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.

Steep Theatre Company to Present THE VANDAL, Opening 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Steep Theatre Company will launch its fourteenth season with the Midwest Premiere of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal, directed by Shade Murray. Steep's production marks the Chicago debut not only of the play, but also of the playwright. While audiences across the nation may be familiar with his extensive credits as an actor on film, television, and stage, The Vandal is Mr. Linklater's playwriting debut. The production opens on Thursday, October 2 at Steep's Edgewater home. (more...)

Working Barn Productions and Bontela Productions' MACBETH Begins 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Working Barn Productions and Bontela Productions will present a six-actor, multimedia look at William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, MACBETH, directed by Peter Richards. MACBETHwill preview on Thursday, October 9 & Friday, October 10 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, October 11 at 8pm and will run through Sunday, November 2 at Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street in Santa Monica. (more...)

Award-winning Author Brad Torgersen Releases New Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Hollywood, CA (more...)

NYTW's SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents the first production of their 2014/15 season, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, based on Ingmar Bergman's film of the same name. English version by Emily Mann and conceived and directed by Ivo van Hove, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE begins previews tonight, September 12, 2014 and officially opens on Monday, September 22, 2014 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 26, 2014. (more...)

GROUNDED, 'Playdate' Series and More Set for BETC's Season Nine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) announced their ninth season last spring. However, with its first opening fast approaching, the company is releasing details on an added production and new programming for parents, young theatregoers and those looking to deepen their theatre experience. (more...)

TCG Publishes Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize Winning Play THE FLICK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Annie Baker's The Flick, the 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play, which will be available in paperback and hardcover, premiered at Playwrights Horizons in New York, NY in 2013 and is slated to receive a commercial run in the near future. (more...)

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...)

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 Picture Book About Aliens is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

New South Wales (more...)

Steep Theatre's 14th Season to Feature Regional Premieres and Directors Jonathan Berrie, Joanie Schultz, and Robin Witt
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Steep Theatre's upcoming Fourteenth Season features a slate of four premieres directed by a lineup of Chicago's hottest directors. Steep Artistic Associates Jonathan Berry, Joanie Schultz, and Robin Witt, who have accounted for some of Steep's most memorable shows in recent years, return home to direct this season. (more...)

ALAN ALDA:YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS to Debut on HBO, 9/16
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, today announces that the next edition of their three-time Emmy-nominated HBO Family Documentary Special will be Alan Alda: YoungArts MasterClass. (more...)

Tina Benko, Arliss Howard, Dallas Roberts & More to Star in NYTW's SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today complete casting for the first production of their 2014/15 season, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, based on Ingmar Bergman's film of the same name. English version by Emily Mann and conceived and directed by Ivo van Hove, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE begins previews on Friday, September 12, 2014 and officially opens on Monday, September 22, 2014 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 26, 2014. (more...)

PORNOLOGUES, With Shorts by David Bar Katz, Rajiv Joseph, Jose Rivera and More, Set for Tonight in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 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. The event is set for tonight, August 4, 2014. Doors open at 6:45PM, performance begins at 7:30PM (more...)

Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced. (more...)

Film Festival Hit PRESIDENT WOLFMAN Available Now on DVD, Watch Trailer Now
by Movies News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Wild Eye Releasing has announced that Mike Davis'President Wolfman is now available to own on DVD following a wildly successful festival run. Since its premiere at the Sydney Underground Film Festival, President Wolfman has been a favorite of audiences and critics alike, with the Huffington Post applauding the filmmakers for delivering 'a candidate both parties can get behind.' President Wolfman has won awards around the country, taking home Best Script at the New Orleans Horror Film Festival and Best Feature at both The Aliens to Zombies Film Festival and Atlanta Horror Film Festival. (more...)

Weston's 78th Season to Conclude with UNCLE VANYA, 8/28-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Best-known for his roles in The Amazing Spider-Man, Royal Pains and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Campbell Scott takes to the Weston Playhouse stage for Anton Chekhov's wistful comedy, Uncle Vanya. Scott is playing the role of Astrov, the forlorn visionary philosopher in this timeless play in which tempers flare and passions are ignited when an aging professor returns with his beautiful young wife to his family's country estate. In an interesting spin, the Weston production is set in contemporary Vermont. This last show of the season is sponsored by the Vermont Country Store and has a limited engagement, August 28 - September 6. (more...)

Film Festival Hit PRESIDENT WOLFMAN Coming to DVD 8/26
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Wild Eye Releasing has announced that Mike Davis' President Wolfman will be available to own on DVD August 26 following a wildly successful festival run. (more...)

OITNB and Stage Star Michael Chernus to Guest on ELEMENTARY This Fall
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Earlier today, EW reported that Michael Chernus (Orange Is the New Black) will appear in a guest-starring role on CBS's ELEMENTARY. (more...)

G V Chillingsworth Releases 'Moonshaker'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Millner, Australia (more...)

Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer Join 92Y's Fall 2014 O'Neill Center Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Join O'Neill Center artistic directors Wendy Goldberg, of the National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, of the National Music Theater Conference, distinguished alumni Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer, and moderator Anne G. Morgan, for a look at the O'Neill's influential role as a theatrical laboratory over the last 50 years. (more...)

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