Neil LaBute News

Date of Birth: March 19, 1963 (52)
Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Reviews: LABUTE DOUBLE-BILL FOR 2015 PRIDEFEST! at The Tank TheaterBWW Reviews: LABUTE DOUBLE-BILL FOR 2015 PRIDEFEST! at The Tank Theater
by Peter Danish - Jul 29, 2015

Playwright Neil LaBute seems to like to write stories about men who behave badly. The protagonist of 'Some Girl(s)' (who is nameless) is yet another LaBute bad boy. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on BroadwayMatthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Producers of the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's SYLVIA just announced that two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick (Brighton Beach Memoirs, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) completes the cast of the forthcoming production, to be staged by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof). (more...)

Metta Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MOUTHFULMetta Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MOUTHFUL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Metta Theatre today announces the world premiere of Mouthful, the centrepiece of their 10th anniversary celebrations. Mouthful is a darkly comic and at times heartbreaking response to the global food crisis through six brand new plays from six of the world's leading dramatists - Lydia Adetunji, Bola Agbaje, Clare Bayley, Inua Ellams, Neil LaBute and Pedro Miguel Rozo. The playwrights, with support from a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, have teamed up with six world-renowned scientists - Professors Tim Benton, Kamal Bawa, Suzanne Filteau, Ilkka Hanski, Molly Jahn and Tim Lang to collaborate on this politically provocative and theatrically imaginative production. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse opens its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

Jenna Fischer, Christina Hendricks, James Marsters and Alfred Molina Slated for LATW's 2015-16 SeasonJenna Fischer, Christina Hendricks, James Marsters and Alfred Molina Slated for LATW's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

L.A. Theatre Works just took to Facebook to trumpet their starry 2015-16 season. Among the big-name actors slated to appear in this year's productions are Kate Burton, Jenna Fischer, Christina Hendricks, James Marsters, Alfred Molina and Jennifer Westfeldt.  (more...)

Piper Perabo Joins Cast of Bay Street & Hamptons Shakespeare Festival's TWELFTH NIGHTPiper Perabo Joins Cast of Bay Street & Hamptons Shakespeare Festival's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative and Hamptons Shakespeare Festival are proud to announce that Piper Perabo will star as Viola in their upcoming co-production of outdoor staged readings of TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL by William Shakespeare on August 14 and 15 at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor, NY. The two readings are free to the public and will start at 7 pm. A VIP Benefit performance will take place on August 16 at a private, oceanfront estate. Contact Kim Fink, Bay Street's Director of Development, at 631-725-0818 Ext. 112 for tickets to the VIP Benefit. Sponsored also in part by Mashashimuet Park. (more...)

Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 24th season with the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY. (more...)

Four World Premieres Among MET's 2015 Summer LineupFour World Premieres Among MET's 2015 Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) has an eclectic and exciting summer planned that features no less than four world premiere productions including hilarious improv shows, original sketch comedies, true tales told though the art of puppetry, award winning drama, and a community collaboration. (more...)

NJ Rep to Present NOBODY'S GIRL, 8/20-9/20NJ Rep to Present NOBODY'S GIRL, 8/20-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the U.S. Premiere of Nobody's Girl by Australian Playwright Rick Viede.  (more...)

CUBA LIBRE World Premiere Musical Comes to Artists Rep This FallCUBA LIBRE World Premiere Musical Comes to Artists Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present the world premiere production of the new musical Cuba Libre at the Winningstad Theatre from October 3 - November 8. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Labute New Theater Festival at the St. Louis Actors' StudioBWW Reviews: Labute New Theater Festival at the St. Louis Actors' Studio
by Chris Gibson - Jul 17, 2015

The St. Louis Actors' Studio is presenting the first part of their annual LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, where a group of one act plays are chosen from a group of submissions, and includes a new work by Neil Labute himself. I wish I could say they were all exciting pieces, and maybe the second part will showcase some real gems, but the first group is a mixed bag. But despite this, I think it's an important festival our town should be very proud to be hosting. And, I think there are moments that definitely make this worthy of your time and attention, particularly if you like seeing fresh new works. (more...)

SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Kicks Off Today at 59E59 TheatersSUMMER SHORTS 2015 Kicks Off Today at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

SUMMER SHORTS 2015 comes to 59E59 Theaters, produced by Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Director), today, July 17. (more...)

Win a One-on-One Master Session with Playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen BelberWin a One-on-One Master Session with Playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Belber
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Master playwrights Neil LaBute, Rajiv Joseph, Stephen Belber are offering one-one-one master advice contest for writers! (more...)

K. Todd Freeman, Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule and More Round Out Casting for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 SeasonK. Todd Freeman, Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule and More Round Out Casting for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Artistic Director Hal Brooks announced that casting is now complete for the 2015 season of Cape Cod Theatre Project, featuring new works by Lucas Hnath, Laura Jacqmin, Kevin Armento and Ryan King each weekend in July. Two-time Tony Award nominee K. Todd Freeman will be joined by Broadway veterans Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule, and Obie winner Marc Damon Johnson to complete the casting of staged readings in Falmouth, MA.  (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Manhattan Rep to Present World Premiere of John Doble's TEN COMMANDMENTS, 7/15-16Manhattan Rep to Present World Premiere of John Doble's TEN COMMANDMENTS, 7/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

TEN COMMANDMENTS, a world premiere play written by John Doble -- about what happens when a sexy reporter interviews the Republican Party's foremost political operative -- will be produced by Michael Palmer and 11 West Productions. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Shots in the Dark Brings Romantic 'Dramedy' REASONS TO BE PRETTY to Short NorthBWW Interviews: Shots in the Dark Brings Romantic 'Dramedy' REASONS TO BE PRETTY to Short North
by Amanda Etchison - Jul 10, 2015

In its production of Neil LaBute's “Reasons To Be Pretty,” Columbus' Shots in the Dark Independent Theatre Company is set to delve into the aspects of close relationships that are often less than beautiful. (more...)

Matthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to Edinburgh FringeMatthew Lillard Launches Campaign to Bring American Theatre to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Following in the footsteps of Jennifer Morrison (ONCE UPON A TIME, WARRIOR, HOUSE) and Charlie Carver (TEEN WOLF, THE LEFTOVERS), actor/director Matthew Lillard (SCREAM, THE BRIDGE, THE DESCENDANTS, SCOOBY-DOO) has launched a social media challenge to help bring American theater to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar WarehousePhoto Flash: Zawe Ashton, Michelle Fairley & More in Rehearsal for SPLENDOUR at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

In the opulent drawing room of the Presidential Palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator. She is here to take his portrait. The dictator's wife, her best friend and an interpreter wait with her. Prada shoes, vodka glasses and light fingers tap out the time. He is late, very late… (more...)

Full Casting Confirmed for SUMMER SHORTS 2015 at 59E59 TheatersFull Casting Confirmed for SUMMER SHORTS 2015 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Casting is complete for SUMMER SHORTS 2015 at 59E59 Theaters, produced by Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Director).  (more...)

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