Lucas Hnath News

BWW Interview: Playwright Chris Cragin-Day and FOSTER MOM at Premiere StagesBWW Interview: Playwright Chris Cragin-Day and FOSTER MOM at Premiere Stages
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 16, 2017

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Foster Mom by Chris Cragin-Day, the winner of the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival from September 7-24 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Chris about her career and the upcoming show. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This WeekFOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

BWW Review:  New Cast Members Add New Dynamics To A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2BWW Review: New Cast Members Add New Dynamics To A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by Michael Dale - Aug 13, 2017

When this reviewer first critiqued Lucas Hnath's clever and intriguing A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2, he envisioned much discussion being provoked over the fact that a new Broadway play that debates issues regarding a woman's fight against institutionalized sexism was written and directed by men. (more...)

Pacific Theatre presents THE CHRISTIANS by Lucas HnathPacific Theatre presents THE CHRISTIANS by Lucas Hnath
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

How do we maintain dialogue when we stand on opposite sides of a controversial void? What happens when a pastor gets up in front of his church and announces a drastic change in doctrine? This is the central question of the first play in Pacific Theatre's 2017-2018 season, The Christians by Lucas Hnath. After taking his church from a meager storefront to gleaming megachurch, Pastor Paul overturns one of the most sacred tenents of his congregation's beliefs, sending them reeling towards schism. As they grapple with the mysteries of faith, certainty, and what happens after we die, they must also face the reality of loving those whose beliefs have made them into sudden strangers. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDERPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER
by Walter McBride - Aug 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded, star-spangled red carpet below! (more...)

Review Roundup: The Critics Check In with the New Stars of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2Review Roundup: The Critics Check In with the New Stars of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by Review Roundups - Aug 10, 2017

Tony Award-winner Julie White, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Erin Wilhelmi, have joined Tony Award-winner Jayne Houdyshell in the Broadway cast of Lucas Hnath's hit play, A Doll's House, Part 2. Directed by Tony Award-winner Sam Gold, this wildly inventive new American play picks up fifteen years after Henrik Ibsen's most cherished work concludes. The critics return to the production tonight to take in its new stars. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New Stars of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at the New Stars of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Tony Award-winner Julie White, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Erin Wilhelmi, have joined Tony Award-winner Jayne Houdyshell in the Broadway cast of Lucas Hnath's hit play, A Doll's House, Part 2. Directed by Tony Award-winner Sam Gold, this wildly inventive new American play picks up fifteen years after Henrik Ibsen's most cherished work concludes. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new stars onstage below! (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Announces 2018 SeasonSecond Thought Theatre Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

On the heels of closing a successful 13th season, Second Thought Theatre Artistic Director Alex Organ announced details for the company's 2018 season today. The new season adds a fourth production for the first time since 2013 and is comprised of three area premieres and one world premiere. Play selections include 'a work of total fiction' taking place during the 2008 New Hampshire Democratic primary, a committed couple resorting to a miracle drug to regain their capacity for empathy, a city planner fighting for the safety of a town that doesn't want his help, and a provocative ensemble piece that exposes the incongruities of being a woman in the 21st century. Season subscription and ticket information for STT's 2018 season is available online at 2TT.co. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAYPlaywrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

BWW Interview: A Woman Standing Up in a Man's World: Kate Fahrner in NEWSIESBWW Interview: A Woman Standing Up in a Man's World: Kate Fahrner in NEWSIES
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 7, 2017

“She a woman standing up in a man's world, and she won't take no for an answer,” Kate Farhner says admiringly of her current role in Maine State Music Theatre's new production of Disney's Newsies. “Katherine is one of the principal storytellers in the show, and [as a writer], she is unique because she is a woman modeling herself after a man.” The actress who created a sensation last season as Eva Peron returns to the Pickard Theater to work once again with director/choreographer Marc Robin and her Evita co-star Matt Farcher. Farhner recounts how she came to be cast as the young journalist, Katherine Plumber, who becomes involved with strike leader, Jack Kelly, and helps the newsboys win their objectives. “I had gone in to audition for Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, and Marc Robin asked me if I knew Katherine's song “Watch What Happens.” I didn't, but I prepared it and sang it for them at the callback. When Matt walked in, I knew this was going to be a dream to play this part. We didn't get to interact much in Evita, but we do as Katherine and Jack, and there is a little more of ourselves in these roles.” (more...)

City, County and State Agencies Award Actor's Express $72,500City, County and State Agencies Award Actor's Express $72,500
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Actor's Express has been awarded grants of $30,000 by both the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs and a grant of $12,500 by the Georgia Council for the Arts to support its programming throughout 2017 and 2018. Together the grants amount to the highest level of government support Actor's Express has received in its 30 year history. Managing Director Alex Scollon comments, 'As Actor's Express enters its 30th Anniversary Season, we are honored that the city, county and state recognize the theatre's contribution to the region's cultural community.' The 30th Anniversary Season includes mainstage productions of The Christians by Lucas Hnath, Cardboard Piano by Hansol Jung, both parts of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning masterpiece Angels in America, the World Premiere comedy The Flower Room by Atlanta playwright Daryl Lisa Fazio and a major Broadway musical to be announced, as well as a special concert version of The Harvey Milk Show and the Third Annual Threshold New Play Festival. (more...)

Soho Rep. to Return to Walker Street with Two World PremieresSoho Rep. to Return to Walker Street with Two World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Soho Rep. has announced its 2017-18 season, which marks the return of the beloved New York City theater to the Lower Manhattan storefront it has called home for over 25 years. (more...)

The Cape Cod Theatre Project to Stage Reading of Cusi Cram's EAST OF WEST TOWNThe Cape Cod Theatre Project to Stage Reading of Cusi Cram's EAST OF WEST TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Cape Cod Theatre Project presents its final staged reading of the 2017 Season, Cusi Cram's East of West Town, July 27-29, at Falmouth Academy in Falmouth, MA. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-BroadwaySarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

The Cape Cod Theatre Project Presents a Staged Reading of Talene Monahon's HOW TO LOAD A MUSKETThe Cape Cod Theatre Project Presents a Staged Reading of Talene Monahon's HOW TO LOAD A MUSKET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Under the direction of Artistic Director Hal Brooks, the Cape Cod Theatre Project has a history of presenting some of America's most exciting new plays, including: John Cariani's Almost, Maine, Lucas Hnath's Hillary and Clinton and Heidi Schreck's Grand Concourse. After each reading, audiences are invited to participate in talkbacks to assist in the development of the newly-presented works, many of which go on to off-Broadway, Broadway, or regional engagements. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of HAMLET with Oscar Isaac & More!Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of HAMLET with Oscar Isaac & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 14, 2017

The Public Theater presents HAMLET, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, HAMLET runs through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening last night, July 13. (more...)

16th Street Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season Continues with Minita Gandhi's MUTHALAND16th Street Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season Continues with Minita Gandhi's MUTHALAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the premiere of Minita Gandhi's MUTHALAND directed by HEIDI STILLMAN, August 31 - October 7, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on Thursday, September 7 @ 7:30 PM.  Link to press photos here https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9HDkygjZoH9c1h5Q2lPbGJXM28 (more...)

Deanna Dunagan, Peter Friedman and More to Star in THE TREASURER at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!Deanna Dunagan, Peter Friedman and More to Star in THE TREASURER at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE TREASURER, the world premiere of a new play by Max Posner (Judy) and directed by three-time Lortel Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit, Our Town, Adding Machine). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play will be the second production of the theater company's 2017/2018 Season.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Actors' Equity Association Presents GREAT COMET, COME FROM AWAY and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 with Excellence in Diversity AwardPhoto Coverage: Actors' Equity Association Presents GREAT COMET, COME FROM AWAY and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 with Excellence in Diversity Award
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 12, 2017

Actors' Equity Association just presented The Great Comet, Come From Away and A Doll's House Part 2 the co-recipients of the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2016-17 theatrical season. (more...)

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