Dying City

Ages: 13+
Opened: March 4, 2007
Closing: April 29, 2007

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A World Premiere Play, a New Bilingual Musical & More Join Atlantic Theater Company 2023-2024 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2023

Get a sneak peek into the upcoming season at Atlantic Theater Company. From world premieres to bilingual musicals, stay updated on the diverse range of productions hitting the stage in the 2023-2024 season.

Atlantic Theater Company's INFINITE LIFE Begins Performances Tonight by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2023

Get all the details about the highly-anticipated production of INFINITE LIFE at Atlantic Theater Company. Find out when and where the performances take place, and get a sneak peek into what to expect from this exciting new show. Don't miss out on this unforgettable theater experience!

BTG Reveals Casting For MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and PHOTOGRAPH 51 by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2023

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) have announced casting for two of its summer 2023 shows: Million Dollar Quartet, a three-time Tony Award–nominated once-in-a-lifetime musical evening back by popular demand with some of the same cast as 2017 and Photograph 51, an intriguing portrait of the race to discover the mysteries of the DNA double helix. 

NOW OR LATER Comes To The Hollywood Fringe Festival by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2023

A 2023 Hollywood Fringe Festival production of Now or Later, written by Christopher Shinn, will play four performances only at the Matrix Theatre (Mainstage Space). Directed by Ann Bronston, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Cherish Monique Duke, Brendan Farrell, Suzanne Ford, Samuel Garnett, George Kappaz, and Jack McKeever.

Meet the Cast of PETER PAN GOES WRONG; Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight! by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2023

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the international comedy sensation from Mischief, begins previews on Broadway tonight, March 17, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The official opening is set for April 19, 2023. Meet the cast of Peter Pan Goes Wrong!

Playwrights Horizons Announces Final Extension of DOWNSTATE by Blair Ingenthron - Dec 19, 2022

Playwrights Horizons (Adam Greenfield, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has extended the New York premiere of Bruce Norris's provocative, critically lauded play Downstate, directed by Pam MacKinnon, a second and final time, to January 7, 2023.

New York Premiere of Bruce Norris' DOWNSTATE to be Presented at Playwrights Horizons in October by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

Playwrights Horizons will present the New York premiere of Bruce Norris’s Downstate, directed by Pam MacKinnon, October 28–December 11 (opening November 15). This provocative work surrounds a registered address in downstate Illinois, where four men convicted of sex crimes share a group home, living out their days post-incarceration.

The Cockpit Announces NEW YORK VOICES Season by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2022

Marylebone’s The Cockpit will look across the Atlantic this Autumn, bringing a season of New York plays to the heart of London. Two major productions lead the season: one, a classic revival of Lanford Wilson’s Talley’s Folley; the other, an exciting new musical based on the life and legacy of Rita Hayworth. 

Casts Announced for B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING World Premiere & More Berkshire Theatre Group by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced casting for shows in BTG’s Early Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and recipient of an NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award and more.

The Original Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Will Reunite For Two Weeks Only by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

The original cast of The Play That Goes Wrong are reprising their roles for two weeks as part of the production's current UK tour, 10 years after they first performed the play at The Old Red Lion Pub Theatre.

Full Cast Announced For the UK Premiere of Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Donmar Warehouse by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022

Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch today announce the full cast for the UK première of Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2. Joining Noma Dumezweni as Nora are Patricia Allison (Emmy), Brían F. O'Byrne (Torvald), and June Watson (Anne Marie). James Macdonald's production, in a reconfigured Donmar in the round, opens on 16 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 6 August.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces Benefit Staged Reading of MEASURE FOR MEASURE by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022

CSC will host a one-night-only benefit staged reading of Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler. This production will feature Christian Coulson (Harry Potter, The Hours, Mozart in the Jungle, Nashville) as Angelo and features a dynamic cast of the area’s extraordinary talent. 


Working Barn Productions presents the West Coast premiere of what The New York Times calls “a blackly comic inversion of the public Disney persona” — the ambitiously titled A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath (Broadway's A Doll's House, Part 2; Hillary and Clinton; Dana H).

Trap Door Theatre Presents THE MARTYRDOM OF PETER OHEY by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2021

Director Nicole Wiesner brings her signature Trap Door style to adapt and direct this obscure Mrożek farce. One of Poland's most celebrated playwrights, Sławomir Mrożek wrote this absurdist piece as a subtle critique of the political system of the time.

Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-Winning WIT Is Next For The Ensemble Company by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2021

The Ensemble Company, the theatre company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, follows its recent acclaimed production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park with another winner of the prestigious prize, Margaret Edson's W;t.

VIDEO: Watch Mischief Comedy's Nancy Zamit Take Over Our Instagram! by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jul 30, 2021

Nancy Zamit from Mischief Comedy took over our Instagram story on July 29, to share with our followers a behind-the-scenes look at Mischief Movie Night In! Missed all the fun? No worries! Check out the takeover recap here!

Mischief Comedy's Nancy Zamit Takes Over Our Instagram Today! by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jul 29, 2021

Nancy Zamit from Mischief Comedy is taking over our Instagram story today, July 29, to share with our followers a behind-the-scenes look at Mischief Movie Night In! After the roaring international success of Mischief Movie Night In, the Mischief team are BACK with a new series of improvised movies, directed by you!

Tickets Are Now On Sale For The Ensemble Company's CLYBOURNE PARK by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2021

Tickets are now on sale for The Ensemble Company's production of Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris's acclaimed play which won the Tony Award for Best Play as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Ensemble Company's production will be directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Howard (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), who previously directed Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike for the company.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces O! Readings Series by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 26, 2021

Oregon Shakespeare Festival has announced the month-long, five-play O! Reading Series. For this new initiative, five directors who are part of OSF’s artistic staff have each chosen a play to be performed as a live digital staged reading by some of OSF’s favorite actors.

CLYBOURNE PARK Replaces GEM OF THE OCEAN this August at The Ensemble Company by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2021

First performed Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, Clybourne Park had prominent productions in London as well as prominent regional theatres across the United States before its 2012 bow at the Walter Kerr Theater on Broadway.  It was nominated for several Tony Awards, winning for Best Play.

Photo Flash: Harriet Harris, Claire Saunders & More Star in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Berkshire Theatre Group by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2021

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde will be presented by Berkshire Theatre Group from Sunday, June 20 to Saturday, July 10. Directed by David Auburn, the show will be presented at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Outside Under the Main Stage Tent. 

Casting Announced for Berkshire Theatre Group's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST & NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) has joined the cast as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn will direct BTG's production.

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2021 Outdoor Summer Season Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Norm Lewis and More by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2021

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced immersive outdoor experiences for summer 2021, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date. Berkshire Theatre Group will work in adherence with government guidelines and corresponding health and safety officials.

The Ensemble Company To Present John Guare's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2021

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation will continue The Ensemble Company's 2021 season (its third) at its home at Penguin Point Productions. Six Degrees of Separation runs May 7th through 17th, 2021 at Penguin Point Productions' venue, located in the Oviedo Mall at 1220 Oviedo Mall Blvd in Oviedo.

The Ensemble Company To Present John Guare's Acclaimed SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION by Stephi Wild - Mar 26, 2021

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation will continue The Ensemble Company's 2021 season (its third) at its home at Penguin Point Productions. Six Degrees of Separation premiered in 1990 and was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. 

The Ensemble Company Presents Central Florida Premiere of Topher Payne's PERFECT ARRANGEMENT by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2021

Topher Payne's Perfect Arrangement will continue The Ensemble Company's 2021 season (its third) at its home at Penguin Point Productions. Perfect Arrangement, which premiered at the Source Festival in Washington, D.C. in 2013, was described by the New York Times for its Off-Broadway premiere as a 'clever canapé of a comedy,' declaring Payne 'a deft and witty writer.'

Christopher Shinn's DYING CITY Is Now Open At The Ensemble Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 18, 2021

DYING CITY runs January 15th through 25th, 2021 at Penguin Point Productions' venue, located in the Oviedo Mall at 1220 Oviedo Mall Blvd in Oviedo. Performances are at 7:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays with Sunday matinee performances beginning at 2:00pm.

PrideArts Announces Cast for Live Virtual Reading of OTHER PEOPLE by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2021

Full casting was announced today for PrideArts’ virtual reading of Christopher Shinn’s OTHER PEOPLE, a comedy set around the holidays in New York City’s East Village, involving relationships past and present among four men and one woman. Chicago actor and director Tim Ashby, who will direct the reading, announced his cast today.

LOCKED IN Release 'Not Dead Yet' EP by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 28, 2020

The Italian hardcore five-piece LOCKED IN returns after a 7-year hiatus with a new EP called “Not Dead Yet.” The band has teamed up with Epidemic Records, which is taking care of this digital release as well as another EP to be released in 2021.

Wolverhampton, UK's DEARIST Release 'Live From Cadman Studios' This Friday by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2020

Wolverhampton, UK rockers Dearist will release their new EP 'Live From Cadman Studios' on Friday, May 22 .

La Jolla Playhouse Launches 2020 POP Tour, Developed In Partnership With National Disability Theatre by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2020

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to launch its 2020 Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour production: Emily Driver's Great Race through Time and Space, by A.A. Brenner and Gregg Mozgala, directed by National Disability Theatre (NDT) Co-Executive Directors and Playhouse Artists-in-Residence Talleri A. McRae and Mickey Rowe. The production will tour schools throughout San Diego County January 29 a?" March 27.  Commissioned by the Playhouse, this world-premiere play for young audiences will also have four public performances on February 29 and March 1 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm at La Jolla Playhouse. Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or (858) 550-1010.

THE FUNNY GIRLS Will Have A Workshop Performance At London Coliseum by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2019

A workshop performance of Roy Smiles comic play The Funny Girls will take place at the London Coliseum on 27 November. Loosely based on Barbra Streisand and Joan Rivers, the play explores the egos and dreams of two of the greatest talents of their generation. It stars Debbie Chazen as Joan Rivers and Victoria Yeates as Barbra Streisand.

Coal Mine Theatre Presents BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2019

All at once a sharp and powerful tale of family, gentrification, and social injustice, COAL MINE THEATRE is proud to announce its upcoming presentation of Stephen Adly Guirgis's Pulitzer Prize-winning BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Gina Wilkinson Prize-winner Kelli Fox. The play, making its long-awaited Toronto Premiere, features remarkable performances by leading talent like Claire Armstrong, Sergio Di Zio, Allegra Fulton, Jai Jai Jones, Zarrin Darnell-Martin, Nabil Rajo, and Alexander Thomas. Presented at COAL MINE THEATRE, November 24 - December 22, 2019 (Opening night November 27).

Trap Door Theatre Presents THE WHITE PLAGUE by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2019

Trap Door Theatre Presents THE WHITE PLAGUE.

Roundabout Announces Winners Of Columbia@Roundabout's 2019 New Play Reading Series by A.A. Cristi - Sep 5, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University School of the Arts have announced the winners of Columbia@Roundabout's 2019 New Play Reading Series. As part of the collaborative partnership between Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University, the reading series awards three playwrights from the current MFA program and recent alumni with a cash prize as well as a reading in Roundabout's Rehearsal Hall, followed by a post-reading reception. Five finalists have also received cash prizes in recognition of their exceptional work. No other collaborative partnership in the New York area brings together an esteemed Ivy League MFA program with a Tony Award-winning, not-for-profit theatre. The reading series is made possible by a grant from The Tow Foundation.   

Second Stage Extends MAKE BELIEVE One Week by Julie Musbach - Aug 22, 2019

Due to extremely strong ticket demand, Second Stage Theater will extend its acclaimed production of Bess Wohl's new play, MAKE BELIEVE, by one week, now running through Sunday, September 22nd.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Presents Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2019

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents the famed, thought-provoking drama, Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (August 15 a?" September 1 | Weston Playhouse), Tues a?" Sat 7:30pm; Wed & Sat 2:00pm; Sun 3:00pm.

Meet the Current Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD on Broadway! by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2019

The magic is real at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway! Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as Harry, Ron and Hermione launch into a thrilling new adventure that begins 19 years later. The entire theatre has been transfigured to immerse you in this spectacular world where epic duels, extraordinary spells and beloved characters come to life. Filled with unprecedented stagecraft and thrilling storytelling, this Tony Award-winning show is a singular, unforgettable experience. Get to know the current cast of the Broadway production!

The Drama League Launches FIRST STAGE FESTIVAL This Summer by Julie Musbach - Jun 18, 2019

The Drama League has announced an inaugural event: First Stage Festival, where new works take their first steps, featuring 10 resident directors who will have 10 hours to focus and manifest a particular moment or element of 10 new works, giving a glimpse into the future of the American Theater.

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of DYING CITY? by Review Roundups - Jun 4, 2019

Dying City explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters in this 2008 Pulitzer finalist. Let's see what the critics had to say.

BWW Review: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell in Christopher Shinn's DYING CITY by Michael Dale - Jun 4, 2019

Playwright Christopher Shinn, who directs Second Stage's new production of his 2008 Pulitzer finalist Dying City, places a large black void at the upstage wall as part of designer Dane Laffrey's otherwise realistic depiction of rather non-descript Manhattan apartment. Don't, like this reviewer did, spend any part of your time at this 90-minute drama waiting for some practical use of this seemingly out-of-place feature. Its purpose, perhaps, is to represent that emptiness that can be felt by both individually and collectively after.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of DYING CITY by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 4, 2019

Second Stage Theater's Dying City officially opened last night, June 3. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos!

La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, and National Disability Theatre Join Forces For Performance Outreach Program, New Work, and More by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2019

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the appointment of National Disability Theatre (NDT) Co-Executive Directors Talleri A. McRae and Mickey Rowe as the Playhouse's 2019/2020 Artists-in-Residence.

Photo Flash: First Look at DYING CITY by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019

Get a first look at Second Stage Theater's DYING CITY. Written and directed by Christopher Shinn, DYING CITY stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell.

Susannah Flood, Samantha Mathis and More to Star in MAKE BELIEVE by Julie Musbach - May 14, 2019

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the New York premiere of MAKE BELIEVE. Written by BESS WOHL and directed by MICHAEL GREIF, MAKE BELIEVE will feature KIM FISCHER, SUSANNAH FLOOD, RYAN FOUST, HARRISON FOX, MAREN HEARY, BRAD HEBERLEE, and SAMANTHA MATHIS. Complete casting will be announced at a later date.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Second Stage's DYING CITY by Jennifer Broski - May 7, 2019

Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season Second Stage Theater will soon present Christopher Shinn's DYING CITY. Directed by Chris Shinn, the production will feature Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Kelly) and Colin Woodell (Craig/Peter). DYING CITY will begin previews May 14, 2019 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) and will officially open on June 3, 2019.

Michael Trevino stars as Raskolnikov in CRIME AND PUNISHMENT at Santa Monica's Edgemar Center for the Arts by Rebecca Russo - Mar 27, 2019

Working Barn Productions presentsMarilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus's Jefferson Award-winning adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's famous novel, Crime and Punishment,a thrilling 90-minute psychological inquiry into the troubled mind of a murderer. Peter Richards directsMichael Trevino (CW's Roswell, New Mexico; The Vampire Diaries) in the role of Raskolnikov; Lola Kelly (Circle X, Chance Theatre, SCR, REDCAT) andBrian Wallace (End of the Rainbow at La Mirada, Cash on Delivery at the El Portal) play all the other characters.Crime and Punishment will run April 27 through May 26 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Colin Woodell to Lead Second Stage's DYING CITY by Julie Musbach - Mar 20, 2019

Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for CHRISTOPHER SHINN's DYING CITY. Directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER, the production will feature MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD (Kelly) and COLIN WOODELL (Craig/Peter).

Christie Evangelisto And Bennett Leak Join Artistic Staff At Second Stage Theater by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2019

Currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) will welcome two new Associate Artistic Directors to the staff. Beginning next month, Christie Evangelisto and Bennett Leak will join the artistic staff of the acclaimed company, working under 2ST President and Artistic Director Carole Rothman. A third Associate Artistic Director will be named in the coming weeks.

SUPERHERO Announces Extension Through March 31 by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019

Due to high ticket demand, Second Stage Theater has announced a one-week extension of the world premiere musical SUPERHERO. The production will now play through Sunday, March 31, 2019.


Dying City has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2007 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2030.
Dying City has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, with Christopher Shinn being the nominee. Additionally, it was also nominated for Outstanding Play at the Lortel Awards, with Lincoln Center Theater being the nominee.



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