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AMERICAN SON

By Christopher Demos-Brown

Directed by Kenny Leon

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

Starring: Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan, Eugene Lee

* 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. Huge gratitude to the creative team, huge love to mothers & sons across America.  #BlackLivesMatter

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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

Starring: Frank Langella, Kathryn Erbe, Brian Avers, Hannah Cabell, Charles Borland, Kathleen McNenny

* 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 Broadway audiences deeply shaken. . . Florian Zeller's Olivier Award winning play was nominated for a Tony, and Frank Langella won his 4th Tony Award for Best Actor. The 2020 feature film with Anthony Hopkins (and old friend Rufus Sewell!) won two Academy Awards.

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TRAVESTIES

By Tom Stoppard

Directed by Patrick Marber

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

With: Tom Hollander, Seth Numrich, Peter McDonald, Scarlett Stratten, Sara Topham, Dan Butler, Opal Alladin & Patrick Kerr

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

* In shocking circumstance, due to injurious malady to Mr. McDonald's forearm, owing to a slippery floor, there was for four performances the odd delight of witnessing Brian Avers in the highly 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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POOR BEHAVIOR

By Theresa Rebeck

Directed by Evan Cabnet

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

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

Struggling spouses have a weekend together in the country, and . . . behave poorly! Provocative material from a master of jangling nerves: Theresa Rebeck, one of the most prolific & produced playwrights in American history. Primary Stages is a cherished New York institution, dedicated to producing excellent 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

Starring: 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 Explorer's Club had audiences in stitches, applauding numerous feats of hysterical frenzy, including an unforgettable bit of cocktail catching. . . Madcap mayhem, and a party every night for cast & crowd alike.  (RIP the great John McMartin)

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COMPLETENESS

By Itamar Moses

Directed by Pam MacKinnon

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

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

From the brilliant Itamar Moses (Bach at Leipzig, The Four of Us, 2018 Tony Winner for 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 beloved Playwrights Horizons theater on 42nd St. Romance, comedy and the occasional stage breakdown (on purpose!) made this a memorable and personal night for New York audiences.

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BECKY SHAW

By Gina Gionfriddo

Directed by Pam MacKinnon

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

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

West Coast premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's sizzling play - about the perils of blind dating, family trauma, and the corrosive impact of romantic obsession. Staged at Orange County's beautiful, historic South Coast Rep; directed by the amazing Pam MacKinnon, featuring a wonderful cast - Becky Shaw was a special experience. RIP the sparkling-eyed, razor-sharp Barbara Tarbuck.

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BLACK COMEDY

By Peter Schaffer

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

Starring: 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

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

ART

By Yazmine Reza

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

Starring: Brian Avers, David Garrison, Michael Countryman

Three great plays, three hilarious roles, three beautiful summers in the unforgettable Berkshires - big thanks to Julianne Boyd & BSC audiences.

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SZINHAZ

By Itamar Moses

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

Starring: 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 temperamental director and the actress who became his lover . . . This has long been a personal favorite. Thanks Michelle!

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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

Starring: 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

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

* Tom Stoppard's most personal play, one of the world's great stage directors, Sir Trevor Nunn, and featuring a beautiful cast, Rock n Roll left the audience entranced by the power of ideas, language, politics and enduring rock n' roll. . . The best of times!  (Some sunny day)

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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

Starring: 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 Kristen Bush as Ophelia. Legendary colleagues, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim brought unique flourishes to this timeless story, and the climactic fight between Edgar and Edmund was truly memorable. . . An honor to be part of this.

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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

Starring: David Wilmot, Alison Pill, Domnhall Gleeson, Peter Gerety, Brian Darcy-James, Andrew Connolly, Dashiell Eaves & Jeff Binder

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

* The incomparable Martin McDonagh smashed stages in 2006 with perhaps his most beloved play - about a lunatic Irish terrorist who wreaks havoc on anyone who hurts his cat "Wee Thomas" . . . With gore dripping and audiences screaming, these were incredible circumstances for a Broadway debut, which occurred when Tony nominee David Wilmot injured his voice; playing Padraic (and Joey) was surreal and extraordinary. Great thanks to a first-class writer, an all-time stage manager, and a cast that refused to let a rookie fall on his face. RIP producer Randall Wreghitt, one of the few who did it right.

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