The New Group

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The New Group is an artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. Founded by Artistic Director Scott Elliott, The New Group produced its first play, Mike Leigh's Ecstasy, in 1995. Notable productions include This is Our Youth, Curtains, Goose Pimples, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Hurlyburly, Abigail's Party, Rafta, Rafta..., The Starry Messenger, and A Lie of the Mind, The Kid, Intimacy, The Sticks and Bones, and The Spoils.

Over the past 20 years, The New Group has received more than 100 awards and nominations for excellence. The New Group's first musical, Avenue Q, won three Tony Awards, for Best Book, Best Score, and Best Musical, in 2004.

The New Group is run by founding Artistic Director, Scott Elliott, and Executive Director, Adam Bernstein

Artists[edit]

Notable playwrights, directors, actors, and theater artists who have worked at The New Group include Adam Alexi-Malle, Matthew Broderick, Mark Brokaw, David Cale, Bobby Cannavale, Keith Carradine, Richard Chamberlain, Sarita Choudhury, Jim Dale, Paul Dano, Peter Dinklage, Kevin Elyot, Lisa Emery, Jesse Eisenberg, Raúl Esparza, Josh Hamilton, Ed Harris, Ethan Hawke, Beth Henley. Danny Hoch, Holly Hunter, Marin Ireland, Judith Ivey, Kristen Johnston, Zoe Kazan, Ayub Khan-Din, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mike Leigh, Kenneth Lonergan, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Madigan, Jena Malone, Derek McLane, Laurie Metcalf, Pat Metheny, Megan Mullally, Kunal Nayyar, Alessandro Nivola, Cynthia Nixon, Brian F. O'Byrne, Nick Offerman, Tonya Pinkins, Bill Pullman, Sam Rockwell, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Mark Ruffalo, Anabella Sciorra, Chloë Sevigny, Cara Seymour, Wallace Shawn, Betty Shamieh, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Lili Taylor, Sam Trammell, Frank Whaley, Dianne Wiest, and Michelle Williams.

Current season[edit]

Mercury Fur by Philip Ridley, directed by Scott Elliott

Steve by Mark Gerrard, directed by Cynthia Nixon

Buried Child by Sam Shepard, directed by Scott Elliott

Production history[edit]

2014-2015

Sticks and Bones by David Rabe, directed by Scott Elliott

Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson, directed by Cynthia Nixon

The Spoils by Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott

2013-2014

The Jacksonian by Beth Henley, directed by Robert Falls

Intimacy by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Scott Elliott

Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo

2012-2013

The Good Mother by Francine Volpe, directed by Scott Elliott

Clive based on Bertolt Brecht's Baal retold by Jonathan Marc Sherman, directed by Ethan Hawke

Bunty Berman Presents... book and lyrics by Ayub Khan Din, music by Ayub Khan Din and Paul Bogaev, directed by Scott Elliott

2011-2012

Burning by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Scott Elliott

Russian Transport by Erika Sheffer, directed by Scott Elliott

An Early History of Fire by David Rabe, directed by Jo Bonney

2010-2011

Blood From A Stone by Tommy Nohilly, directed by Scott Elliott

Marie and Bruce by Wallace Shawn, directed by Scott Elliott

One Arm based on the short story and screenplay by Tennessee Wililams, adapted for the stage and directed by Moisés Kaufman

2009-2010

The Starry Messenger written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan

A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard, directed by Ethan Hawke

The Kid by Andy Monroe, Michael Zam and Jack Lechner, based on the book by Dan Savage, directed by Scott Elliott

2008-2009

Mouth to Mouth by Kevin Elyot, directed by Mark Brokaw

Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Scott Elliott

Groundswell by Ian Bruce, directed by Scott Elliott

2007-2008

Things We Want by Jonathan Marc Sherman, directed by Ethan Hawke

Two Thousand Years by Mike Leigh, directed by Scott Elliott

Rafta, Rafta... by Ayub Khan-Din, directed by Scott Elliott

Rich Boyfriend by Evan Smith, directed by Ian Morgan

2006-2007

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Jay Presson Allen, directed by Scott Elliott

The Fever by Wallace Shawn, directed by Scott Elliott

The Accomplices by Bernard Weinraub, directed by Ian Morgan

Expats by Heather Lynn MacDonald, directed by Ari Edelson

Strangers Knocking by Robert Tenges, directed by Marie Masters

2005-2006

Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh, directed by Scott Elliott

The Music Teacher words by Wallace Shawn, music by Allen Shawn, directed by Tom Cairns

A Spalding Gray Matter written and performed by Michael Brandt, directed by Ian Morgan

Jayson with a Y by Darci Picoult, directed by Sheryl Kaller

Everythings Thurning into Beautiful by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, directed by Carl Forsman

2004-2005

SIN (A Cardinal Deposed) by Michael Murphy, directed by Carl Forsman

A Likely Story by David Cale, directed by Tamara Jenkins

Hurlyburly by David Rabe, directed by Scott Elliott

Critical Darling by Barry Levey, directed by Ian Morgan

Terrorism by The Presnyakov Brothers, translated by Sasha Dugdale, directed by Will Frears

2003-2004

Aunt Dan and Lemon by Wallace Shawn, directed by Scott Elliott

Roar by Betty Shamieh, directed by Marion McClinton

2002-2003

Comedians by Trevor Griffiths, directed by Scott Elliott

Avenue Q music & lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, directed by Jason Moore

The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort, directed by Scott Elliott

2001-2002

Good Thing by Jessica Goldberg, directed by Jo Bonney

Smelling a Rat by Mike Leigh, directed by Scott Elliott

2000-2001

What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton, directed by Scott Elliott

Paradise Island by Benjie Aerenson, directed by Andy Goldberg

Servicemen by Evan Smith, directed by Sean Mathias

1999-2000

Cranes by Dmitry Lipkin, directed by Scott Elliott

Another American: Asking and Telling by Marc Wolf, directed by Joe Mantello

Betwixt by David Cale, directed by Scott Elliott and Andy Goldberg

1998-1999

Some Voices by Joe Penhall, directed by Frank Pugliese

Halfway Home by Diane Bank, directed by Stephen Williford

East is East by Ayub Khan-Din, directed by Scott Elliott

1997-1998

Goose-Pimples by Mike Leigh, directed by Scott Elliott

Hazelwood Jr. High by Rob Urbinati, directed by Scott Elliott

The Fastest Clock in the Universe by Philip Ridley, directed by Jo Bonney

1996-1997

This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by Mark Brokaw

The Flatted Fifth by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, directed by Jo Bonney

My Night With Reg by Kevin Elyot, directed by Jack Hofsiss

1996

Curtains by Stephen Bill, directed by Scott Elliott

1995

Ecstasy by Mike Leigh, directed by Scott Elliott

Awards[edit]

The New Group's past productions have received over 100 awards and nominations, include the Tony Award for Best New Musical.

Ecstasy, 1995

OBIE (Overall Excellence) Taking Off Award Calloway Award

Curtains, 1996

2 OBIEs (Direction; Ensemble Acting)

This is our Youth, 1996

Lucille Lortel Award 1999 (Outstanding Actor, Mark Ruffalo) Theatre World Award 1997 (Mark Ruffalo)

Goose-Pimples, 1998

3 Drama Desk Nominations (Outstanding Director of a Play, Scott Elliott; Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Adam Alexi-Malle; Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, Caroline Seymour)

Another American: Asking and Telling, 2000

OBIE (Special Citation, Joe Mantello and Marc Wolf) Kalbie Award (Best Male Solo Show, Marc Wolf)

What the Butler Saw, 2001

Lucille Lortel Nomination (Outstanding Revival)

Comedians, 2003

2 Lucille Lortel Nominations (Outstanding Revival; Outstanding Lead Actor, Jim Dale) Drama Desk Nomination (Outstanding Actor in a Play, Jim Dale) Drama League Award (Raúl Esparza) Drama League Nomination (Outstanding Revival)

Avenue Q, 2003 & 2004

3 Tony Awards 2004 (Best Musical; Best Book of a Musical, Jeff Whitty; Best Score, Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx) 2004 GLAAD Media Award (Outstanding NY Theater: Broadway and Off-Broadway) 2 Theatre World Awards 2004 (Stephanie D’Abruzzo, John Tartaglia) 2003-04 Outer Critics Circle Award (Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Puppet Artistry) 2 Lucille Lortel Awards 2003 (Outstanding Musical; Sound Design, Brett Jarvis) 3 Lucille Lortel Nominations 2003 (Outstanding Director, Jason Moore; Outstanding Choreographer, Ken Roberson; Outstanding Set Design, Anna Louizos) 5 Drama Desk 2002-03 Nominations (Outstanding Musical; Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Stephanie D’Abruzzo; Outstanding Music, Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; Outstanding Lyrics, Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; Outstanding Book of a Musical, Jeff Whitty)

Aunt Dan and Lemon, 2004

2 OBIEs (Performance, Lili Taylor; Design, Derek McLane)

Sin (A Cardinal Deposed), 2005

OBIE (Special Citation) 2 Drama Desk Nominations (Outstanding Play; Outstanding Actor in a Play, John Cullum)

Hurlyburly, 2005

Lucille Lortel Award (Outstanding Featured Actress, Parker Posey) 4 Lucille Lortel Nominations (Outstanding Revival; Outstanding Director, Scott Elliott; Outstanding Lead Actor, Ethan Hawke; Outstanding Featured Actor, Josh Hamilton) 4 Drama Desk Nominations (Outstanding Revival of a Play; Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Josh Hamilton; Outstanding Director of a Play, Scott Elliott; Outstanding Costume Design, Jeff Mahsie) Drama League Award (Ethan Hawke) Drama League Nomination (Outstanding Revival)

Abigail's Party, 2006

Lucille Lortel Award (Outstanding Costume Design, Eric Becker) 7 Lucille Lortel Nominations (Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Director, Scott Elliott; Outstanding Lead Actress, Jennifer Jason Leigh; Outstanding Featured Actor, Darren Goldstein; Outstanding Featured Actress, Lisa Emery; Outstanding Set Design, Derek McLane; Outstanding Sound Design, Ken Travis) 4 Drama Desk Nominations (Outstanding Lead Actress, Jennifer Jason Leigh; Outstanding Featured Actress, Lisa Emery; Outstanding Set Design, Derek McLane; Outstanding Costume Design, Eric Becker)

The Accomplices, 2007

2 Drama Desk Nominations (Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Featured Actor, Andrew Polk)

Mourning Becomes Electra, 2009

Drama Desk Nomination (Outstanding Lighting Design, Jason Lyons)

The Kid, 2010

Outer Critics Circle Award Winner (Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical) Lucille Lortel Award Nomination (Outstanding Musical) Drama Desk Award Nominations (Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Christopher Sieber, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Jill Eikenberry, Outstanding Lyrics, Jack Lecher, Outstanding Book of a Musical, Michael Zam)

A Lie of the Mind, 2010

OBIE Award Winner (Outstanding Performance, Laurie Metcalf) Lucille Lortel Award Nominations (Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Featured Actor, Keith Carradine, Outstanding Featured Actress, Laurie Metcalf, Outstanding, Scenic Design, Derek McLane, Outstanding Sound Design, Shane Rettig) Drama Desk Award Nominations (Outstanding Director, Ethan Hawke, Outstanding Music in a Play, GAINES) Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination (Outstanding Featured Actress, Marin Ireland)

Blood from a Stone, 2011

OBIE Award Winner (Outstanding Performance, Ethan Hawke) Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination (Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play)

Russian Transport, 2012

Drama Desk Award Nomination (Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Morgan Spector) Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination (John Gassner Award, Erika Sheffer) Paula Vogel Playwriting Award (Erika Sheffer)

The Good Mother, 2012

Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist (Francine Volpe)

The Jacksonian, 2013

Drama Desk Award Nomination (Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Bill Pullman) Lucille Lortel Award Nomination (Outstanding Lighting Design, Daniel Ionazzi)

Sticks and Bones, 2014

Lucille Lortel Award Nominations (Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play, Bill Pullman) Drama Desk Award Nomination (Outstanding Actor in a Play, Bill Pullman)

Rasheeda Speaking, 2015

Lucille Lortel Award (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play, Tonya Pinkins) Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations (Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play, Outstanding Actress in a Play, Tonya Pinkins) Drama Desk Award Nomination (Outstanding Actress in a Play, Tonya Pinkins)

Premieres[edit]

The New Group has produced numerous world premieres including Steve, The Spoils, Intimacy, Burning, Russian Transport, Blood From a Stone, The Starry Messenger, The Accomplices, and Avenue Q

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