The Aliens
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Rattlestick Theater (New York, NY)
224 Waverly Place
New York, NY
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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.

At the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2014

Broadway stars might boast the biggest fan-bases, but without their directors, the vehicle driving their talents could easily swerve off the tracks. Keeping the runaway train at bay are season's bold Broadway 'conductors'. Scroll down to learn more about this season's intrepid and imaginative leaders! (more...)

Round House Theatre Sets 2014-15 Season: FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN; RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Round House Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ryan Rilette today announced the lineup of plays for company's 2014/15 season. During the new season, Round House will produce a modern American classic, a new musical, two contemporary comedies, a potent new drama, and a compelling new version of a classic on its Bethesda stage. One production is an American premiere and four productions are D.C. area premieres. (more...)

Boston Court and Rattlestick's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH to Begin Performances 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present Everything You Touch, by Shelia Callaghan, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. Opening night is Saturday, April 12, 2014 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

First Contact Science Fiction "Xenophobia" Audiobook Available on Amazon, iTunes and Audible
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

SciFi Publishing is pleased to announce its newest scifi audiobook, 'Xenophobia', written by bestselling author Peter Cawdron; now available on Amazon, Audible and iTunes. http://amzn.to/1gDtzlu (more...)

BWW Review: New England Premiere of Annie Baker's THE FLICK at Company One Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 3, 2014

Annie Baker takes live theater to the movies in THE FLICK, set in a rundown, second-run Worcester movie house. The audience gets to be like a fly on the wall as the ushers sweep up the detritus and muddle through their existential struggles between shows. Not much happens, but everything changes over the course of three hours. (more...)

David Van Asselt's A FABLE to Begin Performances 5/3 at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 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 Saturday, 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...)

THE OPTIMIST, Starring Chris Bellant, Will Have West Coast Premiere at Elephant Stages, 4/3-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

"The Optimist" by Jason Chimonides and directed by Will Wallace will have its West Coast Premiere at Elephant Stages in Los Angeles on April 3rd. The show will run through April 20th. (more...)

FPTC Presents 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Reel To Reel: double bill with Krapp's Last Tape and The Archives; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. Performances run today, 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. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Cruise in Trailer for EDGE OF TOMORROW
by Movies News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow have released an all-new trailer for director Doug Liman's EDGE OF TOMORROW, starring Tom Cruise. The film opens in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on June 6th. (more...)

Brian Henson Judges New Syfy Competition Series JIM HENSON'S CREATURE SHOP CHALLENGE, Premiering Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Syfy introduces ten hopeful creature designers who have come to Los Angeles with an incredible shared dream: to land a job working in Jim Henson's Creature Shop. The new reality competition series, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, premieres tonight, March 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT following an all-new episode of Syfy's acclaimed Face Off. The eight-episode series provides a fascinating window into the imaginative and wildly creative environment of world-class creature design, fabrication and mechanization. (more...)

Gideon Glick, Michael Laurence, and Tasha Lawrence to Lead Samuel D. Hunter's THE FEW at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, will begin previews Wednesday, April 23 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...)

A Chick & A Dude Productions to Stage THE WHALE, 2/20-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

Samuel D. Hunter's haunting Off-Broadway smash-tragicomedy The Whale will receive its fifth production worldwide in Austin TX-Spring 2014-following successful runs at The Denver Center, Victory Gardens, South Coast Rep, and Playwrights Horizons in NYC. Austin's own A Chick & A Dude Productions will present the show at Hyde Park Theatre (511 W. 43rd St.) Thursdays through Todays, February 20-March 15, 2014. Curtain at 8pm. Tickets are sliding-scale "pick-your-price," $15-$30 ($10-$30 Thursdays.) Discount tickets for $10 good for any show are available to all Active Duty or retired Military, Police, Fire Department, EMS, and Medical Field employees. For more information, tickets or reservations, please visit www.achickandadude.com (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre to Present MUD BLUE SKY, 4/9-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre presents the Chicago Premiere of Mud Blue Sky written by Marisa Wegrzyn and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. The production will feature AROT Ensemble Members Natalie West, Mierka Girten and Kirsten Fitzgerald, and will run April 9 - May 25, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Rattlestick's ODE TO JOY Extends Through April 19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 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, will extend three weeks through Saturday, April 19 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

Rising Phoenix Rep to Present BARN, 3/23-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

After the critical success of its most recent Off-Broadway production, the Lucille Lortel Award winning All the Rage by Martin Moran (produced with piece by piece productions and The Barrow Group), acclaimed company Rising Phoenix Repertory returns to its longtime downtown home with the world premiere of Barn by Charlotte Miller, directed by Michael Padden. The play will be staged for eleven performances only at the Seventh Street Small Stage, where the company has produced new plays site-specifically for eight years in addition to more than 25 fully produced new plays in its lauded Cino Nights series. The production will run from March 23 - April 10, 2014, and features Brian Miskell, Laura Ramadei, and Sanford Wilson. (more...)

Scoop: STAR-CROSSED on THE CW - Monday, February 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jan 29, 2014

Get all the scoop on STAR-CROSSED, airing on THE CW on Monday, February 17, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: STAR-CROSSED on THE CW - Tuesday, February 18, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jan 29, 2014

Get all the scoop on STAR-CROSSED, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, February 18, 2014! (more...)

BWW Features: Art from Chaos at the CTC's 24-HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL
by David De Almo - Jan 28, 2014

The 24-Hour Play Festival is an annual tradition at South Kingstown's Contemporary Theatre Company, where for 9 years, 6 plays are written, cast, staged, teched, and put in front of a live audience in a 24 hour span. I tagged along with one of the productions during this year's festival on January 11th, 2014, to see how it's done. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking THE ALIENS at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Jan 27, 2014

Annie Baker, the 33-year old multi award winning author of The Aliens, now in production at Dobama, is considered by many theatre and literary critics to be one of the freshest and most talented dramatists of this decade. Baker, whose style mirrors that of Anton Chekov, one of the leaders of 20th century modernism, writes realistic characters who emerge in lines that lend themselves to subtle and thoughtful presentation. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

A Chick & A Dude Productions Launches IndieGoGo Campaign to Fund THE WHALE, Running 2/20-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Austin-based A Chick & A Dude Productions recently started an IndieGoGo campaign to fund their upcoming production of Samuel D. Hunter's Off-Broadway smash tragicomedy The Whale. (more...)

Chris Bellant and Sarah Jes Austell to Star in West Coast Premiere of THE OPTIMIST at Elephant Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Chris Bellant (Warner Bros. upcoming "Into the Storm") and Sarah Jes Austell will star in the West Coast Premiere of "The Optimist" by Jason Chimonides at Elephant Stages in Los Angeles from April 3rd to April 20th. (more...)

Scoop: STAR-CROSSED on THE CW - Monday, February 17, 2014
by - Feb 6, 2014

Get all the scoop on STAR-CROSSED, airing on THE CW on Monday, February 17, 2014! (more...)

BACKYARD ALIENS Is Next Novel in Terry Persun's Neil and Mavra Sci-Fi Adventure Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

The latest novel in Terry Persun's Neil and Mavra Sci-Fi Adventure series, BACKYARD ALIENS, pitches the married couple against a government bent on analyzing a pair of aliens, even if The Aliens die during the analysis. (more...)

Works by Sarah Burgess, Max Posner & More Set for Roundabout's Annual Underground Reading Series, 2/24-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the third annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. The series will celebrate seven critically-acclaimed seasons of Roundabout Underground productions. Roundabout Underground Reading Series is a five night event that will include a nightly reading of a new play written and directed by an emerging artist. (more...)

HOUNDS OF WAR to Run 3/21-4/5 at Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Wee Man Productions presents Hounds of War, a gripping new play written by Bill Holland about the a family struggling to hold on as a unit and which asks us to consider the wars we wage within ourselves. Mark Cirnigliaro directs a cast of five, including Christopher LaPanta, Margaret Curry*, Tony Head, Justin Hofstad, and Patrick Massey. Performances will be staged at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10036 from March 21-April 5, 2014. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

Dave Malloy, John Leguizamo & More Receive Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Today, The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work announces that it has selected 18 projects from more than 30 innovative artists for its third Summer Residency Lab. This June, as part of an extraordinary laboratory for collaboration, some of the nation's most prominent and promising writers, directors, and composers will unite at the Theatre's campus in West Berkeley for an intense four-week period to live, dine, and create new plays together. Dozens more local and out-of-town actors and directors will join The Ground Floor process, bringing the number of artists involved close to 100. (more...)

FPTC to Present 'Reel To Reel' Double Bill, 3/27-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 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...)

Tonya Pinkins, Chad Kimball, Max von Essen & More Featured in Roundabout Underground Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Performances begin tonight for Roundabout Theatre Company's third annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. The actors involved in the series include: Pico Alexander, Fred Applegate, De'Adre Aziza, David Aaron Baker, Cassie Beck, Michael Chernus, Diane Davis, Dashiell Eaves, Ryan Eggold, Lisa Emery, Sue Jean Kim, Chad Kimball, Jessica Love, Lizbeth Mackay, Annie McNamara, Alex Mickiewicz, Aaron Clifton Moten, Olivia Oguma, Tonya Pinkins, Paul Pontrelli, Conrad Ricamora, Reg Rogers, Debra Jo Rupp, Campbell Scott and Max von Essen. (more...)

A Chick & A Dude Productions Stage THE WHALE, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Samuel D. Hunter's haunting Off-Broadway smash-tragicomedy The Whale will receive its fifth production worldwide in Austin TX-Spring 2014-following successful runs at The Denver Center, Victory Gardens, South Coast Rep, and Playwrights Horizons in NYC. Austin's own A Chick & A Dude Productions will present the show at Hyde Park Theatre (511 W. 43rd St.) Thursdays through Saturdays, today, February 20-March 15, 2014. Curtain at 8pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

Theatre Horizon to Present CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, 2/20-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Theatre Horizon continues its season with the Philadelphia area premiere of Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation. This Obie Award winning play runs February 20-March 16. Opening night is February 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20-$35. Theatre Horizon is located at 401 DeKalb St. More information can be found at www.theatrehorizon.org or by calling 610.283.2230. (more...)

A Chick & A Dude Productions Launches IndieGoGo Campaign to Fund THE WHALE, Running 2/20-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Austin-based A Chick & A Dude Productions recently started an IndieGoGo campaign to fund their upcoming production of Samuel D. Hunter's Off-Broadway smash tragicomedy The Whale. (more...)

Bryan Cranston to Appear at ALL THE WAY Event 'AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT', 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

The producers of All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, in association with The Exchange, announced today additional participants and a student ticketing policy for AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT: CONVERSATIONS ON ALL THE WAY. This event is a special day-long symposium that offers the public an in-depth exploration of the political and artistic sides of All the Way, the new play about Lyndon Baines Johnson's first year in office, which stars Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad') and is directed by Bill Rauch. (more...)

Public Theater's FUN HOME Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

The Public Theater previously announced that PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, would record and release the original cast recording of the acclaimed Public Theater musical FUN HOME, directed by Sam Gold and featuring music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman are serving as the recording's executive producers. Based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel, FUN HOME was recorded on Monday, December 2 and is being released as a single disc today, February 18, 2014. (more...)

Scoop: STAR-CROSSED on THE CW - Tonight, February 18, 2014
by TV Scoop - Feb 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on STAR-CROSSED, airing on THE CW tonight, February 18, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: STAR-CROSSED on THE CW - Tonight, February 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Feb 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on STAR-CROSSED, airing on THE CW tonight, February 17, 2014! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

Scoop: STAR-CROSSED on THE CW - Tonight, February 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Feb 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on STAR-CROSSED, airing on THE CW tonight, February 17, 2014! (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...)

Boston Court and Rattlestick's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present Everything You Touch, by Shelia Callaghan, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. Opening night is Saturday, April 12, 2014 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Divergent Movie Producer and Best-Selling Author to Release SCAN, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

On May 1st, Putnam will publish SCAN by Walter Jury and Sarah Fine (Putnam; on sale 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...)

THE OPTIMIST, Starring Chris Bellant, Makes West Coast Premiere at Elephant Stages, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

'The Optimist' by Jason Chimonides and directed by Will Wallace will have its West Coast Premiere at Elephant Stages in Los Angeles today, April 3rd. The show will run through April 20th. (more...)

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

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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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