Reasons to Be Pretty

£8-£32

Greg is overheard admitting that his girlfriend Steph is no beauty, but that he wouldn't change her for the world. She is devastated; he can't quite see what he’s done wrong. Meanwhile, Greg's best friend Kent alternates between boasting about how gorgeous his wife, Carly, is and chasing after a hot new colleague.



Reasons To Be Pretty examines our perception of beauty and asks whether it is as much of a curse to be conventionally attractive as it is to be considered ugly. This is the final part of Neil LaBute's trilogy about society's obsession with looks following The Shape of Things, which received its World premiere at the Almeida in 2001 and Fat Pig, which was a West End hit in 2008.

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the next panel discussion as part of their a?oeLet's Talka?? series a?" a?oeAbout the Journey a?" A conversation exploring the unique stories behind the musicals of todaya?? a?" on October 19, 2019, at 5:15pm at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Tony nominees Phillipa Soo and Steven Pasquale made their way to the polls this morning, and they took to Instagram to urge friends and fans alike to go out and vote. Check out their video to see the pair's original song all about why it's important for you to vote and make your voice heard.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2019
Today's top stories: go inside opening night of The Inheritance, including photos, video, reviews, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Knife Edge Productions is pleased to announce their next production, Neil LaBute's In a Dark Dark House. The play runs December 6 - 21 with opening night slated for December 10 at A.R.T/New York Theatres. In a Dark Dark House is directed by the company's Resident Theatre Director, Sam Helfrich.
by Elliot Lanes - May 29, 2019
Today's subject David Muse is currently living his theatre life as the Artistic Director of Studio Theatre. This season marks his ninth in the position. He became only the second Artistic Director in the company's history when founder Joy Zinoman stepped down in 2010.He is currently represented as a director at Studio Theatre with The Children which is now playing through June 9th in the Metheny Theatre space.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019
Theatre of Arts has announced its production of The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute, set to run eight performances only from March 14 28. Directed by David Conolly, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Shalom DeSota, Hallie Gibb, Joshua Johnson, Vincent Mordente, Josephine Parks, and Gerald Waters.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
Due to overwhelming demand, SpeakEasy Stage Company has added seven more performances of its acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.  The show will now play through Sunday, April 7, 2019.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
Theatre of Arts has announced its production of The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute, set to run eight performances only from March 14?28. Directed by David Conolly, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Shalom DeSota, Hallie Gibb, Joshua Johnson, Vincent Mordente, Josephine Parks, and Gerald Waters.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the rotating cast of guest actors through mid-March for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian. Joining the production will be:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work announced the 20 projects selected for its 2019 Summer Residency Lab. Chosen from over 620 submissions, these projects represent an expansive array of voices and theatrical forms and bring an innovative spirit to the eighth summer of the Lab.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
Join us for another season of amazing, free play readings as part of our 2019 Evenings@7 series.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.
by Bruce Apar - Jun 19, 2019
Among Mr. LaBute's best known works for stage and screen are the award-winning feature film In the Company of Men, The Wicker Man, Nurse Betty, Reasons to Be Pretty, and The Shape of Things.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents a unique discussion celebrating the historic and contemporary importance of True West to Steppenwolf.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, is thrilled to announce that Tony Award-winning set designer David Gallo will return to Manila to design sets for the company's highly-anticipated staging of SWEENEY TODD, starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Lea Salonga and Jett Pangan.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 29, 2019
In this week's episode, Ilana chats with Marin Ireland! Marin Ireland has been seen on Broadway in Big Knife, After Miss Julie, reasons to be pretty (Tony nom, Theatre World Award). Selected Off-Broadway: Blue Ridge (Atlantic), Summer and Smoke (Transport Group/CSC), Three Sisters (CSC), Marie Antoinette, Blasted (Soho Rep), Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons), In the Wake, The Ruby Sunrise (Public), Lie of the Mind (New Group); Cyclone (Obie Award; Studio Dante), Far Away (NYTW), The Harlequin Studies (Signature), On the Exhale (Drama Desk nom, Solo Performance, Roundabout), Ironbound (Drama Desk nom, Rattlestick, Geffen Playhouse), Kill Floor (LCT3). Other: 4.48 Psychosis (Royal Court US tour), Troilus & Cressida (Wooster Group/RSC). Film: The Family Fang, Glass Chin (Independent Spirit Award nomination), 28 Hotel Rooms, Flint, Sparrows Dance, The Irishman, others. TV: 'Sneaky Pete,' 'The Slap,''Masters of Sex,' 'Girls,' 'The Divide,' 'Homeland', 'Mildred Pierce,'others.
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Steven Pasquale will co-star opposite Kim Cattrall in Fox's new drama Filthy Rich in a recasting, according to Deadline. He succeeds David Denman who played the part in the pilot.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Richmond Triangle Players announces that RTP's associate producing producer Lucian Restivo will assume the title of Artistic Director for the company, beginning with the 2019-20 season.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 22, 2019
In this week's episode, Ilana chats with Marin Ireland! Marin Ireland has been seen on Broadway in Big Knife, After Miss Julie, reasons to be pretty (Tony nom, Theatre World Award). Selected Off-Broadway: Blue Ridge (Atlantic), Summer and Smoke (Transport Group/CSC), Three Sisters (CSC), Marie Antoinette, Blasted (Soho Rep), Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons), In the Wake, The Ruby Sunrise (Public), Lie of the Mind (New Group); Cyclone (Obie Award; Studio Dante), Far Away (NYTW), The Harlequin Studies (Signature), On the Exhale (Drama Desk nom, Solo Performance, Roundabout), Ironbound (Drama Desk nom, Rattlestick, Geffen Playhouse), Kill Floor (LCT3). Other: 4.48 Psychosis (Royal Court US tour), Troilus & Cressida (Wooster Group/RSC). Film: The Family Fang, Glass Chin (Independent Spirit Award nomination), 28 Hotel Rooms, Flint, Sparrows Dance, The Irishman, others. TV: 'Sneaky Pete,' 'The Slap,''Masters of Sex,' 'Girls,' 'The Divide,' 'Homeland', 'Mildred Pierce,'others.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 16, 2019
Today's top stories: Get a first listen to The Prince of Egypt in an all new video, read about the new Disney shows soon available for licensing, and more!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 15, 2019
In this week's episode, Ilana chats with Marin Ireland! Marin Ireland has been seen on Broadway in Big Knife, After Miss Julie, reasons to be pretty (Tony nom, Theatre World Award). Selected Off-Broadway: Blue Ridge (Atlantic), Summer and Smoke (Transport Group/CSC), Three Sisters (CSC), Marie Antoinette, Blasted (Soho Rep), Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons), In the Wake, The Ruby Sunrise (Public), Lie of the Mind (New Group); Cyclone (Obie Award; Studio Dante), Far Away (NYTW), The Harlequin Studies (Signature), On the Exhale (Drama Desk nom, Solo Performance, Roundabout), Ironbound (Drama Desk nom, Rattlestick, Geffen Playhouse), Kill Floor (LCT3). Other: 4.48 Psychosis (Royal Court US tour), Troilus & Cressida (Wooster Group/RSC). Film: The Family Fang, Glass Chin (Independent Spirit Award nomination), 28 Hotel Rooms, Flint, Sparrows Dance, The Irishman, others. TV: 'Sneaky Pete,' 'The Slap,''Masters of Sex,' 'Girls,' 'The Divide,' 'Homeland', 'Mildred Pierce,'others.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
Award-winning actor Carrie Coon to the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble.
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 8, 2019
Atlantic Theater Company stages the world premiere production of Blue Ridge, written by Abby Rosebrock (Dido of Idaho, Atlantic Launch commissionee) and directed by Taibi Magar (Is God Is, The Great Leap). The show officially opened last night, January 7, and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below!
by Review Roundups - Jan 8, 2019
Atlantic Theater Company stages the world premiere production of Blue Ridge, written by Abby Rosebrock and directed by Taibi Magar. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
Previews begin tonight at 7:30pm for the New York Premiere production of The Light, the first show at MCC Theater's new home, The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street), ahead of an official opening on Sunday, February 10.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019
Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County present THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Simon Stephens' Tony Award-winning adaptation based on Mark Haddon's best-selling novel.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County present THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Simon Stephens' Tony Award-winning adaptation based on Mark Haddon's best-selling novel.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
WP Theater announces WP THEATER'S 40th ANNIVERSARY SEASON GALA honoring game-changing women with theWomen of Achievement Awards. The gala will honor three-time Tony Award-Winning Producer & Founder of BroadwayHD Bonnie Comley (A Gentleman's Guide, War Horse), Award-Winning actress, activist, and singer-songwriter Amanda Seyfried(Mamma Mia, Dear John, Mean Girls), and Grammy Award-winning songwriter and recording artist Emily Warren (The Chainsmokers' 'Don't Let Me Down', Dua Lipa's 'New Rules').
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
A 2017 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Sarah Delappe's critically acclaimed new play, The Wolves, takes the stage February 27 in Northwest Arkansas. A "smart, hilarious, delightful meditation on society, sex and soccer" (The Village Voice), The Wolves is "an incandescent portrait" of nine American teens (NY Times-Critics' Pick). Performances are scheduled February 27-March 2, and tickets are on sale now from $17-$48 at (479) 443-5600 or theatre2.org.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019
The Newest play from British playwright Billie Aken-Tyers is to be presented at Theatre Lab on March 2nd at 7pm by the Ophelia Theatre Group. The play, set in a small town in the North East of England, follows the story of a young millennial trying to find her place in the world without her Father. Steph's Dad has just died, and it's up to her best friends Ant and Harry to pull her through the worst year of her life. In a year of transition, three friends discover who they are, how to grieve and that growing up is realizing that no one knows how to be a grown up, all through the medium of a good old fashioned Pub Quiz.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club announces the lineup for the 2019 Ted Snowdon Reading Series.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Join us for another season of amazing, free play readings as part of our 2019 Evenings@7 series.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
Washington Ensemble Theatre has announced the cast of the North American Premiere of B, the sharp and surrealist political thriller by Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderon, which is now in rehearsals. B, which is the second of three mainstage productions in WET's 15th Anniversary Season, features an ensemble cast of four incredible Seattle actors: WET member Sophie Franco (Intiman Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company) as Alejandra, Craig Peterson (Seattle Shakespeare Company, Pony World) as Jose Miguel, Klarissa Marie Robles (Seattle Repertory Theatre, eSe Teatro) as Marcela, and Gregory Award winner Shermona Mitchell (Sound Theatre Company, ACT) as Carmen. Jay O'Leary, who is known for her work as a director at ArtsWest (Skeleton Crew) and Annex Theatre, makes her WET debut to direct.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018
Atlantic Theater Company stages the world premiere production of Blue Ridge, written by Abby Rosebrock (Dido of Idaho, Atlantic Launch commissionee) and directed by Taibi Magar (Is God Is, The Great Leap). Check out the photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Thomas Sadoski is set to star in a series-regular role opposite Edie Falco in the upcoming CBS midseason drama series Tommy in a recasting, according to Deadline.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Aug 5, 2019
In this week's episode, Ilana chats with Marin Ireland! Marin Ireland has been seen on Broadway in Big Knife, After Miss Julie, reasons to be pretty (Tony nom, Theatre World Award). Selected Off-Broadway: Blue Ridge (Atlantic), Summer and Smoke (Transport Group/CSC), Three Sisters (CSC), Marie Antoinette, Blasted (Soho Rep), Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons), In the Wake, The Ruby Sunrise (Public), Lie of the Mind (New Group); Cyclone (Obie Award; Studio Dante), Far Away (NYTW), The Harlequin Studies (Signature), On the Exhale (Drama Desk nom, Solo Performance, Roundabout), Ironbound (Drama Desk nom, Rattlestick, Geffen Playhouse), Kill Floor (LCT3). Other: 4.48 Psychosis (Royal Court US tour), Troilus & Cressida (Wooster Group/RSC). Film: The Family Fang, Glass Chin (Independent Spirit Award nomination), 28 Hotel Rooms, Flint, Sparrows Dance, The Irishman, others. TV: 'Sneaky Pete,' 'The Slap,''Masters of Sex,' 'Girls,' 'The Divide,' 'Homeland', 'Mildred Pierce,'others.
by Shari Barrett - Aug 31, 2019
Here's your first look at the cast of Neil LaBute's romantic comedy REASONS TO BE PRETTY, which takes a truthful look into the fragilities, fears and vulnerabilities we all feel in love while making a case for being yourself, standing up for what you believe in, and making brave choices. Directed by Cherry Norris as the first theatrical production of Cherry Productions and Five Acre Films, opening September 12 at New Collective Theatre, 6440 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Aug 12, 2019
In this week's episode, Ilana chats with Marin Ireland! Marin Ireland has been seen on Broadway in Big Knife, After Miss Julie, reasons to be pretty (Tony nom, Theatre World Award). Selected Off-Broadway: Blue Ridge (Atlantic), Summer and Smoke (Transport Group/CSC), Three Sisters (CSC), Marie Antoinette, Blasted (Soho Rep), Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons), In the Wake, The Ruby Sunrise (Public), Lie of the Mind (New Group); Cyclone (Obie Award; Studio Dante), Far Away (NYTW), The Harlequin Studies (Signature), On the Exhale (Drama Desk nom, Solo Performance, Roundabout), Ironbound (Drama Desk nom, Rattlestick, Geffen Playhouse), Kill Floor (LCT3). Other: 4.48 Psychosis (Royal Court US tour), Troilus & Cressida (Wooster Group/RSC). Film: The Family Fang, Glass Chin (Independent Spirit Award nomination), 28 Hotel Rooms, Flint, Sparrows Dance, The Irishman, others. TV: 'Sneaky Pete,' 'The Slap,''Masters of Sex,' 'Girls,' 'The Divide,' 'Homeland', 'Mildred Pierce,'others.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Producers Hunt Lowry announced today that an industry reading of Arnold's play For Better For Worse will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at District Social (252 W 37th St.). 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
MCC Theater announces five new productions for its 33rd Season at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street).
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
CBS All Access announced today that Alison Pill ('The Newsroom'), Harry Treadaway ('Penny Dreadful') and Isa Briones ('American Crime Story: Versace') were cast as series regulars alongside Sir Patrick Stewart in its upcoming untitled 'Star Trek' series that will explore the next chapter of Jean-Luc Picard. They join previously announced cast members Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd and Evan Evagora.
by Walter McBride - Apr 16, 2019
Last night, WP Theater held its 40th Anniversary Gala honoring game-changing women with the Women of Achievement Awards. The gala honored three-time Tony Award-Winning Producer & Founder of BroadwayHD Bonnie Comley (A Gentleman's Guide, War Horse), Award-Winning actress, activist, and singer-songwriter Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia, Dear John, Mean Girls), and Grammy Award-winning songwriter and recording artist Emily Warren (The Chainsmokers' 'Don't Let Me Down', Dua Lipa's 'New Rules').
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Studio Theatre concludes its 40th Anniversary Season Main Series productions with the DC premiere of playwright Lucy Kirkwood's urgent and unsettling eco-thriller The Children, directed by Studio Artistic Director David Muse. Inspired in part by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear explosion in Japan, Kirkwood's disaster drama begins as an old love triangle flaring to life in the aftermath of a natural disaster and morphs into a disquieting look at the cataclysmic impact of human intervention in the natural world. The Children deepens Muse's relationship with Kirkwood's work he directed the US premiere of her Olivier Award-winning epic play Chimerica in 2015.