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The Cobalteans

Book and Lyrics by Yianni Papadimos; Music by Andrew Bridges, Ben Chavez & Yianni Papadimos

The Cobalteans

at Theater 3  [map]

  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm
  • Friday, July 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 5:00 pm
  • Monday, July 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Things aren't always black and blue.

One year after their friend Gabriel’s death, four young men return to the lake house they had spent their summers growing up in. Gabriel’s family has finally put the house up for sale and the boys have come to say goodbye. However, the tranquility of November on the Lake Erie coastline does not linger for long as tensions rise. Fingers are pointed about the night of their friend’s tragic death. Moments of silence are broken onstage as the minds of these young men explode into song.

Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission.

Yianni Papadimos

Yianni Papadimos (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Composer, lyricist and librettist Yianni Papadimos is a Greek-American actor and writer working in theatre, film, and television. He has written and performed in much of his own work. Credits include The NYU Reality Show (Theatre at Madison Square Garden), Yianni Papadimos & Friends (54 Below), MARIE (Dixon Place) and Theistic Therapy (The Ohio State Thespian Conference). He holds a BFA in Drama and English Literature from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.



Ben Chavez

Ben Chavez (Music)

Ben Chavez is an actor and composer born and raised in New Jersey. As a performer, he has appeared at venues such as Radio City, NJPAC, Lincoln Center, The Paper Mill Playhouse, Madison Square Garden, and North Shore Music Theatre. He recently performed in the Broadway concert performance of Bombshell from the NBC series "Smash." He holds a BFA from the NYU Tisch New Studio on Broadway, where he began composing new musical theatre works with Papadimos. Together they have written two musicals and numerous individual songs. Chavez is a music faculty member at CAP21 and the Joffrey Ballet School. Andrew Bridges is a New York City-based actor working in theatre, film, and television. THE COBALTEANS marks his first musical theatre composition credit.



Andrew Bridges

Andrew Bridges (Additional Music; Performer: Gabriel)

Andrew Bridges is beyond-words excited to step into Gabriel again, after originating the role in last year's workshop performance at Dixon Place. NYU Tisch '14. Theater: In the Heights (NYU), NYU Reality Show (Beacon Theatre and MSG), HSM (Ogunquit Playhouse). TV: "Public Morals" (TNT). Much love to Mom and Dad, and Melanie for letting me practice guitar at all hours of the night (and morning). Yianni and Ben: This is just the beginning, thanks for letting me tag along.



PJ Adzima

PJ Adzima (Davey)

A recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting and Musical Theatre, PJ is happily returning to NYMF after Volleygirls (2013 Best of Fest.) Other New York Credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Gorilla Rep), Very Bad Words (FringeNYC), GUNS: A Cabaret under director Liz Swados, and is a founding member of Madcap Repertory Theatre. Regional: The Fantasticks (The Majestic Theater) and the titular role in Hamlet (Hampshire Shakespeare Company). For my Brother, Eric.



Nicholas McGovern

Nicholas McGovern (Michael)

Nicholas McGovern is ecstatic to be making his Off-Broadway debut as Michael in The Cobalteans. A recent graduate of the University of Mary Washington with a BA in Theatre & Dance he’s also studied at The Atlantic Acting School, the American Theatre Wing’s Springboard NYC program, and is currently a student of Wynn Handman. Other credits include Point of Honor ABC/Amazon Studios (Randall Wallace) and Diner of Eden (Manhattan Repertory Theatre). For my Mother and Father.



Aleks Knezevich

Aleks Knezevich (Christian)

Aleks is thrilled to be playing Christian in The Cobalteans. Many thanks to Paul and the creative team for the opportunity. National tour: Jekyll and Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde) Regional: HMS Pinafore - Guthrie theater and PBS national broadcast (Ralph Rackstraw); The Light in the Piazza - Theater Latte Da (Fabrizio); The Baker's Wife - Mac-Haydn Theater (Dominique); The Little Mermaid - Chanhassen Dinner Theaters (Flotsam); Into the Woods - Bloomington Theater and Art Center (Cinderella's Prince).



Alex Walton

Alex Walton (Noah)

Alex Walton is thrilled to be returning to NYMF after performing in last year's Fable as Tucker. He recently graduated from Point Park University with a B.F.A in Musical Theatre. Regional credits include North Shore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse and St. Vincent Summer Theatre as well as CBS' "As the World Turns." Many thanks to The Cobalteans team, WTG, Josh Schiowitz, and his incredible family.



Paul Stancato

Paul Stancato (Director)

Paul Stancato is a New York-based director/choreographer who works in theatre, film and television. Broadway- Wedding Singer (asst. chor) National Tours- Wedding Singer (dir), Jekyll and Hyde (dir/chor), Lion King (resident dir). Internationally, he has worked in China, Belgium and London as the Artistic Director for The House of Dancing Water. Recent directing/ choreographing credits include: Momma Rose (LaMama) Powerhouse (New Ohio Theater), Trav’lin the Musical, Greenwood (NYMF), Divided (Red Fern Theater). Member of Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab, Horse Trade Theatre Group Resident Artist and has developed new work with Drama League. Upcoming: a new Broadway musical based on the life and times of Jean Michel Basquiat.



Good People Management Group

Good People Management Group (General Manager)

Aaron Pratt, Matthew Wright and Erin Brooks are the creative partners behind Good People Management Group. Founded in 2013, this theatrical management and consulting group has a solid track record of meeting and exceeding the needs of clients. With diverse backgrounds, the partners combine years of experience with productions ranging from Theatrical Festivals to Broadway shows. Projects have included Bayonets of Angst (2014 NYMF Award Winner), Searching for Romeo (2014 NYMF), Next to Normal, Woman at the Funerals, Dare to Dream, New York New Works Festival, and productions with Planet Connections, the New York International Fringe Festival, and the New York Musical Theatre Festival. www.goodpeoplemgmt.com



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