Brian Charles Rooney Hosts OOTB's 2018 Season Announcement Event Tonight
Producing Founding Artistic Director Liz Flemming, Associate Artistic Director, Ethan Paulini and Out of the Box Theatrics will reveal their 2018 season tonight, November 14, at 7pm. Broadway performer Brian Charles Rooney will perform and serve as host.
The event takes place at Alice's Tea Cup, 220 E. 81st St. between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. Tickets are $40. For tickets and information, visit www.ootbtheatrics.com.
Out of the Box Theatrics, led by Founder and Producing Artistic Director Elizabeth Flemming, Associate Artistic Director Ethan Paulini and Company Manager, Frank Hartley is a New York-based, nonprofit Actors' Equity producing Off-Broadway organization, dedicated to producing new and classic works while challenging audiences to experience work outside of their expectations. Committed to hiring a diverse company of actors, regardless of gender, race, creed, ethnicity, or physical handicap, Out of The Box Theatrics allows audiences to experience work from a fresh perspective in site-specific locations.
2017 marks their first full season, following their 2016 inaugural production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and this year's production of "Master Harold"...and the Boys and The Owl and the Pussycat. The season concludes in December with Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World. This season will also feature the new reading series Building the Box, a series of open mics and many special events.
For more information, visit www.ootbtheatrics.com.
ABOUT THE HOST:
Brian Charles Rooney made his Broadway debut as Lucy Brown in "The Threepenny Opera" for The Roundabout Theatre Co., co-starring Alan Cumming, Cyndi Lauper, Jim Dale, Nellie McKay, and Ana Gasteyer. He was lauded by The New York Times for his performance as Dionne Salon in the hit Off-Broadway musical, "Bedbugs!!!" He recently won the New York Musical Festival's Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor Award for his portrayal of Lee/Miss Blanche in the new one-man musical, "Miss Blanche Tells It All." Brian has won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for "Best Actor in a Musical" as Candy Darling in Anna Jacobs & Maggie Kate Coleman's musical "POP!" at Yale Repertory Theatre, directed by Mark Brokaw, and co-starring Randy Harrison (Queer As Folk); and two other New York Musical Festival Outstanding Performance Awards: "Bedbugs!!!" (2008) & "Bayonets of Angst" (2014); as well as the FringeNYC Award for Outstanding Performance as Satan in the new rock musical, "Winner Take All" (2011), directed by John Carrafa. Brian joined Kristin Chenoweth and composer Andrew Lippa, at Lincoln Center, in "I Am Harvey Milk," an oratorio celebrating the life of the famous activist. He has appeared as a soloist in Martin Charnin's new theatrical revue, "Rodgers &...," a retrospective of Richard Rodgers' monumental body ofwork at the Emelin Theatre; and in the Carnegie Hall Concert Production of "Guys & Dolls," starring Nathan Lane & Megan Mullally. He was a featured soloist with UK Pop legend Petula Clark on the North America Tour of "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber." He received a Carbonell Award Nomination for his performance as Homer Collins in "Floyd Collins" at The Actors' Playhouse, in Coral Gables, FL; as well as a Metro-Carolina Award Nomination as Jinx in "Forever Plaid" at The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC. He played the title role in "Bat Boy! The Musical" at Charleston Stage Co., in Charleston, SC.