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Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves)

Schedule

1 hour and 50 minutes, with no intermission

Tues through Fri at 7:30pm
Sat at 2pm & 7:30pm
Sun at 2pm & 7pm

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"If. I. Wanted. To. Become. An. Actress. I. Would. Just. Go. Home."



When four lost New Englanders enrolled in Martyís community center drama class experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Annie Bakerís new comedy is a beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.


A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Begins Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Playwrights Horizons presents A Life, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Before Off-Broadway Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced a two-week extension for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows).  Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.   (more...)

Laurie Metcalf & Chris Cooper Will Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Producer¬†Scott Rudin¬†today announced that¬†Lucas Hnath's new play,¬†A Doll's House, Part 2, will come to Broadway next spring in a production directed by Tony Award¬ģ-winner¬†Sam Gold. A wildly inventive new American play that picks up after Henrik Ibsen's most cherished work concludes,¬†A Doll's House, Part 2¬†will boast an all-star cast that features three-time Emmy Award-winner and three-time Tony Award¬ģ-nominee¬†Laurie Metcalf, Academy Award-winner¬†Chris Cooper, Tony Award¬ģ-winner¬†Jayne Houdyshelland two-time Tony Award¬ģ-nominee¬†Condola Rashad. Beginning preview performances at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) on¬†Saturday, April 1, 2017, this 16-week engagement will officially open on¬†Thursday, April 27. (more...)

Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for RANCHO VIEJO, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]).  Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, RANCHO VIEJO will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.    (more...)


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HAMLET Gets Nineties Evangelical Makeover with Bonneville Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Bonneville Theater Company presents a new contemporary take on William Shakespeare's Hamlet, set in a 1990s evangelical charismatic Christian church. (more...)

Lyra Theater to Stage Election-Year Satire THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Lyra Theater presents the U.S. Premiere of Jennifer Wise's translation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in 1941 by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. (more...)

American Repertory Theater Presents the New England Premiere of FINGERSMITH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University begins performances of FINGERSMITH by Alexa Junge, based on the novel by Sarah Waters, directed by Bill Rauch. Performances begin on Sunday, December 4, 2016 and run through Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway Complete the Cast of Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway will join the previously announced Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill in the new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by James Macdonald. (more...)

Heidi Armbruster and More Join Tracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre has announced complete casting for its upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

Lyra Theater's Election-Year Satire THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Lyra Theater presents the U.S. Premiere of Jennifer Wise's translation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in 1941 by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company Presents CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Los Altos Stage Company continues its 2016-2017 season with Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, opening November 18th (with a preview performanceNovember 17th) and running until December 11th at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

TCG Publishes JOHN by Annie Baker
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of John by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker. The play received its world premiere in the fall of 2015 Off-Broadway at Signature Theatre in New York, in a critically lauded, extended run. (more...)

BWW Review: Flawed People Fighting for Connection Appear in Beck's Disappointing BODY AWARENESS
by Roy Berko - Oct 10, 2016

Annie Baker won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in drama for THE FLICK, a thoughtful drama concerning three employees of an art-house movie theatre. (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Due to critical and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their hit world premiere production of A Life, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Opens November 30 at Mile Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Transforming its new theatre space into a 1940's radio studio, the audience is transported to the golden age of radio, as cast members from radio station WMST perform Frank Capra's classic holiday tale of individualism, optimism and community. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse Appoints Associate Artist Wendy Goldberg for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Veteran director Wendy C. Goldberg, who has had a decade-long relationship with the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, will join the Playhouse's Associate Artist program for the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Writers Theatre presents the World Premiere of THE HUNTER AND THE BEAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of The Hunter and The Bear, written by PigPen Theatre Co. and directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co. The production runs December 7, 2016 - January 22, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Continues Tradition of Holiday Classics for the Whole Family with WILDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues it's tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY to Return to Cleveland Play House for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The most popular show in Cleveland Play House history is back just in time for the holidays! A Christmas Story will once again delight Cleveland audiences with its nostalgic tale of little Ralphie Parker and his ultimate Christmas wish. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE Headed to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

BAM presents the acclaimed Royal Court Theatre production of Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone in its US premiere, running February 15-26, 2017. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Continues Season with CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are thrilled to continue Actors Theatre's 2016-2017 Brown-Forman Series with Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, directed by Associate Artistic Director Meredith McDonough. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co. Announces Special Events in Conjunction with Iconic Classic Drama A DOLL'S HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

In conjunction with its upcoming production of A Doll's House the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to A Doll's House, available at huntingtontheatre.org/adollshouse by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre. (more...)

The Theatre School at DePaul University Presents WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present We Are Proud to Present... by Jackie Sibblies Drury, and directed by Erin Kraft on the Fullerton Stage at The Theatre School at DePaul University. The production opens on Friday, February 10, and runs through Sunday, February 19, 2017. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on February 8 and 9 at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits - Jan 30, 2017

Silence Speaking Volumes (more...)

Peninsula Players to Stage Reading of Michael Perry's POPULATION 485
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will host the first of three play readings Monday, February 6 at 7 p.m. when it presents Michael Perry's "Population 485" at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. (more...)

Stars Set for Billy Porter-Helmed TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Presents JOHN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The incomparable Helen Morse (The Aunt's Story) returns to the stage alongside Ursula Mills making her MTC debut in John, the latest highly acclaimed work from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker.  (more...)

Ars Nova and WP Theater Present SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Ars Nova and WP Theater are pleased to present the world premiere of Sundown, Yellow Moon (February 28-April 1), a nighttime play, with songs, by Rachel Bonds, directed by Anne Kauffman (OBIE and Drama Desk Award winner), with songs by the indie-folk duo The Bengsons (Hundred Days) and additional lyrics by Bonds. (more...)

Wendy MacLeod's WOMEN IN JEOPARDY! to Play Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Women in Jeopardy! by Wendy MacLeod, a comedy reviewers have described as 'Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club,' running February 10 - February 25, 2017. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company Presents YELLOW FACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Fresh off its production of the Obie Award-winning Circle Mirror Transformation, Los Altos Stage Company lines up another Obie recipient (2008 for playwriting) with David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face. Yellow Face opens January 26 and runs through February 19 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the popular family musical comedy You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Opening MST's 2nd season in its new space, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown maintains MST's high standards for quality family theatre, and kicks off an eclectic season with a classic musical. (more...)

JOHN, THE NETHER, DISGRACED and More Set for Road Less Traveled Productions' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Road Less Traveled Productions has announced its 2017/18 Season to Buffalo theatergoers! Featuring five full regular season theatrical productions, this season will include Western New York premieres of work never before produced in the Buffalo area. (more...)

Writers Theatre Adds One Week Extension to the World Premiere of THE HUNTER AND THE BEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces an additional week of performances of the World Premiere of The Hunter and The Bear, written by PigPen Theatre Co. and directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co. The production now runs through January 29, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). (more...)

Cast Announced for Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE World Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE PROFANE, the world premiere of a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). Directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at , Exit Strategy, The Revisionist, Asuncion), THE PROFANE will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for THE LIGHT YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, February 6 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of THE LIGHT YEARS. (more...)

Official: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role in HAMLET at The Public Theater This Summer with Keegan-Michael Key and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Hamlet has been added to the downtown summer season, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA Opens Tonight for Now-Extended Run at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls marks his 30th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's (The Flick) adaptation of Uncle Vanya. Uncle Vanya opens tonight and appears for a now-extended run through March 19 in the Owen Theatre. (more...)

Laura Schellhardt's UPRIGHT GRAND Coming to Citadel This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Dad tickles the ivories in a dive. His daughter dazzles in concert halls. In between them, the bittersweet dance of parent and child, present and past, dream and disappointment plays out in the key of life. Upright Grand, by Chicago-based playwright Laura Schellhardt, is wonderfully schmaltzy and boldly exposes emotion with old fashioned charm. (more...)

The Stylish Rhythm of THE ROYALE Closes The Rep's Studio Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis concludes its 2016-2017 Studio Theatre season with The Royale by Marco Ramirez, directed by Stuart Carden. (more...)

BWW Review: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - Feb 1, 2017

I guarantee that you can ask any performer about theatre games, and get completely different answers regarding their enjoyment. It seems as if people either love them or hate them. In Circle Mirror Transformation, that ideology is center stage as five people come together in a community center theatre class. (more...)

Rob Nagle, Nadia Bowers, Christa Scott-Reed and More Announced For New York Premiere Of CHURCH & STATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Producers Charlotte Cohn, Brierpatch Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and SCS Innovations LLC, in association with NewYorkRep and The Telling Company, announced today the complete cast and creative team for the upcoming New York Premiere of Church & State, the critically acclaimed play by Jason Odell Williams. (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016

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Hannah Bos to Bring Spirit of Invention Off-Broadway in THE LIGHT YEARS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company to Stage Philadelphia Premiere of Annie Baker's JOHN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Arden Theatre Company continues its 29th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Annie Baker's JOHN from January 12 through February 26, 2017. (more...)

THE FLICK by Annie Baker Comes to Third Rail in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Set in a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, home to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state, The Flick follows the hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking stories of Sam, Avery and Rose, three mismatched employees. As they sweep up popcorn, bitch about their bosses, and critique the films that play at their ill-attended cineplex, the trio's own funny and fraught dramas play out in the empty aisles. But unlike the films that flicker from the projection booth, these dramas have real-world consequences. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of A DOLL'S HOUSE at Huntington; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

A Doll's House performances begin on January 6, 2017 and run through February 5, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

Iconic Classic Drama A DOLL'S HOUSE to Begin This Winter at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the iconic classic drama A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and directed by Boston favorite Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation at the Huntington). Performances run January 6 - February 5, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

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