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ISBN-13: 9780990316176
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Published: Dress Circle Publishing, 11/2014

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Shakespearean Lip Balm Set
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William Shakespeare Action Figure
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Rememory by Storymatic
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De Niro: A Life (Hardcover)

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Watch Me (Hardcover)

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Yes Please (Hardcover)

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Published: Oberon Books, 11/2014
An extraordinary book, and one they probably don't have. 

Tips for Actors (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9781783191185
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Published: Oberon Books, 12/2014

The River (Paperback)

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Published: Theatre Communications Group, 11/2014

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EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Duncan Macmillan, Barrow Street Theatre, beginning December 6, 2014

The North American premiere of
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Directed by George Perrin

Barrow Street Theatre
December 6, 2014 - March 29, 2015. Official opening: December 14, 2014. 

A NY Times Critic's Pick 

"[EVERY BRILLIANT THING] is indeed brilliant: an act of complicity and shared imagination between performer Jonny Donahoe and the audience that is exposing, heartfelt and joyous." —Lynn Gardner, The Guardian

Website: www.everybrilliantthingplay.com

Twitter: #EVERYBRILLIANTTHING
Duncan Macmillan: @SleeveNotes 
@JonnyDonahoe

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1. Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Things with stripes, 4. Christopher Walken’s voice, 5. Rollercoasters. In Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Everything worth living for. Through adulthood, as the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. Every Brilliant Thing is a new play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.

NEWS:

August 8, 2014: Edinburgh festival 2014 review: Every Brilliant Thing – the funniest play you'll see about depression. 4/5 stars —The Guardian >>

Duncan Macmillan's life-affirming production takes an unflinching look at the guilt of not being able to make those we love happy.

One of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression – and possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop – this life-affirming piece of theatre sometimes looks as if it might be sailing quite close to those treacherous theatrical shallows, known as "the cutes", that can capsize even the most well-meaning show. But without sacrificing our enjoyment, Macmillan and director George Perrin steer it well away from whimsy into choppier waters. There is something tough being confronted here – the guilt of not being able to make those we love happy – and it is explored with unflinching honesty. 

August 14, 2014: Edinburgh Festival 2014: Every Brilliant Thing, Roundabout at Summerhall, review: 'solid gold heart'

Duncan Macmillan's Every Brilliant Thing is a touching, surprisingly uplifting show about living with depression, says Laura Barnett

December 14, 2014: Raindrops on Roses, for the Potentially Suicidal. Jonny Donahoe in ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ at Barrow Street NYT Critics' Pick  >>

It is fully aware of the gravitational pull of the darkness that beckons the narrator’s mother and speaks to him as well. In the face of great loss and depression, a real effort of will is required to recall why it’s worth continuing with life. That will is the force that animates “Every Brilliant Thing” and keeps it afloat for the captivating hour of its duration. Being an active part of its creative team takes the chill off the depths of a light-starved winter.

December 14, 2014: Theater Review: The Unexpected Brilliance of Every Brilliant Thing —Vulture >>

It took me the long ride home on the subway, with its crush of straphangers half ignoring and half participating in each other’s lives, to realize that the play’s narrative concepts weren’t interchangeable gimmicks, handy to any tale, but a specific and deep response to the work of staying alive. It’s after all a job that requires hundreds of people and a million things to live for. 

December 16, 2014: EVERY BRILLIANT THING In at No.2 in @LynGardner's top 10 theatre of 2014 list for The Guardian >>

Put the word brilliant in your title and you are asking for trouble. But Duncan Macmillan delivers with this not-quite one-man show about a young boy who, after his mother’s suicide attempt, compiles a list of all the brilliant things that make life worth living. This painfully honest, funny play about depression, guilt, and trying save those you love and yourself, is indeed brilliant: an act of complicity and shared imagination between performer Jonny Donahoe and the audience that is exposing, heartfelt and joyous. 

$17.95
ISBN-13: 9781783191437
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Oberon Books, 4/2015

Lungs (Paperback)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781849431453
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Published: Oberon Modern Plays, 10/2011

MONSTER (Paperback)

$19.95
ISBN-13: 9781840027594
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Published: Oberon Books, 4/2008

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781840025590
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Oberon Books, 8/2006

December 2014 New Plays

Detroit '67 (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9780573701962
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Published: Samuel French, Inc., 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

CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne, with Jake Gyllenhaal, on Broadway beginning December 16, 2014

CONSTELLATIONS
by Nick Payne

With Jake Gyllenhaal

On Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Beginning December 16, 2014, Opening January 13, 2014.

Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain, Prisoners) makes his MTC and Broadway debuts in the first American production of CONSTELLATIONS, a new play by Nick Payne (If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet), which premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre to tremendous acclaim. Michael Longhurst (If There Is…) directs.

This mind-bending, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.

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$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780865477711
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Faber & Faber, 9/2013
Not Yet Published. Due in December of 2014. Available for Pre-Order Now.

List Price: $14.57
Our Price: $10.99
(Save: $3.58 25%)
ISBN-13: 9780571289080
Published: Faber and Faber, 01/19/2012

William Shakespeare Action Figure

$12.95

Shakespeare Action Figure 

The Shakespeare Action Figure has returned!

William Shakespeare is considered by many to be the best writer of all time, so of course we made him into an action figure. This hard vinyl 5-1/4" (13.3 cm) tall figure includes a removable book and quill pen. Comes in an illustrated window box that looks like a book.

$12.95  

$12.95

DISGRACED, 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner by Ayad Akhtar on Broadway, Beginning September 27, 2014

DISGRACED
by Ayad Akhtar

2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner begins previews September 27, 2014, at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre.

The Araca Group presents Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED, directed by Kimberly Senior. Hari Dhillon reprises the role he performed at London's Bush Theater.

DISGRACED is the story of Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. When Amir and his wife Emily, a white artist influenced by Islamic imagery, host a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging.

www.disgracedonbroadway.com

@DisgracedBway

@ayadakhtar 

NEWS: 

June 10, 2014: ‘Disgraced’ Will Reach Broadway, Though Without Aasif Mandvi —NY Times >>

Ayad Akhtar’s blistering play “Disgraced,” which had a critically acclaimed Off Broadway run in 2012 and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama the next year, will open on Broadway this fall at the Lyceum Theater, one of the lead producers, Matthew Rego, confirmed on Tuesday.

October 21, 2014: 'Disgraced' star Josh Radnor — 'a 24-hour thinker' —go.ocala >>

For nine years, Josh Radnor played a hopeless romantic on TV's “How I Met Your Mother.” So he's the perfect person to ask if his latest project is a good for a date night. Radnor is on Broadway in Ayad Akhtar's “Disgraced,” a blistering play about a dinner party that spirals into a shouting match about race, Islam and culture. He thinks for a moment before taking the bait. 

Disgraced: A Play (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780316324465
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Published: Back Bay Books, 9/2013

$9.99
ISBN-13: 9780316324472
Published: Back Bay Books, 09/10/2013

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