Mark Ravenhill News

Por Piedad Teatro Presents WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, Now Through 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Known for their international vision of new plays, The Play Company (PlayCo) is pleased to announce that Working on a Special Day, their 2013 co-production with Mexico City's Por Piedad Teatro, has gone on to a series of international engagements, including the Edinburgh Fringe (August 2013), Singapore's M1 Festival (January 2014) and the Adelaide Fringe Festival (February 2014 - Winner, Peace Foundation Award). After an award-winning engagement at the Prague Fringe Festival (May 2014 winner the Performance Award and the Creative Award) the play returns to the U.S. for a run at the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts; June 18-July 6. The touring life of this play marks a new level of international exchange in PlayCo's pioneering mission to support a global approach to contemporary theatre. (more...)

Theatre of the Black Butterfly's POOL (NO WATER) Now Playing Through 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

INTRODUCING Montreal's newest English-language professional theatre collective and it's site-specific production of POOL (NO WATER) by Mark Ravenhill. Theatre of The Black Butterfly is the brainchild of Gordon McCall, former artistic director of Montreal's Centaur Theatre Company. "Our Theatre of The Black Butterfly motto is 'Defying Convention'. We want to make provocative theatre that challenges theatrical preconceptions, that is site-specific and that celebrates Montreal,' says McCall. (more...)

PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS Opens Tonight as Part of Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes KPS Productions, in association with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh to Brits Off Broadway & supported by Jersey Arts Trust, with PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS began performances on Tuesday, April 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. Press opening is today, Tuesday, May 6 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM and 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279- 4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's 'Open Books' Series Continues Today with Sean Carney
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Theatre for a New Audience presents a free public event, OPEN BOOKS: Sean Carney. This free talk, examining Sean Carney's book The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary English Tragedy, will take place today, May 3 at 5:15pm at Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. (more...)

Alan Cox Returns in PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS at 'Brits Off Broadway', Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome KPS Productions in association with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh to Brits Off Broadway with PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS begins performances tonight, April 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's 'Open Books' Series to Continue 5/3 with Sean Carney
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Theatre for a New Audience presents a free public event, OPEN BOOKS: Sean Carney. This free talk, examining Sean Carney's book The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary English Tragedy, will take place on Saturday, May 3 at 5:15pm at Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. (more...)

THE RAGGED CHILD, THE HIRED MAN and BRASS Make Up 2014 Season at National Youth Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

National Youth Music Theatre will present an exciting season of work for summer 2014, including a new commission to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. The company of over 150 actors, musicians, creative and backstage teams aged between 11 and 23 will stage The Ragged Child at the Rose Theatre, Kingston (23 - 27 July), The Hired Man at the St. James Theatre, London (13 - 16 August) and Brass at the City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds (20 - 23 August). (more...)

Alan Cox to Return in PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS at 'Brits Off Broadway', 4/29-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome KPS Productions in association with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh to Brits Off Broadway with PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS begins performances on Tuesday, April 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. (more...)

ATC's THE EVENTS Set for UK & US Tour and Young Vic Return, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

An Actors Touring Company, Young Vic Theatre, Brageteatret & Schauspielhaus Wien Co-Production, THE EVENTS by David Greig, is set for a UK and US tour and Young Vic return in 2014, directed by Ramin Gray and featuring music composed by John Browne. (more...)

A LIFE OF GALILEO with Ian McDiarmid Begins 28 Feb at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Ian McDiarmid reprises the title role in Roxana Silbert's celebrated production of Brecht's A LIFE OF GALILEO at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 28 February to 8 March ahead of a UK tour. (more...)

Thinking Cap Theatre Presents Florida Premiere of Mark Ravenhill's POOL (NO WATER), 2/21-3/8
by Carol Kassie - Feb 11, 2014

Thinking Cap Theatre will present the Florida premiere of Mark Ravenhill's Pool (No Water), a darkly comic, brutally honest investigation of what it means to be an artist and to survive in the art world. The production will run from February 21st through March 8th at the Muse Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale. (more...)

EPIC ENCOUNTERS to Run 22 Feb - 12 April at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Leading playwright Mark Ravenhill curates an exciting and diverse programme of events themed around the plays of Bertolt Brecht at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre this spring. (more...)

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST & LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON Pairing, THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE & More Set for RSC's Winter 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

As part of a season marking the centenary of the First World War, Christopher Luscombe returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to direct a single company of actors in a fresh pairing of two of Shakespeare's most sparkling comedies, set in the shadow of war. (more...)

ATC's THE EVENTS Set for UK & US Tour and Young Vic Return, Beg. March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

An Actors Touring Company, Young Vic Theatre, Brageteatret & Schauspielhaus Wien Co-Production, THE EVENTS by David Greig, is set for a UK and US tour and Young Vic return in 2014, directed by Ramin Gray and featuring music composed by John Browne. (more...)

HALF A PERSON: MY LIFE AS TOLD BY THE SMITHS to Play King's Head Theatre, 1/26-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

An emotionally charged, coming-of-age story, blending wry comedy and the music of a beloved cult band, sung live, Half A Person: My Life As Told By The Smiths will get its London premiere at the King's Head Theatre on Sundays and Mondays from January 26 - February 16. (more...)

Akvavit Theatre to Present US Premiere of MISHAP!, Begin. 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Akvavit Theatre presents their second production of the 2013 - 2014 season, Icelandic playwright Bjarni Jonsson's MISHAP!, translated by Hilmar Ramos and playing at The Side Project, 1439 W. Jarvis Ave. The show opens February 20 and will run through March 23. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM. There will be a special industry night performance on Monday, March 10 at 8PM. (more...)

One Year Lease Theater Company Presents US Premiere of WHAT WE KNOW, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

One Year Lease Theater Company presents the US premiere of What We Know by Scottish playwright Pamela Carter for a limited Off-Broadway run from tonight, December 4 - 21, 2013 at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street, NYC). (more...)

Thomas Pickles Wins King's Head Theatre's Inaugural Adrian Pagan Playwright Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

The award, which was set up for theatre professionals who do not describe themselves as playwrights to showcase their writing talent, was judged by David Lan, Mark Ravenhill, Mike Bradwell, Nina Steiger and Julia Tyrell. (more...)

Short List Announced for King's Head's Inaugural Adrian Pagan Playwright Award; Winner to Be Revealed Dec 2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 01, 2013

The short list has been announced for King's Head Theatre's inaugural Adrian Pagan Playwright Award. The winner will receive 2000 and be produced professionally by the King's Head at our new writing space The Hope Theatre in a one-month season in May 2014. (more...)

One Year Lease Theater Company to Present US Premiere of WHAT WE KNOW, 12/4-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

One Year Lease Theater Company presents the US premiere of What We Know by Scottish playwright Pamela Carter for a limited Off-Broadway run from December 4 - 21, 2013 at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street, NYC). Tickets for What We Know are $30 and can be arranged online at www.theatermania.com or by calling 866.811.4111. Running time: 70 minutes, no intermission. (more...)

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