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Restoration 2010

Run Time:
1 hour and 30 minutes
Opened: May 19, 2010
Closing: June 13, 2010

Restoration - 2010 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

New York Theatre Workshop
79 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003

Two-time Tony Award-nominee, playwright and actress Claudia Shear reunites with acclaimed director Christopher Ashley to create and star in her new play Restoration. Shear plays the lead role of Giulia, down-on-her-luck art restorer from Brooklyn who receives the possibly career-reviving job of “refreshing” Michelangelo's sculpture David in time for its 500th birthday celebration in Florence.



Claudia Shear and Christopher Ashley first met and worked together in the legendary NYTW production of Shear’s OBIE Award-winning solo performance piece Blown Sideways Through Life. Directed by Ashley, Blown Sideways played an extended New York run and was later filmed for PBS’s “American Playhouse.” Shear triumphantly returned to NYTW with Dirty Blonde, a comic exploration of the life of Mae West, directed by James Lapine, for which she won a Theatre World Award, as well as Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Play and Best Actress. Christopher Ashley’s directing credits include Xanadu, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical, and The Rocky Horror Show for which he received nominations for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical.


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Q&A with Jonathan Cake: U.S.-Dwelling Brit Who's Playing an Italian
by Adrienne Onofri - May 26, 2010


Currently off-Bway in 'Restoration', Cake is a regular on NY and London stages as well as TV and film.

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