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Anthony Crane

 
Bio:
Broadway: The Lion King, Butley (Booth), Sight Unseen (MTC).Off-Broadway: Modern Orthodox (New World), The Brothers Karamazov (La MaMa) Regional: Lancelot and others in Spamalot (Wynn Las Vegas), The Old Globe, Papermill Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, and The Humana Festival. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: The Lion King, Butley (Booth), Sight Unseen (MTC).Off-Broadway: Modern Orthodox (New World), The Brothers Karamazov (La MaMa) Regional: Lancelot and others in Spamalot (Wynn Las Vegas), The Old Globe, Papermill Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, and The Humana Festival. ... (read complete bio)

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Anthony Crane Biography

Broadway: The Lion King, Butley (Booth), Sight Unseen (MTC).Off-Broadway: Modern Orthodox (New World), The Brothers Karamazov (La MaMa) Regional: Lancelot and others in Spamalot (Wynn Las Vegas), The Old Globe, Papermill Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, and The Humana Festival. Film/TV: CSI, Fraser, JAG, Judging Amy, Ugly Betty, As the World Turns, and the series lead in The Big Easy.





Anthony Crane News

Photos: Go Inside BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Opening Night Photo Photos: Go Inside BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Dec 20, 2022

See photos of the stars arriving at opening night of Stephen Adly Guirgis' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Between Riverside and Crazy, and get a look inside the party! 

Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at TAKE ME OUT Opening Night Photo Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at TAKE ME OUT Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 6, 2022

Second Stage Theater production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out opened Monday night at the Hayes Theatre and we've got all the photos of the starry attendees for opening night.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: May 15-16- with Laura & Linda Benanti, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: May 15-16- with Laura & Linda Benanti, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 15, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, May 15-16, 2021.

BWW Interview: Hershey Felder of NICHOLAS, ANNA & SERGEI at TheatreWorks Silicon Vall Photo BWW Interview: Hershey Felder of NICHOLAS, ANNA & SERGEI at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Offers a Moving Portrait of Rachmaninoff in His Latest Virtual World Premiere
by Jim Munson - May 11, 2021

Have you heard the one about Rachmaninoff and Anastasia? Well, Hershey Felder has quite a tale to tell you! On Sunday, May 16th, acclaimed pianist/performer Felder will portray the iconic Russian composer in Nicholas, Anna & Sergei, his latest world premiere livestream from Florence, Italy. Nicholas, Anna & Sergei explores the little-known story of a strange meeting of Russian piano virtuoso Rachmaninoff and Anna Anderson, a woman who claimed to be Princess Anastasia, the sole surviving member of the Romanov Dynasty. Set in the Beverly Hills house in which Rachmaninoff died in 1943, Nicholas, Anna & Sergei is a mesmerizing memory play imbued with the composer's most-beloved music. Presented by Hershey Felder Presents Live from Florence in conjunction with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, the show was written by Felder and directed by Felder and Italian film artist Stefano DeCarli. It promises Felder's uniquely entertaining blend of live performance, filmed elements, sumptuous visuals, gorgeous music, compelling drama and fascinating cultural history, all leavened with bits of wry humor. The production will also include guest stars such as world-famed soprano and actor Ekaterina Siurina as Natalia Alexandrovna Rachmaninoff, Klezmerata Fiorentina violinist Igor Polesitsky as Dr. Golitzin, and theatre and film actor J. Anthony Crane (who played the title role in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Cyrano) as Tsar Nicholas II. Helen Farrell will play Anna Anderson. Nicholas, Anna & Sergei will stream live at 5pm PDT, on Sunday, May 16, 2021 (with streaming on-demand access through May 23). To purchase tickets or find more information, visit TheatreWorks.org. Ticket sales directly benefit TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. BroadwayWorld spoke with Felder last week from his home in Florence while he was in the whirlwind of creating this world premiere. We talked about the craziness of producing these incredibly complicated multimedia livestreams during Covid times, how Rachmaninoff's music and story resonates so deeply for him, and his plans for a whole new season of offerings. Felder is always a delight to talk to - instantly engaging, funny, warm and knowledgeable - and any conversation with him is apt to go off on a number of unanticipated tangents. For example, who knew that Rachmaninoff was tickled pink by Mickey Mouse playing his Prelude in C #? Felder's use of language is also uniquely musical. But then, what else would you expect from a Canadian who grew up speaking English, Yiddish and French, and is now creating his latest work in Italy surrounded by a team of Russians?

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Hershey Felder As Sergei Rachmaninoff In NICHOLAS, A Photo Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Hershey Felder As Sergei Rachmaninoff In NICHOLAS, ANNA & SERGEI
by A.A. Cristi - May 7, 2021

Rubicon Theatre and Hershey Felder Presents today announced details related to the World Premiere streamed film NICHOLAS, ANNA & SERGEI, a memory play with music penned by Hershey Felder and starring Felder as the famous Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff, featuring J. Anthony Crane, Ekaterina Siurina, and Igor Poleitsky. 

Winners Of 2019 Berkshire Theatre Awards Announced Photo Winners Of 2019 Berkshire Theatre Awards Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2019

At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 11, 2019. This was the fourth year the awards have been presented to honor and celebrate the excellence and diversity of theatre in the greater Berkshire region.

BWW Review: AMERICAN SON at TheaterWorks Photo BWW Review: AMERICAN SON at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - Oct 27, 2019

Sometimes the most powerful theatrical experiences are the ones that hit closest to home. In today's America, with racial and political divides growing ever wider and tensions building to a breaking point, it might just be a play like Christopher Demos-Brown's AMERICAN SON that will shine the brightest light on these issues, not only pointing out the flaws and imperfections, but providing a spotlight for all of us to truly see. And, by offering this intense and thought-provoking piece as its opening play (of the season and of their newly remodeled space), TheaterWorks Hartford boldly illustrates why it is well-qualified and well-appointed to deliver such a powerful night of theatre.

AMERICAN SON Opens TheaterWorks 34th Season Photo AMERICAN SON Opens TheaterWorks 34th Season
by Stephi Wild - Oct 2, 2019

TheaterWorks Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero announced today the cast and creative team for AMERICAN SON, the first play of the theater's 34th season. The cast includes Ami Brabson, J Anthony Crane, John Ford Dunker and Michael Genet all making their TheaterWorks debut. AMERICAN SON is the first play to open in the theater's newly renovated space and runs October 18 through November 23, 2019. Press Night is Thursday October 24th at 7:30.

BWW Review: IF I FORGET at Barrington Stage Company A Rare and Powerful Mix of Realit Photo BWW Review: IF I FORGET at Barrington Stage Company A Rare and Powerful Mix of Reality and Raw Emotion.
by Marc Savitt - Aug 7, 2019

There are a few slower moving moments in Tony Award winning (Book of Dear Evan Hansen) playwright Steven Levonson's work but there is plenty of pathos as well as lots of levity and laughter in IF I FORGET. The ensemble cast is very strong and extremely well balanced. So much so that at some point I stopped seeing individual performers engaged in their craft as actors and became totally engrossed in watching a family. While this may be somewhat attributable to my own personal connection to the subject matter as a member of the diaspora and secular Jewish community in suburban America, I think the Fischer family and its many dynamics will feel familiar to most. In other words, you don't have to be Jewish to appreciate this powerful and moving play, but it won't hurt. Many audience members will likely see their own family members on the stage. IF I FORGET explores, deeply, a family and its history. It looks at the past, the present, and how the future might affect them, as well as the legacy they should / will leave.

Photo Flash: IF I FORGET At Barrington Stage Company Photo Photo Flash: IF I FORGET At Barrington Stage Company
by Alan Henry - Aug 6, 2019

If I Forget is a sharply funny, unflinchingly honest new play about the stories we choose to believe, the compromises we can't avoid and the hurt only our nearest and dearest can inflict.

Anthony Crane Videos

BWW TV: Hear the New People Sing in the Rehearsal Room for LES MISERABLES on Tour! Videoplay
BWW TV: Hear the New People Sing in the Rehearsal Room for LES MISERABLES on Tour!

by TV - On the Road - Sep 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld was in the rehearsal room with he company to check out a preview of the tour. Watch clips from 'Bring Him Home,' 'On My Own' and 'One Day More,' plus interviews with the cast below!