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Thursday April 9, 2015 at 6:00pm
A Conversation with Donald Margulies (FREE)
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright will discuss his work and read from his latest published play, The Country House. A book-signing will follow.
Donald Margulies won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner with Friends (which was made into an Emmy Award-nominated film for HBO directed by Norman Jewison) and was a finalist twice before for Sight Unseen and Collected Stories. His many other plays, which include The Country House, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, Brooklyn Boy, The Loman Family Picnic, the Tony Award-nominated Time Stands Still and the Obie Award-winning The Model Apartment, have been produced on and off-Broadway and in theaters across the United States and around the world. Mr. Margulies has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was the recipient of the 2000 Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre by a playwright. In 2005 he was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Award in Literature and by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture with its Award in Literary Arts. He was the 2014 recipient of the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award for an American Playwright in Mid-Career and the 2015 William Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater. He has developed numerous screenplays, teleplays and pilots for HBO, Showtime, NBC, CBS, Warner Bros., TriStar, Universal, Paramount, and MGM. He is an adjunct professor of English and Theater Studies at Yale University. The film of his screenplay, The End of the Tour, directed by James Ponsoldt, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released in the fall of 2015.
Joining Moss and co-stars Jason Biggs, Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham and Tracee Chimo are Ali Ahn as Susan Johnston, Leighton Bryan as Jill/Debbie/Lisa, Elise Kibler as Becky/Clara/Denise and Andy Truschinski as Chris Boxer/Mark/Waiter/Ray.
Theatregoers can take advantage of this offer by going to Telecharge.com, calling (212) 947-8844 or visiting the box office of the Music Box Theatre at 239 West 45th Street and using code HCMOMA. Customers will receive a voucher with their order confirmation that contains instructions on how to redeem their MoMA membership.
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.
If the science at the center of Nick Payne’s smart, slushy and pretty superb Constellations is right, then there’s a parallel universe in which Manhattan Theatre Club never produced the play, the Royal Court never premiered it, Payne never wrote it. Good thing – for Broadway, anyway – that we’re in this particular cosmos.
Skylight was originally produced in 1995 at The National Theatre before transferring to the West End and Broadway. It was that year’s recipient of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play.
Now it returns in a production loaded with starpower and promise, featuring Bill Nighy and, making her West End debut, Carey Mulligan, as former lovers whose attempt at reconciliation is hampered by the personal and ideological differences they've gone through since they last met.
It's directed by Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sell-out West End production of The Audience and whose award-winning stage work also includes An Inspector Calls and Billy Elliott the Musical.
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.
As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
Bill Nighy's extensive film credits include Love Actually, Notes on a Scandal and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
He also has an illustrious stage CV that includes numerous David Hare plays, among them A Map of the World at the NT Lyttelton, Hare and Howard Brenton's Pravda at the NT Olivier, and the original NT production of Skylight, in which Michael Gambon played Tom, at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre and on a UK tour.
Carey Mulligan’s cinematic star has risen inexorably over the last few years, with standout performances in Inside Llewyn Davies, The Great Gatsby and An Education. She will make her West End stage debut in Skylight.
They're joined in the cast by Matthew Beard, whose film work includes An Education, One Day, and The Look of Love.
Few British theater partnerships have been as fruitful as the relationship between playwright David Hare and actor Bill Nighy. Like De Niro and Scorsese, Clooney and Soderbergh, they not only seem to understand each other on a molecular level but also seem to channel each other's creative vibes with an apparent effortlessness.
"an enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story"
Oskar is a bullied lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town, when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighbourhood.
Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day.
Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn't know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time…
A must-see major new production, Let the Right One In is an enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story
Tony and Olivier Award-winning director John Tiffany (Black Watch, Once) heads up a creative team including Olivier Award-winning associate director Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, Beautiful Burnout, American Idiot).
"The gasp, so rarely heard in the theatre, rings out often here. First-rate… situated on the slipway between dream and daily life… a mesmerising evening." —Observer
★★★★★ "Exquisitely realised" —The Herald
★★★★ "Polished and poetic" —The Guardian
★★★★ "Ambitious and beautifully shaped" —The Scotsman
ST. ANN'S WAREHOUSE
January 20, 2015-February 15, 2015
Directed by John Tiffany with associate direction and movement by Steven Hoggett.
Rebecca Benson will return to the role of Eli, which she originated in Dundee and played at the Royal Court and the West End.
Cristian Ortega will play Oskar (LET THE RIGHT ONE IN for NTS)
Other cast includes: Cliff Burnett, Susan Vidler, Gary Mackay, Gavin Kean, Graeme Dalling, Angus Miller, and Andrew Fraser
"The West End's Apollo Theatre, shuttered since a partial collapse of its ceiling plaster injured more than 80 people, seven of them seriously, mid-performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Dec.19, is to re-open. The National Theatre of Scotland production of Let the Right One In, previously seen in London at the Royal Court, will transfer there, beginning performances March 26, prior to an official opening April 7."
Now, a new temporary floor has been installed at the balcony level, while ongoing investigations and maintenance work take place in the roof. Below this floor hangs a beautiful, large, ceiling cyclorama of a night sky, designed by Let the Right One In set designer, Christine Jones, which immerses the audience deeper in the world of the play.
LONDON — And just when you thought you’d had your fill of young vampires in love, along comes a ravishing little romance of the undead that’s guaranteed to warm — and break — your heart, even as it chills your blood. “Let the Right One In,” which is bringing limelight to endless night at the Apollo Theater here, turns your emotions inside out in a way you probably haven’t experienced since you were a teenager.
Adapted by Jack Thorne from a novel and screenplay by the Swedish writer John Ajvide Lindqvist, and killingly staged by John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett, “Let the Right One In” is both the bleakest and most compassionate of vampire stories.
To sit in the midst of the audience at Let the Right One In, now arrived in Brooklyn by way of Dundee and London, is to watch a crowd in thrall. And why not? Tiffany’s merging of theatrical elements – the lights, the sound, the costumes, the set – is masterly. And the movement work of associate director Steven Hoggett ensures that this particular tale, a stage adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s modern vampire story, is more than just live cinema.