Genre: Comedy, Other
conceived and directed by Obie Award Winner Orlando Pabotoy

That Beautiful Laugh is an outrageously high-energy, rhythmically-driven comedy piece that features clowning, live music and joy! Created by the director, Orlando Pabotoy, That Beautiful Laugh was inspired by his nightly bedtime ritual of developing stories with his five-year-old son. This family friendly show, based on his son’s musings on different types of laughter, tells the story of a world where laughter is forgotten and rediscovered. Original music combined with new renditions of old favorites compliment this hilarious journey about the power and beauty of laughter in our lives.

Alan Tudyk currently stars on the ABC television series “Suburgatory.” His theater credits include Broadway productions of Epic Proportions, Prelude to a Kiss and Spamalot, and his Off-Broadway credits include The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Wonder of the World, Bunny Bunny, Misalliance and Oedipus. Alan’s film credits include 28 Days, 3:10 to Yuma, Dodgeball, Hearts in Atlantis, I Robot, A Knight’s Tale, Knocked Up, Meet Market, Serenity, Transformers 3, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Wonder Boys, the original English production of Death at a Funeral and the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. His other television credits include “Arrested Development,” “CSI,” “Dollhouse,” “Firefly” and “Strangers With Candy.”

Obie Award Winner Orlando Pabotoy’s recent works include adapting and directing The World In The Moon at Juilliard, and choreographing The Cherry Orchard at Classic Stage Company (with John Turturro). Pabotoy co-created and directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Creation, directed Scapin at Juilliard (with Bill Irwin as adaptor/choreographer), choreographed Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, choreographed Andrei Belgrader’s production of Pericles at UCSD and USC, and directed a revival of Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me for the Sounding Theater Company. He has taught for the Juilliard School, the Graduate Programs at Tisch NYU, the University of Texas in Austin, Bard College, The Old Globe, UCSD, Cal Arts, and has served as faculty for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Summer Lab. He is currently a faculty member of NYU’s Drama Department. Pabotoy is a co-founder of The Clown School in Los Angeles, CA. He has performed at The Met Opera House, The Public Theater, NYTW, CTG Kirk Douglas, Old Globe and Yale Rep. His TV credits include “Whoopi” on NBC, “Strangers With Candy” on Comedy Central and “JAG” on CBS. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the recipient of a Fox Fellowship and John Houseman Award.

Musician Harrison Beck will accompany the cast on the accordion and vocals. Additional clowns and cast members to be announced.

The creative and design team includes Byron Easley (Choreography), Scott Tedmon-Jones (Set Design) Peter West (Light Design) and Tilly Grimes (Costume Design). Cristina Sisson is the Production Stage Manager.

Open:   03/16/12
Close:   03/25/12

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10pm and Sunday at 5:30pm
Theater:   La Mama (club)
Address:   74A E. 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
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6 to Bleecker, walk east to Bowery, north to East 4th, east to theater

Cost:$18 and $13 for students/seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111