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The Milliner 
by Suzanne Glass, best-selling novelist of “The Interpreter” and directed by Mark Clements, began in our Development Series and was presented by TDC Off-Broadway; It was nominated for a Lortel Award for Outstanding Costume Design.





The Milliner by Suzanne Glass, starring Michel Gill and Caralyn Kozlowski in (Photo: Bruce Gilkas)
Irena’s Vow
a new play by Dan Gordon, was developed through script work and readings at The Directors Company. Directed by Artistic/Producing Director Michael Parva, it debuted Off-Broadway at the Baruch Performing Arts Center.  After an extended successful Off-Broadway run, the play transferred to Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre, receiving a nomination by the Outer Critics Circle for Outstanding New Broadway Play. Prior to transferring to Broadway, The Directors Company was invited to present a staged reading of the play at the United Nations for the diplomatic community. Irenas_Vow.html
Bat Boy: The Musical

with music by Larson Award-winner Laurence O’Keefe, played Off-Broadway in 2001, winning Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards for Best New Musical.  Prepared for its commercial life in TDC’s Development series, it continues to attract zealous fan across the world.  Director Scott Schwartz went on to direct the much-acclaimed Golda’s Balcony on Broadway.

Murder in the First
 by Academy Award-nominated writer Dan Gordon, directed by Michael Parva, was nominated for seven New York Innovative Theatre Awards.  Adapted for the stage from Gordon's 1995 major motion picture and inspired by actual events, this “engaging 1940's-style drama” (The New York Times) is the story of a passionate young attorney who uncovers the surprising truths that ultimately led to the closing of Alcatraz, the most notorious correctional institution in human history.


The Passion of Frida Kahlo

developed and produced by TDC in a limited, nonprofit run, featuring Tony Award-winning actress Priscilla

Lopez, directed by Michael John Garcés (now the Artistic Director of Los Angeles’ Corner Stone Theatre Company), transferred to a commercial, Off-Broadway run at the Arclight Theatre in 1999.   

 
Good Will
a new play by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, adapted from a novella by Pulitzer-Prize winner Jane Smiley, directed by Tony Phelan and starring Dana Reeve.  After the successful run, it was optioned for a motion picture.

Nightmare Alley

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Brielle, based on the William Lindsay Gresham novel of the same name was originally developed and produced by The Directors Company; recently opened at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, directed by Gilbert Cates.

Kilt 
by emerging Canadian playwright Jonathan Wilson, directed by Jack Hofsiss, led by award-winning actress, Tovah Feldshu; actress Kathleen Doyle was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play. It was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for “accurate and inclusive representation” of issues facing the gay community
Chris Payne Gilbert, Tovah Feldshuh in KILT 
(photo by Carol Rosegg)
AVOW
developed and produced for a limited, nonprofit run, which transferred to a commercial Off-Broadway run at the Century Theatre in the summer of 2000, is a new play by award-winning playwright Bill C. Davis, author of Mass Appeal.  It has since been produced around the country and was revived in New York City in 2007.

Drifting Elegant 
by Stephen Belber, which was done through TDC’s Development Series, won us the first ever Development Grant given by The Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays.


The Ballad of Little Jo
which premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, recently played to great acclaim in London, and won a Richard Rodgers Award and a Kleban Award for Sarah Schlesinger (Chair, NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Program).

Once Upon a Time in New Jersey
a Richard Rodgers Award-winning musical by Susan DiLallo and Stephen Weiner, won DiLallo the 2003 Kleban Lyricist Award and has had subsequent productions around the country.


Elliot Ness…In Cleveland
which won composer Robert Nassif a Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Award, had its world-premiere at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts and at The Cleveland Play House was originally developed at The Directors Company.   Currently under consideration for a New York City production.


3hree 
(short musicals), originally produced and developed at TDC, written by Laurence O’Keefe, Julia Jordan (a member of New Dramatists) and others, premiered in 2000 at The Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia, and played at L.A. Ahmanson Theatre in 2001. 

Bad Girls (“touching” – The New York Times), a bittersweet story of teenage sisters whose jealousy of their mother has tragic consequences, was adapted by award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates from her own short story, and directed by Susana Tubert (Four Guys Named José, The Capeman).


 
 

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