John Pollono News

Tony Glazer, John Pollono, Robin Rothstein and Mark Jason Williams to Join Talents for WHY BOTHER? at Planet Connections, 5/14-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

This summer, an award winning quartet of playwrights, Tony Glazer (In The Daylights, Film: Junction), John Pollono (Small Engine Repair, Lost and Found), Robin Rothstein (The Game Boy, On Deaf Ears), and Mark Jason Williams (Straight Faced Lies, Recovery), will join together for a night of one acts entitled Why Bother? directed by Andrew Block. Why Bother? Is being presented by Man Down Productions as part of the Planet Connections Festival. It begins performances on May 14 and runs through June 1 at the Paradise Factory (64 E 4th St). (more...)

MCC Theater's 2014-15 Season to Feature World Premieres by Neil LaBute and Robert Askins, NYC Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced its four-show 2014-15 Main Stage Season, which runs Fall 2014 through Summer 2015. All productions will be staged at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). This announcement comes on the heels of one of MCC's most acclaimed seasons yet, which began in Fall 2013 with the New York premiere of John Pollono's Small Engine Repair and continued with the Off-Broadway premiere of Robert Askins' Hand to God. The final production of MCC's 2013-14 Season, Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike starring Greta Gerwig and directed by Sam Gold, has its North American debut beginning May 22, 2014. For more information on MCC Theater, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

Rogue Machine Theatre Launches Season 7 with Five LA Premieres, Beginning 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Multi-award winning ROGUE MACHINE THEATRE (BEST PRODUCTION Award winner 2013, 2011 and 2010 - Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Ovation) is back for their SEVENTH SEASON in Los Angeles, beginning May 24, 2014. (more...)

40 Full Productions, Music & Film Festivals and More Set for PCTF, 5/12-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The full lineup has been announced for the 2014 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York's premiere eco-friendly/socially-conscious theatre festival running from May 12-June 8 at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street) upstairs & downstairs theaters. With 40 full productions, over 10 free staged readings, music & film festivals and more, one thing that makes Planet Connections unique is that each show partners with a charity and some of the ways they offer support are soliciting donations at shows, holding special benefit performances, fundraisers and/or talkbacks after performances with charity representatives. The music festival will take place at 8pm on May 21, 22 & June 5 at R Bar (218 Bowery). (more...)

Susan Sullivan & David Selby to Star in A DELICATE BALANCE at Odyssey Theatre, 4/26-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Susan Sullivan (Castle, Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest) and David Selby (Dark Shadows, Falcon Crest) head the cast when Robin Larsen directs A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee, opening April 26 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

MCC Theater's SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Closes Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2013

MCC Theater's New York Premiere of John Pollono's Small Engine Repair closes after an extended run today, December 21, 2013. (more...)

MCC Theater Extends SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

MCC THEATER announced today that the New York Premiere of John Pollono's celebrated Small Engine Repair will now play through December 15, 2013 due to popular demand. Keegan Allen, James Badge Dale, playwright/actor John Pollono, and James Ransone star in the production directed by longtime MCC collaborator Jo Bonney (MCC's The Break of Noon, Fat Pig). Small Engine Repair at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) has its official opening night on November 20, 2013 and was previously scheduled to run through December 8, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: World Premiere of LOST GIRLS Addresses Teen Pregnancy Across Generations
by Shari Barrett - Nov 24, 2013

LOST GIRLS by John Pollono is a hard-hitting working class drama about people struggling to redefine family. The struggle of America's working class sometimes gets short shrift in pop culture--either represented as generic American Heroes, or as struggling simpletons who need to be saved. But the reality is much more interesting. (more...)

MCC Theater's SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Extends Again Through Dec 21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

MCC THEATER announced today that the New York Premiere of John Pollono's Small Engine Repair will now play through December 21, 2013. Keegan Allen, James Badge Dale, playwright/actor John Pollono, and James Ransone star in the production directed by longtime MCC collaborator Jo Bonney (MCC's The Break of Noon, Fat Pig). Small Engine Repair at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) had its official opening night on November 20, 2013 and was previously extended through December 15, 2013. The show must close December 21st to make way for the next Lortel tenant. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MCC's SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 21, 2013

MCC Theater presents the New York Premiere of John Pollono's celebrated Small Engine Repair, which plays through December 15, 2013 due to popular demand. Keegan Allen, James Badge Dale, playwright/actor John Pollono, and James Ransone star in the production directed by longtime MCC collaborator Jo Bonney (MCC's The Break of Noon, Fat Pig). Small Engine Repair at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) had its official opening last night November 20, and you can check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Review: SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Smacks Hard and Funny
by Michael Dale - Nov 21, 2013

John Pollono's terrific new play starts as a genial comedy, but switches gears with a fast and hard entrance into the danger zone. (more...)

MCC Theater Extends SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Through December 15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

MCC THEATER announced today that the New York Premiere of John Pollono's celebrated Small Engine Repair will now play through December 15, 2013 due to popular demand. Keegan Allen, James Badge Dale, playwright/actor John Pollono, and James Ransone star in the production directed by longtime MCC collaborator Jo Bonney (MCC's The Break of Noon, Fat Pig). Small Engine Repair at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) has its official opening night on November 20, 2013 and was previously scheduled to run through December 8, 2013. (more...)

Marc Kudisch to Join Steven Boyer in MCC's HAND TO GOD; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

MCC THEATER today announced that Steven Boyer, previously announced to reprise his celebrated, Obie Award-winning performance in MCC's upcoming Off-Broadway premiere of Robert Askins' Hand to God, will be joined in that production by Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch as well asGeneva Carr, Michael Oberholtzer, and Sarah Stiles. Hand to God, which first appeared in New York to great acclaim at the Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) in 2011, will be directed once again by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and begins at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on February 20, 2014. An official opening night is set for March 10, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MCC's SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

MCC Theater presents the New York Premiere of John Pollono's celebrated Small Engine Repair, the comic thriller that premiered to rave reviews and sold-out audiences at L.A.'s Rogue Machine Theatre, where it won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Playwriting, among many other honors. Keegan Allen, James Badge Dale, playwright/actor John Pollono, and James Ransone star in the production directed by longtime MCC collaborator Jo Bonney(MCC's The Break of Noon, Fat Pig). Small Engine Repair at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) has its official opening night on November 20, 2013. For more info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MCC's SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

MCC THEATER begins performances today, October 30th, for the New York Premiere of John Pollono's celebrated Small Engine Repair, the comic thriller that premiered to rave reviews and sold-out audiences at L.A.'s Rogue Machine Theatre, where it won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Playwriting, among many other honors. Keegan Allen, James Badge Dale, playwright/actor John Pollono, and James Ransone star in the production directed by longtime MCC collaborator Jo Bonney (MCC's The Break of Noon, Fat Pig). Small Engine Repair at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) has its official opening night on November 20, 2013. For more info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE SNOW GEESE's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Oct 25, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theater's world premiere of Sharr White's The Snow Geese, opened last night, October 24 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This strictly limited 11 week engagement began previews on Tuesday, October 1. BroadwayWorld was there for the whole night, and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

FALLING Runs Through Dec 1 at Rogue Machine
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Winner of the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding New Play, Falling makes its West Coast debut with one of the most awarded young theatre companies in Los Angeles, Rogue Machine. Winning upwards of 50 awards (including Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, Garland, and BEST PRODUCTION two years in a row), the company was lauded as 'Best Theatre Company of 2012' by the LA Weekly. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with the Cast of MCC's SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2013

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey,William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) presents the New York Premiere of John Pollono's celebrated Small Engine Repair, the comic thriller that premiered to rave reviews and sold-out audiences at L.A.'s Rogue Machine Theatre, where it won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Playwriting, among many other honors. Keegan Allen, James Badge Dale, playwright/actor John Pollono, and James Ransonestar in the production directed by longtime MCC collaborator Jo Bonney (MCC's The Break of Noon, Some Girl(s), Fat Pig). Small Engine Repair begins at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on October 30, 2013. An official opening night is set for November 20, 2013. In the video below, go inside rehearsal with the cast and creative team! (more...)

Judith Light Joins MCC's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) just announced that two-time Tony Award winner Judith Light (The Assembled Parties, Other Desert Cities) has been elected to the MCC Board of Directorseffective immediately. Ms. Light began her relationship with MCC in 1999 with a universally-acclaimed performance in Margaret Edson's Wit, and most recently in March 2013 was the honoree at MCC's annual Miscast gala celebrating her illustrious screen and stage career; her appearances in MCC productions, which in addition to Wit includes 2005's Colder Than Here; and her impassioned advocacy of several causes, most especially Arts in Education. (more...)

Rogue Machine Stages FALLING, Now thru 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

Winner of the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding New Play, Deanna Jent's FALLING makes its West Coast debut with one of the most awarded young theatre companies in Los Angeles, Rogue Machine. Winning upwards of 50 awards (including Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, Garland, and BEST PRODUCTION two years in a row), the company was lauded as 'Best Theatre Company of 2012' by the LA Weekly. Falling will open tonight, October 12, 2013, with a reception to follow, and is set to play 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm Sundays through December 1, 2013 at 5041 Pico Blvd., LA, Calif. (more...)

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