TSS ALUM Jevon McFerrin to take over the role of Alexander Hamilton in ‘Hamilton’

From BROADWAYWORLD: “Jevon McFerrin, the young actor who has portrayed Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton on Broadway as an alternate to the musical’s lead Javier Muñoz, will step into the role effective immediately while Mr. Muñoz takes a medical leave to recover from a physical injury, it has been announced by Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller.” Continue reading here.

Jevon will be performing on March 27th, 2017 at the T Schreiber Studio’s 48th Anniversary Gala celebrating Terry’s 80th Year. Tickets are still available- buy yours today! 

Class Quips- Peter Jensen Discusses “Pushing” in Performance

As actors, why do we push, or play the results? The other day in scene study a student working on Amanda in The Glass Menagerie was pushing to achieve what she rightfully saw as Amanda’s desperate nature. After talking about it she went back and did the scene again just letting it happen, not forcing, and instead focusing on her son. Now the relationship and connection resonated for everyone in class to see and feel, including her.

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n In our discussion after the second time through she rightfully felt the stakes were a little low, and we discussed what to add in next to achieve what was needed. But pushing for it clearly wasn’t the answer, and once stripped of that one could see more clearly what was there and what wasn’t.  The pushing had  got in the way and had kept her further from the truth and the clarity needed to decide on what to work on next.

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Gala Emcee and Performers Announced Plus Early Bird Special!

You are cordially invited to our 48th Anniversary with a tribute to Terry Schreiber’s 80th Year. Julie Halston (Murder on the Orient Express at the McCarter Theatre) will be our Mistress of Ceremonies. Festivities include dinner, drinks, a live auction and entertainment by Broadway performers and studio alumni. 
 

March 27, 2017 at The Manhattan Penthouse
80 Fifth Ave
Cocktails & Auction at 7pm
Dinner & Entertainment at 8p
Broadway Performers include:

Song Interpretation/ Monologue Workshop with Betty Buckley

(New York, NY) Currently co-starring with James McAvoy in the new M. Night Shyamalan hit film Split, Tony Award Winner, Theater Hall of Fame 2012 honoree and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley will be offering a 5 day Song Interpretation & Monologue Intensive Workshop at the T. Schreiber Studio in March; one of the foremost professional theatre studios in New York City. Established in 1969, T. Schreiber has been a home and training ground for many artists who have gone on to successful careers in theatre, film, and television. The Tony Award Winner will assist aspiring artists, educators and experienced performers in the craft of singing, acting and storytelling.

Of her work in Split, critics are saying:

“Dennis and company, meanwhile — it’s mostly Barry, actually — consult with a therapist, Dr. Fletcher, who lives alone in a gracious, book-stuffed rowhouse and who is played by the wonderful Betty Buckley. Dr. Fletcher’s primary function is to explain the movie to the audience, foreshadowing the climax with her heterodox pseudo-scholarly theories about her many-sided patient, but Ms. Buckley also provides a dimension of warmth and wit that “Split” would be much duller and uglier without.”

* A. O. Scott – The New York Times – January 19, 2017

“Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), clearly looking for help. (This veteran is such a glowing star of musical theater, from Cats to Grey Gardens, that you might forget what a superb dramatic actress she is.) This psychiatrist is meant to fill us in on Kevin’s condition – a sort of human exposition. Yet the stellar Buckley brings such warmth and conviction to the role that she allows us to see Kevin as a human being and not just a construct for tricked-up suspense.”

* Peter Travers – Rolling Stone Magazine – January 18, 2017

Of her recent performance in Grey Gardens; “… the potent emotional undertow of this production… has everything to do with the formidable Betty Buckley, whose determinedly cheerful, thoroughly heart-bruising Edith will win you over, pull you under and cast you out to sea.

This is the moment Ms. Buckley does something powerful, turning the song “Jerry Likes My Corn” into a devastating tear-jerker, reminiscent of Stephen Sondheim’s “In Buddy’s Eyes.” It is masterly, and it is why you will emerge from the theater shaken but grateful, wishing only that there were more of Ms. Buckley in the show.”

– Laura Collins-Hughes – The New York Times, Aug. 2015

“Here’s an opportunity to work with one of the great artists of our time!”

– Terry Schreiber

Ms. Buckley shares her expertise and guides her students through a methodology that facilitates audience connection through songs and monologues. Her emotional connection to songs and audiences is renowned, and that very connection is at the heart of what Ms. Buckley imparts to her students.

A teacher for 40 years, Ms. Buckley’s workshop is a must for people who want to perfect their ability to effectively communicate in their performance, their work and their relationships. The class also welcomes observers who participate in all aspects of the class except the individual coaching by Ms. Buckley.

Class dates are March 12 – 16 from 6:30pm to 10:30 pm. An accompanist will be provided. For further details and to apply to the workshop, prospective participants should contact T. Schreiber Studio at 212.741.0209 or email info@tschreiber.org.

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