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CURRY UP AND SEE RAFTA, RAFTA!

(4/18/11) • There's only one week left to see the Globe's hit production of Rafta, Rafta... Here's what the critics are saying:

“There’s an infectious energy to the Bollywood-style dance
sequence that caps The Old Globe’s latest show.”

THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

“DELIGHTFUL!
A vibrant and colorful production”

STAGE SCENE LA

“FUNNY!
Much laughter and poignancy.”
NORTH COUNTY TIMES


Mahira Kakkar and Rachid Sabitri


Gita Reddy, Geeta Citygirl Chopra, Mahira Kakkar, Caralyn Kozlowski, Kamal Marayati and Ariya Ghahramani. On floor - Rachid Sabitri.


The cast of Rafta, Rafta... (Ariya Ghahramani, Amir Darvish, Gita Reddy, Kamal Marayati, Nasser Faris, Rachid Sabitri, Shalin Agarwal, Caralyn Kozlowski, Mahira Kakkar and Geeta Citygirl Chopra)


Mahira Kakkar, Caralyn Kozlowski, Geeta Citygirl Chopra and Gita Reddy


Ariya Ghahramani, Shalin Agarwal, Kamal Marayati and Amir Darvish


LIFE OF RILEY AND AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY REHEARSALS BEGIN

(4/13/11) • The casts of Life of Riley and August: Osage County received a hearty greeting from the staff of the Globe at a joint meet and greet. Executive Producer Lou Spisto introduced the casts and creative teams of the two shows, which will be rehearsing simultaneously.


Director Sam Gold talks about the humongous house that will be built on the Old Globe Theatre stage for August: Osage County.


A scale model of the August: Osage County set designed by David Zinn.


Designer Clint Ramos' costume inspirations for the character of "Violet" in August: Osage County.


Executive Producer Lou Spisto welcomes the casts.


DIrector Richard Seer sets the scene for the U.S. Premiere of Alan Ayckbourn’s Life of Riley.


Artificial grass will be used on the Life of Riley set.


Robert Morgan's Life of Riley set design for the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre.


Old Globe Associate Artist Robert Morgan talks about his set design for Life of Riley.


AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY CAST & CREATIVE TEAM ANNOUNCED

(4/12/11) • Tracy Letts’ award-winning play, August: Osage County, directed by Obie Award winner Sam Gold, will run in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, May 7 – June 12.
 
One of the most acclaimed plays of the last decade, August: Osage County won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  Tracy Letts’ sprawling saga about three generations of an Oklahoma family has drawn comparisons to the work of American dramatists Eugene O’Neill, Sam Shepard and Tennessee Williams.  When their father goes missing, the huge and completely dysfunctional Weston family reunites and sparks fly. Violet, the take-no-prisoners matriarch, struggles for control over a family set to implode over secrets, lies and betrayals.  A large and complex modern-day masterpiece that the New York Times hailed as “flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years.”
 
The cast of August: Osage County features Globe Associate Artists Robert Foxworth (Beverly Weston) and Robin Pearson Rose (Mattie Fae Aiken) and also Joseph Adams (Bill Fordham), Guy Boyd (Charlie Aiken), Todd Cerveris (Sheriff Deon Gilbeau), Kimberly Guerrero (Johnna Monevata), Carla Harting (Ivy Weston), Ronete Levenson (Jean Fordham), Robert Maffia (Steve Heidebrecht), Lois Markle (Violet Weston), Kelly McAndrew (Karen Weston), Angela Reed (Barbara Fordham) and Haynes Thigpen (Little Charles Aiken).
 
The creative team includes David Zinn (Scenic Design), Clint Ramos (Costume Design), Japhy Weideman (Lighting Design), Fitz Patton (Sound Design), Jan Gist (Dialect Coach) and Diana Moser (Stage Manager).

Read the press release.

Festival Set
(from left) Robert Maffia, Kelly McAndrew, Joseph Adams, Ronete Levenson, Angela Reed, Robert Foxworth, Lois Markle,
Robin Pearson Rose, Guy Boyd, Haynes Thigpen, Carla Harting, Kimberly Guerrero and Todd Cerveris. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

MEET THE LIFE OF RILEY CAST

(4/7/11) • The complete cast and creative team for the U.S. Premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's new comedy, Life of Riley, has been announced! Directed by Richard Seer, Life of Riley will run in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, from April 30 – June 5.
 
Sir Alan Ayckbourn, one of the world’s most successful living playwrights, was recently awarded the U.K.'s Critics' Circle Annual Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts and a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater.  He is also The Old Globe’s most-produced living playwright. Globe audiences have enjoyed 10 of Ayckbourn’s plays since 1978, including the U.S. Premieres of Mr. A’s Amazing Maze Plays and Intimate Exchanges.
 
With Life of Riley (Sir Alan’s 74th play!) the playwright looks backwards, forwards and, now and then, sideways with wry comic affection on the lives we lived or might have lived.  George Riley’s closest friends discover that he has just a few months to live and they each deal with the news in their own very surprising way. George has deeply affected each of their lives, and he is now plotting one last final farewell, which could upset all of their futures.
 
The cast of Life of Riley features David Bishins (Simeon), Ray Chambers (Jack), Rebecca Gold (Tilly), Dana Green (Tamsin), Colin McPhillamy (Colin), Henny Russell (Kathryn) and Nisi Sturgis (Monica).
 
The creative team includes Robert Morgan (Scenic and Costume Design), Chris Rynne (Lighting Design), Paul Peterson (Sound Design), Jan Gist (Dialect Coach) and Elizabeth Stephens (Stage Manager).

Read the press release.

Festival Set
(from left) Rebecca Gold, Ray Chambers, Dana Green, Richard Seer, Colin McPhillamy, Henny Russell, Nisi Sturgis and David Bishins. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

OUT, OUT AT THE GLOBE

(4/4/11) • Gay and lesbian theatregoers and friends celebrated the Globe's current productions of Rafta, Rafta... and Groundswell at the OUT at the Globe get-together. The festive night featured Vegetable Korma and Chicken Tikka Masala compliments of Royal India and a wine and martini bar. Join us for the next pre-show OUT at the Globe event coinciding with August: Osage County and Life of Riley on Friday, May 27.










RAFTA, RAFTA, PARTY, PARTY

(3/28/11) • Spirits were high on Sunday night as the cast and crew of Rafta, Rafta... celebrated their Opening Night with friends, family and Globe staff. They partied into the night, looking forward to the show's exciting run. It was a super, super celebration!


The cast of Rafta, Rafta... with (center) director Jonathan Silverstein and (right) Executive Producer Lou Spisto.


Rachid Sabitri and Mahira Kakkar.


Amir Darvish, Rachid Sabitri and Shalin Agarwal.


Executive Producer Lou Spisto, Kamal Marayati and Geeta Citygirl Chopra.


Nasser Faris and Geeta Citygirl Chopra.


Gita Reddy, Ariya Ghahramani and Mahira Kakkar.


Ariya Ghahramani, Caralyn Kozlowski, Gita Reddy and Kamal Marayati.


Director Jonathan Silverstein, Shalin Agarwal and stage manager Diana Moser.


MARRIAGE AND MARIGOLDS

(3/25/11) • Rafta, Rafta... begins with a colorful wedding and 1,000 handcrafted paper marigolds!


GROUNDSWELL: THE CRITIC'S CHOICE!

(3/25/11) • The critics are raving about the Globe's current production of Groundswell:

CRITIC’S CHOICE!
"Powerful! A provocative thriller. A top-notch cast!"

THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

"Director Kyle Donnelly and her creative team weave an absorbing yarn!"
LOS ANGELES TIMES

"A white-knuckle ride. Antony Hagopian gives a mesmerizing performance. Director Kyle Donnelly gradually ramps up the suspense to keep audience members spellbound."
NORTH COUNTY TIMES

"Groundswell is definitely worth seeing."
SAN DIEGO JEWISH WORLD

"An absorbing new play!"
SANDIEGO.COM





Festival Set
Ned Schmidtke as Smith, Owiso Odera as Thami and Antony Hagopian as Johan in Groundswell.






A SWELL OPENING

(3/18/11) • There is plenty of drama to be had in the Globe's newest play, Groundswell, but at the opening night the cast and company were all smiles as they celebrated the show with an exciting party. The three actors in the show were joined by their director, designers and Globe staff for food and fun in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center's Hattox Hall. Be a part of the fun and check out the photos below.


(from left) Executive Producer Lou Spisto and director Kyle Donnelly with the cast of Groundswell: Owiso Odera, Antony Hagopian and Ned Schmidtke.


Antony Hagopian, Owiso Odera and Ned Schmidtke.


Dialect coach Gillian Lane-Plescia, Ned Schmidtke, Owiso Odera and costume designer Denitsa Bliznakova.


Kyle Donnelly and Lou Spisto.


INSIGHT SEMINARS

(3/15/11) • Patrons enjoyed the inside scoop about the Globe's current production of Groundswell at last night's Insight Seminar. This FREE Monday night series offers an opportunity to be more closely connected to the work both on stage and backstage, and features a panel selected from the artistic company of each production. Don't miss the Rafta, Rafta Insight Seminar on Monday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. No reservations are necessary!


BOLLYWOOD BOOGIE

(3/11/11) • Indian weddings are colorful, celebratory affairs that can last for days! Gita Reddy, Nasser Faris, Mahira Kakkar, Rachid Sabitri and Geeta Citygirl Chopra get their groove on during rehearsals for the wedding scene in the Globe's upcoming production of Rafta, Rafta..., the award-winning comedy by Ayub Khan-Din.


CRAIG NOEL LEAGUE LUNCHEON FEATURES EMMA STAR PATTI MURIN

(3/7/11) • Members of the Globe's Craig Noel League enjoy monthly luncheons at Cucina Urbana and the month of February featured Patti Murin, star of Jane Austen’s Emma, as a special guest. League members help ensure a successful future for the Globe by making a legacy gift to the theatre through an estate plan. Members enjoy many benefits throughout the year, including recognition in Performances Magazine, invitations to the yearly Craig Noel League Stewardship Event, “Meet the Artists” events and other special occasions that bring members closer to the art and to the artists on stage. If you have already included the Globe in your estate plan, please let us know by calling (619) 231-1941 x2312. Click here to learn more! (Photos by Joanee Udelf.)


Jane Austen's Emma star Patti Murin with Gladys King.


Barbara Bolt, Patti Murin, Diana Barliant and Shirley Mulcahy.


Garet and Wendy Clark with Patti Murin.


Cucina Urbana chef Joe Magnanelli welcomes the Craig Noel League.


Patti Murin and Alan Gary.


Patti Murin and Cherie Halladay.


OLD GLOBE TO PRODUCE WORKSHOP OF
ALLEGIANCE - A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL

(3/2/11) • Executive Producer Lou Spisto announced The Old Globe's presentation of a developmental workshop of Allegiance – A New American Musical. Created by Jay Kuo (music, lyrics and book) and Lorenzo Thione (book), the original musical tells the story of a Japanese American family forced into an internment camp during World War II. Directed by Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz, West End premiere of Ragtime) with musical direction and arrangements by Lynne Shankel (Cry-Baby, Company) and choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), the industry-only workshop will take place in New York City on July 27 and 28. Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables), television and film icon George Takei ("Star Trek," "Heroes") and Telly Leung ("Glee," Rent) have all participated in past workshops and are expected to return to their roles in July.

Read the press release.

Festival Set

A MOST HAPPY FELLOW

(3/2/11) • Executive Producer Lou Spisto announced The Old Globe's Classical Fellowship for Directors of Color in partnership with The Drama League Directors Project. Now in its 27th year, the Directors Project is the country's leading career development program for emerging theatre directors. Snehal Desai, an M.F.A. graduate of Yale School of Drama, will be the program's first Classical Fellow. Desai will be in residence at the Globe for four months to take part in the Globe's 2011 Shakespeare Festival and work with Festival Artistic Director Adrian Noble and Ron Daniels on their productions of The Tempest, Amadeus and Much Ado About Nothing. Desai will also instruct the high school student participants of the Globe's annual Summer Shakespeare Intensive and direct the students in a production of a Shakespeare play.

Read the press release.


2011 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE INTENSIVE AUDITIONS

(3/2/11) • Auditions for The Old Globe's 2011 Summer Shakespeare Intensive will be held on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 on the Globe campus. The four-week program is a unique opportunity for high school actors and actresses to refine their skills as performers in a professional setting. The Intensive will take place on weekdays, July 18 – August 15. The program cost is $600 with a limited number of need-based scholarships available. For more information, please visit www.TheOldGlobe.org/SummerIntensive.

The students will study classical theatre technique, voice, movement and stage combat led by theatre professionals while rehearsing for two productions of Shakespeare's plays. The program will culminate with a performance of the plays in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre on Monday, August 15.

Festival Set
The Old Globe’s 2010 Summer Shakespeare Intensive participants on stage in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.
Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.

MEET THE RAFTA, RAFTA... CAST!

(2/25/11) • The complete cast and creative team for Ayub Khan-Din's comedy Rafta, Rafta... has been announced! Directed by Jonathan Silverstein, Rafta, Rafta... will run in the Old Globe Theatre March 19 - April 24. Winner of the 2008 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy for its acclaimed run at The National Theatre in London and a hit with critics and audiences in New York, Rafta, Rafta... takes a hilarious look at the generational divide on sex and marriage within a close-knit Indian family living in England.

The cast of Rafta, Rafta... features Shalin Agarwal (Etash Tailor), Ranjit Chowdhry (Eeshwar Dutt), Geeta Citygirl Chopra (Lopa Dutt), Amir Darvish (Jivaj Bhatt), Nasser Faris (Laxman Patel), Ariya Ghahramani (Jai Dutt), Mahira Kakkar (Vina Patel), Caralyn Kozlowski (Molly Bhatt), Gita Reddy (Lata Patel) and Rachid Sabitri (Atul Dutt).

The creative team includes Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design), Christal Weatherly (Costume Design), Lap Chi Chu (Lighting Design), Paul Peterson (Sound Design), Gillian Lane-Plescia (Dialect Coach), Reetu Patel (Movement Consultant), Mark Danisovszky (Music Consultant) and Diana Moser (Stage Manager).

Festival Set
Rachid Sabitri as Atul Dutt and Mahira Kakkar as Vina Patel.
Festival Set
(l. to r.) Geeta Citygirl Chopra as Lopa Dutt, Rachid Sabitri as Atul Dutt and Mahira Kakkar as Vina Patel. Photos by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.

A STEREOPHONIC GREETING

(2/23/11) • The Old Globe welcomed the casts of Rafta, Rafta... and Groundswell with a joint "Meet & Greet" held in the rehearsal halls beneath Balboa Park's House of Charm.


Director Jonathan Silverstein describes his vision for Rafta, Rafta...


Director Kyle Donnelly shares her ideas about Groundswell.


A model of the Rafta, Rafta... set designed by Alexander Dodge.


A model of the Groundswell set designed by Kate Edmunds.


The cast takes a look at Christal Weatherly's costume inspirations for Rafta, Rafta...


Costume designer Denitsa Bliznakova, fresh from the Globe's production of Jane Austen's Emma, discusses her designs for Groundswell.


The cast and creative team for Rafta, Rafta... settle down for their first readthrough of the script...


...while the cast and creative team for Groundswell simultaneously begin their own first readthrough.


BROADWAY WORLD VISITS JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA


A REVELATORY SALESMAN

(2/9/11) • Director Pam MacKinnon's relevatory production of Death of a Salesman is not to be missed! Read what the critics are saying:

CRITIC’S CHOICE!
THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

“There isn’t one moment in this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play that doesn’t ring true and that’s because each member of the cast does an incredible job. Willy Loman is brought to life in a tour-de-force performance by Jeffrey DeMunn.”
LA JOLLA LIGHT

“Mesmerizing! The Globe’s timely staging of this American classic is a revelation. Naturalistically and intimately directed in the round by Pam MacKinnon, the Globe production’s best feature is Willy himself - actor Jeffrey DeMunn, in a heartbreaking, soul-baring performance.”
NORTH COUNTY TIMES

“Designer Marion Williams and helmer Pam MacKinnon’s ingenious choices actually immerse us more deeply
into Willy’s chaotic universe than many a
proscenium production.”
VARIETY

“DeMunn heads a glowing cast in this revival of Miller’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning drama. The ensemble combines with outstanding tech work, under Pam MacKinnon’s innovative and fluid direction, to put this production high on any must-see list, no matter how many stage, film or TV versions you may have seen.”
SANDIEGO.COM


Jeffrey DeMunn as Willie Loman.


Lucas Caleb Rooney as Biff, Robin Moseley as Linda and Tyler Pierce as Happy.

Festival Set
Lucas Caleb Rooney as Biff, Tyler Pierce as Happy and Jeffrey DeMunn as Willy Loman.


Jeffrey DeMunn as Willy Loman, Tyler Pierce as Happy and Lucas Caleb Rooney as Biff.


Adrian Sparks as Uncle Ben and Jeffrey DeMunn as Willy Loman.


WATCH A SNEAK PREVIEW OF JANE AUSTIN'S EMMA


A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

(1/30/11) • Both critics and audiences have been charmed by Emma and her mischievious matchmaking. She certainly makes life interesting for the citizens of Highbury, but it's pure fun for our enthusiastic audiences!

CRITIC’S CHOICE!
“A clever, effervescent and eminently enjoyable show.”
THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

“Sparklingly tuneful, witty and romantic as all get-out. It’s a romcom-lover’s musical dream come true.”
STAGESCENE LA

“The show is lighthearted and fun. It won’t take a lot of ‘Persuasion’ to call this one a winner!”
KSDS JAZZ 88.3

“A fun charmer. Entertaining and musically sensitive.”
NORTH COUNTY TIMES


Patti Murin as Emma Woodhouse.


Adam Daveline as Robert Martin and Dani Marcus as Harriet Smith.

Festival Set
The cast of Jane Austen's Emma – A Musical Romantic Comedy.


Allison Spratt Pearce as Jane Fairfax, Suzanne Grodner as Miss Bates and Patti Murin as Emma Woodhouse.


Adam Monley as Mr. Knightley and Patti Murin as Emma Woodhouse.


CELEBRATING EMMA

(1/25/11) • The cast of Jane Austen's Emma celebrated in Hattox Hall after the sold-out opening night performance on Sunday, Jan. 23. The audience was wowed by Tobin Ost's imaginative set and charmed by Patti Murin's star-making performance. And what better way to cap off a great performance than with a party? Emma Woodhouse would certainly approve.


Executive Producer Lou Spisto, Patti Murin and director Jeff Calhoun.


Will Reynolds, music supervisor Brad Haak and Adam Monley.


Emma creator Paul Gordon and Dani Marcus.


Costume designer Denitsa Bliznakova, lighting designer Michael Gilliam, Lou Spisto and Adam Daveline.


Music director Laura Bergquist, Patti Murin, Suzanne Grodner, Brian Herndon and Allison Spratt Pearce.


Scenic designer Tobin Ost, Amanda Naughton and Globe Associate Artist Ralph Funicello.


Adam Monley and Patti Murin.


Associate director James Vasquez, Kelly Hutchinson and Death of a Salesman cast member Lucas Caleb Rooney.


IN REHEARSAL

(1/6/11) • (l. to r.) Associate director James Vasquez, actors Patti Murin (as Emma Woodhouse) and Adam Monley (as Mr. Knightly), and director Jeff Calhoun in rehearsal for Jane Austen's Emma - A Romantic Musical Comedy.


Director Pam MacKinnon in rehearsal for Death of a Salesman.



COMPLETE CAST ANNOUNCED FOR DEATH OF A SALESMAN

(1/3/11) • The complete cast and creative team for the Globe's revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman has been announced. Directed by Pam MacKinnon, Death of a Salesman will run in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre Jan. 22 - Feb. 27. As previously announced, Jeffrey DeMunn (AMC's "The Walking Dead") will star in the iconic role of Willy Loman.  Newly announced are Jordan Baker (The Woman), Ben Diskant (Bernard), Jesse Jensen (Stanley), Robin Moseley (Linda), Tyler Pierce (Happy), John Procaccino (Charley), Deborah Radloff (Jenny, Letta), Lucas Caleb Rooney (Biff), Ryman Sneed (Miss Forsythe), Adrian Sparks (Uncle Ben) and Jonathan Spivey (Howard Wagner, 2nd Waiter). The creative team features Marion Williams (Scenic Design), Mathew LeFebvre (Costume Design), Rui Rita (Lighting Design), Jeremy J. Lee (Sound Design) and Lavinia Henley (Stage Manager).

Read the press release.

Salesman Cast
The cast of Death of a Salesman: (back row) Adrian Sparks, Ben Diskant, John Procaccino, Jordan Baker and Jeffrey DeMunn; (middle row) Ryman Sneed, Tyler Pierce, Deborah Radloff and Robin Moseley; (front row) Jesse Jensen, Jonathan Spivey and Lucas Caleb Rooney.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA


JONATHAN SILVERSTEIN TO DIRECT RAFTA, RAFTA...
AND HENRY WISHCAMPER WILL HELM ENGAGING SHAW

(12/21/10) • Jonathan Silverstein will direct the Globe's upcoming production of Ayub Khan-Din's multi-generational comedy, Rafta, Rafta....  Henry Wishcamper, originally announced to direct Rafta, Rafta..., will helm the summer season's West Coast premiere of John Morogiello's comedy of manners, Engaging Shaw.  Rafta, Rafta... will run in the Old Globe Theatre March 19 - April 24 and Engaging Shaw in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre July 29 - Sept. 4.

Jonathan Silverstein most recently directed the acclaimed Off Broadway world premiere of The Temperamentals by Jon Marans (Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble).  His other Off Broadway credits include revivals of A.R. Gurney's The Dining Room (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Director, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble), Robert Anderson's classics Tea and Sympathy and I Never Sang for My Father and John Patrick's The Hasty Heart, all for the Keen Company, where he serves as Resident Director.  His other New York credits include Red Herring by Michael Albanese (New York International Fringe Festival, Outstanding Direction Award), Blueprint by Bixby Elliot (Summer Play Festival), Cocteau's Indiscretions (Phoenix Theatre Ensemble), The Dadshuttle (Drama League DirectorFest 2003), The Rats Are Getting Bigger (New York International Fringe Festival and The Public Theater's New Works Now! festival), A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot (Phoenix Theatre Ensemble), Greater Messapia (Queens Theatre in the Park) and The Train Play (Clubbed Thumb).

Henry Wishcamper recently directed the Globe's production of The Mystery of Irma Vep.  His Off Broadway credits include Spirit Control (Manhattan Theatre Club), Graceland (LCT3), Port Authority (Atlantic Theater Company), Elvis People (New World Stages), The Polish Play (Katharsis Theater Company) and Pullman Car Hiawatha (Keen Company, Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play).  His regional credits include Animal Crackers (Goodman Theatre, Joseph Jefferson Award nomination), Talking Pictures (Goodman Theatre), Art (Barrington Stage Company), The Seafarer and Speech and Debate (Hartford TheaterWorks) and The Good Thief (Portland Stage Company).  He also served as Assistant Director of the Broadway productions of August: Osage County and Shining City.  Wishcamper is the Artistic Director of Katharsis Theater Company.

Read the press release.


JEFFREY DEMUNN, STAR OF AMC'S "THE WAKING DEAD," TO PLAY WILLY LOMAN

(12/20/10) • Tony and Emmy Award nominee Jeffrey DeMunn will play Willy Loman in the Globe's upcoming revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.  DeMunn currently stars as Dale in the hit AMC TV series "The Walking Dead" and was nominated for a Tony Award for his harrowing performance in the Broadway production of K2. Directed by Pam MacKinnon, Death of a Salesman will run in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre Jan. 22 - Feb. 27.

DeMunn has enjoyed a career that encompasses theatre, film and television. In addition to his Tony Award-nominated performance in K2, he has appeared on Broadway in Our Town, The Price, Bent, Spoils of War and Sleight of Hand. At The Public Theater, he has appeared in Stuff Happens, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, A Midsummer Night's Dream and A Prayer for My Daughter (Drama Desk nomination). His regional credits include King Lear, Geometry of Fire, A Picasso, Gunshy, The Hands of Its Enemy, The Country Girl, Modigliani and Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman at the Dallas Theater Center.

He is known as a favorite of writer/producer/director Frank Darabont, who has cast him in The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Majestic and Stephen King's The Mist, along with such projects as the 1988 remake of The Blob and "The Walking Dead." DeMunn's other film credits include Burn After Reading, Shelter, Cayman Went, Hollywoodland, The X-Files Movie, Phenomenon and Blaze as well as earlier appearances in Resurrection and Frances.

DeMunn's television work has been honored with an Emmy Award nomination and a CableACE Award for his role as Andrei Chikatilo in Citizen X. In addition to his recurring role on "Law & Order" and numerous guest starring roles on episodic series, he has starred or been featured in Empire Falls, Our Town, Noriega: God's Favorite, Hiroshima, Storm of the Century, A Christmas Memory and Barbarians at the Gate. ("The Walking Dead" photo by Scott Garfield/AMC.)

Read the press release.

("The Walking Dead" photo by Scott Garfield/AMC.)


GREETING EMMA

(11/19/10) • The cast and design team for Jane Austen's Emma – A Musical Romantic Comedy were greeted by Old Globe staff at the "Meet and Greet Soiree" held in the rehearsal hall. The production will feature sumptious costumes and a vibrant set that features a bright green hedge maze.

Patti Murin will star in the title role as Emma Woodhouse with Adam Monley as Mr. Knightley and Will Reynolds as Frank Churchill. The cast also features Adam Daveline (Robert Martin), Suzanne Grodner (Miss Bates), Kelly Hutchinson (Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Elton), Brian Herndon (Mr. Elton), Jerry Lanning (Mr. Woodhouse), Dani Marcus (Harriet Smith), Amanda Naughton (Mrs. Weston), Don Noble (Mr. Weston) and Allison Spratt Pearce (Jane Fairfax). The creative team features Tobin Ost (Scenic Design), Denitsa Bliznakova (Costume Design), Michael Gilliam (Lighting Design), John H. Shivers and David Patridge (Sound Design), Brad Haak (Music Supervisor), Laura Bergquist (Music Director) and Thomas J. Gates (Stage Manager).

Read the press release.


Executive Producer Lou Spisto introduces the cast and creative team.


Will Reynolds will star as Frank Churchill, Patti Murin as Emma Woodhouse and Adam Monley as Mr. Knightley.


The scale model set for Jane Austen's Emma.


Scenic designer Tobin Ost discusses the challenges of designing the production's intricate set.


Director Jeff Calhoun warms up the crowd.


Lou Spisto, composer Paul Gordon and director Jeff Calhoun.


Costume renderings by Denitsa Bliznakova.


Denitsa Bliznakova talks about her use of color in the costumes she has designed for Jane Austen's Emma.


MEN IN ROBES

(12/10/10) • Visitors to the Globe during the recent December Nights event in Balboa Park enjoyed "Men in Robes: Kings, Dukes, Princes, Paupers, Priests and Madmen," a selection of costumes in the Old Globe Theatre lobby curated by Resident Design Associate Charlotte Devaux.


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