Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE PRICE at Arena Stage

by BBW News Desk (9.5.2017)

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Arthur Miller’s The Price, which has been extended to receive an additional week of performances due to popular demand. The Price runs October 6-November 12, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. BroadwayWorld has photos from today’s meet & greet below!

Three-time Emmy Award winner Hal Linden, known for his portrayal of the title character in the hit television series Barney Miller and his Tony Award-winning performance in Broadway’s The Rothschilds, stars as Gregory Solomon under the direction of Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko. A high-stakes drama about the struggle to make peace with the past and create hope for the future, The Price is considered one of Miller’s most personal plays.

Joining Hal Linden in the four-person cast are D.C.-area actors Maboud Ebrahimzadeh (Folger Theatre’s Timon of Athens) and Rafael Untalan (Theater J’s Yellow Face) as brothers Victor Franz and Walter Franz, respectively, with Pearl Sun (Broadway’s If/Then, Next to Normal national tour) as Victor’s wife, Esther Franz. Ricardo Frederick Evans (Round House’s Two Trains Running) will assume the role of Victor Franz beginning November 7.

Seema Sueko (Director) joined the Arena Stage staff in July 2016 as deputy artistic director and made her Arena Stage directorial debut with Smart People. She previously served as associate artistic director at The Pasadena Playhouse and executive artistic director of Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. Her directing and acting credits include The Pasadena Playhouse, People’s Light, The Old Globe, San Diego Repertory, Yale Repertory, 5th Avenue Theatre and Native Voices, among others. As a playwright, she received commissions from Mixed Blood Theatre and Center Stage. Her work has been recognized by the California State Assembly, NAACP San Diego, Chicago Jeff Awards, American Theatre Wing and American Theatre magazine. Seema developed the Consensus Organizing for Theater methodology, has done research on the neuroscience of acting and serves on the Diversity Committee of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Tickets may be purchased online at arenastage.org by phone at 202-488-3300 or at the Sales Office at 1101 Sixth St., SW, D.C.

Photos courtesy Arena Stage

Full Company Announced in Arthur Miller’s The Price

The Price by Arthur Miller at Arena Stage
The Price by Arthur Miller at Arena Stage, starring Maboud Ebrahimzadeh, Hal Linden, Pearl Sun, Rafael Untalan. Directed by Seema Sueko.

FULL COMPANY ANNOUNCED FOR ARTHUR MILLER’S THE PRICE

(Washington DC) Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces full casting for Arthur Miller’s The Price, which has been extended to receive an additional week of performances due to popular demand.

Three-time Emmy Award winner Hal Linden, known for his portrayal of the title character in the hit television series Barney Miller and his Tony Award-winning performance in Broadway’s The Rothschilds, stars as Gregory Solomon under the direction of Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko.

A high-stakes drama about the struggle to make peace with the past and create hope for the future, The Price is considered one of Miller’s most personal plays. The Price runs October 6-November 12, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.

Joining Hal Linden in the four-person cast are D.C.-area actors Maboud Ebrahimzadeh (Folger Theatre’s Timon of Athens) and Rafael Untalan (Theater J’s Yellow Face) as brothers Victor Franz and Walter Franz, respectively, with Pearl Sun (Broadway’s If/Then, Next to Normal national tour) as Victor’s wife, Esther Franz. Ricardo Frederick Evans (Round House’s Two Trains Running) will assume the role of Victor Franz beginning November 7.

“I look forward to experiencing Seema Sueko’s interpretation of this great play by Arthur Miller,” says Molly Smith. “Miller wrote superb plays about American family life. Even though this play was written decades ago, it continues to snap with contemporary relevance. It’s a pleasure to welcome Hal Linden to Arena, and I know this production will light up the Kogod.”

Full press-release via BroadwayWorld.com News Desk.

Production details can be found at Arena Stage.

Next stop, Hartford Stage!

The cast of Murder on the Orient Express at McCarter Theatre

ATTENTION ALL PASSENGERS:

With only one week of performances left at the McCarter Theatre, we can now officially announce that Ken Ludwig’s new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express will be leaving the McCarter Theatre Center and pulling into Hartford Stage as part of their 2017-2018 season!

Eight Suspects, One Thrilling Ride

The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails! With a locomotive full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for detective Hercule Poirot, n’est-ce pas? Wax your mustache and hold on to your passport—adapted from Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, two-time Tony-nominated playwright Ken Ludwig and multi-award-winning director Emily Mann will take you on a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express!

Follow the link for more details!

https://www.hartfordstage.org/2017-2018-season/

The Barrymore Awards 2016

Maboud Ebrahimzadeh, Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play - WINNER

5 Awards and 10 Nominations

On Monday, October 24th,  2016, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh took home the top prize for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play for his work in The Invisible Hand at Theatre Exile. The production earned 10 nominations, winning a whopping 5, including the top prize for Outstanding Overall Production. In a year full of amazing productions and performances, 2016 was the year of The Invisible Hand. Congratulations must be given to all the nominees and the recipients for making 2016 a wonderful year for theatre in the greater Philadelphia area.

The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar at Theatre Exile

*Outstanding Leading Actor (Maboud Ebrahimzadeh) – WINNER
*Outstanding Leading Actor (Ian Merrill Peakes)
*Outstanding Supporting Actor (J. Paul Nicholas) – WINNER
*Outstanding Ensemble (Cast)
*Outstanding Sound Design (Michael Kiley) – WINNER
*Outstanding Original Music (Michael Kiley)
*Outstanding Scenic Design (Colin McIlvaine)
*Outstanding Lighting Design (Masha Tsimring)
*Outstanding Direction (Matt Pfeiffer) – WINNER
*Outstanding Overall Production – The Invisible Hand – WINNER

 

More press and coverage of the 2016 Barrymore Awards:

http://www.theatrephiladelphia.org/barrymore-awards
http://www.theatrephiladelphia.org/theatre-news/theatre-philadelphia-celebrates-philadelphia-theatre-community-with-2016-barrymore
http://www.playbill.com/article/diversity-wins-big-at-2016-barrymore-awards
http://www.americantheatre.org/2016/10/25/theatre-exile-leads-winners-at-2016-barrymore-awards
http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2016/10/24/2016-barrymore-award-winners
http://www.theatrephiladelphia.org/barrymore-awards

News: THE INVISIBLE HAND at Theatre Exile

The Invisible Hand at Theatre Exile

The Invisible Hand Artwork
The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar
Theatre Exile
May – June 2016

Maboud Ebrahimzadeh will be playing the role of Bashir in the upcoming Studio X production of The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar. The production begins in May of 2016 at Theatre Exile in Philadelphia.

For tickets and more information, visit Theatre Exile.