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My View: Primary Stages Celebrates Opening Night of DOWNSTAIRS

My View: Primary Stages Celebrates Opening Night of DOWNSTAIRS

Last night Primary Stages celebrated the Opening of DOWNSTAIRS at the Cherry Lane Theatre a play by Theresa Rebeck, one of the country’s most acclaimed and widely-produced playwrights.  Theresa has returned to Primary Stages with the gripping new family drama, Downstairs.  This thrilling production stars real-life siblings Tyne and Tim Daly, who will be appearing together for the first time on the New York stage.  In Downstairs, Teddy is a bit lost and has found himself staying in his older sister Irene’s unfinished basement, which has infuriated her husband Gerry (played by John Procaccino.) As Irene and Teddy struggle with this less-than-ideal living arrangement, they quickly find themselves grappling with the burden of their family’s troublesome history.  While trying to mend the past, the pair unearths a foreboding danger threatening to break the perilously thin bond holding them together. 

DOWNSTAIRS, is produced by Primary Stages in association with Jamie deRoy and Dan Frishwasser and is directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt.

Artistic Director, Andrew Leynse, Executive Director, Shane D. Hudson, Founder, Casey Childs

Tim Daly, Tyne Daly, John Procaccino

Tim Daly & Tyne Daly

John Procaccino & Tim Daly

Theresa Rebeck & Jamie deRoy

Anrienne Campbell-Holt

Jamie deRoy

Jamie deRoy & Dan Frishwasser

Tim Daly, Jamie deRoy, Tyne Daly, John Procaccino

Jamie deRoy, Eda Sorokoff, Riki Kane Larimer

Jamie deRoy, Judy Gold, Tyne Daly, Eda Sorokoff


Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is thrilled to be the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor. email:

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