Daniel Jenkins Joins Cast of Separating the Men from the Bull Jan 28 - Feb 19

By: Dec. 31, 2005
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DANIEL JENKINS, who received a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of Huck in the 1985 production of Big River on Broadway, will join the cast of SEPARATING THE MEN FROM THE BULL, presented by the Unofficial New York Yale Cabaret, a new theatre company made up of Yale School of Drama graduates recently chosen as one of NYTheatre.com's "People of the Year" 2005.

SEPARATING THE MEN FROM THE BULL is written by MICHAEL HEINTZMAN and NEAL LERNER and will be directed by BECKY LONDON. In this original comedy, two actors portray various characters in seven inventive and insightful vignettes that expose the intricacies of male friendships. A unique, smart and silly romp through the trials and tribulations of being male. Show will run for 8 performances only over 4 consecutive weeks: Saturday, January 28th at 8 pm, Sunday January 29th at 7:00 pm, Thursday February 2nd at 7:00 pm, Saturday February 3rd at 8:00 pm, Friday February 10th at 8:00 pm, Saturday February 11th at 8:00 pm, Saturday February 18th at 8 pm and Sunday February 19th at 7 pm. All performances will be at the Laurie Beechman Theatre/WestBank Café, 407 W. 42nd St. at 9th Ave. $15 tickets can be purchased at www.Theatermania.com or by calling 212-352-3101. More information can be found at www.unyyc.org.

SEPARATING THE MEN FROM THE BULL was developed in workshops over the past four years, several of which were directed by JOHN RANDO, the Tony award-winning director of Urinetown, culminating in a critically acclaimed production at the Jungle Theatre in Minneapolis directed by Artistic Director, BAIN BOEHLKE. Talkin'Broadway.com had this to say about the production, "I laughed out loud and held my breath at tender moments. It's fragile and sweet, funny and sad. It's so original, you couldn't make it up if you tried; yet it rings true." One of the scenes from the show, "Shooting the Bulls," was a finalist in the 10-Minute Play Contest at the Actors' Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival.

Mr. Jenkin's other Broadway credits include Josh in Big, Cliff in Wrong Mountain, Prior in Angels in America and most recently Mark Twain/the voice of Huck in the Deaf West/Roundabout's revival of Big River, in addition to numerous Off -Broadway credits including Spinning into Butter at Lincoln Center, and NICKY SILVER'S Maiden's Prayer at the Vineyard Theatre. Mr. Jenkins starred in ROBERT ALTMAN'S film O.C. and Stiggs as O.C. and on TV appeared as Willie in The Caine Mutiny Court Marshall on CBS and Stringer in Tanner 88 on HBO with Cynthia Nixon.

Mr. Jenkins will be joined in this hilarious tour-de-force by co-author and actor NEAL LERNER. Mr. Lerner most recently performed Off-Broadway in A Mother, a Daughter and a Gun starring OLYMPIA DUKAKIS and Veanne Cox at Dodger Stages. Other credits include Julius Caesar at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Fuddy Meers by DAVID-LINDSAY-ABBAIRE at Manhattan Theatre Club, and Hurrah At Last by RICHARD GREENBERG at The Roundabout Theatre Company. Numerous television guest appearances include the upcoming It's All Relative, as well as Ed, Frasier, Third Watch, Ally McBeal, Seinfeld, Married With Children, Murphy Brown, Cheers and many others. Film credits include Boiler Room, Batman Returns, Demolition Man and And The Band Played On.

The Unofficial New York Yale Cabaret (UNYYC) is a new seasonal theatre company that provides an artistic home for Yale School of Drama graduates and their collaborators and has been featured nationally and internationally in publications such as The New York Times and The Star in Malaysia. UNYYC presents a different theatrical project every month, all in a fun environment serving food and drink, with the aim of showcasing rising talent to the New York community. UNYYC's new home at the West Bank Cafe has a historical connection. The West Bank Café is owned by Yale School of Drama alum Steve Olsen who opened the downstairs Laurie Beechman theatre in 1982 and provided a home for new YSD grads to showcase their talents, including then unknowns such as Chris Noth and Mark Linn-Baker. A young Yale Drama playwright named Lewis Black, who has since found fame on Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' and the comedy circuit, was the West Bank Café's first playwright-in-residence.




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