Warren Leight

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Second Stage to Present the World Premiere of Alexis Scheer's BREAKING THE STORY

Second Stage Theater will present the world premiere production of a new play by Alexis Scheer, BREAKING THE STORY.

The Fire This Time Festival Finds New Home at The Wild Project

FRIGID New York will present the 2024 The Fire This Time Festival at a brand new home this January. The Obie Award winning festival will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with the return of its annual Ten-Minute Play Program at The Wild Project.

SABBATH'S THEATER Extended Through Mid December

Due to demand, The New Group has added two weeks for Sabbath’s Theater, adapted from the novel by Philip Roth by Ariel Levy and John Turturro.

Photos: Christian Slater, Jesse Eisenberg, Raul Esparza, and More Honor Warren Leight at THE 24 HOUR PLAYS

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS' 23rd Annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway event took place last night, honoring playwright and screenwriter Warren Leight, a longtime supporter of the organization. Check out photos from the event here!

Christian Slater, Dagmara Dominczyk, Josh Radnor and More Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY

Additional talent has been announced for the 23rd Annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway. Find out who is joining the lineup here!

Jesse Eisenberg, Bebe Neuwirth, Raúl Esparza and More Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway

Initial talent has been revealed for the 23rd Annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway. This one-night-only event featuring distinguished artists from the New York entertainment community and beyond will be held this year on Monday October 23, 2023 at The Town Hall. Find out who will appear here!

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS to Honor Warren Leight at Annual Event in October

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS' 23rd Annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway event will honor playwright and screenwriter Warren Leight, a longtime supporter of the organization. Learn more about the event and see how to purchase tickets!

TRACY JONES Comes to Art House in October

Art House Production presents the New Jersey premiere of Stephen Kaplan’s play Tracy Jones, directed by Alex Tobey. Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!

Interview: Jonathan Slavin's High on Introducing Us to FREUD ON COCAINE

The world premiere of Howard Skora’s Freud on Cocaine opens September 8, 2023, at the Whitefire Theatre. Howard also directs this comedy based on Freud’s Cocaine Papers with the cast of Jonathan Slavin, Barry Brisco, Kim Hopkins, Aaron LaPlante, Sara Maraffino, Sigute Miller and Amy Smallman-Winston. Jonathan graciously carved out some time from his rehearsals as the titular character Freud to answer a few of my analyzing queries.

The New Group to Present World Premiere of SABBATH'S THEATER Adapted from Philip Roth's Novel by John Turturro & Ariel Levy

Immerse yourself in the world of 'Sabbath's Theater', a world premiere play adapted from Philip Roth's novel by John Turturro and Ariel Levy. Don't miss this provocative and profound exploration of mortality and celebration of life.

Listen: Young Playwrights Ukraine Chat on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS With Ilana Levine

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. In this week's episode,  Levine talks with two Ukrainian teens who are a part of a playwriting group that began during the war and how the pieces they wrote were helpful in their dealing with the trauma of war.

INCIDENT AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP to be Presented at Penguin Rep Theatre This Month

Penguin Rep Theatre will present Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a new comedy set in the era of bell bottoms, cassette tapes and landline phones by Katie Forgette, directed by Thomas Caruso, June 23 through July 16.

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Reveals 2023 Nationals Company

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

Interview: Betty Buckley Previews Dramatic New Episode of LAW & ORDER: SVU

BroadwayWorld spoke with Tony Award-winning theatre legend Betty Buckley, who is returning to 'Law & Order: SVU' as Trial Bureau Chief Lorraine Maxwell in a dramatic episode on Thursday, April 27.

Theatre UnCorked Presents SIDE MAN in May

SIDE MAN is the Tony Award winning play about a fractured family and the men who played to the left and right of the big band spotlight amid the declining era of New York City’s Jazz scene.  The show marks Theater UnCorked’s closing production of Season 4 and their debut at the BCA Plaza Theatre in Boston.

HOME FRONT By Warren Leight Extended at The Victory Theatre

The Victory Theatre Center has extended its current hit production, Home Front by Tony Award-winning playwright Warren Leight (Side Man), through February 26 and added Thursday evening performances.

Review: HOME FRONT at Victory Theatre Center

“On a night like this, anything can happen,” says Lt. James Walker, “The world is never going to be the way it was.” In a strong West Coast premiere at the Victory Theatre directed by Maria Gobetti, Warren Leight’s gut punch of a play, HOME FRONT, proceeds to prove Lt. Walker both correct and devastatingly wrong.

Photos: First Look at Warren Leight's HOME FRONT at Victory Theatre

The West Coast premiere of Home Front by Tony® Award-winning playwright Warren Leight (Side Man) opened last weekend at the Victory Theatre Center. Check out photos from the production here.

Interview: Warren Leight of HOME FRONT at The Victory Theatre

“There’s a bit of the feeling of that famous kiss in Times Square at the beginning of the play—- a feeling of infinite possibility at the end of the war, which is a version of America we all know. Many people don’t realize how harshly the pendulum swung back after that.”

The Victory Theatre Center Presents West Coast Premiere of HOME FRONT

The Victory Theatre Center presents the West Coast premiere of Home Front by Tony Award-winning playwright Warren Leight (Side Man). Leight’s moving portrait of a post-World War II interracial marriage runs January 13 through February 19 at The Victory Theatre Center in Burbank with Victory co-artistic director Maria Gobetti at the helm. Low-priced previews begin January 7.

Warren Leight FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Warren Leight has written 7 shows including Mayor (Bookwriter), Side Man (Playwright), The 24 Hour Plays 2003 (Playwright), The 24 Hour Plays 2004 (Playwright), The 24 Hour Plays 2005 (Playwright), The 24 Hour Plays 2007 (Playwright), Leap of Faith (Co-librettist).

Warren Leight has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These include Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for "Leap of Faith," the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for "Side Man," Best Play (Tony Awards) for "Side Man," Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Side Man," Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Side Man," and the John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Side Man."

Warren Leight has won several awards for his work. He received the Best Play award at the Tony Awards for "Side Man." Additionally, he won the Outstanding Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for the same production, "Side Man."

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