Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Craig Saavedra, (left) and Michael Shulman attend the Opening Night After Party with Dame Judi Dench who stars as Alice in John Logan's PETER AND ALICE.

Outside the Noel Coward Theatre in London's West End theatre district, Starry Night toppers Craig Saavedra and Michael Shulman attend the opening night performance of John Logan's PETER AND ALICE starring Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw.

LONDON -- The stars were out for Michael Grandage's brilliant production of John Logan's newest play, PETER AND ALICE and Starry Night's Craig Saavedra and Michael Shulman were not only thrilled to be part of the evening's festivities, but also about being involved with the entire season of five plays that began with PRIVATES ON PARADE last year and concludes with Jude Law in HENRY V in November.

The playbill's description for the show reads:

"When Alice Liddell Hargreaves met Peter Llewelyn Davies at the opening of a Lewis Carroll exhibition in 1932, the original Alice in Wonderland came face to face with the original Peter Pan. In John Logan’s remarkable new play, enchantment and reality collide as this brief encounter lays bare the lives of these two extraordinary characters.  Judi Dench plays Alice, and Ben Whishaw plays Peter in Logan’s first new play since Red, which went on to win six Tony Awards in 2010."  

Thursday, March 14, 2013

NY Times calls HIT THE WALL "an exciting visceral charge" that's "fierce and funny" and "deeply affecting"

NEW YORK --  “Hit the Wall” is being staged at the Barrow Street Theater, just a stone’s throw from Christopher Park in Greenwich Village where the events depicted occurred. That amplifies the historical echoes of truncheon blows and flying trash cans as angry drag queens, gay men and lesbians pushed back during a routine police raid on a sweltering June night.

"Watching the characters strut through a liberating dance that erupts into chaos and violence when police lights pierce the smoky haze gives the sense of being caught up in that momentous clash. Mr. Hoff’s adroit use of the playing space, J. David Brimmer’s balletic fight direction, Keith Parham’s atmospheric lighting and Dan Lipton’s galvanizing live music — from psychedelic guitars to primal bongos — combine to summon a raw emotional power." 

Read the entire New York Times review here.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

HIT THE WALL Opens at Barrow Street Theatre

Starry Night principals Michael Shulman and Craig Saavedra arrive at the Opening Night of Ike Holter's HIT THE WALL. 
NEW YORK -- With an imaginative and theatrical blend of history and mythology, Ike Holter's new play Hit the Wall places the audience just on the periphery of the wild and enigmatic first night of the Stonewall Riots, June 28, 1969.

A routine police raid on The Stonewall Inn, a popular underground gay bar in Greenwich Village, sparks violent protests and street demonstrations continued for the next several days in what became known as The Stonewall Riots, thrusting a group of unlikely revolutionaries onto the front lines of history and igniting one of the most influential social and political movements of the 20th Century.

Starry Night Entertainment produces the Eric Hoff directed play at the Barrow Street Theatre alongside lead producers Jean Doumanian, Scott Morfee and Tom Wirtshafter.