Inspired by the original Group Theatre of the 1930s, co-creators Michael Blevins and Justin Boccitto formed the award-winning Group Theatre Too (GTT) in 2003. The collective began as a home for resident dance company, Generation Tap, as well as GTT’s original social awareness play, Aftermath, published through Heuer Publishing. GTT has produced a multitude of events throughout the country including the New York revival of Seesaw, the award-winning NYMF musical, Count To Ten, the annual dance showcase, The Choreographer’s Canvas, as well as original plays by David Rimmer, concerts, cabarets and educational programming for young performers.Training for professional actors also was offered by GTT through the Broadway Performance Project, a mini-conservatory created by Broadway-veteran, Kimberly Vaughn. GTT’s performances have appeared at The United Nations, Circle in the Square, Theatre at St. Clements, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center and the 92nd Street Y.
Justin Boccitto is an award-winning artist working in every avenue of the performing arts directing, choreographing, performing, teaching, and producing works across the country. Based in New York City, Justin has used his unique combination of dance, music, and film to create work for The Gypsy of The Year Awards, The Choreographer’s Canvas, the New York City revival of In The Heights at The Gallery Players, the New York Musical Theatre Festival where he received two Best Choreography awards, as well as his own musical, Song & Dance Men. His performing credits include tap dancing at the Ryman Auditorium, Big Apple Tap Festival, and The Metropolitan Opera. As an educator, Justin has appeared on MTV’s “Made” and on the cover of Dance Informa Magazine. He is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, Marymount Manhattan College, Peridance Capezio Center, Circle in the Square Theatre School, and The Juilliard School as a guest tap instructor. Some notable students include: Adam Chanler-Berat, Sean Fosse, and Lady Gaga. Justin is the Executive Producer of Group Theatre Too where he has produced over fifteen years of dance concerts, musicals and plays as well as the co-founder of Rockland County’s youth theatre company, New Generation Theatre, a 501(c)(3) organization training young performers in the performing arts. Justin is a proud member of AEA and SDC. www.justinboccitto.com
Michael has appeared in several Broadway productions including Bring Back Birdie, Neil Simon’s Little Me and the Tony-Winning Tap Dance Kid in which he created the role of ‘Winslow’. Major film roles include a cameo in "Zelig", a supporting role in "Chaplin", yet he is most widely known for his portrayal of ‘Mark’ in the film "A Chorus Line". He is an accomplished composer, lyricist and award winning published playwright. His works include the award-winning Count To Ten, a 2009 NYMF selection, the social awareness play Aftermath published by Heuer Publishing, an adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, “The Broadway Kid” a One-Act Musical Vaudeville featuring the life, times and music of George M. Cohan, and several one-act plays to be performed by children most notably “Kelly & The Internet Goblins” published by PLAYS, The Drama Magazine for Young People, and “Suite Heart”, “Club Drama”, "Reflections" and "The Will" that will be included in a soon-to-be published book for young actors entitled “Garage Plays”. Blevins’ newest full-length play The Roundabout Inn received a successful run at the Centenary Stage Company YPW and is slated for a NYC opening in 2010. As a Director/Choreographer Blevins choreographed the Off-Broadway production of "The Mad Forest" for the Manhattan Theatre Club and several national TV commercials for "Days Inn", plus music videos for redording artists Melba Moore and Amy Grant. Most recently he directed and choreographed the NYC revival of "Seesaw", and his original musical "Count To Ten" at the NYMF and was hailed by national theatre critic, Peter Felicia, as a “Wizard of a Director/Choreographer”.
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