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Brian Dykstra

 
Bio:
Recent: Rothko (Red), Walter (The Price), Trigorin (Seagull), Elyot (Private Lives), Claudius (Hamlet), Heisenberg (Copenhagen), Eddie Carbon (View from the Bridge). Solo shows: Selling Out, The Jesus Factor, Cornered & Alone, Ho. Film/TV: HBO ‚ÄúDef Poetry,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúChappelle's Show‚ÄĚ (Premiere), ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Recent: Rothko (Red), Walter (The Price), Trigorin (Seagull), Elyot (Private Lives), Claudius (Hamlet), Heisenberg (Copenhagen), Eddie Carbon (View from the Bridge). Solo shows: Selling Out, The Jesus Factor, Cornered & Alone, Ho. Film/TV: HBO ‚ÄúDef Poetry,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúChappelle's Show‚ÄĚ (Premiere), ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Adam Walinsky
  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
The Working Theater Production, 2012
Gus
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Richard Kapica
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Tino De Felice/Frankie Salvucci (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Forester
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Ensemble

Writing

Playwright
Playwright

Photos

Angela Pierce, Richard Thomas, Frank Wood, Robyn Kerr, Brian Cox, Marc Kudisch and Br Photo

Angela Pierce, Richard Thomas, Frank Wood, Robyn Kerr, Brian Cox, Marc Kudisch and Brian Dykstra

From: 
Date:
09/23/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Adam Walinsky

  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
The Working Theater Production, 2012
Gus

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Richard Kapica

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Tino De Felice/Frankie Salvucci (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Forester

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Ensemble

Writing
Playwright
Playwright

Brian Dykstra Biography

Recent: Rothko (Red), Walter (The Price), Trigorin (Seagull), Elyot (Private Lives), Claudius (Hamlet), Heisenberg (Copenhagen), Eddie Carbon (View from the Bridge). Solo shows: Selling Out, The Jesus Factor, Cornered & Alone, Ho. Film/TV: HBO ‚ÄúDef Poetry,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúChappelle's Show‚ÄĚ (Premiere), Knight & Day, Freedomland, ‚ÄúThird Watch,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúLaw & Order‚ÄĚ.




Brian Dykstra News

The Resident Acting Company Releases A Short Film TIME PASSES (SOMETHING DIGITAL) By  Photo The Resident Acting Company Releases A Short Film TIME PASSES (SOMETHING DIGITAL) By Brian Dykstra
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2021

¬†The Resident Acting Company, formed three years ago by members of the Pearl Theater Company, has just released ‚ÄúTime Passes‚ÄĚ, a short film written by Brian Dykstra and directed by Margarett Perry.¬†

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Will Present Workshop Production Of The New Verbatim Photo LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Will Present Workshop Production Of The New Verbatim Play, MEMORIAL
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2021

This October, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center is presenting a workshop production of the new verbatim play Memorial from October 27 - October 29, 2021 at The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center's MainStage Black Box, 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NYC. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online here. For press and industry comps, please reach out to the production team here.

Jewish Plays Project Welcomes Clea Alsip, Gus Birney, Grantham Coleman And More To Ne Photo Jewish Plays Project Welcomes Clea Alsip, Gus Birney, Grantham Coleman And More To New Plays In Development
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021

The Jewish Plays Project has announced the acting company of the 10th Annual Jewish Playwriting Contest. The ten works feature acclaimed actors including Clea Alsip (M. Butterfly, Nantucket Sleigh Ride), Gus Birney (Dickinson, The Mist), Twinkle Burke (Gotham, Bull), Grantham Coleman (The Great Society, Much Ado About Nothing), and more.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAKESPEARE - 457 to be Presented by The Drilling Company's Shakespear Photo HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAKESPEARE - 457 to be Presented by The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 9, 2021

Will Shakespeare turns 457 on Friday, April 23.  So on April 23 and 24, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, members of The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Company will mount 'Happy Birthday Shakespeare-457' in the parking lot of The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCK Photo VIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2021

On this day in 2013, Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, written by Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe. 

LIGHTING THE WAY: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT PLAYS ABOUT THE CLIMATE CRISIS Now Available Photo LIGHTING THE WAY: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT PLAYS ABOUT THE CLIMATE CRISIS Now Available
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2020

Lighting the Way: An Anthology of Short Plays About the Climate Crisis is now available in paperback and ebook from Lulu and Amazon. Edited by Chantal Bilodeau and Thomas Peterson, this anthology includes 49 inspiring plays by writers from across the world.

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, May 5-  Jessie Mueller, Mandy Gonzalez and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, May 5- Jessie Mueller, Mandy Gonzalez and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 5, 2020

Today (May 5) Spencer Glass teaches us about a little-known musical, Stars in the House celebrates Cinco de Mandy, and so much more!

San Francisco Playhouse Has Announced Casting for the World Premiere of BORN IN EAST  Photo San Francisco Playhouse Has Announced Casting for the World Premiere of BORN IN EAST BERLIN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 16, 2020

San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for the second production of their 2019/2020 Sandbox Series of World Premieres: Born in East Berlin, written by Rogelio Martinez. Margarett Perry will direct the world premiere production, presented at The Creativity Theater.

THE GREAT SOCIETY Closes on Broadway Today, November 30 Photo THE GREAT SOCIETY Closes on Broadway Today, November 30
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2019

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, starring Brian Cox ('Succession') as LBJ, directed by Bill Rauch, will play its final performance, as scheduled, on Saturday, November 30 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th St) at Lincoln Center. At the time of closing, The Great Society will have played 26 preview performances and 72 regular performances.

Senator Elizabeth Warren Slips in the Polls at THE GREAT SOCIETY Photo Senator Elizabeth Warren Slips in the Polls at THE GREAT SOCIETY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2019

With more than 8,000 ballots counted to date, and with two weeks left to vote in the 'Great Society Primary' at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater, it is still anyone's race for President. In recent weeks, Senator Elizabeth Warren's once strong lead over the crowded Democratic field has slipped, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg has overtaken Vice President Joe Biden for the #2 spot in the poll. In addition, speculation of Mayor Michael Bloomberg joining the race has resulted in a handful of write-ins on his behalf, possibly fueled by his recent attendance at The Great Society.

Brian Dykstra Videos

THE GREAT SOCIETY To Join Broadway Bridges, Must Close November 30 VideoTHE GREAT SOCIETY To Join Broadway Bridges, Must Close November 30
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2019

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's THE GREAT SOCIETY, starring Brian Cox (a?oeSuccessiona??) as LBJ, directed by Bill Rauch, will play its final performance, as scheduled, on Saturday, November 30 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th St) at Lincoln Center. At the time of closing, The Great Society will have played 26 preview performances and 72 regular performances.

BWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Brian Dykstra on Stanley Levi VideoBWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Brian Dykstra on Stanley Levison
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 9, 2019

BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Brian Dykstra gives us a lesson on  Stanley Levison.

BWW TV: The Cast and Creatives of THE GREAT SOCIETY Meet the Press VideoBWW TV: The Cast and Creatives of THE GREAT SOCIETY Meet the Press
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 21, 2019

The cast and creatives of Robert Schenkkan's THE GREAT SOCIETY, his upcoming Broadway play celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy, met the press this week! Check out the video below of the stars discussing what the show means, and what all the hype is about, before they hit the stage!

VIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCK VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2019

On this day in 2013, Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, written by Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe. 

VIDEO: Tom Hanks LUCKY GUY Cabbie Surprises NBC's 'Today' Show
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 29, 2014

Yesterday, BWW told you about the New York cab driver who picked up Tom Hanks and in return received free tickets to the actor's then Broadway show 'Lucky Guy.' Today, the cabbie surprised TODAY's Hoda Kotb, another one of his recent passengers.

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Talks LUCKY GUY on MORNING JOE
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2013

LUCKY GUY Tony nominee Tom Hanks joined Tom Brokaw, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle on "Morning Joe" this morning to discuss the play. Check out Hanks' full 25-minute interview below!

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Chats LUCKY GUY on 'Letterman'
by Caryn Robbins - May 15, 2013

On last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Tony nominee Tom Hanks stopped by and told host Letterman how he got juiced up to perform on Broadway's 'Lucky Guy' with a cold. Check out clips from the appearance below!

STAGE TUBE: FULL HOUSE Alums Bob Saget and John Stamos Get in Bidding War at LUCKY GUY!
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2013

Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut last week in Lucky Guy, written by Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe. At the Sunday, April 7, 2013, matinee Hanks auctioned off a reporter's notebook to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and 'Full House' stars John Stamos and Bob Saget were in the audience to bid against each other. Check out what went down below!

BWW TV: Tom Hanks, George C. Wolfe and LUCKY GUY Cast Celebrate Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 2, 2013

BroadwayWorld was on hand for the most star studded opening of the season, last night April 1, as Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, written by Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge chatted with Hanks and his castmates about the new play and you can check out what they had to say on opening night below!

BWW TV: First Video Preview for LUCKY GUY - Tom Hanks, Maura Tierney, Christopher McDonald and More
by Robert Diamond - Mar 30, 2013

BroadwayWorld has a first look at footage of Tom Hanks making his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, written by Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe. The show officially opens on April 1, 2013 and is now in previews. *Explicit Language Warning*


Brian Dykstra Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Brian Dykstra been in?
Brian Dykstra has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Brian Dykstra been in?
Brian Dykstra has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Brian Dykstra written?
Brian Dykstra has written 1 shows including The Jesus Factor (Playwright).