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The Santaland Diaries - 1996 - Off-Broadway

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Linda Gross Theater

(New York, NY)
336 West 20th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company enters its 34th Season, beginning the series of shows with Fully Committed, which follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's number-one restaurant.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
He may not drive an Aston Martin or work for British Secret Service, but Artistic Director Tim Bond knows a good adventure when he sees one. This Fall, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has a license to thrill with its first-ever virtual celebration From TheatreWorks with Love: A Party with Bonda?? Tim Bond.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Richmond Triangle Players launches the holiday season with the regional premiere of Jeffrey Solomon's The Santa Closet, an “tell-all” proving the existence of Santa … but perhaps not like you have always imagined! The production will open Friday, November 20, 2020 after two low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday November 18 and 19. The production will run through December 19, and will have streaming options available as well.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announces that it has partnered with Stanford University to present New Works Next Generation, a three-day virtual theatre festival offering three dynamic new plays about feminism, ethnicity, and religion.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2020
The Door Shakespeare Reading Series is free and open to the public, with donations welcomed.
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 30, 2019
An interview with THE SANTALAND DIARIES director Anthony Methvin about the show, holiday magic, and why this show is still going strong after all of these years.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019
Carpenter Square Theatre celebrates the holiday season with a?oeThe Santaland Diariesa?? November 29-December 21. David Sedaris' hilarious comedy, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, is about an out-of-work slacker who takes a job as an elf at Macy's department store during the holiday crunch. All performances are at the theater, located at 800 W. Main in downtown Oklahoma City.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
The Ensemble Company, the repertory company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, concludes its debut season with a double bill of David Sedaris comedies: The SantaLand Diaries and Season's Greetings, both adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Actors Theatre of Louisville and Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming announce the upcoming holiday season favorites: Fifth Third Bank's A Christmas Carol, beginning November 23 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium, and The Santaland Diaries, based on the essay by David Sedaris, beginning November 24 in the Victor Jory Theatre. Tickets are now available at ActorsTheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
As the Christmas countdown begins, a newly-hired elf enters the coldest circle of retail hell: Macy's Santaland. In real life, Crumpet the Elf is an unemployed actor, but now he's hard at work, greeting children, judging their parents and giving us a hilarious behind-the-scenes tour of the North Pole. Packed with David Sedaris's signature wit, The Santaland Diaries is a delightfully irreverent holiday classic for those of us who prefer our eggnog spiked.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
Although Playhouse on the Square will not be offering in-person performances during the holiday season.  There is a stocking full of digital offerings to keep patrons 'Merry & Bright' - and in the safety of their homes. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020
Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, the revised edition of his Tony-winning classic Torch Song Trilogy, will come to The Ensemble Company (in residence at Penguin Point Productions) to close out its 2020 season this December.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2020
Don’t touch the merchandise! A new, “gaytastic” comic solo play, written and performed by self-confessed rage-aholic Tom DeTrinis, will be filmed live at L.A.’s Pico Playhouse for digital release by IAMA Theatre Company. Directed by Drew Droege, Making Friends will be available for viewing beginning Dec. 17 and continue streaming through Jan. 11, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2020
Don't touch the merchandise! A new, 'gaytastic' comic solo play, written and performed by self-confessed rage-aholic Tom DeTrinis, will be filmed live at L.A.'s Pico Playhouse for digital release by IAMA Theatre Company. Making Friends will be available for viewing beginning Dec. 17 and continue streaming through Jan. 11, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, Artistic Director Designate Tim Bond, and Executive Director Phil Santora announced changes to TheatreWorks's 2020-21 Season, which is now scheduled to begin in October 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will stream an advance look at tomorrow's hits in New Works Festival Online.
by Ronn Burton - Mar 1, 2021
Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre remembers and celebrates one of their founding members MICHAEL JONES, who passed away a year ago. An Emmy winner and recipient of the Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award, Michael was a co-founder and Artistic Associate at OKC Rep. While Michael was a pillar of the OKC theatre community, he also worked all over the country. Michael touched the lives and hearts of so many he worked with. The OKC theatre community remembers Michael Jones.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2021
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has postponed the opening of its 51st mainstage season to October 2021, with eight plays to be presented through August 2022.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Eclipse Theatre Company announces the recipient of 2020's Eleventh Annual Corona Award: Mary Ann Thebus and Michael and Mona Heath. The Corona Award honors individuals and organizations which play an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theatre community as well as small- to medium-sized theatres like Eclipse Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
A tragic love story set in Nazi Germany, Bent follows the journey of Max, a young gay man from Berlin, who learns to accept himself and to love in the face of horrific and impossible odds. One of the most significant plays of the 20th century, Bent sheds light on the widely untold history of the persecution of homosexual men during the Holocaust.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2020
The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for its 2019 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements at professional theaters in San Diego County.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Artistic Director Marc Masterson and Managing Director James McNeel announced today a reimagined structure for its artistic department. The changes take advantage of recent vacancies to align its staffing model with the focus areas of its new strategic plan. The moves include the promotion of Clare Drobot to the role of Associate Artistic Director and Katie Trupiano as Education Director. In addition, two new positions have been filled with Rebekah Diaz joining the full-time staff as Community Engagement Officer and Monteze Freeland as Associate Producer.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Farmers Alley Theatre is honoring the life of one of America's greatest playwrights, Neil Simon, with his Pulitzer Prize Winning masterwork, Lost in Yonkers, running March 13-29.  Farmers Alley Theatre is also pleased to announce that thanks in large part to several local organizations, we will be reinstating our Student Ticket Initiative for this production, which provided free student tickets to those who wish to attend the show (subject to availability). 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, incoming Artistic Director Tim Bond, and Executive Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announce the lineup for the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award-winning company's 2020-21 season, which launches this summer.
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2020
Florida Repertory Theatre's 2020 PlayLab Festival of New Works continues with a reading of 'A Sherlock Carol' by Mark Shanahan on Dec. 10 at 7 PM, and brings together an all-star cast of Broadway veterans, a Tony-nominee, and Florida Rep's ensemble members. The final event of the festival is the Playwrights' Panel discussion held live on Zoom Dec. 11 at 3:30 PM.
by Rachel Weinberg - Dec 8, 2019
The ceaselessly cynical Crumpet the Elf has returned to Goodman Theatre for the second year in a row. This year Steven Strafford takes the lead in David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES under the direction of Steve Scott. While Strafford's take on David/Crumpet remains as foul-mouthed and blunt as ever, the actor's take on the role has some real vulnerability. Strafford gives us the sense that Crumpet wears his cynicism like armor, using it as a defense mechanism to combat his loneliness and discontentment with his current career status (Crumpet's declaration that being an elf seems like a a?oeterrifyinga?? job opportunity rings especially true here). Although Strafford's Crumpet has a deft emotional center, he still never compromises on the humora?'but his delivery is smartly such that audiences may land on different moments as the funniest in Sedaris's text (adapted by Joe Mantello for the stage).
by Joseph Harrison - Dec 7, 2019
The holidays are a season of excitement and joy for people of all ages. This festive time of year comes with all the trappings - colorful decorations, gifts for loves ones, and of course, visits to see the big man in the red suit. But have you ever stopped to wonder what the lives of those who toil day after joyous day in green velvet and striped stockings? Yes, I am talking about Santa's helpers, the energetic and excited elves who ensure your visit to the North Pole is as wonderful as it can be. In David Sedaris' one man play, THE SANTALAND DIARIES, playing now at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, audiences get a peek through the a?oemagic windowa?? at one man's hilarious experience as an elf in Macy's Santaland.
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2019
Check out  the first installment of this season's Tea Time with Crumpet, with the star of Actors Theatre's The Santaland Diaries, Bear Brummel as Crumpet the Elf. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Goodman Theatre presents the return of The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, November 29 - December 29 in the Owen Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2020
In the style of the lavish celebrity-hosted holiday TV specials of yesteryear, THE CASTLE CRAIG CHRISTMAS SPECIAL will stream FREE on YouTube on Saturday, December 12th at 8pm. Gather the family for an evening of festive music, yuletide cheer and some surprises along the way, featuring some of your favorite CCP alumni.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Riverbank Theatre's 2020 Season is packed with a variety of entertainment for all kinds of theatre patrons of any age. Kicking off the year is Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical. This family favorite is based on the beloved novel and features a talented cast of young performers and adults. It is perfect for the whole family while being witty enough for adult theatre goers to enjoy sans children. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents 'The Cake' by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Steve Scott, Jan.30-March 1 in the Playhouse Theatre at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. The LA Times calls the play 'funny and smart' and observes, 'The Cake' explores human conflict from an insightful, slightly offbeat perch with understanding, respect and compassion for opposing points of view.' There will be a preview performance 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan 30; press opening is 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31. Performances run through March 1.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2020
Florida Repertory Theatre's 2020 PlayLab Festival of New Works continues Dec. 3 and 10 with live 7 PM Zoom readings of 'White Party' by Brent Askari and 'A Sherlock Carol' by Mark Shanahan. The Festival closes with a Playwrights' Panel discussion on Dec. 11 at 3:30 PM, where the festival playwrights talk about their craft and take questions from audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Let's face it: You probably have enough stuff. While deals on vacuums and toothbrushes can feel satisfying in the moment, wouldn't you rather get tickets to an unforgettable theatrical experience? That's where we come in. This Cyber Monday (i.e. today!) deals on theater tix are so good they feel like a steal. Whether it's a show you've been planning to see forever, or a deal that's just too good to pass up, today's the day to buy those tickets.
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019
It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Sabrina Wallace - Dec 18, 2019
THE SANTALAND DIARIES is a pure comedic indulgence. Irreverent, contemptuous, hilarious! J. Robert Moore delivers Davis Sedaris' work with impeccable artistry. A must-see this Holiday season!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Palo Alto Players continues its 2019-20 season with A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2, playwright  Lucas Hnath's 2017 Tony-nominated stand-alone sequel to the Ibsen classic. Picking up 15 years after the final scene of Ibsen's revolutionary play, in which Nora slammed the door on her marriage and children, A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 imagines the aftermath of Nora's infamous exit.
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019
There's Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2020
Don’t touch the merchandise! A new, “gaytastic” comic solo play, written and performed by self-confessed rage-aholic Tom DeTrinis, will be filmed live at L.A.’s Pico Playhouse for digital release by IAMA Theatre Company. Directed by Drew Droege, Making Friends will be available for viewing beginning Dec. 17 and continue streaming through Jan. 11, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
Kickshaw Theatre presents The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, December 13-22, 2019, in a pop-up performance venue at 117 Pearl Street, Ypsilanti, MI.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
David Sedaris' hilarious The Santaland Diaries comes to the Hatbox Theatre in the form of a remarkable one-man show featuring Toby Paul. Performances are December 19 - 22, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for members, seniors and students and $12 for senior members. Tickets may be reserved by calling 603-715-2315 or purchased online at www.hatboxnh.com.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
David Sedaris' hilarious The Santaland Diaries comes to the Hatbox Theatre in the form of a remarkable one-man show featuring Toby Paul. Performances are December 19 - 22, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for members, seniors and students and $12 for senior members. Tickets may be reserved by calling 603-715-2315 or purchased online at www.hatboxnh.com.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
This irreverent holiday comedy returns to Virginia Stage for its third go-round on the Wells Theatre stage. Based on the memoir of award-winning comedic author David Sedaris, this one-man show recounts his days as a struggling writer working to make ends meet as one Santa's Elves at Macy's Department Store. Drunken Santas, flirtatious actors, and aggressive parents abound. Enjoy the holiday season with laughter, drink, and merry spirits at the Wells. Only 7 performances!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Artistic Director Tim Bond and Executive Director Phil Santora announced today that the Tony Award-winning theatre will postpone the opening of its 51st mainstage season to March 2021, with eight plays presented through May 2022.
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2020
Despite having to cancel and reschedule many of their upcoming performances, Chattanooga Theatre Centre is looking ahead to its 2020-21 season.