Christopher Shinn News

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Hartford, CT, USA
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@chris_shinn - 7/30/14 11:19am My @piyachatto @CBCRadioQ interview about my @TheAtlantic piece on disability: http://t.co/cZiGMijT7V The article: http://t.co/mBfmeAIVdC


@chris_shinn - 7/23/14 07:51am Why are disabled actors so rarely cast? My thoughts @TheAtlantic http://t.co/mBfmeAIVdC


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Caissie Levy, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Set for Vineyard Theatre's Dory Previn Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

A group of gifted artists will appear at VINEYARD CELEBRATES THE SONGS OF Dory Previn, a special, one-night-only benefit concert featuring the brilliant and iconic work of the legendary singer and songwriter tonight, June 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM at The Vineyard (108 E. 15 St., between Irving Place and Union Square East). (more...)

Rogue Machine's DYING CITY Continues Through Aug 5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

Winning upwards of 50 awards (including Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, and Garland Awards) in just the past five years (BEST PRODUCTION two years in a row), Rogue Machine's first offering (which opened on May 18th) for the 2013 season has sold out the original run. They will now be extending the schedule for the Los Angeles premiere of Dying City by Christopher Shinn (OBIE winner, Pulitzer Prize finalist) through August 5th. (more...)

Official: Joe Manganiello to Lead Yale Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) has announced that Rene Augesen will play Blanche DuBois and Joe Manganiello will play Stanley Kowalski in its first-ever production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, the Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Mark Rucker, the production, which will open Yale Rep's 2013-14 season, will play September 20-October 12, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). (more...)

Caissie Levy, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Join Vineyard Theatre's Dory Previn Concert, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2013

A group of gifted artists have been added to the lineup of VINEYARD CELEBRATES THE SONGS OF DORY PREVIN, a special, one-night-only benefit concert featuring the brilliant and iconic work of the legendary singer and songwriter on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM at The Vineyard (108 E. 15 St., between Irving Place and Union Square East). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shinn's Blistery DYING CITY Has West Coast Premiere at Rogue Machine
by Don Grigware - May 21, 2013

In Dying City, now in its West Coast premiere at the Rogue Machine Theatre, Christopher Shinn examines the devastating effects of the Iraq War on the American soldiers who participated in it and more urgently on those they left behind. At the core are Kelly (Laurie Okin), the wife of a deceased soldier, his identical twin brother Peter (Burt Grinstead) and in flashback, the deceased soldier/husband/brother Craig (also Grinstead). (more...)

Rogue Machine Stages DYING CITY, Now thru 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013

Rogue Machine presents Los Angeles Premiere of DYING CITY by Christopher Shinn, opening tonight,, May 18, 2013 with reception to follow. The production runs 5pm Saturdays, 7pm Sundays, and 8pm Mondays through July 8, 2013, with Memorial weekend performances on May 23rd at 8pm and Sunday, May 26th at 7pm (No performance on June 24th). (more...)

Mary Louise Parker, David Morse and More Set for Vineyard Theatre's Reunion Readings
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2013

The Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) -- currently celebrating its 30th anniversary season -- will present one-night-only 'reunion' readings this summer with the entire original casts of two of the most acclaimed productions in the company's history: on Monday, June 24 at 8:00 p.m., Linda Emond, Cotter Smith, Tim Hopper and Robert Emmet Lunney will perform Craig Lucas' play THE DYING GAUL; and on Monday, July 1 at 8:00 p.m., Mary Louise Parker, David Morse and company will reunite for Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize winning play HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE. (more...)

Rogue Machine to Stage DYING CITY, 5/18-7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2013

Rogue Machine presents Los Angeles Premiere of DYING CITY by Christopher Shinn, opening May 18, 2013 with reception to follow. The production runs 5pm Saturdays, 7pm Sundays, and 8pm Mondays through July 8, 2013, with Memorial weekend performances on May 23rd at 8pm and Sunday, May 26th at 7pm (No performance on June 24th). (more...)

ONCE's Elizabeth A. Davis Among Playwrights in Cherry Lane's MENTOR PROJECT, 2/20-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

One of the nation's leading programs for emerging playwrights -- Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT -- celebrates its 15th anniversary this season with the production of four new plays by emerging writers -- each of whom is paired with an accomplished mentor playwright -- from February 20, 2012 to April 13 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Manhattan. MENTOR PROJECT is the recipient of the Ross Wetzsteon Obie Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Development of New Work, along with the 2009 James Kirkwood Award for fostering and promoting the work of contemporary American playwrights. (more...)

SMASH's Cohen In PLACE BEYOND THE PINES Stills
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 18, 2013

SMASH's Emory Cohen is featured in a new series of official photos released from the highly anticipated new decades-spanning drama THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, starring Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne and Ray Liotta. (more...)

Director Robert Falls to Talk and Tweet About MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Goodman Theatre, March-April 2013
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013

'Should a woman sleep with a man she finds repellent if by doing so she serves a greater good?' (New York Times) is among the questions of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, at Goodman Theatre in a new production directed by Artistic Director Robert Falls. Falls sets his production of Shakespeare's dark comedy against the backdrop of New York City circa 1970s-an era in which economic challenges, urban flight and the sexual revolution transformed one of the greatest cities in the world into one of the most troubled. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Nominated for 35 IRNE Awards for 2012 Productions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2013

Huntington Theatre Company has received 35 IRNE Award nominations from the Independent Reviewers of New England, the most of any small or large theatre company in the region. The Committee recognized six of the eight productions the Huntington produced in 2012 with the following nominations. (more...)

Director Robert Falls Talks and Tweet About MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Goodman Theatre, March-April 2013
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2013

'Should a woman sleep with a man she finds repellent if by doing so she serves a greater good?' (New York Times) is among the questions of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, at Goodman Theatre in a new production directed by Artistic Director Robert Falls. Falls sets his production of Shakespeare's dark comedy against the backdrop of New York City circa 1970s-an era in which economic challenges, urban flight and the sexual revolution transformed one of the greatest cities in the world into one of the most troubled. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/24/2013
by BWW - Feb 24, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/24/2013 for Chicago (more...)

Director Robert Falls to Talk and Tweet About MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Goodman Theatre, March-April 2013
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

'Should a woman sleep with a man she finds repellent if by doing so she serves a greater good?' (New York Times) is among the questions of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, at Goodman Theatre in a new production directed by Artistic Director Robert Falls. Falls sets his production of Shakespeare's dark comedy against the backdrop of New York City circa 1970s-an era in which economic challenges, urban flight and the sexual revolution transformed one of the greatest cities in the world into one of the most troubled. (more...)

ONCE's Elizabeth A. Davis Among Playwrights in Cherry Lane's MENTOR PROJECT, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

One of the nation's leading programs for emerging playwrights -- Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT -- celebrates its 15th anniversary this season with the production of four new plays by emerging writers -- each of whom is paired with an accomplished mentor playwright -- from tonight, February 20, 2012 to April 13 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Eddie Redmayne to Star in BBC's WAR AND PEACE Adaptation?
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

Yesterday, it was announced that the BBC has started developing a televised adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic tome, WAR AND PEACE. As of today, the upcoming six-part series has found its star in LES MISERABLES' Eddie Redmayne, Entertainment Wise has reported. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/17/2013
by BWW - Feb 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/17/2013 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/10/2013
by BWW - Feb 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/10/2013 for Chicago (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's TEDDY FERRARA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2013

The world-premiere production of the Goodman-commissioned Teddy Ferrara by Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn is directed by Evan Cabnet. This stirring exploration of an on-campus tragedy features Liam Benzvi (Gabe), Patrick Clear (University President), Rashaad Hall (Nicky), Ryan Heindl (Teddy Ferrara), Christopher Imbrosciano (Jay), Jax Jackson (Jaq), Dev Kennedy and Fawzia Mirza (Campus Police), Paloma Nozicka (Jenny), Adam Poss (Drew), Josh Salt (Tim), Kelli Simpkins (Ellen) and Janet Ulrich Brooks (University Provost). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

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