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reasons to be pretty - 2009 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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MCC Theater's presentation of Neil LaBute's bristling new comic drama reasons to be pretty transfers to Broadway!



America's obsession with physical beauty is confronted headlong in this brutal and exhilarating new play. In reasons to be pretty, Greg's tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhanded remarks about a female coworker's pretty face (and his girlfriend's lack thereof) get back to said girlfriend. But that's just the beginning.



Greg's best buddy Kent, and Kent's wife Carly also enter into the picture and the emotional equation becomes exponentially more complicated. As their relationships crumble, the four friends are forced to confront a sea of deceit, infidelity and betrayed trust in their journey to answer that oh-so-American question: How much is pretty worth?

Running Time:

2 hours, with one intermission

Lyceum Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
149 W. 45th St. Seating Chart


 

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by Robert Diamond - September 14, 2009
UK theatre site WhatsOnStage.com is reporting that pop star Lily Allen is planning to make her theatrical debut in 2010, starring in the West End production of Reasons to Be Pretty. She told journalists this weekend that her touring ends in March at which point she'll be ready to 'try something new.' The site also reports that she has started acting lessons in preparation.
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2009
The producers of Neil LaBute's Reasons To Be Pretty, have announced the production will end its Broadway run at the Lyceum Theatre on June 14th. A show spokesperson reported the news, a full announcement will be made shortly.
by Eddie Varley - June 8, 2009
The producers of Neil LaBute's Reasons To Be Pretty, have announced the production will end its Broadway run at the Lyceum Theatre on June 14th. A show spokesperson reported the news, a full announcement will be made shortly.
by Eddie Varley - June 4, 2009
The producers of Neil LaBute's Reasons To Be Pretty, the best new Broadway play of the season*, have announced a new summer performance schedule. Beginning Monday, June 15, 2009 the show will play Mondays at 8:00 p.m., Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m., Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.
by Eddie Varley - May 27, 2009
Reasons To Be Pretty was recently nominated for 3 Tony Awards, including Best Play, 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Play, 3 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play and 4 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Play. Now BroadwayWorld.com brings you a 'reason' to be happy with our special discount code for the hit play.
by Eddie Varley - May 21, 2009
Following a spate of successful post-show talkbacks, the best new Broadway play of the season* Reasons To Be Pretty has announced that actor Bobby Cannavale will appear following Sunday's (5/24 at 3:00 p.m.) performance and actor Steven Weber will appear following Monday's (5/25 at 8:00 p.m.) performance.
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 18, 2009
Following a spate of successful post-show talkbacks, the best new Broadway play of the season* Reasons To Be Pretty has announced that actor Raúl Esparza will appear following tomorrow, Tuesday's (5/19 at 7:00 p.m.) performance in a talkback with the entire cast of the Tony Award-nominated Neil LaBute play, including Tony-nominated Marin Ireland and Thomas Sadoski.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2009
Following a spate of successful post-show talkbacks, the best new Broadway play of the season* Reasons To Be Pretty has announced that actor Julianna Margulies will appear following this Sunday's (5/17 at 3:00 p.m.) performance in a talkback with the entire cast of the Tony Award-nominated Neil LaBute play, including Tony-nominated Marin Ireland and Thomas Sadoski.
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 14, 2009
Following a spate of successful post-show talkbacks, the best new Broadway play of the season* Reasons To Be Pretty has announced that actor Julianna Margulies will appear following this Sunday's (5/17 at 3:00 p.m.) performance in a talkback with the entire cast of the Tony Award-nominated Neil LaBute play, including Tony-nominated Marin Ireland and Thomas Sadoski.
by Eddie Varley - May 13, 2009
Following a successful weekend of post-show events with Andrew McCarthy, Christopher Meloni and playwright Neil LaBute, the best new Broadway play of the season* Reasons To Be Pretty welcomed actor Paul Rudd who appeared following the Tuesday, May 12th performance.
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 11, 2009
Following a successful weekend of post-show events with Andrew McCarthy, Christopher Meloni and playwright Neil LaBute, the best new Broadway play of the season* Reasons To Be Pretty has announced that actor Paul Rudd will appear following tomorrow's (Tuesday, 5/12 at 7:00 p.m.) performance in a talkback with the entire cast, including Tony-nominated Marin Ireland and Thomas Sadoski.
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 8, 2009
The best new Broadway play of the season* Reasons To Be Pretty welcomes its playwright Neil LaBute to New York City this weekend for an unprecedented series of rare public appearances. Intimate post-show discussions with LaBute will take place on stage immediately following the Saturday, 5/9 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 5/10 3:00 p.m. performances.
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 4, 2009
The best new Broadway play of the season* Reasons To Be Pretty will welcome its playwright Neil LaBute to New York City this weekend for an unprecedented series of rare public appearances. LaBute and director Terry Kinney will participate in an event at Borders in the Time Warner Center (10 Columbus Circle) this Saturday, 5/9 at 5:00 p.m.
by Charlie Piane - April 29, 2009
Audiences at Neil LaBute's smash hit, reasons to be pretty, now have an unprecedented way to interact with the best new Broadway play of the season. Running counter to conventional wisdom, audiences are encouraged to turn ON their cell phones prior to the performance to participate in a social experiment by texting ?pretty' to a special phone number. They are then given the opportunity to rate themselves - and the person sitting next to them - on a scale of 1 to 10 (from Carrot Top to Angelina Jolie). Results from that performance's participants are texted back at intermission and are posted online. Check www.reasonstobepretty.com to find how last night's audience rated themselves... and each other.
by Craig Brockman - April 22, 2009
Catch scenes from Neil LaBute's new play, reasons to be pretty starring Marin Ireland, Steven Pasquale, Piper Perabo and Thomas Sadoski.
by Kristin Salaky - April 17, 2009
There's a moment in Show Boat where a woman sings that her true love, 'just plain Bill,' is 'an ordinary man' who 'isn't half as handsome as dozens of men' and is, on the whole, kinda stupid. This is considered by many to be one of the most romantic love songs of the 20th Century. In Neil LaBute's somewhat revised (like this review) Off-Broadway to Broadway transfer of reasons to be pretty, the main character, reacting to his buddy's ravings about how hot another woman is, says that his girlfriend of four years may be 'regular' looking, but he wouldn't trade her for a million bucks. This will not be considered one of the most romantic sentiments of the 21st Century.
by Gabrielle Sierra - April 9, 2009
Neil LaBute made his long-awaited Broadway debut with the new American play, reasons to be pretty, under the direction of Terry Kinney last week, and it's a smash hit. But that doesn't mean that young audiences can't get in to see the hippest, hottest and sexiest show on Broadway.
by Eddie Varley - April 5, 2009
PThe New York Times reports that a spokesman for the Broadway production of Neil LaBute's 'reasons to be pretty' revealed Sunday that the show's producers had beefed up the security detail at the Lyceum Theater following an incident at the Saturday evening performance.
by Eddie Varley - April 3, 2009
Preview performances began, Friday, March 13, 2009 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) with an official opening night celebrated on Thursday, April 2, 2009. BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there for all the opening night fun.

reasons to be pretty Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of reasons to be pretty have their been?
reasons to be pretty has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2008, Off-Broadway which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2009 and West End which opened in 2011.

What Tony Awards has reasons to be pretty been nominated for?
Best Play , .

What other awards has reasons to be pretty been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Terry Kinney, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Neil LaButeOutstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Marin Ireland.

What other awards has reasons to be pretty won?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Terry Kinney Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Neil LaBute Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Marin Ireland.

What productions of reasons to be pretty have their been?
reasons to be pretty has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2008, Off-Broadway which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2009 and West End which opened in 2011.

What awards has reasons to be pretty been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Terry Kinney, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Neil LaButeOutstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Marin Ireland.

What awards has reasons to be pretty won?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Terry Kinney Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Neil LaBute Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Marin Ireland.

What productions of reasons to be pretty have there been?
reasons to be pretty has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2008, Off-Broadway which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2009 and West End which opened in 2011.