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CAST

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KATE LOPREST* (Penny Talley) NY CREDITS: BROADWAY: First Date (Allison) OBC, Hairspray (Amber), Wonderland, Xanadu, Drowsy Chaperone. TOUR: Wicked (Glinda/Nessarose u/s) Chicago Company; Little House on the Prairie (Nellie Oleson). REGIONAL: White Christmas (“Betty” – Ogunquit Playhouse); Engagements (“Allison” – Barrington Stage); Showboat (“Ellie” – Dallas Opera and Washington National Opera). TV/FILM: “Boardwalk Empire” (Corrine), “I Love You…But I Lied”, “Running Wilde”, “All My Children”. Thanks to Dick, Chuck, and McCorkle. GO BLUE! www.KateLoprest.com

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ALEXIS BRONKOVIC* (Ruth Weebenson). NY CREDITS: OFF-BROADWAY: Debut. NY Theatre: Tiny Geniuses (Fringe NYC, HERE). REGIONAL: Born Yesterday (“Billie Dawn”-Guthrie), Amadeus (Maltz Jupiter), I Capture The Castle (Signature Theatre). Humana Festival: Post Wave Spectacular, Heist!. Actors Theatre of Louisville: The Laramie Project, Dracula. FILM: Oleander, Julia. TV: Younger, Rainbow Ruthie, The Affair, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods. Actor’s Theatre of Louisville Apprentice Alumnus. BA Theatre, Marymount Manhattan College.

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JOHN PATRICK HAYDEN* (Ray Talley). NY CREDITS: BROADWAY: Tartuffe (Roundabout) OFF-BROADWAY: Fly (Lincoln Center), Fifth Column (Mint.) REGIONAL: Born Yesterday (Guthrie), Death of a Salesman, Other Desert Cities (Denver Center), Hedda Gabler (Hartford Stage), Other Desert Cities (Pittsburgh Public), Misanthrope (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), Hamlet (Northern Stage). TV: Daredevil, Land Of the Outlaws, Younger, Blue Bloods, Mercy, FILM: Brightest Star, Shadowboxing, Ying-Yang. Love to Fire Tiger.

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JoANNA RHINEHART* (Khaki Owen). NY CREDITS: In White America (New Federal Theatre- 2016 Audelco Award/ Best Revival), Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Dir; Estelle Parsons, The Actors Studio-2016), Sex w Strangers by Laura Eason, Hurt Village by Katori Hall. TV: Blindspot, Elementary, The Following, Damages. FILM: Hold On (2017 Sundance/ Christine Turner), Double Negative (Best Actor- 2015/ Brian Dilg) The Actors Studio/ Member – SAG-AFTRA/AEA – http://www.Joannarhinehart.biz

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BILL TATUM* (Fred Packard). NY CREDITS: In White America, (top ten in Deadline, 2015). Court Marshall At Fort Devins (New Federal Theatre), The Chosen Wife (Altered Stages), Jeffery Sweet’s Bluff (78th Street Theatre Lab), Who Killed Jonny Hanson (ATA, Jean Dalrymple Award), Angel Wings by Murray Schisgal (Neighborhood Playhouse), The Last Girl Singer by Deborah Grace Winer (Woman’s Project), Stormbound and Fair Weather Friends (Playwrights Horizons). (Oldcastle Theatre – 18 seasons) REGIONAL: The Subject was Roses and Sylvia ( Dorset Theatre, Vermont). Moon Over Buffalo, Mary, Mary (Cape May Stage) TV: As The World Turns, Law and Order, The Office Party and On the Water. NY actor and proud member of AEA for 43 years. Member of The Workshop Theater Co.

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CHRIS THORN* (Mungo Talley). NY CREDITS: Three seasons with The Acting Company and Pig Iron Theater’s Twelfth Night. REGIONAL: Barrington Stage, Hartford Theaterworks, Delaware Theater Company, CATF, and The Guthrie. TRAINING: LAMDA, Boston University, and Wynn Handman.

*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
Equity approved Showcase

CREATIVE TEAM

DICK BRUKENFELD (Playwright) wrote Blind Angels, about a news reporter who finds that his Yale room-mate is planning a terrorist attack in N.Y.C., which Theater for the New City premiered in 2014. His Extenuating Circumstances, America-China, the first incident was done at Perry Street Theatre. WHDH-TV Boston premiered his one-act farce Big Game and his screenplay “Domino” was optioned by David Dretzin. A former theatre critic for the Village Voice, he directed several comedies in the downtown theater, including The Underpants at Perry Street and The Snob in a production at Circle Rep.

CHARLES MARYAN (Director) NY CREDITS: OFF-BROADWAY: premiere of Ira Levin’s Cantorial, New York 1937, Mercy Street, First Week in Bogota, The Last Girl Singer, The Aunts, The World of Wallowich, Algonquin Sampler, a Literary Revue and the 50th Anniversary production of In White America (New Federal Theater) which won the Audelco Award for Best Revival. He directed Murray Schisgal’s The Typist and the Tiger on London’s West End, plus a multitude of plays and contemporary operas across America.

BRIANNA POH (Production Stage Manager) NY CREDITS: Take One (FringeNYC),  Wayward (LSTFI), The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen (Somerled Arts), Billy and Ray (101 Productions), Empire the Musical (Bespoke Theatricals), and more. FILM: The Greatest Showman (20th Century Fox). OTHER: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, CFDA Awards, American Theatre Wing Gala, and other work in dance, fashion and opera.

ATKIN PACE (Set Designer) NY CREDITS: BROADWAY: Asst. Set designer for Leap of Faith, Young Frankenstein, The Producers, The Lion Kingto name a few. He has been Associate or Assistant Designer on over 40 Broadway shows and Principle Designer on another two. Also has designed many Off-Broadway and Regional Shows. Currently teaches Scene Design and Drafting for the Theatre at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Purchase College, SUNY.

JAMIE RODERICK (Lighting Designer) NY CREDITS: OFF-BROADWAY: The Woodsman (New World Stages, PBS’s Theater Close Up), A Dog Story, Ken Davenport’s That Bachelorette Show, My Big Gay Italian MidLife Crisis, Liberty: A Monumental New Musical.  Regional: The Bikinis! – A New Musical Beach Party (Long Wharf Theatre, Riverside Theatre), Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Sound), Billy Eliot (Ocean State Theatre Company). Recent credits include: Kerrigan and Lowdermilk’s The Bad Years. Resident Lighting Designer: Broken Box Mime Theatre.  JamieRoderick.com

CHARLES GROSS (Music Supervisor) has written music for films, television and theatre. NY MUSIC CREDITS: music for Richard III (with Al Pacino) , King Lear(New York Shakespeare Festival), The Blacks, The Great White Hope and various scores for Arena Stage in Washington. FILM SCORES: Robert Frost, A Lover’s Quarrel With The World (which won an Academy Award for the Best Feature Documentary), The Group, Country, Air America, The Great White Hope and Burt Lancaster’s Valdez is Coming. TV SCORES: He has written music for more than 50 TV movies and mini-series, receiving an Emmy for his score to Rodeo Red and the Runaway. He wrote the music for The Dain Curse, Teacher, Teacher (another Emmy Award winning show), as well as scores for the series Call To Glory, N.Y.P.D., and Nurse. His other scores include the notable Burning Bed (starring Farah Fawcett)

KATE MULHAUSER (Props Master). NY CREDITS: BROADWAY: Pippin (Props Artisan) (2013 revival). OFF-BROADWAY: Office Politics (Long View Theatre Company). REGIONAL: A Little Night Music (Manhattan School of Music), Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike (Set Designer) (Half Moon Theatre Company). TV: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (2012-2016). FILM: The Unpardonable Night (Becoming Jade Films). @lifeisprops BFA-CCM

MARIA OZMEN (Costumer) NY CREDITS: Costume Design: On dine (MadArt Creative), Inner Reaches: Year I (MadArt Creative), The Minstrel Show (The Weasel Festival), 10 Days in a Madhouse (Strangemen & Co.) Asst. Costume Design: Martha Graham Dance Company, Judd Greenstein’s A Marvelous Order, An Opera About Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs (New Amsterdam Records & 3-Legged Dog), In The Secret Sea (Frankel Green), Oculto Manor (Anheuser -Busch), Costume Design Assistant: Caf e Society (Woody Allen) Based in NYC since 2012, Maria has worked with fabulous casts and production teams in theater, opera, dance and film and is thrilled to join this production of THE BIG BROADCAST.

Writer Dick Brukenfeld
Director Chuck Maryan
Company Manager J. Alan Hanna
Production Stage Manager Brianna Poh
Assistant Stage Manager Olivia Rose Mancini
Set Designer Atkin Pace
Lighting Design Jamie Roderick
Sound Design Charles Gross
Props & Set Dressing Kate Mulhauser
Costume Designer Maria Ozmen
Set build Mark Marcante & Lytza Colon
Wardrobe Supervisor
Crew
Casting McCorkle Casting
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