The Karpovsky Variations Cast
Lawrence Karpovsky (Ezra Barnes*)
Ezra Barnes: Queen (Astoria Performing Arts Center), Breakfast With Mugabe (Signature Center & Theatre Row), Transparent Falsehood (Theatre 511), To Kill a Mockingbird (Queens Theatre) In White America (New Federal), English Bride (59e59), Far & Wide (Mint), The Miser (Brave New World), Richard II (Pearl). Regional: Geva, McCarter, Hartford Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Denver Center, Pioneer, Paper Mill. TV: Group, New Amsterdam, Jessica Jones, Orange…Black, Sinner, Law & Order, SVU. Film: Motherless Brooklyn, Unintended, Noah, Joshua, Once More With Feeling. Directed Diary of Anne Frank (Playhouse on Park; Outstanding Director award, Connecticut Critics Circle). Founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare on the Sound. Runs Brooklyn’s Young Actors Workshop.
Julia Karpovsky (Rivka Borek*)
Like Julia, Rivka is a third culture kid, growing up in Hong Kong and London before moving to America at 15. Off-Broadway: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shake and Bake). Regional: Hamlet (American Conservatory Theater); Sense and Sensibility, Oh Gastronomy! (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Timon, The Great Gatsby (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Othello (Hudson Valley Shakespeare tour); Othello (Bay Street Theater); As You Like It (Carolinian Shakespeare Festival); and Who’s Afraid of Monsters? (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Readings and workshops with The O’Neill, Clubbed Thumb, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Portland Stage, New Georges and Ars Nova ANT Fest. MFA: A.C.T.
Great Momma Rose (Barbara Broughton*)
Broadway: Sunday In The Park With George and Music Music. Off Broadway includes: Grey Gardens, Concertina’s Rainbow, A Little Night Music. Selected Regional: Studio Theatre DC (Big Edie Grey Gardens, Lady Boyle Superior Donuts), Portland Center Stage/Syracuse Stage (Polly Other Desert Cities), ASF (Mrs. Potts Beauty and The Beast, Bird Lady Mary Poppins), Connecticut Rep (Emelia Comedy Of Errors), Dallas Theatre Center (Mrs. Bennet Pride and Prejudice), Pittsburgh Public Theatre (Mme. De Volanges Les Liaisons Dangereuses), The Hangar Theatre (Dolly in Hello Dolly), The Pioneer Theatre (Mrs. Higgins My Fair Lady), ATL (Jenny Quilters). National Tours: Company (Sarah), George M! (Ethel Levy). TV/ Film includes Law and Order, The Sunset Gang (PBS) and The Producers Movie Musical.
Barry Karpovsky (J. Anthony Crane*)
Broadway: The Country House and Sight Unseen @MTC, Butley, The Winslow Boy (Roundabout). Off-Broadway, National Tours, and Regional: Title role in Cyrano (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley); Watch on the Rhine (Arena, D.C.) The Lion King (First National Tour), Les Miserables (N. America Tour) Spamalot (Wynn Las Vegas), Modern Orthodox (Dodger Stages), Disgraced (Goodman Theater, Berkeley Repertory, Seattle Repertory, Mark Taper Forum), Barrington Stage, The Old Globe, Capital Rep, Merrimack Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Actors Theater of Louisville, & others. Helen Hayes and BATCC Nominations. TV/Film: Succession (HBO), Dead Ringers, Blue Bloods, FBI, Chicago PD, Madam Secretary, Elementary, CSI, USA’s The Big Easy. Theatre from Northwestern University. For Susan Ellen. IG: @janthonycrane
Maxine (Michelle Liu Coughlin*)
is thrilled to be part of this lovely cast. She is an actress, singer, and producer based in New York City. Michelle toured with Lincoln Center’s Tony-winning revival of The King and I, directed by Bartlett Sher, and has worked extensively in New York and regional theatre which include City Center, Playwrights Horizons, York Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Prospect Theater, Arena Stage & Kennedy Center. Michelle’s TV and Film credits include FBI, New Amsterdam, Instinct, Madam Secretary, It’s Complicated, the Indie thriller Seeds, and most recently Holiday in Harlem for Hallmark. For more info visit www.michelleliucoughlin.com IG: @michelleliuc
Harold Karpovsky (Chris Thorn*)
Broadway: Bernhardt/Hamlet (Roundabout) Off-Broadway: Greater Clements (LCT), Pride and Prejudice (Primary Stages), Twelfth Night (Pig Iron), Miss Lily Gets Boned (Studio 42), The Most Damaging Wound (The Production Company NYIT Award Nomination), and the 2007 Boomerang production of J.B. Priestly's Dangerous Corner . Regional: The Guthrie, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, CATF, Barrington Stage, Delaware Theater Company, The Fulton Theatre Company, Theaterworks Hartford, Boston Playwright’s, and The Acting Company. Film/TV: Madam Secretary, The Good FIght, Evil. Training: Boston University, LAMDA. Native of South Berwick, ME.