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David Rabe News

Date of Birth: March 10, 1940 (77)
Birth Place: Dubuque, IA, USA
Gender: Male
Gary Morgenstein Premieres A Second Play This SummerGary Morgenstein Premieres A Second Play This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Playwright Gary Morgenstein serves up a parable of friendship and love coupled with greed and death in SAVING STAN, featuring Carlo Fiorletta, Olivia Baseman, and Jordan Auslander, directed by Simcha Borenstein as part of the Broadway Bound Festival, performing August 3 at 12:30 pm; August 4 at 7:30 pm, and Monday, August 7 at 7 pm. All performances will be held at the 14th Street Y, NYC (more...)

HANG MAN Premiere, COSMOLOGIES and More Set for The Gift Theatre's 2018 SeasonHANG MAN Premiere, COSMOLOGIES and More Set for The Gift Theatre's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

During last night's Season Release Bash at Old Irving Brewery Co., artistic director and co-founder Michael Patrick Thornton proudly announced The Gift Theatre's 2018 season will include: Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour's world premiere of Hang Man, directed by ensemble member Erica Weiss (February 9-April 8); Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Monty Cole (June 1-July 29); and the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's Cosmologies, directed by Thornton (October 12-December 9). (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old GlobeCast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

SAVING STAN to Premiere at Broadway Bound Theatre Festival This AugustSAVING STAN to Premiere at Broadway Bound Theatre Festival This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gary Morgenstein's provocative new play Saving Stan, a drama about friendship, greed, love and death, will premiere at the first-ever Broadway Bound Festival Thursday, August 3 at 12:30pm; Friday, August 4 at 4pm and Monday, August 7 at 7pm. All performances will be held at the 14th Street Y in New York City. (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 SeasonChloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

SINGIN' ALL NIGHT Workshop presents Staged ReadingSINGIN' ALL NIGHT Workshop presents Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

After collaborating with David Rabe on their acclaimed revival of In the Boom Boom Room last month, Chain Theatre is turning its focus on developing a new play. Singin' All Night tells the story of an autistic African American teenager who has been accused of a horrific crime. Two young attorneys are broke, desperate and take his impossible case. But everything changes when they realize he can communicate through music. Join us for the WORLD PREMIERE reading/ workshop presentation of Singin' All Night written by Artistic Director Kirk Gostkowski. Chain Theatre will be performing a lightly staged reading of the new play as well as celebrating the 2017 Chain Theatre season. Talkback with creators and performers to follow presentation. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces OPEN SEASONThe Gift Theatre Announces OPEN SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Gift Theatre is proud to announce Adithi Chandrashekar's Open Season as the first play chosen to pilot 4802-the new play research and development wing of The Gift named after its storefront address located on N Milwaukee Ave in Jefferson Park. Director Mara Stern and Chandrashekar will be given residency in the Gift Theatre's 40-seat storefront and provided with dedicated tailor-made time, space, and support for their work. The residency will take place over a span of 6 weeks and will be supported with a budget of $7,000.  Performances for Open Season are free and open to the public from September 15-17. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board TrusteesSteppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board Trustees
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees, Caryn Harris, Cari B. Sacks and Bryan Traubert, under the leadership of Board Chair Eric Lefkofsky. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New Group Celebrates Opening Night of THE WHIRLIGIGPhoto Coverage: The New Group Celebrates Opening Night of THE WHIRLIGIG
by Walter McBride - May 22, 2017

 The New Group presents the world premiere production of Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini, Grace Van Patten and Dolly Wells. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVERPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

COST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage ICOST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage I
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), begins performances tonight, Tuesday May 16, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

THE WHIRLIGIG, Starring Zosia Mamet and Norbert Leo Butz, Extends at The New GroupTHE WHIRLIGIG, Starring Zosia Mamet and Norbert Leo Butz, Extends at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Due to demand, The New Group has announced an additional week for the company's world premiere production of Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini, Grace Van Patten and Dolly Wells.  (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces Casting for World Premiere of PILGRIMSThe Gift Theatre Announces Casting for World Premiere of PILGRIMS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue, presents the world premiere of Claire Kiechel's play Pilgrims, co-directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton and guest artist Jessica Thebus, June 2-July 30, 2017. Press opening is on Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo: Broadway's Debra Monk Stops by IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOMPhoto: Broadway's Debra Monk Stops by IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Tony Award winner Debra Monk attended the current rare revival of David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM Thursday night Off-Broadway. She was accompanied by playwright/actor Michael Rabe (son of Mr. Rabe and Jill Clayburgh), with whom she starred in David Rabe's VISITING EDNA at Steppenwolf last fall. (more...)

IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM to Conclude Acclaimed Limited Run TomorrowIN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM to Conclude Acclaimed Limited Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM will conclude its acclaimed limited run tomorrow evening (Saturday) at American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) (more...)

THE WHIRLIGIG Begins Previews Tonight at The New GroupTHE WHIRLIGIG Begins Previews Tonight at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The New Group proudly presents Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini, Grace Van Patten and Dolly Wells, in a world premiere production directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM Revival to Close This Weekend Off-BroadwayIN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM Revival to Close This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM will conclude its acclaimed limited run this Saturday evening, May 6th at American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) (more...)

HUNDRED DAYS, Rachel Chavkin-Helmed 'BUCKINGHAMSHIRE' and More Slated for 2017-18 at NYTWHUNDRED DAYS, Rachel Chavkin-Helmed 'BUCKINGHAMSHIRE' and More Slated for 2017-18 at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced five productions as part of its complete 2017/18 Season. (more...)

Tracy Letts's LINDA VISTA World Premiere Extends at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyTracy Letts's LINDA VISTA World Premiere Extends at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

By popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends its critically acclaimed world premiere production of Linda Vista by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Dexter Bullard. The production continues for seven additional performances, through May 28, 2017. (more...)

IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM's Kirk Gostkowski to Appear on 'State of the Arts' TodayIN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM's Kirk Gostkowski to Appear on 'State of the Arts' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A rare revival of David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM opened last night at American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) One of the production's stars, Kirk Gostkowski, is this week's special guest on the popular WPKN Radio (89.5 FM) program 'State of the Arts,' airing today (Friday) at noon. (more...)

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