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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...)

VIDEO: Judith Light Talks Doing One-Woman Show ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU: 'It's Really Lonely!'
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The actress talked about her new one-woman Broadway show, ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE. 'It's really lonely,' joked Light about appearing on stage by herself. (more...)

ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, Starring Judith Light, Extends Again at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

MCC Theater has announced a second and final extension -- now through October 23, 2016 -- for 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...)

Photo Coverage: MCC Celebrates Opening Night of ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2016

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Photo Coverage: Judith Light Takes Opening Night Bows in ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2016

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ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, Starring Judith Light, Opens Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

MCC Theater presents 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...)

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for New Jersey (more...)

Porch Light Productions Presents: REASONS TO BE PRETTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Finds Cast, Creative Team at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast and creative team of the World Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA's Lucas Hedges to Star in YEN at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that breakout actor Lucas Hedges -- whose performance opposite Casey Affleck in the film festival favorite Manchester by the Sea, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, is garnering rave reviews ahead of its November 18 theatrical release -- will lead the cast of the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

BWW Review: Despite LaBute, REASONS TO BE PRETTY Is Strong
by Trevor Durham - Oct 25, 2016

Director Daniel Eilola fixes a flawed script to give strong female leads. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for New Jersey (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY and REASONS TO BE HAPPY to Be Staged in Rep for the First Time
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Following Neil LaBute's World-Premiere Reading of the third chapter of his series, Reason to be Pretty Happy, starring Paul Rudd, The Collective Studio LA has announced the first-ever back-to-back performances of LaBute's reasons to be pretty and Reasons to be Happy. (more...)

Lake Worth Playhouse Presents REASONS TO BE PRETTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

A love story about the impossibility of love, reasons to be pretty introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance. (more...)

B Street Theatre's Family Series Presents ROBIN HOOD by Playwright Greg Banks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The legendary Robin Hood of yore comes to life on the B Street stage with plenty of sword fighting, wordplay and physical comedy. (more...)

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Begins Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse presents theWorld Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of The Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith will join the previously announced Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

THE BABYLON LINE Author, Director to Continue Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and theatergoers, continues on Thursday, December 1 at 6pm, with THE BABYLON LINE author Richard Greenberg and director Terry Kinney. They will be interviewed by LCT Dramaturg Anne Cattaneo. (more...)

16th Annual THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway Offers Mobile Rush
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today, in collaboration with the theater ticket app TodayTix, the launch of a mobile Rush for its 16th annual flagship event at American Airlines Theater this upcoming Monday, November 14, 2016. The TodayTix mobile Rush will offer $40 tickets to the event. (more...)

Ilana Becker to Join Company of Fools in New Associate Artistic Director Position
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Company of Fools (COF) is pleased to announce that Ilana Becker has been appointed to the new position of Associate Artistic Director. After conducting a national search that yielded more than 80 qualified applicants, Company of Fools' and Sun Valley Center for the Arts' leadership determined that Becker's expertise and passion for theatre made her the ideal candidate for the position. In her new role, Becker will assist newly promoted COF Artistic Director John Glenn and contribute to The Center's education initiatives and BIG IDEA programs. Glenn, who was recently honored with the 2016 Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, assumed leadership of Company of Fools following the recent departure of his co-artistic director, Denise Simone. (more...)

Photo Flash: Capital Stage Presents BETRAYAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Betrayal will be the third production of Capital Stage's 2016-17 Season: Love + War, and will run from January 25 - February 26, 2017 with a Press Opening on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

THIS IS US Star Chrissy Metz to Lead FAT PIG Benefit Reading - With New Ending - for MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

MCC Theater has announced a one-night-only benefit reading of Neil LaBute's play, Fat Pig, directed by LaBute, to be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Pushcart Payers to Bring STONE SOUP...AND OTHER STORIES to Union County PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents "Stone Soup…and other stories" at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 8 at Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway NJ. (more...)

Ophelia Theatre presents SOME NIGHT, A New Play With Classic Roots
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

For people of the starry-eyed variety, some nights are more life changing than others. In times gone by, Athenians have flown to the forest in the name of love, acting troupes have gone to great lengths to be acknowledged and rewarded for their art, and fairies have wreaked all manner of mischief upon the mortal world for the sake of self-aggrandizement. (more...)

ON THE EXHALE, Starring Marin Ireland, Begins This Week at Roundabout Underground
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the world-premiere production of On the Exhale by Martin Zimmerman (Netflix's Narcos), directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Roundabout's Violet). (more...)

Ben Platt, Kelli O'Hara, Renee Elise Goldsberry & More Set For MCC's MISCAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) just announced the all-star lineup of performers set for their annual Miscast gala, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of MCC Theater.  (more...)

YEN, Starring Lucas Hedges, Extends Into March at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

MCC Theater has extended its critically acclaimed production of Anna Jordan's YEN through March 4, 2017. It was previously scheduled through February 19, 2017. (more...)

Tyne Daly & Robert Forster-Led CHASING MEM'RIES, Plays by Halley Feiffer & Neil LaBute, SELL/BUY/DATE and More Slated for the Geffen in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced five plays in its 2017/2018 season with a focus on staging works by emerging contemporary playwrights and celebrated veteran writers. (more...)

Works by Kimber Lee, Jen Silverman and More on Tap for MTC's Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ted Snowdon Reading Series, formerly titled the Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 18, 2017
by - Feb 18, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/18/2017
by - Feb 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/18/2017. (more...)

ON THE EXHALE, Starring Marin Ireland, Opens This Sunday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A friendly reminder that the world premiere of On the Exhale opens officially this Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Stages SEX WITH STRANGERS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces Sex with Strangers, opening tonight, February 16, 2017 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through April 9, 2017, with Bill Simmons serving as director. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 14, 2017
by - Feb 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Presents the New York Premiere of IN AND OF ITSELF by Derek Delgaudio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Following a sold-out, five-time extended engagement at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Werner Entertainment, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Prediction Productions and five-time Emmy & Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, are pleased to present the New York Premiere of the acclaimed show, IN & OF ITSELF, created and performed by Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (What About Bob?, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Shop of Horrors). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Marin Ireland in ON THE EXHALE at Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the world-premiere production of On the Exhale by Martin Zimmerman (Netflix's Narcos), directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Roundabout's Violet). This is the second play in Roundabout Underground's newly expanded two-play season, following Kingdom Come by Jenny Rachel Weinerlast fall. Celebrated Tony Award nominee and Obie Award-winning actress Marin Ireland (reasons to be pretty) stars in this solo play - scroll down for a first look at her in action! (more...)

NNPN Rolling World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE to Play Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of How to Use a Knife opening January 19, 2017 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through February 12, 2017, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director. (more...)

MCC Theater Seeking Transgender Artists for 2017-18 Season Opener CHARM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

MCC Theater is conducting a casting search for transgender and gender non-conforming performers, as it prepares for the newly announced first show of its 2017-18 Season: the NYC premiere of Charm, a play by Chicago-based, Jefferson Award-winning playwright Philip Dawkins to be directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Will Davis, a transgender artist. (more...)

New Plays by Neil LaBute and More on Tap for La MaMa's 3rd AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

New plays by Neil LaBute, Marta Buchaca and Marco Calvani - leading writers/directors representing contemporary voices in drama in the U.S., Spain and Italy, respectively - will be given their U.S. debuts in the 3rd edition of the ambitious, provocative series of one-act plays, AdA: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR, running Off-Broadway at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St. NYC) with previews starting January 19, 2017 prior to opening January 23. Ada: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR is a unique evening of theater: the three playwrights direct one another's work. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Return to 59E59 Theaters This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring the NYC premieres of short plays by Neil LaBute, Gabe McKinley, Cary Pepper, and Adam Seidel. (more...)

Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL to Play Capital Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Highly regarded as one of Harold Pinter's masterpieces, and winner of the 1979 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, Betrayal has enjoyed several successful productions and revivals around the world since its opening in London in 1978. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's Acclaimed LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL of One-Act Plays Comes to 59E59 Theaters for its Second Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring the NYC premieres of short plays by Neil LaBute, Gabe McKinley, Cary Pepper, andAdam Seidel. Directed by Kel Haney, Michael Hogan, and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Friday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 5.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members).  To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ON THE EXHALE's Marin Ireland & Company Meet the Press!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present the world premiere of On the Exhale, by Martin 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. (more...)

Fat Knight Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE SUMMONING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Critically acclaimed Fat Knight Theatre, who recently produced the hit play ChipandGus at the 2016 FringeNYC and Fringe Encore Series, returns with the second production of their 2016 - 2017 Season. The Summoning, written by Charlotte Ahlin, will have its World Premiere at the Winterfest Theater Festival Competition on January 19th. Ahlin is a recent graduate of Oberlin College and a feature writer for Bustle.com. (more...)

MCC Theater Extends RIDE THE CYCLONE Due To Popular Demand – Now Through December 29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced a two-week extension - now through December 29, 2016 - for the New York City premiere of MCC Theater's new musical Ride the Cyclone, the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

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