Patrick Marber News

BWW Reviews: WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Evan Henerson - Apr 22, 2014

It may take a few minutes for a viewer to get his bearings within the world of WATER BY THE SPOONFUL. The canvas laid out by playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes stretches from Puerto Rico to San Diego, from Philadelphia to Japan. Characters go by their chatroom handles, and their relationships to each other - even among family members who meet face to face - are complicated and are not immediately made clear. (more...)

TheatreLAB to Stage Patrick Marber's CLOSER, 5/3-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

TheatreLAB is proud to present Patrick Marber's Closer, next month, as the third show in their inaugural season. Closer will be directed by Chanelle Vigue and will be performed at RVA Event Space for a limited engagement, May 3-10. (more...)

Luna Theater to Present Jose Rivera's BRAINPEOPLE, 5/3-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, The Luna Theater concludes its critically acclaimed Once Upon a Time season with the Philadelphia premiere of BRAINPEOPLE by Jose Rivera. Performances run May 3rd through May 24th at the new theater in the Bella Vista neighborhood: 620 S. 8th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147.(between Bainbridge and South Streets) Tickets are $15-$25 and can be purchased by visiting www.lunatheater.org or by calling 215-704-0033. (more...)

Vancouver Opera Presents DON GIOVANNI, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

Audiences be warned: a dangerously attractive aristocrat will be in Vancouver when VO's Don Giovanni hits the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage in just a few weeks. The serial seducer will captivate audiences for five passionate performances only, tonight, March 1 to 9, 2014. Based on the captivating figure of Don Juan, Mozart's treatment is comedic and tragic, complex, and a towering achievement of music and drama. (more...)

TCG Books Publishes Daniel Rosenthal's THE NATIONAL THEATRE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the availability of The National Theatre Story by Daniel Rosenthal, published by Oberon Books (London). Published to mark the National Theatre's 50th anniversary, Rosenthal's meticulously researched volume chronicles the political, architectural and artistic history of London's National Theatre, starting with its 19th-century origins through the inauguration of the National Theatre Company under Laurence Olivier at the Old Vic in 1963 up until the present day with the recent announcement of Rufus Norris as successor to Nicholas Hytner as artistic director. (more...)

Niamh Cusack and Sean Gallagher Star in Sheffield's AFTERPLAY, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Productions of Translations and Afterplay, produced as part of a season of work dedicated to the Irish playwright Brian Friel, will play Sheffield Theatres this spring. (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Presents DON GIOVANNI, 3/1-9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Audiences be warned: a dangerously attractive aristocrat will be in Vancouver when VO's Don Giovanni hits the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage in just a few weeks. The serial seducer will captivate audiences for five passionate performances only, March 1 to 9, 2014. Based on the captivating figure of Don Juan, Mozart's treatment is comedic and tragic, complex, and a towering achievement of music and drama. (more...)

Niamh Cusack and Sean Gallagher to Star in Sheffield's AFTERPLAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Full casting has been announced for the productions of Translations and Afterplay, as part of an upcoming season of work dedicated to the Irish playwright Brian Friel, taking place at Sheffield Theatres this spring. (more...)

New Brooklyn Theater's Site-Specific THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH Plays Now thru 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

New Brooklyn Theater has announced casting today for its site-specific production of Edward Albee's The Death of Bessie Smith at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn. This rare revival will run for eight performances between today, January 9 and 19, 2014. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Brooklyn Theater's Site-Specific THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH, 1/9-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2014

New Brooklyn Theater has announced casting today for its site-specific production of Edward Albee's The Death of Bessie Smith at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn. This rare revival will run for eight performances between January 9 and 19, 2014. Each performance will be followed by talkbacks or panel discussions with leaders in the arts, government, labor, and health. These discussions are intended to raise critical questions about health access, race, class, and the arts in New York. (more...)

ROMEO & JULIET, NO MAN'S LAND and More Set for University of Adelaide Theatre Guild's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

At the Theatre Guild's end of year celebrations held on Thursday 5 December 2013, Chair Ben McCann was delighted to reveal the Guild's 2014 programme, to be presented in the Little Theatre throughout the year: (more...)

Victor Rasuk to Play 'Jose' in FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Film
by Movies News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

According to Deadline, Victor Rasuk has signed on to take on the role of Christian Grey's rival, an 'aspiring photographer and classmate of Anastasia, whose close friendship with the young girl - he'd like it to be more - pits him as rival for her affections with Grey, the wealthy businessman whose warped past leaves him with a need to dominate his partners and unable to accept Anastasia on equal terms.' (more...)

THE WOLVERINE's Mark Bomback to Work on FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Script
by Movies News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mark Bomback, who recently penned THE WOLVERINE starring Hugh Jackman, has signed on to polish the script, originally written by Kelly Marcel. Oscar-nominated Patrick Marber was previously brought on for a once-over. (more...)

Daily Mail Reports Carey Mulligan to Return to West End in CLOSER; Director David Leveaux Says 'Not True'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2013

In the original report, the Daily Mail wrote that a source claimed that the in-demand actress had been offered 'a lot of money' to join the production, with 'advanced negotiations' currently underway. Mulligan and Leveaux previously worked together in 2011's THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY on Broadway. (more...)

Review Roundup: CLOSER, Red Turnip Theater's Maiden Production Venture
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

'Closer,' the 1999 Tony Award nominated play by Patrick Marber, opens Red Turnip's first season, which runs until Today, October 27 at Whitespace (2314 Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Makati City). (more...)

TRUE BLOOD's Luke Grimes Joins FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Cast
by Movies News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Deadline reports that the latest actor to join the film is TRUE BLOOD's Luke Grimes, who will play Christian's adopted brother Elliot. Dakota Johnson will star as 'Anastasia Steele' in the film adaptation of EL James' bestselling, steamy book series. (more...)

Jamie Dornan Replaces Charlie Hunnam in 50 SHADES OF GREY!
by Movies News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

The search is over! Since the news broke that SONS OF ANARCHY's Charlie Hunnam had exited the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY franchise, Universal and Focus have been hard at work to line up a new 'Christian Grey'. Variety reports that ONCE UPON A TIME's sexy sherriff Jamie Dornan, also known for his role on THE FALL, will now star opposite Dakota Johnson as 'Anastasia Steele' in the film adaptation of EL James' bestselling, steamy book series. (more...)

Tony Nominee Billy Magnussen Closes in on FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Lead
by Movies News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE star screen tested on Friday opposite Dakota Johnson and director Sam Taylor-Johnson. Sources suggest that the role of 'Christian Grey' will likely go to Magnussen or THE FALL's Jamie Dornan, after SONS OF ANARCHY's Charlie Hunnam exited the film earlier this month. (more...)

Broadway's Billy Magnussen Being Considered for FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Lead
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

According to E! Online, the Tony nominee and former VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE star is currently being considered to take on the lead role of 'Christian Grey' in the upcoming film adaptation of E.L. James' FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. (more...)

Alexander Skarsgard, Jamie Dornan in Running to Replace Charlie Hunnam in 50 SHADES OF GREY
by Movies News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, execs are revisting former favorites for the role, including TRUE BLOOD's Alexander Skarsgard and THE FALL's Jamie Dornan. Others being considered are Theo James and Christian Cooke. Garrett Hedlund, a one-time front-runner for the role, is now out of play, having signed on for Angelina Jolie's UNBROKEN. (more...)

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