Eli Wallach, 1915-2014posted on June 25, 2014
We are deeply saddened to hear of Eli Wallach's passing, and feel only too blessed that we at Highbrow
were able to work with him on the film Tickling Leo
Satchmo at the Waldorfposted on April 29, 2014
In addition to its Lucille Lortel Award nomination, we would like to congratulate Satchmo at the Waldorf
on the following nominations:
Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination
Outstanding Solo Performance: John Douglas Thompson
Winners will be announced on Monday, May 12th
Outer Critics Circle nominees
Drama League Award Nomination
Distinguished Performance Award: John Douglas Thompson
Winners will be announced on Friday, May 16th
NOTE: One winner is selected from this category of 50 nominees. The recipient can only receive the award once during his or her career.
Drama League Award nominees
Drama Desk Award Nomination
Outstanding Solo Performance: John Douglas Thompson
Winners will be announced on Sunday, June 1st.
Drama Desk Award nominees
Satchmo at the Waldorfposted on April 03, 2014
Congratulations to Satchmo at the Waldorf
on its nomination for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show!
The Lortel Awards will be presented on Sunday, May 4 in New York City. A full list of nominees can be found at www.LortelAwards.org
Satchmo at the Waldorfposted on February 27, 2014
Ronald Guttman is proud to be one of the producers of Terry Teachout's play Satchmo at the Waldorf. Following acclaimed, sold-out runs at Long Wharf Theatre and Shakespeare and Company, Satchmo at the Waldorf began preview performances at Off Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street) last Saturday, February 15. Starring John Douglas Thompson and directed by Gordon Edelstein, the show will have its official opening this Tuesday, March 4.
The Decent Oneposted on January 30, 2014Highbrow
is proud to present the world premiere of Vanessa Lapa’s documentary Der Anständige (The Decent One)
at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Along with copious archive footage, the film sketches a biography of SS commander Heinrich Himmler through previously unreleased private letters, documents, journals, and photographs, initially discovered by U.S. soldiers in the Himmler family home in 1945 and subsequently acquired by Lapa’s father in Israel. A unique portrait of one of the most contradictory figures of the Third Reich—a man who could be a hero in his own eyes and that of his family, and a mass murderer in the eyes of the world.
Sunday, Feb 9th, 17:00, International
Monday, Feb 10th, 12:00, CineStar 7
Wednesday, Feb 12th, 17:30, Cubix 7
Friday, Feb 14th, 17:00, CineStar 7
As discussed in various articles, including in The Guardian
and Die Welt
, in anticipation of the film’s premier, the collection of documents and photos held by Lapa’s family are being published over eight days in the newspaper Welt am Sonntag
Ronald Guttman in Elementaryposted on October 18, 2013
Ronald Guttman guest-starred as Elliot Honeycutt in last week's episode of Elementary
on CBS, "We Are Everyone." In case you missed it, you can still watch it on CBS.com
Upcoming films include Nina
starring Zoe Saldana and Abel Ferrara's Welcome to New York
, both slated for release in the coming months.
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay posted on September 26, 2013
Master and Margarita Reviewsposted on July 23, 2013
The Master and Margarita
has completed its run, but here are a couple of review highlights for Ronald Guttman's role as Woland (Satan):
"No wonder the party’s host looked so very ennui-ridden. That would be the Devil himself, traveling under the name Woland and played with infinite, entertaining jadedness by the Belgian actor Ronald Guttman."
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"swooning for silver-haired Woland (Ronald Guttman as the seductive Devil) . . . What we're really here to see is the showdown between silken Woland and ragged Margarita, as the wild-eyed Roth Haberle bends herself, shuddering, to Satan's will. . . . it's in the strange waltz between Margarita and the Devil that we finally feel the dark electricity that emanates from the classic itself."
- Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
Ronald Guttman in Girl Most Likelyposted on July 15, 2013
Catch Ronald Guttman
as Armando in Girl Most Likely
, in theaters Friday!
The Story: Imogene (Kristen Wiig
) is a failed New York playwright awkwardly navigating the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year’s News. After both her career and relationship hit the skids, she’s forced to make the humiliating move back home to New Jersey with her eccentric mother and younger brother (Annette Bening
and Christopher Fitzgerald
). Adding further insult to injury, there’s a strange man (Darren Criss
) sleeping in her old bedroom and an even stranger man sleeping in her mother’s bed (Matt Dillon
). Through it all, Imogene eventually realizes that as part of her rebuilding process she must finally come to love and accept both her family and her Jersey roots if she’s ever going to be stable enough to get the hell away from them.
Ronald Guttman in The Master and Margaritaposted on July 08, 2013
Ronald Guttman will be performing the role of Woland (Satan) in the sold-out world premiere stage adaptation of the famous Russian novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
, as part of Bard SummerScape 2013
. Performances begin Thursday, July 11th, and run through Sunday, July 21st.
My Name Is Asher Levposted on May 13, 2013
Congratulations to My Name Is Asher Lev
, recipient of the OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
for best Off Broadway play, and to playwright Aaron Posner, recipient of the John Gassner Award for an American Play!
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay posted on April 18, 2013
Check out the New York Times
The Ohmiesposted on April 04, 2013The Ohmies
performed at this year's White House Easter Egg Roll
. The event took place on April 1st on the South Lawn of the White House and focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme, “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!”
will be performing in New York at the Children's Museum of Manhattan
on April 27th at 2pm and 3pm. Tickets are free with admission to the museum and are distributed one hour before each performance. Space is limited. For more details, visit CMOM
Welcome to the Punchposted on March 28, 2013
Check out the review on Indiewire
Welcome to the Punchposted on March 13, 2013Welcome to the Punch
opens in the UK and Ireland on March 15th. It opens in the US in limited release March 27th and will be available on VOD March 30th.
My Name Is Asher Levposted on March 13, 2013My Name Is Asher Lev
has extended its run at the Westside Theatre for the third time. Performances are now scheduled to run through September 1st.
Further information can be found at OffBroadwayWorld.com
30 Beatsposted on March 13, 201330 Beats
is now available on DVD
My Name Is Asher Levposted on November 08, 2012
MY NAME IS ASHER LEV is a new American play by Aaron Posner, based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok (The Chosen), set in post-war Brooklyn, which tells the coming-of-age story of a boy prodigy who must be a painter at any cost - against the will of family, community and tradition. It is a luminous portrait of a young artist with a universal theme to follow our passion.
* Tickets Now On Sale *
Groups (10+): (800) 432-7780
Westside Theatre, 407 West 43rd Street, NYC
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay posted on October 03, 2012
The October 4th screening sold out almost immediately, but tickets are still available for the screening on October 10th.
Welcome to the Punchposted on July 24, 2012
IFC Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Eran Creevy’s action thriller Welcome to the Punch
from Worldview Entertainment. The film stars James McAvoy, Mark Strong, and Andrea Riseborough.
The full press release can be found on Indiewire
30 Beatsposted on July 16, 2012
In Theaters and On Demand this Friday!
Experience the sultry summer heat of 30 Beats
from the comfort of an air-conditioned movie theater or your own home!
New York City, in the heart of summer: a heat wave transforms the city into a tropical zone. Ten characters are drawn, one after the other, into a ring of love and desire, each one caught beyond his or her control in a chain reaction of seduction, impulses and self-discovery.
OPEN Presents: SIX by Zohar Tirosh-Polkposted on June 21, 2012
The Jewish Plays Project, LABA: The National Laboratory for New Jewish Culture, and Highbrow are pleased to present three fully staged readings of the 2012 JCC Metrowest Jewish Playwriting Contest Winner.
SIX by Zohar Tirosh-Polk
Directed by the New Group's Ian Morgan
Featuring Hani Furstenberg, Daniel Oreskes, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Kate Skinner, Shelly Feldman, and Richard Zakaria
** FREE and Open to the Public **
Three Shows Only!
Saturday, June 23rd at 8 pm
Sunday June 24th at 3 pm
Monday, June 25th at 7 pm
All Performances at
The 14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue
or Call (646) 395-4322
30 Beatsposted on June 18, 201230 Beats will be opening July 20th in theaters (distributed by Roadside Attractions) and on VOD (Lionsgate).
Watch the trailer HERE!
Je fais feu de tout boisposted on May 25, 2012
Daniel Desarthe's latest film, Je fais feu de tout bois
, opens in Paris theaters this Wednesday, May 30th. Watch the trailer
, read a review
, and go see the film if you are in France.
Sound and Furyposted on April 20, 2012
An interesting article on cochlear implants recently appeared on npr.org
. More than a decade after the release of the documentary Sound and Fury
, it is evident that the questions raised in the film regarding the pros and cons of cochlear implants and their potential to destroy deaf culture are still very much alive. Many people chose to comment on the article, from within and outside of the deaf community, creating quite a heated discussion.
The Tollboothposted on March 06, 2012
New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) will be screening The Tollbooth
on Tuesday, March 27 from 7 to 9pm at Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Avenue, at 2nd Street). There will be a Q&A following the screening, and an after-party with cash bar and complimentary food at Dempsey’s Pub (61 2nd Avenue, between 3rd & 4th Streets). For more information, visit the NYWIFT website
30 Beatsposted on February 15, 2012
Roadside Attractions has acquired all U.S. and Latin American rights to 30 Beats
and will release the film June 1st theatrically and day-and-date on VOD.
The news first appeared in Variety
earlier today, and the full press release can be found on Indiewire
Destiny Hillsposted on February 14, 2012Destiny Hills
aired again this month on the French/German TV channel ARTE, and we are pleased to report that it was the highest scoring program of the year in their Terres d’Ailleurs (Faraway Places) slot.
November at Highbrowposted on November 30, 2011
After a full rebuild, we are finally re-launching the Highbrow
website! A big thank you to Amber and Peregrin at Dolphin Micro Inc. for transforming our finicky Flash site to HTML.
Here are a few things that Ronald Guttman and Highbrow
have been up to in recent weeks:
BSO at Carnegie Hall
After conducting an orchestra in Mildred Pierce
, August Rush
, and Law & Order
, Ron finally enjoyed his Carnegie Hall debut on Saturday the 19th of November. For this moving performance of Arthur Honegger's 1935 oratorio Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher
(Joan of Arc at the Stake
), the baton was actually held by Marin Alsop of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra while Ron performed the narrative role of Brother Dominic. A review in The New York Times
is available HERE
Welcome to the Punch
In May, Ron and Highbrow
signed on as a co-executive producer of the British crime thriller Welcome to the Punch
, written and directed by Eran Creevy, and starring James McAvoy and Mark Strong. An exciting larger venture for Highbrow
, the film is currently in postproduction and scheduled to be released in 2012.
On the Board
Ron proudly serves on the boards of Performa and Naked Angels.
Performa recently finished up its Visual Art Performance Biennial, which ran November 1–21. Ron and Amy were proud co-producers of Guy Maddin’s Tales from the Gimli Hospital: Reframed