Upcoming Productions

From legendary composer John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony Award-nominated playwright David Thompson (STEEL PIER, AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, CONTACT), comes a stunningly original new work — fusing dance, drama, and music. Inspired by Henry James’ classic 1903 novella, THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE is the story of John Marcher, a man haunted by personal demons, whose great yet unfulfilled love affair with an unforgettable woman spans decades and continents. With a waltz-inspired instrumental score, and dazzling choreography that traverses the worlds of ballet and contemporary dance, this powerful and romantic tale of love and loss reunites the remarkable creative team behind The Vineyard’s acclaimed THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, and features Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (ON THE TOWN), former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko (“The Americans”), Tony Award nominee Peter Friedman (RAGTIME), and Teagle F. Bougere (IS GOD IS).



Listen to our “Theatre Uncorked” podcast with John Kander, David Thompson, and John Kander


Reviews


“EXTRAORDINARILY CREATIVE AND STUNNINGLY PORTRAYED!

Irina Dvorovenko is wonderful to watch. Tony Yazbeck is gripping.
It is glorious!”
– Barbara Schuler, Newsday


 “COMPOSER JOHN KANDER HAS LOST NONE OF HIS GIFT FOR MELODIES OR HIS POWER TO ENCHANT.

Boy does this production — and Kander’s gorgeous music — have a lot to show for itself.”

Tom Geier, The Wrap


 “HOT AND CARNAL!

Tony Yazbeck, an underused treasure in American musical theater,

gets to dance his heart out in “The Beast in the Jungle.”

The New York Times


“KANDER’S MUSIC IS SWEEPING AND BEAUTIFUL!

Tony Yazbeck is virtuosic. Irina Dvorovenko is luminous. Peter Friedman is excellent.”

– Sara Holdren, New York Magazine


 “MUSIC BY KANDER IS PRETTY AND STIRRING!

Dvorovenko is light on her feet and powerful. Yazbeck reeks ease and athleticism.”

– Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News


“Tony Yazbeck is a complete, romantic dancing actor, or acting dancer,

like such hallowed predecessors as Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Irina Dvorovenko is exquisite.”

– Ben Brantley, The New York Times


“AN ENCHANTING, GORGEOUS NEW DANCE MUSICAL!

The sublime cast of dancers beautifully evoke this half a century spanning love story.

Don’t miss this chance to see Yazbeck and Dvorovenko up close in an intimate space like the Vineyard.”
– Elyse Sommer, CurtainUp


 “STUNNING, IMAGINATIVE, AND LYRICAL!

Stroman’s eloquent choreography speaks volumes without saying a word.

All the dancers display the inventive wit, emotive force, and unsurpassed beauty that characterize the show. Stroman offers an exquisite synthesis of drama, dance, and music. It all adds up to one enthralling experience in the theater.”
– Deb Miller, DC Metro Theater Arts


“The dances are wonderful!

Stroman’s choreography is balletic and elegant.

Kander’s music is equally tender. The cast is excellent.”

– Jesse Oxfeld, New York Stage Review


“A STUNNING, WONDROUS JOURNEY!

John Kander is an endless well of musical talent that suddenly surprises with something so extraordinary that one is awe struck watching and listening to what is currently gracing the stage at the Vineyard Theatre. I cannot give enough praise to this inspired piece of theater.”

– Sandi Durell, Theater Pizzazz 


 “A PROFOUND TALE OF LOVE AND PASSION!

Tony Yazbeck and Irina Dvorovenko’s chemistry is magical.

Joy, pain, fear, excitement, tension and angst explode in the movement.

This is a production that pushes boundaries of traditional musical theater.”
– Joseph Verlezza, Theatre Reviews Limited

 


Join us for a talkback with Susan Stroman

June 19, 2018
Following the 7pm performance

After the June 19th performance Artistic Director Sarah Stern will lead a post-show discussion with BEAST IN THE JUNGLE director and choreographer Susan Stroman.


Watch the Beast in the Jungle “Inside Look”


TOP PHOTO: Tony Yazbeck and Irina Dvorovenko. Photo by HollenderX2.


Edgerton Foundation New Play AwardsTHE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

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The Beast in the Jungle

EXTENDED through June 24, 2018 only!

Music by John Kander
Book by David Thompson
Direction and Choreography by Susan Stroman

with Maira Barriga, Teagle F. Bougere, Elizabeth Dugas, Irina Dvorovenko, Sara Esty, Peter Friedman, Leah Hofmann, Naomi Kakuk, Brittany Marcin Maschmeyer, Erin N. Moore, Clifton Samuels, Tony Yazbeck
From legendary composer John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony Award-nominated playwright David Thompson (STEEL PIER, AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, CONTACT), comes a stunningly original new work — fusing dance, drama, and music. Inspired by Henry James’ classic 1903 novella, THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE is the story of John Marcher, a man haunted by personal demons, whose great yet unfulfilled love affair with an unforgettable woman spans decades and continents. With a waltz-inspired instrumental score, and dazzling choreography that traverses the worlds of ballet and contemporary dance, this powerful and romantic tale of love and loss reunites the remarkable creative team behind The Vineyard’s acclaimed THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, and features Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (ON THE TOWN), former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko (“The Americans”), Tony Award nominee Peter Friedman (RAGTIME), and Teagle F. Bougere (IS GOD IS).

Listen to our "Theatre Uncorked" podcast with John Kander, David Thompson, and John Kander


Reviews


"EXTRAORDINARILY CREATIVE AND STUNNINGLY PORTRAYED!

Irina Dvorovenko is wonderful to watch. Tony Yazbeck is gripping. It is glorious!"
- Barbara Schuler, Newsday

 "COMPOSER JOHN KANDER HAS LOST NONE OF HIS GIFT FOR MELODIES OR HIS POWER TO ENCHANT.

Boy does this production — and Kander’s gorgeous music — have a lot to show for itself."
- Tom Geier, The Wrap

 "HOT AND CARNAL!

Tony Yazbeck, an underused treasure in American musical theater, gets to dance his heart out in "The Beast in the Jungle."
- The New York Times

"KANDER’S MUSIC IS SWEEPING AND BEAUTIFUL!

Tony Yazbeck is virtuosic. Irina Dvorovenko is luminous. Peter Friedman is excellent."
- Sara Holdren, New York Magazine

 "MUSIC BY KANDER IS PRETTY AND STIRRING!

Dvorovenko is light on her feet and powerful. Yazbeck reeks ease and athleticism."
- Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News

"Tony Yazbeck is a complete, romantic dancing actor, or acting dancer,

like such hallowed predecessors as Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Irina Dvorovenko is exquisite."
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"AN ENCHANTING, GORGEOUS NEW DANCE MUSICAL!

The sublime cast of dancers beautifully evoke this half a century spanning love story. Don't miss this chance to see Yazbeck and Dvorovenko up close in an intimate space like the Vineyard."
- Elyse Sommer, CurtainUp

 "STUNNING, IMAGINATIVE, AND LYRICAL!

Stroman’s eloquent choreography speaks volumes without saying a word. All the dancers display the inventive wit, emotive force, and unsurpassed beauty that characterize the show. Stroman offers an exquisite synthesis of drama, dance, and music. It all adds up to one enthralling experience in the theater."
- Deb Miller, DC Metro Theater Arts

"The dances are wonderful!

Stroman’s choreography is balletic and elegant. Kander’s music is equally tender. The cast is excellent."
- Jesse Oxfeld, New York Stage Review

"A STUNNING, WONDROUS JOURNEY!

John Kander is an endless well of musical talent that suddenly surprises with something so extraordinary that one is awe struck watching and listening to what is currently gracing the stage at the Vineyard Theatre. I cannot give enough praise to this inspired piece of theater."
- Sandi Durell, Theater Pizzazz 

 "A PROFOUND TALE OF LOVE AND PASSION!

Tony Yazbeck and Irina Dvorovenko’s chemistry is magical. Joy, pain, fear, excitement, tension and angst explode in the movement. This is a production that pushes boundaries of traditional musical theater."
- Joseph Verlezza, Theatre Reviews Limited  

Join us for a talkback with Susan Stroman

June 19, 2018 Following the 7pm performance After the June 19th performance Artistic Director Sarah Stern will lead a post-show discussion with BEAST IN THE JUNGLE director and choreographer Susan Stroman.

Watch the Beast in the Jungle "Inside Look"


TOP PHOTO: Tony Yazbeck and Irina Dvorovenko. Photo by HollenderX2.
Edgerton Foundation New Play AwardsTHE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

John Kander

Vineyard Theatre: KID VICTORY and THE LANDING with Greg Pierce, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS and FLORA THE RED MENACE with Fred Ebb. Theatre: A FAMILY AFFAIR with James and William Goldman. With Fred Ebb: CABARET (Tony Award), ZORBA, THE HAPPY TIME, 70 GIRLS 70, CHICAGO, THE ACT, WOMAN OF THE YEAR (Tony Award), THE RINK, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (Tony Award), STEEL PIER, CURTAINS, and THE VISIT. Movies and television material with Fred Ebb: “Liza with a Z” (Emmy Award) and HBO’s “Liza Minnelli’s Steppin Out” (Emmy Award); Cabaret; Funny Lady (Academy Award nomination, Best Song); Lucky Lady; New York, New York; and Chicago The Movie (Academy Award nomination, Best Song). Film scores: “An Early Frost,” “Breathing Lessons,” “The Boys Next Door,” Kramer vs. Kramer, Blue Skies Again, Places of the Heart.

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David Thompson

Vineyard Theatre: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS; FLORA THE RED MENACE (Drama Desk nomination). Broadway/West End: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Hull-Warriner Award, Tony Nomination, Drama Desk Nomination, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Musical, London’s Critics’ Circle Award and Evening Standard Award for Best Musical), STEEL PIER, (Tony Nomination), PRINCE OF BROADWAY, THOU SHALT NOT and the script adaptation for the long-running revival of CHICAGO. Off-Broadway: AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards). Regional: McCarter Theater’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the new libretto for Goodspeed Theater’s revival of RAGS. TV: “Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall” (Emmy nomination). Thompson is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism

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Susan Stroman

This is Ms. Stroman’s fourth show for the Vineyard Theatre — she directed the Colman Domingo play DOT, choreographed FLORA THE RED MENACE, and directed and choreographed the Kander and Ebb musical THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, which was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and won the London Evening Standard Award for Best Musical. On Broadway, she directed and choreographed THE PRODUCERS, winner of a record-making 12 Tony Awards. Other Broadway credits include CONTACT for Lincoln Center Theater, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, BIG FISH, CRAZY FOR YOU, SHOW BOAT, OKLAHOMA!, THE FROGS, THE MUSIC MAN, THOU SHALT NOT, STEEL PIER, BIG, and PICNIC. Off-Broadway credits include AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND, HAPPINESS, and THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE. She has directed opera, created ballets and has been represented in television and film. A five-time Tony Award winner, her work has been honored with Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and a record five Astaire Awards. She is the recipient of the George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater and a member of the Theater Hall of Fame in New York City.

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Maira Barriga

Vineyard Theatre debut. Originally from Japan, Maira was trained with the School of American Ballet in New York City on full scholarship. During her second year at the school, she won the prestigious Mae L. Wein Awards for Outstanding Promise. After school, Maira started her career as a professional ballet dancer at the age of 18 when she joined the Miami City Ballet. Maira’s first performance ever in the United States was in Susan Stroman’s DOUBLE FEATURE with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center.

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Teagle F. Bougere

Vineyard Theatre debut. Mr. Bougere most recently appeared as Man in SoHo Rep’s production of IS GOD IS. Broadway: THE CRUCIBLE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE TEMPEST. Select Off-Broadway: Ten productions with the NYSF Public Theater, including most recently JULIUS CAESAR, A SOLDIER’S PLAY (Second Stage), A FAIR COUNTRY (Lincoln Center). Mr. Bougere created the role of Invisible Man in the world premiere stage adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s novel. Select Regional: AN ILIAD (one man show at Pittsburgh Public), THE REAL THING (Studio Theater Washington, D.C.), JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE and BLUE DOOR, both directed by Delroy Lindo (Berkeley Repertory Theater). Selected TV: “The Mist,” “The Path,” “The Big C,” “Cosby,” “What the Deaf Man Heard,” “Law and Order.” Selected Film: Night at the Museum, Two Weeks Notice,  A Beautiful Mind, The Pelican Brief.

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Elizabeth Dugas

Vineyard Theatre debut. National Tour: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Ensemble, u/s Olive). The Metropolitan Opera: DER ROSENKAVALIER, THE MERRY WIDOW, TURANDOT, BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE, DIE FLEDERMAUS, RIGOLETTO (ballet). Off-Broadway: THE ORION EXPERIENCE (Dancer/Aerialist), THE AWESOME 80S PROM (u/s The Heathers). Regional: THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES (Ensemble, Arizona Broadway Theatre), BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Ensemble, Ogunquit Playhouse). Numerous commercials, music videos and company work.

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Irina Dvorovenko

Vineyard Theatre debut. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Irina Dvorovenko began her career with the National Opera Ballet of Kiev in 1990 and joined American Ballet Theatre in 1996, where she thrilled audiences in every major classical role as a principal dancer from 2000-2014. She then performed to critical acclaim in ON YOUR TOES (City Center Encores!) and joined the leading cast of the TV series “Flesh and Bone” (Starz). She has made guest appearances on “Forever” (ABC), “The Blacklist” (NBC) and “Pose” (FX), as well as multiple appearances in “Power” (Starz) and “The Americans” (FX). In March she returned to Encores! as fading ballerina Elizaveta Grushinskaya in GRAND HOTEL.

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Sara Esty

Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Lise alternate, OBC). Off-Broadway: BRIGADOON (Jean, City Center Encores! Gala Performance), GRAND HOTEL (Encores!). Tour: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Lise Dassin, 1st National Tour). Sara is a former Soloist with the Miami City Ballet, and recipient of a Princess Grace Fellowship Award for excellence in dance.

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Peter Friedman

Vineyard Theatre: THE SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND. Off-Broadway: THE TREASURER (Max Posner), AFTER THE REVOLUTION and THE GREAT GOD PAN (Amy Herzog), CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION and BODY AWARENESS (Annie Baker, and her adaptation of) UNCLE VANYA, THE SHAGGS (Gregory, Lang, Madsen), FLY BY NIGHT (Connolly, Mitnick, Rosenstock), THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (Wendy Wasserstein), SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON (Rachel Bonds), HER REQUIEM (Greg Pierce), THE NETHER (Jennifer Haley), END DAYS (Deborah Zoe Laufer), JACUZZI (The Debate Society), THE OPEN HOUSE (Will Eno), THE HATMAKER’S WIFE (Lauren Yee), A SOLDIER’S PLAY (Charles Fuller), THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC (Donald Margulies), THE COMMON PURSUIT (Simon Gray), AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG… (C.P. Taylor), HAMLET (Public Theater ’17). Broadway: RAGTIME, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, THE TENTH MAN. Film: The Savages, Safe, Single White Female. TV: “High Maintenance,” “The Affair,” “The Path.” Upcoming: “Succession.”

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Leah Hofmann

Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: BIG FISH, WAR HORSE (Joey/Topthorn), SOMETHING ROTTEN!. Other New York Theater: The Metropolitan Opera’s THE MERRY WIDOW (FrouFrou), HAGOROMO with Wendy Whelan at BAM. International Theater: Salzburg Festival’s DIE DREIGROSCHENOPER (The Threepenny Opera), and JEDERMANN (Bear). National Tours: SOMETHING ROTTEN!, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (Rockette). Additional puppetry at St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab under the direction of Matt Acheson, and The Chekhov Project’s I am a Seagull with puppetry designed by Julian Crouch.

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Naomi Kakuk

Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway/New York: original Broadway casts of THE PRODUCERS and THE FROGS; RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (Rockette); THE GOLDEN APPLE and PAINT YOUR WAGON (City Center Encores!); CRAZY FOR YOU (25th Anniversary Concert). National tours: CHICAGO, SPAMALOT, DR. DOLITTLE, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and CATS. Regional: CONTACT (Girl in the Yellow Dress), JOSEPH... (Mrs. Potiphar), A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (Associate Choreographer, Shakespeare In The Park). Film: The Producers. TV: “A Very Murray Christmas” (Netflix), “Smash,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” numerous television specials and commercials. B.F.A. in Ballet, University of Utah.

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Brittany Marcin Maschmeyer

Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, ANYTHING GOES, FOLLIES, CURTAINS. Other NY: Radio City Rockette, CRAZY FOR YOU (Lincoln Center 25th Anniversary concert), BANDWAGON (City Center Encores!). TV: “A Very Murray Christmas” (Netflix). National tours: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, DR. DOLITTLE, and THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES. UNCSA graduate.

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Erin N. Moore

Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: FOLLIES, AFTER MIDNIGHT, SHUFFLE ALONG. Regional: ALADDIN (MUNY), JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT (MUNY), LIFE, LIBERTY... HAPPINESS (Alpine Theatre Project) Film: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, American Hustle, The Last Five Years. TV: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” “A Very Murray Christmas,” “Amici” (Italy). Company: PHILANDANCO, AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE 21 (The Joyce 2014), RIGOLETTO (The Metropolitan Opera), A JAZZ SYMPHONY (San Francisco Symphony). Erin is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program.

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Clifton Samuels

Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: FOLLIES (w/Bernadette Peters), AMAZING GRACE (OBC). Off-Broadway: THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS (Jerry Orbach Theatre), STIFF (The Barrow Group), STORYVILLE (The York Theatre Company). Selected Theatre: A CHORUS LINE (Ahmanson), FOLLIES (Kennedy Center), CARNIVAL (Goodspeed-Dir: Darko Tresnjak), BEACHES (Signature), H2$ (TUTS). Film/TV: Coen Bros.’ Hail, Caesar!; Annie (2014); “Boardwalk Empire” (recurring), “The Blacklist,” “Younger,” “Alphabet Boys.”

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Tony Yazbeck

Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: PRINCE OF BROADWAY, ON THE TOWN (Astaire Award; Tony, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award nominations), FINDING NEVERLAND, CHICAGO, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, GYPSY with Patti LuPone (Outer Critics Circle Award nom.), A CHORUS LINE, NEVER GONNA DANCE, OKLAHOMA!, GYPSY with Tyne Daly. Off-Broadway: The York Theatre Company. City Center Encores!: LITTLE ME, ON THE TOWN, GYPSY, THE APPLE TREE, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, PARDON MY ENGLISH. Regional: Goodman, Alliance, Barrington, Williamstown, Hartford Stage, The MUNY, Goodspeed (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), Signature (Helen Hayes Award), Trinity Rep, Paper Mill, Old Globe. Concerts: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, San Francisco Symphony. TV/Film: “Billions” (Showtime), “Smash” (NBC), Every Little Step (feature documentary). His debut album, “The Floor Above Me” is available through PS Classics.

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Michael Curry

Vineyard Theatre debut. Michael’s approach is unique, as he chooses to design and develop with a long-term team at his Oregon-based studio. Michael Curry Design’s puppetry, costuming, performance effects, and scenic designs have been the cornerstone of shows for the past 30 years. He has received multiple awards from his peers in theater, television, and film. Michael is best known for his work with THE LION KING on Broadway, FROZEN on Broadway, multiple Olympic opening ceremonies, the Metropolitan Opera, Cirque du Soleil, and other worldwide spectacles.

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Ben Stanton

Vineyard Theatre: DOT, OUTSIDE PEOPLE, METAL CHILDREN. Recent Theater Credits: THE LOW ROAD (Public), JUNK (Lincoln Center/Beaumont), SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION (Barrymore Theater, B’way), FULLY COMMITTED (Lyceum Theater, B’way), Deaf West’s SPRING AWAKENING (Tony Award nomination, Atkinson Theater, B’way), FUN HOME (Tony Award nomination, Circle in the Square, B’way). In addition to theater, Ben designs concerts, dance, opera, and installations. In 2015 he received an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design.

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Peter Hylenski

Vineyard Theatre: KID VICTORY, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (also Broadway). Grammy, Olivier, and four-time Tonynominated Sound Designer for theater, film, television and special events. Selected designs include: FROZEN, ANASTASIA, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, ROCK OF AGES, AFTER MIDNIGHT, MOTOWN, SIDE SHOW, ROCKY, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, SHREK THE MUSICAL, ON A CLEAR DAY, LEND ME A TENOR, ELF, WONDERLAND, CRY BABY, THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’, THE WEDDING SINGER, SWEET CHARITY, MARTIN SHORT: FAME BECOMES ME, LITTLE WOMEN, BROOKLYN, ANNIE (US Tours). Other credits: LE REVE at Wynn Las Vegas, RAGTIME (London), KING KONG (Melbourne). International arena tours of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and WALKING WITH DINOSAURS.

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Dave Bova

Vineyard Theatre: THE AMATEURS, THIS DAY FORWARD, DOT. Broadway designs include M. BUTTERFLY, SUNSET BOULEVARD, BANDSTAND, INDECENT, THE VISIT, THE REAL THING, VIOLET. Off-Broadway designs include: JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, HERE LIES LOVE, BURIED CHILD, PERICLES, BOOTY CANDY, MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN, ROMEO AND JULIET.

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David Loud

Vineyard Theatre: KID VICTORY, THE LANDING, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (also Broadway). Broadway credits include THE VISIT, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, CURTAINS, RAGTIME, A CLASS ACT, STEEL PIER, and revivals of PORGY AND BESS, SHE LOVES ME, COMPANY, and SWEENEY TODD. Off-Broadway: THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND. PBS: “First You Dream.” He originated the role of Manny in Terrence McNally’s MASTER CLASS (starring Zoe Caldwell) and made his Broadway debut in Harold Prince’s original 1981 production of Stephen Sondheim’s MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. He is a graduate of Yale University and is currently teaching at the Manhattan School of Music.

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Greg Jarrett

Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: GIGI, LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, DAMES AT SEA, SIDE SHOW, FUN HOME, THE NANCE. Off-Broadway: PACIFIC OVERTURES, PASSION, RED EYE OF LOVE, DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY. Encores! Off-Center: ASSASSINS, RUNAWAYS, GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER, THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, I’M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER… and several Encores! shows. Dance Arrangements for WATERFALL in Pasadena and Seattle and the lab of AUSTEN’S PRIDE. Regional: THE PRODUCERS at the Hollywood Bowl. Cast Albums: Gigi, Red Eye Of Love, Side Show, Side Show: Added Attractions. Education: The University of Michigan.

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Sam Davis

Vineyard Theatre: DREAM TRUE. Broadway credits as arranger, orchestrator, and/or conductor include AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, HOLIDAY INN, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, SIDE SHOW, GIGI, BIG FISH, DROOD, SCANDALOUS, and CURTAINS. Film and TV credits include: Beauty and the Beast (2017), Hail Caesar, “A Christmas Story Live,” and “Good Behavior.” As composer: LOVE AND REAL ESTATE, BUNNICULA, and RED EYE OF LOVE (all Off-Broadway), THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Delacorte Theater). Regional: LITTLE DANCER (Kennedy Center), THE HONEYMOONERS (Paper Mill). Sam is a winner of the Jonathan Larson Award and a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music.

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Greg Anthony Rassen

Vineyard Theatre debut. Drama Desk winner and Tony nominee for BANDSTAND, Broadway 2017. Other Broadway credits include: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, LITTLE MERMAID, BOOK OF MORMON, R&H’S CINDERELLA, A CHORUS LINE (Revival). Recent show orchestrations include JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA at The New Group and BETWEEN THE LINES at Kansas City Rep. Arranging and orchestration commissions include: The New York Pops, Boston Pops, Philly Pops, Indianapolis Pops; Ashley Brown, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Darren Criss, Liz Callaway, Julia Murney, André Previn. TV: “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Live with Kelly & Michael,” “The View.” Upcoming: André Previn, Concerto for Orchestra. www.greganthonymusic.com

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John Monaco

Vineyard Theatre: KID VICTORY, THE LANDING, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. Musical coordinator for close to 75 Broadway musicals, guitarist/banjoist for almost 40 Broadway shows. He has had the priviledge of working with Richard Rodgers, John Kander, Jule Styne, Elmer Bernstein, Harvey Schmidt, Philip Springer, George Forrest, Robert Wright, and Stephen Flaherty.

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Eric Santagata

returns to The Vineyard as Associate Director, having held the same title on Colman Domingo’s DOT. He was most recently seen on Broadway in PRINCE OF BROADWAY at Manhattan Theatre Club. Prior to that, he Associate Directed the Broadway revival of FALSETTOS and will resume that position for the national tour in the coming year. He was on the original creative team of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS and worked on all productions in the US and UK. Broadway performing credits include THE APPLE TREE, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, and CHAPLIN. Eric is board member of the Broadway Method Academy, Westport Country Playhouse’s resident conservatory.

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Julianne Katz

Vineyard Theatre debut. Julianne is honored to work on this glorious production. Labs with Ms. Stroman: CRAZY FOR YOU (Asst. Director), LITTLE DANCER and THE LATE GREAT ME (Asst. Choreographer). Co-founder/Director of Broadway Kids Auditions, NYC’s premier audition coaching company for kids. Performing Credits: Hodel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (National Tour), Adele Rice in A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Gallery Players), Jenny Brinker in ALLEGRO (APAC), and many more! BFA Elon University. Julianne conducted an Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Musical Theatre Choreography with a focus on Dream Ballets, studying many of Susan Stroman’s original works. www.juliannekatz.com

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Stephen Gabis

Vineyard Theatre: INDECENT (also Broadway) and more. Select Broadway/Off-Broadway: THE SEAFARER; HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD; HANGMEN; BRIGADOON (City Center Encores!); ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD; PRESENT LAUGHTER; THE PRICE; HOLD ON TO ME DARLING; HEISENBERG; OUTSIDE MULLINGAR; LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT; LOVE, LOVE, LOVE; INCOGNITO; SHINING CITY; BEAUTIFUL; THE WINSLOW BOY; THE BOOK OF MORMON (tours); ONCE; PUNK ROCK; DOUBT; THE 39 STEPS; INTIMATE APPAREL; THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE; ABIGAIL’S PARTY; JERSEY BOYS. Selected Film/TV: Spotlight, “Law and Order: SVU,” “Bull,” “The Americans,” “Prime Suspect,” “Boardwalk Empire,” Bernard and Doris, Across The Universe.

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Johnny Milani

Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: KINKY BOOTS, SHUFFLE ALONG, GIGI, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, HARVEY, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, HAIR. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, Public, MTC, Second Stage. Regional: Williamstown, Bay Street, Jacob’s Pillow, and the Kennedy Center. BFA from UNCSA.

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Libby Unsworth

Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: PRINCE OF BROADWAY; LES MISÉRABLES; THE VISIT; SCANDALOUS; PROMISES, PROMISES; 33 VARIATIONS; THE COUNTRY GIRL. Off-Broadway: AT HOME AT THE ZOO (Signature Theatre), FIRE AND AIR (CSC), SELL/BUY/DATE (MTC), MURDER FOR TWO (New World Stages), BUNNICULA (DR2), SPEECH & DEBATE (Roundabout). Touring: RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (2 seasons, Arena Tour). Regional: Old Globe, George Street, Two River, A.R.T., 5th Avenue, Williamstown (8 seasons), Huntington, Geffen. BFA: Boston University.

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Chris Pantuso

Vineyard Theatre debut. With a Broadway resume spanning 2 decades, Chris is currently the Production Property Master at WAITRESS on Broadway. Previous shows include ON THE TOWN, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, GREY GARDENS, A CATERED AFFAIR, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS..., and GREASE, to name a few.

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Jim Carnahan, C.S.A.

Vineyard Theatre: BROOKLYNITE, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. Roundabout’s Director of Artistic Development, where he has cast over 75 shows, most recently TRAVESTIES; TIME AND THE CONWAYS; THE PRICE; IF I FORGET; LOVE, LOVE, LOVE; LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT; SHE LOVES ME; NOISES OFF. He has cast over 50 other Broadway shows, mostly recently HEAD OVER HEELS, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, ANGELS IN AMERICA, FARINELLI AND THE KING, 1984, GROUNDHOG DAY. Recent London: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, GLASS MENAGERIE, NICE FISH, THE RED BARN. Film/TV: The Seagull, “Glee” (Emmy nomination).

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The Beast in the Jungle Calendar

May 4 - June 24, 2018

Performances are Tuesday - Sunday. CLICK HERE for the complete calendar. Running time: approx. 1 hour, 45 minutes with no intermission

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The company. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Tony Yazbeck and Peter Friedman. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Irina Dvorovenko and Tony Yazbeck. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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The company. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Peter Friedman and Tony Yazbeck. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Irina Dvorovenko and Tony Yazbeck. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Peter Friedman and Tony Yazbeck. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Irina Dvorovenko and Tony Yazbeck. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Irina Dvorovenko and Tony Yazbeck. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Irina Dvorovenko. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Tony Yazbeck and Teagle F. Bougere. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Tony Yazbeck and Irina Dvorovenko. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Irina Dvorovenko and Tony Yazbeck. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Tony Yazbeck and Irina Dvorovenko. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Irina Dvorovenko and Tony Yazbeck. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Peter Friedman and Irina Dvorovenko. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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The Beast in the Jungle Cast Announced

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Teagle F. Bougere (THE CRUCIBLE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN), Irina Dvorovenko (“The Americans” and former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer), and Tony Award nominees Peter Friedman (RAGTIME, The Vineyard’s THE SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND…) and Tony Yazbeck (ON THE TOWN, F

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