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Brendan Behan Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Play

Brendan Behan, The Hostage

Obie Awards - 1959 - Best New Play

Brendan BehanThe Quare Fellow

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Cast Set For UK Tour of WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT

Full casting has been announced for the smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, opening in London at artsdepot, North Finchley on Friday 13 October ahead of a UK tour. Find out who is starring in the tour here!

ENNIO: THE LIVING PAPER CARTOON Enters Final Week of Performances at Club Fugazi

Ennio: The Living Paper Cartoon enters its final week, wrapping up its run at San Francisco’s Club Fugazi next Sunday, February 5, 2023.

ENNIO: THE LIVING PAPER CARTOON Announced At Club Fugazi

The art of living origami meets hilarious theatre magic when Club Fugazi presents Ennio: The Living Paper Cartoon, co-produced by Club Fugazi Experiences, Glynis Henderson Productions, and Jonathan Reinis Productions, making its triumphant return to San Francisco after an 11-year absence, with a limited engagement, January 10 through February 5, 2023.

Review Roundup: Gabriel Byrne Brings WALKING WITH GHOSTS To Broadway- The Critics React!

Internationally renowned actor and writer Gabriel Byrne returns to Broadway in his acclaimed solo show, Walking with Ghosts, adapted from his best-selling memoir of the same name.

Greek National Opera's Tribute Concerts Honoring Mikis Theodorakis Continue Throughout 2022�"23 Season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-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.

BIRDLAND Adds Three Performances, Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow

With the original run and four-week extension completely sold out, Steep Theatre Company is adding three more performances of Simon Stephens' Birdland on June 10, 14, and 15. With the ensemble's next production (Penelope Skinner's Linda directed by Robin Witt) right around the corner, June 15 will be the last chance to catch this runaway hit at Steep.

Steep Theatre Company's BIRDLAND Extended - Tickets On Sale At 3:00pm

With the original run completely sold out, Steep Theatre Company is adding sixteen more performances of Simon Stephens' Birdland. Tickets for the extension will go on sale at 3:00pm on Monday, April 16, and they're expected to sell very quickly. Tickets will be available at steeptheatre.com/birdland.

Photo Flash: Simon Stephens' BIRDLAND Explores a Life Lived Without Boundaries

When you can have whatever you want, whenever you want it, what do you ask for next? When you've pushed every boundary until there's nothing left to hold you in, how do you find your way back home? Birdland is a sexy, searing exploration of empathy and the impact of unchecked privilege by Olivier and Tony Award winner Simon Stephens.

Simon Stephens' BIRDLAND Explores A Life Lived Without Boundaries

When you can have whatever you want, whenever you want it, what do you ask for next? When you've pushed every boundary until there's nothing left to hold you in, how do you find your way back home? Birdland is a sexy, searing exploration of empathy and the impact of unchecked privilege by Olivier and Tony Award winner Simon Stephens.

Casting Announced for Simon Stephens' BIRDLAND at Steep

Jonathan Berry returns this spring to Steep to direct the U.S. premiere of Simon Stephens' Birdland. Stephens, who won the Tony and Olivier Awards for his The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is Steep's Associate Playwright, and Birdland will be the fifth of his plays to be produced by the Edgewater ensemble. Steep Ensemble Member and Jeff Award-winning director Jonathan Berry recently directed Steppenwolf Theatre's You Got Older and The Crucible. Over the years, he has consistently produced some of Steep's most notable shows, including last year's sweeping epic Earthquakes in London and Laura Wade's Posh, which won the Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Ensemble, and was nominated for Best Director and Best Production.

Barbara Kahn's THE LADY WAS A GENTLEMAN Opens 2/25

TOSOS ("The Other Side of Silence") is dedicated to preserving the theatrical heritage of the LGBT community through the development of new plays by emerging artists as well as revivals of established works. Our productions honestly explore the unique LGBT experience and cultural sensibilities in a life-affirming and respectful way.   TOSOS was originally formed in 1974 by playwright Doric Wilson. During its five-year existence, this first TOSOS featured new plays and revivals by playwrights from Brendan Behan and Noel Coward to Terrence McNally, Robert Patrick, Martin Sherman, and Lanford Wilson.

Brendan Behan FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

Brendan Behan has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Play at the Tony Awards for his work on "The Hostage." Additionally, he received a nomination for Best New Play at the Obie Awards for "The Quare Fellow." These nominations highlight Behan's talent and recognition in the theater industry.

Brendan Behan has won the Best New Play award (Obie Awards) for his play The Quare Fellow.

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