Neil Simon’s

Barefoot in the Park

August 7, 2012 — September 2, 2012

Performance Times
Tuesdays at 8 pm
Wednesdays at 8 pm
Thursdays at 4 pm & 8:30 pm
Fridays at 8 pm
Saturdays at 4 pm & 8:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm
Official Opening Night: August 9 at 8:30 pm

NOW EXTENDED!

Our inaugural season continues with Neil Simon’s iconic and beloved comedy Barefoot in the Park. First seen at the Playhouse nearly 50 years ago, prior to its original 1963 Broadway run, the trials and tribulations of two newlyweds on the top floor of a New York brownstone has been leaving audiences breathless with laughter for generations. Directed by Tony® Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (2010’s Tony® Award-nominated new play, Next Fall), this timeless comedy makes a welcome return to the BCP stage, providing a breath of fresh air for the dog days of summer.

Barefoot in the Park will feature a myriad of distinguished community leaders in the walk-on role of the “Delivery Person.” Click here to see the full line-up!

Production Photos

 

Cast

Robert BiedermannRobert John Biedermann (Telephone Repair Man) Having just got off his 9th National tour in the last 8 years (…Molly Brown, 7 Brides For 7 Brothers, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Urban Cowboy, Little Women, Wizard Of Oz, South Pacific based on the Lincoln Center production) he is looking forward to staying in one place for awhile. Robert has always wanted to work here at Bucks County Playhouse, ever since he started acting 34 years ago. No time like the present. Favorite roles include The Wizard in The Wizard Of Oz (3 National Tours performing in 193 cities and 2 Resident Companies), Potter in It’s A Wonderful Life, Major General in Pirates of Penzance and Mr. Frank in Diary Of Anne Frank. Over 150 Productions, teaching children, directing, choreographing (Received a Helen Hayes Nomination for Two To Tango) and much travel, has made this the best possible life. Here’s to the passion of acting learned from Toby Orenstein, thank you. Laugh First; don’t wait to Laugh Last.

Candy BuckleyCandy Buckley (Corie’s Mother) Recurring role HBO series Treme. Recent: Next Fall, Dallas Theater Center. Broadway: Cabaret, Thoroughly Modern Millie, After the Fall, Ring Round the Moon. Off-Broadway: Shockheaded Peter, Defying Gravity, Petrified Prince (Drama Desk nom.), Valhalla, Wise Guys, Communicating Doors, Two Noble Kinsmen, Bernarda Alba. Recipient Princess Grace Award Excellence in Theater. Company member 4 seasons American Repertory Theater: Hedda Gabler, among others. Company member 11 seasons Dallas Theater Center: All The King’s Men, among others. Autumn Sonata, Yale Rep; Little Dog Laughed, Hartford TheaterWorks; A Delicate Balance, The Guthrie; Sweeney Todd, Casa Manana; Arena Stage (Helen Hayes nom.); Seattle Rep; Trinity Rep; South Coast Rep.; Westport Country Playhouse; Williamstown Theater Festival. TV: “Gossip Girl,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Upcoming film: Bachelorette.

Jonathan HadaryJonathan Hadary (Victor Velasco) Broadway: Spamalot (King Arthur), Awake And Sing!, All Shook Up, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man (2000), Guys And Dolls (Nathan Detroit), Gypsy (Herbie- 1990 Tony nomination), As Is (Obie Award), Torch Song Trilogy, and Gemini. Off-Broadway: original productions of Larry Kramer’s The Destiny Of Me (Ned Weeks), Sondheim and Weidmans’ Assassins, and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. Films include: Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret, the Coen Brothers’ Intolerable Cruelty, A Time To Kill. P.S. FYI, Mr. Hadary played Schroeder in a 1972  Bucks County Playhouse production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown which he also directed.

Lee Aaron RosenLee Aaron Rosen (Paul Bratter) Broadway: The Normal Heart. Off-Broadway: Gabriel (Atlantic Theatre Company), The Lady From Dubuque (Signature Theatre). Regional: Suddenly Last Summer and Mary’s Wedding (Westport Country Playhouse); All My Sons (Huntington Theatre); Barefoot in the Park (Actors Theatre of Louisville); and Once in a Lifetime, Loot and God of Vengeance (Williamstown). TV: “Person of Interest,” “Damages,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Guiding Light.” Film: Saving Private Ryan, Company K, and the upcoming short film Lawn Care. He received his MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, and he is a proud, longtime volunteer at New York’s 52nd Street Project.

Virginia VealeVirginia Veale (Corie Bratter) Virginia is a recent graduate of The Juilliard Drama Division. At Juilliard, Virginia was the recipient of the 2011 John Houseman Prize which is granted to a Juilliard student that has demonstrated exceptional ability in classical theater. A proud Canadian, she now lives in LA with her fiancé.

Creative Team

Sheryl Kaller (Director)
Sheryl was nominated for a 2010 Tony Award as best director for Geoffrey Nauffts’ award-winning play, Next Fall. She has directed at many theaters including the New Group, Primary Stages, Williamstown Theatre Festival, A.C.T., New York Stage and Film (9 seasons), The Geffen, Philadelphia Theater Company, American Music Theater Project, the York, EST, Rubicon, National Theater of the Deaf and Naked Angels. She co-founded Two Island Productions (Artistic Director- 6 seasons), a New York and Bermuda-based theater company devoted to developing and producing original plays, playwright retreats/workshops, screenplays, concerts and youth arts and education programs. She has directed and developed a plethora of new plays and musicals with writers including Christopher Durang, Geoffrey Nauffts, Peter Melnick, Regina Taylor, Dick Beebe, Theresa Rebeck, Richard Dresser and Alan Menken.

Michael Gilliam (Lighting Design)
Broadway: Bonnie And Clyde, Brooklyn, Big River, Stand-Up Tragedy The West End: Gershwin Alone, Off-Broadway: Striking 12, Blue, End Of The World Party, Zooman And The Sign, Menopause The Musical, National Tours: Brooklyn, Guys And Dolls, Big River. Regional: Arena Stage, The Alley Theatre, The Globe Theatres, Mark Taper Forum, The La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory, The Goodman Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, The Pasadena Playhouse, The Geffen Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Prince Music Theatre, Denver Center, Arizona Theatre Company, Awards: Los Angeles Ovation Awards, Dramalogue Awards, Garland Awards, San Diego Critics’ circle awards and the 1999 Career achievement award from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.

Nicole V. Moody (Costume Designer)
Design credits include Love Loss and What I Wore– NYC, Chicago Tour and Also Rep, Sleuth– Olney Theatre Centre, Deepest Play Ever- Collaboration Town, Housewives Cantata– York Theatre, Promise– Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, The Realm– Down Payment Productions, Trumpery– Olney Theatre Center Hungry for Gold– IOC, Children at Play– Collaboration Town, What is the Cause of Thunder– Williamstown Theatre Festival, Therese Raquin– The Potomac Theatre Project, The Glass Menagerie– Olney Theatre Center and Boston Center for American Performance, The Red Headed Man– NYC Fringe Festival and Encore series, Cosi Fan Tutti and Carmen– Boston Midsummer Opera, A Devil’s Teacup– Boston Playwrights, 4:48 Psychosis– Fort Point Theatre Channel, Rocky Horror, Thoroughly Modern Millie– NorthShore Music Theatre, Indian Ink– Small World Big Sky, as well as various productions with Boston University, including Red Noses and Don Giovanni. Nicole is also credited with Costume Design Assistant for Catherine Zuber on MTC’s Tony winning Royal Family, Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony winning South Pacific, Tony nominated Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Whipping Man at MTC, Women on the Verge… Lincoln Center, How to Succeed in Business… at the Hirschfeld, The Bridge Project at BAM, A Man for All Seasons and Mrs. Warren’s Profession at the Roundabout Theatre, Farragut North, at the Atlantic Theatre and Geffen Playhouse, Das Rheingold at San Francisco Opera, Freud’s Magic Powder– film as well as numerous others assistant/ associate credits for Broadway, off Broadway, Regional Theatre as well as the Madonna 2012 World Tour.

James Noone (Scenic Designer)
Jim has been a Scenic Designer in NYC since 1983 and a member of USA local 829 since 1986. During this time he has worked for some of NYC’s most prestigious theatre companies including Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company and numerous others. Off Broadway he has designed the original productions of Terrance McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune, Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Three Tall Women, the long running solo shows Full Gallp and Fully Committed. Other long running Off-Broadway shows include Cowgirls and Breaking Legs, The original production of A Bronx Tale, the first revival of Boys in the Band and the musical Ruthless. Broadway productions include the long running Jekyll and Hyde, Tony nominated best Musical A Class Act, many productions for Tony Randall’s National Actors Theatre including The Persians, Judgment at Nuremnberg, Night Must Fall, The Sunshine Boys and The Gin Game and the recent revival of A Bronx Tale and Come Back Little Sheba. Outside of NYC he has designed at many of the leading regional Theatres in America as well as many national tours. His work in Opera has been seen at Glimbberglass, NYC Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, La Opera, Washington National Opera, and Canadian Opera Co. For television he designed Sweeny Todd, Candide, Passion, Camelot, and Stephen Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Concert for PBS and Company seen in select movie Theatres. Awards include the Drama Desk (and multiple nominations), American Theatre Wing Design Award, 2 Helen Hayes Awards (DC), the LA Ovation Award, and 2 NAACP Theatre Design Awards.

Lindsay Jones (Sound Design)
Off-Broadway: Rx (Primary Stages), Through the Night (Union Square/Westside Theatres), The Brother/Sister Plays (Public Theater), The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons/Vineyard), Top Secret (New York Theatre Workshop), In The Continuum (Primary Stages) and many others. Regional: Guthrie, Center Stage, American Conservatory Theatre, Hartford Stage, South Coast Repertory, Alliance, Goodman, Arena Stage, Yale Repertory, The Old Globe, Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf, Lookingglass and many others. International: Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada), Royal Shakespeare Company (England), as well as productions in Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Scotland. Awards: five Joseph Jefferson Awards and 16 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, LA Drama Critics Circle Award, two ASCAP Plus Awards, two Drama Desk Award nominations, as well as nominations for Henry Hewes Design, Barrymore, Austin Critics Circle, AUDELCO and NAACP Theatre Awards. Lindsay was also the first sound designer to win the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award. Film/TV Music: HBO Films’ A Note Of Triumph (2006 Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject), and Family Practice for Sony Pictures. www.lindsayjones.com