Ayad Akhtar Videos

 
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LCT: Junk, Disgraced (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony nomination; Broadway and LCT3), The Who & The What (LCT3). Other plays include The Invisible Hand (Obie Award; Oliver, Evening Standard noms.). As a novelist, he is the author of American Dervish (Little, Brown & Co.), published in over 20 lan- ... (read more)
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LCT: Junk, Disgraced (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony nomination; Broadway and LCT3), The Who & The What (LCT3). Other plays include The Invisible Hand (Obie Award; Oliver, Evening Standard noms.). As a novelist, he is the author of American Dervish (Little, Brown & Co.), published in over 20 lan- ... (read more)
BWW TV: Highlights from GOODNIGHT NOBODY at McCarter CenterBWW TV: Highlights from GOODNIGHT NOBODY at McCarter Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 17, 2020

The Big Chill meets This is Us in Rachel Bonds' play Goodnight Nobody. In this deeply moving and funny world premiere, a group of old friends reconnect after years apart. They reminisce with wild abandon, until the things they aren't telling each other come hurtling to the surface. The production runs January 10 through February 9 in McCarter's Berlind Theatre. More about the production at mccarter.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At JUNK at Arena StageVIDEO: Get A First Look At JUNK at Arena Stage
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater recently opened the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Junk runs April 5 - May 5, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

VIDEO: Ayad Akhtar Talks About JUNK at Arena StageVIDEO: Ayad Akhtar Talks About JUNK at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019

Arena Stage presents Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world. (more...)

Video: JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Comes to Milwaukee RepVideo: JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Comes to Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Junk, the hit Broadway play by Milwaukee native and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar in the Quadracci Powerhouse now through February 17, 2019.  Since its Broadway premiere at Lincoln Center last year, Ayad Akhtar along with Artistic Director Mark Clements have continued to hone Junk to bring Milwaukee audiences a new, two hour no intermission riveting story set in the financial world of the 1980s. (more...)

VIDEO: Inside Playhouse on the Square's JUNKVIDEO: Inside Playhouse on the Square's JUNK
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2018

Playhouse on the Square presents the regional premier of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Ayad Akhtar's new work. (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Paula Marie BlackWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Paula Marie Black
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2018

Watch below as Paula tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more! (more...)

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Ayad AkhtarWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Ayad Akhtar
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2018

Watch below as Ayad tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Cash In with JUNK Leading Man-
 Steven Pasquale!Backstage with Richard Ridge: Cash In with JUNK Leading Man- Steven Pasquale!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 6, 2017

He has stolen hearts in Madison county, robbed settlers on the Natchez Trace, and now he's thieving on Wall Street. Or at least the characters he's played have... (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside JUNK's Priceless Opening Night on Broadway!BWW TV: Go Inside JUNK's Priceless Opening Night on Broadway!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Nov 3, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater presents Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes, which just opened last night, November 2, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and we're taking you straight to all of the action below! (more...)

BWW TV: See Steven Pasquale and More in Highlights from Ayad Akhtar's JUNK on BroadwayBWW TV: See Steven Pasquale and More in Highlights from Ayad Akhtar's JUNK on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 1, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater's production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Doug Hughes, opens tomorrow, Thursday, November 2, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Check out highlights from the show in the video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Playwright Ayad Akhtar Talks DISGRACED at McCarter Theatre Center
by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this month. Of particular note will be an appearance by playwright Ayad Akhtar at McCarter's Dialogue on Drama on Sunday, October 16th. Get ready for his appearance with the interview below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Playwright Paula Vogel Gives Writing Advice for DGF's Traveling Masters Program
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Paula Vogel, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of How I Learned To Drive, The Baltimore Waltz, And Baby Makes Seven, and this year's Indecent, led a public workshop at the Minneapolis Playwrights' Center as part of The Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program. Scroll down for a clip! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Kravits Plays His Last Performance in OFF THE TOP June 6th
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2016

Don't miss Jason Kravits (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and special guest star Alexander Gemignani, in Jason's improvisational nightclub act, OFF The TOP. This is the final performance, before Kravits departs to tread the boards this summer at the Muny and the La Jolla Playhouse. The final show plays June 6th at 7pm at The Duplex. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: James Monroe Iglehart, Michael Arden & More Celebrate 99 Years of The Drama Book Shop
by Stage Tube - Dec 7, 2015

Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart is featured in the shop's new video series, along with Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced), Michael Arden, Leslie Odom Jr., Klea Blackhurst, Cotter Smith, Jennifer-Ashley Tepper and more. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch New Trailer for DISGRACED on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 29, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar had its Broadway premiere last week, on October 23, 2014, starring Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London's Bush Theatre production),Gretchen Mol ('Boardwalk Empire'),Karen Pittman (Domesticated) and Josh Radnor ('How I Met Your Mother'). BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive first look at a new trailer for the play below! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for DISGRACED with Judith Light, Tony Danza & More!
by TV - Red Carpets - Oct 24, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar had its Broadway premiere last night, October 23, 2014, starring Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London's Bush Theatre production), Gretchen Mol ('Boardwalk Empire'),Karen Pittman (Domesticated) and Josh Radnor ('How I Met Your Mother'). BroadwayWorld's Richar Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the show's guests before the curtain went up. Check out interviews with Julia Murney, Tom Kitt, Tony Danza, Judith Light and more below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of DISGRACED on Opening Night- Pittman, Radnor, Dhillon, Mol & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 25, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar had its Broadway premiere last night, October 23, 2014, starring Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London's Bush Theatre production), Gretchen Mol ('Boardwalk Empire'), Karen Pittman (Domesticated) and Josh Radnor ('How I Met Your Mother'). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening night after party, and you can check out interviews with the company below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from DISGRACED on Broadway; Opens This Thursday!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar will have its Broadway premiere this fall starring Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London's Bush Theatre production), Gretchen Mol ('Boardwalk Empire'), Karen Pittman (Domesticated) and Josh Radnor ('How I Met Your Mother'). In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Disgraced has received Obie and Joseph Jefferson Awards. Kimberly Senior, who helmed the two previous US productions, will direct. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: NTI Changed My Life - Josh Radnor
by National Theater Institute - Oct 20, 2014

The National Theater Institute includes a vibrant community of over 3,500 alumni. The many talents of these actors, writers, directors, and designers can be seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in films, television, London's West End, and at every major regional theater in the U.S. Actor, writer, director, Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother, Happythankyoumoreplease, Liberal Arts, The Graduate) is currently starring in Disgraced on Broadway. Today Risk Again! shares his reflections on studying with NTI in the spring of 1995. Watch the video to hear more about his memories of training at the O'Neill, his play Napoleon Blownapart, and the many ways NTI changed his life as an artist. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Radnor Calls New Broadway Play DISGRACED 'Everything You Shouldn't Say at a Dinner Party'
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

'How I Met Your Mother' star Josh Radnor appeared on this morning's TODAY to talk about his new Broadway play 'Disgraced,' (more...)