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THE FATHER

By Florian Zeller 

Translation by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Doug Hughes

BROADWAY @ MTC's Samuel Friedman Theater, 3/22/16 - 6/19/16

CAST: Frank Langella, Kathryn Erbe, Brian Avers, Hannah Cabell, Charles Borland, Kathleen McNenny, Anthony Newfield, Andrew Hovelson & Pilar Witherspoon

* 2016 Tony Winner for Best Actor: Frank Langella

* 2016 Tony Nominee for Best Play

* A staggering play on the horrors of dementia, The Father left audiences shaken. Florian Zeller's Olivier Award winning script was nominated for Best Play, Frank Langella won his 4th Tony Award for Best Actor, and the 2020 feature film with Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman and Rufus Sewell won two Academy Awards.

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AMERICAN SON

By Christopher Demos-Brown

Directed by Kenny Leon

BROADWAY @ The Booth Theater, 11/8/18 - 1/27/19

 

CAST: Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan, Eugene Lee, Brian Avers, Amelia Workman, Jerome Preston Bates

* Performed the lead role of Scott, opposite Ms. Washington, for 6 weeks. Incredible audiences, profound experience, in a powerful play about love, race and America; film version with the original cast is currently available on Netflix.

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POOR BEHAVIOR

By Theresa Rebeck

Directed by Evan Cabnet

@ Primary Stages, Duke Theater 42nd Street, 7/29/14 - 9/7/14

CAST: Brian Avers, Katie Kreisler Black, Jeff Biehl & Heidi Armbruster

Struggling spouses have a weekend in the country, and . . . behave poorly! Provocative material from a master of jangling nerves, Theresa Rebeck, one of our most prolific playwrights. Primary Stages is a cherished institution, dedicated to producing work by great writers. This was a (dark) treat!

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THE EXPLORER'S CLUB

By Nell Benjamin

Directed by Marc Bruni

@ Manhattan Theater Club, NY City Center, 6/20/13 - 8/4/13

CAST: Jennifer Westfeldt, Loreno Pisoni, David Furr, Carson Elrod, Steve Boyer, Brian Avers, Max Baker, Arnie Burton & John McMartin

* Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Play; Drama Desk nominee, Best Play

* Wildly funny British farce with a "pitch perfect" cast, The Club had audiences in stitches, with madcap physicality, broad characters, and a particularly memorable bit of cocktail catching ... "To Science!" ... RIP to the great gentleman and comic genius, John McMartin.

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TRAVESTIES

By Tom Stoppard

Directed by Patrick Marber

BROADWAY @ Roundabout Theater, 3/29/18 - 6/17/18

CAST: Tom Hollander, Seth Numrich, Peter McDonald, Scarlett Stratten, Sara Topham, Dan Butler, Opal Alladin, Patrick Kerr, Peter Bradbury, Rosalyn Coleman, Richard Hollis & Sarah Killough

* 2018 Tony Award, Outer Critics, Drama League & Drama Desk Nominations for Best Revival, Best Actor & Best Director 

* In shocking circumstance, due to injurious malady owing to a slippery floor, there was for 4 performances the delight of Brian Avers in the challenging role of James Joyce. . . For his pains Mr. Avers was highly thanked, and yet, he persists, the pleasure was entirely his.  (Gratitude to Tom Stoppard)

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COMPLETENESS

By Itamar Moses

Directed by Pam MacKinnon

@ Playwrights Horizons, 8/19/11 - 9/25/11

CAST: Aubrey Dollar, Karl Miller, Brian Avers & Meredith Forlenza

From the brilliant Itamar Moses (Tony Winner, The Band's Visit), directed by Tony & Obie-Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), this NYC premiere was staged at the Playwrights Horizons. Romance, comedy and the stage breakdown (on purpose) made this a memorable, personal night for audiences.

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BECKY SHAW

By Gina Gionfriddo

Directed by Pam MacKinnon

@ South Coast Rep, 10/22/10 - 11/21/10

CAST: Brian Avers, Angela Goethals, Tessa Auberjonois, Graham Hamilton & Barbara Tarbuck

West Coast premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's sizzling play, about the perils of family trauma and corrosive impact of romantic obsession ... Staged at historic South Coast Rep, directed by the wonderful Pam MacKinnon. RIP to our sparkling, razor-eyed Barbara Tarbuck.

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ROCK N' ROLL

By Tom Stoppard

Directed by Trevor Nunn

BROADWAY @ The 'Bernie' Jacobs Theater, 11/4/07 - 3/9/08

CAST: Rufus Sewell, Sinead Cusack, Brian Cox, Alice Eve, Stephen Kunken, Nicole Ansari, Brian Avers, Seth Fisher, Mary Bacon, Anna O'Donoghue, Alexandra O'Neil, Ken Marks, Quentin Mare, Joseph Collins, Angela Reed, Joe Vincent & Julie Jesneck

* 2008 Tony Nominated for Best Play, Best Actor, Best Actress, Sound 

* One of legendary playwright Tom Stoppard's most personal plays, staged by one of the world's great directors, Trevor Nunn, featuring a beautiful cast, Rock n Roll left the audience entranced by the power of language, politics and enduring rock n' roll. . . The best of times!  (Some sunny day) ... RIP to our rock and roll romantic down the hall, Quentin Mare.

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KING LEAR

By William Shakespeare

Directed by James Lapine; Music by Stephen Sondheim

@ THE PUBLIC THEATER, 2/9/07 - 3/29/07

CAST: Kevin Kline, Larry Bryggman, Michael Cerveris, Logan Marshall-Green, Brian Avers, Kristen Bush, Angela Pierce, Laura Odeh, Philip Goodwin, Michael Rudko, Daniel Pearce, Piter Marek, Tim Stickney, Joaquin Torres & Ryan McCarthy

* Shakespeare's sprawling tragedy was brought to life in the Anspacher Theater, featuring Kevin Kline, Larry Bryggman, Michael Cerveris, Logan Marshall Green as Edmund, and Brian Avers as Edgar. Legendary colleagues, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim brought unique flourishes to this timeless story ... 

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BLACK COMEDY

By Peter Schaffer

Dir Lou Jacob - 7/19 - 8/4/2007

CAST: Brian Avers, Ginifer King, Nell Mooney, Gerry Bamman, Beth Dixon, Mark H. Dold, Gordon Stanley & Robert Lydiard

THE VIOLET HOUR

By Richard Greenberg

Dir Barry Edelson - 7/20 - 8/2/2008

CAST: Austin Lysy, Brian Avers, Heidi Armbruster, Opal Alladin & Nat DeWolf

ART

By Yazmine Reza

Dir Henry Wishcamper - 7/22 - 8/7/2010

CAST: Brian Avers, David Garrison, Michael Countryman

Three great plays, three hilarious roles, three beautiful summers in the unforgettable Berkshires. Many thanks to Julianne Boyd, great audiences, and everyone at Barrington Stage Company.

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SZINHAZ

By Itamar Moses

Dir Michelle Tattenbaum - 4/11-4/22/07

CAST: Brian Avers & Bess Wohl

Part of ARMED and NAKED in AMERICA, a collection of one acts at the Duke on 42nd St, produced by Naked Angels, featuring a stellar lineup of writers including Will Eno, Theresa Rebeck, David Rabe, and this "highlight of the evening" from Itamar Moses: a Q&A gone wrong, between a Slavic director and his muse . . . This was a personal favorite. Thanks Michelle!

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THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE

By Martin McDonagh

Directed by Wilson Milam

BROADWAY @ The Lyceum Theater, 4/19/06 - 9/3/06

CAST: David Wilmot, Alison Pill, Domnhall Gleeson, Peter Gerety, Brian Darcy-James, Andrew Connolly, Dashiell Eaves, Jeff Binder, Brian Avers, John Ahlin & Cristin Milioti

* 2006 Tony Nominations for Best Play, Best Actor, Best Featured Actor & Actress

* The incomparable Martin McDonagh smashed stages in 2006 with arguably his best play, about an Irish terrorist who wreaks havoc on anyone who hurts his cat, Wee Thomas . . . With gore dripping & audiences screaming, these were grand circumstances for a Broadway debut, which occurred when Tony nominee David Wilmot injured his voice, leading to an extended run for his lucky understudy ... Great thanks to a first-class writer, an all-time stage manager, and a cast that refused to let a rookie fall. RIP lead producer Randall Wreghitt, a lovely, generous man, who threw a great party & made a feckin' HIT.

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