Hal Brooks News

MTC's THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of THE COUNTRY HOUSE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, begins rehearsals today. The limited engagement will begin previews Tuesday, September 9 and open Thursday, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). THE COUNTRY HOUSE is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

Encores! BAND WAGON, LADY, BE GOOD, ZORBA! and Four MTC World Premieres Set for NY City Center's 2014-15 Season; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

New York City Center's 2014-15 season features an exciting lineup of dance and musical theater that begins with the 11th season of City Center's acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival. The Festival features 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, and will kick off in September with two free dance performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in association with The Public Theater, followed by five unique programs at City Center in October. The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, follows in November, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns for a month-long engagement in December. (more...)

Daniel Sunjata, Eric Lange & More Join Blythe Danner in Broadway-Bound THE COUNTRY HOUSE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) just announced complete Broadway casting for the world premiere co-production of THE COUNTRY HOUSE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

MTC to Team with Ars Nova for World Premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's BY THE WATER; Opens 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) in association with Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) just announced the upcoming world premiere of BY THE WATER, the new play by Sharyn Rothstein, directed by Hal Brooks. (more...)

Hamish Linklater, Johanna Day, Michael Zegen and More Set for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Artistic Director Hal Brooks has announced that the 20th Season of the Cape Cod Theatre Project, featuring staged readings of new work by Cory Hinkle, Hamish Linklater, Seth Moore and the Lobbyists, and Alena Smith is now cast. Obie Winner and Tony Nominee Johanna Day will be joined by Girls star Michael Zegen and others. (more...)

New Works by Hamish Linklater, Cory Hinkle & More Set for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Artistic Director Hal Brooks has announced the 2014 season for Cape Cod Theatre Project, featuring staged readings of new work by Hamish Linklater, Cory Hinkle, Alena Smith, and The Lobbyists and Seth Moore. They will be joined in Falmouth, Massachusetts by writers-in-residence Sarah Burgess, Mona Mansour and Stella Ragsdale. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA', Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will feature Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean as Vanya, Sharon Lockwood returning to the Alley as Sonia, Alley Artist Josie de Guzman returning as Masha, and Resident Actor Jay Sullivan as Spike. Rounding out the cast and making their Alley debuts are Rachael Holmes as Cassandra and Sarah Nealis as Nina. Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater, helms the production and returns after having directed the Alley's 2011 production of Amadeus. (more...)

Hal Brooks Named Artistic Director of The Pearl's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

The Pearl Theatre Company has named Hal Brooks as its new Artistic Director, it was announced today by the Board of Trustees. Brooks succeeds J.R. Sullivan, who served as The Pearl's Artistic Director from 2009 to 2013. Kate Farrington, The Pearl's Resident Dramaturg and Artistic Associate, has been Interim Artistic Director since Mr. Sullivan's departure. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE RIVALS at The Pearl
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 05, 2014

Richard Brinsley Sheridan's classic romantic romp, The Rivals, returns to The Pearl for the hilarious story of Lydia Languish who is... languishing. She can imagine nothing more romantic than eloping with the impoverished Captain Beverly. Little does she know that 'Beverly' is really Jack Absolute, a wealthy aristocrat who fears the truth of his identity isn't nearly romantic enough for Miss Languish's taste. How will he win her-from himself? (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More to Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA'; Cast and Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for recent Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Appearing in titles roles are Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean as Vanya, Sharon Lockwood returning to the Alley as Sonia, Alley Artist Josie de Guzman returning as Masha, and Resident Actor Jay Sullivan as Spike. Rounding out the cast and making their Alley debuts are Rachael Holmes as Cassandra and Sarah Nealis as Nina. Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater, helms the production and returns after having directed the Alley's 2011 production of Amadeus. (more...)

Live Recording of LIFE IN A MARTIAL INSTITUTION Set for Release on 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Following its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, sold-out Off-Off and Off-Broadway runs, a 14-city national tour presented and produced by Meredith Vieira Productions, and a memoir published by St. Martin's Press, a live audio recording of master storyteller James Braly's critically-acclaimed one-man show will be released on iTunes, Amazon and other digital platforms on April 7, 2014 entitled LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION: Live from Bass Performance Hall. (more...)

Live Recording of James Braly's One-Man Show LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION Gets Digital Release 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Following its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, sold-out Off-Off and Off-Broadway runs, a 14-city national tour presented and produced by Meredith Vieira Productions, and a memoir published by St. Martin's Press, a live audio recording of master storyteller James Braly's critically-acclaimed one-man show will be released on iTunes, Amazon and other digital platforms on April 7, 2014 entitled LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION: Live from Bass Performance Hall. (more...)

F*It Club Announces Cast and Creative Team of THE SPRING FLING: FIRST LOVE, 5/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays with The Spring Fling: First Love, six new short plays by Halley Feiffer (How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them), Kate Gersten (Benefit of the Doubt), Jason Grote (Mad Men, Smash, Hannibal, 1001), Mark Sitko (Rocky Philly, Tube), Tommy Smith (White Hot, Pigeon), and Lauren Yee (The Hatmaker's Wife). Performances will be Thursday, May 1st through Sunday, May 11th with Wednesday through Saturday night performances at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2p. (more...)

Mona Mansour Receives 2014 Middle East America Distinguished Playwright Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Silk Road Rising, Golden Thread Productions, and Lark Play Development Center are proud to announce that Mona Mansour, author of Urge for Going, The Hour of Feeling and The Way West, has been chosen to receive the 2014 Middle East America Distinguished Playwright Award. Honorable mentions went to playwrights Bianca Bagatourian, Ismail Khalidi, Daria Polatin, Mishael Shulman and Zohar Tirosh-Polk. (more...)

Nathan Lane, Jonathan Groff, Donna Murphy & More Set for Drama League's 2014 Winter-Spring Season Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

The Drama League has announced their Winter/Spring 2014 Programming Schedule of special performances, events and educational offerings at the new Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca, and elsewhere. Highlights include intimate evenings with Tony® Award winners Nathan Lane, Donna Murphy, Jason Robert Brown, Michael Mayer and John Patrick Shanley, plus Tony® Award Nominee Jonathan Groff. (more...)

THE WAY WEST and THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER Win Marin Theatre's 2013 New American Play Prizes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2013

Marin Theatre Company artistic director Jasson Minadakis, managing director Michael Barker and director of new play development Margot Melcon announced today the winners of MTC's two national new American play prizes, a program now in its sixth year. The Way West by Mona Mansour won the 2013 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize and Eric Dufault won the 2013 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize for his play The Year of the Rooster. The winners were selected from nearly 700 eligible submissions. (more...)

AND MILES TO GO and CLOVEN TONGUES Set for The Wild Project, Now thru Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

The Wild Project has announced its current and upcoming events through November 2013. Details below! (more...)

AND MILES TO GO Continues Through 11/2 at Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Partial Comfort Productions (Drama Desk nominee A Bright New Boise) continues its acclaimed World Premiere of AND MILES TO GO by Chad Beckim. Directed by Hal Brooks (Pulitzer Prize finalist Thom Pain), performances run through November 2 at The Wild Project. (more...)

AND MILES TO GO Continues thru 10/26 at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

See what's playing now and coming up at The Wild Project in New York City. Details below! (more...)

Partial Comfort Productions' AND MILES TO GO Continues Through 11/2 at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Partial Comfort Productions (Drama Desk nominee A Bright New Boise) continues its acclaimed World Premiere of AND MILES TO GO by Chad Beckim. Directed by Hal Brooks (Pulitzer Prize finalist Thom Pain), performances run through November 2 at The Wild Project. (more...)

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