Page 73 presents the World Premiere of
anielle, Lee, and Tiffany have scaled the masthead of Crimp magazine, gaining access to the best the city has to offer—nightlife, men, and the beautiful baubles showcased in every issue. But when workaholic Danielle is forced to face her mortality, she begins to wonder what it’s all worth. In this dark comedy, questions of romance, sex, ambition, and loyalty spin Danielle and her friends out of control as they consider the possibility of life without each other.
What Critics Said
The New York Times says:
“Caroline V. McGraw’s wry and artful Ultimate Beauty Bible [is] a play for anybody who has ever believed that the right lipstick, the right shoes, the right lover might meaningfully alter the course of one’s existence. Which is a lot of us.”
“McGraw is at her best when she channels her impulse toward absurdism into small, sly flourishes…”
“…under Stephen Brackett’s spirited and astute direction”
“Eboni Booth “offer[s] a performance both practical and poignant.”
Nadine Malouf’s “Lee is dissolute, unsociable, mildly monstrous and somehow deeply sympathetic.”
The New Yorker says:
“Ariel Woodiwiss’s Tiffany can flash sharp claws with dangerous ease, while Nadine Malouf’s Lee camouflages uncertainty under a glib veneer. As for [Eboni] Booth, she anchors the production with calm confidence. Even when she’s waxing poetic about lipstick, she suggests a desperate ache for happiness.”
“Written and performed vividly enough to compel a deep investment in every clashing color… questioning whether people can in fact change from the outside in, or whether our outsides merely mask what’s underneath.”
“Satisfyingly complex array of characters, relationships, and musings on life .”
Media and Press
Click here for an exclusive look at production photos on TheaterMania!
Click here to read an interview with playwright Caroline V. McGraw and Producing Artistic Director Michael Walkup.
Click here to read an interview with playwright Caroline V. McGraw about her year as Page 73’s 2016 Tow Playwright in Residence.
Click here to read an interview with playwright Caroline V. McGraw – and other Page 73 playwrights – about their work, their experiences as women in the theatre world, and the support they’ve received from Page 73.
Click here to read a BroadwayWorld interview with cast member Alex Breaux.
Click here to read an interview with director Stephen Brackett.
Ticket Pricing:October 25 – November 19
General Admission: $30
Reserved Seating: $40
Student Rush: $15 (at door only)
The New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher St, New York, NY, 10014
Eboni Booth is very excited to make her Page 73 debut. Previous appearances include On a Clear Day I Can See to Elba (Ice Factory); Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (Soho Rep.); Family Play, 1979-Present (Collaboration Town); Motel Cherry (Clubbed Thumb); Girls in Trouble (Flea Theater); The Cider House Rules (Atlantic Theater Company). Television: Show Me a Hero and Daredevil. Eboni is a graduate of the University of Vermont.
Alex Breaux is stoked to be making his Page 73 debut as Kit in Ultimate Beauty Bible. Spending most of his life training to be a professional football player and/or investment banker, Breaux made the responsible decision to pursue acting a few years ago. A recent graduate of The Juilliard School (Group 43), Breaux made his Broadway debut last season in The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold and his professional debut in Much Ado About Nothing at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This past year he has kept busy starring in Red Speedo at the New York Theatre Workshop, playing Ajax in Troilus and Cressida (NYSF/The PUBLIC), and shooting the upcoming films Bushwick, Katie Says Goodbye, and Josephine. Previous films include Hotline, which Breaux wrote and directed. Juilliard credits include: Buried Child, Hamlet, and The Cherry Orchard. Prior to Juilliard, Breaux attended Harvard University, where he was a four-year letterman (wide receiver) on the varsity football team.
Molly Griggs is a 2016 graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University BFA Acting and Musical Theater program. Her work at CMU included Much Ado About Nothing, The Full Monty, and Gertrude Stein Saints, which won Best Musical at the NYC Fringe Festival. She was also the recipient of the Helen Wayne Rauh Award for Outstanding Actor at CMU. She also tours universities with a one-woman show, Steubenville, which explores rape culture in the United States through the lens of the Steubenville, OH rape case. After graduation, she filmed a supporting role in David Fincher’s new series Mindhunter for Netflix and participated in the Williamstown Theater Festival.
Nadine recently played the title role in the World Premier of Salomé, written and directed by Yaël Farber, at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC [winner of 7 Helen Hays Awards this year]. Off-Broadway: This is How it Ends [59E59th], The School for Scandal [Redbull Theatre-Lucille Lortel], The Who & The What [Lincoln Center-LCT3], Exile [Cherry Lane]. National Tours: Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Tour. Other Theatre: Scorched [Syracuse Stage], Macbeth [GBS Theatre, RADA]. Nadine has developed new work at: Sundance Theatre Lab, The Public, Lincoln Center, New York Theatre Workshop. TV: Mysteries of Laura, Odd Mom Out. Film: Resolutions, May in the Summer, Shame, Static Shock. Training: Syracuse University, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Sathya Sridharan is thrilled to be making his Page 73 debut. Off-Broadway: This Is It How It Ends (59E59 Summer Shorts), Mechanics of Love (ToByFor Productions), The Fatal Eggs (The Araca Group). Regional credits include: Our Town (Portland Center Stage), Hapgood (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Philadelphia Story, As You Like It (Chautauqua Theatre Company). Film: Bikini Moon, Dastaar (SXSW, IndyFest), Tourists (Nantucket, CAAM, NJFF), Open Roads (Nantucket). Television: Madam Secretary (CBS), and Younger (TV Land). He is a graduate of NYU’s MFA Grad Acting Program, where he performed in productions of Richard III, The Seagull, The Eggs (Adam Rapp), and Ring Round The Moon. Sathya was the 2013 Princess Grace Award Winner (Grace Le Vine Award) and is a proud volunteer at the 52nd Street Project. He is a native of St. Louis, MO.
Ariel Woodiwiss makes her Page 73 debut in Ultimate Beauty Bible. Most recently, she was seen in Molly Smith Metzler’s new comedy The May Queen which premiered at GEVA Theatre Center and The Cape Playhouse this past summer. Ariel was recently seen in the NYC premiere of The Convent of Pleasure at Cherry Lane Theatre. Other New York credits include new works at Roundabout Theatre (Significant Other), The Flea (Heresy), Primary Stages, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYTW, The Lark, 2econdStage, and the Old Vic in London (OVNV US/UK Exchange). Other theatrical credits include Williamstown Main Stage (Six Degrees of Separation), City Theatre (Elemeno Pea, by Molly Smith Metzler), Long Wharf Theatre (It’s A Wonderful Life) along with many others. Television credits include As the World Turns. Ariel has trained at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, NYC’s Labyrinth Theatre, Upright Citizens Brigade, Michael Howard Studios and holds an MFA from Southern Methodist University.
Daniel Zimmerman (Set Design)
Sarah Laux (Costume Design)
Masha Tsimring (Lighting Design)
M.L. Dogg (Sound Design)
Justin Cox (Props Design)
J. Jared Janas (Makeup & Hair Design)
Megan Schwarz Dickert (Production Stage Manager)
Alberto Ruiz (Production Manager)