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Rattlestick Theater (New York, NY)
224 Waverly Place


2 hours, with one intermission

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.

ORSON'S SHADOW to Run 11/25-12/19 at Planet Ant
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

he thought provoking drama Orson's Shadow by Austin Pendleton will debut at Planet Ant November 25 with performances through December 19. Tickets ($10-$20) are on sale now at A complete performance schedule follows this release. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Salt Lake City (more...)

Playwrights Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Dominique Morisseau, Annie Baker and David Henry Hwang Discuss Steinberg Award
by Michael Dale - Nov 12, 2015

Playwrights Talk about the importance of grants and awards for young writers. (more...)

Daniella Topol Named New Artistic Director of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has appointed director Daniella Topol its new artistic director, succeeding David van Asselt, the leader of the organization since its founding in 1994. (more...)

New York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm is pleased to announce its 2016-17 10th anniversary season. Over the past decade, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and worked to introduce new initiatives to expand its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

A Red Orchid Extends Ike Holter's SENDER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre adds six performances to the run of the world premiere of Sender by Ike Holter, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. Featuring Ensemble Member Steve Haggard, the cast of Sender also includes McKenzie Chinn, Mary Williamson and Steven Wilson. The extension includes Saturday matinees as well as additional weeknight performances. Sender will now run through June 4, 2016. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. Tickets to extension performances go on sale Thursday, May 12, 2016.   (more...)

INNVER VOICES to Play Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Don't Look Away in association with Red Line Productions at the Old Fitz is presenting Louis Nowra's Inner Voices. This marks the first time the play will be presented in Sydney since its premiere almost four decades ago at the Nimrod Theatre in a production directed by John Bell and featuring Tony Sheldon, Jane Harders, Bill Conn and Robert Alexander. (more...)

Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's THE DIVINE SISTER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of THE DIVINE SISTER, the hilarious comic homage to nearly every Hollywood nun film ever made, by the divine high priestess of camp Charles Busch and directed by Shade Murray. (more...)

Netflix & BBC Worldwide North America Order Season 2 of Orignal Series SCROTAL RECALL
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Today, Netflix, the world's leading internet television network, and BBC Worldwide North America, the commercial arm of the BBC, have announced a deal that sees Netflix commission and debut globally season two of the Netflix original series SCROTAL RECALL. (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Becomes Her Worst Self as Everything is 'Falling' Apart
by Nicole Ackman - Mar 14, 2016

Superhero? More like supervillain. On this week's episode of SUPERGIRL, Kara gets turned into the worst version of herself and everyone from Cat Grant to James to Alex has to deal with the consequences. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Open Next Month at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 Season continues April 8 with MR. BURNS, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn, with a score by Michael Friedman and lyrics by Anne Washburn. Directed by A. Nora Long, the production also features music director Allyssa Jones and choreographer Yo-El Cassell. MR. BURNS runs through May 7, 2016, with the official opening slated for April 10. (more...)

Comedy Central's Psychedelic Animated Series TRIPTANK Returns 6/20
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Summer's here and it's time for some mind-bending animation to kick it off as Comedy Central's psychedelic animated series TRIPTANK returns with ten all-new episodes beginning Monday, June 20 (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jeff Goldblum & More Star in INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE
by Movies News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Below, check out a first look at INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE, hitting theaters and IMAX later this month. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 6/24/2016 - 6/24/2016
by BWW - Jun 19, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 6/24/2016 - 6/24/2016! (more...)

Sony Classical to Release Independence Day: Resurgence Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Available Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of Independence Day: Resurgence Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring music by Thomas Wander and Harald Kloser. The soundtrack will be available digitally on June 17 and on CD July 1. Independence Day: Resurgence will arrive in theatres nationwide on Friday, June 24. Directed by Roland Emmerich, the film stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Travis Tope, William Fichtner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Judd Hirsch, Jessie Usher, Brent Spiner and Vivica A. Fox. (more...)

ALBATROSS Opens This Month at Gloucester Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company continues the 37th season of producing professional theater on Cape Ann with Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett's Albatross opening on June 16 and running through July 3 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

Playwrights Realm to Present Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm will kick off its 2016-17 10th anniversary season with the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's The Wolves. Directed by Lila Neugebauer and featuring a company of ten female actors, DeLappe's award-winning debut play will be presented at The Realm's new home for the season The Duke on 42nd Street, August 29-September 24, 2016. (more...)

MTC Announces Casting for DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016


Cast, Creatives Set for THE WOLVES Premiere at Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's THE WOLVES. (more...)

Hollywood Reporter Premieres Groundbreaking New Animated Series STAN LEE'S COSMIC CRUS
by TV - On the Road - Jul 19, 2016

The Hollywood Reporter, the entertainment industry's flagship media brand, today announced the Tuesday July 19th premiere on of the new action-adventure, comedy series, Stan Lee's Cosmic Crusaders, from Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment and Genius Brands International (more...)

BWW Review: Banal Conversation with No Plot in ReAct's THE ALIENS
by Jay Irwin - Jul 19, 2016

I'm seriously starting to believe that Annie Baker thinks she gets paid for her plays based on how long they are. Furthermore she finds the banal conversations of random people fascinating. She must as once again we have a play from Ms. Baker, this time from ReAct Theatre with "The Aliens", with little to no story and jam packed with lengthy pauses. (more...)

Planet Ant to Present ONE CAT AWAY FROM SIXTY-ONE, 1/15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Planet Ant is proud to present One Cat Away From Sixty-One January 15-30,  directed by 2015 Box Fest Detroit winner Tricia Turek. Tickets ($10) are on sale now at A complete performance schedule follows this release. (more...)

Steppenwolf's Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK Begins in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Flick. Under the direction of Dexter Bullard, who also directed the Chicago premiere of Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, the cast features Danny McCarthy, Caroline Neff and Travis Turner as the three hapless employees of The Flick movie house. Previews begin February 4 (opening night is February 14; press performances are Saturday, February 13 at 3pm and Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30pm) and runs through May 8, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($20 - $89) are available through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), 312-335-1650 and (more...)

Sprout Launches First Original Series of 2016, FLOOGALS
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's 24-hour preschool network, is launching FLOOGALS, its newest original series. (more...)

Jean Neff Guthrie Releases MYSTICAL ARIA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

On February 8th, author Jean Neff Guthrie, resident of the metro Atlanta area, releases 'Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen,' a young adult science-fiction novel about a psychic girl who entices spiritually advanced aliens to visit her in Virginia Beach. A 2013 HuffPost/YouGov poll reported that 50 percent of Americans surveyed believe in some form of life on other planets. Among them, 45 percent said that aliens have visited Earth. (more...)

IVANOV, Hugo Weaving, MATILDA Top 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards; Winners List!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

At a star-studded ceremony today 18 January 2016, the winners of the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced, with a record 36 Awards presented, shared between 19 productions which played in Sydney during the calendar year of 2015. Over 350 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the auditorium at Paddington RSL to celebrate the best of Sydney theatre. Scroll down or click HERE for the full list of winners! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS 2015 Winners Announced
by Jade Kops - Jan 18, 2016

The Sydney's Theatre community gathered at the 2015 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS tonight for the 11th annual celebration of the best of the past year's work as judged by The Sydney Reviewers. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 1/4 - 1/8
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' January 4 – January 8?. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its critically-acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated, directed by Ensemble Member Dado. The Mutilated will now run through March 13, 2016. The Mutilated features Ensemble Members Lance Baker, Jennifer Engstrom, Mierka Girten, Steve Haggard, Shade Murray, Doug Vickers and Natalie West with Ciera Dawn, Jennifer Glasse, Roy Gonzalez, Mario Hernandez, Morgan Maher, Lauren Vogel and Dominque Worsley. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

Planet Ant to Present Annie Baker's THE ALIENS, 2/12-3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Planet Ant is proud to bring The Aliens, a play with music by the esteemed American playwright Annie Baker, to Detroit for the first time February 12 - March 5. Tickets ($10 -$20) are on sale now at A complete performance schedule follows this release. (more...)

A Red Orchid Sets SENDER World Premiere Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

?A Red Orchid Theatre concludes its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere of Sender by Ike Holter, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. Featuring Ensemble Member Steve Haggard, the cast of Sender also includes McKenzie Chinn, Mary Williamson and Steven Wilson. Sender will run April 14 - May 29, 2016. The press opening for Sender is April 18, 2016 at 7 p.m. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

In contrast to classic science-fiction novels, Robert Kriete's newly released book, Alien Mysteries: The Earthling, puts an original spin on an old plot: the typical conflict between humans and alien beings on our planet. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016: GNOMES VS ALIENS Is A Musical Tale of Life At The Bottom Of The Garden
by Barry Lenny - Feb 25, 2016

An attempted alien invasion of Earth is faced by a group of very badly-behaved garden gnomes. (more...)

Rattlestick's Sixth Annual F*CKING GOOD PLAYS FESTIVAL Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announces the 2015 F*ck!ng Good Plays (festival, VI). The festival, to be presented at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place - off 7th Avenue South between West 11th & Perry Streets) will begin Saturday, December 5th, and continue thru Saturday, December 20th. The festival will kick off with readings of new plays by today's hottest playwrights! Playwrights include: Keith Josef Adkins, Dan Aibel, Dipika Guha, Mary Hamilton, Basil Kreimendahl, Laura Marks, Lucy Thurber, and Emily Zemba. The festival will then continue with Rattlestick's annual Theater Jam ending with a workshop production of Daniel Talbott's play, What Happened When. (more...)

2015 Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2015

Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2015, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday January 18, 2016 at 6pm at the Paddington RSL. (more...)

Will Pullen and More Lead Workshop of Daniel Talbott's WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, a workshop production written and directed by Daniel Talbott, will play for one week begining tonight, December 15, at 7pm. Produced in association with {Your Name Here}, the workshop will play Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place). (more...)

Will Pullen and More to Lead Workshop of Daniel Talbott's WHAT HAPPENED WHEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, a workshop production written and directed by Daniel Talbott, will play for one week begining Tuesday, December 15, at 7pm. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look- Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, and More in INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE Trailer
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

The first trailer for the long-awaited INDEPENDENCE DAY sequel, INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE has been released. Starring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman, the film will hit theatres in summer 2016. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

ORANGE JULIUS, F*CK~NG GOOD PLAYS Fest and More Set for Rattlestick's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announces mainstage picks for the upcoming season and a weeklong September mini-festival of free staged readings entitled F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® unveiled its virtual reality selections for POP VR. Curated to create intimate immersive experiences, the five projects celebrate the evolution of storytelling through innovative and visionary works. (more...)

4th Wall Theatre Kicks Off 2016-17 Season With TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th  with Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West-a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to 'be a man.' Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.  In its world premiere, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that True West is "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic.  If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius-the ability to make you think your watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Steve Martin's THE UNDERPANTS at Jobsite Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Jobsite begins their 2016-17 season with comedian-writer-actor-director-playwright-banjo master Steve Martin's adaptation of the classic German farce originally Die Hose. The Underpants plays Sep. 9 - Oct. 2, 2016, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. Scroll down for a peek at the cast in character! (more...)

THIRTY-THREE to Play Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

In a brand new initiative Red Line Productions will be activating the second level of the Old Fitz Hotel as a performance space for immersive theatrical experiences for just 30 Audience members a night. The first Red Line Upstairs show will be 33, by Michael Booth and Alistair Powning in association with Cathode Ray Tube. (more...)

Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre Presents World Premiere of GIRLS LIFE Opens This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre's latest production of 'Girls Life' is a raucous comedy by the company's critically acclaimed Artistic Director Grant McGowen, about finding love in today's big cities. The new play will feature more than a handful of Atlanta's brightest young talents and will open this September, under the direction of Michelle Pokopac and McGowen. (more...)

Selfies and Sexting on the Old Fitz Stage in Australian Premiere of 4 MINUTES 12 SECONDS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Outhouse Theatre Company, in association with Red Line Productions, returns to the Old Fitz Theatre to present the Australian Premiere of the Olivier Award nominated play 4 Minutes 12 Seconds by James Fritz. After a highly successful season of The Aliens in 2015 that received rave reviews and three Sydney Theatre Awards nominations, the same creative team will reunite to stage "a morally terrifying drama for the age of the selfie and sexting" (London Evening Standard). (more...)

by Keith Waits - Aug 1, 2016

Anger, Anxiety, & Strangeness (more...)

Michael Socha and Tamla Kari to Lead THIS IS LIVING at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Following a critically-acclaimed Edinburgh production in 2014, THIS IS LIVING by award-winning debut play by Liam Borrett, starring Michael Socha (E4's The Aliens, This is England, Being Human) and Tamla Kari (BBC's The Musketeers, The Inbetweeners Movie, Versailles (Donmar)) is a poignant and relatable exploration of what it means to say goodbye. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Inspired by the notion that another space-time dimension exists beyond this one, author Kamille Zaiter reveals a gripping story in his new book. Written in an attempt to reconcile religious teachings with the logical scientific teachings, 'Aliens from the Fifth Space-Time' (published by Xlibris AU) takes readers on an unforgettable journey that highlights the power of science, stressing that what it encompasses is superior to other ideologies when it comes to finding solutions to the problems that confront humanity, and also, when it comes to revealing cosmic truths. (more...)

Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre to Present LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre has become a go-to theatre for sexy, edgy, new plays and their latest production of THE WAY WE GET BY is sure to be just that. It's a romantic comedy by Neil LaBute about love, lust and the whole darn thing. (more...)

Tangent Theatre Announces CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION As Spring Main Stage Show
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2016

Tangent Theatre Company, based in their intimate Carpenter Shop Theater in Tivoli, announces their Spring 2016 main-stage production: the award-winning Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker. Set in a small Vermont town, the story centers around a local acting class and the truths revealed as the group's time together unfolds. In addition to the featured female playwright, the show will spotlight a wide range of female talents: three acting artists, the director, producer, set and lighting designers, wardrobe supervisor and house manager are all established women in the field. (more...)

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