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Neil LaBute

 
Date Of Birth:
March 19, 1963 (59)
Birth Place:
Detroit, MI, USA
Bio:
Neil LaBute received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre. Films include In the Company of Men (New York Critics Circle Award for Best First Feature, Filmmakers’ Trophy at the ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 19, 1963 (59)

Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA

Bio:
Neil LaBute received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre. Films include In the Company of Men (New York Critics Circle Award for Best First Feature, Filmmakers’ Trophy at the ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[Broadway, 2012] Cancelled
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[West End, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Off-Broadway, 2001]
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Neil LaBute Biography

Neil LaBute received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre. Films include In the Company of Men (New York Critics Circle Award for Best First Feature, Filmmakers‚Äô Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival), Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Possession, The Shape of Things ‚ÄĒ a film adaptation of his play by the same title ‚ÄĒ The Wicker Man, Lakeview Terrace and Death at a Funeral. Plays include bash: reasons to be pretty, latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, The Distance From Here, The Mercy Seat, Autobahn, This Is How It Goes, Some Girl(s), Wrecks, In a Dark Dark House, Helter Skelter, The Furies and The War on Terror. LaBute is the author of several fictional pieces that have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper‚Äôs Bazaar and Playboy, among others. A collection of his short stories was published by Grove/Atlantic.

Neil LaBute Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2013 - Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee Gold Star
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Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Play
Neil LaBute, reasons to be pretty
 
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best New Comedy
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Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Play
Neil LaBute, Reasons to Be Pretty
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Play Gold Star
Neil LaBute, The Shape of Things

Neil LaBute News

The Black Box Hosts Two Special Fundraising Events In Englewood Photo The Black Box Hosts Two Special Fundraising Events In Englewood
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2022

Tickets are now on sale for two special fundraising events, in support of The Black Box's 2023 Season of new and under produced works from world class writers and artists-in-residence.

The Big Funk Company Presents Joanna Pickering's THE ENDGAME in Paris Photo The Big Funk Company Presents Joanna Pickering's THE ENDGAME in Paris
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2022

The Endgame, a new play written by Joanna Pickering, is on the roster for The Big Funk Company (American Theatre in Paris) for their American Friday play reading evening on December 2nd, at Le Pave D’Orsay in Paris. 

David Josefsberg, John Cariani & Nathan Levy to Star in TEN BRAVE SECONDS Industry Re Photo David Josefsberg, John Cariani & Nathan Levy to Star in TEN BRAVE SECONDS Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

An industry reading of a new American musical, TEN BRAVE SECONDS by Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott, will take place this week (Thursday, November 17) in New York City directed by Ellie Heyman, with musical direction by Patrick Sulken. 

Ben Neill to Present FANTINI FUTURO in NYC This Week Photo Ben Neill to Present FANTINI FUTURO in NYC This Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 6, 2022

On Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 7pm, composer and instrumentalist Ben Neill will present his immersive electronic opera Fantini Futuro at Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, located at 261 Mott Street in New York. This one night only performance also acts as the premiere of the opera's full presentation, as well as a benefit for restoring the church's historic organs.

FANTINI FUTURO Immersive Electronic Opera Announced At Basilica Of St. Patrick's Old Photo FANTINI FUTURO Immersive Electronic Opera Announced At Basilica Of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, November 10
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 28, 2022

On Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 7pm, composer and instrumentalist Ben Neill presents his immersive electronic opera Fantini Futuro at Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, located at 261 Mott Street in New York.

MCC Theater To Produce Workshop of New Musical HEARTS BEAT LOUD in February 2023 Photo MCC Theater To Produce Workshop of New Musical HEARTS BEAT LOUD in February 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2022

MCC Theater will produce a four-week development workshop of a new musical, Hearts Beat Loud, to be presented on February 9 & 10, 2023. Hearts Beat Loud is based on the inspiring 2018 indie film set in Red Hook (starring Nick Offerman and Toni Collette).

Review: WOYZECK at Black Box PAC Photo Review: WOYZECK at Black Box PAC
by Lianna Albrizio - Oct 27, 2022

The Black Box PAC, famous for its versatile actors staging literary masterpieces stages its most thrilling and chilling production ahead of Halloween 2022.

Medeski Martin and Wood Percussionist Billy Martin Will Perform Solo Show at the Blac Photo Medeski Martin and Wood Percussionist Billy Martin Will Perform Solo Show at the Black Box Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2022

On Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 7:30PM, Medeski Martin & Wood's Billy Martin -- a long-time Bergen County resident -- will perform another solo set utilizing percussion instruments, found objects, voice, flutes, bird calls, and more at The Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 East Palisade Ave between Grand Ave and Dean Street. 

Cast Announced For Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS At The Courtyard Theatre Photo Cast Announced For Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS At The Courtyard Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 17, 2022

Casting has been announced for Bad Victims, a new play from award-nominated playwright Joanna Pickering at The Courtyard Theatre, directed by Erica Gould. 

CALVIN BERGER Set to Open at The Colony Theatre in February Photo CALVIN BERGER Set to Open at The Colony Theatre in February
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 8, 2022

The Colony Theatre in Burbank (Heather Provost, Producing Artistic Director) has announced a new production of the musical Calvin Berger with preview performances beginning on February 16, 2023. Opening is set for Saturday, February 18, at 8pm.

Neil LaBute Videos

VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Talks THE DROPOUT, MEAN GIRLS, and More on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Talks THE DROPOUT, MEAN GIRLS, and More on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022

Amanda Seyfried stopped by THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON last night to talk about her performance in the new miniseries drama, The Dropout, which is now available to watch on Hulu.

VIDEO: See Zachary Quinto, Calista Flockhart, Graham Phillips & Aimee Carrero in WHO' Videoplay
VIDEO: See Zachary Quinto, Calista Flockhart, Graham Phillips & Aimee Carrero in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

by Stage Tube - May 5, 2022

Geffen Playhouse is presentiing Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by Gordon Greenberg (Guys and Dolls, Irving Berlin's Holiday). Performances for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? have begun and we have a first look at footage.

VIDEO: Laurissa Romain Covers 'Change Gonna Come' by Sam Cooke Videoplay
VIDEO: Laurissa Romain Covers 'Change Gonna Come' by Sam Cooke

by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2020

Singer/Songwriter, Laurissa Romain's has released a cover of Sam Cooke's 'Change Gonna Come.'

Broadway Rewind: WEST SIDE STORY Rumbles Back to Broadway in 2009! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: WEST SIDE STORY Rumbles Back to Broadway in 2009!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 18, 2020

Just last month, Broadway celebrated the return of West Side Story- a daring new interpretation from director Ivo van Hove. In 2009, Broadway was celebrating the opening of a different West Side Story. This version, which opened March 19 at the Palace Theatre, starred Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione, and Tony winner Karen Olivo, and new Spanish lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda. The revival would go on to play 748 performances, running just under two years.

VIDEO: Keri Russell Talks Working With J.J. Abrams on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Videoplay
VIDEO: Keri Russell Talks Working With J.J. Abrams on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2019

Keri Russell talks about watching Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with Matthew Rhys and her long history of working with J.J. Abrams.

VIDEO: On This Day, February 11- Remembering Jan Maxwell Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, February 11- Remembering Jan Maxwell

by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2019

Jan Maxwell, a five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner, was last seen on stage in City of Conversation at Lincoln Center, for which she wBas nominated for 2015 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and Scenes From an Execution in the Potomac Theatre Project revival at Atlantic Theater's Stage II.

VIDEO: Matthew Broderick Stars in Jimmy Kimmel's Parody Musical of 'Sully' Videoplay
VIDEO: Matthew Broderick Stars in Jimmy Kimmel's Parody Musical of 'Sully'

by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2018

New York is the home of Broadway and there are lots of new musical adaptations happening right now. Jimmy Kimmel decided to have some fun with that, so he and his team came up with a fake musical based on a real local event, the Miracle on the Hudson which is the story of flight 1549 and the heroic work of Captain "Sully" Sullenberger.

BWW TV: Remembering Jan Maxwell- Watch an Intimate Conversation from 2011 Videoplay
BWW TV: Remembering Jan Maxwell- Watch an Intimate Conversation from 2011

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 12, 2018

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, Broadway star Jan Maxwellhas passed away at 61 years of age after a battle with cancer. The star is survived by her husband, actor/playwright Robert Emmet Lunney, and their son William Maxwell-Lunney.

VIDEO: Geffen Playhouse Remembers
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles remembers productions through the years. From renowned shows of American classics and new plays to Education and Community Programs that extend the joy of live theater well beyond its four walls, the Geffen Playhouse is a lively hub and vital force within the cultural life of Los Angeles.

VIDEO: Thomas Sadoski Reveals Secret Marriage to Amanda Seyfried on JAMES CORDEN
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 17, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, guest  Thomas Sadoski revealed that he and his fiancee, Amanda Seyfried eloped on Sunday!


Neil LaBute Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Neil LaBute written?
Neil LaBute has written 17 shows including The Shape of Things (Playwright), The Mercy Seat (Playwright), The Distance From Here (Playwright), Escape: 6 Ways to Get Away (1) (Playwright), Fat Pig (Playwright), Escape: 6 Ways to Get Away (2) (Playwright), This Is How It Goes (Playwright), Some Girl(s) (Playwright), Wrecks (Playwright), In a Dark Dark House (Playwright), reasons to be pretty (Playwright), The Break of Noon (Playwright), Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays (Playwright), Reasons to be Happy (Playwright), The Way We Get By (Playwright), Reasons to be Pretty Happy (Playwright), All the Ways to Say I Love You (Writer).

What awards has Neil LaBute been nominated for?
Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee (The Lortels) , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for reasons to be pretty , Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Fat Pig Best Play (Tony Awards) for Reasons to Be Pretty and Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Shape of Things .

What awards has Neil LaBute won?
Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee (The Lortels)and Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Shape of Things.