THIS JUST IN: We're throwing a concert on June 17th at 7PM at the York Theatre to celebrate the and of the Loveville Season, the 10K downloads we've gotten (nearing 12K now actually!), and hear both original cast members and new stars sing every song! Reserve your free tickets now as it's already selling out! In other news, reviews! Click on some great ones below! - DZ
From Joseph Donica: "The creators of Loveville take up the high school musical genre in a new and rather attractive way. The music includes solos and duets belted out in good old-fashioned Broadway style. And the performers are as exciting as one would expect a crew picked here and there from Broadway shows would be!" Read more!
And from Jonathan Mandell: "Charming, funny and well sung. The twist in the tale makes it feel more original!" Read more!
We close today! Was endlessly in love with this production and this cast and team. Will miss this show...and hope for another production soon! -DZ _____________
Teresa Gasparini, Hudson Valley Ovation: "…a story perfect for our times, specifically singing out to [those who] grew up in an analog world but are now living as adults in a digital world...Zellnik explores whether our words free us or imprison us, whether love is rare or everywhere around us, and whether we are, or even want to be, smaller and smaller in a big world. The script captures the audience’s attention and will remain in their thoughts long after the show is over.” Read more...
Macey Levin, Berkshire Onstage: "David Zellnik’s engrossing play The Letters is receiving its world premiere at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, New York. It is 2014 and the thirty-four year old Rajiv says to the audience, “What is irreplaceable nowadays? Love? Well, maybe. In a simple and almost mindless way, you can replace one person’s love with another. But what about the person who gave you that love? Now, that’s irreplaceable.” “Irreplaceable” is the driving force in this love story as it applies to four young people who attempt to define their relationships and their own identities." Read more...
A lovely interview with Joseph Dalton in the Albany Times Union in anticipation of opening of THE LETTERS, April 25! I might or might not have compared myself to Shaw in the opening paragraph...but I'm so pleased with how deep we got into the play and the ideas behind it!
I could not be more thrilled this is happening. We have a stunning cast and amazing creative team. (And thanks BW for desiring it as a "brilliant and deeply moving" play! -- we'll work our butts off to make sure those adjectives are earned.) Read all about it here!
From left to right: Christopher Joel Oaken, Alexis Coifed, Sara Parcesepe, Shivantha Wijesinha)
So thrilled to hear my play THE LETTERS at our first read through! What a stunningly talented cast. Forgive the slight blurriness of the picture ...but they might have made me cry. Seriously, come to Catskill, NY in April/May to see this beautiful group! xDavid
THE LETTERS @ Bridge Street Theatre Cast Alexis Coifed (Laura) Christopher Joel Onken (Henry) Sara Parcesepe (Rachel) Shivantha Wijesinha (Rajiv)
TEAM Director: John Sowle Dramaturg:Steven Patterson PSM:Joshua Martin