Star-Studded OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY Begins Tonight at Long Wharf Theatre

Star-Studded OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY Begins Tonight at Long Wharf TheatreLong Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present Other People's Money, by Jerry Sterner, directed by Marc Bruni from tonight, November 23, through December 18 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Theatre. The press opening takes place on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.

The cast includes Edward James Hyland (Jorgenson), Jordan Lage (Garfinkle), Liv Rooth (Kate), Steve Routman (Coles), and Karen Ziemba (Bea).

Hyland has appeared on Broadway six times, most recently in Machinal and Arcadia. Jordan Lage recently appeared in Long Wharf Theatre's production of Ride the Tiger as Sam Giancana and is a founding member of Atlantic Theater Company, appearing in over 100 productions there. He has appeared on Broadway, and is a leading interpreter and teacher of the works of David Mamet. Rooth is familiar to Connecticut audiences appearing at Westport Country Playhouse, Hartford Stage, and Theatreworks. Her Broadway credits include Venus in Fur, Born Yesterday, and Is He Dead? Steve Routman has appeared in Our Town, The Second Mrs. Wilson, and The Underpants at Long Wharf Theatre. A Broadway veteran, he has also appeared in films directed by the Coen Brothers and Martin Scorcese. Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba appeared at Long Wharf in Sylvia. Her recent Broadway credits include Bullets Over Broadway and Curtains.

The creative team includes Lee Savage (set design), Anita Yavich (costume design), David Lander (lighting design), Brian Ronan (sound design), Peter Wolf (stage manager), and Calleri Casting (casting.)

Larry 'The Liquidator' Garfinkle is a donut-chomping, fast-talking Wall Street takeover artist, and if you are running a business, he's the last person you want to darken your door. When he goes crazy over New England Wire and Cable's undervalued stock, it's up to Kate, a brilliant young lawyer, to stop him from gutting the company. Can she save her hometown's venerable factory from a gleeful corporate shark? Or should she?

"It's an entertainment about an attempt to purchase a company by a greedy Wall Street businessman. He uses the wiliest of techniques to acquire a wire and cable company in Rhode Island. It's a prescient piece of theatre, anticipating the corporate takeovers of the 2000s," Edelstein said.

Other People's Money opened in February 1989 at the Minetta Lane Theater and ran for over 900 performances, becoming a darling of the Wall Street and business communities. The play then embarked on a national tour and was adapted into a film starring Danny DeVito.

Playwright Jerry Sterner was born in Bronx in 1938. After a successful career in real estate, Sterner became a writer full time in 1980. In a 1991 interview with the Christian Science Monitor, Sterner said the play was based on a real estate transaction he was personally involved in. He purchased stock in a successful company that manufactured nuts and bolts. His stock quickly lost value and he sold to a corporate raider. A year later, while vacationing with his family, he visited the company. It had been closed and used as a tax write off. The surrounding community was decimated. "I asked myself, are we as a nation better for this corporate restructuring," Sterner told the Christian Science Monitor. "(Other People's Money) does ask questions we need to ask ... what place does a manmade device like business hold in our society? Is business here to satisfy the needs of its citizenry or are we here to serve the needs of business?"

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 203-787-4282 or visit longwharf.org.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Edward James Hyland

Jorgenson

Edward is proud to debut at Long Wharf as Andrew Jorgenson. Broadway: Machinal, Arcadia, Man Who Had All the Luck, Festen, The Price, Ah! Wilderness. Off-Broadway: Troilus & Cressida (Delacorte Theatre), A Better Place, Under My Skin, Big Doolie, Juno and the Paycock. Regional: Othello, Electra, Harry's Friendly Service, Oedipus the King, The Tempest, Mary Stuart, and Much Ado About Nothing (Pittsburgh Public) . Hamlet (CT Critics Award Best Supporting Actor), I Ain't Ya Uncle (Hartford Stage Company). Invisible Man (The Huntington Theatre Company and Studio Theatre - D.C., Helen Hayes Award- Best Ensemble), White Christmas, To Kill A Mockingbird (Paper Mill Playhouse) The Heavens Are Hung in Black (The Ford's Theatre); Passion Play, Theophilus North (Arena Stage); Macbeth (Shakespeare Theatre of D. C.); Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Huntington Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Missouri Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Hartford Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, among others. Film/TV: "Café Society," Stephen Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies," "Three Days In August," "True Story," "The Happening," "The Caller," "Asylum Seekers," "The Next Big Thing," "Cradle Will Rock," "Mr. Robot", "The Leftovers," "Political Animals," "Boardwalk Empire," "Law & Order," "Gossip Girl," "Guiding Light," "One Life To Live," among others.

Jordan Lage

Garfinkle

Jordan Lage was last seen at Long Wharf Theatre in William Mastrosimone's RIDE THE TIGER, directed by Gordon Edelstein. Jordan received a CT Critics Circle Award nomination for his performance. He is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company, based in New York City and has performed in numerous productions of David Mamet's plays at Atlantic, on Broadway, and regionally, among them The Blue Hour, American Buffalo, The Woods, Edmond, Mamet's adaptation of Three Sisters, The Water Engine, Keep Your Pantheon, and Ghost Stories (Prairie du Chien). On Broadway, he has appeared in the TONY Award-winning revival of Our Town, Gore Vidal's The Best Man (2000), Inherit the Wind, and the Mamet plays The Old Neighborhood, the TONY-winning revival of Glengarry Glen Ross (2005), Speed-the-Plow, and Race. He shared a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble for his work in the 2005 Broadway revival of Glengarry Glen Ross. Jordan has worked extensively in film - working with acclaimed directors such as Oliver Stone, Sydney Pollack, Barry Levinson, Ridley Scott, Philip Noyce, Jonathan Glazer, Michael Ritchie, and David Mamet - and television, recurring on "Law & Order," "All My Children", "Oz," "Damages," "Boardwalk Empire," and most recently "Madam Secretary" and "The Path." Other recent television include "Taken," "Elementary," and "Law & Order: SVU." He is on faculty at the Atlantic Theater Acting School in Chelsea.

Liv Rooth

Kate

Broadway: Venus In Fur, Born Yesterday, Is He Dead? Off-Broadway: Nice Girl (LAByrinth), Lives Of The Saints and All In The Timing (Primary Stages), Blood and Gifts (Lincoln Center Theater), Desire and Jane Eyre (The Acting Company), Beyond Therapy (TACT), Wife to James Whelan (Mint), Women Beware Women (Red Bull), The Obstruction Plays (Slant Theater Project), A Doll's House (Studio

Tisch). Regional Theater: Nora, Suddenly Last Summer, and Loot (WestportCountry Playhouse), Venus In Fur (Hartford TheaterWorks), Noises Off (Hartford Stage), Surf Report (La Jolla Playhouse), Boeing-Boeing (Old Globe and Dorset Theater Festival), Much Ado About Nothing (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival). Upcoming: Cry It Out (Actors Theater of Louisville, Humana Festival of New American Plays.) TV/Film: "The Bleeder," "The Good Wife," "Person Of Interest," "Elementary," "Hank Boyd Is Dead, The Wrong Girl." Training: MFA, NYU Graduate Acting (Marcia Gay Harden Scholarship). BA: Dartmouth.

Steve Routman

Coles

Long Wharf Theatre: The Second Mrs. Wilson, The Underpants, Our Town. Steve has also performed with the New Haven Symphony in A Survivor from Warsaw. He made his Broadway debut in Broadway directed by the legendary George Abbott. Other NYC work includes La Bete (dir. Matthew Warchus); The Shaggs (Playwrights Horizons); Fiorello!, Pipe Dream (Encores!); The Glass Blowers (NYCO); Much Ado About Nothing, Love's Labors Lost (NYSF). He has appeared in "BrainDead," "The Blacklist," "Madoff," "The Mysteries of Laura," HBO's "Vinyl," Café Society, Wolf of Wall Street, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Bourne Legacy, I Don't Know How She Does It, "Boardwalk Empire," "The Good Wife," "Law & Order: SVU/CI." Regionally he has performed in Shakespeare, Chekhov, Feydeau, Odets, Guare, Stoppard, Coward and numerous musicals in over 35 theaters across the country. He is a proud graduate of Northwestern University and the BMI workshop with composer Joy Son (Harrington Award).

Karen Ziemba

Bea

Karen received the Tony Award, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Award for her performance in Contact at Lincoln Center Theater. She's appeared on T.V. in "Madam Secretary," "The Good Wife," and many episodes of "Law and Order S.V.U." and "Criminal Intent." Some of her theatre credits include Sylvia (Long Wharf), Heresy, Steel Magnolias, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, Much Ado About Nothing, Six Degrees of Separation, Bullets Over Broadway, Curtains, Never Gonna Dance, Chicago, Crazy for You, Steel Pier, 110 in the Shade, The Most Happy Fella, And The World Goes 'Round, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, and Gypsy.

Marc Bruni

Director

Marc is currently represented on Broadway with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (also West End and U.S. Tour). Other directing credits include revivals of Paint Your Wagon, Pipe Dream and Fanny for NY City Center Encores!; The Explorers Club (Manhattan Theater Club); The Sound of Music (Chicago Lyric Opera); Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside Theatre and Royal George in Chicago - Jeff Award nomination for Direction); Presto Change-o (Barrington Stage); Ordinary Days (Roundabout Underground); Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Paper Mill Playhouse); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Paper Mill Playhouse and Philadelphia Theatre Company); and 7 shows for the St. Louis MUNY including My Fair Lady, The Music Man and The Sound of Music (Two Kevin Kline Nominations).

Lee Savage

Set Design

Long Wharf Theatre: Shipwrecked!, The Underpants, Satchmo at the Waldorf and Disgraced. New York: Muscles in our Toes, Sunset Baby, and Thinner than Water (Labyrinth); Collapse (Women's Project); All-American (LCT3); The Dream of the Burning Boy and Ordinary Days (Roundabout); Oohrah! (Atlantic); The Bereaved (Partial Comfort); punkplay (Clubbed Thumb). Regional: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Chautauqua Theater Company, Dallas Theater Center, Glimmerglass Festival, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Westport Country Playhouse, Wilma Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre and Others. International: The Gate (Dublin, Ireland), Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Awards: Helen Hayes: Much Ado About Nothing; A Midsummer Night's Dream(nom); Richard III (nom) (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Connecticut Critics Circle: The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Yale Rep). Affiliations: Member of Wingspace Theatrical Design. Instructor: Yale School of Drama Design Department and Rhode Island School of Design. Training: Rhode Island School of Design: BFA; Yale School of Drama: MFA.

Anita Yavich

Costume Design

Broadway: Fool For Love, Venus in Fur, Chinglish, and Anna in the Tropics. New York: The Legend of Georgia McBride, The Submission, Coraline the Musical, The Wooden Breeks (MCC Theater); Tumacho (Clubbed Thumb); Nathan The Wise, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Orlando, New Jerusalem, and Texts For Nothing (Classic Stage Company); Big Love, Kung Fu, Golden Child and Iphigenia 2.0 (Signature Theatre); The Oldest Boy (Lincoln Center Theater); The Explorer's Club (Manhattan Theatre Club); Lives of the Saints, All in the Timing (Primary Stages); Macbeth, Coriolanus and Svejk (Theatre for a New Audience). Opera: Cyrano de Bergerac (La Scala, The Metropolitan Opera and Royal Opera); Les Trojans (The Metropolitan Opera), Aida (San Francisco Opera). Awards: Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and Obie.

Brian Ronan

Sound Design

Happy to return to LWT after doing My Paris last Spring. Over 30 Broadway designs including Tuck Everlasting, The Last Ship, Beautiful, Bring It On, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Book of Mormon, Anything Goes, American Idiot, Promises, Promises, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, Curtains, Grey Gardens and Pajama Game. Off-Broadway designs include Lazarus, Giant, Rent, Everyday Rapture, Saved, 10 Million Miles, and Bug. Brian is the recipient of Obie, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Olivier and Tony awards. He has had the opportunity to work with the most talented composers, directors, designers, actors, musicians and stagehands in the world for which he is eternally grateful.

Peter Wolf

Production Stage Manager

Broadway: Hughie, Allegiance, Constellations, The Cripple of Inishmaan, A Christmas Story, Being Shakespeare (BAM), The People In The Picture, West Side Story, Creditors (BAM), White Christmas, The Drowsy Chaperone, The 25th Annual... Spelling Bee, The Light in the Piazza, Taboo, Cabaret, Miss Saigon, Show Boat, My Fair Lady, The Will Roger Follies, Aspects of Love. Tour: White Christmas, Ragtime, Miss Saigon, My Fair Lady, Bye, Bye Birdie. Off Broadway/Regional: Privacy with Daniel Radcliffe (The Public), The Toxic Avenger. The Nutty Professor (TN PAC), Robin & The Seven Hoods (Old Globe), An American in Paris (Alley Theatre), Being Alive (Westport Playhouse).


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