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Martin McDonagh News

Date of Birth: March 26, 1970 (46)
Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE LION KING's Julie Taymor Makes History, 1998Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, THE LION KING's Julie Taymor Makes History, 1998
by Michael Dale - May 26, 2016

Minutes after Garry Hynes became the first woman to receive a Tony Award for directing, Julie Taymor became the second. (more...)

Tron Theatre Presents Martin McDonagh's THE LONESOME WESTTron Theatre Presents Martin McDonagh's THE LONESOME WEST
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Tron Theatre Company presents Martin McDonagh's THE LONESOME WEST on July 6-23, with press performance on July 8. Martin McDonagh's bleak but blackly comic Leenane Trilogy made his name, and the plays have been celebrated all over the world. Tron Theatre Company previously staged The Beauty Queen of Leenane in 2001 (dir. Iain Heggie). (more...)

ART/WNY Announces Casts of AMERICAN IDIOT, THE UNDERPANTS & MoreART/WNY Announces Casts of AMERICAN IDIOT, THE UNDERPANTS & More
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

A great week of general auditions and callbacks for the 2016-17 season with 60+ talented individuals attending the two-night and three days of callbacks seeking to fill roles for all four ART/WNY productions. Maura Nolan, director for Halley Fieffer's HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND THEN KILL THEM, Jeffrey Coyle, director for Steve Martin's THE UNDERPANTS, Matthew LaChiusa, director for A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE and alongside Billy Horn, musical director for AMERICAN IDIOT, had the difficult decision to chose from all those who attended. Once the dust settled, two of the four shows have been fully cast with the other two in the process of finalizing cast lists. (more...)

BWW Review: Superb THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEEANE at none too fragileBWW Review: Superb THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEEANE at none too fragile
by Roy Berko - May 3, 2016

The Irish are a unique brand of people. Living in a land of rocks, hills, harsh weather, poverty and isolation, they have developed attitudes toward life that lend themselves to dark thoughts and bleak tales. (more...)

Druid's THE BEAUTY OF QUEEN OF LEENANE Opens in May at Town Hall Theatre, GalwayDruid's THE BEAUTY OF QUEEN OF LEENANE Opens in May at Town Hall Theatre, Galway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Druid announced today that booking will open Thursday 5th May at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway, for their must see new production of the brilliantly subversive The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, on the twentieth anniversary of its debut. (more...)

Drag, Shakespeare and More Slated for CoHo's Summerfest 2016; Lineup Announced!Drag, Shakespeare and More Slated for CoHo's Summerfest 2016; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

CoHo has announced its Summerfest 2016 lineup. Four shows in four weekends will feature an unknown drag legend, a masked Shakespearean fanfic, an acrobatic Downton Abbey, and laughable panic attacks. (more...)

Northwestern University Sets Theater & Dance Programs for MayNorthwestern University Sets Theater & Dance Programs for May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A re-envisioned Shakespeare play presented in cooperation with The Actors Gymnasium; a Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Nilo Cruz set in Cuba; and the 85th installment of The Waa-Mu Show are among the Northwestern University theater-related offerings taking place on the Evanston campus in May. (more...)

Curio Theatre Company's THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Opens 4/29Curio Theatre Company's THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Opens 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Curio Theatre Company concludes its 11th Season taking audiences to the remote Irish town of Inishmaan to experience Martin McDonagh's award-winning, The Cripple of Inishmaan. This TONY-Award nominated tragicomedy runs April 21-May 21. Opening night is Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m.  Curio Theatre Company's stage is at the Calvary Center for Culture and Community, 4740 Baltimore Avenue. Curio shows typically run on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m. schedule. Tickets cost $15-$25 per person. Tickets and more information are available online at www.curiotheartre.org. (more...)

ART/WNY Sets 2016-17 Season: AMERICAN IDIOT & More!ART/WNY Sets 2016-17 Season: AMERICAN IDIOT & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The American Repertory Theater of WNY will begin their 10th season in the new 330 Amherst Street performance space with four productions schedule for the 2016-17 theatrical season. Scheduled for September 2016 is the power-punk musical AMERICAN IDIOT based on the 2004 critically acclaimed album released by Green Day, following in November 2016 is the sinister comedy by Halley Feiffer entitled HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND THEN KILL THEM, then after a winter break the second half of the 2016-17 season sees two productions including the fast-paced comedy, THE UNDERPANTS, written by the celebrated comedian Steve Martin slated for March, and in May a production of the 2010 dark comedy A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE by Martin McDonagh closes the season.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Olivier Award Winners 2016, Part 1 - Dame Judi Dench And More!Photo Coverage: Olivier Award Winners 2016, Part 1 - Dame Judi Dench And More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Some of the winners from the first half of the Olivier Awards show, including Dame Judi Dench, Mark Gatiss, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, and more! (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- STRAIGHT's Thomas E. SullivanTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- STRAIGHT's Thomas E. Sullivan
by BWW Staff - Apr 1, 2016

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Thomas E. Sullivan, who stars as 'Chris' in Straight, playing at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre. (more...)

EYES SHUT. DOOR OPEN to Play Warehouse XIEYES SHUT. DOOR OPEN to Play Warehouse XI
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Playwright and producer Cassie M. Seinuk is remounting her highly successful production of Eyes Shut. Door Open. Having debuted last summer with Wax Wings Productions, Eyes Shut. Door Open. is a modern-day Cain and Abel tale set in New York City. The play focuses on the curiosities of human relationships and explores the various dynamics within the vibrant and ever-evolving SoHo art scene. This remount will feature the original design team and cast: Victor Shopov, Michael Underhill, and Melissa DeJesus. Eyes Shut. Door Open. will be on stage at Warehouse XI, an event and gallery space in the heart of Somerville's Union Square, from May 12 - May 26, 2016. (more...)

The 2015|16 BCT 20th Season is Announced!The 2015|16 BCT 20th Season is Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The 2015|16 BCT 20th Season is announced! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Black Box Studios' THE PILLOWMANPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Black Box Studios' THE PILLOWMAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Black Box Studios presents THE PILLOWMAN by award-winning Irish playwright Martin McDonagh (B'way: The Cripple of Inishmaan, A Behanding in Spokane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Lonesome West, The Beauty Queen of Leenane), directed by Black Box Performing Arts Center's artistic director, Matt Okin. THE PILLOWMAN will play a two week engagement from April 7 through April 17th, 2016 at Teaneck's Black Box Performing Arts Center (200 Walraven Dr. (just off Palisade Ave), Teaneck, NJ 07666). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Lefra Produksies Opens Brand New Farce DAA' GAAT DIE BRUID! at KKNKLefra Produksies Opens Brand New Farce DAA' GAAT DIE BRUID! at KKNK
by Louisa Brady - Mar 20, 2016

Lefra Productions is already well-known for its productions of hilarious farces, which have been entertaining audiences in South Africa since 2012. This year, Frans Swart's Afrikaans translation of Ray Cooney en John Chapman's runaway hit  DAA' GAAT DIE BRUID! will tour the country, with a run all set to take place at the KKNK in Oudtshoorn. (more...)

BWW Review: A KID LIKE JAKE Explores the Effects of Heredity and Environment at none too fragileBWW Review: A KID LIKE JAKE Explores the Effects of Heredity and Environment at none too fragile
by Roy Berko - Mar 20, 2016

In their catalog, Dramatists Play Service, which owns the production rights to Daniel Pearle's A KID LIKE JAKE, states, 'On the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan's most exclusive private schools, Alex and Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year old who happens to prefer Cinderella to G. I. Joe. But as the process continues, Jake's behavior becomes erratic and perplexing, and other adults in his life start to wonder whether his fondness for dress-up might be cause for concern.' (more...)

THE PILLOWMAN to Run 4/7-17 at BBPACTHE PILLOWMAN to Run 4/7-17 at BBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Black Box Studios proudly presents a new production of The Pillowman, by award-winning Irish playwright Martin McDonagh (B'way: The Cripple of Inishmaan, A Behanding in Spokane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Lonesome West, The Beauty Queen of Leenane), directed by Black Box Performing Arts Center's artistic director, Matt Okin. The Pillowman will play a two week engagement from April 7 through April 17th, 2016 at Teaneck's Black Box Performing Arts Center (200 Walraven Dr. (just off Palisade Ave), Teaneck, NJ 07666). Tickets are $18 ($15 Students) and are available at www.blackboxnynj.com/pillowman or by calling 201-357-2221. (more...)

Rodney Matthews, Mark Wood, Jonathan Vickers and Ewan Petrie Will Star in THE PILLOWMAN at ACTRodney Matthews, Mark Wood, Jonathan Vickers and Ewan Petrie Will Star in THE PILLOWMAN at ACT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Granite, Cabaret and A Play, A Pie and A Pint actors Rodney Matthews, Mark Wood, Jonathan Vickers and Ewan Petrie are set to return to the city to star in a thrilling new production of The Pillowman created in Aberdeen. (more...)

BWW Review: Forum Theatre's Chilling THE PILLOWMANBWW Review: Forum Theatre's Chilling THE PILLOWMAN
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 15, 2016

Forum's chilling production will certainly keep you in suspense. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Opening Tonight at Atlantic TheaterTimothy Olyphant Stars in HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Opening Tonight at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

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