Weekly Notice

Weekly Notice

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Weekly Notice
August 19-25

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Mark Blum will star in FERN HILL at 59E59 Theaters. Performances begin September 10, 2019.

Jessica Hecht received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for her role as Karen in Netflix’s SPECIAL, which released on April 12.

Frank Wood joins the cast of THE GREAT SOCIETY, the sequel to Robert Schenkkan’s Tony-winning play ALL THE WAY, set to arrive on Broadway this fall. 

David Maurice Sharp‘s THE THRIVING ARTIST was named among Fupping’s list of books that every actor should read.

Austin Pendleton is featured in the new documentary, FIDDLER: MIRACLE OF MIRACLES, about the origin story and staying power behind the musical that became an international hit, in select theaters beginning August 23, 2019 and the film THE SOUND OF SILENCE opposite Peter Sarsgaard, releasing September 27, 2019. He will also star in Beck Center’s GLENGARY GLEN ROSS at Mackey Theater, beginning September 13, 2019.

David Deblinger will appear in an episode of THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. The series is currently streaming on Amazon.

Laura Esterman will appear in a new 6-part HBO series, I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE, with Mark Ruffalo. A release date is yet to be announced. 

Mercedes Ruehl will star in the movie HUSTLERS coproduced by Jennifer Lopez and written/directed by Lorene Scafaria, which releases on September 13, 2019. 

Russell G. Jones stars as Looper in the new CBS cop drama pilot TOMMY from Paul Attanasio.

Maria Fontanals received a 2019 Latin ACE Award for Best Drama Actress for her performance in EL DIVÁN.

Alumni & Student News

Tatiana Korinfsky’s play DEAR ANTON! DEAR OLGA! will be performed at Pushkin Hall, August 30-31, 2019.

Amanda Enzo performs in JAGUAR WOMAN at the WOW Café on September 29, 2019.

Hugh Heckman performs the role of Mr. Weber in GYPSY at Heights Players of Brooklyn, September 6-22, 2019.

J.B. Alexander performs in ARRIVALS at Polaris North on August 27, 2019.

John Payne performs with Mardi Sykes in David Laughlin’s play ALBUQUERQUE at Cell Theatre, August 27, 2019.

Francesca FerraraDavid Lee, Michael S. Horowitz, Georgia Buchanan, and Elizabeth Maille can be seen in I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER, directed by Richard Hoehler, at The Chain Theatre, September 5-22, 2019. HB Students get $15 tickets by following the link! Code: HB

Doug Wallace performs as Lord Capulet in ROMEO & JULIET at The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, August 3-October 27, 2019.

Minerva Paz returns as Dr. Priya Badami in season 4 episode 6 of QUEEN SUGAR on the OWN Network.

Lawrence Ong stars as Raymond in the film THE VERY LAST DAY, which released on December 9, 2018.

Galia Barkols feature film DON’T LET THE NIGHT END, in which she wrote, directed and stars in the lead role, is now available on Amazon Prime.

Yoshiko Fuji performs as Dragon in the Up In Arms original musical PIRATE SONG, touring now.

Nancy Redman performs her one-woman play AT WIT’S END: A HOME FOR RETIRED COMICS at Theatre Row as part of United Solo Theatre Festival and “The Best of the Festival’s First Decade” on October 19, 2019.

Andrew R. Heinze‘s play THE BAR MITZVAH OF JESUS GOLDFARB will be featured at the Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival, August 19-24, 2019.

Mitch Tebo stars as Andrew Carnes in the Broadway production of OKLAHOMA! It will play a limited engagement through September 1, 2019.


‘Be More Chill’ Star Stephanie Hsu Sees Viral Hit As Testament To Asian Inclusion On Broadway

“‘If this role had existed when I was younger, I would’ve had an entirely different perception of the possibility of roles that I could play,’ Hsu, who is of Taiwanese heritage and a first-generation American, said. ‘People who are not Asian or Asian-American—those who are in the majority—don’t realize that what we consume is not for us usually.'” 

Read the full article here.