Halley Wegryn Gross

Broken Watch Theatre Company (Drew DeCorleto, Artistic Director) will present Sex Good; Money Bad, two one-act’s by Michael Weller, directed by Tony Speciale and Drew DeCorleto. Sex Good; Money Bad will begin its limited run through December 18th at WorkShop Theater Company’s Main Stage Theater (312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor). Tickets are $18 and can me purchased by visiting

Sex and money are the focus of these premiere comedies by Michael Weller. From a small apartment to a small dorm room, the occupants are visited by a few larger than life characters that throw a wrench into their plans. In Sex Good, Money Bad- some get it and some don't...

Cast includes: Ethan James Duff (Film: Get Rich or Die Tryin’ Theatre: Estimated Time of Arrival), Halley Wegryn Gross (Off-Broadway: The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, Hurlyburly, True Love. Film: Across the Universe, The Babysitters, The Missing Person. TV: “The Good Wife”, “Gossip Girl,” “The Book of Daniel”), Michael Sazonov (Regional: Mister Roberts, A
Desire, One
Nest, Summer
’42), Sam Tsoutsouvas (TV: “God in America”, “Liberty! The American Revolution” Broadway: By Jeeves, Our Country's Good, The Three Sisters, The Time of Your Life, Edward II), Jeff Ward (Film: Vamperifica, The Doctor Cares. Stage: MTC’s That Face). Creative Team includes: Daniel Zimmerman (Scenic Designer), Marina Reti (Costume Designer), Alison May (Lighting Designer), and Hannah Wood (Property Master).


Sex Good; Money Bad

By Michael Weller

Directed by Tony Speciale (Now There's Just the Three of Us)

Drew DeCorleto (Rules for Write Play (so not getting fingers broken)

Saturday, December 10 at 3PM & 8PM

Sunday, December 11 at 2PM

Tuesday, December 13 at 8PM

Wednesday, December 14 at 8PM

Thursday, December 15 at 8PM

Friday, December 16 at 8PM

Saturday, December 17 at 3PM & 8PM

Sunday, December 18 at 2PM

Sex Good; Money Bad is made possible in part with public funds from NYSCA


MICHAEL WELLER (Playwright) studied music composition at Brandeis University with Irving Fine, Harold Shapiro and Martin Boykin, then worked as a jazz pianist before taking his graduate degree in theater at the University of Manchester, England. His best known are Moonchildren, Fishing, Loose Ends and Spoils Of War. His films include Hair and Ragtime (for Milos Forman) and Lost Angels (for Hugh Hudson) and a teleplay of his Broadway drama Spoils of War, starring Kate Nelligan. He co-founded (with Angelina Fiordelissi and Suzanne Brinkley) and serves now as supervising mentor of the Mentor Project of the Cherry Lane Theatre, currently in its tenth season. Dr. Zhivago (from the novel by Boris Pasternak, for which he wrote the book) - Des McAnuff to direct, Lucy Simon music, Amy Powers and Michael Korie lyrics - will open in London's West End in 2009 prior to its Broadway premiere. He is currently writing the book for a Broadway musical Rumors about the making of Fleetwood Mac's two legendary breakthrough albums, to be directed by Taylor Hackford. His work has received an Academy Award nomination, an N.A.A.C.P. Outstanding Contribution Award, Outer Circle Critics Award, a Rockefeller Foundation Grant and a Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award, and has been honored by The Broken Watch Theatre Company which gave their playhouse his name. He is on the counsel of the Writer's Guild Fund, and the Dramatists Guild of America.

TONY SPECIALE (Director, Now There's Just the Three of Us) currently serves as Associate Artistic Director at Classic Stage Company (CSC) where he directs and teaches for THE YOUNG COMPANY, CSC’s award-winning Education and Outreach Initiative. Directing credits: Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew (CSC), Criminal Genius, Mildred Is… (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Children (New York Musical Theatre Festival- NYMF), pierced! (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, The Belt Theatre), The Ex (Samuel French Short Play Festival),Minor Gods (Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, Above the Stag),Slut-The Musical (American Theatre of Actors- Original Workshop), My Martha Moment (H.E.R.E.), Raw Impressions(The Club at La MaMa E.T.C.), Camino Real, Veritas, Waiting for Lefty, Ivanov (Columbia University), All in the Timing, Black Comedy and Equus (The Boston Conservatory). As a writer, his play Delirium: The Myth of Arthur Rimbaud was presented at the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was honored with a British Writers’ Guild Award. As an actor, Mr. Speciale has worked at Actors Theatre of Louisville (24th & 25th Annual Humana Festivals), The Long Wharf Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (2001 Next Wave Festival). Tony was a member of the 1998-99 Acting Apprentice Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville, is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory and holds an MFA in Directing from Columbia University. He is also the proud recipient of a 2009 Princess Grace Theatre Honorarium.

DREW DECORLETO (Director, Rules For Write Play (so not getting fingers broken), has directed both Off-Broadway and regionally at Cherry Lane, the Kirk, the Lion, Primary Stages, Urban Stages, the Kraine, Manhattan Ensemble Theatre, the Michael Weller Theatre and many theatres in Boston. Mr. DeCorleto has also acted in numerous productions on stage, television, and film. He is a founding member of BWTC and its current artistic director. He has helped to shape Broken Watch’s artistic mission and is responsible for developing, proposing and implementing the artistic programs as well as forming relationships with various companies and individuals in the theatrical community. Mr. DeCorleto is most proud of helping to develop and implement the BrokenWorkshops. The programs to come out of the BrokenWorkshops are 1X4, Clockworks, the SecondHand program, which works with college and high school theatrical hopefuls and most recently the Final Draft Production Series in which he teamed up with Michael Weller. From these programs Broken Watch will always be creating new, viable work to better the theatre community. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston Conservatory with an emphasis of directing and is a member of SDC.

Photo By: Walter McBride/Retna