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Arts & Entertainment Tony Award winner coming to Highlands Playhouse

Tony Award winning actor Anthony Crivello is coming to the Highlands Playhouse to direct the smash hit play, “Hear What’s In the Heart.” The play, which will run Sept. 30-Oct. 7, will be the final production of the Playhouse’s 2011 season. “Hear What’s In the Heart” will also star Broadway veteran Steve Scionti.

Anthony Crivello received Broadway’s Tony Award, Chicago’s Jefferson Award, a Carbonelle Award and nominations for two Jefferson Awards, two Canadian Dora Mavor Moore Awards, LA’s Ovation, Drama Critics, Robbie, Garland Awards, and Friends of New York Theater Award.

He has starred on Broadway in “Kiss of the Spiderwoman,” “Marie Christine,” “Les Miserables,” “Evita,” “The News,” and “Measure for Measure.” He has starred on movies such as “Independence Day” and “Material Girls” and such TV hits as “Seinfeld,” “CSI:NY,” and “Law and Order” among others.

Steve Scionti is best known for creating and performing the hit play, “Hear What’s in the Heart.” Beginning at the Zephyr Theater in Los Angeles, Calif., “Hear What's In The Heart” has played to sold-out performances in Los Angeles, Westchester, and New York City. While in L.A., the show garnered two Drama-Logue Critics Awards (for Best Performance and Best Writing) and was chosen for presentation at the prestigious HBO Workshop. “Hear What’s in the Heart” was selected to be in the NY Fringe Festival in 2009, where it received outstanding reviews.

In addition to his success with “Hear What's in the Heart,” Scionti, recently completed the lead role of Freddy opposite Ralph Macchio in the critically acclaimed off Broadway play “Magic Hands Freddy” at the Soho Playhouse. He made his Broadway debut as the announcer in “Legs Diamond,” starring the late Peter Allen. Other theater credits include productions of “A Chorus Line,” “West Side Story” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Tickets for “Hear What’s In the Heart” are available through the Box Office at (828)526- 2695.


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