Rajiv Joseph’s DESCRIBE THE NIGHT in Previews at Atlantic Theater Company

Rajiv Joseph. Photo by Lia Chang

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is presenting the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Lortel and Obie Award winner Rajiv Joseph’s (Guards at the Taj) play Describe the Night, directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Animals Out of Paper).

Rajiv Joseph and Giovanna Sardelli. Photo by Lia Chang
Rajiv Joseph and Giovanna Sardelli. Photo by Lia Chang

Describe the Night will begin previews on Friday, November 10, officially open Tuesday, December 5 and play a limited engagement through Sunday, December 24, 2017, Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street). Click here for tickets.

Describe the Night will feature Tina Benko (The Crucible), Nadia Bowers (The Farnsworth Invention), six-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein (Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Significant Other, Marie and Rosetta), Max Gordon Moore (Indecent) and Stephen Stocking (Off-Broadway debut).

In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel (Burstein) wanders the countryside with the Red Cavalry. Seventy years later, a mysterious KGB agent spies on a woman in Dresden and falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes in the Russian city of Smolensk.

Set in Russia over the course of 90 years, this thrilling and epic new play traces the stories of seven men and women connected by history, myth and conspiracy theories.

Rajiv Joseph. Photo by Lia Chang
Rajiv Joseph. Photo by Lia Chang

Rajiv Joseph returns to Atlantic following the critically acclaimed production of his Lortel and Obie Award-winning play Guards at the Taj. His plays include Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Pulitzer Prize finalist), The North Pool, Gruesome Playground Injuries and Animals Out of Paper. He has been awarded artistic grants from the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, United States Artists and The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

Director Giovanna Sardelli has staged Rajiv Joseph’s Off-Broadway world premieres of Huck & Holden, Animals Out of Paper, All This Intimacy and The Leopard and The Fox, as well as the world premiere of Archduke at The Mark Taper Forum and the West Coast premiere of Guards at the Taj at The Geffen Playhouse, which received the 2017 Ovation Award for Best Production of a Play.

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Lia Chang, Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang, Photo by Garth Kravits

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.

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Broadway’s SIGNIFICANT OTHER, Starring Gideon Glick, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Sas Goldberg, Lindsay Mendez and Luke Smith at The Booth Theatre, Ends Run on April 23

Don’t miss Joshua Harmon’s critically-acclaimed new play Significant Other, starring Gideon Glick, Oscar and Tony nominee Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Sas Goldberg, Lindsay Mendez, Luke Smith and Rebecca Naomi Jones, currently playing at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45th St.). Significant Other will play its final performance on Sunday, April 23rd at 7 PM. Significant Other officially opened Thursday, March 2nd, and at the time of closing will have played a total of 79 performances.

Gideon Glick, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Lindsay Mendez. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Gideon Glick, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Lindsay Mendez. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Meet Jordan Berman. He’s single. And he has a date with a co-worker to see a documentary about the Franco-Prussian war. At least, he thinks it’s a date. Significant Other follows Jordan and his three closest friends as they navigate love, friendship and New York in the twenty-something years.

Gideon Glick and Lindsay Mendez. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Gideon Glick and Lindsay Mendez. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

People and relationships change. But what if everyone is changing faster than you? Is finding ” one” the only path to happiness? Is separation anxiety from your friends normal? At least his grandma isn’t too busy to take his calls. It’s a show that’s a lot like life – sometimes absurd, always honest and full of humor.

Gideon Glick. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Gideon Glick. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

What the critics are saying: 

The Broadway debut of author Joshua Harmon will be complemented by the Broadway debut of rising young director Trip Cullman, who guided the play to its successful off-Broadway engagement. Ms. Jones joined Mr. Glick, Ms. Barrie, Mr. Behlmann, Ms. Goldberg, Ms. Mendez and Mr. Smith, who  reprised their roles following the sold out run at the Roundabout Theater Company.

Sas Goldberg, Lindsay Mendez, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Gideon Glick. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Sas Goldberg, Lindsay Mendez, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Gideon Glick. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

The creative team includes choreography by Sam Pinkleton, scenic design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Kaye Voyce,, lighting design byJaphy Weideman and sound design by Daniel Kluger.

Gideon Glick, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Sas Goldberg and Lindsay Mendez. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Gideon Glick, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Sas Goldberg and Lindsay Mendez. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Significant Other began at Roundabout Theatre Company following the professional debut and world premiere of Joshua Harmon’s play Bad Jews at Roundabout Underground’s Black Box in fall 2012. Bad Jews was the first play to transfer to the Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre and became the third most produced licensed play last season. Significant Other becomes Roundabout’s second new play to transfer to Broadway following the success of Stephen Karam’s Tony Award-winning play, Humans.

Luke Smith and Gideon Glick. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Luke Smith and Gideon Glick. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Significant Other is currently playing on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7:00 PM; Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM; Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM; Sundays at 7:00 PM.

Lindsay Mendez, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Sas Goldberg. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Lindsay Mendez, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Sas Goldberg. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Tickets are currently available for purchase on-line at Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200 or in-person at The Booth Theatre Box Office. Groups can be booked through Broadway Inbound at broadwayinbound.com or by calling 866-302-0995.

Lindsay Mendez and Gideon Glick. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Lindsay Mendez and Gideon Glick. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Significant Other is presented on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Roundabout atre Company, Rebecca Gold, Ronald Frankel, Spencer Ross, Ira Pittelman & Tom Hulce, Patty Baker, CandyWendyJamiePaula Productions, Gabrielle Palitz, Terry Schnuck, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Caiola Productions, Adam S. Gordon, In Fine Company, Cody Lassen, Aaron Priest, Darren P. DeVerna & Jeremiah J. Harris, Will Trice and The Shubert Organization.

Barbara Barrie and Gideon Glick. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Barbara Barrie and Gideon Glick. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
John Behlmann and Gideon Glick. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
John Behlmann and Gideon Glick. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
John Behlmann and Lindsay Mendez. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
John Behlmann and Lindsay Mendez. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Luke Smith, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Gideon Glick, Sas Goldberg and John Behlmann. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Luke Smith, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Gideon Glick, Sas Goldberg and John Behlmann. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Sas Goldberg, Gideon Glick, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Luke Smith. Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Sas Goldberg, Gideon Glick, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Luke Smith. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Website: www.significantotherbroadway.com
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Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Lia Chang_photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang_photo by Garth Kravits

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.