David Rabe News

BWW Reviews: Great Performances Can't Save Epic Theatre's Tedious HURLYBURLY
by Robert Barossi - Apr 13, 2014

David Rabe's Hurlyburly, currently presented by Epic Theatre Company at Theatre 82 in Cranston, explores some well-known territory. It's Los Angeles in the 1980s. We're in the apartment of a couple of wanna-be Hollywood players. Vulgar, crude, rough-around-the edges guys who are trying to make it big, or at least make it, in Hollywood. They don't seem to have much real ambition though, or much actual talent, intelligence or qualifications when it comes to achieving their dreams, such as they are. All they actually do is sit around all day and night, drinking, doing drugs and having sex. These are not the bright and shiny celebrity filmmakers of Hollywood. They are the underbelly of the city, and Rabe peels back the surface and exposes all of their nastiness, not to mention their loneliness, paranoia, insecurity, greed and misery. (more...)

ANNAPURNA Begins Previews Tomorrow, Starring Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

The New Group presents the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, in a limited Off-Broadway engagement April 13 - June 1. Official Opening Night is set for Monday, April 21 at 7:00pm, at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Jayne Atkinson and Susan Rose Bring MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to the Berkshires This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson (CRIMINAL MINDS, HOUSE OF CARDS) will direct a benefit production of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD at Berkshire Theatre Group's Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge today and tomorrow, March 28th and 29th as part of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. (more...)

Jayne Atkinson and Susan Rose bring MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to the Berkshires, 3/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson (CRIMINAL MINDS, HOUSE OF CARDS) will direct a benefit production of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD at Berkshire Theatre Group's Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge on March 28thand 29th as part of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. Proceeds from the production, co-produced by Atkinson and Susan Rose, will benefit WAM Theatre and the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Group's Spring Gala with John Tartaglia, Tonya Pinkins & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Off-Broadway's The New Group just honored Beth Henley, playwright, author of Crimes of the Heart and The Jacksonian, and Geoff Rich, Executive Director of The New Group 2002-2013, with The 2014 Michael Mendelson Award at the company's Annual Gala, 'Bright Lights Off-Broadway.' The Gala featured appearances by Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Carol Kane, Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Jonathan Marc Sherman and performances by Stephen Bogardus, Lea DeLaria and John Tartaglia, along with cocktails, dinner, and silent and live auctions. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Announces Cast and Creative for RICH GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

When sheltered Claudine meets starving artist Henry, she falls head over heels. But her mother, a tough-talking celebrity financial guru, has her doubts: Is Henry everything her daughter deserves or is he only after her money? Rich Girl, a modern day take on the classic play and film The Heiress, is a clever new comedy about women, men, mothers, and money but not necessarily in that order. (more...)

Ed Harris, Lea DeLaria, John Tartaglia and More Set for The New Group's 2014 Gala Honoring Beth Henley and Geoff Rich, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Off-Broadway's The New Group honors Beth Henley, playwright, author of Crimes of the Heart and The Jacksonian, and Geoff Rich, Executive Director of The New Group 2002-2013, with The 2014 Michael Mendelson Award at the company's Annual Gala, 'Bright Lights Off-Broadway.' The Gala, set to take place Monday, March 10 beginning at 6:00pm at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street), features appearances by Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Carol Kane, Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Jonathan Marc Sherman and performances by Stephen Bogardus, Lea DeLaria and John Tartaglia, along with cocktails, dinner, and silent and live auctions filled with an array of exciting items and one-of-a-kind experiences. (more...)

David Rabe's Revised HURLYBULY Ends Acclaimed Limited Off-Broadway Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

Variations Theatre Group's universally acclaimed production of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY will end its limited run tonight (Saturday) at The Chain Theatre. (more...)

Revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY Ends Off-Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

Variations Theatre Group's acclaimed production of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY will end its limited run today, March 1st at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which is presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

Jayne Atkinson and Susan Rose Bring MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to the Berkshires, 3/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson (CRIMINAL MINDS, HOUSE OF CARDS) will direct a benefit production of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD at Berkshire Theatre Group's Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge on March 28th and 29th as part of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. Proceed from the production, co-produced by Atkinson and Susan Rose, will benefit WAM Theatre and the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. The cast will feature Jane Kaczmarek (MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE and the upcoming FOX sitcom HERE'S YOUR DAMN FAMILY), Michel Gill (HOUSE OF CARDS) and Academy Award winner James Lecesne, as well as local guest artists Amber Chand, Tammy Denease, Tyler Malik, Corinna May, Rachel Siegel and Barbara Sims. After successful productions across the country, including an off-Broadway run at Primary Stages in New York City, this will be its Berkshire premiere. (more...)

Revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY to End Off-Broadway Run 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Variations Theatre Group's acclaimed production of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY will end its limited run this Saturday, March 1st at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which is presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes comes to Soho Theatre from 1- 13 April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Following previews at Edinburgh Festival 2013 and a current eight-week off-Broadway run at St. Luke's Theater, New York, Billy Hayes' one-man show comes to Soho Theatre this April for its London premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - David Rabe's Revised HURLYBURLY, Opening Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Variations Theatre Group is presenting a rare New York City revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY at The Chain Theatre. Opening Night is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7 PM. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which is being presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. Check out a first look below! (more...)

David Rabe's Revised HURLYBURLY Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Variations Theatre Group is presenting a rare New York City revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY at The Chain Theatre. Opening Night is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7 PM. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which is being presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

Dennis Staroselsky Named Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Harold Clurman Lab Theater's 2014 Playwright-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

The Harold Clurman Playwrights Division, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, has chosen actor/writer Dennis Staroselsky as it's Playwright-in-Residence for 2014. Previous residents include Halley Feiffer, Mia Chung, Anton Dudley, Christina Gorman, Zayd Dohrn, and Peter Nickowitz. Over seventy writers submitted applications and full-length plays for consideration in the merit-based annual search. (more...)

Variations Theatre Group's Revival of HURLYBURLY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Variations Theatre Group will present a rare New York City revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY beginning tonight, February 14th, with the Opening Night set for Wednesday, February 19th at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which will be presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

David Rabe's Revised HURLYBURLY Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Variations Theatre Group is presenting a rare New York City revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY beginning performances tomorrow (Friday), with the Opening Night set for next Wednesday, February 19th at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLY took New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which will be presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. (more...)

Sissy Spacek Joins Netflix's Psychological Series from DAMAGES Creators
by TV News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

The project centers on a family of adult siblings (Cardellini, Kyle Chandler) whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother (Ben Mendelsohn) returns home. Spacek will take on the role of the siblings' mother. (more...)

Linda Cardellini Boards Netflix's Psychological Series from DAMAGES Creators
by TV News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

According to Deadline, Linda Cardellini has signed for Netflix's new psychological thriller series from 'Damages' creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler ('KZK'). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cast of David Rabe's Revised Version of HURLYBURLY, Begin. 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Variations Theatre Group will present a rare New York City revival of David Rabe's HURLYBURLY beginning February 14th, with the Opening Night set for Wednesday, February 19th at The Chain Theatre. The original production of HURLYBURLYtook New York by storm in 1984, directed by Mike Nichols. Although the long-running Broadway hit was presented in three acts, David Rabe pared his script into a leaner two-act version for the 2005 Off-Broadway revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. It is this revised version which will be presented by Variations Theatre Group by special arrangement with the playwright. Check out a first look at the cast below! (more...)

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