March 31 and April 1: Piper plays Fiona in a reading of The Trip, a wonderful 2 hander mother/daughter drama, by Stephanie Keys, opposite Tony nominee and Drama Desk winner Catherine Cox (Baby) in Greenwich, CT.
March 9, 10, 11, 16: Piper took part in Play With Your Food, a wonderful company in Westport, CT that does readings of new and old One Acts. Piper did a mother/daughter play opposite the lovely Patricia Kalember (Thirtysomething, and Sisters).
March 8th: Piper reprised her role from 2008 of Mabel/Secretary/various other saucy gals, in Limelight, a new musical about Charlie Chaplin starring Euan Morton and Liz McCartney, written by Chris Curtis and Tom Meehan.
Tuesday January 19th: Piper will reprise her role as Laura in BLUE ROSES, a new musical of The Glass Menagerie, for a backers reading at the Snapple Theater, opposite Anita Gillette. Jason Danieley, and Edwin Cahill.
Thursday January 21st: Piper will sing Rebel Girl and some other ditties in honor of the 150th Anniversary of Cooper Union. Please see cooper.edu/great-evenings-in-the-great-hall-radical-politics/ for details.
December 5th: Piper returned to The York Theatre Co. to perform the role of Karen in a concert version of The Taxi Cabaret for Prospect Theater Company.
November 7th: Piper journeyed to her hometown in New Hampshire to perform "A Way Back to Then" from Title of Show at the Peterborough Players annual auction. She raised $13,000 for the Ascending Stars program, a program run by the Players for high school seniors wanting to pursue a career in the theater.
October 15th: Piper played Laura in BLUE ROSES, a new musical of The Glass Menagerie, with music by Nancy Ford and Lyrics by Mimi Turque. It was produced as part of the York Theatre Co's Developmental Reading Series and directed by Albie Marre. It starred Anita Gillette as Amanda, Jason Danieley as Tom, and Edwin Cahill as The Gentleman Caller.
Summer 2009: Please Spell Hilarious! Piper is playing Logainne Schwarzandgrubinnerre in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at The Weston Playhouse in Weston, VT.
April/May 2009: Piper originated the role of Elinor Dashwood in a new musical adaptation of Sense and Sensibility at the Berkshire Musical Theatre Workshop on the Shakespeare & Co. campus in Lennox, MA. Music by Neal Hampton, lyrics by Jeffrey Haddow, and directed by Sam Scalamoni.
March 2009: Anne of Green Gables Original Cast Recording is released in stores and the cast performs selections at the CD signing at Barnes and Noble at Lincoln Center.
Dec 2008: Anne of Green Gables CD is named one of Talkinbroadway.com's Top Ten Cast Recordings of 2008.
Fall 2008: Piper stars as Luisa in The Fantasticks at Merrimack Rep in Lowell, MA, directed by Jonathan Silverstein.
Summer 2008: Piper returns to The Hangar Theatre to play Laurey in Oklahoma. Directed and Choreographed by Tony nominee Dan Knegchtes, there is no "Dream Laurey." Piper also dances the Dream Ballet!
May 2008: GRADUATION!!!! Piper graduated with her MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep in Providence, RI.
*2007 Drama League Award Nomination for Distinguished Performance as Anne in Anne of Green Gables.
*2007 Syracuse Area Live Theatre Award Nomination for Best Actress of the Season as Sheila in HAIR.
The Underclassman (The Duke on 42nd Street, NYC)
"The Underclassman is first-class entertainment... Piper Goodeve is terrific in the second banana role of Ginevra's friend Marie. Her "Let's Don't" duet with Edmund Wilson is irresistible. ” CurtainUp
"With On The Town selling out down the block, there’s a nifty little homage to Comden and Green’s Brunhilde Esterhazy–the less than pretty girl with the snappy patter. In The Underclassman she’s “Bug”(Piper Goodeve), the debutante’s sidekick. She and “Bunny” Wilson (Billy Hepfinger) do a clever little number–Let’s Don’t–near the close of the first act that serves up that knowing, second banana sensibility and the audience loves it…and them." - Front Row Center
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Thousand Islands Playhouse, Canada)
"Piper Goodeve is a lovely and vulnerable Olive..." - NCPR
"As Olive, Piper Goodeve was touching as the kid whose parents are never there for her." - The Kingston Whig-Standard
"One of the most poignant moments of the production is the “I Love You Song”, performed by characters Olive (Piper Goodeve) and her parents (Michael-Lamont Lytle and Kristin Galer). Her mother is away in India at an ashram on a retreat, her father hasn’t made it over from work, and due to their absentee-parenting style, poor Olive has spent much of her young life finding solace in reading the dictionary, sensing the power and glory of the words and trying to draw her strength from them. Sensitively staged and performed, it adds a wonderful layer of depth to the overall show." - A Fresh News Start
Caroline Or Change (Syracuse Stage)
"Everyone in the cast is first rate. Voices soar singing Tesori’s score...As Rose, the step-mother, Piper Goodeve is graciously awkward, bright and brittle, sympathetic and strong." -syracuse.com
Anne of Green Gables (Off-Bway, Lucille Lortel)
"Piper Goodeve is sensational." - Talkentertainment.com
"...a winning performance by Piper Goodeve as Anne." - New York Post
"Piper Goodeve captures Anne's effusive enthusiasm...the casting is impressive, particularly the three principals." - New York Times
"This is Goodeve's show and it's uncanny how she reproduces the Sturm und Drang of the turn-of-the-century pre-teen without being completely ridiculous." - Edge NYC
"Piper Goodeve makes an ebullient Anne, fiercely embodying both her irrepressible hopes and her melodramatic tirades. Her giddy solo "I Can Stay," in which she celebrates Marilla's decision to keep her at Green Gables, is a triumph of voice, personality, and athleticism. The little girls seated around me let out contented sighs at their favorite Anne moments they clearly embraced this live and rambunctious version of their heroine. "- Off-Off Online
"[Piper Goodeve] is a charmer who shows just about every emotion that a young, confused girl could ever go through. And then some. Piper Goodeve has a long and luminous career ahead of her." - Talkentertainment.com
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"Piper Goodeve is touching and funny as Anne." - Associated Press
"Piper Goodeve as the title character, Anne, is pure enchantment...Without a sensational actress to portray Anne, the show-- no matter how well written as is this production-- wouldn't work for five seconds let alone ninety minutes. And Piper Goodeve is sensational." - Talkentertainment.com
"a plucky performance by the talented Piper Goodeve." - CurtainUp
"As Anne, Goodeve looks like someone Maurice Sendak might have drawn had he ever illustrated the children's classic. In David H. Lawrence's wig of red braids, she exudes about as much pluck as could be wished for by anyone who loves the Montgomery book." -Theatermania
"Piper Goodeve, who demonstrated her excellent comic timing in Peter Mills' The Pursuit of Persephone, is winsome and endearing as Anne, growing stronger in the role as the character gets older." - Broadwayworld.com
The Fantasticks (Merrimack Rep, Lowell, MA)
“Luisa, is played brilliantly by Piper Goodeve…And remember you will. You'll remember these wonderful, timeless tunes. But the one thing you will never forget is Piper Goodeve who, last night, WAS Luisa at her best. She was the perfect giddy teenager who, through the trials and tribulations that love presents, turns into a woman before our eyes.” - www.pmpnetwork.com
“Her voice -- sweetly resonant in such numbers as "Much More" -- evokes the excitement and passion of youth, seeking adventure and being anything but ordinary. The performance of the classic "Soon It's Gonna Rain" is a dazzler.” - The Lowell Sun
“Piper Goodeve as Luisa beautifully captures young love and the self-absorption it often involves. One of the most moving scenes in the show involves Luisa watching Matt being beaten and tortured in silhouette until El Gallo insists she look through an elaborate party mask which makes it all seem fun and exciting. It's a beautifully acted scene…” - Metro West Daily News
Oklahoma! (Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, NY)
"Piper Goodeve makes a strong impression as Laurey."
- Mr. Teachout for the Wall Street Journal
"One reason this production feels new is that three leads are cast somewhat against type. Piper Goodeve is Curley's match as the independent-thinking Laurey; she shines vocally, as in their terrific duet "People Will Say We're in Love."
- Ithaca Journal
"Goodeve is properly independent and strong as she reluctantly resists the advances of Curly (Whit Baldwin), and has several sweet vocal turns in tunes such as "People Will Say We're in Love"..."
- Post-Standard critics, Syracuse.com
"The casting in "Oklahoma!" is phenomenal, thanks to casting director Alan Filderman. Joanna Krupnick (Ado Annie) and Goodeve (Laurey) both shone brightly among the giant cast of last year's production of "Hair" at the Hangar; here, they work together seamlessly and seize the spotlight when their turn comes."
- Ithaca Times
"Goodeve, blessed with a soaring, almost Viennese, soprano, can complete for the versatility prize. Last summer she was Sheila in Hangar's production of Hair, for which she was nominated for a Syracuse New Times Syracuse Area Live Theater Award." - Syracuse New Times
HAIR (Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, NY)
"Sheila, played by Goodeve, is a pretty girl with a vigorous voice."- The Ithaca Times
"Piper Goodeve, as Berger's girlfriend Sheila, exhibits head-turning vocals on 'I Believe in Love,' 'Easy to be Hard,' and 'Good Morning Starshine.'"- Post-Standard Critics at www.syracuse.com
"Piper Goodeve has a powerhouse voice as Sheila, the anti-war activist."- The Ticket (Ithaca Journal)
"Piper Goodeve holds her own as Ginevra's sensible sidekick." -The New York Times
"Piper Goodeve, as the supporting romantic comedienne, conjures images of Andrea Martin with her flawless comic timing, and her awkward chemistry with David Abeles' smart and wry Edmund Wilson is utterly endearing." -Broadwayworld.com
Betty Jean Reynolds, The Marvelous Wonderettes
Logainne Schwarzandgrubinerre, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Luisa, The Fantasticks
Rehearsing the dream ballet in Oklahoma (with Whit Baldwin)
The Drama League Awards 2007 (with Jennifer Cody)
Anne of Green Gables, photo by Joan Marcus
photo by Samantha Chan, at Audible Studios
“Piper has been absolutely instrumental in my audiobook success. She’s part of my brand at this point. She embodies my characters, brings my stories to life. Essentially, Piper demonstrates the difference between a ‘narrator’ and a ‘voice actor,’ and that difference is vitally important in putting out successful audiobooks.”
Jasinda Wilder, New York Times bestselling author
I was featured in an article about audiobooks on PBS MediaShift by author Laura Caldwell.
Check it out here!
#SOBLESSED by Annoying Actor Friend, produced & directed by yours truly, performed by Brian Dennehy, Alan Cumming, Megan Hilty and more Broadway stars, is available at audible.com. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. It's hilarous and for a good cause!
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