Aug
12
to Aug 24

Noir Hamlet Headed to Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

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John Minigan’s Noir Hamlet is headed to Edinburgh Fringe Fest this August! Paul is thrilled to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform this show for audiences from around the world.

“Passion, jealousy, and murder never got so many laughs! John Minigan's new and wild reimagining of the Shakespeare classic has more twists than a gallows necktie. Hamlet is a wise-cracking private eye, his pal Horatio is now a complicated gal Friday named Rae Chio and the rotten state of Denmark is transformed into the City of Angels circa 1949. Mix equal parts of the Bard, Bogart and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and shake vigorously. Boston Globe Critics' Pick! Edge Media's Best of Boston Theatre 2018!” — Fringe Fest website

Going to be in Europe in August? Get your tickets here!

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Jul
14
11:00 PM23:00

Interview with cast of The 39 Steps on The GloucesterCast

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As always, Paul, along with his castmates and Bob Walsh, had a fun time with Joey Ciaramitaro promoting The 39 Steps on The GloucesterCast ep. 345. Featuring discussion of the bucket show and stage farts, a taste of Foley work, and special appearances from “Christopher Walken,” “Rain Man,” “Pee-wee Herman,” and “Chewbacca.” Follow the link here to listen!

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Jul
5
to Jul 28

The 39 Steps

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This summer Paul returns to Gloucester Stage Company to tackle one of the clowns in an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps.

“A fast paced, witty, and comedic mystery, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay, who feeling stricken with a boring life, sets out for adventure. He quickly gets swept up in a murder, espionage, and romance – Now he must save the entire United Kingdom from peril. You’ll get whiplash watching just four actors bring to life this imaginative stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller. An all-star cast featuring Lewis Wheeler*, Amanda Collins*, Paul Melendy*, and all return to Gloucester Stage for this indomitably funny play.” — Gloucester Stage website

Don’t miss out on this killer adaptation — get your tickets here.

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Dec
8
to Dec 23

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

Image source: Greater Boston Stage Company

Image source: Greater Boston Stage Company

Paul is excited to be returning to Greater Boston Stage Company for the second year in a row to do a children’s Christmas show. This year it’s Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol, in which Paul plays many roles, including the Pie Seller, Marley, Christmas Present, Fezziwig, Fred, and Stevens. Running now through December 23, come get your fix of Christmas spirit and bring the kids! Tickets available here.

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Nov
25
to Dec 31

CBS Sports AFC Championship "Teasing John Malkovich" Wins Clios, Sports Emmys

Image credit: @ClioAwards on Twitter

Image credit: @ClioAwards on Twitter

The CBS Sports AFC Championship teaser “Teasing John Malkovich” has won a slew of awards, including two Grand Clios and four Sports Emmys. One of just three campaigns to win two Grand Clios, the highest Clio award, in the area of TV/Streaming, “Teasing John Malkovich” took home the top spot in the categories of both Teaser and Original Content. The teaser also took home four Sports Emmys in May for Outstanding Open/Tease, Outstanding Short Form Editing, The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award, and Outstanding Studio or Production Design/Art Direction.

Paul is so proud of his work on this highly original teaser and is honored to have been part of the team that earned this critical recognition.

View a writeup on the recent Clio awards over at Muse by Clio here, or click here to watch the original teaser on YouTube.

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Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

"Peter and the Wolf" at Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra

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Paul is excited for the opportunity to serve as narrator of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf performed by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has been hard at work putting his own unique spin on this classic work and can’t wait to share it with kids and parents at this one-day-only performance on November 3rd. Get your tickets here!

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Jul
13
to Aug 11

Cyrano

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Photo credit: Gary Ng

Photo credit: Gary Ng

Paul is thrilled to be back at Gloucester Stage company for another season, this time taking a turn as the villainous de Guiche in the New England premiere of Cyrano, a new adaptation by Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers and directed by Bob Walsh.

From the GSC website: "Who wins the battle of beauty versus brains? Cyrano is a swordsman, philosopher, poet, and raconteur—everything that the love of his life, Roxane, would want. There’s just one colossal problem: his nose, rendering him unworthy of her affection (or so he believes). Enter Christian, a handsome, yet tongue-tied, young cadet equally smitten by Roxane. Surely together this unlikely pair can win the fair maiden’s heart. A cast of five plays a multitude of roles in this imaginative version of the classic tale."

Don Aucoin of the Boston Globe named it a critic's pick for summer theatre. Grab your tickets here!

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Jun
14
to Jun 30

Noir Hamlet

Paul is thrilled to be reuinting with Centastage in another noir -- this time, it's the world premiere of John Minigan's Noir Hamlet, at the BCA from June 14-30.

Image source: Boston Theatre Scene

Image source: Boston Theatre Scene

From Boston Theatre Scene: "There's nothing wrong with Hamlet that a drink and a gun won't fix. There's never a good time to find yourself on the roof, twelve flights above the sidewalk, not sure if you're alone. Will Hamlet get the better of rival detective Paolo Niro, discover the truth of his father's death, keep his mother Gertrude from marrying the guy who may have aced him, and hold on to the love of his secretary Rae Chio? It's a comedic case with more twists than a gallows necktie, and Hamlet will be lucky to keep his own neck out of the squeezer.

Grab tickets to the show the Boston Herald hailed as "creative" and "rousing" for the summer season here.

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Aug
10
to Aug 19

Toward Zero

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In this Agatha Christie classic, Paul plays Neville Strange, the perfect gentleman -- handsome, charming, and athletic -- but caught in a love triangle. Things only get more complicated after someone is murdered. Did Neville do it, or was it another guest at the Gull's Point Mansion? Find out at the Barnstormers Theatre from August 10-19.

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Jul
27
to Aug 5

My Three Angels

Paul had great fun playing Paul, the weaselly nephew from Paris, in this Sam and Bella Spewack gem that imagines three good-hearted convicts helping out a family who's down on their luck. This role gave him one of his favorite onstage deaths: death by Adolphe, the African snake.

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May
19
to Jun 10

Bank Job

Catch Paul in the season opener for Gloucester Stage Company in the New England premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job.

Paul plays Russell, one half of an inept pair of brothers who, despite not having any criminal experience, decide to stage a bank heist... and things go wrong from there.

The Globe's Don Aucoin says "the ever-nimble Melendy... turn[s] in a comic gem of a performance."

Playing from May 19-June 10. Get your tickets here.

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May
15
8:00 PM20:00

Nominations and WIN for Regular Singing!

Paul and his castmates from Regular Singing (New Repertory Theatre/Stoneham Theatre) have racked up the honors in this awards season, including a 2017 Elliot Norton Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble and a 2016 ArtsImpulse Award WIN for Best Ensemble in a Play. Congrats to Paul's Apple family for the recognition -- what a rewarding professional collaboration. We are the Apple family!

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May
5
10:00 PM22:00

Texture

Paul is thrilled to be part of the cast of Texture, a short film that imagines human connection and interaction in the year 2085. You can learn more about it here.

Texture recently had its first private screening. Keep an eye out for it at a film festival near you!

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Sep
3
to Sep 25

Regular Singing

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Image source: Creative Commons

New Rep Theatre, in association with Stoneham Theatre, presents Regular Singing, the final installment in Richard Nelson's ambitious four-play Apple Family cycle. The cast, including some of Boston's favorite actors --Paul, Karen MacDonald, Joel Colodner, Sarah Newhouse, Bill Mootos, and Laura Latraille -- reunite for one last Apple family gathering, this one on the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of JFK. If you've grown to love Boston's Apple family over the past 18 months, don't miss what New Rep calls their "triumphant conclusion"; get your tickets here.

 
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Jul
7
to Jul 30

The Last Schwartz

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Image source: Gloucester Stage Company

Don't miss Paul as middle Schwartz brother and astronomer Simon in the New England premiere of Deborah Zoe Laufer's The Last Schwartzdirected by Paula Plum at Gloucester Stage Company. Gloucester Stage describes it as a "brilliantly funny and provocative examination of family life." Runs from July 7-30. Tickets available here.

Image source: Kippy Goldfarb/Carrolle Photography

Image source: Kippy Goldfarb/Carrolle Photography

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Jun
17
to Aug 31

Sweet Baby Ray's #TheBackyardParty Web Spot

I BELIEVE... that Paul is delighted to have been a part of this clever, tongue-in-cheek web spot for Sweet Baby Ray's with fellow Boston actors Kate Rodriguez and Maurice Parent. The ad will appear on Pandora Radio, which you'll probably be listening to at your next backyard party! Don't forget the sauce!

You can view the full website for the ad campaign here.

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Jun
1
to Jul 31

Papa John's Ghostbusters Commercial

You'd never know it's him behind that green face, but this summer, Paul will be playing Slimer in a Ghostbusters-themed Papa John's commercial, a.k.a. Papa's best customer. Paul had a blast providing the motion capture and sound effects for the iconic character in the new ad, which airs nationwide this summer. Keep an eye out for him gobbling down those Papa John's slices with a vengeance. Who ya gonna call?

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