NY Theater News by Brian Scott Lipton
Members of the press met some of the cast and creators of New York Stage and Film’s 30th annual Powerhouse Theater Season at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York on Tuesday, June 3 at Pearl Studios.
This year’s mainstage productions will be The Babylon Line, writtenby Tony Award winnerRichard Greenberg and directed by Terry Kinney( June 26-July 6); In Your Arms, a dance-theater piece featuring the work of playwrights Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry, and composer Stephen Flaherty, to be directed and choreographed by Tony winner Christopher Gattelli (July 5-13); and The Danish Widow, written and directed by Tony winner John Patrick Shanley (July 16-27).
The season will also feature a variety of workshops and readings by such award-winning writers as Ayad Akthar, David Rabe, Winnie Holzman, Paul Scott Goodman, Beth Henley, Stephen Karam, David Rabe, and David Lindsay-Abaire, among others.
At the event, Theater Pizzazz spoke to Akthar and Gattelli, as well as “Babylon Line” stars Josh Radnor, Leslie Bibb, Randy Graff, Frank Wood, and Julie Halston, and “In Your Arms” stars Jenn Harris, Ryan Steele, and Jess Leprotto about their exciting projects.
*Photos and Video: Magda Katz