The world premiere of Thomas Bradshaw's The Seagull/Woodstock, NY opens its limited engagement February 28. The New Group production began previews at The Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre February 7. The run has already been extended from the previously scheduled March 26 to April 9.
Film and television actor Ato Essandoh (Jason Bourne, Django Unchained) stars in the cast with David Cale (Lillian), Patrick Foley (Circle Jerk), Hari Nef (Transparent), Daniel Oreskes (Oslo), Parker Posey (Waiting for Guffman), Bill Sage (Aunt Dan and Lemon), Aleyse Shannon (Beauty), Amy Stiller (The King of Queens), and Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars).
Adapted from Chekhov, The Seagull/Woodstock, NY follows a group of New York theatre people as they retreat to a house in the Hudson Valley hoping to get away from it all. But no matter what they wish for, they can’t seem to escape the ambitions, rivalries, and fragile egos that follow them everywhere. The work reunites playwright Bradshaw and director Elliott, who previously collaborated at The New Group on Intimacy and Burning.
Scott Elliott directs the production which features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Qween Jean, lighting design by Cha See, sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, fight and intimacy direction by David Anzuelo, and casting by Judy Henderson. The production stage manager is Valerie A. Peterson, and the assistant stage manager is Stephen Michael Varnado.