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Straight White Men - 2014 - Off-Broadway

In the New York premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, unpredictable downtown writer/director Young Jean Lee presents a traditionally structured take on the classic American father-son drama. When Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas, they enjoy cheerful trash-talking, pranks, and takeout Chinese. Then they confront a problem that even being a happy family can't solve: when identity matters, and privilege is problematic, what is the value of being a straight white man?

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Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Hall

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street

Straight White Men Off-Broadway Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2020
Crux and Blair Russell Productions announce the Black Imagination Series, an exploration of live performance in Virtual Reality. The first-of-its-kind series will premiere with an event in AltspaceVR on Thursday, October 1st.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Fresh from a smash Broadway run, The Lifespan of a Fact is an essential comedy for an age in which every fact is a battleground.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
Responding to the extreme precarity the artistic community is experiencing amidst a dire lack of government intervention, Soho Rep. Project Number One creates jobs to support artists in this moment and will be part of building a new path forward.
by Albert Gutierrez - Sep 21, 2019
Tonight's my first time in Historic Downtown Clermont. The small parking lot outside the Moonlight Players Theatre already filled up well before I arrived, so I settled on a very uncomfortable parallel parking space a couple blocks down. Fortunately, this allowed me a chance to walk along Minneola Avenue, where an outdoor saxophonist was jazzing out 'Sing, Sing, Sing' next door to a bakery filled with customers - some inside ordering sweets, but most already outside on the patio enjoying their wares and the ambient musical stylings of Benny Goodman. I had to double back a couple times before I found the sidewalk that led me to the theatre. The Moonlight Players' 2019-20 season had kicked off a couple weeks ago, but here I was, late to the party, as their season's first production, DIAL M FOR MURDER, had just reached its closing weekend.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Second Stage Theater has announced that WE'RE GONNA DIE, a show performed by Janelle McDermoth (A Bronx Tale), will be part of the company's current 41st season. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??SPACE on Ryder Farm--a nonprofit residency program and organic farm located on the grounds of a 224-year-old family homestead in Putnam County, New York--announced that applications for 2020 residency programs are now open.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
Splash & Ripple and WeRebel have announced the launch of an innovative new podcast that offers audiences an opportunity to take part in immersive theatre, in their own home.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) have announced performers and speakers set to join their annual Sing Out For Freedom benefit concert, this year an election eve virtual event on Monday, November 2 at 6:30PM (EST).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce extension for Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Tina Satter from the FBI transcript of Reality Winner's interrogation for leaking evidence of Russian interference in U.S elections. A New York Times Critic's Pick, Is This A Room now plays the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) through November 24. *Editor's Note: Is This A Room should contain a capital a?oeAa??
by Student Blogger: Stina Pinsky - Oct 25, 2019
A few weeks ago I saw The Lightning Thief. Usually when a show opens, I don't read the reviews. But in this case I decided to read the first one I saw. And by the end I had very clearly reminded myself why I never read reviews. This show's reviews are just one part of a wider problem: the field of theater criticism as a whole. We need to completely revamp the way that theater is reviewed and the way that theater reviews can bring down a show.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Get a first look at Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Tina Satter. Is This A Room will run until November 10. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
AAPAC released its newly titled annual report today, 'THE VISIBILITY REPORT: RACIAL REPRESENTATION ON NEW YORK CITY STAGES,' covering employment statistics by race for actors, playwrights, composers, librettists and directors for the 2017-18 season for all of Broadway and the 18 largest non-profit theatre companies in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2020
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 7-8, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Tony & Pulitzer Prize winning playwright & actor Tracy Letts  will return to Broadway with Steppenwolf's production of his new play THE MINUTES, in which he will also star.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020
Theatre Communications Group announces the publication of Straight White Men / Untitled Feminist Show by Young Jean Lee.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union present their annual Sing Out For Freedom benefit concert tonight, Monday, November 2 at 6:30PM (EST).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
Today (November 2) in live streaming: Sing Out for Freedom, Beth Malone sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Washington Ensemble Theatre has announced the cast for the Seattle premiere of Dance Nation, the Pulitzer-nominated play by Clare Barron about a group of young people discovering the power inside of them and deciding what they're going to do with their potential. Will they squash it, embrace it, sexualize it, share it, or hoard it?
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
Carole Rothman, Artistic Director and President of Second Stage Theater, has been elected to the 2020 class of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Second Stage Theater was founded by Rothman in 1979 and operates three New York City venues, exclusively dedicated to producing living American playwrights.
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2020
Second Stage has released a flashback clip from its 2018 production of Straight White Men! 
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2021
Today Steppenwolf Theatre Company shared that Anna D. Shapiro, who has served as Artistic Director since 2015, will step down from this role when her contract expires in August 2021.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2021
New York Theatre Barn will present its first Choreography Lab of 2021,1 Show/3 Choreographers, on Wednesday, May 19th, at 7PM EST. Taking inspiration from theatrical television events, this lab will be streamed live from Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
STRAIGHT WHITE MEN by Korean American playwright Young Jean Lee is a hilarious and revealing play about the most unoppressed of this world's peoples.
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
Twelve screenwriters have been selected to participate in Sundance Institute's eighth annual Screenwriters Intensive in Los Angeles, to take place March 4-5, 2020. The Intensive, a two-day workshop for select emerging writers and writer/directors from underrepresented communities, focuses on the development of first fiction features. Fellows at the Intensive will advance the art and craft of their work under the guidance of experienced filmmakers and the Institute's Feature Film Program, led by that Program's Founding Director Michelle Satter and Deputy Director Ilyse McKimmie.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
This week, playwright Young Jean Lee hosted an online playwriting workshop through Zoom!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2021
This week, Through our Women in Theatre Through the Decades features, we are be highlighting the impact of women in theatre such as Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara, Kathleen Marshall, Lynn Nottage and more!
by Student Blogger: Blake Velick - Jun 30, 2020
Anyone in the business side of theatre must not only understand the theatre they produce, but they also must have an economic mindset when making decisions.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020
Producers Brian Moreland (Blue) and Arvind Ethan David (Jagged Little Pill) have announced #WhileWeBreathe: A Night of Creative Protest.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Producers Brian Moreland and Arvind Ethan David have announced casting for #WhileWeBreathe: A Night of Creative Protest in benefit of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc and The Bail Project, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD), BYP100 Education Fund, Forced Trajectory Project (FTP), The Justice Committee, and SONG.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced that Is This A Room will add a performance to the final week of its encore engagement at the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Following their New York Times Critic's Pick production of Dr. Ride's American Beach House, playwright Liza Birkenmeier and director Katie Brook are set to premiere their next collaboration, ISLANDER, as part of Next Door at NYTW. ISLANDER repurposes verbatim NHL commentary from the abysmal 2017-2018 New York Islanders season into a sharp comedy about white male fragility, expressiveness, and shame. Previews begin at the Fourth Street Theatre (83 East 4th St, Manhattan) on March 27, 2020, with an opening set for April 1, for a limited run through April 11, 2020. Tickets are on sale now at nytw.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2021
New York Theatre Barn will host a free live stream of its award-winning New Works Series on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 at 7PM EST, featuring excerpts from the new musicals The Lesson and Nothing To See Here. The live 1-hour presentation will also feature a conversation with the writers and creative team. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
New York Theatre Barn will continue to host bi-monthly free live streams of its New Works Series on select Wednesday evenings at 7PM ET. Available on New York Theatre Barn’s YouTube channel & Broadway on Demand, each installment of the live 1-hour series includes excerpts from two new musicals and a conversation with the writers and creative team.
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 25, 2020
Second Stage Theater will soon present WE'RE GONNA DIE, a show performed by Janelle McDermoth (A Bronx Tale), will be part of the company's current 41st season. WE'RE GONNA DIE is written by Young Jean Lee (Straight White Men) and directed & choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, featuring original music by Young Jean Lee and Tim Simmonds, additional music by John-Michael Lyles, and lyrics by Young Jean Lee. Music supervision and arrangements are by Remy Kurs with orchestrations by Cian McCarthy.
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 23, 2020
Second Stage Theater will soon present WE'RE GONNA DIE, a show performed by Janelle McDermoth (A Bronx Tale), will be part of the company's current 41st season. WE'RE GONNA DIE is written by Young Jean Lee (Straight White Men) and directed & choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, featuring original music by Young Jean Lee and Tim Simmonds, additional music by John-Michael Lyles, and lyrics by Young Jean Lee. Music supervision and arrangements are by Remy Kurs with orchestrations by Cian McCarthy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced new guests for upcoming evenings of the highly popular FREE event, Keen After Hours: Jonathan McCrory (February 22nd), Thomas Jay Ryan (March 1st) and Jennifer Ashley Tepper (March 8th). Keen After Hours is free and open to all. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
The Minutes is officially in previews on Broadway! The cast of The Minutes includes Ian Barford, Blair Brown, Cliff Chamberlain, K. Todd Freeman, Armie Hammer, Tracy Letts, Danny McCarthy, Jessie Mueller, Sally Murphy, Austin Pendleton, Jeff Still.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021
The Dramatists Guild of America will welcome two new members to its Council, Ty Defoe and Rona Siddiqui. The Guild is governed by a board of directors (Council) elected from its membership. These writers, in various stages of their theatrical careers, meet monthly to decide policy for the Guild. 
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 22, 2020
Armie Hammer is set to make his return to Broadway in Tracy Letts' The Minutes. BroadwayWorld is giving you a look back at Hammer's major screen and stage roles leading up to the present day!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2021
Northern Stage announced the 2021 recipients of the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle grant, which marks its 4th year with 2 new inductees into its unprecedented $3.5 million grant funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation to support and promote women+ artistic directors and their associates in professional theaters across the United States.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2021
The Spring 2021 Season offers three moving, one-person performances: Colman Domingo’s A Boy and His Soul, directed by Craig Wallace; Lucy Alibar’s Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up, directed by Round House Artistic Director Ryan Rilette; and Young Jean Lee’s We’re Gonna Die, directed by Paige Hernandez.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced that Is This A Room - selected by The New York Times' Ben Brantley and Jesse Green for their respective Best Theatre of 2019 lists - will return to The Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) for an encore engagement from December 20 - January 19.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
CANE RIVER restoration, Valentine's Day romance, Kelly Reichardt Selects, and more announced at BAM, in February and March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2020
AmiosWest presents a Covid-Era theatrical experience on YouTube live via Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2021
New York Theatre Barn will present its first Choreography Lab of 2021, 1 Show/3 Choreographers, on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at 7PM EDT. Three choreographers will be chosen to create conceptual choreography for a new musical in development called The Lesson.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2021
Academy Award-winning French playwright Florian Zeller's work is back at MTC with The Truth, opening on Thursday 10 June at Southbank Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2021
Armie Hammer's professional problems continue today as BroadwayWorld has just learned that he will no longer star in The Minutes when it returns to Broadway next year.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
September 2020 will mark the beginning of St. Louis Actors' Studio's Fourteenth season theme 'Dramedy'.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2021
Trans-icon, playwright and performance artist Kate Bornstein & award-winning filmmaker Travis Fine are 'Between Two Palms' at The Studios of Key West on Wednesday, April 14th from 6-7PM.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2020
Noted theatre artist Diane Rodriguez, born June 22, 1951, in San Jose, CA, died today, April 10, 2020, in Los Angeles, of cancer.