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Public Theater [Newman Theater] (New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street

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Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm

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Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge make their Public Theater debut in an unforgettable and incredibly intimate evening of theater.

Sturridge, in his third collaboration with Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (Heisenberg, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), performs SEA WALL, an astonishing monologue about love and the human need to know the unknowable.

Gyllenhaal continues his artistic collaboration with Olivier Award-nominated playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet) in A LIFE, a meditation on how we say goodbye to those we love most.

Directed by Carrie Cracknell (A Doll’s House, The Deep Blue Sea), this heart-filled exploration of the beauty of life and meaning of love, SEA WALL / A LIFE is a must-see evening of dramatic storytelling at its best.
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Simon Stephens' BIRDLAND Explores A Life Lived Without Boundaries
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London Cast and Edinburgh Transfer Announced for NASSIM at the Bush Theatre Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2018-19 Season at their landmark home on 425 Lafayette Street. The iconic New York destination, which includes five theaters and Joe's Pub, as well as The Library restaurant, has been home to over 50 years of revolutionary theater, and continues this season with new work by Emerging Writers Group alum and 2017-18 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence Patricia Ione Lloyd, Public Studio alumni Hansol Jung and Jordan E. Cooper, Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks, Conor McPherson, Simon Stephens, Nick Payne, Jane Anderson, Tim Blake Nelson, and Luis Alfaro, as well as the continuation of year-round and community engagement programming: Mobile Unit, Public Works, Under the Radar Festival, Public Studio, Public Forum, Public Shakespeare Initiative, Emerging Writers Group, and the beloved Free Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

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Tony & Olivier-Winning Playwright Simon Stephens Coming to Steep Theatre
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 Steep Theatre Company is bringing Tony Award winner and Steep Associate Playwright Simon Stephens to Chicago for a five-day visit in July during the U.S premiere of his play Wastwater.  Mr. Stephens' work, which has been produced extensively overseas, has found an enthusiastic audience in the United States with his Tony-winning adaptation The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and several widely-acclaimed productions in Chicago, including Steep Theatre's Motortown, Harper Regan, and Pornography, and the Griffin Theatre's productions of On the Shore of the Wide World, Port, and Punk Rock. Stephens will be in Chicago July 21 through July 25 and will participate in events and performances at Steep Theatre. (more...)

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Casting Announced for SCRIBBLE, Winner of the 2017 Assembly Roxy Theatre (Art) Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

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Simon Stephens' HERONS and More Slated for Lyric Hammersmith's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces its Spring 2016 Season. They will present the first professional production of Simon Stephen's HERONS since the play premiered at the Royal Court in 2001, directed by the Lyric's Artistic Director Sean Holmes. This is followed by the return of their co- production with Filter Theatre of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM last staged in 2012. Whilst the Royal Opera will present, two contemporary operas, PLEASURE by Mark Simpson featuring well-known British soprano Lesley Garrett and the world premiere of Sarah Kane's 4:48 PSYCHOSIS by Philip Venables, both presented in association with the Lyric. (more...)

Casting Announced for Simon Stephens' BIRDLAND at Steep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Jonathan Berry returns this spring to Steep to direct the U.S. premiere of Simon Stephens' Birdland. Stephens, who won the Tony and Olivier Awards for his The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is Steep's Associate Playwright, and Birdland will be the fifth of his plays to be produced by the Edgewater ensemble. Steep Ensemble Member and Jeff Award-winning director Jonathan Berry recently directed Steppenwolf Theatre's You Got Older and The Crucible. Over the years, he has consistently produced some of Steep's most notable shows, including last year's sweeping epic Earthquakes in London and Laura Wade's Posh, which won the Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Ensemble, and was nominated for Best Director and Best Production. (more...)

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Steep Theatre to Welcome Original Cast of HARPER REGAN for 15th Anniversary Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Steep Theatre Company opened its first show, Keith Reddin's Life During Wartime, in early March 2001. On March 7, 2016, the ensemble will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a one-night-only staged reading of Simon Stephens' HARPER REGAN, held in Steppenwolf Theatre's upstairs performance space. Steep's 2010 production of HARPER REGAN was a landmark production for the ensemble and an iconic example of Steep's daring, powerful, and ensemble-driven brand of theatre.  (more...)

MTC to Present THE DISTANCE
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Award-winning actors Nadine Garner (The Weir), Susan Prior (Puberty Blues) and Katrina Milosevic (Wentworth) star in the Australian premiere of The Distance, an observant and funny new play that examines one of society's biggest taboos. Directed by Leticia Caceres, this play of moral dilemmas and big laughs opens on Thursday 10 March at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

SPECTRE's Andrew Scott to Star in THE DAZZLE for Found 111 This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Star of the latest Bond movie SPECTRE, Andrew Scott is headed to the UK premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE DAZZLE, the first production for Found III, performing at the Central Saint Martins School of Art. (more...)

HEISENBERG to Be Presented at Burning Coal Theatre in December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present the southeastern premiere of Simon Stephens' Heisenberg, a comedy/drama about two mismatched souls who collide. The play will run January 19 - 21, 26-28  and  February 2 - 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm and January 22, 29 and February 5, 2017 at 2 pm at Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.  Tickets are $25 regular admission or $20 for seniors (65+) or $15 for students, teachers and active military. Student Rush tickets at curtain time, if available, are $5 apiece.  The first Sunday, January 22nd, is Pay What You Can Day and will be Audio described by Arts Access. All Thursday performances are $15. Tickets and further information can be found at www.burningcoal.org or by calling 919.834.4001. (more...)

Joanna Vanderham Joins THE DAZZLE at FOUND111; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions today announce the full company for their co-production of the UK premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE DAZZLE at FOUND111, at the site of the old Central St Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road. (more...)

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THE DAZZLE, Starring Andrew Scott, Begins Tonight at FOUND111
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions co-present the UK premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE DAZZLE at FOUND111, at the site of the old Central St Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Bid now to enjoy 2 house seats for the Public Theatre's Sea Wall / A Life. Starring Oscar nominee, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony nominee, Tom Sturridge. You will also enjoy 6 months of concierge service with What Should We Do?! (more...)

National Theatre, Royal Court Stars to Join Alan MacKenzie in SCRIBBLE at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Twenty-three performers who have performed with organisations and venues including the National Theatre and Royal Court in London, the English National Opera, National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre and Traverse Theatre will be taking to the stage to perform the supporting role during the month-long Festival Fringe run of Scribble, winner of the Assembly Roxy Theatre award, opposite Alan MacKenzie in the lead role of Ross. (more...)

Robert Icke's West End Transfer of HAMLET to Close Next Month; Set for Broadcast on BBC Two in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Audiences have under a month left to enjoy the multi award-winning Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984) innovative production of Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Pride and Cock) live on stage, which must end on 2 September 2017 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. (more...)

Cast of One-Off Actors Announced for Bush Theatre's NASSIM at Traverse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Bush Theatre is thrilled to share its production of NASSIM written by Nassim Soleimanpour (WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT) and directed by Bush Theatre Associate Director Omar Elerian (One Cold Dark Night, Islands) at the Traverse Theatre for a full run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Simon Stephens' BIRDLAND Explores a Life Lived Without Boundaries
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

When you can have whatever you want, whenever you want it, what do you ask for next? When you've pushed every boundary until there's nothing left to hold you in, how do you find your way back home? Birdland is a sexy, searing exploration of empathy and the impact of unchecked privilege by Olivier and Tony Award winner Simon Stephens. (more...)

Announcing Steppenwolf For Young Adults 18/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces its exciting 2018/19 season: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, the Tony Award-winning play adapted by Simon Stephens based on the book by Mark Haddon, directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry; and the world premiere of Radical by acclaimed playwright Matthew-Lee Erlbach, inspired by the book White American Youth by Christian Picciolini, directed by SYA Artistic Director Hallie Gordon. SYA's 2018/19 Season explores the question, "When You Feel Lost, How Do You Find Your Way?" (more...)

Steep Theatre Company's BIRDLAND Extended - Tickets On Sale At 3:00pm
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

With the original run completely sold out, Steep Theatre Company is adding sixteen more performances of Simon Stephens' Birdland. Tickets for the extension will go on sale at 3:00pm on Monday, April 16, and they're expected to sell very quickly. Tickets will be available at steeptheatre.com/birdland. (more...)

Hook & Eye Theater Presents World Premiere Of SHE-SHE-SHE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Hook & Eye Theater is proud to present the world premiere of She-She-She, a vibrant new devised play with writing by Cynthia Babak that centers on six women whose lives intertwine across generations against the backdrop of one great mountain. Directed by Chad Lindsey, She-She-She is inspired by the real-life friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and leading black activist Pauli Murray. (more...)

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