First Floor Theater Announces Staff Changes; Sets MATT & BEN, 'AMERICAN POLITICS' & More for 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Heading into its third season, First Floor Theater continues its commitment to visceral acting, immersive design, and collaborative dramaturgy with a new artistic process, refined mission statement and staff changes reflective of this new approach. This new process explores radical collaboration between actors and designers, where all are invited to define the world of the stories we stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DOG SEES GOD from Balagan Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2011

I guess it's just human nature to wonder what became of our beloved childhood icons when they grow up. Owe it to some sense of fictional closure if you must. And such is the subject of Balagan Theatre's season opener "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" by Bert V. Royal and directed by M. Elizabeth Eller as we look at the Peanuts gang as they are allowed to progress beyond their childlike state into angst ridden young adulthood. Unfortunately the current production tends to focus on the angst and not so much on the adulthood. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DOG SEES GOD from Balagan Theatre
by Jay Irwin - Oct 15, 2011

I guess it's just human nature to wonder what became of our beloved childhood icons when they grow up. Owe it to some sense of fictional closure if you must. And such is the subject of Balagan Theatre's season opener "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" by Bert V. Royal and directed by M. Elizabeth Eller as we look at the Peanuts gang as they are allowed to progress beyond their childlike state into angst ridden young adulthood. Unfortunately the current production tends to focus on the angst and not so much on the adulthood. (more...)

First Floor Theater to Stage MATT & BEN, 11/16-12/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

First Floor Theater (FFT) announces the casting of FFT Marketing Director Nora Bingham, with Kate Healy in their season opener Matt & Ben, playing November 16 - December 13 at Collaboraction's Pentagon Theatre in The Flat Iron Arts Building. Tickets forMatt & Ben will be available at http://firstfloortheater.com/. (more...)

Josh Gad Shares Teaser for New FX Series THE COMEDIANS, Co-Starring Billy Crystal
by TV News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

Josh Gad (Frozen, Book of Mormon) turned to social media today to share a teaser for his new FX series THE COMEDIANS, co-starring Billy Crystal (Broadway's 700 Sundays). (more...)

VIDEO: First Promo for FX's THE COMEDIANS Starring Josh Gad & Billy Crystal!
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Below, check out the first official promo for the new FX series THE COMEDIANS, co-starring Billy Crystal (Broadway's 700 Sundays) and Josh Gad (Book of Mormon). The series will premiere in 2015. (more...)

MATT & BEN, EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM & More Set for First Floor Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

First Floor Theater has announced its 2014/15 season, featuring one world premiere, one Chicago premiere and the return of its annual literary festival. (more...)

SATER Presents MY FIRST TIME At Dalls Hub Theater 4/4-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2009

The Shane-Arts Theatrical Ensemble Repertory (SATER) continues their tradition of bringing an exciting premiere to the Fringe and local theater festivals. From their critically acclaimed and hit production of Matt & Ben during the first festival, Transposing Shakespeare in the second, the world premiere of Reason for Referral last year and they will not disappoint with their entry for 2009. (more...)

FX Orders THE COMEDIANS with Billy Crystal & Josh Gad to Series
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

FX has ordered 13 episodes of the comedy series The Comedians, starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. (more...)

Theater Pops Presents MATT & BEN 3/12-14, 19-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2009

Theatre Pops presents Matt and Ben by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers March 12-14 and 19-21 8:00pm, $10/$8 students and seniors Before J-Lo, before Bourne, before Project Greenlight, before anyone cared. When the script for Good Will Hunting drops mysteriously from the heavens, the boys realize they are being tested by a higher power. (more...)

MATT & BEN, Written by Mindy Kaling & Brenda Withers, to Transfer to Davis Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

LL Production Company's production of Matt & Ben, written by Mindy Kaling (The Office) and Brenda Withers, is moving to Davis Square Theatre this spring. After a continuous sold out run at The Riot Theatre in Jamaica Plain, Matt & Ben will play to the larger theater at 255 Elm Street in Somerville on April 8th and 9th at 10pm. Finally Bostonians will have an answer to the question on everyone's mind: 'How did Matt Damon and Ben Affleck write the screenplay for Good Will Hunting?' It fell from the sky, of course! (more...)

Central Square Theater Presents MATT AND BEN this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2011

Central Square Theater presents the gender-bending, Off-Broadway hit about our own hometown boys' rise to fame, Matt & Ben by Mindy Kaling (of NBC's The Office) and Brenda Withers, featuring Marianna Bassham and Philana Mia. M. Bevin O'Gara directs. (more...)

VIDEO: Matt Damon & Ben Affleck in Promo for HBO's PROJECT GREENLIGHT
by Movies News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Project Greenlight is back, and this time, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are searching for the next great director. (more...)

BWW Review: Flying V's MATT & BEN a Hilarious Bromance Satire
by Andrew White - Jun 13, 2016

Director Matt Bassett has a genuine hit on his hands, driven by hilarious performances featuring two actresses-Tia Shearer (Matt) and Katie Jeffries (Ben)-who bounce gleefully off of each other for a one-hour romp. Flying V has been around for a few years, folks, and if you haven't caught them in the act yet, it's high time you got acquainted. (more...)

Central Square Theater Presents MATT AND BEN this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2011

Central Square Theater presents the gender-bending, Off-Broadway hit about our own hometown boys' rise to fame, Matt & Ben by Mindy Kaling (of NBC's The Office) and Brenda Withers, featuring Marianna Bassham and Philana Mia. M. Bevin O'Gara directs. (more...)

Matt & Ben 'Best in Fringe Winner' Hits Miami
by Beau Higgins - Jul 6, 2005

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Central Square Theater Presents MATT AND BEN, Closes7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2011

Central Square Theater presents the gender-bending, Off-Broadway hit about our own hometown boys' rise to fame, Matt & Ben by Mindy Kaling (of NBC's The Office) and Brenda Withers, featuring Marianna Bassham and Philana Mia. M. Bevin O'Gara directs. The press production will end on July 31, 2011. (more...)

Central Square Theater Extends MATT & BEN Thru 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2011

Central Square Theater will extend Mindy Kaling and Brenda Wither's Matt & Ben two weeks through August 14. (more...)

SIDESHOW FRINGE 2015: Byrd & Pryor of MATT & BEN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 15, 2015

In between, there's a plethora of performances and events lined up, including a Sideshow-produced rendition of Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers' Matt & Ben, starring Jenna Pryor and Britt Byrd, directed by Patrick Kramer: a what-might-have-happened comedy that considers how the pair of Boston-bred bros created an Academy Award winning screenplay. (more...)

LL Production Company's MATT & BEN to Tour in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

LL Production Company's production of Matt & Ben, written by Mindy Kaling (The Office) and Brenda Withers, is going on tour this summer. (more...)

STAGEright to Present MATT & BEN, 2/13-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

STAGEright Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming production of Matt & Ben. (more...)

Southeast Asian Premiere of MATT AND BEN Runs this Weekend, 2/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Dulaang Kalay ('The Woman in Black') stages the Southeast Asian premiere of 2002 Best in Fringe (NYC) Matt & Ben, written by Mindy Kaling ('The Mindy Project,' 'The Office') and Brenda Withers ('The Office') from today, February 7, until tomorrow, February 8, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at PETA Theater Center's Studios A and B. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bro-tastic MATT & BEN from STAGEright
by Jay Irwin - Feb 16, 2015

Hollywood icons Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been the butt of many jokes ever since they burst on the scene after winning the Oscar for writing "Good Will Hunting". And one of the high points of that adoring mockery had to be when Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers took it upon themselves to portray their version of the boys' origin story in their hilarious send up "Matt & Ben". And STAGEright's current production also shows respect for the duo even as it pokes fun at them. (more...)

STAGEright Presents MATT & BEN, Now thru 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

STAGEright Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming production of Matt & Ben. (more...)

First Floor Theater to Stage MATT & BEN, 11/16-12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

First Floor Theater (FFT) announces the casting of FFT Marketing Director Nora Bingham, with Kate Healy in their season opener Matt & Ben, playing November 16 - December 13 at Collaboraction's Pentagon Theatre in The Flat Iron Arts Building. Tickets forMatt & Ben will be available at http://firstfloortheater.com/. (more...)

AMI Releases THE LANGSTON SAGA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

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Central Square Theater Extends MATT & BEN Thru 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2011

Central Square Theater will extend Mindy Kaling and Brenda Wither's Matt & Ben two weeks through August 14. (more...)

West of 10th to Present Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers' MATT & BEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Off-Off-Broadway theater company West of 10th announces their premiere production of Matt & Ben by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers. Matt & Ben is opening on August 26th, 2015 for a limited run at the Workshop Theater in midtown. (more...)

MATT & BEN to Return to Davis Square This Summer for One-Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

LL Production Company's production of Matt & Ben, written by Mindy Kaling (The Office) and Brenda Withers, is returning to Davis Square Theatre this summer for its one-year anniversary. (more...)

Syfy Futuristic Spy Thriller INCORPORATED Coming from Matt Damon & Ben Affleck
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Syfy announced today it has greenlit to pilot Incorporated, a futuristic espionage thriller from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Pearl Street Productions, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. (more...)

SATER Presents MY FIRST TIME At Dalls Hub Theater 4/4-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2009

The Shane-Arts Theatrical Ensemble Repertory (SATER) continues their tradition of bringing an exciting premiere to the Fringe and local theater festivals. From their critically acclaimed and hit production of Matt & Ben during the first festival, Transposing Shakespeare in the second, the world premiere of Reason for Referral last year and they will not disappoint with their entry for 2009. (more...)

Ben Affleck & Matt Damon's PROJECT GREENLIGHT to Return to HBO
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

'Project Greenlight,' the documentary series chronicling the search for a first-time director and exploring the filmmaking process, will return to HBO for a new season (more...)

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