A Long and Happy Life - Off-Broadway

When a tragic freak accident disrupts the promising life of the blissful Cass, the results travel like a shockwave through the halls of the Bronx high school where she works. Suddenly Cass is forced to confront her fate and the scope of her fears while struggling to maintain relationships with both her new husband and her students. In this lively and thought-provoking tale of a seemingly perfect life suddenly confronted with reality, no one is safe from the randomness and chaos inherent in our world.

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Peter Jay Sharp Theater (at Playwrights Horizons)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015
In addition to the previously announced Michelle Dockery, Janet McTeer and Dominic West, the production will feature Adjoa Andoh, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Morfydd Clark, Edward Holcroft, Jennifer Saayeng and Una Stubbs.
by Movies News Desk - Sep 22, 2013
A new promo for THE LADY IN NUMBER 6, which tells the story of Alice Herz-Sommer. Alice, at 109 years old, is the second oldest person living in London, England – she is more significantly the world's oldest survivor of Hitler's holocaust. In “The Lady in Number 6,” she tells the story of how music has helped her live a long and happy life in the face of enduring tragedy.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013
Welthy Holliday Productions proudly presents a revival of Bekah Brunstetter's Be a Good Little Widow, the inaugural theatrical production by the company, directed by Elena Araoz. Be a Good Little Widow runs from September 12 - 22, 2013 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013
Welthy Holliday Productions presents a revival of Bekah Brunstetter's Be a Good Little Widow, the inaugural theatrical production by the company, directed by Elena Araoz. Be a Good Little Widow runs now through September 22, 2013 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B in New York City. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2013
Now in its fifth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between today, 6-25 October 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016
Portland Center Stage at The Amory continues its Northwest Stories series with Bekah Brunstetter's The Oregon Trail, opening on the U.S. Bank Main Stage on November 4, with previews beginning October 29 and performances through November 20.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016
Portland Center Stage at The Amory continues its Northwest Stories series with Bekah Brunstetter's The Oregon Trail, opening on the U.S. Bank Main Stage on November 4, with previews beginning October 29 and performances through November 20.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015
Elaine Cassidy will be taking on the role of Madame de Tourvel in the Donmar's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, replacing Michelle Dockery who regrettably has had to withdraw from the production prior to the start of rehearsals.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015
'This informative book on engineering passes on to new generations the knowledge garnered from a distinguished engineering career. We are most pleased to announce its release,' said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013
The Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography will return on Monday, November 25 and Monday, December 2 at Stage 72 (formerly The Triad, 158 W. 72nd Street) at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016
Portland Center Stage at The Amory continues its Northwest Stories series with Bekah Brunstetter's The Oregon Trail, opening on the U.S. Bank Main Stage on November 4, with previews beginning October 29 and performances through November 20.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014
Fresh Produce'd L.A. presents the world premiere production HEY BROTHER by Bekah Brunstetter. Produced by Riva Di Paola and Lucas Dixon, the show will be directed by Alexis Jacknow and stars Lucas Dixon (Yale MFA), Graham Outerbridge (A.C.T. MFA) and Kahyun Kim (Julliard BFA). The show runs tonight, November 21st - Sunday, December 14th, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014
Fresh Produce'd L.A. presents the world premiere production HEY BROTHER by Bekah Brunstetter. Produced by Riva Di Paola and Lucas Dixon, the show will be directed by Alexis Jacknow and stars Lucas Dixon (Yale MFA), Graham Outerbridge (A.C.T. MFA) and Kahyun Kim (Julliard BFA). The show runs Friday, November 21st - Sunday, December 14th, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core will add four performances to the run The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Lauren Shouse, and featuring RTE Founders Tara Mallen and Keith Kupferer, RTE Member Krystel McNeil, with Tuckie White.  Eight performances have been added to the run, which must close June 2, 2018 at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. 
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Theater Breaking Through Barriers (Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing) kicks off its 40th Anniversary with the World Premiere of PUBLIC SERVANT by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's Emmy-winning drama This Is Us and the just announced Oklahoma TV series). 
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Brainerd Community Theatre will present 'A Long Trip' by Dan McGeehan in a livestreamed production on Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Theater Breaking Through Barriers (Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing) kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with the World Premiere of PUBLIC SERVANT by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's Emmy-winning drama This Is Us and the just announced Oklahoma TV series). Directed by Geordie Broadwater, the production stars Chris Henry Coffey (Broadway's Bronx Bombers, David Schwimmer's Trust opposite Clive Owen and Viola Davis), Christine Bruno (Jose Rivera's adaption of The Maids, Bekah Brunstetter's Forgotten Corners of Your Dark, Dark Place with TBTB) and newcomer Anna Lentz in her Off-Broadway debut. The play is the second part of a trilogy of plays by Brunstetter that kicked off with The Cake in February at Manhattan Theatre Club. Previews for PUBLIC SERVANT begin May 25 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre with opening night on Thursday, June 6.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017
Faith, family and frosting collide in a touching and timely new play by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us). The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of The Cake. Jennifer Chambers directs for a July 1 opening at Atwater Village Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the Midwest premiere of The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Lauren Shouse, and featuring RTE Founders Tara Mallen and Keith Kupferer, RTE Member Krystel McNeil, with Tuckie White.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017
Theater Breaking Through Barriers, who scored a hit this past summer with Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing, will kick off its 38th season with the World Premiere of THE OTHER PLAYS: SHORT PLAYS ABOUT THE OTHERNESS IN OUR SOCIETY, a bill of new short works by playwrights Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter (a Writers Guild Award nominee for This Is Us), Lameece Isaaq, Neil LaBute and Tatiana Rivera. This evening of short plays exploring the themes of race, religion, sexual identity, and social otherness begins previews on March 10 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York Theatres. Opening night is set for Thursday, March 16.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017
La Jolla Playhouse announces The Cake, a new play by Bekah Brunstetter (TV's This is Us), as the final production of its 2017/2018 season, running in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre February 6 - March 4, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014
The 2014 Academy Award-winning Canadian Documentary, THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE will receive its Toronto premiere on Sunday April 13, 2014 at the Al Green Theatre and the Miles Nadal JCC.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017
Faith, family and frosting collide in a touching and timely new play by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us). The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of The Cake. Jennifer Chambers directs for a July 1 opening at Atwater Village Theatre.
by Marianka Swain - Jun 23, 2016
Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre Christopher Haydon today announces the full cast for the world premiere DIARY OF A MADMAN. Haydon directs Deborah Arnott (Mavra Sheeran), Liam Brennan (Pop Sheeran), Lois Chimimba (Mel McCloud), Guy Clark (Matthew White) and Louise McMenemy (Sophie Sheeran). Following the success of the Gate Theatre's recent Fringe First winning The Christians and Grounded, Diary of a Madman marks the Gate Theatre's third visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013
The Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography returns to Stage 72 (formerly the Triad Theater (158 West 72 Street) with its new edition, Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter tonight, June 17 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013
The Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography returns to Stage 72 (formerly the Triad Theater (158 West 72 Street) with its new edition, Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, tonight, June 15 at 9:30pm and Monday, June 17 at 7:30pm.
by Joanna Barouch - Jun 10, 2019
Who was Clara Schumann, and why is the Chelsea Music Festival celebrating her this year?
by Shari Barrett - Jul 5, 2016
Eight-time Emmy® Award-winner Edward Asner (Lou Grant; The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Roots; Rich Man, Poor Man) and Academy Award® nominee June Squibb (Nebraska) star in a staged reading of a play by Christine Rosensteel, WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES as Daniel and Issy, an elderly married couple who have enjoyed a long and happy life together. Daniel is less in control of his faculties with the advance of years, and Issy in painfully aware of their isolation and peril.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014
New York's 2009 Drama Desk Award winner CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is coming to San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko (222 Mason Street) for two performances only - Saturday, September 20 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, September 21 (7 p.m.). Tickets for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY range in price from $35 - $50 and available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Uptown Players closes its 2018-2019 season with the regional premiere of The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter, running August 9 - August 25, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017
Faith, family and frosting collide in a touching and timely new play by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us). The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of The Cake. Jennifer Chambers directs for a July 1 opening at Atwater Village Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble proudly announces its 2018 Season, "The Reckoning." The season includes three plays about women who come face to face with an essential truth that threatens to shatter the things they love most. The 2018 Season will be performed at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014
A Finborough Theatre commission, and another in its series premiering the work of Canada's most acclaimed playwrights, the UK debut of award-winning Canadian playwright Matthew Edison - The Domino Heart, starring Amanda Hale - nominated for two Evening Standard Awards for Outstanding Newcomer and Best Actress, plays a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from 2 February 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 3 February 2014 at 7.30pm ).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
Artistic Director of the Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah, today announces the full cast for Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, a co-production with Elliott & Harper Productions and Cindy Tolan.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017
La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of The Cake, by Bekah Brunstetter (TV's This Is Us), directed by Casey Stangl (Playhouse's The Car Plays), running February 6 - March 4, 2018 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents 'The Cake' by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Steve Scott, Jan.30-March 1 in the Playhouse Theatre at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. The LA Times calls the play 'funny and smart' and observes, 'The Cake' explores human conflict from an insightful, slightly offbeat perch with understanding, respect and compassion for opposing points of view.' There will be a preview performance 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan 30; press opening is 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31. Performances run through March 1.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014
Do you believe in heaven? If so, what does it look like? That's what playwright Bekah Brunstetter explores in her new work, Going to a Place where you Already Are. It's up next for South Coast Repertory's NewSCRipts reading series on Monday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Tickets are available online at ?www.scr.org. The play is an SCR commission.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Rogue Machine presents the West Coast Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's a?oeMISS LILLY GETS BONEDa?? directed by Robin Larsen.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013
Welthy Holliday Productions proudly presents a revival of Bekah Brunstetter's Be a Good Little Widow, the inaugural theatrical production by the company, directed by Elena Araoz. Be a Good Little Widow runs from September 12 - 22, 2013 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013
Now in its fifth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between 6-25 October 2013
by Shari Barrett - Aug 15, 2013
The GRAMMY Museum Presents Celebrity Autobiography: The Music Edition, Volume 3 tonight, August 15 featuring Fred Willard, Joey Fatone, Steven Weber and More Slated To Perform In A Special Edition Of The Award-Winning Comedy Sensation Celebrity Autobiography, taking on Musical Artists
by Shari Barrett - Aug 13, 2013
The GRAMMY Museum Presents Celebrity Autobiography: The Music Edition, Volume 3 on August 15 featuring Fred Willard, Joey Fatone, Steven Weber and More Slated To Perform In A Special Edition Of The Award-Winning Comedy Sensation Celebrity Autobiography, taking on Musical Artists
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Theater Breaking Through Barriers (Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing) kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with the World Premiere of PUBLIC SERVANT by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's Emmy-winning drama This Is Us and the just announced Oklahoma TV series).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018
Bekah Brunstetter has been in the news a lot lately as her play THE CAKE (Geffen Playhouse, Manhattan Theatre Club) sweeps the nation and for her work on NBC's hit THIS IS US. Previously acclaimed plays like BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, THE OREGON TRAIL and YOU MAY GO NOW have created a growing fan base for the playwright.
by Jill Schafer - Apr 18, 2016
The theory of the quantum multiverse suggests that many different universes simultaneously exist, based on every choice we ever (or never) made. I don't know if I believe that, but I do believe that we are where we are in life based on a million choices we've made in our life, both significant and seemingly insignificant. It's intriguing to think that if we had made one or a hundred choices differently, we might be in a completely different place in life, doing something completely different, surrounded by completely different people. English playwright Nick Payne's new play CONSTELLATIONS, the second production in the Jungle Theater's 2016 season, plays with that idea to great effect. In one of my favorite plays that I've seen all year, we are taken on a journey of a relationship, but not just one single linear journey, rather countless iterations of that journey, some funny, some heart-breaking, some hopelessly romantic, all focused on these two people that are connected in some way in every one of the universes traveled.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017
Dean Johnson's new book How The Years Passed By ($24.99, paperback, 9781545600016; $9.99, eBook, 9781545600023) shares how through a series of interconnected events, with stories and over 300 photographs, how the author achieved success in life, in love, in business and in the sport he loves by following and yielding intuitively to what he believes were divinely-inspired events. Woven through an autobiographical theme with a spiritual message, the author reveals how, by simply trying every day to leave the world a bit better than he found it, regardless of where he started, by living one day at a time with a purpose, he believes nearly anyone can find the formula to a long and happy life.