The Great New Wonderful
Five stories are woven together and told against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9/11 New York: Dr. Trabulous is an orthodox psychologist who utilizes his unique insights to unearth the buried rage of an ordinary man who has witnessed an office tragedy. Emme Keeler, the ruthless proprietor of The Great New Wonderful--a leading purveyor of pastries to the New York society set--struggles to unseat N.Y.'s reigning Queen of Cake, to great success and profound consequences. Allison and David Burbage struggle to keep their marriage together while coping with their increasingly difficult and strangely self-possessed 10-year-old son. Avi and Satish, immigrants, best friends and security guards, travel around the city casually observing contemporary America until dramatic events force them to re-evaluate their opposing perspectives. Judy Berman's routine is upset when she reconnects with a childhood friend whose passion for life kindles unexpected desires of her own.
Tony Shalhoub, Edie Falco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Olympia Dukakis, Judy Greer, Will Arnett, Jim Gaffigan, Naseeruddin Shah, Stephen Colbert, Sharat Saxena, Dick Latessa, Jeremy Shamos, Billy Donner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Seth Gilliam, Jim Parsons, Martha Millan, Edward Setrakian, Marilyn Chris, Kapil Bawa, Sam Catlin, Ari Graynor, Bernie McInerney, Priscilla Shanks, Tom Ford, Tony Kushner, Julie Dretzin, Nancy McDoniel, Finnerty Steeves, Zach Wall, Rajika Puri, Tonye Patano, Masayasu Nakanishi, Anita Gillette, David Costabile, Alicia van Couvering, Tom McCarthy
Leslie Urdang, Matt Tauber, Danny Leiner, Michael Nozik, Michael Hoffman, Amy Robinson, Victor Bardack, Raj Singh, C.C. Lagator, Damon Martin, Gary Rubin, Jesse Scolaro, Nick Goodwin Self, Daniel Swee, Allison Wolf, Lila Mirochin