Backstage w/NYBroadwaytours: Valentina Fratti (Off-Broadway Producer/Director)

Snow Orchid is playing?FEBRUARY 3-28 at?THEATRE ROW. Meet the director Valentina Fratti!!!


It’s 1964 Brooklyn and Rocco Lazarra is returning home to face his family after having suffered a nervous breakdown. His fiery wife, Filumena, longs for her native Sicily, while their two sons hope for a better life. As secrets are revealed, everyone is forced to re-examine their relationships, fears and dreams in this explosive family drama. Don’t miss this new version of Pintauro’s play starring Robert Cuccioli and Angelina Fiordellisi, and directed by Valentina Fratti.

Valentina Fratti


(Director) is co-founder and Artistic Director of the Miranda Theatre Company, where her directing credits include Jeff Daniels’Apartment 3A, The Book of Wren, Innocent Thoughts, Prostitutki and Near Normal. Most recently, she directed Resonance Ensemble’s R.U.R. at the Clurman Theatre; Two Brothers at Theater for the New City, The Green Manifesto by Anne Berlin and Andy Cohen at the New York International Fringe Festival. Other credits include Revolution, Love Stinks (SPF Abridged Festival, Public Theatre), Little Drummer, Rocky’s First Christmas, Pocket Change, Charles Duncombe’s Patriot Act at the Castillo Theatre and Young Playwrights Festivals at the Cherry Lane Alternative and the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons. Readings includeHowling Hilda with Mary Testa, Ginna Carter’s Traffic School with Elaine Stritch and Carla Cook’s The War with Lynn Cohen. As a playwright, her works include Unearthed, The Male Appetite, Jerusalem Mountain and Shooting Medea. She works with commercial producer Jane Harmon and was the Associate Producer on the Broadway production of Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award-winning Best Play The Last Night of Ballyhoo.

New York Broadway Tours CEO/Tour Guide, Amada Anderson, interviews Valentina Fratti on her work as a Director and Producer in New York City and her new OFF-Broadway show “Snow Orchid”.

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Love Letters On Broadway

Love letters by A.R. Gurney

Amada met with Nelle Nugent?(?The Trip to Bountiful? in 2013) the lead producer of Love Letter’s for her thoughts about WHY she produced Love Letters. The sound quality is not that good so we have transcribed what she said in the video. Please enjoy and then GO SEE IT! They even have special ticket offers for people who want to see the many different cast members!

About Love Letters:

A.R. Gurney?s ?Love Letters,? is a simple yet dynamic story about a 50-year correspondence between the artistic Melissa Gardner and her more conservative childhood friend Andrew Makepeace Ladd III.

Although the play is told by actors reading from the stage do not let the lack of pizzazz deter you. This show has amazingly brilliant compassion and understanding about friendship and love.

The play, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1990 originally premiered in a library (of all places!) and quickly found it’s way into the hearts of millions around the world.

Actors have flocked to “Love Letters” both when it was on Broadway and Off-Broadway because it’s a fantastic story that also works well with their very limited availability.

Previous performers have included John Rubinstein and Stockard Channing, Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst, and Elaine Stritch and Cliff Robertson. The 2014 limited engagement includes appearances by Mia Farrow, Brian Dennehy, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg, Anjelica Huston and Martin Sheen.

The director is Tony nominee Gregory Mosher (Broadway?s ?A View from the Bridge? in 2009-10).

What are you waiting for? Go fall in LOVE with Love Letters! I know we did.

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