumnus JOHN RANDO (Urinetown, A Christmas Story) and choreographed by Emmy® winner JOSHUA BERGASSE ("Smash"), this big, brassy musical comedy features a beloved LEONARD BERNSTEIN score, lyrics by COMDEN AND GREEN, and breathtaking dancing inspired by the original JEROME ROBBINS choreography. Arriving on Broadway following a critically acclaimed out-of-town run, ON THE TOWN is “one of those rare revivals that remind us what a hit show was originally all about” (The New York Times). Come see what all the buzz is about, and spend a spectacular evening… ON THE TOWN!


a delicate balanceA DELICATE BALANCE
GOLDEN THEATRE
252 WEST 45TH STREET, NYC

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014 | 8:00 PM | $145.00
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014 | 2:00 PM | $145.00
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014 | 8:00 PM | $145.00
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014 | 8:00 PM | $145.00
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014 | 2:00 PM | $155.00

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Directed by Tony Award winner and Drama League alumna Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), A Delicate Balance features an all-star cast including Glenn Close ("Damages," Fatal Attraction, Sunset Boulevard), John Lithgow ("3rd Rock From the Sun," Sweet Smell of Sucess, Dirty Rotten Scoundrals), Lindsay Duncan (Private Lives), Bob Balaban (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Claire Higgins (Vincent in Brixton), and Martha Plimpton ("Raising Hope," The Goonies, The Coast of Utopia).

In A Delicate Balance, Agnes (Glenn Close) and Tobias (John Lithgow), a long-married couple, must maintain their equilibrium as over the course of a weekend they welcome home their 36-year old daughter (Martha Plimpton) after the collapse of her fourth marriage, and give shelter to their best friends (Bob Balaban and Clare Higgins) who seek refuge in their home, all the while tolerating Agnes’ alcoholic live-in sister, Claire (Lindsay Duncan).

Widely considered to be Edward Albee’s masterpiece, A Delicate Balance won the playwright his first of three Pulitzer Prizes for Drama when it opened on Broadway in 1966. Upon its premiere, the Daily News hailed it as “A probing and tantalizing comedy. A beautiful play, filled with humor and compassion and touched with poetry.” The New York Post described it as “Wittily sardonic and savage. An arresting play.” In 1996, a new Broadway production bolstered the drama’s reputation with The New York Times calling it “An evening of theatrical fireworks that prompt oohs and aahs … as ferocious and funny – and far more humane than – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.


Vanessa Williams THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC'S
SHOW BOAT

AVERY FISHER HALL AT LINCOLN CENTER
10 LINCOLN CENTER PLAZA, NYC

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014 | 8:00 PM
PREMIUM ORCHESTRA | $201.50 $162.00
MID-ORCHESTRA | $161.50 $130.00

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In the tradition of its sold-out productions of Sweeney Todd and Carousel, The New York Philharmonic presents one of the greatest musicals of all time, Kern & Hammerstein’s Show Boat. Filled with showstoppers like “Ol’ Man River” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.” Grammy, Emmy and Tony nominee Vanessa Williams (After Midnight, “Ugly Betty”), Julian Ovenden (“Downton Abbey,” Merrily We Roll Along), and Tony nominee Lauren Worsham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) star. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. The performances will be conducted and directed by Tony winner Ted Sperling.


The Elephant ManTHE ELEPHANT MAN
BOOTH THEATRE
222 WEST 45TH STREET, NYC

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014 | 2:00 PM | $168.00
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014 | 8:00 PM | $168.00

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Two-time Academy Award® nominee Bradley Cooper (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) returns to Broadway in Bernard Pomerance’s Tony Award®-winning classic The Elephant Man. Directed by Tony nominee Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), this captivating new production also stars Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April, Shutter Island) and Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle, The Winslow Boy).

Based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man tells the story of a 19th-century British man (Cooper) whose disfigurement made him a star of the traveling freak show circuit. When the renowned Dr. Treves (Nivola) takes Merrick under his care at the London Hospital, he discovers that beneath this shocking exterior lies a brilliant mind and an unshakable faith. Soon all of Victorian high society becomes fascinated by Merrick, especially the beautiful actress Mrs. Kendal (Clarkson). But with his new life comes new complexity… and as Merrick's condition grows more severe, a "normal" life begins to seem all but impossible.

Don't miss this acclaimed new production of the classic play that examines those most fascinating of specimens: human beings -- somehow capable of everything from shameful exploitation to extraordinary kindness… and everything in between.


the riverTHE RIVER
CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE
235 WEST 50TH STREET, NYC

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM | $195.00

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Tony Award® winner HUGH JACKMAN returns to Broadway in THE RIVER, a spellbinding new play written by JEZ BUTTERWORTH and directed by IAN RICKSON, the team behind the hit play Jerusalem.

A remote fishing cabin, a man and a woman, and a moonless night. THE RIVER asks: when we find each other, are we trying to recapture someone we once lost?

Erotic, chilling and poetic, THE RIVER promises to be the must-see event of the season.


BootsDIRECTING MUSICALS: SCENE STUDY WITH MARCIA MILGROM DODGE
DRAMA LEAGUE THEATER CENTER
32 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NYC

MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014
TIMES VARY

Director places for this class are full and online registration is CLOSED. Please note: We will be taking a wait list for this class, and will add a second class (August 18-21) if interest is high enough. To register your interest for the wait list and/or the second class, please email mcurtis@dramaleague.org. Actor online registration is still OPEN.

DIRECTORS
$230.00
DRAMA LEAGUE MEMBERS/SDC MEMBERS: CLOSED (E-mail mcurtis@dramaleague.org for waitlist)
$275.00
GENERAL PUBLIC:
CLOSED (E-mail mcurtis@dramaleague.org for waitlist)

ACTORS
$120.00
DRAMA LEAGUE MEMBERS/AEA/BATS MEMBERS
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$160.00 GENERAL PUBLIC: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE
* 6 Directors
* 12-18 Actors (number of actors will vary based on whether directors pick 2 or 3 person scenes. Actors may double-up in scenes if necessary.)

ABOUT THE CLASS
Taught by one of the most highly regarded director/ choreographers working professionally in the industry today, this workshop will provide you with insights, pointers and specific skills you can use to grow your musical theater artistry to the next level. Through musical scene study, observation, individual and group feedback, this workshop will give you an opportunity to hone your own methods,tailored to your specific techniques and goals. This workshop is designed for intermediate-level actors and directors who wish to increase and strengthen their current musical theater skill-set.

ABOUT MARCIA MILGROM DODGE
Marcia Milgrom Dodge's work as a director and choreographer has been seen throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, South Korea and Denmark. She directed and choreographed the acclaimed Broadway revival of Ragtime after its sold-out run at The Kennedy Center (2010 Tony Award Nomination for Best Director of a Musical, 2 Drama Desk Award Nominations, Astaire Award Nomination, and Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Direction of a Resident Musical). New York: Venus Flytrap (Active Theater), Seussical The Musical (TheatreworksUSA, Lortel Award Nomination), Cookin', Radio Gals, Maltby & Shire's Closer Than Ever (original production), William Finn's Romance In Hard Times (The Public) and The Music Man (New York City Opera.) For more, visit www.marciamilgromdodge.com.


WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

MONDAY – 2pm-7pm
Meet and Greet
Learn and Record Music for Songs

TUESDAY – 10am-7pm
4 Two-Hour Rehearsal Slots with accompanist Garrett Taylor, Observed by Marcia*

WEDNESDAY – 2pm-6pm
2 Two-House Rehearsal Slots with accompanist Garrett Taylor, Observed by Marcia*

THURSDAY – 12pm-5pm
All Groups Present Scenes
Detailed Discussion and Critique

*Participants are only required to be present for 1 two-hour rehearsal slot on Tuesday or Wednesday.


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