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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.

Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton and Ralf Little Lead DEAD FUNNY Revival at Vaudeville Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 9, 2016

Terry Johnson's "Painfully funny and funnily painful" (The Times) comedy, DEAD FUNNY, returns for a strictly limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre this autumn with Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, In The Club, Humans), Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentleman, Benidorm, Whitechapel), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Cafe), Emily Berrington (The Inbetweeners 2, Humans, 24) and Rufus Jones (W1A, Hunderby, The Casual Vacancy).  (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre's F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Daniella Topol, Artistic Director, opens its week-long mini-festival of free staged readings entitled F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival Saturday, September 10, at 7:00pm with Draw The Circle, written and performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. And it's free. (more...)

BWW Review: Alien Charades in Gilded Armor in Forward Flux's THE WEDDING GIFT
by Amelia Reynolds - Sep 28, 2016

What do you get when you cross a science fiction slavery parable with a game of charades? You get Forward Flux's production, 'The Wedding Gift' by Chisa Hutchinson. (more...)

New Theatre Company Announces Daring Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

BetweenTheLines Theatre, the newest theatre company to hit Missoula, MT, is honored to present award-winning, critically lauded contemporary scripts in its inaugural 2016-2017 season. BetweenTheLines will be housed at The Roxy Theatre, engrained in the heart of the Missoula arts community. (more...)

Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Katherine Kovner and Producing DirectorRoberta Pereira, extends the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's The Wolves to September 29. (more...)

Jobsite Theater Presents Steve Martin's THE UNDERPANTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 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. (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®-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®-nominee Laurie Metcalf, Academy Award-winner Chris Cooper, Tony Award®-winner Jayne Houdyshelland two-time Tony Award®-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...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016


Redline Productions Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

After two successful years of operation at the intimate 63-seat Old Fitz Theatre, welcoming more than 32,000 people to 65 different shows, Red Line Productions have planned an even bigger season for 2017. Becoming known as a space which sees actors and creatives making brave and exciting choices and creating high-quality theatre, Red Line Productions has programmed ten main stage plays that will require more fearlessness and honesty from artists and audiences. (more...)

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...)

MY NAME IS GIDEON Finds New Home After Walkerspace Closure
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

All For One Theater (AFO) has announced that Gideon Irving will indeed make his American stage debut with his new solo show My Name Is Gideon: I'm Probably Going To Die, Eventually which now opens Thursday, November 17th at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place). (more...)

Mike Daisey's THE STORY OF THE GUN to Fire at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater will present Mike Daisey's provocative new monologue The Story of the Gun for three performances only, Thursday through Saturday, November 3 through 5, at 8:00pm at the Rattlestick, at 224 Waverly Place. (more...)

Big-Screen Blockbuster SPACE JAM to Bounce Back Into Movie Theaters This November
by Movies News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Tune Squad will face off against the Monstars and movie fans will journey back to the '90s when Michael Jordan's big-screen blockbuster “Space Jam” comes back to big screens nationwide for two special days. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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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