Johnny Berchtold joins the cast of CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage
Johnny Berchtold will join the cast of the first New York production of CAMP SIEGFRIED, the new Tony Award-nominated play Bess Wohl (2ST’s Grand Horizons and Make Believe), directed by the Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band’s Visit, 2ST’s Man from Nebraska) at Second step Theater. Johnny will replace the previously announced Sawyer Barth who cannot attend due to scheduling conflicts. The production will also include Lily McInerny. Both actors will be making their off-Broadway stage debuts.
From the Tony Award® nominee Bess Wohl (Grand Horizons) comes an exhilarating new piece about how far we will go to belong. During a golden summer in real life Camp Siegfried, a scenic Long Island campground, two teenagers find themselves on a collision course with youthful passion and unbridled extremism. Are they falling in love, or are they falling for something more sinister? Set at the dawn of World War II, this boy-meets-girl-meets-warning tale of the seductive nature of fascism reveals a shocking part of America’s past and reminds us how easily darkness can sneak up on us.
CAMP SIEGFRIED’s comprehensive creative team includes the scenic design of Brett Banakiscostume design by Brenda Abbandololight design by Tyler Micoleausound design by Christophe Darbassie and casting by Telsey + Company. Jane Ackerman and Charlie B.Foster are the stand-ins for the production.
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a native of New Jersey, discovered his love of theater at an early age. After winning ABC’s digital talent contest, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked on shows like “Gaslit” on STARZ opposite julia robert, and Amazon’s “The Wilds”. He will next be seen in the Netflix movie Dog Gone opposite Rob Lowe, Blumhouse’s The Passenger opposite Kyle Gallner and Broke opposite Wyatt Russell. He is currently filming the new HULU series “Tiny Beautiful Things”.
made his New York theater debut in CAMP SIEGFRIED. She made her professional acting debut in Jamie Dack’s independent feature Palm Trees and Power Lines, which premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. She will appear in the upcoming Hulu series Tell Me Lies. Lily was one of Vogue’s star actresses of 2022.
Wohl’s pieces were produced in all three Second step Theaters: She made her Broadway debut in 2019 with the Hayes production of her play Grand Horizons, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. His play Make Believe (OCC Award) premiered at 2ST’s off-Broadway Kiser Theater also in 2019, and his play American Hero premiered at Second step‘s Uptown home, the McGinn/Cazale Theater, in the summer of 2014 as part of 2ST’s Uptown series. Other theaters include Small Mouth Sounds (OCC Award), Continuity, Barcelona, Touched, In, Cats Talk Back, Pretty Filthy. His plays have been produced in theaters in New York, the United States and abroad. The rewards include the Sam Norkin Drama Desk Special Prize, the Georgia Engel Playwriting Award, a MacDowell Fellowship, and blacklisting of Hollywood’s Best Screenplays. Wohl is an associate artist with Civilians, an alumnus of Ars Nova’s Play Group, and holds new play commissions from the Manhattan Theater Club and Williamstown. She has also written for film and television and is a graduate of Harvard and the Yale School of Drama.
amounts to Second step Theater where he directed Tracy Letts‘ Nebraska man. Broadway: The Sound Inside, The Band Tour (Ethel Barrymore Theatre), Brighton Beach Memoirs, The House of Blue Leaves. Off Broadway: A Case for the Existence of God (Signature), A Prayer For the French Republic (MTC), The Treasurer (Playwrights Horizons), The Band’s Visit, Women or Nothing (Atlantic Theatre), Really Really (MCC Theater), When the rain stops falling, Nikolai and the others (Lincoln Center Theater). At the Barrow Street Theater he has directed Tribes, The Effect, Orson’s Shadow, Adding Machine (presented at Minetta Lane) and Our Town.
Second step The theatre’s 44th season will continue in November with Stephen Adly Guirgis‘ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendletonwhich will have its Broadway premiere at Second stepThe home of Broadway, the Hayes Theatre. The season will also include the world premiere of WHITE GIRL IN DANGER, a new musical by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winner Michael R. Jacksonwhich begins previews in March 2023, as well as the Broadway premiere of Larissa Fasthorse‘s THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, directed by Rachel Chavkinbeginning previews in April 2023 at the Hayes Theatre. Second stepThe Tony Award-winning production of Richard Greenbergfrom TAKE ME OUT, directed by Scott Ellis and featuring the Tony Award winner Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Tony Award nominee jesse williamswill return to Broadway this fall for a limited run at the Schoenfeld Theater starting October 27.
Second step recently completed its 43rd season, which included the Tony Award-winning revival of Richard Greenbergof Take Me Out and the first New York production of Lynn Ratingthe Tony Award-nominated play Clyde’s, as well as the world premieres of Rajiv Joseph‘s Letters of Suresh and JC Lee’s To My Girls. The company’s 2021-22 productions received several nominations and awards, including Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play (Take Me Out) and Best Featured Actor in a Play (Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Take me out); the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Revival of a Play (Take Me Out), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Take Me Out) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Uzo Aduba -Clyde); the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Projection Design (Shawn Duan – Letters of Suresh); and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design for a Play (Jennifer Moeller -Clyde’s).
Second stepThe first season of On Broadway at the Hayes Theater included Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonerganrealized by Cullman Trip (Tony nominated for Best Revival of Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role, Michael Cera and Brian Tyree Henry) and straight white men by Young John Leerealized by Anna D. Shapiro.
Among Second stepThe 180 productions of are winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize Between Riverside and Crazy de Stephen Adly Guirgis; the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner Next to Normal by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey; the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes; Mary Page Marlowe by Tracy Letts; The last five years by Jason Robert Brown; dogfight by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Pierre Duchan; Dear Evan Hansen by Benj Pasek, Justin Pauland Steven Levenson; By the way, meet Vera Stark by Lynn Rating; Trusted and lonely, I’m not through Paul Weitz; Great Horizons by Bess Wohl; The elaborate entrance of the deity Chad by Kristoffer Diaz; Daily rapture and whirlwind inside a loop by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott; Let Me Down Easy and Field Notes by Anna Deavere Smith; Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo; Song of the Torch by Harvey Fierstein; Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl; The laughing little dog Douglas Carter Beane; Metamorphoses by Marie Zimmerman; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkins; Jitney by August Wilson; crowns per Regina Taylor; Saturday night by Stephen Sondheim; Afterbirth: Kathy & Mo’s Greatest Hits by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimi; This is our youth Kenneth Lonergan; Coastal disturbances by Tina Howe; A Soldier’s Game by Charles Fuller; The good times are killing me Lynda Barry; and Tiny Alice and Peter and Jerry by Edward Albee.
The company’s more than 170 nominations include six 2017 Tony Awards for Dear Evan Hansen (Best Musical; Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Ben Platt; Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Rachel Bay Jones; Best Book of a Musical; Best Original Score; Best Orchestrations); the 2009 Tony Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Alice RipleyNext to par), Best score (Tom Kitt and Brian YorkeyNext to Normal) and Better Orchestrations (Tom Kitt and Michel Starobin, next to Normal ); the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play (Julie White, the little dog laughed); the 2005 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical (Rachel Sheinkins…Spelling Bee) and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Dan Foger, …Spelling Bee); the 2002 Tony Award for Best Director of a Play (Marie Zimmerman for the Metamorphoses); the 2002 Lucille Lortel Outstanding Work Award, 29 Obie Awards, 11 Outer Critics Circle Awards, four Clarence Derwent Awards, 17 Drama Desk Awards, 11 Theater World Awards, a Dorothy Louden Award, 20 Lucille Lortel Awards, the Drama Critics Circle Award and 23 AUDELCO Awards.
In 1999, Second step The theater opened Tony Kisser Theatre, its state-of-the-art 296-seat theatre, designed by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. In 2002, Second step spear “Second step Theater Uptown” to showcase the work of up-and-coming artists at the 99-seat McGinn/Cazale Theater. The theater supports artists through several programs including residencies, fellowships, and commissions, and engages students and members of the community through education and awareness programs.
In 2018, Second step began producing at its 581-seat Broadway home, The Hayes Theatre. Originally named “The Little Theatre” and built in 1912, the city’s landmark was remodeled by David Rockwell of the Rockwell group.
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