BRANDON CORDEIRO: One Night Only
Amidst a stellar lineup of established Broadway legends and stars such as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Christine Ebersole, and Chita Rivera; The Art House in Provincetown will shine its spotlight on a Cape Cod born-and-bred talent Brandon Cordeiro who will appear on Aug. 19th at 9:30 in For One Night Only. The production is directed by Obie Award-winning writer and performer David Drake with music direction by Alan Cancelino. Cordeiro is beginning to attract attention in New York and beyond and Art House Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale believes his is a name you'll soon remember.
The production was also written by Cordeiro was workshopped last summer in the earlier incarnation titled I Love You, You're Hairy, Now Change with the Provincetown Theater. Brandon Cordeiro: One Night Only is a one-man, autobiographical musical about growing up gay, Portuguese and a performer in Provincetown. Through a multitude of hilarious characters, and singing nearly a dozen songs from the popular repertoire, he forges a funny and deeply moving path toward claiming his own individuality. The updated production will premiere at the Art House on Aug. 19th.
Most recently Cordeiro was selected to star with B.D. Wong and Anthony Rapp in the 20th Anniversary Broadway production of David Drake's The Night Larry Krammer Kissed Me. He can be seen in the film My Many Married Men, and just completed the television pilot Truthfully Speaking. Cordeiro was raised in an artistic household in Truro, and driven from a young age to pursue a career in the arts by the creative legacy and natural beauty of his surroundings in Provincetown. He studied classical vocal training at Boston's New England Conservatory, and musical theater at New York University where he received the George Guilbaut & William "Bill" Brohn Musical Theatre Scholarship. His early performances include Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm in A Little Night Music, Emile De Becque in South Pacific, Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods, and the title role in Sweeney Todd. This summer he starred as Sir Lancelot in Spamalot at Sharon Playhouse in Connecticut, directed by Jennifer Werner (Associate Director for Broadway's The Book of Mormon), for which he was singled by the Berkshire Eagle for his "very strong comic force." In New York City this year he was seen Off-Broadway as Louis Bellson in Pearl, about the life of Pearl Bailey, directed by Tony Award-winner Ben Harney (Dreamgirls), and with the performance art collective CHERYL at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in PSI: MOVE, and in MoMA's Pop Ralley for the opening of the Cindy Sherman exhibit.
David Drake (director) is the Obie Award-winning playwright/performer of The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, one of the longest-running solo shows in off-Broadway history. As a director, he most recently staged the New York premiere of Myra Slotnick's The Weight of Water this past spring; a world premiere which he previously staged at the Provincetown Theater in the fall 2011. A two-time Directing Fellow at the Sundance Theater Lab, David Drake's other New York directing credits include: The Beast of Taylor Mac (The Public Theater, Yale Rep, Edinburgh Festival), new plays at Rattlestick, Theatre for the New City, NYC Fringe Festival, and the world premiere of The Lily's Revenge at HERE, which made the "10 Best Lists" of Time Out/NY, New York Post, The New Yorker, and won a 2010 Village Voice Obie Award. On Cape Cod, David is best known for directing the acclaimed productions of Our Town and The Divine Sister at the Provincetown Theater.
Alan Cancelino (music director) is a New York City-based composer. His recent shows include Bingo City, with Jenne Wason, developed in the BMI Musical Theater Workshop under moderator Maury Yeston. Also the new musical drama The White Rose, workshop directed by Leah C. Gardiner at The Public Theater and the York Theatre NYC, and a new musical Sybil, based on the true story, in collaboration with Owen Robertson and Stephen Nachamie. As a pianist, Alan had the privilege of studying and performing with Maestro "Slava" Rostropovich. He is working on a recording of original ballads and a collection of piano ensemble pieces. In late 2012 Alan started writing a Provincetown themed song cycle in collaboration with resident P'town artists and writers including John Dowd and Michael Cunningham. Alan is pleased to announce that he is serving on the Board of Director's at the Provincetown Theater and is developing a program to bring NYC writers to Provincetown to workshop and present new works.
Mark Cortale (Producer) is the Producing Artistic Director of The Art House. In his inaugural season in 2011, he founded the Broadway @ The Art House series with Seth Rudetsky, which this summer of 2013 will present Broadway superstars Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Megan Hilty (of TV's "Smash"), Megan Mullally (of TV's Will & Grace), Christine Ebersole, Joanna Gleason, Sam Harris and Marilyn Maye in addition to other national-level music and comedy programming. He is currently producing Seth Rudetsky's new Broadway-themed web network at www.SethTV.com. He also co-wrote and produced Well-Strung's runs this past winter and fall at New York's Marjorie S. Deane Theater. Mark produced the feature film Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads, which played the 2012 festival circuit with a screening at Frameline in San Francisco. Mark also premiered the Broadway @ series last season in New Orleans, in Australia with Megan Mullally, on London's West End this summer with Patti LuPone at Leister Square Theater, and will debut as well in Santa Monica, CA in fall of 2013.
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