How Deep Is The Ocean? (2012)
An environmentally friendly musical about love, lust and chlorine.
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Approximate Running Time: 2 HOURS; with intermission
Pia Cincotti graduated from Fordham University as a playwriting major. She was one of four people chosen to study in London at the prestigious Writer's Guild of Great Britain.She has participated in writing workshops at Playwright's Horizons, Primary Stages, and Second City.
Pia’s plays “AFTER THE CRASH” and “FOUR OF A KIND” had readings and staged productions at The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Fordham University in New York, The Actors Theatre of Orcas Island in Washington, and The Producers Club in New York. In October 2011, the Midtown Direct Theater Company produced the first reading of “HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?”
Peter Cincotti, a native New Yorker, began playing piano at the age of three. While in high school, he regularly performed in clubs throughout Manhattan, and at age 12 performed a private concert at the White House.
While attending Horace Mann high school, he studied classical piano at the Mannes College of Music. At age 13, he was chosen by the school to perform at a Steven Sondheim concert tribute at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and in 2000, Peter received an award for his performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival piano competition. At age 18, he became the youngest performer to ever headline at the prestigious Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel in New York, garnering attention and publicity from all over the country.
In 2003, Peter’s debut album, produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, reached #1 on the Billboard jazz charts, making Cincotti the youngest artist to ever do so. This led to acclaimed performances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and many other prestigious venues all over the world.
Peter made his acting debut in the Kevin Spacey film Beyond The Sea, and also contributed to the film’s soundtrack. He then made a cameo appearance in the blockbuster film Spider-Man 2. His original song “December Boys” was featured in the Australian film December Boys, starring Daniel Radcliffe.
In 2006, Cincotti teamed up with world-renown music producer David Foster to record his first album of all original material for Warner Brothers Records entitled “East Of Angel Town.” His single “Goodbye Philadelphia” took the airwaves by storm reaching #1 throughout Europe’s Top Ten, and in the spring of 2009, Cincotti brought the album to the United States by joining the artist Seal on his sold out American tour.
Peter’s highly anticipate new album of original material is set for release in spring/summer 2012.
Jeremy Dobrish is a stage director, playwright, artistic leader, and teacher whose main focus has been developing and directing new plays and musicals.
As a New York City based director, Jeremy has directed at Second Stage, MCC, Amas, WPA, Joe’s Pub, The Promenade, The Variety Arts, The Century, Actor’s Playhouse, Soho Playhouse, Zipper, etc. His productions have received several Lortel and Drama Desk nominations, and the New York Times has described his directing as “Adroit, Canny, Comic, Funny, Gleeful, Ingenious, and at Doube Espresso Speed”.
Jeremy has directed at all of the major New York festivals, including NYMF, SPF and the Fringe, where his productions have received multiple festival awards. Regionally, Jeremy has directed at The Old Globe, Barrington Stage, North Shore, The O’Neill, New York Stage And Film, Goodspeed and The Village Theatre.
His adaptation of CURIOUS GEORGE and his productions of VIRTUALLY ME and PAUL REVERE tour the country with Theatreworks USA.
Jeremy is a six time published playwright whose plays have been described by the New York TImes as “Delighfully Theatrical, A Gleeful Romp, and Stylishly Daffy”. His plays have been produced across the country, most notably at the Vineyard theatre in New Yrk City where Mark Brokaw directed his play EIGHT DAYS (BACKWARDS).
Jeremy began his career as the founder and Artistic Director of the aesthetically innovative adobe theatre company which he ran for thirteen years, and where he directed and/or produced over twenty productions. adobe moved several shows Off-Broadway and was called “One of the canniest theatre companies anywhere in town” by the New York Times who went on to conclude that adobe’s work “often seems as crisp an a freshly ironed shirt” due to “acting based on a mathematical precision of detail and a restrained stagecraft.”
Since adobe, Jeremy has served as an Artisic Associate at Second Stage, and recently he co-founded Midtown Direct Rep, a theatre company in Maplewood, NJ, where he lives, dedicated to bringing the Broadway talents of his community to his community.
As a teacher, Jeremy has served on the faculty of the New York Film Academy, and has taught playwriting, directing and acting workshops at NYU, Juilliard, The National Theatre Institute, Fordham, Washington Irving High School, and in Prague through Western Michigan University. Jeremy is a member of the Dramatists Guild and SDC. He is represented by Paradigm.
NYMF debut! Recent credits: Joanne in Company (Playhouse on Park) and the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet (Red House). Amanda will be appearing in the International Tour of The Addams Family: The Musical as Grandma Addams in January 2013. Huge thanks to Pia and Peter! Love to Kristen, Mom, Dad, and The Fam. www.amandabruton.com.
Broadway: Wicked (original Nessarose), Three Days of Rain (stand by for Julia Roberts). Off Broadway: Boys Life and In the Absence of Spring (Second Stage), Anon (The Atlantic), A Man of No Importance (Lincoln Center). Selected regional: The Glass Menagerie, Closer, Hay Fever. Ithaca College and member of Actor's Equity.
is excited to be making his NYMF debut. Anthony most recently finished working with James Rado (writer of Hair) in the workshop of Bar Code at the Play Room Theatre. Anthony thanks his amazing sister Lisa, and his loving Mom and Dad for the constant support.
Broadway: Lysistrata Jones (OSSB Heteira), Chicago ( Mama Morton), The Color Purple (Sophia U/S). Tour: The Color Purple, Chicago, Film/T.V: Disney's Teen Beach Musical (Big Momma),Cartoon Networks “Team Toon” ( Iko's Mom). She would like to thank her husband Darrell, sons Darrell Jr.,Darrien for their constant love/support of mommies career!
is honored to be cast in How Deep is the Ocean!! Broadway: Billy Elliot (Billy), Grinch (Bugsy, ensemble). Other: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Nickelodeon, “Staten Island Cakes”, CBS Thanksgiving Day Special, College Humor.com, “Saturday Night Live”. Finis Jhung- DVD: The Boy Ballet Dancer. Film: Contest, Summer of Truth. Love to family and friends!!
National tours: Chicago, The Full Monty, Seussical, the Musical, and Damn Yankees. Regional production: The Full Monty, The Rocky Horror Show, and The Wizard of Oz. TV credits “Blue Bloods,” “Law & Order,” “Desperate Housewives,” "Scrubs," and others. Co-creator of the Nightlife Award winning two-man show, “A Little Traveling Music.”
Aaron is thrilled to be in "...The Ocean"! Broadway: Millie (Orig Cast), Curtains, Young Frankenstein. National Tours: Beauty & the Beast, Sweet Charity, South Pacific. Regional theatres: Arena Stage, Barrington Stage, CenterStage, Arden Theater Co. among others. TV: “A Gifted Man”, “Kings”, “New Amsterdam”, “The Guiding Light”, “As The World Turns”. Much thanks to the entire #HDITO team. www.aaronramey.net
Masters in acting from Columbia University. Recently seen in Kander and Ebb/Terrence McNally's concert of The Visit on Broadway starring Chita Rivera. NY/Regional – Sunset Boulevard, Richard 3, Les Miserables, Last 5 Years, ACE, Evita, EDGES, Winter’s Tale,Camino Real. Original cast recording of Brownstone. Stand-up comedy at Caroline’s, Gotham.
Broadway/NYC: The Scarlett Pimpernel (original cast), Mamma Mia!, Candide (NYC OPERA) … Tours/ Regional: Les Miserables (LA/1st National), Jekyll and Hyde (pre-Broadway), Menopause the Musical, Mame, Phantom, Lend Me a Tenor, Hairspray, The Odd Couple (Female Version), The Music Man, Cinderella, Fiddler on the Roof…NYMF: College the Musical. Love my Sid.
National Tour: Les Miserables (Lesgles, Thenardier) Off-Broadway: Mikado, Pirates of Penzance. Regionally, he has performed the title role of Phantom in four separate productions. Other regional credits include Jekyll and Hyde (Stride), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate) and Gigi (Gaston). Michael is married to actress Kristin Carbone. For more information: www.michaelstjohn.net.
is thrilled to be a part of her first NYMF production! National Tour Credits: The Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty/Drowsy/Trix/Tottendale US), Annie 30th Anniversary Tour (Star to Be/Boylan Sister/Dance Captain), Regional Credits: Grease (Rizzo), Beauty & the Beast (Babette/Dance Captain), Rocky Horror Show (Magenta)
created the role of “Good Old Reliable Jake” in Evil Dead: the Musical. New York credits include: Avenue Q, Shlemiel the First, Wild Women of Planet Wongo,The Twelve and 5 NYMF's including: Bonnie & Clyde: a Folktale, and Unlock’d. Regional: MGR Playhouse, Fireside Theatre, Northern Stage, NCT, LATC.
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