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Sophia Loren Signed Copies of YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW: MY LIFE

We are delighted to make available a limited number of signed copies of Sophia Loren's YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW: MY LIFE. Please call (212) 944-0595 to reserve your copy.
$28.00
ISBN-13: 9781476797427
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Published: Atria Books, 11/2014

Shakespearean Lip Balm Set

$7.95

FRIENDS, ROMANS, COUNTRYMEN, MOISTEN YOUR LIPS

To be chapped or not to be chapped, that is the question. This set of three Shakespearen lip balms are decorated to look like Shakespeare (Mint), Hamlet (Apple) and Macbeth (Orange). (Those in the know refer to Macbeth as the “Scottish Balm.”) Each tube of lip balm is 2-1/2" (6.4 cm) long with a twist bottom dispenser. Illustrated window box. 
$7.95

Indies First Small Business Saturday: Authors Volunteer, Saturday, November 29, 2014

 

The Indies First Campaign

www.bookweb.org

#indiesfirst 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Back Story… Author Sherman Alexie came up with the idea for writers to support their local indie by "volunteering" to work at the store on Small Business Saturday 2013. The day was a huge hit. Thousands of authors across the country acted as guest booksellers and the Indies First movement was born.

Authors then backed Indies First Storytime Day, during Children's Book Week, and were story hour readers at hundreds of independent bookstores.

Throughout, publishers have been behind the scenes boosters, recruiting authors and tagging great reads to promote!

For the holiday, 2014 season, Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) started Upstream, an indie bookstore-author partnership ​that connects authors with their local independent booksellers ​for signed stock, AND bestselling author Neil Gaiman and musician-author Amanda Palmer are leading the call for their fellow authors to get behind Indies First

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As part of Small Business Saturday, authors volunteer at their favorite indies. 

So far...

1:30 p.m.  John Patrick Shanley @JohnJpshanley ("Outside Mullingar," "Doubt" and MANY others)

Craig McNulty craigmcnulty.com

Craig McNulty is an internationally acclaimed and award winning playwright whose work has been produced extensively in New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Melbourne Sydney, & Singapore.  His published short plays include 9 HOURS TO FALLUJAH (Best New 10-Minute Plays 2006, Smith & Kraus), MAY 1, 2011 (The Collective :10 Play Anthology, Vol. I), and WATERTOWN, MASS. (Vol. II). His full-length Welcome Home Steve was a Gold Star critics pick in Backstage, noted for “crisp dialogue, excellent… quintet of totally believable characters, smartly paced.”  His plays And No One Knows What You’re About and Pink Dress were finalists for The Actor’s Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival’s National Ten-Minute Play of the Year (2009 & 2010).  He currently has plays in development at The Collective, Naked Angels, HB Studio Playwrights Foundation, REVO Theatre & Fundamental's Mass Rhetorics Theatre Project.  Unstill Life: 5 plays by Craig McNulty and Warning: May Contain Nuts- 4 New Plays from Craig McNulty were produced by The Collective and enjoyed sold out runs.  Craig studied theatre with Uta Hagen, Jose Quintero, Bill Hickey, Gene Frankel, Donna De Matteo, and Austin Pendleton and was mentored by Julie McKee

Rober Z. Grant @robertzgrant 

Robert Z Grant's short plays include Outside the Box and Letting All the Air Out.  He is also an actor, director, and producer: his work with The Collective was seen in Ionesco’s The Lesson, Me Equals This, 360 - an original adaptation of La Ronde, and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, and on Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer.  A trained improviser, Robert can also be found in the award-winning show, Broadway’s Next H!T Musical around New York and across the country. Robert is a graduate of the William Esper Studio, where he studied with Bill Esper.  www.robertzgrant.com, @robertzgrant 

Peter Carrozzo 

Playwright Peter Carrozzo has written numerous plays of all lengths and several short stories; most recently, his short play Key to My Heart was produced by The Collective as part of October's Collective :10.  Peter is also an attorney and adjunct professor at John Jay College where he teaches Constitutional Law.  He has published a number of law review articles on legal history and real property law and writes for legal websites, including his own www.constitutionland.com.  Peter lives in Queens with his wife Erin, and children, Katherine, Abigail and Patrick.  

2:00 p.m.  Bob Shuman @Bobjshuman ("Duo!: The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century")

2:15 p.m.  Lisa Kicielinski @LisaKhere 

Producer and publications editor Lisa Kicielinski is a permanent ensemble member and former Managing Director of The Collective, for which she adapted and is producing Turtleface for CollectiveNY Films.  Carnegie Mellon and Actors Studio alum.  She’s appeared on Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central and worked with Sidewalk and Dublin Film Festivals, Steeltown Entertainment, KDKA television station, and HBO. 

2:30 p.m.  Mark Borckowski @mjborkowski 

Mark Borkowski’s plays have won critical acclaim from coast to coast - most recently, The Head Hunter at The Producers Club and A Gravedigger’s Tale at The Hudson Guild.  Other NYC productions include: The Daughters of Eve (The Cherry Lane Studio Theatre), The Mutilation of St. Barbara (The Gene Frankel Theatre),  Twilight's Child (Playwright’s Horizons), Within The Skins of Saints (The Common Basis Theatre), The Rude Man (The Kraine Theatre), The Godling, and The Shadow Keeper  (Tribeca Lab), as well as many others.  Outside New York: Suicide, Inc. at The Walnut St. Theatre.  In Los Angeles, his Lonely Vigil for a Stranger ran at The Burbage Theatre where LA Times heralded it, “fireworks and poetry.”  Publications include: A GRAVEDIGGER’S TALE (Smith & Krauss) Best One Acts of 2009 and DON’T LISTEN TO WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE (Smith & Krauss) Best One Acts of 2007.  He is the winner of the Playwrights Fellowship Award from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and The Rod Serling Award.  Also a screenwriter, his award winning thriller, THE PERFECT WITNESS is available on DVD worldwide, NETFLIX and on SHOWTIME. 

3:00 p.m.  David Caudle @caudleplaywrite ("The Sunken Living Room")

4:00 p.m.  Lucy Thurber (The Hilltown Plays and others)

6:30 p.m.  Lisa Kron @KronLisa (IN THE WAKE, WELL, FUN HOME and others)

 

 

November 2014 New Plays

The Awake (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780822230885
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Published: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 10/2014

The Correspondent (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780822231677
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Published: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 10/2014

The Happy Sad (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780822230922
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Published: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 10/2014

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780822230908
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Published: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 10/2014

The Last Confession (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780822232285
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Published: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 10/2014

The Mourners' Bench (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780573702792
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Published: Samuel French, Inc., 10/2014

Grounded (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780573702785
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Published: Samuel French, Inc., 10/2014

$18.99
ISBN-13: 9781848424401
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Published: Nick Hern Books, 8/2014

$19.99
ISBN-13: 9781848424210
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Published: Nick Hern Books, 4/2015

The Initiate (Paperback)

$18.95
ISBN-13: 9781848424333
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Published: Nick Hern Books, 7/2014

Chicken Shop (Paperback)

$19.99
ISBN-13: 9781848424289
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Published: Nick Hern Books, 4/2015

Bike America (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780573703249
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Published: Samuel French, Inc., 10/2014

Rachel (Paperback)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781783191871
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Published: Oberon Books, Ltd. , 10/2014

$12.00
ISBN-13: 9781630920548
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Published: Original Works, 10/2014

Murder for Two (Paperback)

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9780573703126
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Published: Samuel French, Inc., 9/2014

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9781583429457
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Published: Dramatic Publishing, 10/2014

Nothing (Paperback)

$20.95
ISBN-13: 9781783191932
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Published: Oberon Books, Ltd. , 10/2014

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780573703331
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Published: Samuel French, Inc., 11/2014

$10.95
ISBN-13: 9780573703102
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Published: Samuel French, Inc., 11/2014

Decision Height (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780573703263
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Published: Samuel French, Inc., 11/2013

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780822231424
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Published: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 10/2014

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ISBN-13: 9781583429167
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Published: Dramatic Publishing, 11/2014

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ISBN-13: 9781583429556
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Published: Dramatic Publishing, 11/2014

Kong's Night Out (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9781583429716
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Published: Dramatic Publishing, 11/2014

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ISBN-13: 9780865478152
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Published: Faber & Faber, 9/2014

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ISBN-13: 9780822223504
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Published: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 11/2009

Collision (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780822231615
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Published: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 10/2014

The Jacksonian (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780822231462
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Published: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 9/2014

The Good Father (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780822231875
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Published: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 10/2014

Dead Peasants (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780573701559
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Published: Samuel French Trade, 8/2014

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ISBN-13: 9780573112980
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Published: Samuel French, 4/2014

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ISBN-13: 9780573703164
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Published: Samuel French, Inc., 10/2014

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ISBN-13: 9781312261921
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Published: Lulu.com, 6/2014

Broke Wide Open (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9781312630192
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Published: Lulu.com, 10/2014

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ISBN-13: 9781312503380
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ISBN-13: 9781312626140
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Published: Lulu.com, 10/2014

So the Arrow Flies (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9781312275928
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Published: Lulu.com, 8/2014

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ISBN-13: 9781312071049
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Published: Lulu.com, 5/2014

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ISBN-13: 9780985757717
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Published: 53rd State Press, 6/2013
New to us, anyay. Sibyl is also the author of CRIME OR EMERGENCY http://www.dramabookshop.com/book/9780981753362

PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens, MCC Theater, October 29-December 7, 2014

Oct 29–Dec 7, 2014 | New York Premiere 
At the Lucille Lortel Theatre 
PUNK ROCK 
by Simon Stephens 
directed by Trip Cullman 

In a private school outside of Manchester, England a group of highly-articulate seventeen year-olds flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for their A-Level mock exams. With hormones raging and minimal adult supervision, nothing can mask the underlying tension that becomes increasingly pronounced as the clock ticks towards the ultimate dismissal.

Inspired by playwright Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NighttimeHarper Regan) own experiences as a teacher, Punk Rock is an unnerving chronicle of contemporary adolescence at the breaking point. 

mcctheater.org
Twitter: @mcctheater

NEWS:

September 4, 2014: Simon Stephens Book Talk and Signing at The Drama Book Shop, September 30, 2014 at 6 p.m., with Christian Parker,  Associate Artistic Driector at the Atlantic Theatre Company >> 

September 24, 2014: Cast Set for NY Premiere of CURIOUS INCIDENT Playwright Simon Stephens' PUNK ROCK —Playbill.com >>

Douglas Smith, David Greenspan, Annie Funke and Noah Robbins will star in the New York premiere of Punk Rock, a new work by Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time playwright Simon Stephens, which will be produced by MCC Theater this fall. Trip Cullman directs the run that will begin previews Oct. 29. An official opening has been set for Nov. 17 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The run is scheduled through Dec. 7. 

November 17, 2014: Don’t Let Those Neat Uniforms Fool You —New York Times Critics' Pick >>

Something is seriously wrong with the characters in “Punk Rock,” Simon Stephens’s tender, ferocious and frightening play at the Lucille Lortel Theater.  

Punk Rock (Paperback)

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781408126363
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Published: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 11/2009

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9781408152195
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Published: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 3/2012

THIS IS OUR YOUTH by Kenneth Lonergan, with Kieran Culkin and Michael Cera, on Broadway 2014

 

steppenwolf's production of
THIS IS OUR YOUTH

By Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro

With Kieran Culkin (Dennis), Michael Cera (Warren) and Tavi Gevinson (Jessica) at Broadway's Cort Theatre, previews begin August 18, 2014, opens September 11, through January 4, 2015, following a run at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater.

Twitter: @YouthBroadway
Website: thisisouryouthbroadway.com 

NEWS:

June 19, 2014: Michael Cera anchors a 'Youth' that spans decades. THEATER REVIEW: "This is Our Youth" at Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★½ —Chicago Tribune >>

June 19, 2014: Tavi Gevinson is graduating from blogging and editing right to Broadway —New York Daily News >>

April 8, 2014: Michael Cera Sets Broadway Debut in 'This Is Our Youth' —Hollywood Reporter

The "Arrested Development" star will appear opposite Kieran Culkin and fashion pundit Tavi Gevinson in a revival of Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 play, produced by Scott Rudin, with music by Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij

April 8, 2014: Michael Cera in 'This is Our Youth' at Steppenwolf Theatre —Chicago Tribune

"This Is Our Youth," the 1996 play by Kenneth Lonergan about affluent but disaffected college-age Manhattanites, will get a new, Chicago-to-Broadway production this summer from the powerful movie and Broadway producer Scott Rudin in collaboration with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The fast-tracked project will include a starry cast of young talent, seemingly designed to attract a new generation to the theater: Michael Cera ("Arrested Development"), Kieran Culkin ("Igby Goes Down") and Tavi Gevinson, the 17-year-old high-school senior from Oak Park whose teen-oriented Web fashion magazine, Rookie, has turned her into a fast-rising media darling with a big-time agent and a nascent Hollywood career.

April 9, 2014: Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin to Star in ‘This Is Our Youth’ on Broadway —NY Times ArtsBeat

This will do nothing for Michael Cera’s on-screen reputation as a young slacker without peer: this summer, he will make his Broadway debut in a new production of Kenneth Lonergan’s “This Is Our Youth,” one that he and his co-star, Kieran Culkin, have been trying to bring to the stage for nearly five years.

June 26, 2013: Adulthood Adrift In Steppenwolf's 'Youth' (Pre-Broadway THIS IS OUR YOUTH —Chicagoist >>

Like its characters, Youth manages to be simultaneously gritty and moving, heavy without being abrasive—an honest portrait of adolescence that transcends any era of youth. 

October 23, 2014: The Revival of Kieran Culkin: A Reluctant Star Seizes the Spotlight —The Daily Beast >>

He went from child stardom to a Golden Globe nod in Igby Goes Down. Then he disappeared. Now, he’s back in the Broadway play This Is Our Youth. Culkin opens up about his unusual journey.  

This Is Our Youth (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780822217039
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Published: Dramatist's Play Service, 1/1999

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781468311075
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Published: Overlook Press, 10/2014

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