Mark Edward Smith News

 
MCT Announces The Cast And Creatives Behind ONCE - The MusicalMCT Announces The Cast And Creatives Behind ONCE - The Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

A testament to the power of love and music takes center stage as Mad Cow Theatre opens Once, the multi-award-winning musical.  From the very first note, Once draws you in and never lets go. This emotionally captivating musical is the only show to have won an Oscar, a Grammy, an Olivier Award, and a Tony.  The musical - book by Enda Walsh; music and lyrics by Glenn Hansard and Marketa Irglova - is based on John Carney's Academy Award-winning indie film of the same name.  (more...)

Mad Cow Announces Cast Of GLORIAMad Cow Announces Cast Of GLORIA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Style. Status. Success. A group of twentysomething editorial assistants are pursuing it all at one of New York's most esteemed cultural magazines. When a seemingly normal day at the office turns out to be anything but, these aspiring journalists recognize an opportunity to seize a career-defining moment. In this dark comedy, MacArthur 'genius' grant winner Jacobs-Jenkins skewers the cutthroat, opportunistic culture of modern media. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast Of GLORIAMad Cow Theatre Announces Cast Of GLORIA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Style. Status. Success. A group of twentysomething editorial assistants are pursuing it all at one of New York's most esteemed cultural magazines. When a seemingly normal day at the office turns out to be anything but, these aspiring journalists recognize an opportunity to seize a career-defining moment. In this dark comedy, MacArthur 'genius' grant winner Jacobs-Jenkins skewers the cutthroat, opportunistic culture of modern media. (more...)

Mad Cow Announces Cast Of GLORIAMad Cow Announces Cast Of GLORIA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

Style. Status. Success. A group of twentysomething editorial assistants are pursuing it all at one of New York's most esteemed cultural magazines. When a seemingly normal day at the office turns out to be anything but, these aspiring journalists recognize an opportunity to seize a career-defining moment. In this dark comedy, MacArthur 'genius' grant winner Jacobs-Jenkins skewers the cutthroat, opportunistic culture of modern media. (more...)

MCT Announces The Cast Of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROODMCT Announces The Cast Of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Mad Cow Theatre presents The Mystery of Edwin Drood, based on Charles Dickens' unfinished novel and winner of five Tony Awards. With music, lyrics and script by the award-winning composer Rupert Holmes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is set in a grand Victorian music hall. This hilarious interactive mystery musical tries to solve the murder of the young and charming Edwin Drood. Was it a romantic rival? The purveyor of opium and vice? The newly arrived twins from the East? Each night, the audience chooses the villain in this tuneful tale of intrigue. (more...)

Mad Cow Finds Cast and Creative for THE LITTLE FOXESMad Cow Finds Cast and Creative for THE LITTLE FOXES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Mad Cow Theatre is thrilled to announce the cast and creative team of Lillian Hellman's biting American classic The Little Foxes, which will take the Harriett stage Aug. 3-26, 2018 as the ninth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 21.  (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast of FUN HOMEMad Cow Theatre Announces Cast of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Mad Cow Theatre is thrilled to announce the cast and creative team of Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori's Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home, which will take the Harriett stage June 1, 2018 as the seventh production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 21.  (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast of SILENT SKYMad Cow Theatre Announces Cast of SILENT SKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team of Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky, the true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, which plays out against a landscape of fierce sisterly love, early feminism, universe-revealing science, and a time when humans were called "computers."  (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces FUN HOMEMad Cow Theatre Announces FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre is thrilled to announce that the musical in its summer 2018 to be announced slot is Fun Home, the blockbuster that won the Best Musical Tony Award in 2015 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. (more...)

BWW Review: Mad Cow's All-Female '1776' is Stunningly Moving, Revolutionary Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 29, 2016

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary to rethink a centuries-entrenched conception, it must be done with ideas audacious and revolutionary enough to forever upset the status quo. That was true in a small, stuffy Philadelphia room in 1776, and it is true now at Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre. While the newest production from the Church Street company might not have the same lasting impact as the creation of the United States, it is undoubtedly one of the best theatrical productions that Central Florida has seen in recent years. (more...)

BWW Review: Mad Cow's THE BIG MEAL Will Leave You Hungry For More
by Libby Champion - Aug 16, 2016

Not sure what you're in the mood for for dinner tonight? How about five generations of an American family with a side of laughs, tears, and introspective reflection? If that sounds like something you could munch on, then the Mad Cow Theatre's THE BIG MEAL is for you. This outstanding play by Dan LeFranc is directed by Mark Edward Smith and serves up the story of two characters - Sam and Nicole - and their journey through the feast that is life. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BIG MEAL at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for the poignant comic drama The Big Meal, which will take the stage Aug 5, 2016 as the ninth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 19. Originally scheduled to be produced on the Harriett stage at Mad Cow, The Big Meal will be presented on the more intimate Zehngebot-Stonerock stage as a result of the extension of Mad Cow's popular Avenue Q. (more...)

BWW Review: Mad Cow's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT is an Uneven American Masterpiece
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 28, 2016

Eugene O'Neill's epic LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT is undoubtedly one of the most venerated works of the American theatre. With a star-studded Broadway revival set to open in April, it is a show that is never far from the theatergoing public's consciousness. While that can be a blessing for theatre companies anxious to attract audiences based on the title's Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning resume, it can also mean that memories of previous incarnations can set the bar unattainably high. Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre has assembled an impressive cast for their production running through April 17th, however, for nearly all of the show's four-hour running timing, the four incredibly talented actors seem to be performing four very different versions of the play. Irrespective of each other, they each have moments where they are moving, and even mesmerizing, but when placed together into the show's larger context, the disjointed perspectives become distracting. From mismatched accents to the production's ever-shifting tone, it's difficult to hone in on director Mark Edward Smith's specific voice for this masterpiece of family drama. (more...)

BWW Review: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Elegantly Examines Crossroads of Art, Religion
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 10, 2015

For millennia, both art and religion have been the focus of some of the theater's best work's, however, rarely has one play combined and commented on both as elegantly as Mad Cow Theatre's stirring production of Aaron Posner's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, running through December 6th. This riveting work, directed by Mark Edward Smith, follows the artistic and religious journey of Hasidic Jew Asher Lev (played by Michael Frishman) from the confusion of a conflicted child prodigy to the personal torment of an artistic genius. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mad Cow's DEATH OF A SALESMAN Is Uneven, But Moving Classic
by Matthew Allen - Aug 12, 2013

In the pantheon of American playwrights, only Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams and Thornton Wilder, can rival the artistic and cultural significance of Arthur Miller. In 1947, 'Death of a Salesman' won the second Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, such stars as George C. Scott, Dustin Hoffman, Brian Dennehy, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and John Malkovich have appeared in subsequent revivals; all told the five Broadway productions of 'Death of a Salesman' have won 21 major awards, including 12 Tonys. (more...)

Eric Zivot to Lead DEATH OF A SALESMAN at Mad Cow Theatre; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Death of a Salesman will be directed by Timothy Williams (Sunday in the Park with George, The Understudy) and features Rollins College professor Eric Zivot (dir. Mrs. Warrens Profession, Hedda Gabler) in his Mad Cow acting debut as Willy Loman,Robin Olson (Dancing at Lughnasa, The Road to Mecca, August: Osage County) as Linda Loman, Daniel Cooksley (A Number) as Happy Loman, Matt Horohoe (Sunday in the Park with George) as Biff Loman, Becky Eck (Legacy of Light, Enchanted April) as The Woman, Tommy Keesling (August: Osage County, Amadeus, Eurydice) as Howard Wagner, Thom Mesrobian as Charley in his Mad Cow debut, Robin Olson (Dancing at Lughnasa, The Road to Mecca, August: Osage County) as Linda Loman, Carly Skubick (The Pitmen Painters) as Letta, Mark Edward Smith(Rashomon, An Inspector Calls, The Heiress) as Ben, Monica Titus (Sunday in the Park With George) as Miss Forsythe, Peter Travis (Mass Appeal, Mrs. Warren's Profession) as Bernard, Kevin Zepf (She Stoops to Conquer, Private Lives, Dreamgirls) as Stanley, and Victoria White as Jenny. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Presents Circle Mirror Transformation, Closes 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

Mad Cow Theatre presents Circle Mirror Transformation, closing April 17, 2011 in it's intimate Stage Left. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Casting For Circle Mirror Transformation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Mad Cow Theatre announces Circle Mirror Transformation, playing March 18 through April 17, 2011 in it's intimate Stage Left. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre presents "Long Day's Journey Into Night" - Production Images Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2001

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