As a designer, Robbins has spent years designing costumes on Broadway & Off, here & abroad. In 2012 she received the TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. In 2011 she became only the 2nd costume designer to be honored with a Monograph of her work (Amazon.com/ Drama-Bookshop/NYC). She has several Tony nominations, 6 Drama Desk Awards, Maharam, Henry Hewes, L.A. Dramalogue, Audelco, Salmagundi Fine Arts, 3 Prague Quadrennial, among others.
THE DEATH & LIFE OF DR. CUTTER by Carrie Robbins
Monday, April 3, 7 pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center.
Directed by Luke Tudball.
Dr. Cutter is very sick. Now he can see every minute of what's left of his future. A mortality tale. With songs.
The vaudeville format of the play with music was inspired by the observations of RD Robbins, MD, the playwright’s late husband, whose humor and medical knowledge permeates the piece.
Music composed and arranged by Shelly Gartner (The Adding Machine/6th annual TRU New Musicals Reading Series); Gartner will accompany on piano and keyboard, with Ed Conte on bass. Lyrics by Robbins.
The company features a veteran Broadway cast: LORI HAMMEL (Broadway: Mamma Mia!, Natl: 9 to 5; Forbidden Broadway & album; Film: Coen Brothers' Burn After Reading; Season 2 of Master of None); BEN LIVINGSTON (Broadway: 1 Man, 2 Guvnors, The Heiress, Mama Mia; TV: The Knick; House of Cards); NEAL MAYER (Broadway: Les Miz; Mark Felt Superstar & Berlin to B'way at York; Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame; TV: Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon); and ERIKA ROLFSRUD (Good People/CT Critics Circle Award, Best Actress; The Little Dog Laughed /Kevin Kline Award, Best Actress; Broadway: Coast of Utopia, Rabbit Hole, Exit the King; TV: House of Cards).
JOHN ROBERT TILLOTSON (Broadway: Enemy of the People; Seagull/NY Classical Theatre; Imaginary Invalid & Marriage/Pearl; Love’s Labours Lost/Acting Co; Europe: Big Daddy on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Phantom of the Opera); TOM TREADWELL (Broadway: Annie; Nat’l. Co: Bridges of Madison County; TV: Knick; Mercy; Law & Order, 30 Rock); THOMAS LEVERTON (Red at TheatreWorks; ATA’s uncut Hamlet and R&J/Dalrymple Award); and JENNE VATH (Tooth of Crime and Chemistry of Love at LaMaMa; Anna Christie; Winter’s Tale for Everett Quinton; Sawbones & The Diamond Eater/Nominated Best Supporting Actress, NY Innovative Theatre Awards).
Photos by Emily Hewitt