Today, the cast of Seared met the press to discuss the show and explain how they are turning Broadway's MCC Theater into a Restaurant.
Raúl has been announced to play Harry in the upcoming New York premiere of Seared, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time Emmy Award nominee Theresa Rebeck and directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel.
The cast also includes W. Tré Davis (as Rodney), David Mason (as Mike), and Krysta Rodriguez (as Emily).
Seared is a new fit-for-foodies comedy. Brilliant, hot-headed chef Harry scores a mention in a food magazine with his signature scallops, and his business partner Mike finally sees profits within reach. The only problem is Harry refuses to recreate his masterpiece for the masses. Mix in a shrewd restaurant consultant with a waiter with dreams of his own and it all goes to hell in this hilarious and insightful new play that asks us to consider where art ends and commerce begins. You’ve never seen (or smelled) a production quite like this.
Audience members will be up close to the action of the onstage, working kitchen in the intimate setting of the Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater.
Seared previously staged its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in July 2018.
Tickets are available now for performances from October 3 through November 10, 2019.
The following photos have been released of Raúl in Road Show at Encores!
Raúl will join two-time Tony Award–winning composer Jason Robert Brown August 9 for two performances (8 PM and 10 PM) at downtown’s SubCulture.
The concert marks the 51st engagement in Brown’s ongoing artistic residency with the music venue; the 50th was a concert at Town Hall featuring Brown and Stephen Sondheim in support of the Brady Campaign.
Click here for tickets and information for his SubCulture engagement.
Raúl will star as Wilson Mizner in Road Show, the final presentation of the 2019 Encores! Off-Center season at New York City Center. The production, directed and choreographed by Will Davis, will run July 24–27.Joining the two in the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical will be Tony winner Chuck Cooper as Papa Mizner, Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil as Mama Mizner, and Jin Ha (M. Butterfly) as Hollis Bessemer.
Chuck CooperRounding out the ensemble are Brandon Contreras, Rheaume Crenshaw, Daniel Edwards, Marina Kondo, Jay Lusteck, Liz McCartney, Matt Moisey, Shereen Pimentel, Sharone Sayegh, and Vishal Vaidya.
Road Show—known formerly as Bounce, Wise Guys, and Gold!—began its long-gestating development at New York Theatre Workshop in 1999. The musical, about the Mizner brothers' pursuit of fortune from gold rush to real estate boom, subsequently played Chicago and Washington, D.C., before returning to New York at the Public Theater in 2008.
The Off-Center staging follows Working, beginning June 26, and Promenade, running July 10 and 11.
Raúl is set to star in new musical Galileo, based on a book by two-time Emmy winner Danny Strong and music and lyrics by Michael Weiner and Zoe Sarnak. Joining Raúl in the production, under the direction of Tony winner Michael Mayer, will be Michael Esper (FX’s Trust), Solea Pfeiffer (Hamilton), and Colton Ryan (Alice By Heart).
Galileo follows the title mathematician, inventor, astronomer, and scientist who makes a discovery that will change the entire understanding of the universe. Unfortunately, what he has uncovered directly conflicts with the standard teachings of the most powerful institution in the world.
The performance will be presented on June 29 at 4 PM in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater as part of the Powerhouse season.
Raúl has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Play for his performance in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.
The full list of nominations in that category are:
The awards ceremony will take place June 2 at a ceremony at Town Hall in New York City.
EDIT (2nd June): Sadly, Raúl didn't win. The award when to Jay O. Sanders for Uncle Vanya
Unfortunately, Raúl has had to pull out of Chicago Shakespeare's production of Hamlet, due to scheduling conflicts.
If you've bought tickets to the production and would like a refund, we recommend calling the Chicago Shakespeare box office on 312.595.5600
It's a Christmas miracle! The Sheen Center have made Raul's In Conversation from last December available to rent on Vimeo.
The event, where he spoke to Fr Edward Beck about his life and shared some important songs, was held on December 14th, 2017. Here's a short snippet of him singing 'O Holy Night'.
You can rent the video here at a cost of $5.99 for 72 hours (US) or £4.73 for a week (UK)
'On Stage', NY1's weekly theater show aired an interview with Raúl about his current show, 'The Resistible Rise of Arutro Ui'.
You can watch the segment below:
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