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Mr. Lonergan's plays include This is Our Youth (Drama Desk Award nomination, Tony Award nomination); Lobby Hero (Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, Olivier Award nomination); The Starry Messenger; Medieval Play; and Hold On to Me Darling. His first film as writer-director, You Can Count On Me, earned him Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations; it also won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, and Independent Spirit Awards for Best Film and Best Screenplay. His second film, Margaret, won the European Film Critics' FIPRESCI Award at the Vienna Film Festival and the Traverse City Film Festival Founders Prize. Most recently, Lonergan received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea, which he also directed, as well as numerous other awards, including the 2017 BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay. Other screenplay credits include Analyze This (co-writers Harold Ramis and Peter Tolan) and Gangs of New York (2002 Writers Guild of America and Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay; co-writers Jay Cocks and Steve Zaillian). His four-part television adaptation of E.M. Forster's "Howards End" aired on the BBC in 2017 and is currently airing on Starz in the U.S.

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Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005

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[Off-Broadway, 2012]



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Second Stage Founder Carole Rothman Will Depart After 45 Years

Carole Rothman, the founder of Second Stage, the prestigious theater company that has launched the careers of some of the greatest American playwrights over the past 45 years, is leaving the company. 

Lincoln Center Theater Will Bring UNCLE VANYA to Broadway with New Translation by Heidi Schreck

This spring, Lincoln Center Theater will produce Anton Chekhov’s classic UNCLE VANYA, featuring a new translation by Heidi Schreck, directed by Lila Neugebauer. Learn more about the production!

Corey Stoll, Natalie Gold & Alyssa Emily Marvin to Join Sarah Paulson in APPROPRIATE

Golden Globe Award nominee Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “Billions”), Natalie Gold (“Succession”), and Alyssa Emily Marvin (Grey House) join Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Sarah Paulson in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE at Second Stage Theater, directed by Lila Neugebauer.

Signature Theatre Opens Submissions for The Judith Champion Musical Theater LaunchPad Residency

Signature Theatre has opened submissions for the Judith Champion Musical Theater LaunchPad Residency. Lear more about the Residency!

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Lead Paula Vogel's MOTHER PLAY on Broadway

The world premiere of MOTHER PLAY, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel and directed by Tina Landau is coming to Broadway. We have all the details on who will star in the new play!

HB Playwrights Theatre Performs a Scene From NEW YEAR'S DAY (SAE HAE) by Youlim Nam

New Year's Day (Sae Hae), a full-length play written by Youlim Nam, is set to showcase a reprisal of one of its scenes at the HB Playwrights Theatre as part of The Independent Study Project Lab on August 20th, 2023 at 3 pm.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Names New Board Members and President

Learn about the latest updates at the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) as they announce Seema Sueko as the newly elected SDCF Board President. Stay informed with the latest news in the entertainment indust

Marin Ireland, Zachary James & Erik Lochtefeld to Star in SPAIN at Second Stage Theater

Get all the details on the upcoming production of SPAIN at Second Stage Theater, including the star-studded cast featuring Marin Ireland, Zachary James, and Erik Lochtefeld. Find out when and where you can catch this highly anticipated show.

Ruskin Group Theatre In Santa Monica Presents A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, August 18

Ruskin Group Theatre presents Arthur Miller's  “A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE” starring Ray Abruzzo, opening Friday, August 18, 2023.

Previews: THE FANTASTICKS at Provincetown Theater

The Provincetown Theater will be presenting their production of the longest running musical in theatre history. THE FANTASTICKS will take to the stage as the company presents an updated re-imagined version of the classic love story, written and updated by the original author, Tom Jones.

Grace Gummer, Mamie Gummer & Louisa Jacobson to Star in THREE SISTERS at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Additional cast and creative team members have been revealed for the 2023 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season’s Main Stage Reading Series. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Frank Wood, Abubakr Ali & b Join TOROS at Second Stage Theater Uptown

Complete casting has been set for Second Stage Theater's TOROS by Danny Tejera and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

New Plays by Paula Vogel, Jen Silverman and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Included in Second Stage Theater's 2023/24 Season

Second Stage Theater has just announced three initial productions for its upcoming 45th Anniversary Season. Check out the full lineup here!

Work by Dominique Morisseau, Sarah Ruhl & Dave Malloy Set for Signature Theatre Winter/Spring 2024 Season

Signature Theatre has revealed its Winter/Spring 2024 season, with work from resident playwrights Dominique Morisseau, Sarah Ruhl, and Dave Malloy.

LOBBY HERO Comes to Rover Dramawerks in June

Rover Dramawerks continues their 23rd Season with the drama Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan. Performances will be at the Cox Playhouse, 1517 H Avenue in Plano, running June 8-24 on Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.

2023 Second Stage Theater Uptown Series to Present TOROS By Danny Tejera This Summer

Second Stage Theater will present TOROS, written by Danny Tejera and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this summer at Second Stage Theater Uptown.

World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's MORIARTY: A NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES ADVENTURE is Coming to Cleveland Play House

Cleveland Play House will bring its 2022-2023 season to a close with the world premiere production of Ken Ludwig's Moriarty: A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure. Running April 29 through May 21 in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.

Florida Repertory Theatre Fundraising Gala Raises Over $560,000

Over 250 guests gathered at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center April 1, 2023 to raise funds for, and to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Florida Repertory Theatre. Thanks to generous sponsors, multiple matching donors, attendees, and long-distance supporters, Florida Rep's Silver Jubilee Gala Extravaganza raised more than $560,000.

Signature Theatre Announces Cast And Creatives For The World Premiere Of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' THE COMEUPPANCE

Signature Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its world premiere production of MacArthur Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' The Comeuppance, directed by Eric Ting. Concluding Jacobs-Jenkins' Premiere Residency—and Signature's 2022-2023 season of personal and profound works from its Resident writers—The Comeuppance runs May 16–June 25.


Kenneth Lonergan has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Kenneth Lonergan has not appeared in the West End

Kenneth Lonergan has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Best Revival of a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Waverly Gallery," Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Hold On to Me Darling," Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards for "This is Our Youth," Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards for "Lobby Hero," Outstanding Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Lobby Hero," John Gassner Playwriting Award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Lobby Hero," The Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "The Waverly Gallery," and John Gassner Playwriting Award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Waverly Gallery."

Kenneth Lonergan has won the Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for his work on "Lobby Hero".

Kenneth Lonergan has written 7 shows including Young Playwrights Festival (1982) (Playwright), This is Our Youth (Playwright), The Waverly Gallery (Playwright), Lobby Hero (Playwright), The Starry Messenger (Playwright), Medieval Play (Playwright), Hold On to Me Darling (Playwright).

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