Production & Date Description
Starring Elizabeth: The Musical  

Starring Elizabeth: The Musical

May 2016

A reading/singing of a magico-realist musical — lyrics and book by Joanne Hoersch, music by Donald Stark — directed by Frank Licato, produced by Hudson Theatre Works as part of its PlayWorks series of original new works in development.

Ubu Roi  

Ubu Roi

June 2015

Jarry’s zany absurdist folly, featuring Donald Stark's original music (based on a motif from the original score) from a dozen genres from tango to klezmer, directed by Michael Bias, mounted at the Black Box Theatre at Bergen PAC

Enron  

Enron

October 2014

Garage Theatre Group’s conception of Lucy Prebble’s ever relevant Broadway play, set in a circus venue, directed by Mikaela Kafka

Dragon’s Breath  

Dragon’s Breath

July 2014

Michael C. O’Day’s original paranormal play about the peril of creative writing in an age of religious intolerance.  Directed by Mikaela Kafka, presented as part of NYC’s 2014 Fringe Festival. 

(Donald's second Fringe production.)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest  

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

May 2014

Hudson Theatre Works's mainstage revival of Dale Wasserman’s stage retelling of Kesey’s classic, shifting greater focus onto the character of the Chief.  Directed by Frank Licato.

Imagining Madoff  

Imagining Madoff

October 2012

Deb Margolin’s imagining of the recesses of Madoff’s mind as he wreaks havoc with trusting colleagues and investors, presented by Garage Theatre Group, directed by Frank Licato

The Balcony  

The Balcony

October 2012

Director Frank Licato’s edgy vision of Genet’s masterwork for the Arclight Theatre

Talk Radio  

Talk Radio

January 2012

Italian American Repertory Company's revival of Eric Bogosian's harrowing play about a talk show host and his troubled callers.

Bald Soprano  

Bald Soprano

April 2011

Ionesco's rule-shattering linguistically absurdist anti-play, directed by Michael Bias

Related Tunes:
Bald Soprano
Noises off  

Noises off

April 2011
Frank Licato's staging of the funniest, bawdiest comedy since Shakespeare
Of Mice and Men  

Of Mice and Men

February 2011

Hudson Theatre Works's revival of John Steinbeck's classic, directed by Frank Licato

Late Christopher Bean  

Late Christopher Bean

November 2010

Summit Playhouse's revival of Sidney Howard's comic play, written during the Depression and relevant today, exploring our vulnerability in the face of economic pressures; directed by Frank Licato

Body of Water  

Body of Water

October 2010

Lee Blessing play exploring the fluid nature of memory, directed by Michael Bias

Related Tunes:
I Work for Your Defense
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy  

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

April 2010
A live staged reading of the Douglas Adams's original radio scripts of this outer space comic radio classic Related Tunes:
Final Clinching Proof of the Nonexistence of God
Valceribon People of Katraphoon Kampa
Enigma Variations  

Enigma Variations

February 2010

Garage Theatre Group's production of EE Schmitt's play of evasions, lies, revelations, and reversals, directed by Frank Licato

Related Tunes:
Variations on a Theme by Elgar - a la Alberti
Variations on a Theme by Elgar - Theme
On the Waterfront  

On the Waterfront

July 2009

A reading of Budd Schulberg's stage play

Marlon Brando Sat Right Here    ♫  

Marlon Brando Sat Right Here   ♫

May 2009

Revival of Louis LaRusso’s play about Hoboken residents recalling the glory days when their hometown Hoboken was a movie set, featuring Sopranos cast members.

Related Tunes:
Lenny Sat Right Here
Marlon Brando Sat Right Here
View from the Bridge  

View from the Bridge

March 2009
Italian American Repertory Company's revival of Arthur Miller's classic, directed by Frank Licato Related Tunes:
A Certain Alarm - Finale
Eddie’s Phone Call
La Morte d’Eddie
Only God
View From the Bridge - Entr’acte
Night Reginald Filbert Called It Quits  

Night Reginald Filbert Called It Quits

February 2008

A Rex Knowles comedy, directed by Frank Licato

Lamppost Reunion  

Lamppost Reunion

July 2007

Revival of Louis LaRusso’s play “about a kid from Hoboken,” presented at the kid’s hometown Historic Museum, featuring Sopranos cast members.

Lamppost Reunion  

Lamppost Reunion

May 2007
Hoboken-centric play by native Louis LaRusso, directed by Frank Licato Related Tunes:
Hoboken Four
Shape of Things  

Shape of Things

November 2004
Neil Labute's dramatic exploration of the moral values inherent in an artist's pursuit of his art, directed by Frank Licato
Golden Boy  

Golden Boy

September 2002

Clifford Odet's pugilistic play about violence and violins, directed by Frank Licato

Related Tunes:
Golden Boy
Rocket to the Moon  

Rocket to the Moon

February 2002

Clifford Odet's play, directed by Frank Licato

Related Tunes:
Rocket to the Moon
Gangster Apparel  

Gangster Apparel

July 2001

Richard Vetere's stage play, directed by Frank Licato

Related Tunes:
Gangster Apparel
Fever  

Fever

July 2001

Robert Clem's award-winning Fringe Festival play, directed by Frank Licato, imagining Crime and Punishment in tumultuous 1969

Asylum  

Asylum

June 1996
Steven Sater's black-comic rollercoaster ride on the fringes of love and dysfunctionality, directed by Frank Licato Related Tunes:
Asylum - Prologue
We Love It Out Here
You Gotta Get Me Outta Here
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari  

Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

October 1995
Vincent Lamberti's stage adaptation of the seminal silent horror film Related Tunes:
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - Prologue
Chaste
Dorme Bene
Festival of Fools
Freaks Song - Tango
Manipulative Moon
Raining
To Live in My World
Traveling Sideshow
Welcome to the Shady Frost Sanitarium
Columbus in the Age of Gold  

Columbus in the Age of Gold

September 1995
Paul Perditto's play, produced by Paul D'Amato, directed by Frank Licato Related Tunes:
Sarabande
Star
Ghosts of Newstead Vault  

Ghosts of Newstead Vault

January 1995

Vincent Lamberti's supernatural-tinged play riffing on Lord Byron and his demons; directed by Frank Licato

Related Tunes:
Better to Hold
Ghosts of Newstead Vault
Nothing Is As It Seems - Prologue
Requiem for a Newfoundland Hound
So We’ll Go No More A-Roving
Unveiling
Necromancers  

Necromancers

August 1994

Vincent Lamberti's haunting Victorian penny dreadful, fictionalizing Bram Stoker sparring with Henry Irving and conceiving the undead; directed by Frank Licato

Related Tunes:
Appearance of the Street
Ladies and Gentlemen
Necromancers
Nellie Gwynne’s Waltz
Old Lady Bateman
Prayer
Sir Henry’s Dream
Seduced  

Seduced

June 1994

Frank Licato's revival of Sam Shepard's poetic play riffing on the spirit of Howard Hughes, set during the Siege of Leningrad

Related Tunes:
Luna
Vegas
Promise  

Promise

March 1994
Frank Licato's revival of Aleksei Arbuzov's play set during the Siege of Leningrad
Portrait of Jennie  

Portrait of Jennie

January 1994
Vincent Lamberti's play based on Robert Nathan's spooky time-warping novel Related Tunes:
Where I Come From
American Buffalo  

American Buffalo

October 1993

Classic Mamet play, revived and directed by Frank Licato

Related Tunes:
American Buffalo - Heads
American Buffalo - Tails