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In Memory of Earle Hymen

HB notes with sadness the passing of Earle Hyman, formerly of HB’s faculty and a longtime HB friend. In addition to his regular acting classes at HB, Earle taught classes in Shakespeare and Ibsen.

Among his many Broadway credits, in 1957 he starred as Vladimir in Herbert Berghof’s all black production of Waiting for Godot opposite Mantan Moreland as Estragon. Earle’s career broke many boundaries. He was a brilliant actor, wonderful teacher and an extraordinary soul.

Benefit Series: Maricela De La Luz Lights the World

By Jośe Rivera.
Directed b
y David Deblinger.

Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 | 7PM
HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street

$250 Premiere Tickets | $125 Priority Tickets | $25 HB Student Tickets

Join HB for a staged reading of Jose Rivera’s fanciful play, following the adventures of Maricela and her brother Riccardo as they save the world from weather catastrophe. Directed by David Deblinger, HB faculty member and co-founder of the Labyrinth Theater Company. A portion of proceeds from this reading will be donated towards The Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS Disaster Relief & Recovery Program to meet Hurricane Maria-related needs and recovery in Puerto Rico.

 

 

Winter Term Registration is Now Open

Winter Term will run 10 weeks, January 8 – March 18, 2018.
Browse classes and register online here.
We also offer a variety of short-term workshops.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Receive 10% OFF Winter Term Classes by using code WINTER18W at checkout. Valid through December 15, 2017.*

UNION EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Members can receive 20% OFF Fall Term Classes through December 15, 2017. To receive a union discount, you must present your membership card in the registration office, or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org.*

INTAKE AUDITION / CONSULTATIONS: Interested in our upper level classes? Audition & consult with a panel of HB’s faculty to discuss your goals, where you are in the work, and plan your course of study at HB Studio. For audition schedule, details and sign up info, visit the Auditions & Prerequisites page.

REEL SUBMISSIONS: Are you a working professional seeking a place to practice? Submit your reel and resume for placement into our studio practice classes.

(*Discount code must be mentioned when registering in person or on phone. Discounts valid for Studio Classes only; not valid for workshop offerings, full-time programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively.)

Auditions & Early Bird Discounts

INTAKE AUDITION / CONSULTATIONS: Interested in our upper level classes? Audition & consult with a panel of HB’s faculty to discuss your goals, where you are in the work, and plan your course of study at HB Studio. For audition schedule, details and sign up info, visit the Auditions & Prerequisites page.

REEL SUBMISSIONS: Are you a working professional seeking a place to practice? Submit your reel and resume for placement into our studio practice classes.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Receive 10% OFF Winter Term Classes by using code WINTER18W at checkout. Valid through December 15, 2017.*

UNION EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: AEA, AGVA, AGMA, SAG/AFTRA, WGA and Dramatist Guild Members can receive 20% OFF Fall Term Classes through December 15, 2017. To receive a union discount, you must present your membership card in the registration office, or email a copy to registration@hbstudio.org.*

Winter Term will run 10 weeks, January 8 – March 18, 2018.
Browse classes and register online here.
We also offer a variety of short-term workshops.

(*Discount code must be mentioned when registering in person or on phone. Discounts valid for Studio Classes only; not valid for workshop offerings, full-time programs or merchandise. Discounts cannot be combined nor applied retroactively.)

HB Studio Performance Lab – Not Far From Where We Were Before: Scenes and Songs From Lerner & Loewe

Book & Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Composer: Frederick Loewe

7PM | Fri, Sat & Sun | Nov 10, 11 & 12, 2017
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank St. | FREE | RSVP

Directed by Robert McQueen

This autumn HB Studio presents a celebration of the work of musical theater writers Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Not Far From Where We Were Before features a company of actors from the HB Musical Theater Studio Practice program. The evening includes scenes and songs from Lerner and Loewe’s most iconic musicals, such as My Fair Lady and Camelot, as well as earlier, lesser known work. Join us for an evening that honors two of the most important, beloved and celebrated voices in the American musical theater canon.
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The HB Studio Library is Now Open to Students!

Are you looking for some new reading material? Are you searching for a new play to work on?  The HB Studio Library has recently opened to students! We have over 3,000 titles on our shelves here on the third floor. For easier access, we just made it possible to request a book through the Librarika system. Browsing our library on the site is incredibly easy and efficient. Fall Term Library hours are Thursdays, 10am – 2pm.

Here is how you can create your own account:

  1. Log into https://librarika.com  (if you do not have an account, signup for one first).
  2. Go to My Libraries
  3. Click on Request Member Access
  4. Enter Full Library URL(https://hbstudio.librarika.com/) you want to join and click Submit.
  5. You will see join confirmation message instantly.
  6. If everything is ok, you can go to the library URL and be able to log in right away.

To check out a book: 

  1. Browse at hbstudio.librarika.com. When you find the text you want, select the option to request, which will be under the accession number on the book title’s detailed page.
  2. That Thursday, the Library Student Assistant will place the book in the ‘Check-Out Bin’ in the office, and will send you a confirmation email.
  3. Pick up your book from the ‘Check Out Bin.’ Books are due 14 days after they are placed in the ‘Checkout Bin’.
  4. Within 14 days, return your book to the ‘Check In Bin.’ You will receive a confirmation email that your book is successfully returned.

Please email library@hbstudio.org with any questions or concerns.

Enjoy browsing!
HB Studio Library Staff

Teachers and students are not permitted to retrieve books from the Library on their own. We ask that if a book is lost, stolen, or damaged you replace the book. You will be charged 25 cents a day for any late returns.

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Annette Benda Fox,  Eric Rasmussen and Donna Svennevik appear in Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky’s play WOMEN IN FLUX at The Lambs Cub, NYC, December 5, 2017.

Arthur French and Betsy Ross appear in a Staged Reading of WAITING IN THE WINGS at Out of the Box Theatre Co., Chapel Room, 263 West 86th St. December 9, 2017.

Diana Craig (costar) appears in BILLIONS, Season 3 Episode 5, on Showtime TV. Airing in 2018.

Robert Peter Miller appears as a principal actor in a PA Lottery TV Commercial.

Richard Sacher appears in SONGS I NEVER GET TO SING! at don’t tell mama, November 15 – 19, 2017.

Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier appear in WE DON’T REMEMBER CHRISTMAS… at PANGEA, December 11 & 18, 2017.

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Hugh Heckman appears in A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS at The Heights Players, December 1 2017 – December 14 2017.

Tom Paolino directs Austin Pendleton in THE CHALICE at Stonewall Inn, November 20 – 28, 2017. Continue reading →

PEOPLE WHO MAKE THEATER: The Musical Magic of Lerner & Loewe

A conversation with musicologist Dominic McHugh, a primary authority on the work of Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner, and Emily Altman, president of the Frederick Loewe Foundation. With songs performed by Tony-nominee Melissa Errico in a special guest appearance.

Mon, Nov 13, 2017 | 7pm
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank St
FREE – RSVP Here

Join us for an in-depth conversation about the musical artistry and creative partnership of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, the genius pairing behind such classic works as MY FAIR LADY, BRIGADOON, CAMELOT, GIGI, and PAINT YOUR WAGON. Continue reading →