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Coal Country - New York

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.

Schedule

Public Theater [Anspacher Theater]

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street

Coal Country New York Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces the recipients of the second round of the 2019 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $583,000, allow 15 productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, hoping to extend the life of the world premiere play after its first run. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017
Get all the scoop on VICE on HBO, airing today, September 15, 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2013
Adventure and redemption are at the heart of a new musical inflected with the rich musical sounds of the Appalachia region. Third Street Theatre and West Coast Ensemble Theatre present the West Coast premiere of The Burnt Part Boys by Mariana Elder (book), Chris Miller (music) and Nathan Tysen (lyrics), opening tonight, Sept. 14 at Third Street Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013
Adventure and redemption are at the heart of a new musical inflected with the rich musical sounds of the Appalachia region. Third Street Theatre and West Coast Ensemble Theatre present the West Coast premiere of The Burnt Part Boys by Mariana Elder (book), Chris Miller (music) and Nathan Tysen (lyrics), opening Sept. 14 at Third Street Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by Benjamin Tomchik - Oct 19, 2018
Audiences familiar with Signature Theatre know that it is not uncommon for Matthew Gardiner to wear dual hats as both a musical's director and choreographer. However, having dual actors tackle the lead role brings its own set of unique challenges.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2014
Howard Marsee, a mediator with Florida- and Alabama-based firm Upchurch Watson White & Max, has over his career worn many hats: journalism teacher, law review editor, trial attorney, county attorney, mediator, arbitrator, and special magistrate. He has now added "author" to his list of accomplishments. His first novel, "Write Sorrow on the Bosom of the Earth," was published in September and available now.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
The New York Philharmonic will present New York Stories: Threads of Our City, January 14-27, 2019, two weeks of concerts and events examining New York City's roots as a city of immigrants. It will center on the World Premiere of Julia Wolfe's Fire in my mouth, co-commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, which reflects on the New York garment industry at the turn of the 20th century and the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which killed 146 garment workers, most of them young immigrants. New York Stories: Threads of Our City will also feature a program of new chamber music by composers influenced by their time in America; a special guided tour of the Tenement Museum featuring Philharmonic musicians; an archival exhibit featuring materials from the New York Philharmonic Archives, The Forward, the Museum of the City of New York, and the National Archives at New York City; and a free Insights at the Atrium event.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015
Emerging Nashville recording artist Kaitlyn Baker will bring her “coal country” sound to Cincinnati, Ohio, for the first time June 5 and 6, when she performs at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill.
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2017
On Thursday, May 25, DALE SOULES will participate in a Q & A panel for the International Filmmaker Project's screening of AWOL at the Made In NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY at 7:00 PM. 
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2014
Country music recording artists Kaitlyn Baker and Reagan Boggs will perform on the same stage for first time, when they tape the nationally syndicated television concert series 'Song of the Mountains' in Marion, Virginia, on Saturday, June 7.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016
Singer Kaitlyn Baker, who has been attracting attention since the release of her singles “Burn” and “Coal Train,” will bring her “coal country” style of music to the WDVX “Blue Plate Special” in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, March 16. The program broadcasts Monday through Saturday in front of a live audience at the Knoxville Visitors Center.
by Michael Dale - Mar 5, 2020
It seems every four years, as political primaries come upon us, Americans start thinking more about those far off people in drastically different communities we share this country with. If New Yorkers have had many thoughts about the coal industry recently, they probably had to do with President Trump's vocal support of it in the face of cleaner options.
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 4, 2020
COAL COUNTRY, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle and direction by Jessica Blank, just celebrated opening night at the Public Theater.
by Review Roundups - Mar 4, 2020
COAL COUNTRY will run at The Public Theater through Sunday, March 29. COAL COUNTRY is written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle and direction by Jessica Blank.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
The world premiere play COAL COUNTRY has been extended by one week, and it will now run through Sunday, April 5. Directed by Jessica Blank, COAL COUNTRY is written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle. 
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Vivian Howard, who previously hosted the award-winning series A CHEF'S LIFE, returns to PBS in a new six-part series, SOMEWHERE SOUTH. A culinary tour exploring the dishes that are uniting cultures and creating new traditions across the American South, SOMEWHERE SOUTH premieres Fridays, March 27-May 1, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video App.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014
ENSEMBLE THEATRE continues it's 2013-2014 Season with the 3rd Annual Colombi New Plays Festival! Dedicated to the memories of Christopher, Lucia, & Licia Colombi, the New Plays Festival brings you new works by Cleveland playwrights all March long!
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2018
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ellen Starski is set to release her solo debut album, The Days When Peonies Prayed for the Ants, on May 11, 2018.  On the collection, which was written over the course of 12 years, Starski explores  both her homeland and herself, traveling from the coal country of rural Pennsylvania to the roots-music hotbed of Nashville, Tennessee, and creating a soundtrack to that period of self-discovery. The album is autobiographical and rooted in a lush mix of indie-folk, orchestral Americana, and organic pop. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Which productions are currently running, cancelled, and postponed in NYC? We've got a comprehensive list of all the changes.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014
ENSEMBLE THEATRE continues it's 2013-2014 Season with the 3rd Annual Colombi New Plays Festival! Dedicated to the memories of Christopher, Lucia, & Licia Colombi, the New Plays Festival brings you new works by Cleveland playwrights all March long!
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2020
The Public Theater presents the world premiere COAL COUNTRY, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle and direction by Jessica Blank. This new work began performances in the Anspacher Theater with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 3.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
Play Me Again Pianos, a nonprofit charity dedicated to installing and permanently maintaining 88 public pianos throughout the Atlanta area, announced today its newest piano will be unveiled outside Grange Hall at Serenbe on Saturday, June 16, at 4:30 p.m.  Play Me Again Pianos invites the community to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the piano named "Ida." The event will feature a brief performance from Serenbe community members, after which Ida will be available for everyone to play and enjoy.
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2014
Country music recording artists Kaitlyn Baker and Reagan Boggs will perform on the same stage for first time, when they tape the nationally syndicated television concert series 'Song of the Mountains' in Marion, Virginia, tonight, June 7.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Public Theater announced the line-up today for The Public's 2019-20 Season 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017
Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!) and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), will play at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), it was announced today by producer Jim Russek. The open-ended engagement begins June 22. Opening night is June 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015
Emerging Nashville recording artist Kaitlyn Baker will bring her “coal country” sound to Cincinnati, Ohio, for the first time today and tomorrow, June 5 and 6, when she performs at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017
Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!) and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), will play at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), it was announced today by producer Jim Russek. The open-ended engagement began June 22. Opening night is tonight, June 29. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below!
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2017
In the wake of President Trump's controversial decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and its imminent consequences on climate change, National Geographic Documentary Films announced today it would make the highly acclaimed coal documentary FROM THE ASHES available for free across several streaming and video on demand platforms.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017
REEL SOUTH, the public television series spotlighting documentary films steeped in Southern flavor, will return with an expanded season and a new host -- platinum-selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, a resident theatre ensemble now in its 9th season, announces that its concluding production of the 3-year House of Atreus trilogy ELECTRA will be the centerpiece production of the company's 'First Stories' festival of Greek-inspired theatre, music, and dance performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014
Singer-songwriter Kaitlyn Baker will help raise money for the Norton Community Hospital (NCH) in Norton, Virginia, when she performs at the NCH Foundation's 2014 Winter Gala on Friday, February 14. The concert will take place in the Goodloe Center at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, starting at 8:00 p.m., preceded by dinner at 6:30.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015
Move over, Tammy, Dolly and Loretta ... there's a new trio in town! Classic country gets a musical makeover in Ted Swindley's HONKY TONK ANGELS at the Roxy Regional Theatre, beginning February 13 at 8:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today the spring Public Forum and Public Shakespeare Initiative line-up that will explore the intersection of art, ideas, and action and illuminate the study and performance of Shakespeare's works.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is pleased to announce programming for the 2019 Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival. Opening on April 4 and running through April 28, 2019, the festival will take place at venues in the Dallas Arts District and throughout the city. Tickets for SOLUNA events go on sale on January 18, 2019, at mydso.com/soluna.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018
EPIX, an MGM company, today announced that Gretchen Carlson, acclaimed journalist and empowerment advocate, Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black), Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Jussie Smollett (Empire) and Martin Sensmeier (Westworld) have been named as the new correspondents for the second season of the critically-acclaimed documentary series America Divided. Gretchen Carlson and Jussie Smollett have also signed on as executive producers, alongside Norman Lear who is returning for his second season. The four-part series will premiere on EPIX later this year and is set to explore the most provocative news headlines and cultural topics in recent months.
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2018
EPIX, an MGM company, today announced that Gretchen Carlson, acclaimed journalist and empowerment advocate, Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black), Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Jussie Smollett (Empire) and Martin Sensmeier (Westworld) have been named as the new correspondents for the second season of the critically-acclaimed documentary series America Divided. Gretchen Carlson and Jussie Smollett have also signed on as executive producers, alongside Norman Lear who is returning for his second season. The four-part series will premiere on EPIX later this year and is set to explore the most provocative news headlines and cultural topics in recent months.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
COAL COUNTRY will run at The Public Theaterthrough Sunday, March 29, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 3.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015
Move over, Tammy, Dolly and Loretta ... there's a new trio in town! Classic country gets a musical makeover in Ted Swindley's HONKY TONK ANGELS at the Roxy Regional Theatre, beginning tonight, February 13 at 8:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin performances for the world premiere of the new play COAL COUNTRY, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle, on Tuesday, February 18 with a Joseph Papp Free Preview performance in the Anspacher Theater. Directed by Jessica Blank, this riveting new work will run through Sunday, March 29, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 3.
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2016
REEL SOUTH, the public television series spotlighting documentary films steeped in Southern flavor, will return with an expanded season and a new host -- platinum-selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the world premiere of the new play COAL COUNTRY, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle. Directed by Jessica Blank, this riveting new work will begin performances in the Anspacher Theater with a Joseph Papp Free Preview performance on Tuesday, February 18. COAL COUNTRY will run through Sunday, March 29, with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 3.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this Summer. South Williamsport, a high school in Lycoming County, PA, had been forced to cancel their spring production of Monty Python's Spamalot due to 'controversial content,' which includes a homosexual marriage. According to WNEP, the school administrators thought that the musical's subject matter was too inappropriate for students.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018
MTV Greenlights Four New Series to Expand Thursday Night Block
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018
MTV is utilizing monster hit 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation' to launch new series and expand on its thriving Thursday night block. First up was 'Ex on the Beach' which debuted out of 'JSFV' last week and proved the strategy is working. It was MTV's highest rated non 'Jersey Shore' unscripted series launch in over four years, +282% from the time period average, and +174% from MTV's new series average. The powerhouse combination of 'JSFV' and 'Ex on the Beach' secured MTV's position as the #1 network across broadcast and cable on Thursdays in primetime among P18-34.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today further selections for 2018 NYMF. The final invited production as well as a series of developmental readings and concerts will join the initially announced Next Link Projects. Now in its fifteenth year, the 2018 Festival will take place July 9th through August 5th at locations on West 42nd St. in New York City. Dan Markley serves as NYMF Executive Director and Rachel Sussman serves as Producing Artistic Director.
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 23, 2013
Oyster Mill presents a romantic comedy of mail carriers, encyclopedias, and an invisible Jay Gatsby, directed by Craig Stouffer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards has partnered with 'Stars in the House' to live stream this year's Nominations. Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the hosts of the virtual daily series benefiting the Actors Fund, will announce the nominees.
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017
On the heels of President Trump's executive order to undo Clean Power Plan regulations, National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe announced today the acquisition of FROM THE ASHES, a compelling feature documentary that explores one of the country's most contentious topics - coal and the mining industry.