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Collected Stories - 2010 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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Tony Award winner Linda Lavin and director Lynne Meadow, who collaborated on MTC’s The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, reunite for a new production of Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies' celebrated drama. Collected Stories chronicles the relationship between two female writers: Ruth Steiner (Lavin), a celebrated New York author with a dry wit and a distinguished career; and her bright-eyed young protégé, Lisa Morrison. As their relationship evolves and the line between fact and fiction starts to blur, their fascinating story comes to an explosive conclusion.

Schedule

Running Time:

2 hours, with one intermission

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
261 W. 47th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Collected Stories


Collected Stories - Back Stage
Lavin is the raison d'être for the play's Broadway debut, an offering from Manhattan Theatre Club, which also presented the first New York outing. While director Lynne Meadow has not found anything new in the play—her production is quite close to the previous two—set designer Santo Loquasto's Greenwich Village apartment set is more spacious. But as the tough-minded Steiner, Lavin gives a master class in acting you miss at your peril. Her every intention is visible on her expressive face and in her daggerlike eyes. Many of her flavorful line readings are followed by exactly the right small gesture or shrug to underline the subtext.

The Devil’s Disciple - New York Magazine
But the real value of Collected Stories lies in the challenge it presents its two terrific actors, who spend the play parrying and sparring and cuffing each other, first with mother-and-cub affection and later with venomous resentment. Both Lavin and Paulson—under the direction of Lynne Meadow—give their all to the contest, and by the play's end, you can see what it costs them. Lavin plays this grand-dame writer as a down-to-earth diva. She may be sharply critical of her young disciple, but she's not inhumane. And in a confessional and vulnerable moment, when she shares the details of a youthful affair, her demeanor suddenly turns charmingly, disarmingly girlish.


 

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by Gabrielle Sierra - June 8, 2010
Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed production of COLLECTED STORIES, written by Donald Margulies and directed by Lynne Meadow, will begin its final week of performances tonight at 7 PM at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by Nicole Rosky - April 30, 2010
Today, 'LIVE! With Regis and Kelly' featured the cast of COME FLY AWAY as part of 'Broadway Week,' which launched on Monday, April 26. Regis visited the cast, and was showcased in his own special performance with the talented cast. For this special week, top morning program 'LIVE! with Regis and Kelly' has welcomed some of today's most popular Broadway entertainers who are known to light up both the stage and screen. Each day, the hosts have featured some of today's most exciting musicals, with the hosts themselves taking part in some of the productions. LIVE! with Regis and Kelly airs on ABC at 9:00am EST.
by Emily Faye Oakley - April 29, 2010
The Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway premiere of COLLECTED STORIES, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies (Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends), directed by Lynne Meadow (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, The Loman Family Picnic) opened last night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was there to capture the curtain call and after party arrivals!
by Emily Faye Oakley - April 29, 2010
The Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway premiere of COLLECTED STORIES, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies (Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends), directed by Lynne Meadow (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, The Loman Family Picnic) opened last night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was there to capture the starry arrivals!
by Gabrielle Sierra - April 28, 2010
The Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway premiere of COLLECTED STORIES, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies (Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends), directed by Lynne Meadow (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, The Loman Family Picnic) opens tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by Jessica Lewis - April 20, 2010
The Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway premiere of COLLECTED STORIES, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies (Time Stands Still, Dinner with Friends), directed by Lynne Meadow (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, The Loman Family Picnic) began previews on Friday, April 9 and is gearing up for their opening night on Wednesday, April 28 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you the first production photos.
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2010
Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce guests for the upcoming session of After Words, the popular discussion panels held after selected Saturday matinees at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by Jessica Lewis - April 14, 2010
BWW Discounts is offering you the chance to save on MTC's COLLECTED STORIES by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies and starring Tony Award winner Linda Lavin and Golden Globe nominee Sarah Paulson. COLLECTED STORIES opens April 27, 2010 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
by Gabrielle Sierra - April 1, 2010
Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce guests for the upcoming session of After Words, the popular discussion panels held after selected Saturday matinees at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Collected Stories Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Collected Stories have their been?
Collected Stories has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Off-Broadway which opened in 1998 and Broadway which opened in 2010.

What other awards has Collected Stories been nominated for?
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Donald Margulies and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Donald Margulies.

What productions of Collected Stories have their been?
Collected Stories has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Off-Broadway which opened in 1998 and Broadway which opened in 2010.

What awards has Collected Stories been nominated for?
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Donald Margulies and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Donald Margulies.