David Van Asselt News

Will Pullen and More Lead Workshop of Daniel Talbott's WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, Starting TonightWill Pullen and More Lead Workshop of Daniel Talbott's WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, a workshop production written and directed by Daniel Talbott, will play for one week begining tonight, December 15, at 7pm. Produced in association with {Your Name Here}, the workshop will play Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place). (more...)

Will Pullen and More to Lead Workshop of Daniel Talbott's WHAT HAPPENED WHENWill Pullen and More to Lead Workshop of Daniel Talbott's WHAT HAPPENED WHEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, a workshop production written and directed by Daniel Talbott, will play for one week begining Tuesday, December 15, at 7pm. (more...)

James Franco Teams with Scott Haze to Create Rattlestick West TheatreJames Franco Teams with Scott Haze to Create Rattlestick West Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

While working on a play at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in 2014, Scott Haze and Broadway veteran James Franco decided to join forces with David Van Asselt, Artistic Director of Rattlestick, to create Rattlestick West. Rattlestick, known for its work with emerging American artists, has produced over 90 world premieres in its 20 year history. Haze, founder of The Sherry Theater in Los Angeles, brought in his producing partner Lukas Behnken and the Sherry team with over 10 years of doing theater in LA to form this new bi-coastal collective. (more...)

Michael Laurence's HAMLET IN BED Pushes Back Opening at RattlestickMichael Laurence's HAMLET IN BED Pushes Back Opening at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that HAMLET IN BED, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, will now open Today, September 17, a week later than the previously announced date of September 10. The change was made to accommodate for the holiday weekend. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/12/2015
by - Sep 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/12/2015. (more...)

Michael Laurence's HAMLET IN BED Pushes Back Opening at RattlestickMichael Laurence's HAMLET IN BED Pushes Back Opening at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that HAMLET IN BED, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, will now open Thursday, September 17, a week later than the previously announced date of September 10. The change was made to accommodate for the holiday weekend. (more...)

Michael Laurence & Annette O'Toole to Lead HAMLET IN BED at RattlestickMichael Laurence & Annette O'Toole to Lead HAMLET IN BED at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Hamlet In Bed, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, will begin previews Friday, August 28, at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place.  Joining Mr. Laurence in the cast is Annette O'Toole.  The official opening night is set for Thursday, September 10; the production will run through Sunday, October 25. (more...)

Rattlestick's 2015-16 Season to Include New York, World PremieresRattlestick's 2015-16 Season to Include New York, World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long announce the company's 2015-16 season, its 21st, which includes New York and world premieres by Michael Laurence, William Francis Hoffman, and Martyna Majok. All productions play at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WAY Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WAY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Twentieth-Century Way, Tom Jacobson's acclaimed two-person play about homosexual entrapment in Los Angeles at the turn of the 20th century, premiereed Off-Broadway last night, June 3 at 8:00 p.m. Check out a look back below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kathryn Erbe, Star of Stage & ScreenBWW Interviews: Kathryn Erbe, Star of Stage & Screen
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 4, 2015

The former 'Law & Order' detective has a role in the new off-Bway drama 'Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait'. (more...)

Photo Flash: THIEVES Celebrates World Premiere in North HollywoodPhoto Flash: THIEVES Celebrates World Premiere in North Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Rising Phoenix Repertory, Weathervane Productions, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present the world premiere of Thieves, written by Charlotte Miller and directed by Daniel Talbott, at the Monroe Forum Theatre at the El Portal in North Hollywood. Thieves tells the story of a dysfunctional family in East Texas that descends into chaos when their matriarch dies. The show opened on March 20, 2015 with the production running through Saturday, April 4, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Rattlestick to Welcome Vanessa Redgrave for One-Night-Only LAST TRAIN TO PARIS ReadingRattlestick to Welcome Vanessa Redgrave for One-Night-Only LAST TRAIN TO PARIS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater artistic director David Van Asselt and managing director Brian Long have announced that Vanessa Redgrave will perform a one-night-only reading of a dramatic adaptation of the novel Last Train to Paris by Michele Zackheim on Monday, March 30 at 7pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH at the Cherry Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH at the Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater production of EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH, a new play by Sheila Callaghan, opened last Thursday, February 12 and runs through March 29. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Rising Phoenix Rep and Weathervane Celebrate Charlotte Miller's THIEVES, Coming This SpringPhoto Flash: Rising Phoenix Rep and Weathervane Celebrate Charlotte Miller's THIEVES, Coming This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Rising Phoenix Repertory and Weathervane Productions have commissioned new plays from three female playwrights, which will each be produced over the next two seasons. Rising Phoenix Repertory's artistic director, Daniel Talbott, will direct all three plays. The first of the commissions onstage is Thieves by Charlotte Miller, making its world premiere at the Monroe Forum Theatre in North Hollywood, California, March 18, 2015 through April 4, 2015, co-produced by Rising Phoenix Repertory, Weathervane Productions and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Scroll down for photos from the show's pre-premiere celebration! (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends PITBULLSRattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends PITBULLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkins and directed by Leah Gardiner, will extend one week through Saturday, December 20, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. (Pitbulls had originally been scheduled to close on December 13.) (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins' PITBULLS to Begin Performances in November at RattlestickKeith Josef Adkins' PITBULLS to Begin Performances in November at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkinsand directed by Leah Gardiner, will begin previews Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, November 20 at 8pm. Pitbulls plays through Saturday, December 13. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that JUÁREZ: A Documentary Mythology, conceived and created by Theater Mitu and directed by Ruben Polendo, will begin previews Thursday, September 4, 2014. The official opening night is set for Wednesday, September 10, 2014 and closing night is Sunday, October 5, 2014. JUÁREZ: A Documentary Mythology is a co-production with Theater Mitu. (more...)

Photo Coverage: James Franco & More Celebrate Opening Night of Rattlestick's THE LONG SHRIFTPhoto Coverage: James Franco & More Celebrate Opening Night of Rattlestick's THE LONG SHRIFT
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 14, 2014

The Off-Broadway production of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, opened last night at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The Long Shirt began previews on July 7th and will run through August 23rd. This play is James Franco's directing debut. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco, Begins Tonight at RattlestickTHE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco, Begins Tonight at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long previously announced that the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, would begin previews tonight, July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

Allie Gallerani, Scott Haze and More to Star in THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco; Runs 7/7-8/23 at RattlestickAllie Gallerani, Scott Haze and More to Star in THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco; Runs 7/7-8/23 at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, will begin previews July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

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