Drinking In America

A New York Times Critics' Pick
“Lightning in a bottle! Andre Royo’s performance crackles with liveness.”
The New York Times
“Andre Royo gives a stellar,
tour-de-force performance.”
DC Metro Theater Arts
“A showcase of
Andre Royo’s star power.”
New York Theatre Guide
“A resounding performance
filled with raw emotion.”
The Front Row Center
“It is again time for
Drinking in America.”
The New York Sun
A New York Times Critics' Pick

Praised as “a breakneck, hair-raising comic tour of the contemporary American male psyche” by The New York TimesDrinking in America returns to the stage in a gritty, muscular revival with star Andre Royo (“The Wire”) bringing to vivid life over a dozen colorful characters, each in the throes of intoxication. Written and originated by three-time Obie Award winner Eric Bogosian in 1986, this critically acclaimed work takes on a new persona in our present day, with terms like toxic masculinity and male fragility at the forefront of the zeitgeist. In this new interpretation, Drinking in America continues to challenge society’s ideal of what exactly makes a man, and just how easy it can be to break that same man down.

“Andre Royo’s performance crackles with liveness — the kind of lightning in a bottle that Audible intends to capture on audio for wide release. Get yourself to the Minetta Lane and experience this show in the moment, in all of its dimensions.”


Headshot of Andre Royo

Andre Royo

Andre can most recently be seen as “Royal” in To Leslie, which had its premiere at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival. Andre plays the recurring character “Laz Zayas” in Gloria Calderón Kellett's romantic comedy series With Love for Amazon. Additional recent credits include “Demetrius” in the Apple TV+ series Truth Be Told, and “Charlie Shannon” on Interrogation for CBS All Access.

Furthermore, Andre is a series regular as “Thirsty Rawlings” on FOX's Empire, “Mayor Bobo” on Amazon's Hand of God, and “Barry” on Showtime's comedy Happyish. Royo has also appeared on a diverse range of shows, including FOX's Fringe as “Henry Arliss Higgins,” NBC's Heroes as “Stephen Canfield,” How to Make It in America, Party Down, Criminal Minds, and Kingdom.

Royo is best known for the legendary role of “Bubbles” in HBO’s The Wire. For his performance on the big screen in Hunter Gatherer, Royo won the Best Actor Award at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. He starred in and produced the indie darling Calloused Hands. Andre has appeared in an eclectic array of features such as George Lucas's Red Tails, James Gunn's Super, Hellbenders, Amazon's Beautiful Boy, the independent sci-fi feature Prospect, The Spectacular Now, and Lila & Eve, which was released by Lionsgate. His first big-screen appearance was in John Singleton’s Shaft.

Mr. Royo’s last stage performance was in Bob Glaudini’s critically acclaimed A View From 151st Street in 2007, presented by the LAByrinth Theater Company.

Headshot of Eric Bogosian

Eric Bogosian


Photo by Monique Carboni

Eric Bogosian has a notable career both on and off Broadway and on screen while establishing himself as a prolific author. For Drinking in America, he received the Drama Desk Award as well as an Obie. His play Talk Radio (in which he starred, and which was produced on Broadway with Liev Schreiber in 2007) was adapted to film by director Oliver Stone. For writing and starring in the film Talk Radio, Bogosian received the Berlin Silver Bear for achievement in 1989. He is the author of numerous plays, including subUrbia (Lincoln Center Theater, 1994), film adaptations of his work, and three novels: Mall, Wasted Beauty and Perforated Heart. In 2015 Little, Brown published Bogosian's Operation Nemesis, a non-fiction account of the death squad that avenged the Armenian Genocide. More recently, Bogosian has been featured in the television series Billions, Succession, and in 2022, AMC's Interview with the Vampire. In 2019 he starred in the Safdie Brothers' celebrated Uncut Gems alongside Adam Sandler. His website, 100monologues.com, features notable actors performing his monologues. Bogosian lives in New York City with his wife, director Jo Bonney. 

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Mark Armstrong


Mark Armstrong is the Artistic Director of The 24 Hour Plays, where highlights from his tenure include annual productions of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, the Broadway and Los Angeles debuts of The 24 Hour Musicals and more. As a director, his collaborators include Emily Mann (Execution of Justice, Playhouse Creatures and NYU/Tisch), Christopher Shinn (Falling Away, Ensemble Studio Theatre; The Coming World, Williamstown), Dan O’Brien (From Kandahar to Canada, Ensemble Studio Theatre; The Angel in the Trees, Production Company) and many more. He spent four years as the Director of New Work for Off-Broadway’s Keen Company, where he created the Keen Playwrights Lab for mid-career playwrights and directed Old Folks by Max Posner and 30 Million by Jason Kim and Max Vernon. Recently, he developed and directed The Accident with drummer Kid Millions at Roulette. Proud member, SDC and Ensemble Studio Theatre; alum, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Williamstown Directing Corps. Instructor, The New School for Drama.



Scenic Design

Kristen Robinson is an award-winning designer, theatre artist and educator. Her work ranges from site-specific installations to outdoor Shakespeare. Recent credits include The Race of the Ark Tattoo, HERE Arts Sublet Series | Oratorio for Living Things, Ars Nova | Jane Anger, Shakespeare Theatre Company | The Flaming Arrow, Riyadh Season, Saudi Arabia. A founding member and liaison of the Equity Through Design Mentorship, she is also the Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Purchase College. A Princess Grace Fellow, she holds her MFA in Theatre Design from Yale University and is a member of USA829.



Costume Design

Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sarita has recently worked on projects such as Death of a Salesman, Broadway; Theater of the Mind, Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Blues for An Alabama Sky and Sweat, Guthrie Theater; Elyria, Atlantic Theater Co; Seize The King, Alliance Theatre; A Bright Room Called Day, Public Theater; Fefu and Her Friends, American Conservatory Theater. In the dance world, she has worked with choreographers such as Liz Lerman and Edisa Weeks. MFA in design from Tisch School of Design. She was recently awarded Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design (The National Black Theatre Festival 2022). Lily Award (2020).



Lighting Design

Broadway credits include Cost of Living, Freestyle Love Supreme, Bandstand, Falsettos, Holiday Inn, Something Rotten!, Penn & Teller, Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Jekyll and Hyde, Next Fall, Mothers and Sons, among others. Off-Broadway includes Only Gold, Black No More, Beyond Babel, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Jerry Springer: The Opera, Tiny Beautiful Things. Received Tony, Hewes, and Bass Awards, and Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lortel, NAACP, Ovation, IRNE, and AUDELCO nominations. Jeff is a producer of the 4Wall Roundtable and the animated series “Light Humor.”  Recent and current projects include Disney’s Hercules, Broadway Vacation, Bruce, and The Great Gatsby Interactive.



Sound Designer

40+ Broadway productions, including Birthday Candles, All My Sons, Torch Song, The Elephant Man, The Trip to Bountiful (Tony nomination), Gore Vidal's The Best Man (Drama Desk Award), Clybourne Park, Seminar, Proof, Twelve Angry Men, A Few Good Men. Off-Broadway credits include Jasper, The Young Man From Atlanta, Amy and the Orphans, Domesticated, Old Hats, Measure for Measure (Delacorte), The Orphans’ Home Cycle (Drama Desk Award, Henry Hewes Award), Shipwrecked! (Lucille Lortel Award), The Skriker (Drama Desk Award), Machinal (OBIE Award), and many more. His television and film credits include a score for the Emmy-nominated “The Trip to Bountiful.”


Bess Marie

Production Stage Manager

Broadway: Travesties, The Price, Fiddler on the Roof, It Shoulda Been You, Once, High, Looped, The Story of My Life, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Wicked, Frankie and Johnny... Some Off-Broadway favorites: You Will Get Sick; Apologia; Othello; Once; Through the Night; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; The Drunken City; Vagina Monologues; Fully Committed; 2.5 Minute Ride; Bosoms and Neglect.



Dialect &
Vocal Coach

Broadway: Camelot, Pictures From Home, Topdog/Underdog, The Piano Lesson, Leopoldstadt, Take Me Out, MJ, for colored girls..., Skeleton Crew, Funny Girl, Moulin Rouge!, To Kill a Mockingbird, Beetlejuice, A Soldier’s Play, Burn This, The Lehman Trilogy, True West, Network, The Cher Show, The Iceman Cometh, Sweat. Off-Broadway: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Bedwetter, Sandra, Only Gold. Film: Women Talking, Causeway, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Lady Bird, Three Billboards...Missouri, Carol, Inside Llewyn Davis. TV: “Three Women,” “Tokyo Vice,” “Mrs. America,” “Little Women,” “Olive Kitteridge.” Faculty: Juilliard.




Skeleton Crew (Broadway MTC), Cullud Wattah, Coal Country, Othello (Public Theater), runboyrun, Eyewitness Blues (NYTW), Good Grief (Vineyard), Jam on the Groove (Minetta Lane), and the film School of Rock. As an Actor: Skeleton Crew, Fela!, Equus (Broadway), runboyrun (NYTW), Syncing Ink (Flea/Alley Theater), and the films Red Pill, IBRAHIM, Enchanted, Across the Universe, and Sex and the City 2. TV: Endgame, Ice, Blue Bloods. Awards: Bessie Award Recipient, Drama Desk & Antonyo Award Nominee. I give thanks to my Family for their constant support and love.


Hudson Theatrical Associates
Sean Gorski

Production Supervision

Over 100 Broadway productions and tours. Recent: New York, New York; Sweeney Todd; A Doll’s House; Ohio State Murders; Hadestown; Hamilton; Aladdin. HTA is a member of Neil A. Mazzella’s Hudson family, which includes Hudson Scenic Studios, Sean Gorski, Sam Ellis, Brianna Stankiewicz, Brianne Tabak, Bridget Van Dyke, and Irene Wang.


Baseline Theatrical
Jonathan Whitton

General Management

Founded by Andy Jones in 2014 and joined by Nick Lugo, Baseline’s Broadway credits include Hamilton, Sweeney Todd, Fat Ham, freestyle love supreme, Pass Over, Derren Brown: Secret, The Cher Show, The Great Comet, The Last Ship. Off-Broadway: Audible Theater at Minetta Lane, The Enigmatist. National tours: Hamilton, freestyle love supreme. Recently established Beyond the Stage Door, a no-cost educational intensive created to prepare underrepresented undergraduates for theatre management careers. baselinetheatrical.com


Audible Theater


Audible Theater makes outstanding performances and powerful storytelling available to millions of people all over the world. As part of this initiative, Audible has produced Girls & Boys with Carey Mulligan, The Half-Life of Marie Curie with Kate Mulgrew, Harry Clarke starring Billy Crudup, Billy Crystal's Have A Nice Day with Annette Bening and Kevin Kline, the revival of Aasif Mandvi's Sakina's Restaurant, and many others at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City. In May 2018, Audible announced that the Minetta Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village will serve as its creative home for live performances in New York. Audible hosts and produces a wide variety of live performances at the Minetta Lane including dramatic plays, comedic shows, engaging panel discussions, and more, with Audible members receiving exclusive access to discounted tickets and related audio content. 

Audible was co-producer for the Broadway transfer of the Tony Award-nominated Latin History for Morons written by and starring John Leguizamo and for the Tony Award-nominated Sea Wall /A Life starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge. The initiative also saw the release of John Lithgow's Stories By Heart, Judith Light's All The Ways To Say I Love You, Sharon Washington's Feeding The Dragon, and more. Since June 2017, Audible has commissioned 40 theater playwrights to receive support from its $5 million Emerging Playwrights Fund dedicated to developing innovative English-language works from around the globe. The $5 million fund enables the creation of original plays driven by language and voice, keeping with Audible's core commitment to elevating listening experiences through powerful performances and extraordinary vocal storytelling.

Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible content includes more than 600,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers.


ADH Theatricals, LLC
Andrew D. Hamingson & William Russo

Associate Producers

Andrew D. Hamingson and William Russo co-manage ADH Theatricals, an organization dedicated to producing and touring the highest quality drama and live performances in America and Europe. Most recently, ADHT produced the world premiere of the opera A Marvelous Order by Judd Greenstein, former US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith, and Joshua Frankel. Other notable productions include the US Tours of The King’s Speech, The Woman in Black and London’s National Theatre Production of An Inspector Calls, directed by Stephen Daldry. Prior to ADHT, Mr. Hamingson served as the Executive Director of St. Ann’s Warehouse and The Public Theater, and Managing Director of Atlantic Theater Company. Mr. Russo was Managing Director at New York Theatre Workshop, and General Manager at Playwrights Horizons.