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Lucille Lortel Theatre (New York, NY)
121 Christopher St (between Hudson & Bleeker Sts)

Schedule

2 hours and 15 minutes with 1 intermission

Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm
Sunday at 3pm

Wednesday, 6/25 and 7/2 at 2pm
Monday, 6/30 at 7pm

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MCC Theater presents the world premiere of Neil LaBute's bristling new comic drama reasons to be pretty.



America's obsession with physical beauty is confronted headlong in this brutal and exhilarating new play. In reasons to be pretty, Greg's tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhanded remarks about a female coworker's pretty face (and his girlfriend's lack thereof) get back to said girlfriend. But that's just the beginning.

BWW Blog: Kellie Williams - 5 Things I Hope to See in REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY
by Guest Blogger: Kellie Williams - Sep 9, 2016

Over the summer I read reasons to be pretty and its companion, Reasons to be Happy by Neil LaBute. I enjoyed both of them, and became very invested in the characters' lives. In honor of this weekend's premiere of the third installment in the series, reasons to be pretty Happy, I thought I would share five things that I hope have happened between the second and third plays. (more...)

Marin Ireland Will Lead Roundabout Underground's ON THE EXHALE, Directed by Leigh Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce the world premiere of On the Exhale, by Marti?n Zimmerman (Netflix's Narcos), directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Roundabout's Violet). Celebrated Tony Award nominee and Obie Award-winning actress Marin Ireland (reasons to be pretty) will star in this solo play. This is the second play in Roundabout Underground's newly expanded two-play season, following Kingdom Come by Jenny Rachel Weiner this fall. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/2/2016 - The Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 2, 2016

This weekend's big news: The Public's free musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT runs this weekend! And a Happy Labor Day to all! (more...)

URINETOWN, EVITA, GOOD PEOPLE and More Set for Lake Worth Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Lake Worth Playhouse has announced its 2016-17 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU with Judith Light Extends at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

MCC Theater has announced a one-week extension-now through October 16, 2016 - for the first production of its 30th Anniversary Season, All the Ways to Say I Love You, a new play by Neil LaBute, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Judith Light in a one-woman tour de force. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/10/2016
by - Sep 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/10/2016. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn and Norbert Leo Butz Join Paul Rudd in REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY Reading at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

MCC Theater has added more star wattage to its benefit reading of a new Neil LaBute play, reasons to be pretty Happy: previously announced headliner Paul Rudd will now be joined by Emmy nominee Amber Tamblyn, two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and NYC stage veteran Jennifer Mudge for this one-night-only world premiere developmental reading on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 7:30PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. (more...)

Arthur Miller's THE PRICE Will Arrive on Broadway Next Spring; Steppenwolf's Terry Kinney Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf co?founder Terry Kinney. (more...)

Charles Dorfman, Carley Stenson & More to Star in Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S) at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following their debut production Miss Julie, Buckland Theatre Company has today announced casting for Some Girl(s). Written by multi Tony Award nominated Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) will be Buckland's first play in PARK90 at the Park Theatre, London which will be the company's home in 2016. Some Girl(s) will play 14 July - 6 August with a press night on 19 July. (more...)

MCC Theater to Host World Premiere Reading of Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

MCC Theater will present a world premiere reading of a new Neil LaBute play-the third in his 'Reasons' trilogy-entitled reasons to be pretty Happy. The one-night-only reading, to be held on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, will benefit the nonprofit's robust education and playwright development programs. Casting will be announced at a later date. For more info, visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

Billie Piper to Star in Modern Adaptation of YERMA at the Young Vic
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

Stage and screen star Billie Piper has signed on for a modern adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca's YERMA, running this summer at the Young Vic from July 28 to September 24, 2016. (more...)

Heather Provost Named Producing Director of Hollywood's Blank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Heather Provost has been named The Blank Theatre's new Producing Director, it was announced today by Daniel Henning, Founding Artistic Director and Noah Wyle, Artistic Producer. (more...)

MCC Theater Will Break Ground on New Performance Space Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that it will break ground on its first permanent home on March 22, 2016. Set to open in 2018, the space will unite MCC's diverse roster of programs under one roof for the first time in the company's three-decade history. The new facility will also allow MCC to expand its programming and establish it as a cultural anchor within the Clinton neighborhood. One of New York's leading nonprofit Off-Broadway companies, the institution fosters the dynamic exchange of ideas between artists, audiences, and young people through its productions of world, American, and New York premiere plays and musicals, a robust playwright development initiative, and one of the nation's leading arts education programs. (more...)

Rattlestick Extends IRONBOUND New York Premiere, Starring Tony Nominee Marin Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater have announced a two-week extension to the limited engagement of IRONBOUND at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place). Previously set to end on Sunday, April 10, the production - which opened on Wednesday, March 16 to widespread critical acclaim - will now play its final performance on Sunday, April 24, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at REASONS TO BE HAPPY's UK Debut at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Neil LaBute's romantic comedy REASONS TO BE HAPPY, directed by Michael Attenborough and a companion piece to reasons to be pretty. The production is currently in previews, with press night set for 24 March 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for UK Debut of Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE HAPPY at Hampstead
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Neil LaBute's romantic comedy REASONS TO BE HAPPY, directed by Michael Attenborough and a companion piece to reasons to be pretty. The production previews from 17 March 2016, with press night set for 24 March 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Soho Rep Announces Cast of REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, presents the U.S. premiere of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by award-winning British playwright Alice Birch. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the American premiere is directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, 30, with both rigor and a playful spirit, and features Daniel Abeles, Molly Bernard, Eboni Booth and Jennifer Ikeda. The production introduces American audiences to Birch, 29, who was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2012 and 2015 and is a co-winner of the 2014 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright. (more...)

TheatreWorks New Milford to Host Free Staged Reading of REASONS TO BE PRETTY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

On Thursday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m., TheatreWorks New Milford will present a free staged reading of Neil Labute's comedy-drama, reasons to be pretty. The evening will open with a wine and cheese reception at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Soho Rep Extends REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

In response to popular demand and three weeks before performances begin, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the U.S. premiere of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. to May 15. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/12/2016
by - Mar 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/12/2016. (more...)

TheatreSquared to Present RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The acclaimed modern comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, will take the stage at TheatreSquared beginning March 31. Sparks fly in this 'intensely smart, immensely funny' (The New York Times) new comedy. (more...)

The Studio at Long Beach Playhouse Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The Studio at Long Beach Playhouse continues to push the envelope with a lineup of five disparate plays that all have something to say.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Publicity Images Released for Neil LaBute's SOME GIRL(S) at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

Today, Buckland Theatre Company have released publicity images for SOME GIRL(S), their first play in PARK90 at Park Theatre. Written by multi Tony Award-nominated Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) will play 14 July - 6 August with a press night on 19 July. Tickets are on sale at www.parktheatre.co.uk (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Host Conversation with Broadway Producer Bradley Reynolds
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis will be hosting a fascinating community conversation featuring Bradley Reynolds, Producer of the Broadway smash Hand to God, and Bryan Fonseca, Producing Director of the Phoenix Theatre.  This unique event will reveal the methods and effort required to produce a hit Broadway show, the process of recapturing that success regionally, and the remarkable journey from one venue to the other. This community conversation will take place directly following the performance of Hand to God on Sunday, June 26, 2016, on the Livia and Steve Russell Stage. The community conversation is free of charge. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks for Orange County/Costa Mesa!
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 3, 2016

Yes, Summer in Orange County, California is often marked with escalating temperatures, the Laguna Beach Arts festival, and heavy beach traffic, but you can still escape the heat by jumping into an air-conditioned theater... where O.C. theaters are still buzzing with excitement (except those that have ended their season). Everywhere from Costa Mesa and Fullerton to Santa Ana and Irvine (and even our county-line neighbors in La Mirada and Long Beach), there are lots of stage goodies to fill your live theater cravings. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/29/2016 - EUGENIUS! in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 29, 2016

Today's big news: Warwick Davis and more lead EUGENIUS! in London tonight, and Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR hits the recording studio! (more...)

Paul Rudd to Headline Reading of Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

MCC Theater has announced that its previously announced benefit reading of a new Neil LaBute play, reasons to be pretty Happy, will be led by star of stage and screen-and frequent LaBute collaborator-Paul Rudd, who previously worked with LaBute on the critically acclaimed play, The Shape of Things in both New York and London as well as the film adaptation.  He also starred on stage in LaBute's bash - in New York and Los Angeles. (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the full cast and creative team for THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz. The production will run June 28 - July 24. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 31
by Audition Roundup - Jul 31, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 31, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre Present the TRU Producer Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the July Producer Boot Camp Recognizing Commercial Potential: Is This Show Worth Investing In? on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at from 1-5pm  at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. For more details visit http://truonline.org/investor-lab/. (more...)

Porch Light Productions Presents: REASONS TO BE PRETTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Join us at Porch Light Theatre in Glen Rock, NJ this fall for reasons to be pretty! (more...)

Porch Light Productions Presents: REASONS TO BE PRETTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The following week will be September 30th at 8 pm, October 1st at 2 pm and 8 pm and October 2nd at 2 pm! (more...)

Playwrights Will Contribute to AFTER ORLANDO in Response to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Missing Bolts Productions (Blair Baker & Zac Kline, artistic directors) and NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press (OBIE-winner Caridad Svich, founder) are curating a collection of new plays from noted international playwrights in response the shooting at Pulse Nightclub, June 12, 2016. (more...)

Tony Nominee Carrie Coon Tapped for Lead Role in FARGO Season 3
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Tony nominee Carrie Coon will soon join Ewan McGregor in the third season of FX's hit anthology series FARGO, according to TVLine. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/27/2016
by - Feb 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/27/2016. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of SMOKEFALL by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. SMOKEFALL will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), opening tonight, February 22, for an extended run through March 20, 2016. (more...)

Tony Nominee Marin Ireland to Star in New York Premiere of IRONBOUND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Rattlestick Playwright's Theater and Women's Project Theater have announced that Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland (reasons to be pretty) will star in the New York premiere of IRONBOUND by Martyna Majok (Petty Harbor). (more...)

LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA and WILD to Premiere at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Hampstead Theatre today announces two world premieres for the Main Stage, LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA by Howard Brenton and WILD by Mike Bartlett. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 7
by Audition Roundup - Aug 7, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 7, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

VIDEO: Judith Light Talks New Play: 'There's Definitely Stage Fright, But There's Also Excitement'
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Today, two-time Tony Award Judith Light spoke with GOOD MORNING AMERICA about about her return to Broadway in a frank discussion about acting, aging and how to recreate yourself. (more...)

Zainab Jah, Alysha Deslorieux and More Cast in MCC Theater's 2016 PlayLabs Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

MCC Theater - which this fall celebrates its 30th Anniversary Season as one of New York's leading Off-Broadway theater companies - has announced the 2016 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights Jocelyn Bioh, MCC Youth Company alum Xavier Galva, Ted Malawer, and Eric Micha Holmes. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 14
by Audition Roundup - Aug 14, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 14, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW TV: What's Neil LaBute's Latest Play All About? Judith Light & Company of ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU Explain!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 13, 2016

This September, MCC Theater will kick off their 2016-17 season with the world premiere of Neil LaBute's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, directed by Leigh Silverman and featuring Judith Light. Previews begin September 6, with opening night set for September 28, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of MCC's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
by Walter McBride - Aug 12, 2016

This September, MCC Theater will kick off their 2016-17 season with the world premiere of Neil LaBute's All the Ways to Say I Love You, directed by Leigh Silverman and featuring Judith Light. Previews begin September 6, with opening night set for September 28, 2016. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Trio of MCC's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
by Walter McBride - Aug 11, 2016

This September, MCC Theater will kick off their 2016-17 season with the world premiere of Neil LaBute's ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, directed by Leigh Silverman and featuring Judith Light. Previews begin September 6, with opening night set for September 28, 2016. (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...)

Sellersville Theater to Stage STONE SOUP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Sellersville Theater 1894 in Sellersville PA will present Pushcart Players in 'Stone Soup and other Stories' on from Tuesday, May 3 through Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:00 am. Pushcart is the Emmy-nominated educational theater for young audiences, now in its 43rd year of bringing something special to schools and theaters nationwide. The Sellersville Theater, connected to the Sellersville Hotel and Restaurant, is an historic, intimate performing arts venue for live music, comedy shows and family entertainment by local and national acts. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 2, 2016
by - Apr 2, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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