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David Rabe

 
Date of Birth: March 10, 1940 (82)

Birth Place: Dubuque, IA, USA

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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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Ed Harris, David Rabe and Amy Madigan

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David Rabe Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - BBC Award for the Play of the Year
David RabeHurlyburly
 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Play
David Rabe, Hurlyburly
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding New Play Gold Star
David Rabe, Streamers
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1976 - Best American Play Gold Star
David Rabe, Streamers
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1974 - Best American Play
David Rabe, In the Boom Boom Room
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Play
David Rabe, Boom Boom Room
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1972 - Best Play
David Rabe, Sticks and Bones
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Play Gold Star
David Rabe, Sticks and Bones
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1971 - Most Promising Playwright Gold Star
David Rabe, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel
 
Obie Awards - 1971 - Distinguished Plays Gold Star
David RabeBasic Training of Paul Hummel

David Rabe News

Kara Young and David Zayas Join COST OF LIVING Broadway Premiere; Performance Dates A Photo Kara Young and David Zayas Join COST OF LIVING Broadway Premiere; Performance Dates Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting and performance dates for the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost of Living, written by Martyna Majok (Sanctuary City, Ironbound) and directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney (72 Miles to Go..., By The Way, Meet Vera Stark).

1983 to Be Presented As Part of Chain Theatre Play Festival This Summer Photo 1983 to Be Presented As Part of Chain Theatre Play Festival This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022

This summer for the Chain Theatre Play Festival returns with the new work 1983 being presented as part of the selected voices that make up this summer's Festival of New York City-based playwrights.

STANDBY Premieres At The Chain Theatre Festival, July 9-16 Photo STANDBY Premieres At The Chain Theatre Festival, July 9-16
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022

Don't miss this exciting festival of live performances created by the best independent artists at one of the top Off-Broadway venues in New York City.

Chain Theatre to Host Play Festival, July 8th - July 24th SPECIAL NYC PREMIERE BLACK  Photo Chain Theatre to Host Play Festival, July 8th - July 24th SPECIAL NYC PREMIERE BLACK BOX PAC'S NEW PRODUCTION OF ERIC BOGOSIAN'S 1+1
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022

The Chain Theatre will host over 30 short plays, and 2 full length premieres, including a NYC premiere by the iconic, award-winning writer and actor Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio, Uncut Gems) and the world premiere of Masked by Glynn Cosker, a family drama chronicling the intimate dynamics of a family during the shutdown.

Chain Theatre Announces 99-Seat Theatre and Expansion! Photo Chain Theatre Announces 99-Seat Theatre and Expansion!
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022

The Chain Theatre has announced their latest expansion at 312 W. 36th Street, now home to theaters and studios on both the 3rd and 4th floor of the building.

World Premiere of FEEDING ON LIGHT & More Announced for Undermain Theatre's 2022/2023 Photo World Premiere of FEEDING ON LIGHT & More Announced for Undermain Theatre's 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

For its 39th season Undermain Theatre is returning to a full season of professional live performances with a diverse array of exciting productions to inspire and enrich the live theater experience in Dallas.

Meet the Cast of MACBETH Photo Meet the Cast of MACBETH
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022

Macbeth begins performances tonight, March 29, 2022, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) and opens on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to the stage!

The Chain Theatre Playwriting Lab 2022 Lineup Announced Photo The Chain Theatre Playwriting Lab 2022 Lineup Announced
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

The Chain Theatre is set to present the 2022 Play Writing Lab from March 4 - 6, 2022. Complimentary tickets can be found at www.chaintheatre.org. 

Undermain Theatre Presents WITHER GOEST THOU AMERICA:  A Festival of New American Pl Photo Undermain Theatre Presents WITHER GOEST THOU AMERICA:  A Festival of New American Play Readings
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2022

The Festival will feature readings by local playwrights, Parker Davis Gray, Erin Malone Turner, and Zander Pryor, along with Native American performance artist and activist Gregg Deal. Mr. Deal is the second recipient of The Katherine Owens/Undermain Theatre Fund for New Work and will close out the festival with his solo performance piece, The Punk Pan Indian Romantic Comedy. A selection of Mr. Deal's paintings and other work will be on display in our lobby as well. 

Chain Theatre Presents THE CHAIN THEATRE WINTER ONE ACT FESTIVAL Photo Chain Theatre Presents THE CHAIN THEATRE WINTER ONE ACT FESTIVAL
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2022

FJoin as over 100 artists gather for a 'Mix-Tape' of short plays featuring writers such as: Ashley Siflinger (Playwrights Horizons Terezin) Horace Turnbull (An Afternoon With Alvin Alley) and award-winning playwright Matthew McLachlan (ScreenCraft Stage Play Finalist).

David Rabe Videos

Theater Talk: Scott Elliott, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan on the New Group's GOOD FOR OT VideoTheater Talk: Scott Elliott, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan on the New Group's GOOD FOR OTTO
by Theater Talk - Mar 26, 2018

On this episode, playwright David Rabe, producer/director Scott Elliott, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan discuss The New Group production of David Rabe's new work 'Good for Otto.' The play, in which Harris and Madigan play psychologists, is set in a community mental health center, and is now playing at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Guest host is producer/playwright Warren Leight.

VIDEO: Rosie O'Donnell Talks Nerves, Learning Lines Off-Broadway on LATE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: Rosie O'Donnell Talks Nerves, Learning Lines Off-Broadway on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

As previously announced, Rosie O'Donnell will make her stage return in David Rabe's Good for Otto, running Off-Broadway at The New Group this spring. She stopped by LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS last night and chatted about performing in her first play, learning lines and more. See what she had to say in the clip below!

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal for David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

A new video offering a sneak peek into rehearsals for the upcoming revival of In the Boom Boom Room made its debut today - check it out below!

VIDEO: Jesse Eisenberg Talks New Off-Broadway Play THE SPOILS on 'Tonight'
by Caryn Robbins - May 4, 2015

Eisenberg talks to Jimmy about The Spoils, an off-Broadway play he wrote and stars in with The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar.

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of New Group's STICKS AND BONES on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Nov 10, 2014

David Rabe's Sticks and Bones launches The New Group's 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Scott Elliott, this production features Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Bill Pullman, Ben Schnetzer and Raviv Ullman. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays through December 14 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for opening night and you can check out interviews with the whole gang below!

BWW TV: STICKS AND BONES' Richard Chamberlain, Holly Hunter, Bill Pullman & More Meet the Press!
by Randy Rainbow - Oct 12, 2014

David Rabe's Sticks and Bones, the production launching The New Group's 20th Anniversary Season, will feature Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Bill Pullman, Ben Schnetzer and Raviv Ullman. Previews begin Tuesday, October 21 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, November 6. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays through December 14 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The cast just met the press and you can check out interviews with the whole gang below!

BWW TV: New Group's AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE- Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2012

The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement plays through May 26 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is set for Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM.

BWW TV: Inside Roundabout's Starry Tribute to Rob Marshall; Alec Baldwin, Jeff Goldblum, Julie Andrews & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2012

On Monday, March 12th, 2012 Roundabout celebrated Rob Marshall with the 2012 Spring Gala: From Screen to Stage. Rob Marshall began his career with Roundabout working on celebrated musicals such as She Loves Me, Company, Little Me and the Tony Award¬ģ-winning Cabaret. When Hollywood beckoned, he directed and choreographed the biggest film musical in years, the Academy Award¬ģ winning Chicago, the summer blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and the star studded NINE among others. BroadwayWorld was inside the event to chat with the star-studded guests. Click below for the action!

BWW TV: Stage Tube - Cynthia Nixon Speaks at National Equality March
by Robert Diamond - Oct 11, 2009

Actress Cynthia Nixon today, who travelled down from New York with the group spoke to the assembled masses and we're proud to bring you the video.


David Rabe Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has David Rabe written?
David Rabe has written 6 shows including Sticks and Bones (Playwright), Boom Boom Room (Playwright), The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel (Playwright), Hurlyburly (Playwright), Streamers (Playwright), An Early History of Fire (Playwright).

What awards has David Rabe been nominated for?
BBC Award for the Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Hurlyburly , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Hurlyburly , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Streamers , Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Streamers , Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for In the Boom Boom Room , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Boom Boom Room , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Sticks and Bones , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Sticks and Bones Most Promising Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Distinguished Plays (Obie Awards) for Basic Training of Paul Hummel .

What awards has David Rabe won?
Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Streamers, Best American Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Streamers, Best Play (Tony Awards) for Sticks and Bones Most Promising Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummeland Distinguished Plays (Obie Awards) for Basic Training of Paul Hummel.