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Brendan Behan

 
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Brendan Behan Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Play
Brendan Behan, The Hostage
 
Obie Awards - 1959 - Best New Play Gold Star
Brendan BehanThe Quare Fellow

Brendan Behan News

Greek National Opera's Tribute Concerts Honoring Mikis Theodorakis Continue Throughou Photo Greek National Opera's Tribute Concerts Honoring Mikis Theodorakis Continue Throughout 2022‚Ä"23 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2022

The Greek National Opera (GNO) continues its three-year cycle celebrating and commemorating Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis (1925-2021) throughout the 2022-23 season with concerts presented on its main stage, Stavros Niarchos Hall, and its Alternative Stage at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center beginning in September and October.

Steep Theatre Returns with Two New Premieres for Summer
by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022

Steep Theatre will make its much-anticipated return to stage this summer with two productions that continue the company’s tradition of introducing Chicago audiences to bold new plays from today’s most exciting playwrights.

BWW Interview: Discussing ART with MATTHEW LaCHIUSA Photo BWW Interview: Discussing ART with MATTHEW LaCHIUSA
by Mark C. Lloyd - Feb 26, 2022

Since ART of WNY Incorporated in 2007, it has had a very impressive run. Like all theater companies ART has had their ups and downs. It's a business. What business hasn't? I admire all the Buffalo theaters who keep pushing no matter what is tossed at them.

ART/WNY Presents FALL FROM THE GRACE OF GOD Showcase Photo ART/WNY Presents FALL FROM THE GRACE OF GOD Showcase
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2022

The American Repertory Theater of WNY continues to celebration a season of regional playwrights with the one-act showcase 'Fall from the Grace of God' that runs from March 10th through April 2nd .

Steep Theatre Announces 19th Season Photo Steep Theatre Announces 19th Season
by Julie Musbach - Aug 21, 2019

Steep Theatre announces the programming for its upcoming 19th season, which will continue the company's tradition of presenting bold plays from today's most exciting playwrights, brought to life by fearless ensembles and visionary directors.

Steep Theatre Extends RED REX Nine Performances Photo Steep Theatre Extends RED REX Nine Performances
by Julie Musbach - Feb 22, 2019

With the original run and first extension completely sold out, Steep Theatre is extending the run of Ike Holter's Red Rex through March 30. Jack Miggins, who was nominated for a Jeff Award for his work in Steep's 2014 production of The Vandal, will join the cast in the role of Adam beginning on March 13. Tickets are on sale now at steeptheatre.com/redrex, and they're expected to sell very quickly. 

RED REX Extended Through March At Steep Theatre Photo RED REX Extended Through March At Steep Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2019

With the original run completely sold out, Steep Theatre is extending the run of Ike Holter's Red Rex through March 16 and adding Wednesday evening performances to the schedule beginning February 6. Tickets are on sale now at steeptheatre.com/redrex, and they're expected to sell very quickly. 

Photo Flash: First Look at RED REX at Steep Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at RED REX at Steep Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2019

In January, Steep Ensemble Member Jonathan Berry returns to Steep to direct the world premiere of Ike Holter's Red Rex, the sixth play in Holter's seven-play "Rightlynd Saga" about Chicago. Since the 2012 production of his Hit the Wall, Holter's work has gained increasing national and international attention. In describing the "Rightlynd Saga," Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune opined that it "might just be one of the most significant literary achievements in modern-day Chicago." Holter's play Rightlynd, part of the seven-play saga, is currently in production at Victory Gardens Theatre, and his Lottery Day, the final play in the saga, premieres in the Spring of 2019 at the Goodman Theatre. Director Jonathan Berry has been at the helm of many of Steep's most memorable shows, including the recent smash-hit production of Simon Stephens' Birdland.

Jonathan Berry To Direct Ike Holter's RED REX Photo Jonathan Berry To Direct Ike Holter's RED REX
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 19, 2018

-A small theater company moves into an abandoned Chicago storefront. Led by their adventurously thirsty artistic director, they embark on an explosive new play with the hope of finally breaking it big. When the ensemble realizes their source material might not be as original as once assumed, they are thrust into an intense confrontation with residents of their new community, who not only want them out, but will take their story back by any means necessary. Red Rex is the sixth play in Ike Holter's seven part 'Rightlynd Saga," which also includes Exit Strategy, Prowess, and The Wolf at the End of the Block.

Steep Theatre Announces 18th Season Photo Steep Theatre Announces 18th Season
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2018


Brendan Behan Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Brendan Behan written?
Brendan Behan has written 1 shows including The Hostage (Playwright).

What awards has Brendan Behan been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Hostage and Best New Play (Obie Awards) for The Quare Fellow .

What awards has Brendan Behan won?
Best New Play (Obie Awards) for The Quare Fellow.