omplete QPORIT: HAPPY NEW YEAR - World Premiere of the English Adaptation!

Monday, May 26, 2014

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR - World Premiere of the English Adaptation!




HAPPY NEW YEAR

A romantic comedy 
by CAROLE GREEP
Directed by Mark Blum

Adapted (in English) and Performed by 
Constance Labbe and Christopher Heard

UPDATE MAY 27
FOR A TERRIFIC ROMANTIC EVENING, come see
HAPPY NEW YEAR, then have a delicious late snack or dinner
at DEGUSTATION just on the next block!

HAPPY NEW YEAR is a funny, smart and interesting play, 
brilliantly written by Carole Greep in French, and superbly translated and adapted
into English.  It is nicely acted, brilliantly directed. The level of detail in the
costumes, the business, the stage setting (and even the publicity) is remarkable for
an independent production. 

The production I saw was the first time ever this English version
was performed before a full audience in English 
-- not even a public preview preceded the premiere -- 
and everything was seamless and flawless 
and the jokes worked
as did the story.

As the characters develop and deepen, and the team learns how best to make each
piece of the show work with an audience, it will get even better and better.

This show deserves a full commercial production.

 Constance Labbe as Noemie
 Dressed as an octopus for a NYEve costume party!
with Christopher Heard as Anthony
 in HAPPY NEW YEAR
 Photo by Eric Roffman


WORLD PREMIERE!
of the English Adaptation 

 4TH STREET THEATER
83 EAST FOURTH STREET
MAY 27 TO JUNE 1

www.facebook.com/HappyNewYearbyCaroleGreep

Constance Labbe and Christopher Heard have teamed up to bring a "very French" play by a very hot French playwright to New York in an English adaptation.

TICKETS AT
http://happynewyearbycarolegreep.brownpapertickets.com/


Here's a conversation with Constance and Christopher, and director Mark Blum:


 
CAROLE GREEP
Carole Greep is one of Paris’ most successful playwrights. Her very first play, 'J'aime beaucoup ce que vous faites' has been running in Paris uninterruptedly since 2003. Her next play, 'post‐it', played over 500 times, in many different theaters including the Palais des Glaces, one of Paris' most famous and popular theaters. Starting in 2008, her play 'la Bombe' -­in which Constance Labbe played the title role-­was in production in Paris and on tour all over France for over two years.

Carole also writes for stand-­‐up comedians and has written short films and TV scripts.



Constance Labbe
Photo by Eric Roffman

CONSTANCE LABBE
Constance Labbé is an up-­and-­coming French actress and adopted New Yorker. Before moving to the US, Constance played the title role in Carole Greep’s ‘La Bombe’ in Paris and on tour all over France. Constance was recently featured in the “Women we love” edition of NY and Paris based Art magazine: CRUSH (www.crushfanzine.com), alongside Daryl Hannah, Chloe Sevigny and Beatrice Dalle, to name a few! (It's the Auxiliary Issue #3 "Women We Love" Collectors Issue)


CHRISTOPHER HEARD
Christopher Heard is originally from Southern California. He now resides in New York City where he has become a budding member of the theatre scene. Having started in stand-­up comedy, he then spent a year studying Uta Hagen's technique at HB Studio. Christopher played the title role in the feature film The Curse of Duncan Carbunkle and most recently starred in plays Balm in Gilead and Beach Trip, both directed by Amy Wright.


MARK BLUM
Mark Blum is a Broadway veteran. As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway in Twelve Angry Men, The Graduate, A Thousand Clowns, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Lost In Yonkers, My Thing of Love, and The Merchant. Off-­‐Broadway, he won an Obie Award for his performance as Al in the Playwrights Horizons production of Albert Innaurato’s play Gus and Al. Mark has extensive credits in film and television.

He teaches at HB Studio in NY, and in the graduate training program at Brooklyn College. Mark also writes, directs and produces for the stage and the screen.




LINKS

CAROLE GREEP

CAROLE GREEP - IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1955626/

MORE ABOUT CAROLE GREEP (in French)
http://evene.lefigaro.fr/celebre/biographie/carole-greep-26896.php



LA BOMBE

LA BOMBE (also in French) INCLUDING A 'TRAILER' WITH CONSTANCE LABBE
http://www.placedesprods.com/productions/la-bombe



CONSTANCE LABBE

CONSTANCE LABBE - IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3952521/



CHRISTOPHER HEARD

CHRISTOPHER HEARD - IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1651089/

CHRISTOPHER HEARD - FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/christopher.heard.12 


MARK BLUM

MARK BLUM - IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0089685/

MARK BLUM - WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Blum



TICKETS AT
http://happynewyearbycarolegreep.brownpapertickets.com/





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