Cast Member Profile: ADAM P. MURPHY

Adam P. Murphy  |  Actor, Director

Adam maintains a regular Off-Off-Broadway presence as an actor.  He most recently performed at the Kraine and Producers' Club theatres and at The Tank.  In July he will appear in an AEA showcase production of Irish comedy "Spreading the News" with Unity Stage Co. outdoors in Queens.  Adam has worked in TV, film, commercials, and voice-overs as well as sketch comedy (American Candy) and improv (Say What? NYC).<...Continued

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Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

A Wilde October: The Importance Of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, Salomé  | Open: 10/01/10 Close: 10/31/10 - Producers Club Theatres
The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People: Jack and Algernon are best friends, both of whom are wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest. Comic calamity ensues as the two get caught in a tangled web of mistaken lovers, assumed names, and a lost handbag.

An Ideal Husband: Sir Robert Chiltern is the epitome of success - both in his public life and in his private family life. However, an indiscretion committed as a younger man threatens to dismantle all that he has achieved when the sinister Mrs. Chevely attempts to blackmail him. Chiltern and his wife turn to an old friend, Lord Goring, for assistance. Can Goring help the couple extricate themslelves from their scandalous plight?

Salomé: Herod pledges to his step-daughter Salomé that he will give her half of his kingdom if she will dance for him at a banquet at his palace. This unfolds while John the Baptist is held captive in Herod's cistern, and after the prophet has rebuffed the advances of Salome. Only one thing will satiate Salomé's desire after she performs the Dance of the 7 Veils - something taboo that plunges the entire atmosphere of the Tetrach's domain into an aura of doom.


About the Company: CityShow

CityShow is a New York City-based entertainment production company whose mission it is to bring first-rate quality live entertainment to the multitude of intimate performance venues of the metropolitan area. CityShow endeavors to identify and nurture the finest talent - showcasing these performers in an array of classical and contemporary artistic material. CityShow’s commitment to excellence is manifest in all of its production endeavors, providing a “high-production value” experience to the audience at a very affordable cost.

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PUNCH 59 Sketch Comedy  | Open: 10/20/08 Close: 10/28/08 - Gene Frankel (Underground)
PUNCH 59 is intelligent, irreverent sketch comedy with sketches like "Duane Rude", "BBC's Baby Time", and "Interfaith Understandings with Rev. Bill and Betty". If you like SNL you'll LOVE PUNCH 59!

We are proud to feature Thomas Meehan's "Movie, Movie" as part of our show. Originally published in the New Yorker, "Movie, Movie" features the characters Bonnie and Clyde, who meet "in Coney Island; in shadows and fog...", and their ensuing dialogue consists only of movie titles.

PUNCH 59's cast is Jen Ryan (NYMF ‘08: "Wrapped"; NYCFringe Outstanding Performance), Rik Sansone ("Summer '69"), Adam P. Murphy ("Easy Outs"), Traci Hovel ("30 Rock"), Melisa Breiner-Sanders ("Becket"), Carlos Espada, and Marek Sapieyewski.

Thomas Meehan received his first Tony Award in 1977 for writing the book for Annie, his Broadway debut, and subsequently won for The Producers (2001) and Hairspray (2002). Mr. Meehan is a long-time contributor of humor to The New Yorker, an Emmy Award-winning writer of television comedy, and a collaborator on a number of screenplays including Mel Brooks' Spaceballs and To Be or Not to Be. Mr. Meehan's "Movie, Movie" was adapted for the stage by Jen Ryan and PUNCH 59 is the only troupe in the world currently performing it.

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PUNCH 59 Sketch Comedy  | Open: 09/20/08 Close: 09/20/08 - Gene Frankel (Underground)
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2008
Gene Frankel Underground
24 Bond Street
10PM - $10

PUNCH 59 Sketch Comedy is intelligent, irreverent sketch comedy with NO IMPROV!

We are proud to feature "Movie, Movie", written by Thomas Meehan ("The Producers") as part of our show. Originally published in the New Yorker, "Movie, Movie" features the characters Bonnie and Clyde, who meet "in Coney Island; in shadows and fog", and their ensuing dialogue consists only of movie titles.

The cast is Jen Ryan (FringeNYC Outstanding Performance Award), Traci Hovel ("30 Rock"). Rik Sansone (Summer '69), Adam P. Murphy ("Easy Outs"), Marek Sapieyweski, and Rebecca Lewis-Whitson.

Tickets are available at the box-office day of show. Industry comps are always available.

Questions? Email us at punch59comedy@yahoo.com or call 212 613 6312!

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