Michael Tucker’s FERN HILL Extends Its Run At 59E59 Theaters through October 27

Mark Blum, Ellen Parker, Mark Linn-Baker, Jill Eikenberry, John Glover, Jodi Long, Philip Hoffman and Pilar Witherspoon. Photo by Lia Chang

59E59 Theaters announces that Michael Tucker’s FERN HILL will extend their run by one week. The production will now close on Sunday, October 27. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7 pm; Saturday at 2 pm & 7 pm; and Sunday at 2 pm. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling the 59E59 Box Office on 646-892-7999 or by visiting www.59e59.org.

Three couples in their golden years, thick as thieves, are gathered at Sunny and Jer’s farmhouse to celebrate milestone birthdays that span three decades. The foundation of their long friendship is honesty and support-as well as a commitment to the enjoyment of food, wine, and laughter. They’re so close that Sunny suggests that they all move in together-to live and work and assist one another as they grow older.

Their companionship is put to the test, however, when a marital betrayal is discovered. The bonds of loyalty and truth are explored in this mature comedy.

The cast features a noteworthy company of Broadway and NYC stage veterans, including Mark Linn-Baker, Mark Blum, Jill Eikenberry, John Glover, Jodi Long, and Ellen Parker. Philip Hoffman and Pilar Witherspoon are the understudies.

FERN HILL, produced by Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions, Inc., began performances on Tuesday, September 10. Press Opening was Thursday, September 19 at 7 pm.

Mark Linn-Baker, Mark Blum, Jill Eikenberry, John Glover, Jodi Long, and Ellen Parker Celebrate Opening Night of Michael Tucker’s FERN HILL 

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2019 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

Mark Linn-Baker, Mark Blum, Jill Eikenberry, John Glover, Jodi Long, and Ellen Parker Celebrate Opening Night of Michael Tucker’s FERN HILL

59E59 Theaters is presenting the NYC premiere of FERN HILL, written by Michael Tucker and directed by Nadia Tass. Produced by Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions, Inc., FERN HILL began preview performances on Tuesday, September 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 20. The production opened on September 19. Scroll down for photos from the opening night party at The Bar Room.

Producer Mary J. Davis, Jill Eikenberry, Playwright Michael Tucker and Producer Judith Manocherian. Photo by Lia Chang

The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 7 PM; and Sunday at 2 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 – $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or visit www.59e59.org. The running time is 120 minutes, including intermission.

Opening night curtain call of Michael Tucker’s FERN HILL with Mark Linn-Baker, Jodi Long, Mark Blum, Jill Eikenberry, John Glover and Ellen Parker on September 19, 2019. Photo by Lia Chang

Three couples in their golden years, thick as thieves, are gathered at Sunny and Jer’s farmhouse to celebrate milestone birthdays that span three decades. The foundation of their long friendship is honesty and support-as well as a commitment to the enjoyment of food, wine, and laughter. They’re so close that Sunny suggests that they all move in together-to live and work and assist one another as they grow older.

Mark Blum, Ellen Parker, Mark Linn-Baker, Jill Eikenberry, John Glover, Jodi Long, Philip Hoffman and Pilar Witherspoon. Photo by Lia Chang

Their companionship is put to the test, however, when a marital betrayal is discovered. The bonds of loyalty and truth are explored in this mature comedy.

Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast features a noteworthy company of Broadway and NYC stage veterans, including Mark Linn-Baker, Mark Blum, Jill Eikenberry, John Glover, Jodi Long, and Ellen Parker. Philip Hoffman and Pilar Witherspoon are the understudies.

Michael Tucker. Photo by Lia Chang

The design team includes Jessica Parks (scenic design); Kate McGee (lighting design); Patricia Doherty (costume design); Kenneth Goodwin (sound design); and Addison Heeren (prop master). The Production Stage Manager is Stephanie Clark.

Playwright Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry and Ellen Parker. Photo by Lia Chang
Mark Linn-Baker, Playwright Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry and Ellen Parker. Photo by Lia Chang
Jill Eikenberry. Photo by Lia Chang
Jill Eikenberry. Photo by Lia Chang
Ellen Parker. Photo by Lia Chang
Mark Blum. Photo by Lia Chang
Jodi Long. Photo by Lia Chang
Jodi Long. Photo by Lia Chang
Playwright Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry and Jodi Long. Photo by Lia Chang
John Glover. Photo by Lia Chang
Ellen Parker. Photo by Lia Chang
John Glover and Kelley Curran. Photo by Lia Chang
Victoria Clark, Dee Hoty. Photo by Lia Chang
Victoria Clark, Jamie deRoy, Dee Hoty. Photo by Lia Chang
Producers Judith Manocherian and Mary J. Davis. Photo by Lia Chang
Lynne Meadow and Jill Eikenberry. Photo by Lia Chang
Producers Judith Manocherian and Mary J. Davis, Director Nadia Tass, Mark Blum, Mark Linn-Baker, Jill Eikenberry, Playwright Michael Tucker, John Glover, Ellen Parker, Philip Hoffman and Pilar Witherspoon. Photo by Lia Chang
Ellen Parker, Lynne Meadow and Mark Blum. Photo by Lia Chang
Director Nadia Tass, Jill Eikenberry and Playwright Michael Tucker. Photo by Lia Chang
Director Nadia Tass, Producers Joey Monda and Mary J. Davis, Jill Eikenberry, Playwright Michael Tucker and Producer Judith Manocherian. Photo by Lia Chang
Playwright Michael Tucker and Jamie deRoy. Photo by Lia Chang
Playwrights Michael Weller, Michael Tucker and Ayad Akhtar. Photo by Lia Chang
Tom Viertel, Jill Eikenberry and Playwright Michael Tucker. Photo by Lia Chang
Playwright Michael Tucker and John Glover. Photo by Lia Chang
Victoria Clark and Tom Viertel. Photo by Lia Chang
Mark Blum, Nadia Tass and Mark Linn-Baker. Photo by Lia Chang
John Glover and Mark Linn-Baker. Photo by Lia Chang
Jacob Schott, Joey Monda, Mary J. Davis, Frankie Dailey and Hamish Davies. Photo by Lia Chang
Jodi Long and Dee Hoty. Photo by Lia Chang
Mark Linn-Baker, Christa Justus, John Glover. Photo by Lia Chang
Jamie deRoy. Photo by Lia Chang
Playwright Michael Tucker and Jodi Long. Photo by Lia Chang
Director Nadia Tass and Jodi Long. Photo by Lia Chang
Playwright Michael Tucker and Director Nadia Tass. Photo by Lia Chang
Producer Judith Manocherian, Jodi Long and Producer Mary J. Davis. Photo by Lia Chang
Jodi Long and John Glover. Photo by Lia Chang
Michael Weller, John Glover and a guest. Photo by Lia Chang
Kelly Kirby, Stephanie Clark, Jaclyn Lusardi. Photo by Lia Chang

Broadwayworld: Michael Tucker’s FERN HILL Celebrates Opening Night 

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2019 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

SMART BLONDE Celebrates Opening Night

Garth Kravits, Peter Flynn, Mark Lotito, Andrea Burns, Andrea Bianchi, Jonathan Spivey, Willy Holtzman and Laura Jordan. Photo by Lia Chang

59E59 Theaters presents the New York premiere of Smart Blonde written by Willy Holtzman and directed by Peter Flynn. Produced by MBL Productions and Mary J. Davis in association with Judith Manocherian LLC. The four-member cast features the luminous Andréa Burns (Broadway’s On Your Feet! and In the Heights) as Judy Holliday, with Andrea Bianchi (Curvy Widow at Westside Theater), Mark Lotito (Broadway’s Jersey Boys), and Jonathan Spivey (Summer in Smoke with Transport Group). Scroll down for photos from the opening night party on March 26th at Bloom’s Tavern NYC.

Peter Flynn, Mark Lotito, Andrea Burns, Andrea Bianchi, Jonathan Spivey, Willy Holtzman. Photo by Lia Chang
Peter Flynn, Mark Lotito, Andréa Burns, Andrea Bianchi, Jonathan Spivey, Willy Holtzman. Photo by Lia Chang

In New York City, star Judy Holliday lays down a series of tracks about her rise to fame amidst the politics of the 1950s. Memory and song converge as the “dumb blonde” with a genius IQ charts her experiences from Greenwich Village to Broadway and beyond with notable show business alums, including Leonard Bernstein and Marilyn Monroe.

Andrea Burns. Photo by Lia Chang
Andréa Burns. Photo by Lia Chang

The design team includes Tony Ferrieri (scenic design); Alan Edwards (lighting design); Michael McDonald (costume design); Joanna Lynne Staub (sound design); and J. Jared Janas (hair and wig design). The Production Stage Manager is Stephanie Clark, with Assistant Stage Managers Jaclyn Lusardi, Stephanie Clark, Tyler Danhaus.

Peter Flynn, Andrea Burns and Willy Holtzman. Photo by Lia Chang
Peter Flynn, Andréa Burns and Willy Holtzman. Photo by Lia Chang

Smart Blonde began performances March 16, 2019 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; Sunday at 2:15 PM. Tickets are priced at $25 – $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or visit www.59e59.org

 Andrea Burns. Photo by Lia Chang
Andréa Burns. Photo by Lia Chang
Hudson Flynn, Richard Burns, Andrea Burns, Leda Burns, Peter Flynn. Photo by Lia Chang
Hudson Flynn, Richard Burns, Andréa Burns, Leda Burns, Peter Flynn. Photo by Lia Chang
Frank Burns, Andrea Burns and Leda Burns. Photo by Lia Chang
Frank Burns, Andréa Burns and Leda Burns. Photo by Lia Chang
David Pittu and Andrea Burns. Photo by Lia Chang
David Pittu and Andréa Burns. Photo by Lia Chang
Andrea Burns, Garth Kravits and Andrea Bianci. Photo by Lia Chang
Andréa Burns, Garth Kravits and Andrea Bianchi. Photo by Lia Chang
Andrea Bianci and her husband, John Wooten and their son. Photo by Lia Chang
Andrea Bianchi and her husband, John Wooten and their son, Jack Wooten. Photo by Lia Chang
Jacob Schott, Stephanie Clark, Jaclyn Lusardi and Tyler Danhaus. Photo by Lia Chang
Jacob Schott, Stephanie Clark, Jaclyn Lusardi and Tyler Danhaus. Photo by Lia Chang
 Jaclyn Lusardi, Stephanie Clark, and Tyler Danhaus. Photo by Lia Chang
Jaclyn Lusardi, Stephanie Clark, and Tyler Danhaus. Photo by Lia Chang
Stephanie Clark, Garth Kravits and Jacob Schott. Photo by Lia Chang
Stephanie Clark, Garth Kravits and Jacob Schott. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Mark Lotito and Jonathan Spivey. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Mark Lotito and Jonathan Spivey. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and Lia Chang. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and Lia Chang.
Laura Jordan and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang
Laura Jordan and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang
Joey Monda, Mary J. Davis, Frankie Dailey. Photo by Lia Chang
Joey Monda, Mary J. Davis, Frankie Dailey. Photo by Lia Chang
Judith Manocherian, Garth Kravits, Mark Lotito, Peter Flynn, Andrea Burns, Mary J. Davis, Jonathan Spivey, Andrea Bianchi, Willy Holtzman, Laura Jordan. Photo by Lia Chang
Judith Manocherian, Garth Kravits, Mark Lotito, Peter Flynn, Andréa Burns, Mary J. Davis, Jonathan Spivey, Andrea Bianchi, Willy Holtzman, Laura Jordan. Photo by Lia Chang
Peter Flynn, Andrea Burns, Hudson Flynn. Photo by Lia Chang
Peter Flynn, Andréa Burns, Hudson Flynn. Photo by Lia Chang
Jonathan Spivey, Andrea Bianci and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chan
Jonathan Spivey, Andrea Bianchi and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang
Peter Flynn and Andrea Burns. Photo by Lia Chang
Peter Flynn and Andréa Burns. Photo by Lia Chang
Playwright Willy Holtzman. Photo by Lia Chang
Playwright Willy Holtzman. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Peter Flynn, Mark Lotito, Andrea Burns, Andrea Bianchi, Jonathan Spivey, Willy Holtzman and Laura Jordan. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Peter Flynn, Mark Lotito, Andréa Burns, Andrea Bianchi, Jonathan Spivey, Willy Holtzman and Laura Jordan. Photo by Lia Chang
Andrea Bianchi. Photo by Lia Chang
Andrea Bianchi. Photo by Lia Chang
Andrea Burns and Andrea Bianchi. Photo by Lia Chang
Andréa Burns and Andrea Bianchi. Photo by Lia Chang
Andrea Burns. Photo by Lia Chang
Andréa Burns. Photo by Lia Chang
Lia Chang
Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2019 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

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