Coram Boy's Ivy Vahanian and Tony Award-nominated stars Xanthe Elbrick and Jan Maxwell will give Fox-5 "Good Day New York" reporter Anne Craig an exclusive back stage tour at Broadway's Imperial Theatre, airing this Saturday, May 19th on FOX 5 News in the 10:30p half hour and again on Monday, May 21st between 8:30a - 9:00a on "Good Day New York."
In the tri-state area, Fox 5 News and "Good Day New York" air on FOX-5 (Channel 5 in Manhattan on Time Warner Cable).
"Anne Craig speaks with three of the Coram Boy ensemble cast of 40 about their experience performing in the epic theatrical experience and the emotionally powerful effect Coram Boy has had on audiences nightly at the Imperial Theatre," state press materials.
Coram Boy received six 2007 Tony Award® nominations including Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play (Xanthe Elbrick and Jan Maxwell), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Ti Green and Melly Still), Best Costume Design of a Play (Ti Green and Melly Still), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Paule Constable) and Best Direction of a Play (Melly Still).
The American premiere production of Coram Boy opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) on May 2nd after beginning previews on April 16th. Staged and co-designed by Still, and adapted by Helen Edmundson from Jamila Gavin's award-winning novel, the show previously played two sold-out engagements at The National Theatre of Great Britain and was awarded the 2006 Time Out Best Play Award. The opening night party was held at Tavern on the Green.
Press notes describe Coram Boy as "the tale of two orphans at the Coram Hospital for Deserted Children: Toby, saved from an African slave ship and Aaron, the abandoned son of the heir to a great estate. A story of fathers and sons, set in the dark heart of 18th-century England, Coram Boy is filled with danger and excitement."
The show is designed by Ti Green and Melly Still, with lighting design by Paule Constable, original music by Adrian Sutton and sound design by Christopher Shutt. The music director is Constantine Kitsopoulos and the fight director is Thomas Schall.
Coram's Boy's cast includes Jolly Abraham (Bombay Dreams) as "Molly," Uzo Aduba as "Toby," Jacqueline Antaramian (Julius Caesar) as "Mrs. Hendry," Bill Camp (Heartbreak House) as "Otis Gardiner," Dashiell Eaves (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) as "Adult Thomas Ledbury," Xanthe Elbrick as "Young Alexander Ashbrook/Aaron," Tom Riis Farrell (Dirty Blonde) as "Mr. Claymore," Brad Fleischer (Pig Farm) as "Meshak Gardiner," Karron Graves as "Isobel Ashbrook," Laura Heisler as "Edward Ashbrook," Angela Lin as "Miss Price," David Andrew Macdonald (Two Shakespearean Actors) as "Lord Ashbrook," Quentin Maré (Julius Caesar) as "Dr. Smith/Frederic Handel," Tony Award(r) nominee Jan Maxwell (Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang) as "Mrs. Lynch," Kathleen McNenny (The Constant Wife) as "Mrs. Milcote," Cristin Milioti (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) as "Alice Ashbrook," Charlotte Parry (The Real Thing) as "Young Thomas Ledbury," Christina Rouner as "Lady Ashbrook," Ivy Vahanian as "Melissa/Angel," and Wayne Wilcox (Suddenly Last Summer) as "Adult Alexander Ashbrook."