PROJECT SHAW Moves to Symphony Space; Richard Easton, Michael Cumpsty and Alison Fraser to Star in DON JUAN IN HELL!
Following eight sold-out years of readings at The Players Club in Gramercy Park, Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Artistic Director, David Staller, is proud to announce that its new home for Shaw and his contemporaries will now be at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.).
The debut Shaw play to inaugurate Project Shaw's new home will be Shaw's Don Juan in Hell on Monday, October 28 at 7pm. Directed by David Staller, Don Juan in Hell stars Tony Award winner Richard Easton (The Statue), Tony Award nominees Michael Cumpsty (The Devil) and Alison Fraser (Dona Ana) with Max Gordon Moore (Don Juan). The evening is hosted by Robert Osborne of Turner Classic Movies. There will be special performances by Tony Award winner George S. Irving and Tony Award nominee Charlotte Rae, with Beth Ertz on the piano.
Don Juan in Hell: This infamous dream scene from Shaw's epic comedy Man and Superman (which Staller directed last year at Irish Rep) offers a quartet of characters exploring the notion of where to spend eternity: Heaven or Hell. They entice each other with opposing points of view in this language-rich highly prized Shavian play-within-a-play, which is inspired by Mozart's Don Giovanni.
"After eight wonderful years at The Players," said Staller, "we've been lured to the Upper West Side by one of this country's premier performing arts spaces - Symphony Space. We're all looking forward to what is sure to be a perfect partnership."
Project Shaw events for 2013 have also been announced and include Candida (November 25); The Devil's Disciple (December 16), Arms and the Man (January 27); The Philanderer (February 24); St. Patrick's Day Gala (March 17); An Oscar Wilde Evening (April 14), Heartbreak House (May 12), Getting Married (June 23), A 'Super Shaw' Evening (July 28), Village Wooing (September 29), An Ibsen Evening (October 27), The Millionairess (November 24) Major Barbara (December 22).
Now in its eighth year, Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw made history in December 2009 as the first company ever to present performances of every one of Shaw's 65 plays (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches). GTG now presents an annual festival, SHAW NEW YORK, which includes a fully-mounted Shaw play. Its current festival boasts Shaw's You Never Can Tell as a co-production with The Pearl Theatre Company, which runs until October 13.
Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre space accommodates 170 patrons and is completely disabled accessible. Symphony Space is located in Manhattan at 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street). Tickets, priced $30, are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or online at www.symphonyspace.org.
For more information about Project Shaw and the Gingold Theatrical Group contact David Staller at 212-355-7823 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.projectshaw.com.