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Coal Country - 2020 - New York Tickets, News, Info & More

In 2010, the Upper Big Branch mine explosion killed 29 men, and tore a hole in the lives of countless others.

In this riveting, emotionally stunning new work based on first-person accounts by survivors and family members, Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, award-winning writers of The Exonerated, and three-time Grammy Award-winning country/folk legend Steve Earle, dig deep into the lives and loss of the most deadly mining disaster in recent U.S. history.

Jessica Blank directs this haunting world premiere that gives voice to those yet unheard, and shines a piercing light on the deadly forces of greed and the enduring power of love.

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Public Theater [Anspacher Theater]


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by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
A new slate of fall programming has been announced for Audible Theater, including three more shows staged live at the Minetta Lane Theatre and four Audible Originals. Highlights include: And So We Walked, An Evening with Solea Pfeiffer, and Approval Junkie.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2020
Backstage will host a two-hour panel discussion, Creatives in Conversation: Anti-Black Racism in Casting, on Thursday, October 1 at 6 p.m. ET.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 7, 2020
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 7-8, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2020
Barrington Stage Company has announced the 2020 Associate Artists – lighting designer David Lander, director/choreographer Jeffrey Page and actress Alysha Umphress. The Associate Artists program’s honorees include choreographer Joshua Bergasse, director Joe Calarco, costume designer Jen Caprio, and more.
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022
Executive Producer Lisa Dozier presents the New York debut of Charles Gluck's Our Brother's Son, directed by David Alpert at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022
Today, Steve Earle shares his soulful rendition of Jerry Jeff Walker’s classic tune “Mr. Bojangles.” On JERRY JEFF – Earle’s forthcoming 10-track collection set for release on May 27 via New West Records – he pays tribute to Walker, the influential cowboy troubadour who passed away on October 23, 2020. After performing in Texas at a concert celebrating Walker’s life, Earle took his band, The Dukes, to Electric Lady Studios in New York, where they recorded 10 of Walker’s songs. 
by A.A. Cristi - May 7, 2021
Christina Franklin has been training and working in New York's theater scene since she was eight years old — starting out in the rehearsal studios of TADA! Youth Theater (whose notable alumni include Kerry Washington and Jordan Peele) and taking her gift for storytelling all the way to Broadway. Irvington Theater will bring Franklin's newest play, Cleanse, to virtual audiences from May 21-23.
by Nicole Rosky - May 5, 2022
The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season. 
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022
All new photos have been released from Our Brother's Son, directed by David Alpert at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022
The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season.
by Nicole Rosky - May 16, 2022
Nominations for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today, and the full list of nominees is available here as well as information on who was eligible.
by Nicole Rosky - May 1, 2022
The 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway was presented on Sunday, May 1, 2022 and we have the full list of winners and nominees!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022
Audible has announced a special series of post-show talk-backs for the return engagement of The Public Theater's critically acclaimed Coal Country, written by Drama Desk winners Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music written and performed by three-time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022
Audible Inc. has announced An Evening with Amber Iman, the next live event from Audible Theater, running for three nights only from Thursday, April 21 to Saturday, April 23. An Evening with Amber Iman will be recorded live from the Minetta Lane Theatre and released to a global audience as an Audible Original.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022
Due to a positive COVID-19 test result in the company and out of an abundance of caution, tonight’s performance of Coal Country at the Cherry Lane Theatre has been cancelled. Performances are expected to resume tomorrow, Saturday, March 26, at the matinee.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022
The Larson Legacy Concert featuring the 2021 recipients of the Jonathan Larson Grants, Shayok Misha Chowdhury and Laura Grill Jaye, will take place at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Saturday, April 9.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022
The New York debut of Charles Gluck's Our Brother's Son, directed by David Alpert, comes to The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
by BWW Contests - Mar 24, 2022
Audible Theater is proud to present The Public Theater's critically acclaimed, 'gorgeously authentic' (Time Out New York) production of COAL COUNTRY, back by popular demand for a limited engagement now through April 17th at the Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC.
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 12, 2022
Last night, stand-up comic Alex Edelman appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform a brief set in promotion of his acclaimed and upcoming off-Broadway show, Just for Us. The one-man show is set to run from March 14th through April 23rd at the SoHo Playhouse, located at 15 Vandam Street, NYC.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022
The return engagement of The Public Theater's production of Coal Country officially opened last night, Thursday March 10 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC).
by Michael Major - Mar 11, 2022
Just before the Off-Broadway return of his hit solo show Just For Us, Alex Edelman will make his national television standup comedy debut performing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Named a Critic’s Pick by the New York Times, Just For Us is presented by Mike Birbiglia and directed by Adam Brace.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2022
This current production is being directed by Awoye Timpo (The Bluest Eye, Good Grief) and choreographed by multihyphenate Adesola Osakalumi (Skeleton Crew, Coal Country, Fela!) with theater newcomer Proda (Ms.Lauryn Hill 2020 Tour) as Composer.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 10, 2022
We've got your first look at Coal Country, written by Drama Desk winners Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music written and performed by three-time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle. Produced by Audible Theater, this return engagement of The Public Theater’s production opens tonight, Thursday March 10 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2020
The Public Theater announced the world premiere of THE LINE, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen and directed by Blank, to debut on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2021
Dorset Theatre Festival will open its 44th season with a revival of Christopher Durang's comedy Laughing Wild outdoors at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand play reading of the comedy, “The Savannah Disputation,” filmed on the Playhouse stage and broadcast virtually, premiering Monday, June 14, at 7 p.m., and streaming on-demand from Tuesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 20.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 19, 2020
Broadway Black, the multimedia organization highlighting the achievements of Black theatre artists, will present the inaugural Antonyo Awards, a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2022
5, 6, 7, 8- it's a Broadway audition and you can't be late! The New London Barn Playhouse invites you to grab your dance shoes and listen to the stories of seventeen aspiring dancers in A Chorus Line, running June 15th-June 26th at 7:30PM with Wednesday matinee performances at 2:00PM and Sunday performances at 5:00PM.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 8, 2020
The Public Theater will present the world premiere of THE LINE, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen and directed by Blank, to debut tonight, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The live-streamed play, brings first-person stories of New York City's first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic to the digital stage.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2021
The play is inspired, in part, by a 2015 controversy at Yale, where a professor’s email set off a debate and subsequent protests about the role white supremacy can play on campus, contributing to a hostile environment for students of color. It explores the critical need for communication and reaching across a divide to find a place of understanding.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 6, 2020
On July 8 (7:30pm) The Public Theater will present the world premiere of THE LINE, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen and directed by Blank . The live-streamed play, bringing first-person stories of New York City's first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic to the digital stage, was commissioned by The Public Theater and written specifically for the digital sphere.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2020
The world premiere play THE LINE, which premiered live on July 8, has been extended an additional four weeks for on demand streaming through Tuesday, September 1 at 11:59pm est on The Public's YouTube.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 4, 2021
Today, Steve Earle & The Dukes have released J.T. This marks Steve’s 20th studio album, and is a tribute to Steve’s late son, Justin Townes Earle, who would have turned 39 years old today.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022
Audible Inc. will produce a return engagement of The Public Theater’s critically acclaimed Coal Country, written by Drama Desk winners Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music written and performed by three-time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2022
Audible Inc. has announced full casting for the return engagement of The Public Theater’s critically acclaimed Coal Country, written by Drama Desk winners Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music written and performed by three-time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2021
Urban Stages has announced Urban Stages' Women's Month selection, Eleanor and Alice by Ellen Abrams, performed as a radio play. The radio play will premiere on March 18 at 7:30 pm with a premiere night benefit exclusive to ticket holders.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022
Alex Edelman’s critically acclaimed new show Just For Us will play an encore engagement this spring at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, NYC), producer Mike Birbiglia announced today. Due to popular demand, the one-man comedy moves to the SoHo Playhouse for six weeks only, playing March 14 - April 23, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2022
Audible Inc. has announced additional live events from Audible Theater. These stage shows will be recorded live from the Minetta Lane Theatre and released to a global audience as Audible Originals.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2022
The Jonathan Larson Grant is an unconditional annual investment in individual talent. The grant is awarded to musical theatre composers, lyricists, and librettists, or writing teams, early in their career, to support artistic endeavors and safeguard long-term music writing careers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2020
PRIMARY STAGES has announced that the virtual benefit reading of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, adapted by Theresa Rebeck & Erin Daley and directed by Theresa Rebeck will now take place on Friday December 18, 2020 at 8pm ET.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 27, 2021
Previews begin tonight, December 21, for Manhattan Theatre Club's Skeleton Crew, written by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Learn more about the cast bringing this show to the stage!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2020
Today's top stories: Read the reviews for The Prom, get a first look at Samantha Barks in the West End production of Frozen, Matthew Morrison in The Grinch Musical, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2020
PRIMARY STAGES will present a virtual benefit reading of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, adapted by Theresa Rebeck & Erin Daley and directed by Theresa Rebeck on Wednesday December 16, 2020 at 8pm ET.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 28, 2020
Bituminous Press has announced the completion of the latest book by author Gerry Stanek, scheduled to be published on August 29, 2020. At once humorous and heartfelt, 'Loud and Sure of Myself' is a rambling and luminous childhood journey through a simpler time - the 1970s - and a loving look at a place they once called Coal Country.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2020
Play-PerView has announced its lineup of production coming in September! This month's lineup begins with Seneca Falls on September 12, followed by Sugar in Our Wounds on September 19, and Hamlet in Bed on September 26.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 7, 2022
Nominations for the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced today by theatre veterans Lilli Cooper and Lea DeLaria, stars of Broadway’s POTUS. With COVID safety in mind, rather than having one host and multiple presenters, this year the Awards will be handed out by a few Host/Presenter pairs on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and Lucille Lortel Theatre, with additional support provided by TDF.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2022
The Battle of Blair Mountain in September 1921 in southern West Virginia was the culmination of coal miners fighting for worker's rights against coal companies and their allies. It was a major steppingstone toward unionization along with the 5-day work week, fair pay, and more for workers everywhere.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
Executive Producer Lisa Dozier is presenting the New York debut of Charles Gluck's Our Brother's Son, directed by David Alpert at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
by Team BWW - Apr 1, 2022
Off-Broadway is back and better than ever, with countless new shows soon opening across Manhattan and beyond. BroadwayWorld is helping you pick what to see next by rounding up our top recommended theatre each month. Coming up this April is a brand new musical about women's suffrage, an Olivier Award-winning classic, and so much more!