Paul Rudd returned to Broadway in fall of 2012  with Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Revolutionary Road), seven-time Emmy Award®-winner Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Up) and Steppenwolf's Kate Arrington in the acclaimed dark comedy by award-winning writer Craig Wright (Mistakes Were Made, Six Feet Under). Dexter Bullard (Tracy Letts' Bug) directed. In alternating scenes of hilarity and poignancy, life turns surreal for an eclectic foursome whose destinies collide in the Sunshine State. A wide-eyed young couple (Rudd & Arrington) head south with big plans to open a chain of Gospel-themed motels. When an agitated rocket scientist (Shannon) and a prickly pest-control man (Asner) enter the picture, the couple's ordered world is thrown into utter chaos. Grace examined those illusive paradoxes: Believing vs. Knowing, Love vs. Loyalty, Coincidence vs. Fate. An intensely entertaining and provocative Broadway premiere.

 
 
 

"Driving Miss Daisy," starring Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones opened on October 25th, 2010 for a limited 16-week only engagement which was extended by popular demand. "Driving Miss Daisy" is the story of an elderly Jewish woman and her relationship with her African American driver, Hoke. The play allows the audience to watch their relationship grow and evolve as they become inseparable despite their differences and the oppression of the South during the 1950's. Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy" has won numerous awards over the years, including the Pulitzer Prize in drama as well as the Academy Award for best picture with the 1989 film version starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. Vanessa Redgrave was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in this production. Above the Title Entertainment brought this timeless story about overcoming differences to Broadway as a pertinent and touching revival. "Driving Miss Daisy" played at the Golden Theatre and was directed by David Esbjornson.

 
 

RATED P... FOR PARENTHOOD was an original musical that chronicled every stage of modern-day parenting, from conception to college, with giant doses of heart and humor. A versatile cast of four took the audience through the ups and downs of childrearing - from the sublime to the ridiculous - in a series of comic and musical vignettes in under 90 minutes. A hilarious, fresh, and decidedly irreverent look at an age old topic, RATED P provided all the wistful joy of childrearing... at a fraction of the cost of braces! 
RATED P began previews at the Westside Theatre on February, 8th, 2012.

 
 
It was one hot ticket as two of the world's greatest living actors came to London to perform Alfred Uhry's timeless Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, in a strictly limited season. For 12 weeks only, the Wyndham's Theatre lit up with the extraordinary talents of the legendary Oscar® and Tony® Award-winner Vanessa Redgrave and the incomparable, Tony® Award-winning and Oscar®-nominated James Earl Jones. Also starring four-time Tony® Award-winner Boyd Gaines, David Esbjornson's acclaimed, smash-hit production dazzled audiences and critics alike on Broadway and won the 2012 Whatsonstage Award for Best Revival in London.

 
 

The newly re-imagined commercial production of Studs Terkel's "Working," ran at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago from January through June of 2011. Brought to life by some of Chicago's brightest stars including E. Faye Butler, Barbara Robertson and Gene Weygandt, among others, the Chicago run enjoyed an extension by popular demand as well as community support. This new adaptation of the musical by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso featured updated songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda ("In the Heights") and was directed by Gordon Greenberg.

 
 

The first ever Broadway revival of David Mament's Oleanna, starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, transferred to the Golden Theatre from an acclaimed LA run at the Mark Taper Forum.

     
 

"Hair", the Tony winning revival of the 1960s rock musical by James Rado, Gerome Ragni, and Galt MacDermot came straight from its smash New York Shakespeare Festival run last summer at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Hair won the 2009 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical, and was nominated for 7 more Tony Awards - Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel), Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Will Swenson), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Michael McDonald), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Kevin Adams), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Acme Sound Partners), and Best Choreography (Karole Armitage). Hair also received the Drama Desk award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and nominations for Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Will Swenson), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Bryce Ryness), Outstanding Choreography (Karole Armitage), Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Scott Pask), Outstanding Costume Design (Michael McDonald), and Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical (Kevin Adams).

     
 

In London, the West End transfer of the acclaimed revival of Tom Kempinski's 1980 play "Duet for One" starring Juliet Stevenson and Henry Goodman.

     
 

"Equus", the revival of the award winning Peter Schaffer drama, starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Richard Griffiths (The History Boys). Equus won the Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play (Gregory Clarke), and received a nomination for Best Lighting Design of a Play (David Hersey). Equus also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play (David Hersey) and was nominated for Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Actor (Daniel Radcliffe) and Outstanding Sound Design (Gregory Clarke).

     
 

Above the Title's first Broadway venture was the Tony Award winning "Passing Strange", written and starring the independent rock music write/performer, Stew, that opened on Broadway in March of 2008. Passing Strange won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical (Stew), and was nominated for Tonys for Best Musical, Best Original Score (Stew and Heidi Rodewald), Best Actor in a Musical (Stew), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Daniel Breaker), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (De'Adre Aziza), and Best Orchestrations (Stew and Heidi Rodewald). Passing Strange also won the Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lyrics (Stew), and Outstanding Music (Stew and Heidi Rodewald), and was nominated for the Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Book of a Musical (Stew),  Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Daniel Breaker), Outstanding Choreography (Karole Armitage), and Outstanding Orchestrations (Stew and Heidi Rodewald). De'Adre Aziza and Daniel Breaker won Theatre World Awards for Passing Strange.

     
 

Above the Title Entertainment was the sole producer of "Don't Quit Your Night Job", a musical revue, that ran off-Broadway in the Spring of 2007. A wholly original mixture of improv, comedy sketches, and music, DQYNJ featured a rotating cast of 6-8 performers each night, including surprise celebrity guests. Conceived by Steve Rosen (Spamalot), David Rossmer (Nerds), Sarah Saltzberg (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and Dan Lipton (The Coast of Utopia), this riotous, off-the-wall showcase changed at every performance and grew from an underground hit at Joe's Pub Downtown into its a mainstream phenomenon. Don't Quit and was last presented at the Zipper Factory on November 20th, 2008 and continued in other locations through mid-2011.

 

 

 

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