Michael Mitnick

Birth Place: Pittsburgh

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Michael Mitnick wrote "Sex Lives of Our Parents" (Second Stage Uptown, The Kennedy Center), "Fly By Night" with Will Connolly and Kim Rosenstock (Drama Desk-nominated Best Musical, Playwrights Horizons, Dallas Theater Center, TheatreWorks), "Ed, Downloaded" (Denver Center Theatre Company, Washington Ensemble Theatre) and "Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman" (City Lights Theater Company, The Wild Project). His songs have been performed at Lincoln Center Theater, Joe’s Pub, The Cutting Room and The Guggenheim. He currently is writing commissions for the Geffen Playhouse and the Roundabout Theatre Company. His film and television work includes the screenplay for "The Giver," the HBO show "Vinyl," and the screenplay for the upcoming film "The Current War" starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon. He is a graduate of Harvard University and holds an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh.

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Over 25 Artists Present Selections From 8 New Musicals At Rhinebeck Writers Retreat

Over 25 artists are appearing live at Rhinebeck Writers Retreat's gala 'Songs of our Summer from Rhinebeck to Chelsea' at Chelsea Table & Stage on November 27 at 6:30pm.

Beth Malone and Adam Chanler-Berat Will Host Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Gala This Month

Tony Award-nominee Beth Malone (FUN HOME, ANGELS IN AMERICA) and Adam Chanler-Berat (PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, AMELIE) will host the annual fundraising gala “Songs of our Summer from Rhinebeck to Chelsea” at Chelsea Table & Stage on November 27 at 6:30pm.

Theater Latte Da Announces NEXT Generation Commission Applications

Theater Latté Da today announces it is accepting applications through January 15th for its NEXT Generation Commission, an opportunity for BIPOC and women artists that supports the creation and development of new musical theater projects.

Manhattan Theatre Club Reveals New Sloan Playwrighting Commissions & Evening of Excerpts at the American Museum of Natural History

The latest recipients have been announced for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for new theatrical works surrounding themes of science, math, and technology.

World Premiere of JOB Extends Through Mid-October at SoHo Playhouse

JOB, the world premiere of a new play by Max Wolf Friedlich, starring Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon has extended its critically acclaimed run.

Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon Will Lead New Off-Broadway Play JOB

Tony nominee Peter Friedman (Ragtime, “Succession,” Single White Female) and Sydney Lemmon (TÁR, “Helstrom,” 'Succession') will star in the world premiere of JOB by Max Wolf Friedlich (SleepOver), directed by Michael Herwitz (Mr. Parker).

Reboot Studios Joins Producing Team for Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US

Reboot Studios has joined the producing team for the Broadway run of Just For Us, the acclaimed one man show about antisemitism from comedian Alex Edelman.

THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS Makes Its Live Return To NYC, June 26

On June 26, 2023, distinguished artists from across the entertainment industry will come together at Classic Stage Company's Lynn F. Angelson Theater for The 24 Hour Musicals, an intensive theatrical endeavor where artists write, rehearse and perform four new musicals in 24 hours.

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Reveals 2023 Nationals Company

The 24 Hour Plays has revealed this year's company for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals.

FLY BY NIGHT Opens At Theatre Arlington, June 16

Theatre Arlington has announced the fourth installment for their 50th anniversary season, Fly by Night. The show takes place against the backdrop of bustling New York City during the 1965 blackout. With its innovative music, lyrics, and book by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick, and Kim Rosenstock, Fly by Night takes audiences on a journey filled with true romance, dry humor, and the power of dreams.

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Hosting 21 Award-winning Musical Theatre Writers For Fully-funded Summer Residencies

For its 13th summer, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat is hosting 21 award-winning musical theatre writers of nine new musicals for nine consecutive weeklong residencies between June 25 and August 27.

Marilu Henner, Sydney Lemmon, Jim Hogan & More to Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES

Tonight, The 24 Hour Plays will present a special edition of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues to celebrate the essential work of swings and understudies, which came to greater attention during the theater industry's unprecedented last three years.

Danny DeVito Will Return to Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's I NEED THAT; Roundabout Announces 2023-2024 Season

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced the Broadway and Off-Broadway line-up for the 2023-2024 season. Check out all the details on who, what, when, and where!

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & Kelli O'Hara to Star in RAGTIME Reunion Concert

The Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit reunion concert of Ragtime, originally scheduled for 2020, will take place on Monday, March 27, 2023 at the Minskoff Theatre. Learn who is starring in the concert, and how to purchase tickets!

Photos: See Julianna Margulies, Phillipa Soo & More at MCC Theater's Season Kick-Off Party

See photos from MCC Theater's season kick-off party celebrating their current lineup of programming this year.

New Works by Keith Bunin, Idris Goodwin & More to be Presented in La Jolla Playhouse's 2022 DNA New Work Series

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the dates and projects for its 2022 DNA New Work Series, running December 1 – 12 in the Playhouse’s Rao and Padma Makineni Play Development Center.

Julie Benko, Justin Bartha, Lilli Cooper & More to Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY

On November 21st, 2022, distinguished artists from across the nation’s entertainment industry will come together at Town Hall for the 22nd annual production of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway — and the first live return of this flagship event since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Road Less Traveled Postpones Opening Of MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

Due to illness, Road Less Traveled has postponed Mysterious Circumstances by one week and will open Thursday September 22.  

MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Begins The 2022-2023 Journey On The Road Less Traveled

Road Less Traveled Productions will begin its 19th season with the second-ever production of Mysterious Circumstances by Michael Mitnick.  

Photos: THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS 2022 Now Available To Stream Online!

In a dynamic live return of The 24 Hour Plays flagship intensive for early-career artists, a select group of 43 actors, directors, playwrights, producers and a composer created new work written, rehearsed and performed in 24 hours. See photos from the plays!


Michael Mitnick has written 3 shows including Sex Lives of Our Parents (Playwright), Fly By Night: A New Musical (Playwright), Scotland, PA (Bookwriter).

Michael Mitnick has been nominated for the Outstanding Book of a Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards for the show "Fly By Night".

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