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Almeida Theatre (London, )
Almeida Street London N1 1TA
London,

Schedule

Monday through Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 2:30pm

Time Change:
December 7, January 4 and 11 at 2:30pm
The evening performance on November 17 is at 7pm

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Greg is overheard admitting that his girlfriend Steph is no beauty, but that he wouldn't change her for the world. She is devastated; he can't quite see what heís done wrong. Meanwhile, Greg's best friend Kent alternates between boasting about how gorgeous his wife, Carly, is and chasing after a hot new colleague.



Reasons To Be Pretty examines our perception of beauty and asks whether it is as much of a curse to be conventionally attractive as it is to be considered ugly. This is the final part of Neil LaBute's trilogy about society's obsession with looks following The Shape of Things, which received its World premiere at the Almeida in 2001 and Fat Pig, which was a West End hit in 2008.


BWW Blog: Kellie Williams - 5 Things I Hope to See in REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY
by Guest Blogger: Kellie Williams - Sep 9, 2016

Over the summer I read Reasons to Be Pretty and its companion, Reasons to be Happy by Neil LaBute. I enjoyed both of them, and became very invested in the characters' lives. In honor of this weekend's premiere of the third installment in the series, Reasons to Be Pretty Happy, I thought I would share five things that I hope have happened between the second and third plays. (more...)

VIDEO: Judith Light Talks Doing One-Woman Show ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU: 'It's Really Lonely!'
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The actress talked about her new one-woman Broadway show, ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE. 'It's really lonely,' joked Light about appearing on stage by herself. (more...)

ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, Starring Judith Light, Extends Again at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

MCC Theater has announced a second and final extension -- now through October 23, 2016 -- for All the Ways to Say I Love You, a new play by Neil LaBute, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light in a one-woman tour de force. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MCC Celebrates Opening Night of ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2016

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Photo Coverage: Judith Light Takes Opening Night Bows in ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2016

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ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, Starring Judith Light, Opens Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

MCC Theater presents the first production of its 30th Anniversary Season, All the Ways to Say I Love You, a new play by Neil LaBute, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light in a one-woman tour de force. (more...)

Marin Ireland Will Lead Roundabout Underground's ON THE EXHALE, Directed by Leigh Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce the world premiere of On the Exhale, by Marti?n Zimmerman (Netflix's Narcos), directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Roundabout's Violet). Celebrated Tony Award nominee and Obie Award-winning actress Marin Ireland (Reasons to Be Pretty) will star in this solo play. This is the second play in Roundabout Underground's newly expanded two-play season, following Kingdom Come by Jenny Rachel Weiner this fall. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for New Jersey (more...)

Porch Light Productions Presents: REASONS TO BE PRETTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Join us at Porch Light Theatre in Glen Rock, NJ this fall for Reasons to Be Pretty! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/2/2016 - The Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 2, 2016

This weekend's big news: The Public's free musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT runs this weekend! And a Happy Labor Day to all! (more...)

URINETOWN, EVITA, GOOD PEOPLE and More Set for Lake Worth Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Lake Worth Playhouse has announced its 2016-17 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU with Judith Light Extends at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

MCC Theater has announced a one-week extension-now through October 16, 2016 - for the first production of its 30th Anniversary Season, All the Ways to Say I Love You, a new play by Neil LaBute, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light in a one-woman tour de force. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/10/2016
by - Sep 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/10/2016. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn and Norbert Leo Butz Join Paul Rudd in REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY Reading at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

MCC Theater has added more star wattage to its benefit reading of a new Neil LaBute play, Reasons to Be Pretty Happy: previously announced headliner Paul Rudd will now be joined by Emmy nominee Amber Tamblyn, two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and NYC stage veteran Jennifer Mudge for this one-night-only world premiere developmental reading on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 7:30PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. (more...)

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Finds Cast, Creative Team at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast and creative team of the World Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Lucas Hedges to Star in YEN at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that breakout actor Lucas Hedges -- whose performance opposite Casey Affleck in the film festival favorite Manchester by the Sea, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, is garnering rave reviews ahead of its November 18 theatrical release -- will lead the cast of the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

BWW Review: Despite LaBute, REASONS TO BE PRETTY Is Strong
by Trevor Durham - Oct 25, 2016

Director Daniel Eilola fixes a flawed script to give strong female leads. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for New Jersey (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY and REASONS TO BE HAPPY to Be Staged in Rep for the First Time
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Following Neil LaBute's World-Premiere Reading of the third chapter of his series, Reason to be Pretty Happy, starring Paul Rudd, The Collective Studio LA has announced the first-ever back-to-back performances of LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty and Reasons to be Happy. (more...)

Lake Worth Playhouse Presents REASONS TO BE PRETTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

A love story about the impossibility of love, Reasons to Be Pretty introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance. (more...)

B Street Theatre's Family Series Presents ROBIN HOOD by Playwright Greg Banks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The legendary Robin Hood of yore comes to life on the B Street stage with plenty of sword fighting, wordplay and physical comedy. (more...)

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Begins Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse presents theWorld Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of The Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith will join the previously announced Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

THE BABYLON LINE Author, Director to Continue Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and theatergoers, continues on Thursday, December 1 at 6pm, with THE BABYLON LINE author Richard Greenberg and director Terry Kinney. They will be interviewed by LCT Dramaturg Anne Cattaneo. (more...)

16th Annual THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway Offers Mobile Rush
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today, in collaboration with the theater ticket app TodayTix, the launch of a mobile Rush for its 16th annual flagship event at American Airlines Theater this upcoming Monday, November 14, 2016. The TodayTix mobile Rush will offer $40 tickets to the event. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 31
by Audition Roundup - Jul 31, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 31, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre Present the TRU Producer Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the July Producer Boot Camp Recognizing Commercial Potential: Is This Show Worth Investing In? on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at from 1-5pm  at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. For more details visit http://truonline.org/investor-lab/. (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

Porch Light Productions Presents: REASONS TO BE PRETTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Join us at Porch Light Theatre in Glen Rock, NJ this fall for Reasons to Be Pretty! (more...)

Porch Light Productions Presents: REASONS TO BE PRETTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The following week will be September 30th at 8 pm, October 1st at 2 pm and 8 pm and October 2nd at 2 pm! (more...)

Playwrights Will Contribute to AFTER ORLANDO in Response to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Missing Bolts Productions (Blair Baker & Zac Kline, artistic directors) and NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press (OBIE-winner Caridad Svich, founder) are curating a collection of new plays from noted international playwrights in response the shooting at Pulse Nightclub, June 12, 2016. (more...)

Ilana Becker to Join Company of Fools in New Associate Artistic Director Position
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Company of Fools (COF) is pleased to announce that Ilana Becker has been appointed to the new position of Associate Artistic Director. After conducting a national search that yielded more than 80 qualified applicants, Company of Fools' and Sun Valley Center for the Arts' leadership determined that Becker's expertise and passion for theatre made her the ideal candidate for the position. In her new role, Becker will assist newly promoted COF Artistic Director John Glenn and contribute to The Center's education initiatives and BIG IDEA programs. Glenn, who was recently honored with the 2016 Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, assumed leadership of Company of Fools following the recent departure of his co-artistic director, Denise Simone. (more...)

Pushcart Payers to Bring STONE SOUP...AND OTHER STORIES to Union County PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents "Stone Soup¬Öand other stories" at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 8 at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway NJ. (more...)

NNPN Rolling World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE to Play Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of How to Use a Knife opening January 19, 2017 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through February 12, 2017, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director. (more...)

MCC Theater Seeking Transgender Artists for 2017-18 Season Opener CHARM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

MCC Theater is conducting a casting search for transgender and gender non-conforming performers, as it prepares for the newly announced first show of its 2017-18 Season: the NYC premiere of Charm, a play by Chicago-based, Jefferson Award-winning playwright Philip Dawkins to be directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Will Davis, a transgender artist. (more...)

New Plays by Neil LaBute and More on Tap for La MaMa's 3rd AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

New plays by Neil LaBute, Marta Buchaca and Marco Calvani - leading writers/directors representing contemporary voices in drama in the U.S., Spain and Italy, respectively - will be given their U.S. debuts in the 3rd edition of the ambitious, provocative series of one-act plays, AdA: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR, running Off-Broadway at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St. NYC) with previews starting January 19, 2017 prior to opening January 23. Ada: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR is a unique evening of theater: the three playwrights direct one another's work. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Return to 59E59 Theaters This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring the NYC premieres of short plays by Neil LaBute, Gabe McKinley, Cary Pepper, and Adam Seidel. (more...)

Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL to Play Capital Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Highly regarded as one of Harold Pinter's masterpieces, and winner of the 1979 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, Betrayal has enjoyed several successful productions and revivals around the world since its opening in London in 1978. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's Acclaimed LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL of One-Act Plays Comes to 59E59 Theaters for its Second Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring the NYC premieres of short plays by Neil LaBute, Gabe McKinley, Cary Pepper, andAdam Seidel. Directed by Kel Haney, Michael Hogan, and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Friday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 5.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members).  To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ON THE EXHALE's Marin Ireland & Company Meet the Press!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present the world premiere of On the Exhale, by Martin Zimmerman (Netflix's Narcos), directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Roundabout's Violet). Celebrated Tony Award nominee and Obie Award-winning actress Marin Ireland (Reasons to Be Pretty) will star in this solo play. (more...)

Fat Knight Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE SUMMONING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Critically acclaimed Fat Knight Theatre, who recently produced the hit play ChipandGus at the 2016 FringeNYC and Fringe Encore Series, returns with the second production of their 2016 - 2017 Season. The Summoning, written by Charlotte Ahlin, will have its World Premiere at the Winterfest Theater Festival Competition on January 19th. Ahlin is a recent graduate of Oberlin College and a feature writer for Bustle.com. (more...)

MCC Theater Extends RIDE THE CYCLONE Due To Popular Demand ¬Ė Now Through December 29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced a two-week extension - now through December 29, 2016 - for the New York City premiere of MCC Theater's new musical Ride the Cyclone, the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 7
by Audition Roundup - Aug 7, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 7, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

VIDEO: Judith Light Talks New Play: 'There's Definitely Stage Fright, But There's Also Excitement'
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Today, two-time Tony Award Judith Light spoke with GOOD MORNING AMERICA about about her return to Broadway in a frank discussion about acting, aging and how to recreate yourself. (more...)

Zainab Jah, Alysha Deslorieux and More Cast in MCC Theater's 2016 PlayLabs Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

MCC Theater - which this fall celebrates its 30th Anniversary Season as one of New York's leading Off-Broadway theater companies - has announced the 2016 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights Jocelyn Bioh, MCC Youth Company alum Xavier Galva, Ted Malawer, and Eric Micha Holmes. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 14
by Audition Roundup - Aug 14, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 14, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW TV: What's Neil LaBute's Latest Play All About? Judith Light & Company of ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU Explain!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 13, 2016

This September, MCC Theater will kick off their 2016-17 season with the world premiere of Neil LaBute's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, directed by Leigh Silverman and featuring Judith Light. Previews begin September 6, with opening night set for September 28, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of MCC's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
by Walter McBride - Aug 12, 2016

This September, MCC Theater will kick off their 2016-17 season with the world premiere of Neil LaBute's All the Ways to Say I Love You, directed by Leigh Silverman and featuring Judith Light. Previews begin September 6, with opening night set for September 28, 2016. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Trio of MCC's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
by Walter McBride - Aug 11, 2016

This September, MCC Theater will kick off their 2016-17 season with the world premiere of Neil LaBute's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, directed by Leigh Silverman and featuring Judith Light. Previews begin September 6, with opening night set for September 28, 2016. (more...)

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