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The Night Alive - 2013 - Off-Broadway

"You only get a few goes. At life. You don't get endless goes. Two, three goes maybe. When you hit the right groove you'll click right in there... this is it."



Tommy's not a bad man, he's getting by. Renting a run-down room in his uncle Maurice's house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm's length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the other with his pal Doc. Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who's not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how.



Their past won't let go easily. But together there's a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps.



With inimitable warmth, style and craft, Conor McPherson's new play deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations. The Atlantic is proud to present The Donmar's production of this startling new play, THE NIGHT ALIVE.

Schedule

Linda Gross Theater

(New York, NY)
336 West 20th Street


 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Quotidian Theatre Company launches its dynamic 2019-20 season with a powerful re-staging of Conor McPherson's quotidian masterpiece Port Authority.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Sonia Friedman Productions today announced Conor McPherson's (The Weir, Girl from the North Country) new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Seagull) which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 14th January 2020 with Opening Night on Thursday 23rd January 2020. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 30th September with priority booking from Wednesday 25th September.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Inis Nua Theatre Company presents their thrilling 16th season of three mainstage plays, one Pop-Up Play in a Pub, and a poignant reading series about Aging in Our Time. Inis Nua Theatre Company has the unique mission to present contemporary plays from Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales for a Philadelphia audience. Despite coming from different and distant cultures, these playwrights remind us that deeply human stories are universal. Inis Nua mines the shared cultural histories of these countries for an American audience, introducing Philadelphia audiences to fresh new voices from abroad who tackle social, political, and personal issues that we see in our country today.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
The San Francisco North Bay's Marquee Theater Journalists Association has released the list of nominees for its 4th Annual MTJA Awards. The Association recognized the exemplary work of Sonoma County theater artists with nominations in eighteen categories that were culled from the sixty-eight productions attended by MTJA members. Recipients will be announced at the 2019 MTJA Awards - A Celebration of Sonoma County Theater which will be held October 14th at 3 Disciples Brewing in downtown Santa Rosa.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Inis Nua Theatre presents the Philadelphia Premiere of the award-winning play THE NIGHT ALIVE by Tony Award-nominated Conor McPherson. THE NIGHT ALIVE tells the story of Tommy who lives in a filthy studio apartment and survives on odd jobs around Dublin. When he rescues a young woman from her abusive boyfriend, Tommy's dilapidated home becomes a safe haven from her violent past and the tenuous friendship they build forever alters their lives. The production will be directed by Barrymore Award-nominated director and Inis Nua Founder and Artistic Director Tom Reing. Previews begin Wednesday, October 9, with opening night on Friday, October 11. The show runs through October 27, 2019 for a total of 15 performances. All performances will take place at the Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake, 302 South Hicks Street. Tickets are $15 - $35. For reservations, visit inisnuatheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018
Goodman Theatre adds to its 2018/2019 Season a limited engagement of St. Nicholas-an internationally-acclaimed major revival by London's Donmar Warehouse of Conor McPherson's 1997 intimate thriller, directed by Simon Evans. The monologue play stars Olivier Award-winning actor Brendan Coyle ("Mr. Bates" of the smash sensation Downton Abbey, for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination) in "a superlative, mesmerizing performance that's simply not to be missed" (The Arts Review). The U.S. premiere, which appears in the Goodman's 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre, follows two acclaimed recent appearances at the Donmar Warehouse and the Dublin Theatre Festival. The creative team includes Peter McKintosh (Set), Matt Daw (Lighting) and Christopher Shutt (Sound). Goodman Theatre's limited engagement of St. Nicholas appears January 9 - 27, 2019 in the Owen Theatre (170 N. Dearborn). Tickets are available now ONLY with the purchase of a new Classic Membership (4-play packages start at $80). Individual tickets ($25 - $60; subject to change) go on sale Friday, November 9. For tickets and more information, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/StNicholas or call the box office (312.443.3800, 12 noon - 5pm daily).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
San Francisco North Bay theater artists gathered Monday night at 3 Disciples Brewing in downtown Santa Rosa for the Fourth Annual Marquee Theater Journalists Association Awards. Eighteen awards were given to local theatre artists and productions whose nominations were culled from the sixty-eight Sonoma County productions attended by members from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018
Veteran Broadway press agents Jim Byk and Shane Marshall Brown have created The Press Room, a new theatrical and entertainment publicity office now open in New York City. Founders Byk and Brown are joined by publicist Kelly Guiod, who serves as Vice President for the company.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018
The Public Theater announced today a final two-week extension for the North American premiere of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
The Washington Stage Guild continues its season of great writers with a vividly theatrical adaptation of one of Charles Dickens's novels, Hard Times. Dickens's tale of love, loss, and circus folk is set against the backdrop of Industrial Revolution England. This clever version, in which four actors play dozens of characters, has not been seen in Washington for over two decades!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) announces a one week extension for the world premiere production of Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy), directed by Obie Award winner John Ortiz, and co-produced with LAByrinth Theater Company. The production, which opens on Monday, December 9th will now play through Sunday, December 29th, 2019 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
When German star, comedian Max Ehrlich, and his best friend, composer Willy Rosen were caught in Holland in 1942 and sent to the Westerbork Transit Camp, the commandant recognized Max and made him an offer he couldn't refuse: Every Monday night before the train leaves for Auschwitz the next morning, Max and Willy will do a cabaret. IF they are funny, they do it next week. If not - they are on the train. What followed was 18 months of the funniest cabaret in all of Europe!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 11, 2019. This was the fourth year the awards have been presented to honor and celebrate the excellence and diversity of theatre in the greater Berkshire region.
by Sam Abney - May 4, 2018
If you've never read George Orwell's 1984, the seminal classic examining a world that's fallen under the rule of the nameless Party and their omnipotent leader Big Brother, stop what you're doing and read it now. Or you can just see Scena Theatre's new production playing at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The show takes a while to amp up but the thrilling climax is performed with such vigor and authenticity that the true dangers of Orwell's devised society come to fruition.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018
Conor McPherson's Shining City is set for six performances in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, it was announced today by Hicks Street Productions. Under the direction of Thomas Barr, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Brian Foyster, Burt Grinstead, Eddie Kehler, and Kate Whitney. Set design is by Joel Daavid with lighting and sound design by Matthew Richter. Performances begin on June 2 at 8:30pm at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Davidson/Valentini Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
Wrapping up their 2017-18 Season "Truth & Illusion" East German rock-goddess Hedwig takes The Stage!  Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will be rocking all summer with their hit smash-hits like; "Tear Me Down", "The Origin of Love", "Sugar Daddy", & "Wig in a Box". Don't miss this outrageous and hilarious tour that transcends boundaries!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
Wrapping up their 2017-18 Season "Truth & Illusion" East German rock-goddess Hedwig takes The Stage!  Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will be rocking all summer with their hit smash-hits like; "Tear Me Down", "The Origin of Love", "Sugar Daddy", & "Wig in a Box". Don't miss this outrageous and hilarious tour that transcends boundaries! 
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
Dinny has kept his two boys Sean and Blake locked away from the dangers of the world in a tiny flat on Walworth Road, South London ever since bringing them from Ireland as young boys. He endlessly forces them to perform a farce at 11am every morning which is the story of their final day in their homeland. But as the outside world begins to infiltrate their seclusion and cracks begin to appear in Dinny's version of events, the blurry line between truth and lies threatens to tear the family apart.
by Review Roundups - Mar 5, 2020
Girl from the North Country celebrates its opening night tonight at Broadway's Belasco Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2019
Neil Austin has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for INK.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018
Wrapping up their 2017-18 Season 'Truth & Illusion' East German rock-goddess Hedwig takes The Stage! Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will be rocking all summer with their hit smash-hits like; 'Tear Me Down', 'The Origin of Love', 'Sugar Daddy', & 'Wig in a Box'. Don't miss this outrageous and hilarious tour that transcends boundaries!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) will present Middle Eastern MixFest, a series of free readings co-curated by playwrights Mona Mansour and Heather Raffothat will run Wednesday, August 8th through Thursday, August 16th at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).
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 - Jun 11, 2019
Don't miss the New England Premiere of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018
Rob DiSario joins the reading of DOG WHISTLE, by Michael Kimmel at The Loading Dock on July 12th!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018
Hollywood Fringe Festival hit Shining City by Conor McPherson will return for four weeks only to the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood, it was announced today by Hicks Street Productions. Under the direction of Brian Foyster and Eddie Kehler, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Brian Foyster, Charlotte Gulezian, Eddie Kehler, Sean Matic, and Tyler Williams. Set design is by Joel Daavid with lighting and sound design by Matthew Richter. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018
The Donmar Warehouse presents St Nicholas, a chilling one-man play by Conor McPherson, directed by Simon Evans and starring Brendan Coyle. This is the first time McPherson and Coyle have collaborated since The Weir, for which both received Olivier Awards. The performances will take place at the Donmar's intimate studio space at 3 Dryden Street from Monday 10 September - Friday 5 October 2018, and from Tuesday 9 October - Sunday 14 October 2018 at the Smock Alley Theatre, as part of Dublin Theatre Festival, which will be the play's Irish premiere. Tickets for London performances will be allocated via a ballot, which is open for entries by signing up to the Donmar's Newsletter or KLAXON email lists at donmarwarehouse.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018
The Public Theater has announced complete casting for the North American premiere of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018
Rob DiSario joins the reading of DOG WHISTLE, by Michael Kimmel at The Loading Dock on July 12th!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer has chosen to begin the season with the New York Drama Critics' Circle Best Play Winner The Night Alive, written by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, as a tribute to CTC's co-founder, Vincent Dowling, who served as Artistic Director of Dublin's Abbey Theatre in the late 80s, and who helmed CTC from its founding until 1995.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
Co-founded by Vincent Dowling and H. Newman Marsh in 1990 with the belief that every town should have a professional theatre, Chester Theatre Company (formerly The Miniature Theatre of Chester) prepares to celebrate its landmark 30th Season with four works, each a New England Premiere. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Atlantic Theater Company announces a one-week extension for the US premiere production of The Mother by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton, and directed by Trip Cullman. The production, which opens on Monday, March 11th, will now play through Saturday, April 13th, 2019 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Chester Theatre Company (CTC) has announced a season that includes its first-ever World Premiere commission, and a New England Premiere that will kick off the season on June 18.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Chester Theatre Company (CTC) has announced its upcoming season which includes its first-ever World Premiere commission, and a New England Premiere that will kick off the season which begins on June 18.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
Raven Theatre announces its 2019-20 Season, kicking off this fall with the Chicago premiere of Rachel Bonds' drama SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle and featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons. This warm, delicate play with music is an honest look at the hard work of holding a family together and re-connecting with what we've left behind.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Lantern Theater Company continues the 2019/20 season with a remount of its original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, commissioned and developed through the Lantern's New Play Program and co-created by Philadelphia-based artists Anthony Lawton, Christopher Colucci, and Thom Weaver.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018
Irish author Conor McPherson's play The Seafarer is a black comedy set over the course of a long evening of family, friends, and drink one Christmas Eve in Dublin. The play centers on James "Sharky" Harkin, who has recently returned to Dublin and moved in with his older, quarrelsome sibling Richard. As guests drop by, drinks start to flow, stories are retold, and secrets begin to emerge as Sharky has to deal with one friend who seems to be staying on permanently, rather than return home to his own family, and another who is now the partner of his ex-wife, and with whom, annoyingly, he seems very happy.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Kenneth Lin's timely cautionary tale of capitalism run amok, Kleptocracy. Inspired by the power struggle between the richest of the Oligarchs and an ambitious Vladimir Putin after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Lin (House of Cards) explores U.S. - Russia relations then and now. Directed by Jackson Gay, and by special arrangement with Robert Ahrens, Mickey Liddell and Michael Mills, Kleptocracy runs January 18 - February 24, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018
A wickedly comic satire by groundbreaking British playwright Philip Ridley, Radiant Vermin examines consumerism in the age where enough is never enough. A young couple, Jill and Ollie, sign a contract for their dream home at seemingly no cost. With a baby on the way, they are forced to find out how far they'll go to get everything they've ever dreamed of... and more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
Chester Theatre Company (CTC) has announced its first virtual performance, The Story of King Lear, a 50-minute telling of the Shakespeare classic adapted and directed by CTC Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer. The show will air at 7:00pm (eastern) on Thursday, August 27, and will be available for viewing through Sunday, August 30.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2018
Hollywood Fringe Festival hit Shining City by Conor McPherson will return for four weeks only to the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood, it was announced today by Hicks Street Productions. Under the direction of Brian Foyster and Eddie Kehler, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Brian Foyster, Charlotte Gulezian, Eddie Kehler, Sean Matic, and Tyler Williams. Set design is by Joel Daavid with lighting and sound design by Matthew Richter. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018
Hollywood Fringe Festival hit Shining City by Conor McPherson will return for four weeks only to the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood, it was announced today by Hicks Street Productions. Under the direction of Brian Foyster and Eddie Kehler, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Brian Foyster, Charlotte Gulezian, Eddie Kehler, Sean Matic, and Tyler Williams. Set design is by Joel Daavid with lighting and sound design by Matthew Richter. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
The winners of the 2019 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be announced Monday, May 6, 2019 at approximately 5:30pm. The selections will be made at the organization's 84th annual voting meeting.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) announces a one-week extension of the New York premiere production of The Great Leap, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Taibi Magar. The production, which opens on Monday, June 4th, will now play through Sunday, June 24th, 2018 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Co-founded by Vincent Dowling and H. Newman Marsh in 1990 with the belief that every town should have a professional theatre, Chester Theatre Company (formerly The Miniature Theatre of Chester) prepares to celebrate its landmark 30th Season with four works, each a New England Premiere.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
The winners of the 2018 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards will be announced Thursday, May 3, 2018 at approximately 5:30pm. The selections will be made at the organization's 83rd annual voting meeting.
by in 1: the podcast - Apr 23, 2018
Lumos Maxima! It's opening weekend for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway so we're sitting down with a true lighting wizard, Neil Austin! He's tight lipped about the secrets of the show but he does share with us how it has felt to be working on such a cultural phenomenon and when he realized this was to be no ordinary show.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2018
Dinny has kept his two boys Sean and Blake locked away from the dangers of the world in a tiny flat on Walworth Road, South London ever since bringing them from Ireland as young boys. He endlessly forces them to perform a farce at 11am every morning which is the story of their final day in their homeland. But as the outside world begins to infiltrate their seclusion and cracks begin to appear in Dinny's version of events, the blurry line between truth and lies threatens to tear the family apart.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Atlantic Theater Company announces a one week extension for the world premiere production of The Secret Life of Bees, book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, music by Tony and Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Drama Desk winner Susan Birkenhead, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, and based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd. The highly anticipated production, which opens on Thursday, June 13th, will now play through Sunday, July 14th, 2019 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).