Neil LaBute News

 
Date Of Birth:
March 19, 1963 (56)
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 more)
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Date of Birth: March 19, 1963 (56)

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 more)
Equity Cast Announced For BAUER At BLK BOX PHXEquity Cast Announced For BAUER At BLK BOX PHX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

BLK BOX PHX is proud to be offering three Actors' Equity Association contracts for their upcoming production of BAUER, the visceral and visual true story of forgotten modern artist Rudolf Bauer, struggling with his fading place in the history of art. Congratulations to Brian Runbeck, Maria Amorocho Weisbrod & Shana Rebilas Bousard. BAUER is written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Elaine 'E.E.' Moe, member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society. (more...)

Amanda Seyfried in Talks to Lead Netflix Horror-Thriller THINGS HEARD & SEENAmanda Seyfried in Talks to Lead Netflix Horror-Thriller THINGS HEARD & SEEN
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2019

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amanda Seyfried is in talks to star in the upcoming Netflix horror-thriller 'Things Heard & Seen.' (more...)

THE MERCY SEAT Set for Philadelphia FringeTHE MERCY SEAT Set for Philadelphia Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Neil LaBute's sometimes controversial, always unsettling fascination with the war between the sexes is on full display in THE MERCY SEAT. (more...)

Review Roundup: Maura Tierney Stars In WITCH At Geffen PlayhouseReview Roundup: Maura Tierney Stars In WITCH At Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

In this fiendishly funny new play by Jen Silverman, inspired by The Witch of Edmonton by Rowley, Dekker and Ford, a charming devil arrives in the quiet village of Edmonton to bargain for the souls of its residents in exchange for their darkest wishes. (more...)

First Look: Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY by Cherry Productions and Five Acre FilmsFirst Look: Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY by Cherry Productions and Five Acre Films
by Shari Barrett - Aug 31, 2019

Here's your first look at the cast of Neil LaBute's romantic comedy REASONS TO BE PRETTY, which takes a truthful look into the fragilities, fears and vulnerabilities we all feel in love while making a case for being yourself, standing up for what you believe in, and making brave choices. Directed by Cherry Norris as the first theatrical production of Cherry Productions and Five Acre Films, opening September 12 at New Collective Theatre, 6440 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Selects Playwrights For The Writers' RoomGeffen Playhouse Selects Playwrights For The Writers' Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Geffen Playhouse today announced its selection of six local writers to participate in the second cycle of The Writers' Room, a forum for engagement and collaboration between Los Angeles playwrights. The participants for 2019/2020 are Boni B. Alvarez, Chloé Hung, Inda Craig-Galván, Juan José Alfonso, Ramiz Monsef and Ruby Rae Spiegel. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents MCC Theater: SEARED by Theresa RebeckWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Presents MCC Theater: SEARED by Theresa Rebeck
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Hudson Theatre Works Announces 2019-2020 SeasonHudson Theatre Works Announces 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

Hudson Theatre Works announces its 2019 - 2020 season.  (more...)

Thomas Sadoski to Star Opposite Edie Falco in TOMMY on CBSThomas Sadoski to Star Opposite Edie Falco in TOMMY on CBS
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2019

Thomas Sadoski is set to star in a series-regular role opposite Edie Falco in the upcoming CBS midseason drama series Tommy in a recasting, according to Deadline. (more...)

New Muses' THE SEAGULL To Open August 9 At Tacoma's Dukesbay TheaterNew Muses' THE SEAGULL To Open August 9 At Tacoma's Dukesbay Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019

New Muses Theatre Company will close out their tenth season with a new production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull beginning August 9. The production will continue their residence at Tacoma's Dukesbay Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: SUMMER SHORTS at 59E59 Theaters is an Engaging Seasonal Theatrical EventBWW Review: SUMMER SHORTS at 59E59 Theaters is an Engaging Seasonal Theatrical Event
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 31, 2019

Gather your group and enjoy a seasonal entertainment treat. 'Summer Shorts,' the festival of new American plays, is now onstage at 59E59 Theaters. It's an event that theatergoers look forward to every year with original plays by noted artists presented in short form. (more...)

Actress Francesca Ravera Stars In NYC Premiere Of ESPRESSOActress Francesca Ravera Stars In NYC Premiere Of ESPRESSO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019

Multi-award winning Italian actress Francesca Ravera will take on the starring role of Rosa in the New York premiere of the production of Espresso, with staged readings taking place on August 5 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET at Urban Stages Theater located at 259 W 30th Street, New York, 10001. The project is directed by Kim T. Sharp who directed Ravera in the incredibly successful run of Neil LaBute's The Way We Get By, which after earning stand-out reviews in New York, embarked on a tour across Italy earlier this year. (more...)

Main Stage Live Presents A CURIOUS THING By Jeremy O'BrianMain Stage Live Presents A CURIOUS THING By Jeremy O'Brian
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts /Main Stage Live is thrilled to announce the workshop production of a curious thing; or superheroes k'ain't fly, written by jeremy o'brian and directed by Nigel Semaj B. (more...)

Cast Announced For SUMMER SHORTS 2019 At 59E59 TheatersCast Announced For SUMMER SHORTS 2019 At 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

Casting is complete for this year's SUMMER SHORTS 2019, produced by Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Artistic Director) at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director). SUMMER SHORTS 2019 begins on Friday, July 19 and runs through Saturday, August 31. Two series featuring three one-act plays in each will play in rotating repertory Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday & Sunday at 2:15 PM and 7:15 PM. Please note, there is no matinee performance on Saturday, July 20. Individual calendar schedule of performance dates for Series A and Series B is available for viewing/download. Press Opening for Series A is Sunday, July 28 at 7:15 PM. Press Opening for Series B is Sunday, August 4 at 2:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 - $35 ($26 for 59E59 Members). A Pair of Shorts (one ticket to Series A & B, available through July 21) is $60. To purchase tickets, call the 59E59 Theater's Box Office at (646) 892-7999 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Better Lemons And Theatre West Present 'Show Me The Money' Producers PanelBetter Lemons And Theatre West Present 'Show Me The Money' Producers Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

On Saturday, July 13, from 10 am until 12 noon, Better Lemons and Theatre West will be hosting the Producers Panel "Show Me the Money!" with some of LA's premiere theatrical producers sharing their fundraising success stories and secrets. This panel discussion will provide a great opportunity for LA's vast theatrical community to ask questions on what it takes to produce a show in Los Angeles. The "Show Me the Money!" event will be a panel discussion and a conversation with the audience to address specific situations and opportunities. All of the panelists are producers with a diverse background of fundraising experience, from attracting wealthy benefactors to leveraging public funds. (more...)

BWW Review: LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL Serves Up Much to Ponder With New, Fresh WorkBWW Review: LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL Serves Up Much to Ponder With New, Fresh Work
by Tanya Seale - Jul 7, 2019

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBute New Theater Festival pulls together two sets of one-acts and a staged reading of high school finalists this month in order 'to bring a fresh vision of theatre to St. Louis.' Blind, open submissions were taken from playwrights near and far, with six new, previously-unproduced professional plays and four plays by high school students making the cut. Accompanying the professional play sets is Great Negro Works of Art, a Midwestern premier by Neil LaBute directed by John Pierson, performed each night of the festival. It allows its audience to peer in on... (more...)

Winning Playwrights Announced, St. Louis Actors' Studio 7th LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVALWinning Playwrights Announced, St. Louis Actors' Studio 7th LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019

St. Louis Actors' Studio will produce the 7th "LaBute New Theater Festival'. The Theater Festival will run at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle, home to St. Louis Actors' Studio. (more...)

One Day Delay For Off Broadway Premiere of I SPY A SPYOne Day Delay For Off Broadway Premiere of I SPY A SPY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019

Due to technical issues (or spy interference) the Off Broadway premiere of I Spy A Spy, a new (declassified) musical comedy, with book and lyrics by Jamie Jackson and book & music by SoHee Youn, directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Desperate Measures) with musical direction by Dan Pardo (Amazing Grace) will now begin its limited engagement (through September 21) at The Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Saturday, July 6th at 8pm. The show will have its official opening on Thursday, July 18th at 7pm. (more...)

STL Actors' Studio Hosts 7th LaBute New Theater Festival July 5-28STL Actors' Studio Hosts 7th LaBute New Theater Festival July 5-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

St. Louis Actors' Studio will produce the 7th "LaBute New Theater Festival'. The Theater Festival will run at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle, home to St. Louis Actors' Studio. (more...)

Second Annual Ithaca One-Minute Play Festival AnnouncedSecond Annual Ithaca One-Minute Play Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

The 2ND ANNUAL ITHACA ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to Ithaca for its second year, in partnership with the Kitchen Theatre Company. The 2nd Annual Ithaca One-Minute Play Festival runs for three performances only; July 13th at 8pm, and July 14th at 3pm & 7pm. All performances are at the Kitchen Theatre (417 W StateMLK, Jr. St). Tickets, priced at $20, are available at kitchentheatre.org. (more...)

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