Martin McDonagh News

Date of Birth: March 26, 1970 (46)
Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Original Director, Star to Reunite for Druid's 20th Anniversary Production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at BAMOriginal Director, Star to Reunite for Druid's 20th Anniversary Production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Druid Theatre will remount Martin McDonagh's sensational, award-winning dark comedy, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, at BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St.) this winter. (more...)

Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith will join the previously announced Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Hosts Community Conversations for BEAUTY QUEEN This FridayCenter Theatre Group Hosts Community Conversations for BEAUTY QUEEN This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Center Theatre Group will host a Community Conversations event for the Druid production of Martin McDonagh's "The Beauty Queen of Leenane," currently playing at the Mark Taper Forum, with a pre-show panel discussion to be held on Friday, December 2. Titled "Martin McDonagh and What Makes Irish Theatre Irish," the event will feature a discussion about McDonagh's Irish style, the legacy of his work and why it's so appealing to audiences. The discussion will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Music Center Annex building, 601 W. Temple Street, in Rehearsal Room A, and will feature experts on Irish literature and culture as well as Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Opens at Mark Taper ForumPhoto Flash: THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Opens at Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Center Theatre Group opened the Druid production of 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' this week. See all the fabulous photos from the event below. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at Mark Taper ForumBWW Review: THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at Mark Taper Forum
by Don Grigware - Nov 17, 2016

For the most part, brilliantly written classic plays make their locale the main character of the piece. Think of Tennessee Williams. All of his plays take place in the American South; poverty-stricken New Orleans sets the background for Streetcar among other plays. In Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, the small town of Leenane in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland not only displays the frequent rainy, dismal atmosphere for Mag Folan (Marie Mullen) and daughter Maureen (Aisling O'Sullivan), but it sets the lugubrious tone of isolation that cripples and destroys them. Now on the Taper stage through December 18 the Druid Company of Galway who originated the play in 1996, which went on to win four Tonys on Broadway in 1998, presents a stark portrait that lingers in the mind long after one leaves the theatre. (more...)

Newnan Theatre Company Presents THE PILLOWMANNewnan Theatre Company Presents THE PILLOWMAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Newnan Theatre Company is proud to announce the opening of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman. McDonagh's work received the 2004-2005 New York Drama Critic's Circle award for Best New Foreign Play as well as two TONY awards. It was also nominated for the 2004 Evening Standard Award for Best New Play. (more...)

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Will Open at Taper Forum in NovemberTHE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Will Open at Taper Forum in November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Druid production of "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Garry Hynes is set to run at the Taper Forum between November and December 2016.. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Druid's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, Coming to the TaperPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Druid's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, Coming to the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the Druid production of 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Druid artistic director Garry Hynes, 'Beauty Queen' begins previews November 9, opens November 16 and continues through December 18, 2016, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for South Carolina (more...)

Newnan Theatre Company Presents THE PILLOWMANNewnan Theatre Company Presents THE PILLOWMAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Newnan Theatre Company is proud to announce the opening of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman. McDonagh's work received the 2004-2005 New York Drama Critic's Circle award for Best New Foreign Play as well as two TONY awards. It was also nominated for the 2004 Evening Standard Award for Best New Play. (more...)

Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer and More Head to David Mamet's THE PENITENT Off-BroadwayLawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer and More Head to David Mamet's THE PENITENT Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere play The Penitent, by Atlantic's Pulitzer Prize-winning co-founder David Mamet, directed by artistic director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Stray Cat Presents World Premiere Black Comedy from Local PlaywrightStray Cat Presents World Premiere Black Comedy from Local Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Recently filmed as a local feature titled POSTMARKED, and written by Valley playwright Ron Hunting; Stray Cat is thrilled to mount the World Premiere production of the original play - a comically dark, taut new thriller. While making his appointed rounds, mailman George Ruth witnesses a murder. He thinks it's a drug deal gone bad. Boy is he ever wrong. (more...)

NO MAN'S LAND with Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart to Hit Cinemas This DecemberNO MAN'S LAND with Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart to Hit Cinemas This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

On Thursday, December 15th, National Theatre Live broadcasts Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart's return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, directed by Sean Mathias, live to cinemas internationally from Wyndham's Theatre, London. (more...)

Decadent Theatre Company Brings THE PILLOWMAN to the Everyman TheatreDecadent Theatre Company Brings THE PILLOWMAN to the Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Decadent Theatre Company, in association with the Arts Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, bring their successful second national tour of Martin McDonagh's award winning, The Pillowman, to the Everyman stage, from Monday 7th – Friday 11th November. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 10/30/2016Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for South Carolina (more...)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Lucas Hedges to Star in YEN at MCC TheaterMANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Lucas Hedges to Star in YEN at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that breakout actor Lucas Hedges -- whose performance opposite Casey Affleck in the film festival favorite Manchester by the Sea, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, is garnering rave reviews ahead of its November 18 theatrical release -- will lead the cast of the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 10/23/2016Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for South Carolina (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Druid's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, Coming to the TaperSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Druid's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, Coming to the Taper
by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the Druid production of 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Druid artistic director Garry Hynes, 'Beauty Queen' begins previews November 9, opens November 16 and continues through December 18, 2016, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

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