Theater

Lone Star LoveLone Star Love

Falstaff_RCR1100Outer Critics Circle Award nomination
“Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical”

TWO Lortel Award nominations!
“Outstanding Musical”
“Outstanding Choreographer”


Fool MoonFool Moon

Tony-winning Broadway show
Red Clay Ramblers
David Shiner – Bill Irwin

Fool MoonThis one-of-a-kind show is a unique comedy featuring two grandmasters of physical lunacy in an evening of sly humor, chaos, and music with The Red Clay Ramblers. Created by Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Fool Moon was awarded a special Tony award in 1999, a Drama Desk Award for “Unique Theatrical Experience,” and an Outer Critics Circle “Special Achievement” Award. The New York Times called the show “sensational;” Time Magazine called Irwin and Shiner “magicians of the human body. They are exquisite.” The show was first performed at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, in the Serious Fun Festival in July 1992. As “Fool Moon,” it next appeared at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway for an eight-month run in 1993 (winning the Ramblers a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play), then went on to set box-office records at the Doolittle Theatre in Los Angeles (’94). It played Vienna and Munich (’94), Broadway again (’95), and, in the fall of 1998, “Fool Moon” ran at ACT in San Francisco and Seattle Rep in Seattle, returned to Broadway Nov. ’98-Jan. ’99, and went to Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center for spring, 1999.  The creators and company of Fool Moon received a Special Tony Award at the Gershwin Theater in New York City, June 1999.

 

 


Kudzu: A Southern Musical

Book, music and lyrics by RCR Jack Herrick, Doug Marlette, and RCR Bland Simpson

PRODUCTIONS
with the Red Clay Ramblers
Kudzu

Fords Theatre, Washington, D.C. March 1998

Duke University, North Carolina February 1998

The Norma Terris Theatre, Chester, CT World Premiere: May 15 – June 8, 1997

Reviews and Press Coverage

The idea of Kudzu takes shape
Musical ‘toon” By Susan Kauffman; Staff Writer, Raleigh News & Observer, 1993

Workshop
Kudzu BandKudzu’s songs of the South” By Charles Salter Jr.; Staff Writer, Raleigh News & Observer. 1996

On Stage
‘Kudzu’ musical is `love letter to the South’” Kimberly H. Byrd The Herald-Sun, 1998

In ‘Kudzu,’ the South Faces Itself” By Rick Bragg The New York Times, 1998



the world premiere and five week run of

WilderWilder

a new musical by

Erin Cressida Wilson
Jack Herrick
Mike Craver

October 14 – November 15, 2003

PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS
Featuring Mike Craver, John Cullum, Jack Herrick
Lacey Kohl and Jeremiah Miller

Directed by Lisa Portes

 


Two-time Tony Award-winner John Cullum (Urinetown, On the Twenteth Century, Shenandoah, “Northern Exposure”) makes his Playwrights Horizons debut in this erotic chamber musical about a boy who hits puberty while living in a Depression-era bordello. Playfully and poetically exploring a tangled landscape of Oedipal longing, Wilder bewitches through its haunting blend of distinctly American music and sensuality.

 

“…a peculiar, sensual, oddly enchanting little musical … lingers under the eyelids like a dream…The jaunty, plangent, country-infused music is by Herrick and Craver.” Linda Winer, Newsday