MCC Theater News

Douglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert & More to Lead MCC Theater's PUNK ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

MCC Theater has announced that film and TV star Douglas Smith, Pico Alexander, Lilly Englert, Lortel Award winner Annie Funke, Five-time Obie winner David Greenspan, Colby Minifie, Will Pullen, and Noah Robbins, will star in the New York premiere of Punk Rock, a new play by Simon Stephens and directed by Trip Cullman. Performances for Punk Rock begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on October 29, 2014. An official opening is set for November 17, 2014 and it is currently scheduled through December 7, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. For info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

Soluna Studio to Present CARRIE, 10/17-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

SoLuna Studio will produce the musical CARRIE: THE MUSICAL as a part their professional mainstage season, with performances running October 17th - November 2nd. Performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $15 for students and seniors and $20 for adults. Group rates are also available. For more information about the show and tickets, please visit SoLuna Studio's website at www.solunastudiony.com. Pictures and other promotional material from the show can be found on Instagram at CARRIE_SOLUNA and on Twitter @CARRIE_SOLUNA (more...)

O'Neill Theater Center Accepting Scripts for 2015 Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is now accepting scripts for development during the 2015 National Playwrights Conference. Applicants may submit works to the O'Neill's Open Submissions Process through Friday, October 17, 2014. (more...)

MCC Extends Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

MCC Theater has announced that the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney, has been extended due to popular demand now through October 19, 2014. The production was originally scheduled to close on October 12, 2014. The Money Shot stars Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, Frederick Weller and Gia Crovatin. Performances began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. For info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/4/14 - INDIAN INK, WAYSIDE MOTOR INN, RED EYE OF LOVE and Two 'MONEY' Shows Start Tonight!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 04, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's an off-Broadway extravaganza, with INDIAN INK and THE MONEY SHOT starting previews, and THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN, RED EYE OF LOVE and BAD WITH MONEY celebrating their openings tonight. Plus, the KINKY BOOTS tour launches in Vegas! (more...)

MCC Theater's World Premiere of THE MONEY SHOT by Neil LaBute Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Elizabeth Reaser, Gia Crovatin, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller star in the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney. Performances for The Money Shot begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) tonight, September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014 and it is currently scheduled through October 12, 2014. (more...)

PFP to Stage Jeff Talbott's THE SUBMISSION, 10/12-11/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Pride Films and Plays will follow up its sold-out Jeff Recommended run of Terrence McNally's Some Men with the Chicago premiere of The Submission by Jeff Talbott, winner of the 2011 Laurent's/Hatcher Award and the Outer Circle's John Gassner Award for Best New Play in 2012. The dynamic new work runs October 12 through November 25 at the Apollo Studio Theatre, 2540 N. Lincoln. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Domenica Cameron-Scorsese and More in Profiles Theatre's REASONS TO BE HAPPY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Profiles Theatre opens its 26th Season with the Midwest Premiere of Reasons to Be Happy by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, directed by Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox. The production runs now through October 12, 2014 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is tonight, August 28, 2014 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/28/14 - IT'S ONLY A PLAY Begins, Shapiro Sisters and RELATIVITY at 54 Below, 'MOCKINGBIRD' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 28, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY, starring renowned stage duo Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, begins previews tonight, The Shapiro Sisters 'live out loud' and RELATIVITY gets a concert -- both at 54 Below -- and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD starts tonight at London's Open Air Theatre. (more...)

Profiles Theatre's REASONS TO BE HAPPY, With Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Profiles Theatre opens its 26th Season with the Midwest Premiere of Reasons to Be Happy by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, directed by Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox. The production runs now through October 12, 2014 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is tonight, August 28, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

David Schwimmer, John Pollono & More Will Join MCC Theater for 2014 Playlab Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

MCC Theater has announced the 2014 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights Stephen Belber, John Pollono, and Will Snider. "Friends" alum David Schwimmer, currently represented off-Broadway with his direction of the critically-acclaimed hit Sex with Strangers, is set to direct Belber's Shut Up When You Talk to Me. Pollono's Lost Girls will be directed by MCC alum Jo Bonney, who also directed MCC's hit production of Pollono's Small Engine Repair. Snider's How to Use a Knife will be helmed by Kareem Fahmy. Readings will be held on September 15th, September 29th, and October 6th, respectively, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). All readings are at 7pm. Full casting will be announced at a later date. Tickets are $10, which include the post-reading reception. For tickets and more info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

Pipeline Theatre Company Announces Second Extension of Noir Comedy CLOWN BAR Thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Award-winning Pipeline Theatre Company announces a 2nd extension of its wildly popular and critically acclaimed production of CLOWN BAR by Adam Szymkowicz, with music & additional lyrics by Adam Overett. It is directed by Andrew Neisler. Performances will now run through September 27 at The Box. (more...)

Domenica Cameron-Scorsese and More Appear in Profiles Theatre's REASONS TO BE HAPPY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Profiles Theatre opens its 26th Season with the Midwest Premiere of Reasons to Be Happy by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, directed by Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox. The production runs tonight, August 22 - October 12, 2014 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is August 28, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Company of MCC's THE MONEY SHOT
by Randy Rainbow - Aug 20, 2014

MCC Theater will next feature Elizabeth Reaser, Gia Crovatin, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller for the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney. Performances for The Money Shot begin at the Lucille LortelTheatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014 and it is currently scheduled through October 12, 2014. The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special event! (more...)

Elizabeth Reaser Joins MCC Theater's THE MONEY SHOT; Performances Begin 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Screen and stage star Elizabeth Reaser, best known for her performances in the blockbuster Twilight film franchise and her season-long arc on 'Grey's Anatomy,' will step into its upcoming production of The Money Shot for the departing Heather Graham, who exits the production due to a late-breaking opportunity to begin production on a passion project. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of MCC's THE MONEY SHOT, with Heather Graham and More!
by Walter McBride - Aug 15, 2014

MCC Theater welcomes Heather Graham, Gia Crovatin, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller for the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney. Performances for The Money Shot begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014 and it is currently scheduled through October 12, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. The cast just met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld brings you complete photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Cast of MCC's THE MONEY SHOT Meet the Press
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

MCC Theater welcomes Heather Graham, Gia Crovatin, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller for the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney. Performances for The Money Shot begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014 and it is currently scheduled through October 12, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. The cast just met the press this morning - check out a first look! (more...)

Profiles Theatre to Present REASONS TO BE HAPPY, 8/22-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Profiles Theatre opens its 26th Season with the Midwest Premiere of Reasons to Be Happy by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, directed by Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox. The production runs August 22 - October 12, 2014 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is August 28, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn and Shawn Hatosy Star in REASONS TO BE PRETTY, Opening Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless, The Newsroom), Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless), Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Alicia Witt (Justified, 88 Minutes) are cast in the Geffen Playhouse production of Reasons to Be Pretty, nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play (2009). Helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney, Reasons to Be Pretty will be performed in the Gil Cates Theater through August 31 with an opening night of tonight, August 6. (more...)

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