Martin McDonagh News

Date of Birth: March 26, 1970 (46)
Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
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 - Aug 26, 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...)

Tony Winner Geoffrey Rush to Star as Albert Einstein in National Geographic Channel's GENIUSTony Winner Geoffrey Rush to Star as Albert Einstein in National Geographic Channel's GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, Emmy- and Tony-winning actor Geoffrey Rush ("The Kings Speech," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Shine") has been cast in National Geographic Channel's upcoming global anthology series GENIUS (more...)

BWW Review: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Delivers on Dark HumorBWW Review: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Delivers on Dark Humor
by Katherine Waddell - Aug 15, 2016

If you're looking for a hilarious comedy that makes you feel borderline guilty for laughing, look no further than The Cripple of Inishmaan, which opened this weekend at the South Bend Civic Theatre. (more...)

Haifa Theatre Presents Season 2016-2017 Artistic ProgramHaifa Theatre Presents Season 2016-2017 Artistic Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

On a theme of plays that offer a reexamination of the term: the family and the sense of belonging and the transformation in the Israeli society, Haifa Theatre is proud to present the artistic repertoire for the upcoming year, 2016-2017, which is centered on original and varied theatrical creation of Israeli artists alongside emerging artists. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater CompanyTony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

MIND'S A LABYRINTH Sets Previews Before Lowry RunMIND'S A LABYRINTH Sets Previews Before Lowry Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Dragged Through The Labyrinth Mind of A Borderline Personality... Kicking and Screaming it's Way to Gullivers Ballroom. (more...)

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN at South Bend Civic Theatre this AugustTHE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN at South Bend Civic Theatre this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

From August 12th through the 21st, the South Bend Civic Theatre will feature the tradition of Irish storytelling in the Wilson Theatre with Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan. Director Jim Geisel takes the audience to an island off the western coast of Ireland in 1934. Robert Flaherty, a Hollywood director, arrives on the island of Inishmore to film 'Man of Aran.' As the word gets around, the young Cripple Billy aspires to be in the film as a way to escape his daily struggles. (more...)

Martin McDonagh's THE LONESOME WEST Opens August 6thMartin McDonagh's THE LONESOME WEST Opens August 6th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Keegan Theatre closes out its record-breaking 19th season with Martin McDonagh's brutally funny dark comedy, The Lonesome West. Set in the tiny Irish backwater of Leenane, warring brothers Valene and Coleman live to torment each other, baiting and brawling over every petty grievance, from would-be girlfriends to cheap potato chips. Only Father Welsh, the local parish priest, will try to save them before their sibling rivalry explodes into a hilarious and brutal finish. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This FallNational Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

JOHN and More Slated for Stray Cat Theatre's 15th Anniversary SeasonJOHN and More Slated for Stray Cat Theatre's 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Stray Cat Theatre unleashes its 2016-2017 Season! (more...)

The Breadbox Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE AWAKENING This SummerThe Breadbox Theatre to Stage World Premiere of THE AWAKENING This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Breadbox presents the World Premiere of THE AWAKENING, adapted for the stage by Oren Stevens and developed with Ariel Craft, based on Kate Chopin's revolutionary novel. The Breadbox Artistic Director Ariel Craft (The Pillowman, Blood Wedding, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore) helms this stunning production, breathing new life into Chopin's feminist masterwork. THE AWAKENING plays July 29 through August 20 (press opening: July 30) at EXIT Theatre (156 Eddy St.) in San Francisco. For tickets ($20) and more information, the public may visit breadboxtheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright GUS KRIEGER to Open ARMADILLO NECKTIE at Group repBWW Interview: Playwright GUS KRIEGER to Open ARMADILLO NECKTIE at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Jun 18, 2016

Gus Krieger is a Los Angeles based writer-director-producer of stage and screen.  As writer-producer: "The Killing Room" (2009). Writer-director: "Ol' Stan Levid" (2007), "The Binding" (2016). Producer: "Would You Rather" (2012), "Fender Bender" (2016). As playwright: Deity Clutch (2011), Sherlock Through The Looking-Glass (2013), and Breaking Bard (2015), which took home the Spirit of the Fringe Award for Best Writing, out of 200+ shows. Written by Steve Peterson (more...)

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...)

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