Bernhardt Hamlet on Broadway 

Shane Ann Productions

Well that was a fun evening in the theatre! Watching Bernhardt Hamlet on Broadway with three of former students from NYU Grad Acting – Jason Butler Harner, Matt Saldivar, and Aaron Costas Ganis.  The star of the show is one of my all time favorite actors – Janet McTeer. I have seen her in many shows at the Royal Shakespeare …

André Holland playing Othello at the Globe Theatre in London

Shane Ann Productions

I’ve been to the Globe Theatre in London before but this time my former student from NYU Graduate Acting, André Holland, was playing Othello!  It is difficult to describe the feelings of seeing someone you taught perform on such a prestigious stage. From the first moment André entered, he commanded our attention.  He had the audience in the palm of …

Daniel Sunjata

Daniel Sunjata on Broadway in “St. Joan”

Shane Ann Productions

Recently I saw a production of “St. Joan” on Broadway. The production starred Condola Rashad as Joan and my former NYU Grad Acting student, Daniel Sunjata, as Dunois. He was terrific! I loved the way he used the language of the very demanding G. B. Shaw.  Daniel’s been doing a lot of TV work (Notorious, Graceland, Rescue Me) but he …

Matthew Saldivar

Matthew Saldivar in “St. Joan” on Broadway

Shane Ann Productions

Recently I saw a production of “St. Joan” on Broadway. The production starred Condola Rashad as Joan. It also featured my former NYU Grad Acting student Matthew Saldivar. He played two roles – Poulengey and D’Estivet. Wow was he good! The characters were so different that no one (except his former teacher) would know it was the same actor. Visit …

The Black Book

“The Black Book” with Margy Love

Shane Ann Productions

I went to see my former student Margy Love in “The Black Book” by Phil Blechman, playing at The Sargent Theater. She was terrific, and the voice/speech/text work was excellent! “The Black Book” is a new play about an afflicted college student, Collin Archer, who secretly leaves a veiled suicide note in the form of a poem on the desk of …

Newsies Tour

Shane Ann Productions

Yesterday in Providence, Rhode Island I went to see and hear the new leads in the “Newsies” tour. This show just gets better and better! New Jack is Joey Barreiro, new Medda is Aisha de Haas and new Katherine is Morgan Keene.

Bedroom Farce Westport Country Playhouse

Dialect Coach for Bedroom Farce, Westport Country Playhouse

Shane Ann Productions

Fun job working as dialect coach for “Bedroom Farce” at the Westport Country Playhouse (already famous but made even more famous by Joanne Woodward as Artistic Director and her husband, Paul Newman appearing in shows there until 2008.) “Bedroom Farce” is directed by John Tillinger and stars Paxton Whitehead. Performances begin August 25.

Winter’s Tale at Hudson Valley Shakespeare

Shane Ann Productions

THE WINTER’S TALE By William Shakespeare Directed by Davis McCallum A jealous king banishes his innocent queen and infant daughter in a surprising story of romance, revenge, and redemption that unfolds across seasons, generations, and nations. The epic canvas of the Hudson Highlands provides the perfect backdrop for this wondrous fairy tale of a shepherdess who turns into a princess, …