Austin Pendleton Stars in DELTA IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS OR MAYBE NOT
Boogla Nights Productions will present the World Premiere of June Daniel White's new comedy DELTA IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS or Maybe Not at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios from January 25th through February 10th. Directed by Michael Padden, the darkly romantic play stars beloved veteran actor Austin Pendleton as "God" with Ms. White as "Delta", Bob D'Haene (Lyle), Regina Gibson (Hollywood), Melissa Hurst (Bobbie), Joan Porter (Rosie) and Vincent Tacali (Tommy/Ralph).
Previews begin January 25th with the official opening on January 28th. Performances at Theatre 54/Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, continue through February 10th. The performance schedule is Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM, matinees Saturday at 2 PM andSunday at 3 PM. Seats at $25 are available via https://deltainthesky.brownpapertickets.com. Senior/Student discounts available at box office 30 minutes prior to curtain with valid ID.
Delta in the Sky with Diamonds or Maybe Not is an original, offbeat comedy about God, a woman, and love. Humans have had many imagined conversations with God. This is the conversation God was waiting to have. He was waiting for Delta...a feisty, big-hearted woman who has a lot to teach the Almighty.
Michael Padden directed The Cleaners (Sam French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival), Zurich, NY (ETG); Barn, Sex and Death in London (Rising Phoenix Repertory Theatre); and Open (New Gorges Wintry Mix). He has been Assistant Director on Hit the Wall (Eric Hoff, Barrow Street Theater); The House of Blue Leaves (David Cromer, Broadway, Walter Kerr); When the Rain Stops Falling (David Cromer, Lincoln Center Theater); Brighton Beach Memoirs (David Cromer, Broadway.)
Austin Pendleton (God) made his New York debut in Oh Dad, Poor Dad... and his Broadway debut as Motel the tailor in the original cast of Fiddler on the Roof. Both of these productions were directed by Jerome Robbins. After that he appeared in Hail Scrawdyke (on Broadway, directed by Alan Arkin) for which he won the Clarence Derwent Award and The Little Foxes (at Lincoln Center, directed by Mike Nichols), and won an Obie playing the title role in the musical The Last Sweet Days of Isaac. Other Broadway appearances include Doubles and The Diary of Anne Frank (with Natalie Portman). Austin has directed extensively on, off, and off-off Broadway, around the country, and at The National Theatre of Great Britain. On Broadway he directed The Little Foxes starring Elizabeth Taylor, for which he was nominated for a Tony. He has appeared in over 250 movies, and played recurring roles on TV in Oz, Homicide, and Law and Order among others.
June Daniel White (Playwright and Delta) appeared as Jessie in 'Night Mother at the Seattle Rep, Steffy in I Ought To Be In Pictures at Barter Theatre in Virginia, Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and Woman in Death of A Salesman both at Actors Theater of Louisville. In Los Angeles, she played Popeye in The Miss Firecracker Contest, Lacey Rollins in The Lucky Spot at the Hyperion and Truvy in Steel Magnolias at the Odyssey. On television, she co-starred in Johnny Bago on CBS. She has done stand-up comedy in New York at The Comic Strip and in Los Angeles at Igby's, The Comedy Store and The Ice House, among others. As a singer, she performed with her own band, "Fever" in clubs in New York and L.A. June's one woman show, We Love You But No! and her play Things From The Ocean were developed at the Playwrights Unit at HB Studio. June appeared in We Love You But No! directed by Austin Pendleton at the Kraine Theatre in New York City. She is a member of the Playwrights/Directors Workshop at Actors Studio.
Bob D'Haene (Lyle) has appeared in Baghdaddy (St. Lukes Theatre & The Actor's Temple), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick/South Brooklyn Shakespeare), MacBeth(MacBeth/Expanded Arts), Roote (The Hot House/Columbia), TV/Film: Six Degrees of Murder, Evil Lives Here, Your World Too. Directing credits include: Richard II (Off-Broadway), MacBeth(Off-Off Broadway), The Laramie Project (Fairleigh Dickinson).
Regina Gibson (Hollywood) Recent NYC credits: Leah in Leah, the Forsaken(Metropolitan Playhouse), The Golden Bride (National Yiddish Opera Folksbiene), Science Fair(ArsNova ANT), Welfare Lady (Nylon Fusion), Antigone (Columbia). Regional: Lathem Prince(DC Capital Festival), As You Like It (Connecticut Shakespeare) Charlotte's Web(Theatreworks/USA). Film: Spiders (Cannes Festival) She stars as Amelia in her comedy series, Honestly, Ameli.
Melissa Hurst (Bobbie) has appeared in UTILITY (The Amoralists at Rattlestick, LEAH, THE FORSAKEN (Metropolitan Playhouse), ONE NECK (Atlantic Theatre Company), THE HOUSEGUESTS (Obie Award, Best Play), DARK RIDE (Soho Rep), SHE GOT OFF THE COUCH(Dixon Place), CAUSE CELEB! (Joe's Pub). FILM/TV: Law and Order, Guiding Light, Goldstar, Ohio.
Joan Porter (Rosie) appeared on Broadway in The Inspector General and Off- Broadway in Everyday A Visitor, Suddenly Last Summer, The Glass Menagerie, Blues for Mr Charlie, Heaven Knows, the annual C-10 festival 2,3,4,5 and many more. TV: Chicago Med, Amy Schumer Show, Louie, Law and Order, Law and Order C.I., The Third Watch, Ryan's Hope, etc. Film: Rickie And The Flash, We Are Unsatisfied, Brooklyn, Victoriana, The Front, Law and Disorder.
Vincent Ticali (Tommy/Ralph) has most recently been seen in the TheatreLab original musicals, 21 Short Plays and Speaking to the Dead, One Way Ticket (TADA!) and Private Eyes (JCity Theater). His films includes The Perfect Murder, A Crime to Remember, Hack My Life and the web-series, The Crew.
Brooke Van Hensbergen (The Witch on St. Elmora's Street/Access Theatre) will design the sets; with Johanna Pan (Bye Bye Birdie/Barrington Stage Company) designing costumes;Kate McGee designing lighting and Lee Kenney as Sound designer (Can You Forgive Her(Vineyard). Jessica Mcilquham is Production Stage Manager and Kat Norton is Stage Manager.
Delta in the Sky With Diamonds or Maybe Not runs approximately one hour and 45 minutes without intermission.
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