Atlantic Theater Company’s Port Authority
From the producers of Broadway’s eight-time Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening, comes an open rehearsal of the New York premiere of Port Authority. Two members of the stellar cast of Port Authority - John Gallagher, Jr. (2007 Tony Award winner for originating the role of Moritz in Spring Awakening) and Brian d'Arcy James (Tony Nominee, Sweet Smell of Success) - will be mid-way through their rehearsal process when they join us. Hear about their creative rehearsal process and witness director Henry Wishcamper discuss various interpretations and acting approaches with the cast as he rehearses and re-rehearses select portions of the script. Get a behind the scenes look at the creative process of bring a New York Premiere to The Atlantic Theater Company.
John Gallagher, Jr. with "Tony"
In Port Authority, we meet Kevin, Dermot and Joe, three generations of Irishmen. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Dublin, each man’s story is a beautifully woven tale of failure, loss and the elusiveness of love. With great wit and humor, Tony-nominated playwright Conor McPherson (this season's Broadway hit, "The Seafarer," as well as "Shining City," "The Weir," and "Dublin Carol") expertly exposes the heart of the common man.
Atlantic Theater Company is the award-winning Off-Broadway theater that was founded in 1985 by David Mamet and William H. Macy, and has produced more than one hundred plays, including Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," his previous Tony Award-winning production of "The Beauty Queen of Leenane," Woody Allen's "A Second Hand Memory" and "Writer’s Block" and, most recently, "Spring Awakening." During its history, the Atlantic has garnered 12 Tony Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, seven Obie Awards, and an Outer Critics Circle Award.
Port Authority will be presented on Saturday, April 12th at 8:30 (yes, 8:30!)
at The Rosenthal JCC Theatre
600 Bear Ridge Road in Pleasantville