Awards Productions

United Solo nomination for Kathleen Chalfant!

Congratulations to Kathleen Chalfant on her 2016 United Solo Special Award nomination for her outstanding solo performance as Rose Kennedy in Nora’s Playhouse’s world premiere production of Laurence Leamer’s Rose! Brava!!

Kathleen Chalfant’s spellbinding portrayal of Rose Kennedy, the mother of John F. Kennedy, is a study of poise that masks despair in the face of trial. In Laurence Leamer’s “Rose,” Ms. Chalfant created a devastating performance as a woman claiming her role in a family of flawed, ambitious men at the foreground of history.


Awards Productions

Another nomination for Kathleen Chalfant as ROSE!

Kathleen Chalfant’s performance as Rose Kennedy in the Nora’s Playhouse production of Rose has garnered another nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance, this time from Drama Desk!

Past Events Productions Reviews

The Reviews Are In!!

Rose is a charming solo show” with “moments of magnificence.”

-The New York Times

One could not ask for a better interpreter of this complex role than the brilliant Kathleen Chalfant.”

-Time Out NY

“Rose has a shockingly limited run. If you want to see the brilliant Ms. Chalfant at the top of her form, and get a refresher course in the colorful Kennedys, run to the Clurman Theatre immediately!”

– Theater Pizzazz

“Chalfant presents an American Mother Courage, a survivor of four children’s deaths who’s been plagued by perhaps more sorrow than joy but has had to soldier on and will continue to function with a straight, defiant back as long as she’s able.”

– Huffington Post

“Chalfant is one of our most accomplished actresses, but surely the director, Caroline Reddick Lawson, had much to do with sculpting such a tactful, understated, and ultimately devastating performance. The director has also obtained fine work from her designers. Anya Klepikov‘s sitting room set is a fine example of restrained good taste, as is Caitlin Smith Rapoport‘s lighting; Klepikov and Lianne Arnold have supplied the cascade of photos from the family’s history that punctuate Rose’s tales. Jane Shaw‘s sound design blends period tunes, such as “Stardust” and (perhaps most tellingly) “A Bird in a Gilded Cage,” with the omnipresent rush of Atlantic Ocean waves… Rose is a remarkable portrait of a woman who played the hand she was dealt without ever looking back.”

– Lighting & Sound America