It's been a while since I've been this enthusiastic for a piece with two weeks still to go before previews. I'll be playing the Father in a three-person one-act titled The Returning. It's a translation of an Ibsen Award-winning Norwegian play presented by the Scandinavian American Theater Company and this is its premiere production in the States.
The script is a very carefully crafted dark comedy about two parents amid their grief over the disappearance of a child who was the center of their universe. Can they ever recover?
I'm again working with one of my favorite acting partners, Ingrid Kullberg-Benz, and we're having AN ABSOLUTE BLAST!
Cino Theater at Theater for the New City
155 First Ave. (between 9th and 10th Streets), Manhattan, NYC
November 9th thru December 1st, 2013
Tuesday to Saturday at 7 pm, and matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm
(No performance Thanksgiving, 11/28)
Now available at Brown Paper Tickets
I'm playing a cheating Jason in a modern rewiring of Euripides' Medea brought to you by Hyper Aware Theater. It's very emotional, very funny, and very damn pretty. It's at the Access Theater's second space, a beautiful room in Tribeca, which comes alive as the estranged couple's apartment home. It's really blossomed into a lovely, rich, and brooding piece. Do come if you can. Here's the lowdown:
380 Broadway @ White Street, New York (2 blocks South of Canal) on the 4th Floor
8 pm Wednesdays through Sundays, November 28th to December 9
$17, $20 with wine, or $30 with wine and front row seat.
Now available at Brown Paper Tickets
Claudius! I'm playing Claudius, the murderous king in The Rebellious Subjects Theatre's production of Hamlet at The Tank on 45th Street.
This is going to be immensely fun! Rehearsals are a freakin' blast! We're going to have the run of the building at The Tank, the big black box downstairs and the smaller box on the second floor.
354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), New York
7 pm on Wednesday May 4, Friday May 6, Saturday May 7, Thursday May 12, Friday May 13, and Saturday May 14
3 pm on Sunday May 8 and Sunday May 15
$15 available at Brown Paper Tickets
Coming up in March with three performances only is The North House, an original play by Amy Meche and directed by Michael Menta.
My role is Maddox North, the successful, embittered, searingly sharp, and alcoholic author of pulp novels and husband to Marina, a classics professor. Their marriage is on the rocks since the disappearance of their 8-year-old daughter a year before and blame and guilt abound. Add in Marina's brilliant and gorgeous grad intern, Talia, and her naïve boyfriend, Lucas, and things veer ugly quickly all around.
Here's the details:
303 W. 42nd Street at 8th Avenue, on the Third Floor
Wednesday, March 16, 9 PM
Friday, March 18, 9 PM
Sunday, March 20, 3 PM
Call Manhattan Rep @ (646) 329-6588
I just wrapped LOST HERO, an incredibly fun short film in which the alien hero Magnificent Man meets his long-time arch-nemesis (but now reformed) Vincent King in a bar for a drink and they talk over old times (with flashbacks done up in the style of the Superman and Batman TV shows and films) and their place in the 21st century world we now live in.
It was one of the best times I've ever had shooting a film and I'm gonna miss it!
Now in post, it should have a release in May, 2011. I'll update when it's out!
Check out some pix from the shoot here!.
Coming up October 6 through October 10 ONLY is Kokopelli Theatre Company's production of This Tastes Funny, a collection of seven short pieces all inspired by the zany, time-honored practice of cannibalism.
I'm featured in two pieces. In I Will Eat Every One of You, I play a Yale associate professor of biology, a specialist in cannibalism, whose "eating disorder" has gone a little out of hand.
In Hog Heaven I play Joe, a chili-cook extraordinaire in single-minded pursuit of a national chili championship. I'll leave the rest to your imagination.
Here's the details:
Turtle Shell Theatre
300 West 43rd Street, Suite # 403
New York, NY 10036
WHEN: OCTOBER 6 to 10
Wednesday thru Friday, 8 PM
Saturday 2 PM and 8 PM
Sunday 2 PM and 7 PM
Call TheaterMania @ (212) 352-3101 or toll free (866) 811-4111 or visit www.theatermania.com
At the end of July, I finished up a new show with Sweeter Theater Productions called Fracturing. The play is a modern adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. It was a blast with a fantastic, all-pro cast.
Then I shot a wild scene up in Cape Cod with John Savage for Summer Song, a bittersweet film now in post.
This lovely, tight little four-person play produced by Longstocking Productions opened last Thursday, December 3rd, and it runs through December 20th at the Access Theater
"In order to escape the crushing poverty of her mother’s home, Mimi ventures out to live with her glamorous yet emotionally combustible sister. Set in Texas during the 1940s, Fur asks the question: where is the line between love and suffocation?"
I play Frank Keasler, husband to Mimi's sister, Thelma. Trying to hold on to his wealth, his fading memory, and his pride, it's Frank's fiftieth birthday and his world is changing but he can't quite grasp how.
Here's the performance details:
380 Broadway, 4th Floor (by White Street)
WHEN: DECEMBER 3rd to the 20th
Wednesdays thru Sundays @ 8pm
Available at Ovationtix
“Luckily, Langton is a blast of TNT. He positively sparkles as Don takes to task first one, then another of his extended family, giggling at the mayhem he creates.” -- September 4th, Mark Peikert, Backstage.
See the full review here.
I opened To Love And To Cherish last Thursday, September 3rd, and it's seriously rocking audiences at Theater For The New City.
I play the central character, Don, a Wall Street mover-and-shaker and the oldest son in a literary and theatrical family. Arriving with his wife as the family gathers for the mother’s birthday, it quickly becomes apparent that things are not all well with his marriage. Over the course of the evening, Don unravels and takes the whole family down with him.
Here's the details:
Theater For The New City
155 1st Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 3rd to the 20th
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 3pm
$20 each on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Sundays are "Pay What You Will"
For ticket purchase, call TheaterMania @ (212) 352-3101 or toll free (866) 811-4111 or visit www.theatermania.com
For one night only on July 16th, I'll be appearing as Andrew (first time playing my own name!) in "Foreclosure". It's one of the selected shorts in the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway short play festival at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at 416 West 42nd Street. It's a LOVELY little piece by George Cameron Grant and directed by Vince Bandille. It's timely, obviously, and very tender and emotional and smart. The cast is just great! I really can't gush enough about it, do come see it if you can.
Here's the details:
The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
416 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Ave
Thursday, July 16th at 9pm (the 2nd session of the night)
$18 each. For ticket purchase, call Ticket Central (212) 279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com
Here's the official word:
"Written by eight time Festival participant George Cameron Grant, this poignant and topical drama tells the story of Faith, a wife and mother who, witnessing the world closing in on the home and family she loves, embraces the solution fate unexpectedly provides to save them. The production is directed by Vince Bandille, and features Olivia Horton, Andrew Langton, Louis Michael Sacco,Jon Freda and Charles Gould."
This week, I'll be performing in a one-act called "Change" at ATA.
I play an anthropology professor cheating on his wife with one of his students. I've got a nice shouting match scene with my "wife" and gratuitous shouting is always, ALWAYS fun to watch! Right? It's one of five one-acts written by Meny Beriro in performance and "Change" comprises the second act.
The American Theatre of Actors
Beckman Theatre (2nd Floor)
314 West 54th Streett
Wednesday, May 6th, through Friday, May 8th at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 9th, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, May 10th, at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
$15 each. Call WhatFour Productions at 646-341-2358 for reservations.
For more info, check What Four Productions
2008, despite some tricky real-world issues -- apartment panic, money evaporation, etc -- was a damn good year.
I've got bigger things planned for 2009 and I'll keep you posted!
Happy New Year and all the best!
This is damn fun!
Last night, Friday, December 5th, I opened in the premiere of "We All Fall Down" at the 45th Street Theatre. It's a brand new show by Nick Dujnic and directed by Kevin Diamond and presented by Pop Megahit Theatre Factory.
I'm playing Jones, a high-octane alpha-one CEO who really, really, REALLY likes playing games.
The cast is freakin' GREAT. Come on out and see this!
45th Street Theatre, 354 West 45th Street
December 5th to December 20th
Wednesday thru Friday at 8pm
Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm
Tix are $15 and can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets
At the end of July, I'm playing Thom in a promo shoot for Sandra Albert's new theatre piece, The Art of Happiness.
Sorry, but that's all I'm allowed to say about it!
Well, that was damn fun! We had five packed shows and rocked the house. I played Dr. Burlington Snow who, along with his wife, Felicity Carleton-Charleton-Chatterton, are two modern psychotherapists who romp like Oberon and Titania through their lives and their loves. The cast was solid and spectacular.
It Happened At:
The Turtle Shell Theatre
The workshop is done, but keep an eye out for it. This piece has serious legs. It's a magnificently crafted musical by the brothers Joe Zellnik (music) and David Zellnik (book & lyrics). The direction of Saheem Ali and music direction of Micah Young were outstanding and the cast was exceptionally talented and driven. It was a great project.
For more info, check New York Theatre Workshop
done, but it was a blast! It was one of the best experiences I've had on stage. Stay tuned to this station for more Cyrano news, possibly later this summer!
For more info, check Michael Chekhov Theatre Company
I wrapped up a fun part in an improv indie film in early May, playing a man hiring a hitman to kill his wife. Once the film is officially announced and ready for the festival circuit, I'll have more info.