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Almeida Theatre (London, )
Almeida Street London N1 1TA
London,

Schedule

Monday through Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 2:30pm

Time Change:
December 7, January 4 and 11 at 2:30pm
The evening performance on November 17 is at 7pm

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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 heís 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.


BWW's On This Day - September 9, 2017
by - Sep 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Alison Pill Joins Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf in THREE TALL WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin today announced that Alison Pill completes the powerhouse trio of actors at the center of the Broadway premiere of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Three Tall Women, which will play the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) next spring. (more...)

Ophelia Theatre Group to Present Array of New Plays 'With a Twist'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Ophelia Theatre Group presents a fantastic array of new plays based on classic tales, but 'with a twist'! These performances, divided over four weekends, will turn modern and classic myth on its ear. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 11, 2017
by - Sep 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Maria Dizzia, Will Pullen to Headline Amanda Peet's New Play Reading Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for Amanda Peet's Our Very Own Carlin McCullough, the first of the 2017 PlayLabs readings, which will be held tonight, September 11th, at 7pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

B Street Theatre's Mainstage Presents HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Hand to God premiered at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City in October 2011 and returned in February 2012. It opened Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on March 14, 2014 and made its Broadway debut at the Boothe Theatre on April 7, 2015. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 26, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to the start of Memorial Day Weekend: It's Friday, May 26, 2017 and time to live life dramatically! It really sounds like we should be cutting a ribbon somewhere to herald the start of the long weekend that kicks off summer, but instead we sit here in front of a computer screen, remembering and reminiscing, in hopes of providing you with something to read while you sit by the pool, waiting for the SPF37 to kick in! (more...)

Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING Extends Ahead of Opening at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

MCC Theater has announced the extension by popular demand of The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 25, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 25, 2017! So, here's the thing: We're up far earlier every morning than we'd actually choose to be, given the choice, and today we were lost in slumber, having a really terrific and very intriguing dream - I was in Louisville with my best pal Patrick Wilson. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/26/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 24, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Wednesday, May 24, 2017! How do we know this, you might ask? Well, we spent last evening at TPAC'S Andrew Jackson Hall, soaking up every possible bit of Carole King: The Beautiful Musical - wait, it's the other way around - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and despite the earworm known as 'One Fine Day,' we are still floating on the inspiration and memories of opening night. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Down in the right-hand corner of my computer screen, it tells me that its Friday, May 19 - which means that Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away! - how in the world did we make it from New Year's Day to Memorial Day in what seems to me to be like 15 minutes? When you figure that out, please give me a heads-up so I can better prepare for Christmas shopping! And that, of course, has me wondering what shows we'll be seeing during the next holiday season which, in turn, prompts me to ask the musical question: What's your favorite Christmas or holiday-themed stage offering? (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 18, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 18, 2017¬ÖIt's #TheatreThursday! which begs the question: How do you propose to live life dramatically? And, while we're on the subject, what shows are on your agenda this weekend? Let us know what you plan to see and what led you to make your choice! We'll pass the word along to the powers-that-be! (more...)

Lowry Directs REASONS TO BE PRETTY For Woven Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2017

Recent Belmont University graduate Sam Lowry directs the first show of Woven Theatre's second season - Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty - opening Thursday night, May 18, at Belmont's Little Theatre, and continuing through May 27. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 16, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 16, 2017, and while the whole worlds goes to hell in a handbasket, what with the latest news coming out of Washington about highly classified secrets being passed on to the Russians, Nashville theater companies are still striving to prevent people from finding out what shows they plan to do next season¬Ö (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 15, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Monday, May 15, 2017, which begs the question: What's on your theatrical agenda this week? There's plenty to see and do, so we simply won't allow any excuses: Get thee to a darkened auditorium, settle into your seats and allow yourself to be transported and, in the process, transformed - all thanks to the magic of live theater! (more...)

VIDEO: Danny DeVito Reveals He Warms Up for THE PRICE Naked on a Trampoline
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Danny DeVito stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk to Seth Meyers about being nominated for a Tony for his first Broadway play, THE PRICE. (more...)

Three of Sacramento's Funniest Ladies are Bringing TREATMENT to B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

 Three of Sacramento's funniest ladies are teaming up to write and perform their original piece, Treatment on B Street Theatre's Mainstage.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce that its upcoming American Premiere of the play The End of Longing-written by and starring iconic "Friends" star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts-is now on sale at www.mcchteater.org.  The End of Longing, directed by Lindsay Posner, begins performances onMay 18, 2017 ahead of a June 5 opening night at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).  (more...)

THIS IS US Scribe and Neil LaBute Among Writers of THE OTHER PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, who scored a hit this past summer with Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing, will kick off its 38th season with the World Premiere of THE OTHER PLAYS: SHORT PLAYS ABOUT THE OTHERNESS IN OUR SOCIETY, a bill of new short works by playwrights Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter (a Writers Guild Award nominee for This Is Us), Lameece Isaaq, Neil LaBute and Tatiana Rivera. This evening of short plays exploring the themes of race, religion, sexual identity, and social otherness begins previews on March 10 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York Theatres. Opening night is set for Thursday, March 16. (more...)

OH, HELLO's John Mulaney and More Join Chrissy Metz for MCC Theater's FAT PIG Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

MCC Theater announced today complete casting for its one-night-only benefit reading of Neil LaBute's play, Fat Pig, directed by LaBute, to be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

MCC Theater Launches Matching Challenge to Fund First Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

MCC Theater announced today the launch of a matching gift challenge made possible by The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn to Make Off-Broadway Debut in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? at the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for the New York premiere of two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist Gina Gionfriddo's CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, directed by Peter DuBois (SONS OF THE PROPHET, BECKY SHAW). (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

MCC Theater today announced complete casting for the American Premiere of the play The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring 'Friends' star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

VIDEO: Thomas Sadoski Reveals Secret Marriage to Amanda Seyfried on JAMES CORDEN
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, guest  Thomas Sadoski revealed that he and his fiancee, Amanda Seyfried eloped on Sunday! (more...)

INTIMATE APPAREL Comes to TheatreSquared
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Next week, TheatreSquared will open the award-winning, poignant, and uplifting new American drama Intimate Apparel, winner of five national awards for Best Play. This turn-of-the-century story about the empowerment of Esther, an African American seamstress who sews brilliantly intricate "intimates" for high society and red-light women alike, was written by Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur "genius" grant recipient Lynn Nottage. Shana Gold (Rapture Blister Burn, Proof) directs a professional cast hailing from Northwest Arkansas, Chicago and New York. Performances are scheduled for March 22-April 16, 2017, with tickets ($15-$45) available at theatre2.org or (479) 443-5600. (more...)

Steven Pasquale Will Join Jason Robert Brown for Two Shows at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Due to demand, SubCulture artist-in-residence Jason Robert Brown will welcome Steven Pasquale for a second show this weekend. The star of Brown's The Bridges of Madison County will join him in concert on Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. (sold out) and now 10 p.m. Click here for tickets! (more...)

TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series to Kick Off with CATHARSIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Catharsis, the first show of the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2017, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 11th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

Steven Pasquale to Lead Ayad Akhtar's JUNK on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Steven Pasquale will head the cast of its upcoming production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar's new play JUNK, directed by Doug Hughes, beginning previews Thursday, October 5 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

200 More Elephants to Appear at the Daryl Roth Theatre as IN & OF ITSELF Extends Again
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, the critically-acclaimed IN & OF ITSELF - created and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Star Wars) - has announced that 200 more gold bricks will vanish, 200 more elephants will appear on stage, 200 more people will be kicked out of the show, and 30,000 more identities will be revealed, at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square. With a second extension to the hit show's New York Premiere engagement, IN & OF ITSELF will now play through December 30, 2017 - effectively quadrupling its original ten-week run. (more...)

MCC Theater's Transgender-Themed Play CHARM Finds Complete Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its upcoming 2017-18 season: the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm-inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Daveed Diggs, Javier Munoz, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Lena Dunham and More to Take Part in Danny Boyle's THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need today announced that it will collaborate with Carnegie Hall to present the U.S. premiere of The Children's Monologues in a one-night-only benefit performance on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Stage Vets Headed to SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Casting is complete for SUMMER SHORTS 2017, produced by Throughline Artists at 59E59 Theaters. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

Tyne Daly & Robert Forster-Led CHASING MEM'RIES, Plays by Halley Feiffer & Neil LaBute, SELL/BUY/DATE and More Slated for the Geffen in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced five plays in its 2017/2018 season with a focus on staging works by emerging contemporary playwrights and celebrated veteran writers. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Neil LaBute Talks Latest Film SOME FREAKS: 'It's a Pretty Unconventional Romance'
by Leigh Scheps - Aug 4, 2017

It's a story about a plus-sized girl, a one-eyed guy and a closeted gay teen. Some describe it as 'John Hughes-esque.' But Molly Ringwald isn't in this modern day ugly duckling love affair. (more...)

Potter Play PUFFS Transfigures Schedule at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Puffs or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - which won another set of rave reviews this summer after its recent transfer to an open run at its new home, New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) - has announced a new performance schedule starting on September 7. (more...)

New Plays from Amanda Peet, Jocelyn Bioh and More Set for MCC Theater's 2017 PlayLabs Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

MCC Theater has announced the 2017 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights: 2017-2018 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, MCC alum Amanda Peet, Charise Castro Smith, and MCC Youth Company alum Lily Houghton. (more...)

THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION Double Bill Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, REASONS TO BE PRETTY and More Set for Mad Horse Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Mad Horse Theatre Company's 32nd season lineup boasts three critically acclaimed plays and an award-winning musical! (more...)

The Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K Grant
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Sol Project, the new theater initiative dedicated to producing the work of Latinx playwrights, has announced the New York premiere of OEDIPUS EL REY by MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro, directed by longtime collaborator Chay Yew, the OBIE award-winning director. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Presents HOW TO FIGHT LONELINESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

Modern-day husband and wife Brad and Jodie are at a life-changing crossroads and struggling to make a monumental decision about their life and love. First workshopped at the Festival in 2016, How to Fight Loneliness is full of insight and angst as the characters search for their own answers to difficult questions. (more...)

Neil LaBute's REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY, Jocelyn Bioh's 'SCHOOL GIRLS' Highlight MCC Theater's 31st Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

MCC Theater has announced its five-show 31st Season. The new season - which adds a fifth production to MCC's usual four-show season - boasts an exciting mix of World and New York Premieres from artists both familiar and new to MCC audiences - each fulfilling MCC's longtime commitment to bold, risk-taking works from the most vital voices working in theater today. (more...)

AMELIE Dreams Her Way to Broadway Tonight- Meet the Company!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 3, 2017

The new Broadway musical, Amelie opens today, April 3, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 2, 2017
by - Apr 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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