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“I THINK THERE’S A MAGIC IN THE FOUND NOTES – YOU FIND A LITTLE SCRAP OF PAPER BLOWING DOWN THE STREET, OR THE FLOOR OF THE CITY BUS AND IT GIVES YOU THIS REALLY INCREDIBLE WINDOW INTO THIS OTHER PERSON’S LIFE.”
-Davy Rothbart, Co-creator and Editor of FOUND Magazine
book by HUNTER BELL & LEE OVERTREE
music and original lyrics by ELI BOLIN
based on the Found books and magazines by DAVY ROTHBART
additional material created in collaboration with STORY PIRATES
directed by LEE OVERTREE
Linda Gross Theater, 336 W 20th St.
Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with one 10 minute intermission
FOUND isn’t just based on a true story, it’s based on hundreds of them. From the Tony-nominated co-creator of [title of show] and the creative team of the nationally renowned Story Pirates, Atlantic Theater Company is proud to present this vibrant new musical.
FOUND was created from scores of surprising and eccentric discarded notes and letters that have been “found” in the real world by every-day people. Inspired by actual events, the show follows Davy who, along with his two best friends, is lost and broke. When he finds a strangely revealing note on his windshield meant for someone else, it sparks an outlandish idea that finds him and his compatriots on a wild, comedic journey. This raucous and insightful new musical tells a story of ambition, betrayal and loyalty while celebrating the weirdness in all of us.
CHRISTINA ANTHONY (Christina) makes her Off-Broadway and New York debut. She is best known as an alumna of The Second City, where as a writer/performer she co- wrote three original revues for the e.t.c.’s resident stage: The Absolute Best Friggin’ Time of Your Life (Jeff Award nominee, Actress in a Revue), Studs Terkel’s Not Working (Jeff Award winner, Best Revue) and Brother Can You Spare Some Change (Top 5 Female Performances, Newcity). As an actor/improviser, she has appeared at Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, New York Stage & Film, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Paper Machete, eta Creative Arts, Black Ensemble Theater, iO West, Upright Citizens Brigade, Barrel of Monkeys, Story Pirates and Congo Square Theatre Company. TV/film: “Key & Peele” Comedy Central, TJ Miller’s standup/sketch hybrid “Mash Up” (Comedy Central), “Totally Biased” (FXX), “ER” (NBC) and The Dilemma (Universal Pictures).
NICK BLAEMIRE (Davy). Broadway: Godspell, Cry-Baby, Glory Days (Music and Lyrics). Tour: Altar Boyz (1st National). Off Broadway: Dogfight (Second Stage), The Black Suits (SPF @ The Public). Regional: The Last Goodbye (Williamstown), Bring it On (Alliance), James Lapine’s Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing (Vineyard Playhouse), Lil’s 90th (Long Wharf). Film: Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress, Gods Behaving Badly, Asassination of a High School President, Beach Pillows. Television: “The Big C,” “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order: CI,” “Zero Hour,” “Believe,” “Crossbones,” “Guiding Light.” Composer: Glory Days (Signature Theatre and Circle in the Square), A Little More Alive (Kansas City Rep), Soon (Signature Theatre upcoming in 2015), Fallout (new commission with Kyle Jarrow). Proud Graduate of University of Michigan. Love to Ani and Leo McGarry.
ANDREW CALL (Andrew). Broadway: Rock of Ages, American Idiot, Cry-Baby, Glory Days, High Fidelity. Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz. Proud to be making my ATC debut! Many thanks to everyone at Stewart and Station 3. A very special thank you to Rachel Hoffman.
DANIEL EVERIDGE (Mikey D) is loving Atlantic Theater Company and feels very lucky and honored to be a part of such a wonderful show.Broadway: Grease (Roger). Off-Broadway: Falling (Josh, Drama Desk, Lortel nominations), Fat Camp (Robert). The Metropolitan Opera’s Die Fledermaus (Ivan u/s). Regional: Falling (Josh, Meadow Brook Theatre, Andes Award winner), HMS Pinafore and Camelot (Utah Shakespearean Festival). Film: Inside Llewyn Davis (Irish singer). Graduate of North East School of the Arts in San Antonio, TX and Otterbein University. Thank you to my family, friends, and Molly.
ORVILLE MENDOZA (Orville). Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (Alex Timbers & Roger Rees, co-directors), Pacific Overtures (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Passion (Classic Stage Co., John Doyle, dir.), Timon of Athens (The Public Theater), Road Show (The Public Theater, John Doyle, dir.), Romeo and Juliet (Delacorte, Michael Greif, dir.), Adrift in Macao (Drama Desk Award nomination, Primary Stages, Sheryl Kaller, dir.), The Seagull (National Asian American Theatre Co.), Ivanov (NAATCO & The Mint), Rashomon (Pan-Asian Rep); Regional: The Orphan of Zhao (American Conservatory Theatre & La Jolla Playhouse, Carey Perloff, dir.), also work at Long Wharf Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre, Kansas City Rep., Goodspeed, The Muny, Pittsburgh CLO, Laguna Playhouse, Denver Center Theatre. Toured with 2nd National Company of Miss Saigon for 5 1/2 years. www.orvillemendoza.com
BETSY MORGAN (Kate). Broadway (original casts): Les Misérables (2014 revival), A Little Night Music (revival), The Little Mermaid, High Fidelity. Off-Broadway (original casts): The Fantasticks (2006 revival), Bernarda Alba (LCT). National tour: Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!. Regional: created the roles of Leslie Benedict in Giant and Tricia Nixon in First Daughter Suite, both by Michael John LaChiusa. TV: “Flight of the Conchords” (HBO). Education: B.F.A. from Emerson College.
MOLLY POPE (Molly). Solo/cabaret: Molly Pope, Okay?, Introducing Molly Pope, The Molly Pope Show, The Diva-Lution of Molly Pope (Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, Laurie Beechman Theater, Adelaide Cabaret Festival- Australia), Downtown Series (Feinstein’s), Our Hit Parade (Joe’s Pub), Tales From the Jazz Age (Café Carlyle). Stage: Dan Fishback’s The Material World (Dixon Place), Wonderful Town (Gallery Players). TV: “Law & Order: SVU.” Education: BFA from NYU. www.mollypope.com
DANNY PUDI (Danny) can currently be seen on the Yahoo! comedy “Community,” previously on NBC. #sixseasonsandamovie. Other TV credits include “Royal Pains,” “Chuck,” “ER,” “Hot in Cleveland” and “Gilmore Girls.” Film credits include The Tiger Hunter, Vijay and I and The Pretty One. Earlier this year, Danny’s short film Untucked, a documentary for ESPN’s “30 for 30” series, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Pudi began his career in Chicago where he studied at The Second City. On stage he performs regularly with Siblings of Doctors, a trio of Indian-American comedians. This is his NYC Off-Broadway debut. Thanks to the ATC family, the Pudi family and dreams.
SANDY RUSTIN (Sandy) is an actress, playwright and mom. Her Off-Broadway musical Rated P (for parenthood), is in development for TV with ABC Studios/ABC Family. Sandy regularly appears in UCB’s Gravid Water (Best Improv Show, Time Out NY). Other New York credits include Modern Orthodox (New World Stages); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Westside Theatre); Jolson & Company (Century Center); Sarah, Plain and Tall (Lucille Lortel); and Neil Simon’s Hotel Suite (Roundabout). TV: “The Amy Schumer Show,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children” and “Guiding Light.” Recent new works: The Cottage (2014 Reva Shiner Comedy Award finalist) & the web series “Overbooked” (Nickelodeon/Nick Mom). Northwestern University graduate. Artistic Director of Midtown Direct Rep. www.sandyrustin.com. @sandyrustin
BARRETT WILBERT WEED (Denise). Broadway: Lysistrata Jones. Off-Broadway: Bare (Nadia), Heathers (Veronica Sawyer, Lucille Lortel/Drama Desk award nominations). Graduate of The Walnut Hill School and Elon University. Thanks to Andi Metts, Mother Darling, my stone cold pack of weirdos and to my teachers for encouraging the kind voices in my head and shushing the mean ones.