Carson Elrod News

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

CSC Extends THE HEIR APPARENT Through 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced today that its acclaimed production of David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, adapted from the play by Jean-Francois Regnard, will extend through Sunday, May 11 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by John Rando, THE HEIR APPARENT features Suzanne Bertish (Madame Argante), Carson Elrod (Crispin), Claire Karpen (Lisette), Amelia Pedlow (Isabelle), David Pittu (Scruple), Dave Quay (Eraste) and Paxton Whitehead (Geronte). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ives' Verse Play THE HEIR APPARENT is Divinely Silly
by Michael Dale - Apr 09, 2014

David Ives' new version of Regnard 1708 French comedy is written in nimbly penned rhyming couplets. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE and NATASHA, PIERRE... Lead 2014 Lortel Awards Nominations for Off-Broadway; Full List!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 01, 2014

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories and one special award for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00pm EST, and hosted by acclaimed husband and wife actors and comedians, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. This year's event will once again benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Karen Mason, Alexandra Silber & More Set for Red Bull Theater's HAPPY END Concert Reading, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Today, Red Bull Theater announced the cast for their Staged Concert Reading of Happy End, the musical by Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill, translated by Michael Feingold: Nancy Anderson, J. Bernard Calloway, Carson Elrod, Steven Eng, Tom Hewitt, Matthew Maher, Karen Mason, Martin Moran, Alexandra Silber, Price Waldman, Kristine Zbornik, Chip Zien, and more to be announced. Happy End will be directed by Leigh Silverman with music direction by James Cunningham and will take place Monday March 17th at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets. (more...)

Mara Wilson and Jenny Jaffe Co-Host NYU's UltraViolet Live 2014 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

ULTRAVIOLET LIVE [UVL] is a New York University tradition showcasing the best of NYU student talent. Preliminary rounds are hosted across the university's campuses in New York, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi and the best 15 acts compete live at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. UVL, sponsored by the Inter-Residence Hall Council [IRHC] and Tisch Alumni Relations, is now in its eleventh year. (more...)

Mara Wilson and Jenny Jaffe to Co-Host NYU's UltraViolet Live 2014, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

ULTRAVIOLET LIVE [UVL] is a New York University tradition showcasing the best of NYU student talent. Preliminary rounds are hosted across the university's campuses in New York, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi and the best 15 acts compete live at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. UVL, sponsored by the Inter-Residence Hall Council [IRHC] and Tisch Alumni Relations, is now in its eleventh year. (more...)

Suzanne Bertish, Carson Elrod, Claire Karpen & More to Lead CSC's THE HEIR APPARENT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, adapted from the play by Jean-Francois Regnard, beginning performances Friday, March 28 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by John Rando, THE HEIR APPARENT will feature Suzanne Bertish (Madame Argante), Carson Elrod (Crispin), Claire Karpen (Lisette), Amelia Pedlow (Isabelle), David Pittu (Scruple), Dave Quay (Eraste) and Paxton Whitehead (Geronte). The official press opening for THE HEIR APPARENT is Wednesday, April 9. The production will play at limited engagement through Sunday, May 4. (more...)

Arnie Burton & Robert Sella to Star in Red Bull's THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP; Performances Begin 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Red Bull Theater will present the 30th Anniversary Revival of Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep, starring Arnie Burton and Robert Sella, directed by Everett Quinton. The Mystery of Irma Vep will have scenic design by John Arnone, costume design by Ramona Ponce, lighting design by Peter West, and sound design by Brandon Wolcott. (more...)

Finn Wittrock, David Schramm & More Set for HOLIDAY Staged Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

The Acting Company presents a benefit staged reading of Holiday by Philip Barry at 7 pm tonight, Monday, December 16 at the Mainstage Theater (at Playwrights Horizons), 416 West 42nd Street (9th-10th Avenues). (more...)

Finn Wittrock, David Schramm & More Set for HOLIDAY Staged Reading, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

The Acting Company will present a benefit staged reading of Holiday by Philip Barry at 7 pm on Monday, December 16 at the Mainstage Theater (at Playwrights Horizons), 416 West 42nd Street (9th-10th Avenues). The performance-starring Acting Company Founding Member David Schramm (Finian's Rainbow, TV's Wings), Carson Elrod (Peter and the Starcatcher, Noises Off), Andrew Hovelson (Lucky Guy, Enemy of the People), Liv Rooth (Venus in Fur, Born Yesterday, Is He Dead?), Danielle Skraastad (All My Sons), Brendan Titley (Macbeth), Finn Wittrock (Death of a Salesman), Acting Company Alum Georgia Cohen, David Quay and Victoria Mack-will be followed by a reception with the cast and director,Janet Zarish, Head of Acting, Graduate Acting Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and an Acting Company Alumna. Tickets @ $35 and $60 (Patron) are available from 212-258-3111. (more...)

LOOT & THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP Set for Red Bull Theater's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2013

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) will present their Tenth Anniversary Season at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theater, including Off Broadway revivals of modern classics by the iconoclastic Joe Orton and Charles Ludlam - writing in the tradition of Marlowe and Aristophanes - alongside Revelation Readings of Jacobean gems such as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore and The Roaring Girl, and of rarities like the American Premiere of Nabokov's Tragedy of Mr. Morn, Brecht & Weill's musical Happy End, and Thornton Wilder's Alcestiad, offering something for every lover of classic theater to relish. (more...)

Review - Public Works' THE TEMPEST Celebrates New York Community
by Michael Dale - Sep 08, 2013

With a cast of over 200 combining professionals and clients from the city's social service organizations, The Tempest rejoices in New York's cultural diversity. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for THE WEEKEND, Starring Lind, Elrod, Gray & More
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

FilmBuff and Sunnyside Films announce the release of feel-good summer comedy THE WEEKEND, directed by Brian Avers (whose acting credits include Rock N' Roll, Lieutenant of Inishmore, King Lear and recent hit premiere The Explorer's Club at MTC), and featuring a cast of celebrated young New York actors including Heather Lind (The Merchant of Venice, Pygmalion), Carson Elrod (The Explorer's Club, All in the Timing, Peter & the Starcatcher), Bhavesh Patel (War Horse), Vayu O'Donnell (Man and Boy, Golden Boy), Amber Gray (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), and more. Click below to watch the trailer! (more...)

Photo Flash: Stills from THE WEEKEND Movie, Feat. Lind, Elrod, Patel, O'Donnell, Gray and More
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

FilmBuff and Sunnyside Films announce the release of feel-good summer comedy THE WEEKEND, directed by Brian Avers (whose acting credits include Rock N' Roll, Lieutenant of Inishmore, King Lear and recent hit premiere The Explorer's Club at MTC), and featuring a cast of celebrated young New York actors including Heather Lind (The Merchant of Venice, Pygmalion), Carson Elrod (The Explorer's Club, All in the Timing, Peter & the Starcatcher), Bhavesh Patel (War Horse), Vayu O'Donnell (Man and Boy, Golden Boy), Amber Gray (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), and more. Scroll down for stills from the film! (more...)

Brian Avers Directs THE WEEKEND Film, Feat. Heather Lind and More
by Movies News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

FilmBuff and Sunnyside Films announce the release of feel-good summer comedy THE WEEKEND, directed by Brian Avers (whose acting credits include Rock N' Roll, Lieutenant of Inishmore, King Lear and recent hit premiere The Explorer's Club at MTC), and featuring a cast of celebrated young New York actors including Heather Lind (The Merchant of Venice, Pygmalion), Carson Elrod (The Explorer's Club, All in the Timing, Peter & the Starcatcher), Bhavesh Patel (War Horse), Vayu O'Donnell (Man and Boy, Golden Boy), Amber Gray (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), and more! (more...)

Laura Benanti, Norm Lewis & More to Lead The Public Theater's Musical Adaptation of THE TEMPEST at Delacorte Theater, 9/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2013

The Public Theater announced today that Todd Almond (Ariel), Laura Benanti (Goddess), Carson Elrod (Caliban), Jeff Hiller (Trinculo), Norm Lewis (Prospero), and Jacob Ming-Trent (Stephano) have been cast in the free, original musical adaptation of THE TEMPEST, part of The Public's groundbreaking new initiative for community-based theater, PUBLIC WORKS. Directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Almond, and choreography by Chase Brock, THE TEMPEST will run September 6 through September 8 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

MTC's THE EXPLORERS CLUB Begins Final Two Weeks Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's critically acclaimed production of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the world premiere comedy by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin, directed by Marc Bruni, begins its final two weeks of performances tonight at 7 PM at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The extended engagement will play its final performance on Sunday, August 4. On that date, the production will have played 26 preview performances and 54 regular performances. (more...)

BWW Interview: David Furr's Expedition to Laughter
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 10, 2013

David Furr is the stuffy club president in The Explorers Club, a shot of Marx Brothers and a dash of Monty Python, served over the top. (more...)

Review Roundup: MTC's THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by Review Roundups - Jun 21, 2013

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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