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NYTW to Host One Night Reading of UNNATURAL ACTS January 27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) will host a one-night-only staged reading of the hit off-Broadway play, UNNATURAL ACTS, to benefit The Trevor Project on Monday, January 27, 2014. The special event will be held at 7pm at NYTW (79 East Fourth Street, between Bowery & Second Avenue) and will feature the entire original off-Broadway cast. A brief panel discussion to follow. (more...)

Mark Ruffalo Shares Larry Kramer THE NORMAL HEART Set Visit Photo
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 05, 2013

Stage and screen star Mark Ruffalo took to his Twitter account earlier this week to share a candid photo of himself alongside acclaimed playwright and activist Larry Kramer onset of the new HBO film adaptation of Kramer's celebrated AIDS-centric drama THE NORMAL HEART, directed by Ryan Murphy, in which Ruffalo plays the vaguely Kramer-based character Ned Weeks. (more...)

Parsons Remarks On NORMAL HEART & Emmys
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 18, 2013

Recent Broadway headliner and popular TV star Jim Parsons discusses his Emmy nomination earlier today as well as the Emmy chances for the forthcoming HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART in which he co-stars next year, as well. (more...)

Julia Roberts Spotted At NORMAL HEART Wrap Party
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 18, 2013

Larry Kramer's acclaimed AIDS-era drama THE NORMAL HEART finally makes its way to the silver screen - albeit the small one - in the form of an HBO film directed by Ryan Murphy and a shot from the recent wrap party featuring prominent player Julia Roberts and co-star William DeMeritt has leaked. (more...)

First Look At Alfred Molina In THE NORMAL HEART
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 15, 2013

Recognizable Broadway/Hollywood crossover star Alfred Molina was spotted onset of the new feature film adaptation of Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART last week, directed by Ryan Murphy, and shots of the actor in costume have appeared online. (more...)

First Look At Matt Bomer & Jim Parsons Onset Of THE NORMAL HEART!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 05, 2013

The feature film adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed AIDS-era drama THE NORMAL HEART is currently in production and director Ryan Murphy has been filming all around the tri-state area capturing the starry cast in action - and, now we have our very first looks at Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons onset and in character. Also, a peek at a cameo Denis O'Hare, too! (more...)

First Look At Julia Roberts Onset Of THE NORMAL HEART!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 05, 2013

GLEE mastermind Ryan Murphy is the man behind the new feature film adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed AIDS-centric drama THE NORMAL HEART and the first glimpse of international mega-star Julia Robert and a new look for popular Broadway/Hollywood rising talent Jonathan Groff onset have leaked. (more...)

First Shots From NORMAL HEART Film NYC Set
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 12, 2013

The first on location shots from Ryan Murphy's highly anticipated HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed AIDS drama THE NORMAL HEART have just been leaked, showcasing ensemble player Taylor Kitsch. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center Presents the DC-Area Premiere of THE SUBMISSION, 5/9-6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Olney Theatre Center announces the DC-area premiere of Jeff Talbott's The Submission May 9 - June 9, 2013. Winner of the inaugural Laurents-Hatcher Award, Olney Theatre Center's production is the third professional production of the play since its World Premiere in 2011. (more...)

Facing Page Productions Partners with Barnes & Noble to Present No Fear Shakespeare's RICHARD III in October and November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2012

In this election season, prepare for the rise and fall of a leader as never experienced as New York-based production company Facing Page Productions, with permission from Barnes & Noble, presents No Fear Shakespeare's RICHARD III this October and November at the 4th Street Theatre, running from 10/20-11/3. Set in a surveillance laden, war torn world, this production of RICHARD III will feature direction from Shannon Fillion and will star Broadway's Luke Forbes (The Merchant of Venice w/ Al Pacino) in the title role. (more...)

CSC's UNNATURAL ACTS Closes 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2011

Classic Stage Company's acclaimed production of UNNATURAL ACTS, a new play created by members of the Plastic Theatre, conceived and directed by Tony Speciale, will close on Sunday, July 31 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). (more...)

Classic Stage Company's UNNATURAL ACTS Closes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2011

Classic Stage Company's acclaimed production of UNNATURAL ACTS, a new play created by members of the Plastic Theatre, conceived and directed by Tony Speciale is set to close July 24 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). New York Magazine called UNNATURAL ACTS 'remarkable, sleek and brutal' and said 'the play offers damning lessons in power, persecution and solidarity - or lack thereof.' Variety raved 'UNNATURAL ACTS is riveting and fascinating' with 'stunning theatricality.' The Associated Press called UNNATURALS ACTS 'powerfully riveting' and said 'Speciale has staged this engrossing story with flair and impressive theatricality, employing a company of extremely talented actors. In a riveting series of increasingly charged vignettes, he unspools a story of prejudice, intimidation, friendship, fear and betrayal that displays the crushing effect of societally-approved homophobia.' And The Daily News wrote 'Speciale's production is stylish and stirring, and beautiful.' (more...)

CSC's UNNATURAL ACTS Extends Again Thru 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2011

Due to extraordinary demand, Classic Stage Company's acclaimed production of UNNATURAL ACTS, a new play created by members of the Plastic Theatre, conceived and directed by Tony Speciale, will extend for one final week through Sunday, July 31 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). (more...)

Classic Stage Company's UNNATURAL ACTS Closes July 17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2011

Classic Stage Company's acclaimed production of UNNATURAL ACTS, a new play created by members of the Plastic Theatre, conceived and directed by Tony Speciale, will close on Sunday, July 17 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). (more...)

CSC Extends UNNATURAL ACTS Thru 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2011

Classic Stage Company's acclaimed production of UNNATURAL ACTS, a new play created by members of the Plastic Theatre, conceived and directed by Tony Speciale, will extend by popular demand for one additional week through Sunday, July 17 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). (more...)

Classic Stage Company Extends UNNATURAL ACTS Again Through July 24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2011

Classic Stage Company's acclaimed production of UNNATURAL ACTS, a new play created by members of the Plastic Theatre, conceived and directed by Tony Speciale, will extend by popular demand for one additional and final week through Sunday, July 24 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). New York Magazine called UNNATURAL ACTS 'remarkable, sleek and brutal' and said 'the play offers damning lessons in power, persecution and solidarity - or lack thereof.' Variety raved 'UNNATURAL ACTS is riveting and fascinating' with 'stunning theatricality.' The Associated Press called UNNATURALS ACTS 'powerfully riveting' and said 'Speciale has staged this engrossing story with flair and impressive theatricality, employing a company of extremely talented actors. In a riveting series of increasingly charged vignettes, he unspools a story of prejudice, intimidation, friendship, fear and betrayal that displays the crushing effect of societally-approved homophobia.' And The Daily News wrote 'Speciale's production is stylish and stirring, and beautiful.' (more...)

CSC Presents UNNATURAL ACTS, Closes July 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2011

Classic Stage Company (CSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen, will present UNNATURAL ACTS, a new play created by members of the Plastic Theatre, conceived and directed by Tony Speciale, as the final offering of its triumphant 2010-11 season. Based on the real-life story of Harvard's 'Secret Court' of 1920, UNNATURAL ACTS will conclude performances Sunday July 10 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). (more...)

Classic Stage Company Extends UNNATURAL ACTS Through July 17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2011

Classic Stage Company's acclaimed production of UNNATURAL ACTS, a new play created by members of the Plastic Theatre, conceived and directed by Tony Speciale, will extend by popular demand for one additional week through Sunday, July 17 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). New York Magazine called UNNATURAL ACTS 'remarkable, sleek and brutal' and said 'the play offers damning lessons in power, persecution and solidarity - or lack thereof.' Variety raved 'UNNATURAL ACTS is riveting and fascinating' with 'stunning theatricality.' The Associated Press called UNNATURALS ACTS 'powerfully riveting' and said 'Speciale has staged this engrossing story with flair and impressive theatricality, employing a company of extremely talented actors. In a riveting series of increasingly charged vignettes, he unspools a story of prejudice, intimidation, friendship, fear and betrayal that displays the crushing effect of societally-approved homophobia.' And The Daily News wrote 'Speciale's production is stylish and stirring, and beautiful.' (more...)

CSC Extends UNNATURAL ACTS Thru 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2011

Classic Stage Company's acclaimed production of UNNATURAL ACTS, a new play created by members of the Plastic Theatre, conceived and directed by Tony Speciale, will extend by popular demand for one additional week through Sunday, July 17 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). (more...)

Review - Unnatural Acts: The Boys In The Dorm
by Ben Peltz - Jun 26, 2011

On a weekend when New Yorkers who favor marriage rights for gay couples are celebrating an important victory, Classic Stage Company's Unnatural Acts is a sobering dramatization of a shameful episode involving a Joseph McCarthy-type gay witch hunt from nearly a century ago that was only recently uncovered. (more...)

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