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Reed Birney
Reed Birney Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN


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 principals of the original new Broadway drama Casa Valentina pursued their college studies. Visit to learn how you can follow in their footsteps. Individual school listings on the site are linked below.

Cast List:
Reed Birney: Boston University
John Cullum: University of Tennessee
Gabriel Ebert: The Juilliard School
Lisa Emery: Hollins University and Circle in the Square Theatre School
Tom McGowan: Hofstra University and Yale University
Patrick Page: The Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts and Whitman College
Larry Pine: NA
Nick Westrate: The Juilliard School
Mare Winningham: NA

Production Credits:
Harvey Fierstein (Playwright): Pratt Institute
Joe Mantello (Direction): North Carolina School of the Arts
Scott Pask (Scenic Design): University of Arizona and Yale University
Rita Ryack (Costume Design): Yale University and Brandeis University
Justin Townsend (Lighting Design): California Institute for the Arts and University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Fitz Patton (Original Music and Sound Design): Vassar College, Bard College and Yale University
Lynne Meadow (MTC Artistic Director): Bryn Mawr and Yale University
Barry Grove (MTC Executive Producer): Dartmouth University
Mandy Greenfield (MTC Artistic Producer): Yale University

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