I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is now accepting scripts for development during the 2015 National Playwrights Conference. Applicants may submit works to the O'Neill's Open Submissions Process through Friday, October 17, 2014.
by Jessica Showers - Oct 24, 2014
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: WIESENTHAL begins tonight at Theatre Row, PHANTOM opens its new pop-up shop today, and THE LAST SHIP sails to Broadway this Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) will present the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney andBetty Gilpin.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014
Partial Comfort Productions (Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee A Bright New Boise) kicks off its 12th season with THE WELCOME MAT READING SERIES, a collection of bold and groundbreaking new plays by four of the country's fastest-rising female playwrights.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014
The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company presents Keen Teens, the educational theatre partnership between Off-Broadway's Keen Company and the theatrical publishing company Samuel French. The writers for the program's eighth season are Kristoffer Diaz, Halley Feiffer, and Kenny Finkle, who have been commissioned to write thirty-minute, large cast plays, which will be produced with student actors Off-Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014
Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2014 - 2015 season productions, featuring world premiere productions from Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree, Halley Feiffer, Rajiv Joseph andDoug Wright, an American premiere from Moira Buffini and a revival from Atlantic's founder David Mamet.
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014
Wendy C. Goldberg, Artistic Director National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director of the National Music Theater Conference, announced Directors of the projects selected for the 2014 Summer Season.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced an addition to its writers-in-residence, and a new play being developed during the National Playwrights Conference.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015
The Ovation Award-winning IAMA THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to present the World Premiere of A DOG'S HOUSE, written by Micah Schraft and directed by Trip Cullman. A DOG'S HOUSE will preview on Friday, March 27 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, March 28 and run through Sunday, April 26 at the Elephant Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd. (one block west of Vine) in Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015
Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015
MCC THEATER has announced the final production of its four-show 2015-16 Main Stage Season, which runs August 2015 through June 2016. Playwright Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard) will make her MCC Theater debut with her play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. Trip Cullman returns to direct after helming this season's critically acclaimed hit Punk Rock. Full details below. This also marks the reunion of Feiffer and Cullman following their hit production of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard at the Atlantic Theater Company in early 2015.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 3, 2015
Just last night, Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) presented its landmark 30th Anniversary Gala, at The Pierre (2 East 61st Street at 5th Avenue). Directed by Neil Pepe with musical direction by Matt Gallagher, the annual gala celebrated thirty Atlantic seasons with an evening of music and performances from the Atlantic Ensemble and celebrity artists and honor Charles R. Bendit and Paul E. Pariser, co-CEOs of Taconic Investment Partners for their long-time partnership with Atlantic.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015
The Ovation Award-winning IAMA THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to present the World Premiere of A DOG'S HOUSE, written by Micah Schraft and directed by Trip Cullman. A DOG'S HOUSE will preview tonight, March 27 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, March 28 and run through Sunday, April 26 at the Elephant Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd. (one block west of Vine) in Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015
Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced a New Play Commissioning Program and New Musical Commissioning Program, through which the Festival will commission and develop three to five projects annually from playwrights, composers and collaborative devisers from across the career spectrum. The program launches with inaugural artists Fernanda Coppel (whose new play King Liz premieres this summer at Second Stage), Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard, which just finished an acclaimed run at the Atlantic Theater Company), and Benjamin Scheuer (creator of the current Off Broadway hit The Lion). Each commission also includes a writing residency at Williamstown Theatre Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014
F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the brand new Sheen Center in lower Manhattan with The Spring Fling: First Love, six new short plays by Halley Feiffer (How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them), Kate Gersten (Benefit of the Doubt), Jason Grote (Mad Men, Smash, Hannibal, 1001), Mark Sitko (Rocky Philly, Tube), Tommy Smith (White Hot, Pigeon), and Lauren Yee (The Hatmaker's Wife). Performances will be Thursday, May 1st through Sunday, May 11th with Wednesday through Saturday night performances at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2p. Tickets are $18 and available at ovationtx.com and at the door.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, the political controversy surrounding the release of The Interview, and continued suppression of plays, books, and art in American schools, libraries and museums, the battle for freedom of speech and expression is more essential than ever. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will present an evening of world premiere plays by Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, Israel Horovitz and Neil LaBute addressing censorship in the arts in Playwrights for a Cause, to be held at 7:30pm on June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013
Join Academy Award Nominee Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Playwright Rinne Groff (Compulsion, The Ruby Sunrise) and Playwright in Residence Jackie Sibblies Drury (Soho Rep's We are Proud to Present a Presentation) for Cape Cod Theatre Project's First StageTalk of the season. The conversation begins Tuesday, July 2 at 10 a.m at Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014
Wendy C. Goldberg, Artistic Director National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director of the National Music Theater Conference, announced Directors of the projects selected for the 2014 Summer Season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today casting for the 2014 National Playwrights Conference. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg, who celebrates her 10th season leading the Conference in 2014, the Conference runs from July 2 to July 19, and will be instrumental in the development of six new plays.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2013
Join Broadway playwright Sharr White (The Other Place, The Snow Geese), for Cape Cod Theatre Project's second StageTalk of the season. The conversation begins Tuesday, July 9 at 11 a.m at West Falmouth Library, 565 West Falmouth Highway, West Falmouth, Mass.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced an addition to its writers-in-residence, and a new play being developed during the National Playwrights Conference.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today casting for the 2014 National Playwrights Conference. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg, who celebrates her 10th season leading the Conference in 2014, the Conference runs from July 2 to July 19, and will be instrumental in the development of six new plays.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013
Join Academy Award Nominee Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Playwright Rinne Groff (Compulsion, The Ruby Sunrise) and Playwright in Residence Jackie Sibblies Drury (Soho Rep's We are Proud to Present a Presentation) for Cape Cod Theatre Project's First StageTalk of the season. The conversation begins today, July 2 at 10 a.m at Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013
Join director Kip Fagan (The Revisionist with Vanessa Redgrave and Jesse Eisenberg; Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck) and playwright/actress Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard) for Cape Cod Theatre Project's third StageTalk of the season. The conversation takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m at Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA.
by Jessica Showers - Jan 7, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: UNDER THE RADAR launches today, 'PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD' begins previews, Takei talks ALLEGIANCE and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015
Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015
The Irish Repertory Theatre continues the 9th season of its Reading Series with Joseph Dougherty's play Chester Bailey, directed by Ron Lagomarsino. The reading will be held today, January 30 at 3pm (EST) at the DR2 Theater, 103 East 15th Street, the Irish Repertory Theatre's temporary home during its current renovations. The reading is FREE and open to the public.
by Michael Dale - Jan 27, 2015
Emotions emerge as a successful playwright and his actress daughter wait for her opening night NY Times review.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015
The Irish Repertory Theatre, which 'encourages the development of works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures,' continues the 9th season of its Reading Series with Joseph Dougherty's play Chester Bailey, directed by Ron Lagomarsino. The reading will be held on Friday, January 30 at 3pm (EST) at the DR2 Theater, 103 East 15th Street, the Irish Repertory Theatre's temporary home during its current renovations. The reading is FREE and open to the public. An RSVP to the Irish Repertory Theatre Box Office at (212) 727-2737 is strongly suggested.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015
Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce that the world premiere production of Halley Feiffer's play I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, directed by Trip Cullman, has been extended an additional two weeks due to high ticket demand following opening last night to critical acclaim.
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 21, 2015
Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard began previews on January 7 and officially opened last night, January 20, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15, 2015 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015
Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard began previews on January 7 and officially opens tonight, January 20, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15, 2015 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).
by Review Roundups - Jan 20, 2015
Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard officially opens tonight, January 20, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15, 2015 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...
by Jessica Showers - Jan 20, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HAMILTON and 'PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD' start off-Broadway, vampires creep into NYC with LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and more!
by - Jan 18, 2015
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to present the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. Check out production photos of the show below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014
The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced the Keen Teens, the educational theatre partnership between Off-Broadway's Keen Company and the theatrical publishing company Samuel French, has selected the writers for the program's eighth season: Kristoffer Diaz, Halley Feiffer, and Kenny Finkle, who have been commissioned to write thirty-minute, large cast plays, which will be produced with student actors Off-Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015
?Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the humorous and poignant "Painting Churches" by Tina Howe, on Monday, February 9, at 7 p.m. A Connecticut theatrical family - Jack Gilpin, his wife Ann McDonough, and their daughter Betty Gilpin, who currently is a leading character in television's "Nurse Jackie" - are cast members. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jan 12, 2015
I am thrilled to announce that Joshua Harmon'sSignificant Other will receive its world premiere this spring at the Laura Pels Theatre directed by Trip Cullman. This is Josh's second production at Roundabout, following the phenomenal success of his first Roundabout production, Bad Jews, which premiered in the Roundabout Underground in 2012 and moved upstairs to the Pels in 2013, where it was honored with numerous Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Award nominations (as well as a Lortel win for Tracee Chimo).
by - Feb 28, 2015
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014
The readings kick off Monday, March 24 and will be held on consecutive Mondays through April 7. The readings will take place at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). All readings are free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVPs are required. To RSVP, visit https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1685583-1KMR9JvsKh or call (212) 399-3000 x 4163.
by National Theater Institute - Feb 23, 2015
Hailed as the launchpad of the American theater, the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is responsible for developing more than 1,100 new works for the stage. Each summer, the O'Neill is home to a series of national conferences ushering in new voices in playwriting, musical theater, cabaret, puppetry, and criticism. NTI's Theatermakers Summer Intensive provides young artists the opportunity to train alongside these professional conferences and see new American plays before they hit the big stage. Plays developed during summers at the O'Neill now abound off-Broadway, as major New York theaters premiere work from the National Playwrights Conference (NPC).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014
Partial Comfort Productions (Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee A Bright New Boise) kicks off its 12th season with THE WELCOME MAT READING SERIES, a collection of bold and groundbreaking new plays by four of the country's fastest-rising female playwrights.
by National Theater Institute - Dec 29, 2014
Today, Risk Again! Notes from the National Theater Institute reflects on 12 defining moments of 2104.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014
Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. Check out a first look at rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015
Sacrilegious, a new play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society) and directed by Andy Sandberg (Application Pending; The Last Smoker in America), will receive two invitation-only readings in New York on May 7-8, 2015. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015
Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce complete casting for the revival of Ghost Stories: The Shawl and Prairie du Chien, two haunting short plays by Atlantic co-founder and Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet.
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 20, 2015
The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway announced the nominees this morning for the 2014-15 season. The first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season, the organization is celebrating its 64th season of bestowing awards of excellence in the field of theater. The Outer Critics Circle is an association with members affiliated with more than ninety newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, Internet, and theatre publications in America and abroad.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today its six new plays selected for development at the 50th annual National Playwrights Conference (NPC):