Classic Stage Company

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Classic Stage Company
CSC Classic Stage Company.jpg
Address 136 East 13th Street
New York City
United States
Coordinates 40°43′58″N 73°59′18″W / 40.732781°N 73.988309°W / 40.732781; -73.988309Coordinates: 40°43′58″N 73°59′18″W / 40.732781°N 73.988309°W / 40.732781; -73.988309
Type Off-Broadway
Capacity 199
Opened 1967
Website
www.classicstage.org

Classic Stage Company, or CSC, is a classical Off-Broadway theater dedicated to re-imagining the classical repertory for a contemporary American audience, presenting plays from the past that speak directly to today's issues. Founded in 1967, Classic Stage Company is one of Off-Broadway's longest-enduring theaters. Its 199-seat theatre is located at 136 East 13th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues in the East Village near Union Square in Manhattan, New York City.

Classic Stage Company is led by Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner. Its productions have been cited repeatedly by the major Off-Broadway theater awards: Obie Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award and 1999 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work.[1]

Productions[edit]

Recent productions include the critically acclaimed productions of The Cherry Orchard with John Turturro and Dianne Wiest, which received the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival; Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham in Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo, directed by Brian Kulick; and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Bebe Neuwirth and Christina Ricci, directed by Tony Speciale. Past seasons have included critically acclaimed productions of Chekhov's Three Sisters with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hecht, Juliet Rylance and Peter Sarsgaard, directed by Austin Pendleton (Obie Award); David IvesThe School for Lies with Hamish Linklater (Obie Award), directed by Walter Bobbie; Unnatural Acts, conceived and directed by Tony Speciale; Ostrovsky's The Forest with Dianne Wiest and John Douglas Thompson, directed by Brian Kulick; David Ives’ Venus In Fur with Nina Arianda and Wes Bentley, directed by Walter Bobbie; Shakespeare's The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin, directed by Brian Kulick; Chekhov's Uncle Vanya with Denis O'Hare, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, directed by Austin Pendleton; Anne Carson's An Oresteia (International PENN Award for Poetry); Chekhov's The Seagull with Dianne Wiest and Alan Cumming; David Ives’ New Jerusalem with Richard Easton, directed by Walter Bobbie; Hamlet, Richard II, Richard III with Michael Cumpsty (Obie Award as Hamlet), directed by Brian Kulick; and Yasmina Reza's A Spanish Play with Zoe Caldwell, directed by John Turturro.

Other prominent artists who have worked at Classic Stage Company include Wes Bentley, Zoe Caldwell, Kathleen Chalfant, Mamie Gummer, Amy Irving, Bill Irwin, Cherry Jones, Ron Leibman, Christopher Lloyd, Camryn Manheim, Frances McDormand, Kate Mulgrew, Cynthia Nixon, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Tony Shalhoub, Mira Sorvino, Jean Stapleton, David Strathairn, Michael Stuhlbarg, Uma Thurman, and Stanley Tucci.

Awards[edit]

  • Lucille Lortel Award for The Cherry Orchard, Outstanding Revival (2011)
  • Henry Hewes Design Award for The School for Lies, Costume Design, William Ivey Long (2011)
  • Artios Award for Three Sisters, Off Broadway Casting, James Calleri (2011)
  • Village Voice OBIE Award for The School for Lies, Performance, Hamish Linklater (2011)
  • Village Voice OBIE Award for Three Sisters, Direction, Austin Pendleton (2011)
  • PEN award for poetry in translation for An Oresteia, Anne Carson (2010)
  • The Falstaff Award for The Tempest, Performance, Elisabeth Waterston (2009)
  • St. Clair Bayfield Award for The Tempest, Performance, Stark Sands (2009)
  • Actor’s Equity Award (The Richard Seff Award) for The Seagull, Performance, David Rasche (2008)
  • Artios Award for The Seagull, Off Broadway Casting, James Calleri (2008)
  • The Dramatist Guild Hull-Warriner Award for New Jerusalem author David Ives (2008)
  • Henry Hewes Design Award for Richard III, Scenic Design, Mark Wendland (2008)
  • The Falstaff Award for Richard III, Performance, Michael Potts (2008)
  • The Falstaff Award for Richard III, Performance, Roberta Maxwell (2008)
  • St. Clair Bayfield Award for Richard II, Performance, George Morfogen (2007)
  • Village Voice OBIE Award for Hamlet, Performance, Michael Cumpsty (2005)
  • Village Voice OBIE Award for Monster, Performance, Christopher Donahue (2002)
  • Village Voice OBIE Award for Texts for Nothing, Set Design, Douglas Stein (2001)
  • Village Voice OBIE Award for Texts for Nothing, Performance, Bill Irwin (2001)
  • Village Voice OBIE Award for I Will Bear Witness, Performance, George Bartenieff (2001)
  • Village Voice OBIE Award for Race and I Will Bear Witness, Set Design, Neil Patel (2001)
  • Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work (1999)
  • Village Voice OBIE Award for Costume Design, Martin Pakledinaz, The Misanthrope (1999)
  • Village Voice OBIE Award for Direction, David Esbjornson, Thérèse Raquin (1998)
  • Village Voice OBIE Award for Performance, Elizabeth Marvel, Thérèse Raquin (1998)
  • Lucille Lortel Award for Best Revival, Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1996)
  • Village Voice OBIE Award for Outstanding Achievement (1995)
  • Village Voice OBIE for Performance, Peter Francis James, Amphitryon (1995)
  • Outer Critics Circle Citation for Sustained Excellence (1995)
  • Village Voice OBIE for Lighting Design, Brian MacDevitt, The Maids, The Illusion and Triumph of Love (1994)[2]

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