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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced, The Who & The What) makes his New York Theatre Workshop debut with The Invisible Hand, directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls). The Invisible Hand follows an American investment banker, kidnapped and held for ransom in Pakistan, as he trades for his life. This suspenseful new play is a chilling and complex look at how far we will go to save ourselves and the devastating ramifications of our individual actions on global power and politics.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours, with one intermission

New York Theatre Workshop

(New York, NY)
79 East 4th Street
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2019
Theaterworks Producing Artistic Director, Rob Ruggiero announced the 5th play in its 2019-2020 Season today. Last year's celebrated Broadway comedy, The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell will make its Connecticut premiere January 30th through March 8, 2020. Ruggiero said 'TheaterWorks is one of the few theaters across the country granted the rights to produce this show this year and we're thrilled. It's an ingenious play - a comedic struggle between truth and accuracy and all the grey spaces in between. It couldn't be more timely, more topical.'
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2020
New York Theatre Workshop has announced today the initial group of projects from the 2020/21 Artistic Instigators.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2019
With her production of the world première of Anupama Chandrasekhar's When the Crows Visit in rehearsals, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces Pass Over, A Museum in Baghdad and The Glee Club which will be staged at Kiln Theatre in 2020, following the previously announced Snowflake by Mike Bartlett.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2019
Westport Country Playhouse will present a Sunday Symposium on November 10, following a 3 p.m. performance of the world premiere translation and adaption of Molière's, a?oeDon Juan,a?? a modern take on the classic, comic satire. Speakers will be Brendan Pelsue, translator and adaptor of a?oeDon Juan,a?? and David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director and director of a?oeDon Juan.a?? They will engage in conversation about the modern-dress production of the classic comedy, moderated by Dana Tanner-Kennedy, production dramaturg for a?oeDon Juan.a?? The Playhouse Sunday Symposium program is free and open to the public.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2019
Westport Country Playhouse's world premiere translation and adaption of Molière's comedy, a?oeDon Juan,a?? by Brendan Pelsue, directed by Playhouse associate artistic director David Kennedy, will begin Tuesday, November 5 and run through Saturday, November 23.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 10, 2019
Sex, politics, and religion a?" nothing is sacred a?" in Westport Country Playhouse's world premiere translation and adaption of Molière's comedy, a?oeDon Juan,a?? by Brendan Pelsue, directed by Playhouse associate artistic director David Kennedy, from November 5 a?" 23.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2019
Sex, politics, and religion – nothing is sacred – in Westport Country Playhouse's world premiere translation and adaption of Molière's comedy, “Don Juan,” by Brendan Pelsue, directed by Playhouse associate artistic director David Kennedy, from November 5 – 23.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2021
Marking its first live theatrical production since 2019, Westport Country Playhouse will stage “Doubt: A Parable,” winner of 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award® for Best Play, from November 2 through November 20. A
by Stephi Wild - Nov 27, 2019
With Anupama Chandrasekhar's When the Crows Visit playing its final week and Mike Bartlett's Snowflake in rehearsals, Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the full cast for her production of the UK première of Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over. Joining the previously announced Paapa Essiedu (Moses), are Alexander Eliot (Mister/Ossifer) and Gershwyn Eustache Jnr (Kitch). The production opens on 19 February 2020, with previews from 13 February, and runs until 21 March.
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019
Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) announces its 2019-20 Season of plays. ETC's 41st Season is the company's seventh year at The New Vic in downtown Santa Barbara, and features a thrilling selection of extraordinary works, including William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, a radio play version of the beloved holiday story It's a Wonderful Life, a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, the West Coast premiere of the Broadway play American Son, and an inspirational pop and jazz musical about the legendary Rosemary Clooney. ETC's 2019-20 Season will build upon the momentum of its successful and celebratory 40thAnniversary 2018-19 Season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Symphony Space will present Thalia Book Club Salon: Ayad Akhtar in Conversation with You, Thursday, June 3, at 7pm EST. In this live event, held over Zoom, the award-winning author and President of PEN America discusses his most recent novel, Homeland Elegies, with a public audience limited to 30 tickets.
by Steve Murray - Mar 6, 2019
BWW Review: THE WHO & THE WHAT at Marin Theatre Company: Pulitzer-prize winning author Ayad Akhtar's thought provoking examination of Islamic faith
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2021
For the first time since theatres closed on 16 March 2020, Kiln Theatre will re-open to share live performance with audiences with a season of work including three world premières.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2021
Gulfshore Playhouse has announced its 2021-2022 season. On the heels of successful live performances and sold-out shows this spring, Gulfshore Playhouse is forging ahead with five new world-class professional productions slated for November 2021 to May 2022.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 20, 2019
ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) presents the fourth show of its 40th Anniversary Season, the Southern California premiere of the stunning and wildly popular novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, adapted by Simon Block and directed by Jonathan Fox.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse will present a virtual Symposium in conjunction with the on-demand staging of the timely new comedy, “Tiny House.” The Symposium will be on the Playhouse's website.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2021
Kiln Theatre and Dasha Theatricals will present THE INVISIBLE HAND by Ayad Akhtar 1 -31 July at Kiln Theatre. The cast features Tony Jayawardena, Scott Karim, Daniel Lapaine, and Sid Sagar.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 8, 2021
“Making money can get intoxicating”, especially the kind of money American banker Nick Bright starts making his capturers from a drab cell in rural Pakistan. Ayad Akhtar’s The Invisible Hand comes back to Kiln Theatre directed by its artistic director Indhu Rubasingham.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2021
American banker Nick Bright knows that his freedom comes at a price. Confined to a cell in rural Pakistan, every second counts. Who will decide his fate? His captors, or the whims of the market?
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2019
TheaterWorks Producing Artistic Director, Rob Ruggiero announced four of the five shows in its 2019-2020 season today. The theater will open its season with AMERICAN SON by Christopher Demos-Brown.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 16, 2019
First Floor Theater announces their eighth season, featuring one world premiere and two Chicago premieres.First Floor Theater announce their eighth season, featuring one world premiere and two Chicago premieres.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2019
With Blues in the Night about to open at the theatre, and The Son soon to transfer to the West End, Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the full cast for her production of the world premiere of Anupama Chandrasekhar's When the Crows Visit - Ayesha Dharker (Hema), Bally Gill (Akshay), Mariam Haque (Uma / Kavita), Asif Khan (Gopi / Inspector), Aryana Ramkhalawon (Ragini), Paul G Raymond (David) and Soni Razdan (Jaya). The production opens on 29 October, with previews from 23 October, and runs until 30 November.
by Alan Henry - 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 A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2019
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Junk runs April 5 - May 5, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage.
by Alan Henry - 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 Nicole Rosky - Feb 27, 2021
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, February 27-28, 2020.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 26, 2021
Today (February 26) in live streaming: a Jerome Robbins Broadway reunion on Stars in the House, Alex Timbers on Backstage Live, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 25, 2021
Today (February 25) in live streaming: its Game Night on Stars in the House, Brian Stokes Mitchell on Backstage Live, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 24, 2021
Today (February 24) in live streaming: Stars in the House celebrates William Finn's Birthday, Laura Bell Bundy on Backstage Live, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2020
Never Not Once, by the award-winning American playwright Carey Crim, is a poignant and emotionally gripping new drama about what happens when a family is forced to confront an unexpected and explosive answer to the question a?oeWhere do I come from?a??
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 20, 2021
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, February 20-21, 2020.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 19, 2021
Today (February 19) in live streaming: Santino Fontana visits Backstage Live, Andréa Burns hosts game night on Stars in the House, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 18, 2021
Today (February 18) in live streaming: Anna Deavere Smith visits Backstage Live, Orfeh and Andy Karl visit My Broadway Memory, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 17, 2021
Today (February 17) in live streaming: Patrick Page visits Backstage Live, Melissa Manchester's Birthday bash on Stars in the House, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 16, 2021
Today (February 16) in live streaming: Laura Osnes sings with Seth Rudetsky, Josh Groban in concert, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 13, 2021
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, February 13-14, 2020.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 12, 2021
Today (February 12) in live streaming: soap stars unite on Stars in the House, Laura Osnes visits Backstage Live, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 11, 2021
Have you ever seen something on the internet that you wish you could unsee? Theatre Exile’s world-wide debut of Sin Eaters by Anna Moench follows Mary, one of the unseen people who scrub our social media feeds. The play examines how social media can transform perceptions of reality and of ourselves and those around us.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 11, 2021
Today (February 11) in live streaming: a Love Boat reunion on Stars in the House, Kyle Taylor Parker visits Backstage Live, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 29, 2020
Steep Theatre will welcome several new members to its ensemble of artists. Laura Alcalá Baker, Debo Balogun, Chris Chmelik, Destini Huston, Omer Abbas Salem, and Joe Schermoly are Steep’s newest Ensemble Members. All six of these artists have played pivotal roles in Steep’s artistic development over the past several years, and the company is honored to have them involved in shaping the organization’s future.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2021
On Friday, February 4, 2022, GRAMMY Award-winning Catalyst Quartet will release UNCOVERED Volume 2: Florence B. Price on Azica Records. The album is the second issue of a multi-volume anthology highlighting string quartet works by historically important Black composers which aims to bring greater awareness and programming of their music.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 15, 2020
For the first time since the theatre was closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kiln Theatre returns to the stage with a live streamed reading of Ayad Akhtar's critically acclaimed The Invisible Hand on 18 December at 7pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2019
Casting is set for Studio Theatre's production of Pipeline, playwright Dominique Morisseau's searing drama about the school-to-prison pipeline and a mother desperately trying to keep her son from becoming ensnared in it. The production runs January 15-February 16, 2020 and is directed by Awoye Timpo. Starring are DC theatre favorite Justin Weaks (Studio's Curve of Departure) as high school student Omari and Andrea Harris Smith making her Studio debut as his mother, public school teacher Nya. In its recent People Issue, Washington City Paper's called Weaks a 'standout,' going on to say: 'D.C. theater audiences love Justin Weaks. ...Weaks came to D.C. for a job about four years ago, not expecting to stay. But he kept getting cast in shows, and lucky for local theatergoers, he's still here.'
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2020
Playwright Ayad Akhtar will release a new book, Homeland Elegies, on September 15.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2021
Indhu Rubasingham directs Tony Jayawardena, Scott Karim, Daniel Lapaine and Sid Sagar. With design by Lizzie Clachan, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, and sound design by Alexander Caplen.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 19, 2019
Cleveland Play House opens its 2019-2020 season with the celebratory, heart-felt comedy Into The Breeches! written by George Brant. Directed by CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley, the uplifting, laugh-out-loud comedy runs from September 14th through October 6th in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 25, 2019
Moliere in the Park, presented in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance and the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, has announced its inaugural season.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2020
Kiln Theatre today launches Kiln Insight with free masterclasses with Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham and Associate Director Susie McKenna.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2019
Celebrating one year since the re-launch as Kiln Theatre, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the full cast for Samuel Adamson's Wife. Rubasingham directs Richard Cant (Peter/Ivar at 58/Landlord), Karen Fishwick (Daisy/Clare), Pamela Hardman (Character Actress /Marjorie/Embassy Assistant), Joshua James (Robert/Finn/Ivar at 28), Calam Lynch (Eric/Cas) and Sirine Saba (Suzannah). The production opens on 4 June, with previews from 30 May, and runs until 6 July, coinciding with London's Pride parade.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2019
59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome to Brits Off Broadway the NYC premiere of HANDBAGGED, written by Moira Buffini and directed by Indhu Rubasingham. Produced by Round House Theatre, HANDBAGGED begins performances on Tuesday, June 4 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 30. Press Opening is Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:00 PM; Saturday at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM; and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 - $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or visit www.59e59.org.