BRYCE PINKHAM and JIM BROCHU
Directed by Joe Discher
What happens when a faltering Broadway playwright and a hard-drinking Chicago journalist
are thrown together in Pre-Code Hollywood to work as a team?
And what will they sacrifice for a screen credit?
Presentation on Monday, May 14
1pm & 5:30 pm
353 West 48th Street
Bryce Pinkham (Ben Prescott II)
is most widely known for originating the role of ‘Monty Navarro’ in the Tony Winning Musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway, for which he was nominated for Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk awards. He soon after appeared in the Broadway revival of The Heidi Chronicles and was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance in 2015. His other Broadway credits include Holiday Inn, Ghost the Musical, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. He most recently starred in Benny and Joon a new musical adaptation of the 1993 movie starring Johnny Depp at the Old Globe Theater. His latest onscreen appearances include Baz Luhrmann's Netflix series The Get Down, Robert De Niro's The Comedian, and as a series regular on PBS’s Civil War drama series Mercy Street. His other TV credits include Blindspot, The Good Wife and Person of Interest. @theBrycecapades
Jim Brochu (Joe)
is best known for writing and starring in the Off-Broadway plays Character Man, The Big Voice: God Or Merman? and Zero Hour, for which he won the Drama Desk Award, the Helen Hayes Award, and the Los Angeles Ovation Award for his portrayal of Zero Mostel. He is also co-author with Steven Schalchin of the musicalThe Last Session for which he won the GLAAD Media Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Award and the Backstage West Award for his direction.
Broadway: Fish In The Dark, Tales Of The City, Hello Dolly. Encores: 70 Girls 70, Follies, Off Broadway: Minnie's Boys, Flamingo Court, Gay Divorce, Scandals of 1928. Television & Pilots: The Good Cop, Friends Of The People, Law & Order, Search For Tomorrow, The Other Two. National Tours: Sister Act, 42 nd St. Regional: Marjorie Prime, Steel Magnolias, The Spitfire Grill, The Full Monty, A Little Night Music, Dear World, Mame to name a few. Movie Credits: Inside Llewyn Davis, The Producers Gamera. Miss Findlay is the recipient of "The Las Vegas Performer of The Year Award for Hallelujah Hollywood. CD'S: A Bag Of Popcorn and A Dream, Through My Eyes.
Joe Discher (Director) The New York Times has called his work “devastatingly effective,” “enchanting,” “beautiful,” “sensitively directed,” “exceedingly enjoyable” and “joyously funny.” Most recently, he directed the off-Broadway world premiere of The Violin starring Robert LuPone at 59E59. Mr. Discher also directed the NYC premiere of Ben Butler at 59E59, as well as regional productions at Barrington Stage Company, Majestic Theater, and the world premiere at New Jersey Repertory Company. Mr. Discher is an associate artist at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, where he spent twenty years on staff as Associate Artistic Director and Casting Director. joedischer.com
Kerr Lockhart (Author) began his career as an intern for Fran and Barry Weissler. He was a Business Affairs attorney for William Morris Agency, NBC/CNBC, Hallmark Entertainment and many others. He co-produced arts documentaries such as YOU'RE THE TOP: THE COLE PORTER STORY and GLENN MILLER:AMERICA'S MUSICAL HERO. For the past 16 years, he has been a full-time educator. His previous play, THE SCHOOL INSPECTORS is published by Stageplays, Inc.