The Aliens

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Rattlestick Theater (New York, NY)
224 Waverly Place
New York, NY
Running Time
2 hours, with one intermission
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Monday, Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
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Two angry young men sit outside a Vermont coffee shop and discuss music and Bukowski. When a lonely high school student arrives on the scene, they decide to teach him everything they know. A play with music and shrooms.

Annie Baker has just concluded a highly successful run of her play, Circle Mirror Transformation, at Playwrights Horizons. Her first play, Body Awareness, was produced at the Atlantic Theater Company this past year.

Breaking: ABC Renews 'ONCE', 'S.H.I.E.L.D' & Many More; Orders Rhimes Drama + More!
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2014

ABC Publicity has announced a host of series renewals via Twitter including Castle, Grey's Anatomy, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD & more. (more...)

UPDATE: ABC Cancels Sophomore Comedy THE NEIGHBORS; Nashville Still On the Bubble
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2014

The sophomore comedy The Neighbors has also been axed. (more...)

Rattlestick's THE FEW Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long present the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The official opening night is set for tonight, May 8 at 7pm; The Few is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

COSI Runs Now thru 5/17 at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

WHAT happens when you take a manic depressive, junkie, mute, overeater, doped-up musician, obsessive compulsive and pyromaniac and try to get them to perform a Mozart opera? (more...)

STRANDLINE, RED HANDED OTTER & More Set for Red Orchid Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre announces its 2014-2015 Season to include the US premiere of Abbie Spallen's Strandline directed by JR Sullivan (Faith Healer); the Chicago premiere of Accidentally Like a Martyr by Grant James Varjas, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray (Mud Blue Sky, The Aliens, Abigail's Party); and the Chicago premiere of Red Handed Otter by Ethan Lipton, directed by Ensemble Member Dado (Simpatico). (more...)

VIDEO: Final Trailer for Tom Cruise's EDGE OF TOMORROW
by Movies News Desk - May 30, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow have shared the final trailer for Doug Liman's Sci-fi thriller EDGE OF TOMORROW. (more...)

David Van Asselt's A FABLE Begins Performances Tonight at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

piece by piece productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater will present the world premiere of A Fable, written by David Van Asselt and directed by Daniel Talbott, beginning tonight, May 3 at 7pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The opening night is set for Thursday, May 22 at 7pm. A Fable is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 28. (more...)

Disney XD Announces June Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2014

Disney XD announces June 2014 Programming Highlights (more...)

New Rep and BCAP to Stage Walt McGough's PATTERN OF LIFE, 6/14-29
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces PATTERN OF LIFE by Walt McGough, June 14 through June 29, 2014 at the Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210. PATTERN OF LIFE is co- presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and is directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary. (more...)

TCG Books Releases New Version of Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA by Annie Baker
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, in a new version by Annie Baker. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for The Flick, Baker earned rave reviews for her version of Chekhov's classic drama, which enjoyed its sold-out world premiere at New York's Soho Rep. in 2012. (more...)

Baylor University Theatre Department to Present ON THE VERGE and THE ALIENS, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

School may be out for the summer, but class is in session at the Baylor University Department of Theatre Arts. Graduate students Cason Murphy and Nick Hoenshell are taking on the directorial responsibilities of this year's line-up-Eric Overmyer's On the Verge and Annie Baker's The Aliens-which will run back-to-back for two weekends during starting June 19. (more...)

Scoop: DISTRICT 9 on THE CW - Tonight, May 19, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2014

Get all the scoop on DISTRICT 9, airing on THE CW tonight, May 19, 2014! (more...)

COSI to Run 5/8-17 at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

WHAT happens when you take a manic depressive, junkie, mute, overeater, doped-up musician, obsessive compulsive and pyromaniac and try to get them to perform a Mozart opera? (more...)

New Georges Presents Three World Premieres as Part of JAM ON TOAST Festival, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

New Georges will present World Premiere productions by Kate Benson (2014 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission winner), Krista Knight (Salamander Leviathan at Joe's Pub; Clementine and the Cyber Ducks at Incubator Arts Project), and Caroline V. McGraw (2013 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow) as part of The New Georges Jam On Toast, a brand-new festival featuring work by The New Georges Jam, a 'performance gym' for early-career female playwrights and directors founded in 2010 by Lucy Alibar, Jess Chayes, and Portia Krieger. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for EDGE OF TOMORROW with Tom Cruise
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow have a new trailer Doug Liman's EDGE OF TOMORROW, featuring Tom Cruise. Check it out below! (more...)

Scoop: DISTRICT 9 on THE CW - Monday, May 19, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 1, 2014

Get all the scoop on DISTRICT 9, airing on THE CW on Monday, May 19, 2014! (more...)

Divergent Movie Producer and Best-Selling Author Release SCAN Today
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Today, May 1st, Putnam will publish SCAN by Walter Jury and Sarah Fine (Putnam; on sale today, May 1, 2014; 9780399160653; $17.99), the action-packed collaboration from a producer of the upcoming 'Divergent' film and the bestselling author of the Shadowlands series. MTV's Hollywood Crush has described SCAN as 'a screen-ready series that has Hollywood franchise written all over it.' (more...)

Tom Cruise's EDGE OF TOMORROW is Weekend's #1 Film Worldwide!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' “Edge of Tomorrow” grossed $111.1 million, making it the weekend's #1 film internationally and worldwide. (more...)

Tom Cruises EDGE OF TOMORROW Rises Early in International Openings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' “Edge of Tomorrow,” starring Oscar nominee Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and directed by Doug Liman, has earned an outstanding $33 million at the box office in early international openings (more...)

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company Sets New Play Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) makes an ongoing commitment to new theatrical work, from world premieres to playwright residencies. (more...)

Nick Robinson, Alex Roe to Join Chloe Grace Moretz in Film Adaptation of THE 5TH WAVE?
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) and Alex Roe are in talks to join previously announced star Chloe Grace Moretz in Sony's THE 5TH WAVE, based on Rick Yancey's sci-fi YA novel of the same name. (more...)

Cast Announced for Cole Theatre's Inaugural Production, ECSTASY, Running 8/28-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Mike Leigh connoisseur Shade Murray, who directed the Jeff Award-winning Abigail's Party for A Red Orchid in 2010, will direct Cole Theatre's inaugural production, Mike Leigh's Ecstasy. The production will star Boyd Harris, Maura Kidwell, Layne Manzer, Lauren Pizzi, Michaela Petro and Joel Reitsma. (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season Featuring SEMINAR, OTHER DESERT CITIES & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

ON OUR MAINSTAGE PUBLIC AFFAIRS by A. R. Gurney Directed by Lynda McClary (September 19 to October 12, 2014 - no show on Sunday, October 5th) SEMINAR by Theresa Rebeck (Baltimore Premiere) Directed by Steve Goldklang (November 14 to December 7, 2014) (more...)

Allie Gallerani, Scott Haze and More to Star in THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco; Runs 7/7-8/23 at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, will begin previews July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

Author G. V. Chillingsworth Publishes New 'Thrilling' Novel, 'Moonshaker'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

In G V Chillingsworth's thrilling science fiction novel 'Moonshaker' (published by Trafford Publishing), which is getting a revived marketing push, scientists must rush to save the Earth when the moon is shoved out of its orbit by a meteor strike. (more...)

Chillingsworth's New Science Fiction Novel Answers the Question 'Are We Alone in the Universe?'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

In G V Chillingsworth's thrilling science fiction novel 'Moonshaker,' scientists must rush to save Earth when the moon is shoved out of its orbit by a meteor strike. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 6/6/2014 - 6/6/2014
by BWW - Jun 1, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 6/6/2014 - 6/6/2014! (more...)

THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by James Franco, Begins Tonight at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long previously announced that the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, would begin previews tonight, July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014. (more...)

Swandive Theatre's 5th Annual Veggie Stock Theatre Returns to Corcoran Neighborhood, 8/23-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Swandive Theatre returns to the backyard this summer for the 5th annual Veggie Stock Theatre! The summer play-­reading series, taking place over four Saturdays (Aug 23rd, 30th & Sept 6th, 13th), invites patrons, friends, and neighbors into the Corcoran backyard for a potluck, a play reading, and a discussion. Read by a talented group of professional Minneapolis actors, each of the scripts tell stories that explore magic in the everyday, a hallmark of Swandive Theatre productions. Veggie Stock Theatre prompts conversations with members of Swandive's audience to find out first-­?hand what they enjoy and what they might want to see as a fully staged production sometime in the future. (more...)

Mermaid Sand and Breezy Productions Present PORNOLOGUES, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

Mermaid Sand Productions and Breezy Prodcutions present PORNOLOGUES- An evening of monologues benefitting the upcoming production of All's Well That Ends Happy by Sarah Shaefer. (more...)

Cole Theatre to Present Mike Leigh's ECSTASY, 8/21-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The newly formed Equity Cole Theatre presents its inaugural production, Mike Leigh's Ecstasy, running August 21-September 28 in Old Town. An intensely naturalistic and darkly comic portrait of gloom and joy, violence and romance, Ecstasy is the story of six sharply drawn characters and their struggle against despair one evening in a run-down London flat. The production stars Boyd Harris, Maura Kidwell, Layne Manzer, Lauren Pizzi, Michaela Petro and Joel Reitsma. Mike Leigh connoisseur Shade Murray, who directed the Jeff Award-winning Abigail's Party for A Red Orchid in 2010, directs. (more...)

Sony Pictures Announces Release Date for Action Comedy PIXELS, Starring Josh Gad & Adam Sandler
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus will be released on May 15, 2015. (more...)

First Look - Josh Gad, Adam Sandler & Peter Dinklage Star in PIXELS
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Columbia Pictures has debuted the first photo from from the upcoming alien adventure PIXELS, featuring stars Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater Adds Bathsheba Doran's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX and Nick Jones' VERITE to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the addition of two new plays to its 2014-2015 season: THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX by Bathsheba Doran, to be directed by Sam Gold, which begins previews Thursday, February 5, and opens on Monday, March 2, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; and the LCT3 production of VERITE by Nick Jones, to be directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, beginning Saturday, January 31 through Sunday, March 15, and opening on Wednesday, February 18 at the Claire Tow Theater. (more...)

New Georges to Present Three World Premieres as Part of JAM ON TOAST Festival, 5/14-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

New Georges will present World Premiere productions by Kate Benson (2014 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission winner), Krista Knight (Salamander Leviathan at Joe's Pub; Clementine and the Cyber Ducks at Incubator Arts Project), and Caroline V. McGraw (2013 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow) as part of The New Georges Jam On Toast, a brand-new festival featuring work by The New Georges Jam, a 'performance gym' for early-career female playwrights and directors founded in 2010 by Lucy Alibar, Jess Chayes, and Portia Krieger. (more...)

Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage Join Adam Sandler's PIXELS, Opening Summer 2015
by Movies News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage have joined Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Josh Gad in the cast of Sony Pictures Entertainment'sPixels, which will be directed by Chris Columbus (more...)

THIS to Close Boulder Ensemble Theatre's 8th Season, 5/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

After a season of through-the-roof ticket sales and critical acclaim, the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) now presents the final play of Season Eight. In true BETC style, "This" by Melissa James Gibson is a thought-provoking, heartrending, and laugh-filled examination of some of the most difficult years of our lives. (more...)

Leicester Square Theatre Presents the West End Premiere of ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS, 7/19-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Based on the hugely successful children's book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS will premiere in the West End at Leicester Square Theatre from Saturday 19 July until Sunday 31 August, following a highly acclaimed UK tour. There will be a Gala Press Performance at 2.00pm on Sunday 20 July. (more...)

Photo Flash: Phoenix Theatre's COSI, 5/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

WHAT happens when you take a manic depressive, junkie, mute, overeater, doped-up musician, obsessive compulsive and pyromaniac and try to get them to perform a Mozart opera? The answer is Cosi, the popular Australian play by Louis Nowra showing at Phoenix Theatre this May from the 8th to the 17th. Check below for pictures from the production! (more...)

FIRST LOOK - Tom Cruise Featured in New EDGE OF TOMORROW Banner
by Movies News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow have released a new banner for director Doug Liman's EDGE OF TOMORROW, featuring the film's star Tom Cruise as Lt. Col. Bill Cage. Check it out below! (more...)

COSI to Run 5/8-17 at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

WHAT happens when you take a manic depressive, junkie, mute, overeater, doped-up musician, obsessive compulsive and pyromaniac and try to get them to perform a Mozart opera? (more...)

Rattlestick's THE FEW Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that performances of the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, begin tonight at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The official opening night is set for Thursday, May 8 at 7pm; The Few is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

FIRST LOOK - Emily Blunt Featured in New EDGE OF TOMORROW Banner
by Movies News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow have released a new banner for director Doug Liman's EDGE OF TOMORROW, featuring the film's star Emily Blunt in her role as Rita Vrataski. Check it out below! (more...)

FIRST LOOK - Tom Cruise in New Poster Art for EDGE OF TOMORROW
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow have released a new poster for director Doug Liman's EDGE OF TOMORROW, starring Tom Cruise. Check it out below! (more...)

Rattlestick's ODE TO JOY Ends Extended Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews, the world premiere of Ode to Joy, written and directed by Craig Lucas, ends its run today, April 19 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

G V Chillingsworth Releases 'Moonshaker'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Millner, Australia (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Cruise in New TV Spot for EDGE OF TOMORROW
by - Apr 14, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow have released a new TV spot for director Doug Liman's EDGE OF TOMORROW, starring Tom Cruise. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- LES MISERABLES' Andy Mientus
by BWW Staff - Apr 11, 2014

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Andy Mientus, who is starring as 'Marius' in Les Miserables- currently playing at the Imperial Theatre. (more...)

FPTC to Present 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, 3/27-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run March 27-April 12: Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, with special 4 pm matinees on Sun. Mar. 30, Sun. April 6, and Sat. April 12. Tickets: $20, $15 for students & seniors. Held at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston 02118. For general information, www.fortpointtc.org, 617.750.8900; for advance tickets, call 800.838.3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/582020. (more...)

Firehouse Theatre Sets 21st Season: HAIR, WAIT UNTIL DARK & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Firehouse Theatre has announced Season 21, slated to be one of its most diverse and adventurous seasons yet. Season 21 will feature five remarkable offerings: A Tony and Drama Desk Award winning rock musical, a classic American thriller, a new American Christmas musical, a world premiere play, and an Obie Award winning Off-Broadway hit. (more...)

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