Believe Theatrical & HANY Present, Love/Sick.
Jun
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Believe Theatrical & HANY Present, Love/Sick.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Believe Theatrical (info@believetheatrical.com)

BELIEVE THEATRICAL & THE HEMOPHILIA ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK PRESENT JOHN CARIANI’S NEWEST PLAY, LOVE/SICK
‘Almost, Maine’ Playwright to Be Featured in Benefit Reading at The Mainstage Theater

New York, New York (6/15/2014) - On Monday, June 23rd, Believe Theatrical will present playwright John Cariani’s newest piece, LOVE/SICK, in the play’s first professional reading in New York City. Produced by Believe Theatrical, the reading will take place at The Mainstage Theater, 416 West 42nd, and will benefit the Hemophilia Association of New York (HANY).

The incredible star-studded cast of 20 includes Anthony Rapp (If/Then, RENT), Sam Underwood (“The Following,” “Dexter,” “Homeland”), Rachel Brosnahan (“House of Cards”), Elizabeth Davis (Once), Craig muMs Grant (“Oz”), Alex Wyse (Lysistrata Jones, “Bored to Death”), Valorie Curry (“The Following”), Jerzy Gwiazdowski, (Across the Universe, “Girls”), Pat Buckley (“Death of a President”), Jenny Kirlin (Rainbow Rabbit Reliant, “The Sopranos”) Sara Thigpen (Boomerang Theatre Company), Seth Kirschner (“30 Rock”), Jennifer Mudge (Rocky on Broadway), Zachary Booth (The Winslow Boy, “Damages”), Brian Williams (“Elsewhere”), Carolyn Charpie (New York Picture Company), Justin Hagan (Shortbus, “The Good Wife”), and company members Katy Wright-Mead (“Boardwalk Empire”), Kate White (“Fall To Rise”), and severe hemophiliac Patrick James Lynch (The Irish Curse, “Stop The Bleeding!”). Jim Fagan (American Songbook, ass’t on Lonny Price’s Sweeney Todd) to direct.

Love/Sick is a collection of ten twisted, touching and hilarious short plays that explore all the euphoria and sorrow that love brings to people’s lives. Each mini play features a different, yet equally compelling couple who find themselves at one of the many stages of love. Cariani describes the play best as “an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.”

Believe Theatrical, founded by Ryan Gielen, Patrick Morris, Kate White, Katy Wright-Mead, and Patrick James Lynch hosts quarterly readings of new works. This reading is their annual fundraiser to benefit the Hemophilia Association of New York (HANY). 50% of all proceeds will go to benefiting HANY and the remaining 50% will go toward funding the 2015 Season for Believe Theatrical.

Tickets are $35 and 50% Tax Deductible.
The Mainstage Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, (between 9th & 10th avenues) Pre-Show Open Bar Reception Begins at 6:00pm / Post-Reception and Raffle to Follow.

Q & A with Cariani and the cast will immediately follow the performance.

Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/HANYFundraiser.

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Apr
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Host: Powering Through

Powering Through is a series of young adult and young professional events focused on inspiring our young community members to face life's challenges, overcome their obstacles (hemophilia or otherwise), and achieve achieve achieve!

Our event will be held on Monday, April 21st at the gorgeous Studio Arte in NYC.There will be an open bar and gourmet burgers and sides, and the evening will feature a 30-minute panel discussion with inspiring individuals - some from within the bleeding disorders community, some from outside - speaking about the hurdles they've had to overcome to reach great heights in their lives.

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Performer: #ElsewhereNYC
Dec
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Performer: #ElsewhereNYC

ELSEWHERE is a mosaic of intimate and personal encounters confronting the infinite loop of life in New York City. We all struggle with the weight of our true potential, the burden of letting go of adolescent love, and our routine emotional captivity all while dreaming of being ELSEWHERE.

 

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Blue Surge: Premiere Screenplay Reading
Dec
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

Blue Surge: Premiere Screenplay Reading

New York, New York (11/25/2013) – On December 2nd, Believe Theatrical will host the first public reading of Rebecca Gilman’s screenplay adaptation of Blue Surge at the Pater Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street. Michael Walker (Price Check) will direct the stellar NYC cast to be led by Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) and to include Jayce Bartok (The Cake Eaters), Phil Burke (Hell on Wheels) and Kate White (Fall to Rise), Autumn Dornfeld (Law & Order), Katy Wright-Mead (The Knick) and Patrick James Lynch (Peter & The Star Catcher) among others.

Rebecca Gilman’s plays include The Crowd You’re In With, Dollhouse, Spinning Into Butter, Boy Gets Girl, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, and The Glory of Living. Her new play Luna Gale will have its world premiere at the Goodman Theatre in January 2014. Her plays have been produced at the Goodman Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theatre, The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Manhattan Class Company. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Prince Prize for Commissioning New Work, The Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, The Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright, and The George Devine Award. Ms. Gilman was named a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for her play, The Glory of Living. Ms. Gilman is an associate professor of playwriting and screenwriting in the MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage program at Northwestern University.

Blue Surge follows Curt, a small-town cop who is trying to make a life for himself and his stable and loving fiancee. However, his course in life changes when he finds himself compelled to help the nineteen-year-old prostitute, Sandy, he meets during a raid of the local ‘massage’ parlor. A relationship develops which neither could have anticipated. Lives are forever altered as the characters grapple with the demons of their pasts and the hopes for their futures. Michael Walker, whose debut film was ‘Chasing Sleep’ starring Jeff Daniels and whose latest film is Price Check starring, Parker Posey, will direct the ensemble of 12 actors in the ‘Blue Surge’ reading.

This reading marks the fourth reading for Believe Theatrical at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The company is comprised of five producers, all from theater and film backgrounds. They aim to cross the theater / film medium barrier with each piece they premiere. Plays that can easily be turned into films, screenplays that belong on the stage or in the case of Blue Surge a play that has been adapted into a screenplay. The producers include: Patrick Morris, founder of 57th & Irving Productions, Ryan Gielen founder of Believe Limited, and Patrick James Lynch founder of Stop The Bleeding! Productions. Kate White and Katy Wright-Mead are actors and producers with Believe Theatrical.

The reading will begin at 7:00pm following a pre-reading open bar reception starting at 6:30pm. The reading will be followed by a Q/A with the playwright and director. There will also be an open-bar reception following the Q/A in the theater lobby. Tickets are free. For more information or to reserve a seat, please e-mail tickets@believetheatrical.com

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