BILL BROCHTRUP WILL JOIN FRINGE NYC EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE WINNER GERALDINE LIBRANDI & TV’s REIKO AYLESWORTH IN THE FRINGE ENCORE PRESENTATION OF LOST AND FOUND AT THE LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE SEPTEMBER 18 – 25, 2010

New York: Fresh off of his run at Primary Stage’s Secrets of the Trade, Bill Brochtrup (“NYPD Blue”) will take over the role of “Alex” in John Pollono’s sold out and critically acclaimed Fringe hit LOST AND FOUND, as it begins a run at the historic Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street) as part of the Fringe Encores Series (September 18- 25). Tickets are $18, and are available at 866-468-7619 or www.FringeNYC-EncoreSeries.com.

Brochtrup will join Fringe Excellence in Performance Winner Geraldine Librandi (Patty Leotardo in “The Sopranos”) and Reiko Aylesworth (“24” and “DAMAGES”) in LOST AND FOUND written by John Pollono, directed by Andrew Block and presented by the award-winning LA based theatre company, Rogue Machine Theatre.

LOST AND FOUND is a brutally funny and poignant story about a Boston family of cops whose lives are thrown upside down when a mysterious stranger appears on their doorstep, forcing them to confront issues of love, grief, homophobia and regret.

The cast also includes: Dana Domenick (Papermill’s Meet Me In St. Louis), Joey Gambetta (“Maury”, Regional: Picasso at the Lapine Agile), Jon Krupp (Breaking the Chain,”Law & Order”), John Pollono (Fort McCoy, “How I Met Your Mother”), Casey Predovic (Hartford Stage’s Tom Sawyer).

The critics have raved: FRINGE PICK! “Keeps a steady stream of wisecracks and plot twists swinging through the kitchen door.” – Wall Street Journal; A gem of a play… writing is exquisite… sophisticated humor and fascinating characters… should be shared with as many people as possible.” – ELJNYCOff-Broadway; “My Fringe favorite… the performances were magnificent and I was deeply moved [to tears] by this fine new play …” – eMusings; “A profoundly moving rumination on loss, regret, and grief… Simultaneously heartbreaking and hopeful…” – NY Theatre; “The cast is arguably the best in the festival… living, breathing characters… compelling… truly great theatre…” –  Hyreviews.com; “Touching and volatile. Through gritty dialogue, the play is a testament to the vagaries of love and regrets for the might-have-been…” – Backstage; “Profoundly moving… the entire ensemble is well-cast and seamlessly inhabits these Boston folk… unforgettable.”– CurtainUp; “Burns with amazing performances… the space can barely contain the characters… full and engaging… the writing is excellent.” – Reviews Off Broadway; “You won’t be disappointed, and you certainly won’t be bored… If family dramas are your bag, you should make it a point to see this show.” – Theatre Is Easy; …vault to the top of your Fringe list.” – Showbusinessweekly.com.

LOST AND FOUND

Written by John Pollono, directed by Andrew Block,

The Lucille Lortel Theater is located at 121 Christopher Street

Performance dates:

Saturday, Sept 18th at 5PM

Tuesday, Sept 21st at 8PM

Friday, Sept 24th at 9:30PM

Saturday, Sept 25th at 7PM

Tickets are $18at 866-468-7619 or www.FringeNYC-EncoreSeries.com.

For more information on LOST AND FOUND please visits www.LostandFoundplay.com.

For Images for Lost and Found please click here

Mr. Pollono, Mr. Block and the cast are available for interviews. To arrange interviews or press seats please contact Springer Associates PR at 212 354 4660

Andrew Block (director) recently directed John Pollono’s Illuminati and Grace, at the 2010 Network One-Act Festival, winning both Best Play and Best Director awards.  Andrew received a 2009 GLAAD award nomination for Outstanding Los Angeles Theatre for directing the West-coast premiere of Adam Rapp’s Bingo with the Indians, and recently served as Assistant Director on the Off-Broadway revival of T.S. Eliot’s The Cocktail Party with TACT/The Actor’s Company Theatre.

John Pollono (playwright) is a founding member of Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles. His plays have been produced at the Barrow Theatre Group, Ivy Substation, Theatre/Theater, Theatre Unlimited,  and Rogue Machine.  Most recently, his play Illuminati won Best Play at the 2010 Network One-Act Festival in New York City.  As an actor, John has appeared onstage recently at the Odyssey Theatre in The Chicago Conspiracy Trial (LA Weekly Award Nominee), A Small Tragedy and in the West Coast premiere of Half of Plenty at Rogue Machine. He can be seen in upcoming feature film FORT McCOY.  John is a proud member of the Dramatist’s Guild and the Actor’s Studio Playwright Unit.

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