Schools of the Stars: Where Present Laughter Cast and Creators Went to College

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Where the cast and creative team of the Broadway revival of Present Laughter pursued their college studies.
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Present Laughter at the St. James Theatre Marc J. Franklin

What does it take to write, create or star in a Broadway play? Hard work, talent, luck—all backed up by a good education. You have to supply the first three yourself, but PlaybillEDU™ can help you find the fourth.

Here is a rundown on where the cast and production team of the Broadway revival of Present Laughter pursued their college studies. Visit PlaybillEDU.com to learn how you can follow in their footsteps. Individual school listings on the site are linked below.

Cast List:
Kevin Kline (Garry Essendine): Indiana University & The Juilliard School
Kate Burton (Liz Essendine): Brown University & Yale University
Kristine Nielsen (Monica Reed): Northwestern University & Yale University
Cobie Smulders (Joanna Lyppiatt): Did not attend college
Bhavesh Patel (Roland Maule): New York University
Reg Rogers (Morris Dixon): Yale University
Matt Bittner (Fred): Rutgers University
Ellen Harvey (Miss Erikson): Boston University
Peter Francis James (Henry Lyppiatt): RADA
Tedra Millan (Daphne Stillington): LAMDA & University of Michigan
Sandra Shipley (Lady Saltburn): University College London & New College of Speech and Drama
Kelley Curran (Understudy): Fordham University
Rachel Pickup (Understudy): RADA
James Riordan (Understudy): Temple University
David L. Townsend (Understudy): The Juilliard School

Production Credits:
Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Director): Boston University & Rutgers University
David Zinn (Set Design): New York University
Susan Hilferty (Costume Design): Syracuse University
Justin Townsend (Lighting Design): University of Massachusetts, Amherst & California Institute of the Arts
Fitz Patton (Sound Design): Vassar College, Bard College & Yale University
James FitzSimmons (Production Stage Manager): New York University
Jereme Kyle Lewis (Assistant Stage Manager): University of Alabama, Birmingham

Visit PlaybillEDU.com to learn how you can follow in their footsteps!

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