DATE OF A LIFETIME to Run 3/6-4/6 at NJ Rep

It's a jungle out there! Finding a soul mate can be an exhausting experience for lonely hearts looking for love in all the wrong places. But for Marvin and Katie, it's kismet when their eyes first meet at a speed dating event. During their brief time together, they imagine what their lives would be like if they allowed this momentary encounter to evolve to the next level. Their decisions may determine their entire future and whether this will turn out to be a date from hell or a date of a lifetime.

New Jersey Repertory Company is proud to present the new musical "Date of a Lifetime" with book and lyrics by Carl Kissin and music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr., produced in association with Hat on a Hat, LLC, March 6 through April 6, 2014 at 179 Broadway in Long Branch. Marlo Hunter is the Director & Choreographer and Daniel Rein is the Musical Director.

Marlo Hunter (Director & Choreographer) is the winner of the 2013 Callaway Award for Excellence in Choreography for her work on Carner & Gregor's "Unlock'd" which she directed and choreographed at The Duke on 42nd Street for Prospect Theater Company. Recent: Director & Choreographer of Adam Overett's "My Life is a Musical", presented as a Developmental Lab (Perry Street Theatricals, Cheryl Weisenfeld, Patrick Blake, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino) at The Duke Theater. Director, "Island Song" (Words by Sam Carner, Music by Derek Gregor, Story by Sam Carner, Derek Gregor and Marlo Hunter) at the Bloomington Playwrights Project. Associate Choreographer on The Public Theater's "Much Ado About Nothing" for the Mobile Unit (Chase Brock, Choreographer; Associate Choreographer, Roundabout Theatre's revival of "Picnic" (Chase Brock, choreographer; Sam Gold, director).

In 2008, looking to push the boundaries of site-specific and full-sensory theater, she founded "Eating Their Words" through which she pairs prominent playwrights and seasoned chefs for an unprecedented artistic collaboration, resulting in an evening of three world-premiere plays, coupled with the bespoke menu they inspired. Through "ETW", Marlo has commissioned and directed new plays by Neil LaBute, Douglas Carter Beane, Theresa Rebeck, David Grimm, Annie Baker, Brooke Berman, Amy Herzog, Keith Reddin, Beau Willimon, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Sam Forman, Rob Ackerman, Sarah Treem and Steven Levenson She was recently appointed to the inaugural Artistic Advisory Board of "Encores! Off-Center". Other credits include Broadway: "The Music Man" (SDC Observer, mentored by Susan Stroman). Off-Broadway & Regional: Director, "A Lasting Impression" by Zoe Sarnak (The 4th Street Theater); choreographer, "Spirits of Exit Eleven" by Michael Puzzo (The Lion Theater, Theatre Row); Charles Grodin's "The Right Kind of People" (Assistant Director, Primary Stages); director, "Men Are Pigs" (Theatre Row, Living Image Arts). Regional: choreography for "Travesties" (Long Wharf & Williamstown, Gregory Boyd, director); choreography, "Diva Diaries" (Tampa Bay PAC, Broward Center, Chicago's Lakeshore Theatre); director/choreographer, "Falsettoland", director (Williamston Directing Corp.); original choreography for Alfred Uhry's "Without Walls" (and assistant director, Williamstown). Additional New York Credits: choreographer, "Songs for a New World" (Chernuchin); director "Rob" by Sam Forman, 508 by Amy Herzog (EST, Youngblood's Thicker than Water festival); choreographer, "The Rockae" (Prospect, NYMF); director, "Senor Jay's Tango Palace" by Sharyn Rothstein (Vital); director & choreographer, "A Time to be Born" (Lucille Lortel Theatre, Fringe); director & choreographer, "Swimming Upstream", Music by Marshall Pailet (Fringe). Film: choreography consultant, "Faster" (documentary) directed by Robert Mac.




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