Gatz Revival 2012

Opened: March 14, 2012
Closing: May 13, 2012

Gatz - 2012 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place & 4th St) New York, NY 10003

One morning in the office of a mysterious small business, an employee finds a copy of The Great Gatsby in the clutter of his desk. He starts to read it out loud and doesn’t stop. At first his coworkers hardly notice. But after a series of strange coincidences, it’s no longer clear whether he’s reading the book or the book is transforming him. GATZ is a theatrical and literary tour de force, not a retelling of the Gatsby story but an enactment of the novel itself. Over the course of a single 6 1/2 hour production, Fitzgerald’s American masterpiece is delivered word for word, startlingly brought to life by a low-rent office staff in the midst of their inscrutable business operations.




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Public Theater Extends GATZ Through May 13
by Nicole Rosky - March 21, 2012


The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) announced today that it would extend GATZ, the critically lauded theatrical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, a final week through Sunday, May 13. Created and performed by Elevator Repair Service, this award-winning theatrical event, directed by John Collins, was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, May 6. Single tickets, beginning at $160, are on sale now.

Single Tickets Go On Sale For The Public's GATZ
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2012


The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will present the return of GATZ, the theatrical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, this spring for a limited seven-week engagement.

The Public Theater Announces Casting for GATZ
by Kelsey Denette - February 22, 2012


The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the return of GATZ, the critically lauded theatrical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Created and performed by Elevator Repair Service, this award-winning theatrical event, directed by John Collins and featuring Scott Shepherd as Nick, will begin previews on Wednesday, March 14 and run through Sunday, May 6 for 28 performances only in the Newman Theater. Single tickets, beginning at $160, are on sale now.

Single Tickets Go On Sale For The Public's GATZ
by Gabrielle Sierra - January 5, 2012


The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will present the return of GATZ, the theatrical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, this spring for a limited seven-week engagement.

Scott Shepherd to Lead GATZ at Public Theater; John Collins to Direct
by Nicole Rosky - November 21, 2011


The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) announced today that GATZ, the critically lauded theatrical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, will return to The Public Theater this spring for a limited seven-week engagement. Created by Elevator Repair Service, this award-winning theatrical event, directed by John Collins and featuring Scott Shepherd as Nick, will begin previews on Wednesday, March 14 and run through Sunday, May 6 for 28 performances only in the Newman Theater. Member tickets go on sale on Monday, November 21 with single tickets on sale in early January.

Review - Gatz: Every. Single. Word.
by Ben Peltz - October 9, 2010


When asked how she kept her voice strong and healthy week after week while starring on Broadway, Ethel Merman famously quipped, 'You have to live like a f***ing nun!'  If that's the case then I suppose Scott Shepherd should be up for sainthood any day now.  In Gatz, the Elevator Repair Service's cover-to-cover, word-for-word staging of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Shepherd reads the narrating role of Nick Carraway, which I'm guessing is roughly 75% of the text in this theatre piece which, at the performance I attended, began at 3pm and let out around 11:20, allowing for two fifteen minute intermissions and an hour and fifteen minute dinner break.

Gatz History

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2012   West End Elevator Repair Service Production
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Gatz - 2012 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2011 Best Theatrical Experience 0
2011 Drama Desk Awards Unique Theatrical Experience Gatz
2011 Obie Awards Performance Scott Shepherd
2011 The Lortels Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience 0
2011 The Lortels Outstanding Director John Collins
2011 The Lortels Outstanding Lighting Design Mark Barton
2011 The Lortels Outstanding Sound Design Ben Williams

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