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JENNIFER MUDGE (Witch) most recently appeared in Rocky on Broadway and in Neil LaBute's Happy Hour as part of LaMama's aDa Festival. Last spring she appeared as the Witch in the acclaimed revival of Into the Woods at the McCarter with Fiasco. She played opposite Matthew Broderick in the Roundabout’s Broadway production of The Philanthropist, and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for the first NY revival of Dutchman, at the Cherry Lane. She also played Maggie at the Geffen Playhouse in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, with John Goodman. Other New York theater includes The Big Meal (Playwright’s Horizons), directed by Sam Gold, Don’t Go Gentle (MCC), OOH-RAH (Atlantic), Fault Lines (Naked Angels), directed by David Schwimmer, Geometry of Fire and Craig Wright’s The Pavilion (Rattlestick Theater), the world premiere of Terrence McNally’s The Stendhal Syndrome (Primary Stages), Reckless (Broadway), and Only the End of the World (Company Charniere). She has worked regionally at Arena Stage, Bay Street, NY Stage & Film, AL Shakespeare, CATF, Sundance, Perry-Mansfield, Westport Playhouse, Williamstown, and many shows at Trinity Rep Company, where she received her MFA. Film and TV appearances include Hal Hartley’s indie feature My America, season one of “BOSS” opposite Kelsey Grammer (Starz), "Dead Man Down," "You Don’t Know Jack" (HBO), and Mary Harron’s short film, "Sonnet for a Towncar," opposite Josh Charles, as well as Stephen Belber’s "Drifting Elegant, Lefty Loosey" (Northside Festival winner), “The Big C,” “The Good Wife,” “Mercy,” “Life is Wild,” “Canterbury’s Law,” “Law & Order” and “L&O: Criminal Intent.” She was a 2007 recipient of the Marian Seldes-Garson Kanin Fellowship from the Theater Hall of Fame, and is an IHI Honorary Board Member.
PATRICK MULRYAN (Jack, Steward) has appeared in New York in Fiasco Theater’s Cymbeline (Barrow Street Theatre, Theatre for a New Audience), Bum Phillips All-American Opera (La MaMa/Monk Parrots, Inc.), and As You Like It (Happy Few Theatre Company, NYIT Award Nomination Outstanding Ensemble). His regional credits include Fiasco’s Into the Woods (McCarter Theatre Center, Old Globe), Cabaret and The Importance of Being Earnest (Trinity Repertory Company), and Chain of Fools (Guthrie Theater). Mr. Mulryan has participated in workshops and developmental readings with Fiasco, Bay Street, Lark Play Development Center, New Georges, New World Stages, Theatre for a New Audience, A Collection of Shiny Objects, and Brown University, collaborating with directors such as Julie Taymor, Chay Yew, and Daniella Topol, as well as playwrights Jackie Sibblies Drury, Mallery Avidon, Joe Waechter, Edgar Mendoza, Alexandra Collier, and Noah Brody. Mr. Mulryan has been a Guest Lecturer in Voice at SUNY Purchase and Fordham University and teaches Voice and Speech at the Acting Studio and the Tom Todoroff Conservatory in New York. He also works privately as a mentor and socialization coach for children on the autism spectrum. Mr. Mulryan is a proud graduate of the Brown/Trinity M.F.A. Acting Program. He has also trained with A Guthrie Experience, The Actors’ Center, Moscow Art Theatre, and Oberlin College (B.A.).
BEN STEINFELD (Co-Director; Baker) is an actor, director, teacher and musician. Ben has been seen on Broadway in the recent Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Cyrano de Bergerac, and as James Monroe in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. He has acted in and co-directed Fiasco Theater’s acclaimed productions of Cymbeline (Theatre for a New Audience and the Barrow Street Theatre) and Into the Woods (McCarter Theatre and The Old Globe). He co-directed Fiasco’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Folger Theatre), which will play at TFANA this spring. Other regional acting credits include: Misalliance (Portland Center Stage), Design for Living (Williamstown), Room Service (Westport), and ten plays with Trinity Rep. Ben’s television and film work includes: HBO’s "Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight," “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and the only film adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta. Ben co-authored an essay for the book Living With Shakespeare (Random House), and is an artist-in-residence with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Ben is co-artistic director of the celebrated Fiasco Theater. He is a graduate of Brown University and the Brown/Trinity MFA Program.
EMILY YOUNG (Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel) is delighted to be making her Roundabout debut doing Into The Woods with Fiasco Theater. Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway with Fiasco Theater: Measure for Measure, New Victory Theater; Cymbeline, Theater For A New Audience/Barrow Street Theater. Other off-Broadway credits: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Public Theater; Romeo and Juliet, Theater Breaking Through Barriers; Colorado, SPF '04. Regional: Into the Woods, The Old Globe, McCarter Theater Center; Two Gentlemen of Verona and Cymbeline, The Folger Theater; King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival; Love's Labor's Lost, Henry V, and Much Ado About Nothing, Illinois Shakespeare Festival; Cherry Orchard, Trinity Rep; Emma, Kennedy Center's Millennium Festival. Workshops/readings: Sundance Theater Lab, New York Stage & Film, ADP at TFANA, dirs. Cicely Berry and Andrew Wade. Film: God of Love (winner of Academy Award for Best Live Action Short 2011), Manhattan Melody (official selection at Telluride and Atlanta Film Festivals, 2nd place at Woodstock Film Festival), Natives (Winner Best Short Seattle LGBT Film Festival, official selection at SXSW, The East Village Film series, New Orleans Film Festival, et al). Training: Brown-Trinity; B.A. Brown University.
STEPHEN SONDHEIM (Music & Lyrics) wrote the music and lyrics for Road Show (2008), Passion (1994), Assassins (1991), Into the Woods (1987), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sweeney Todd (1979), Pacific Overtures (1976), The Frogs (1974), A Little Night Music (1973), Follies (1971; revised in London, 1987), Company (1970), Anyone Can Whistle (1964) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), as well as the lyrics for West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965) and additional lyrics for Candide (1973). Side by Side by Sondheim (1976), Marry Me a Little (1981), You're Gonna Love Tomorrow (1983) and Putting It Together (1993/99) are anthologies of his work, as is the musical Sondheim on Sondheim. He composed the film scores of Stavisky (1974) and Reds (1981) and songs for Dick Tracy (Academy Award, 1990). He also wrote songs for the television production "Evening Primrose" (1966), co-authored, with Anthony Perkins, the film The Last of Sheila (1973) and, with George Furth, the play Getting Away with Murder (1996), and provided incidental music for the plays The Girls of Summer (1956), Invitation to a March (1961) and Twigs (1971). He won Tony Awards for Best Score for a Musical for Passion, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Follies and Company. All of these shows won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, as did Pacific Overtures and Sunday in the Park with George, the latter also receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Saturday Night (1954), his first professional musical, finally had its New York premiere in 1999 at Second Stage Theatre.
JAMES LAPINE (Book) has worked with Stephen Sondheim on Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods and Passion. He conceived and directed the Broadway production of Sondheim on Sondheim. He also directed the first revival of Merrily We Roll Along at La Jolla Playhouse. With William Finn he has worked on Falsettos, A New Brain, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Little Miss Sunshine. Other Broadway credits: The Diary of Anne Frank, Golden Child and Amour. He has written the plays: Act One, Table Settings, Twelve Dreams, Luck, Pluck & Virtue, The Moment When, Fran’s Bed and Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing.
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