World Premiere: HERE Arts Center, October 2018


SUDDENLY is a new play adapted from the 1954 film of the same name, starring Frank Sinatra, about an attempted presidential assassination that rocks a quiet town in northern California. When the Bensons’ home is placed on lockdown after local law enforcement learns of a potential threat to the president's passage through the nearby train station, it soon becomes very clear that nothing is as it appears. Set against a post-war backdrop but staged with contemporary urgency, this intense political thriller explores a particularly American culture of violence.


June 4, 2015: Early research as part of the Screening Series
July 18, 2016: Work-in-progress showing at Pearl Studios, NYC
April-May, 2018: Script workshops at A.R.T./New York
October 5-20, 2018: World premiere performances at HERE Arts Center


SUDDENLY World Premiere
written by Gianfranco Settecasi
after the screenplay by Richard Sale

featuring performances by Drew Allen, Henry Fin Berry, Chris Dieman, Phoebe Dunn, Ariel Estrada, Sean A. Kaufman, Joseph J. Menino & Brendan Walsh

Director: Tyler Mercer
Scenic & Media Designer: Bryce Cutler
Costume Designer: Angela Harner
Lighting Designer: Mary Ellen Stebbins
Associate Lighting Designer: Keithlyn B. Parkman
Sound Designer: Adam Smith
Props Designer: Brett Warnke
Original Music: Chris Dieman
Production Manager: Brian Freeland
Technical Director: Tomas Del Valle
Master Electrician: Sarazina Stein
Video Supervisor: Jorge Morales-Picó
Fight Director: Mitch McCoy
Assistant Stage Manager: Christy Perez
Production Assistants: Shannon Drummond, Patrick Harnett-Marshall
Production Stage Manager: Mackenzie Trowbridge
Associate Producer: Meghan Rose Murphy
Public Relations: Bill Coyle // Coyle Entertainment

Trailer Shoot Team:
Director: Katia Koziara, Director of Photographer: Courtney Denk, Camera Operator: Dom Miller, Assistant Camera: Haley Ricciardi, Production Coordinator: Torrance Shepard

Produced by Live Source Theatre Group

SUDDENLY was commissioned and developed by Live Source Theatre Group, and made possible with support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, Off Broadway Angels, the Nancy Quinn Fund, and the A.R.T./New York Theatre Leadership Program, supported by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Subsidized studio space provided by the A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE: a curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.


Live Source Theatre Group Presents The World Premiere Of SUDDENLY At HERE This Fall – BroadwayWorld
Cast Announced for Live Source Theatre Group's World Premiere of SUDDENLY – BroadwayWorld


“SUDDENLY” Promotional Trailer