Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's official! CLIVE rehearsals have begun!

World Premiere
By Jonathan Marc Sherman
Directed by Ethan Hawke

with Brooks Ashmanskas, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Zoe Kazan, and more

Inspired by Bertolt Brecht's inflammatory play Baal, Clive tracks a dissipated songwriter in 1990s New York City from the hedonistic heights of seduction and consumption into an ecstasy of self-destruction. This production reunites Jonathan Marc Sherman and Ethan Hawke, who teamed previously at The New Group on Things We Want (written by Sherman, directed by Hawke). At once a celebration and a nightmare vision of life lived for pleasure, Clive boasts an eclectic selection of classic American songs performed live.

Set Design: Derek McLane
Costume Design: Cathy Zuber
Lighting Design: Jeff Croiter
Sound Design: Shane Rettig
Original Music: GAINES

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Gretchen Mol: I think what it was is that I had just started working on the show Boardwalk Empire—and it's been such a great experience. It’s so much bigger than anything I can ever do or even bring to it. Especially with having Martin Scorsese, and everyone else who is involved. Then I got the script for The Good Mother. I read it and thought it was amazing. It really drove me to take the role. I really wanted something that would require the use of my entire being. 

What I found working on it is that the script is a pretty strong skeleton; the script is a very strong piece. The director, Scott Elliott, has been doing this for a while, and he knew what he was doing. I get so many different reactions from people who have seen it—family, friends. It’s been a great thing, and I am exhausted, but it’s good.

CR: Do you think you will do theater again?

GM: Yes, and next time I won’t be as afraid as I was this time around. For actresses, theater is always a place where there are endless strong roles. It’s just not the same with television. I see it as an investment for my future. They keep the door open for you; there will always be parts there. A lot of the actors on Boardwalk do theater, and it’s good to keep those muscles going.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Next week for our New Group/New Works Series

by Dave Flebotte 
directed by Steve Cosson 
Tuesday, December 11th at 7 pm

"As long as we don't physically do anything, I don't see the harm in two people talking, do you?"

Please join us for a reading of provocative and rich play by Dave Flebotte (writer on Boardwalk Empire and Desperate Housewives, among others).

 At 42, Dan has logged 23 years soldering transformers, when Linda joins him on the next bench over. It being her 41st birthday, they first connect over age worries, but soon stumble into a game of sharing sexual fantasies. While keeping their noses in their work, what begins as fun leads them into deeper emotional waters than either expect.

To reserve your complimentary tickets,
 please RSVP to

Seating is limited. Hope to see you there!
Ian Morgan 
Associate Artistic Director

FUCK TALK by Dave Flebotte 
Tuesday, December 11th at 7pm 
 Studio Theatre at Theatre Row 
 410 W 42nd St. New York, NY 10036 
 Fourth floor

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Why fashion designer Cynthia Rowley joined The New Group's The Good Mother- Check it out!