Alice Ripley to Star in CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS at New York Theatre Workshop, 11/13-12/30

De’adre Aziza performed at the Public Theatre and on Broadway in Passing Strange, for which she received a Tony nomination. Other credits include Doris to Darlene and Miracle at St. Anna.

Sumaya Bouhbal is making her off-Broadway debut. Television credits include “Umizoomi” “One Brand” on Nickelodeon.

K. Todd Freeman has appeared off-Broadway in The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures and Spunk at Public Theater and Uncle Tom’s Cabin at the Drama Department. He received a Tony nomination for his performance in The Song of Jacob Zulu.

Chris Henry performed in Romeo and Juliet and Servant of Two Masters at Yale Repertory Theatre. Other credits include “All My Children” on ABC and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Rachel Spencer Hewitt has worked internationally at the English Theatre of Vienna as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Other credits include Three Sisters, All’s Well That Ends Well and A Woman of No Importance.

Antwayn Hopper was featured on Broadway in the revival of Hair. Other credits include Up Here! at the Roundabout Theatre and “Bored to Death” on HBO.

Jonathan-David performed in the world premiere of A Civil War Christmas at Long Wharf Theater. Other credits include Iphigenia 2.0 at the Signature Theater, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” and “Numbers.”

Karen Kandel was last seen at NYTW in JoAnne Akalaitis’ Beckett Shorts. She has received multiple awards for her performance in Mabou Mines’ long running production of Peter and Wendy.

Sean Allan Krill most recently played Bernard in Boeing Boeing at Mason Street Warehouse. Other credits include The Brother/Sister Plays at the Public Theater, Hot L Baltimore at Steppenwolf Theatre and Mamma Mia on Broadway.

Alice Ripley is most well known for her Tony-winning performance in Next to Normal. Ms. Ripley also appeared on Broadway in Side Show, The Rocky Horror Show, James Joyce’s The Dead, and The Who’s Tommy.

Bob Stillman has been seen on Broadway in Grey Gardens, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, and Legs Diamond and in Dirty Blonde, which premiered at NYTW and for which he received a Tony Award nomination. Mr. Stillman has performed off-Broadway at the Public Theater, Cherry Lane Theatre and Lincoln Center Theatre.

The music supervision and arrangements for A Civil War Christmas are by Daryl Waters; the musical director is Andrew Resnick; scenic design is by James Schuette; costume design is by Toni Leslie James; lighting design is by Scott Zielinski; sound design is by Jill BC Du Boff; production stage manager is Lori Lundquist.

New York Theatre Workshop, now celebrating its 30th season, is a leading voice in the world of Off-Broadway and within the theatre community in New York and around the world. NYTW has emerged as a premiere incubator of important new theatre, honoring its mission to explore perspectives on our collective history and respond to the events and institutions that shape our lives. In addition, NYTW is known for its innovative adaptations of classic repertory. Each season, from its home in New York's East Village neighborhood, NYTW presents three to five new productions, over 80 readings, and numerous workshop productions, for over 45,000 audience members. Over the past 28 years, NYTW has developed and produced over 100 new, fully staged works, including Jonathan Larson's Rent, Tony Kushner's Slavs! and Homebody/Kabul, Doug Wright's Quills, Claudia Shear's Blown Sideways Through Life and Dirty Blonde, Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Valhalla, Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, Far Away, and A Number, Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s Aftermath, and Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher. The 2002 remounting of Martha Clarke's seminal work, Vienna: Lusthaus and subsequent American tour was one of the longest-running productions in NYTW's history. NYTW’s acclaimed productions of Once and Peter and the Starcatcher are currently enjoying Broadway runs, and Rent, which premiered at NYTW, is currently playing an off-Broadway revival. NYTW supports artists in all stages of their careers by maintaining a series of workshop programs including work-in-progress readings, summer residencies, and minority artist fellowships. In 1991, NYTW received an OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement and in 2000 was designated to be part of the Leading National Theatres Program by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The NYTW 2012-2013 season is dedicated to the memory of Joan Stein.

A Civil War Christmas will play at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, between second Avenue and Bowery. The regular performance schedule is Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00pm; Thursday and Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday at 2pm and 7pm. A Civil War Christmas runs through December 30. Tickets start at $70 and may be purchased online at www.ticketcentral.com, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or by phoning Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200. For exact dates and times of performance, visit www.nytw.org.

AfterWords post-performance audience discussions will follow the performances on November 14, 20, 27, December 11. There will be a special student matinee on Wednesday, November 21 at noon.

NYTW is pleased to make theatre accessible to everyone with its $20 CheapTix Sundays program. A dedicated number of tickets for Sunday evening performances at 7:00pm can be purchased in person at the NYTW Box Office for only $20. Tickets may be purchased in advance, payable in cash only and are available to all audience members.

NYTW also has $25 student tickets available for all performances. Student tickets may be purchased in advance from the NYTW Box Office with valid student identification.

In addition, NYTW offers discount ticket prices for adult and student groups of 10 or more. Please contact group sales at stephaniew@nytw.org.

The NYTW Box office is open 1:00pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

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