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MTC’s Spirit Control begins final weeks

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF

BEAU WILLIMON’S

SPIRIT CONTROL

BEGINS FINAL 3 WEEKS OF LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

FINAL PERFORMANCE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5

“Fiercely Gripping with an Intriguing Twist”

–        Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Manhattan Theatre Club’s (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) world premiere production of Beau Willimon’s SPIRIT CONTROL begins the final three weeks of its limited engagement tonight.  The play opened October 26.  Directed by Henry Wishcamper, SPIRIT CONTROL plays at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). It will play its final performance, as scheduled, on Sunday, December 5. Continue reading

The Pitmen Painters Playwright Lee Hall featured on The New Yorker website

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

THE PITMEN PAINTERS

PLAYWRIGHT LEE HALL FEATURED ON THE NEW YORKER WEBSITE

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

“Exciting, in-the-moment theater

as rich and intriguing as art is meant to be.”

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Tony Award Winner Lee Hall, playwright of THE PITMEN PAINTERS now making its American premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club’s (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, is currently featured on The New Yorker website in “Conversations With John Lahr”.  Click here to view the video.

The play opened in September to glowing reviews from New York critics.  Directed by Max Roberts, THE PITMEN PAINTERS plays at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The play will play its final performance, as scheduled, on Sunday, December 12. Continue reading

Time Stands Still’s Laura Linney to appear on “The Nate Berkus Show” 11/12

TIME STANDS STILL’S

LAURA LINNEY TO APPEAR ON

“THE NATE BERKUS SHOW” FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Laura Linney, who is currently playing photojournalist Sarah Goodwin in the acclaimed Tony Award nominated play, TIME STANDS STILL, will appear on the Friday, November 12 episode of “The Nate Berkus Show.”

“The Nate Berkus Show” airs in New York on NBC, channel 4, between 3:00PM – 4:00PM. Check local listings for airings outside of New York. Continue reading

MTC’s THE PITMEN PAINTERS begins final weeks

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

THE PITMEN PAINTERS

BEGINS FINAL 5 WEEKS OF LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT TO END AS SCHEDULED

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12

“Exciting, in-the-moment theater

as rich and intriguing as art is meant to be.”

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Manhattan Theatre Club’s American premiere of Tony Award winner Lee Hall’s THE PITMEN PAINTERS begins the final five weeks of its limited engagement tonight.  The play opened in September to glowing reviews from New York critics.  Directed by Max Roberts, THE PITMEN PAINTERS plays at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The play will play its final performance, as scheduled, on Sunday, December 12.

Manhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement with Bob Boyett, produces the Live Theatre, Newcastle/National Theatre of Great Britain’s co-production of THE PITMEN PAINTERS on Broadway.  THE PITMEN PAINTERS began previews on Tuesday, September 14 and opened on Thursday, September 30.

The cast, who have been with the production since it premiered at Live Theatre in 2007, includes: Christopher Connel, Michael Hodgson, Ian Kelly, Brian Lonsdale, Lisa McGrillis, Deka Walmsley, David Whitaker and Phillippa Wilson. Continue reading

TIME STANDS STILL Announces November Talk Backs including Bob & Lee Woodruff on 11/30

TIME STANDS STILL

ANNOUNCES COMPLETE NOVEMBER TALK BACK SCHEDULE

SPECIAL NOVEMBER 30 TALK BACK TO FEATURE

ABC NEWS’ BOB WOODRUFF & WIFE LEE WOODRUFF,

PSYCHIATRIST ROBERT JAY LIFTON & MORE MAGAZINE’S LESLEY JANE SEYMOUR

TIME STANDS STILL, the Tony nominated hit play currently playing at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), announces the complete November schedule for its talk back series. Each TIME STANDS STILL talk back features noted experts from the worlds of journalism, photojournalism, foreign affairs, and leaders in the international fight to protect journalistic freedoms.

A highlight of the series will be the Tuesday, November 30 edition featuring ABC News’ Bob Woodruff and his wife Lee Woodruff, co-authors of In an Instant, the book which chronicles the journey to recovery following Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq. The Woodruffs will be joined by noted psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton in a discussion that will be moderated by More Magazine editor-in-chief Lesley Jane Seymour.

Below is the complete upcoming TIME STANDS STILL talk back schedule for the month of November:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (sponsored by the International Center for Photography): Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Carolyn Cole (Los Angeles Times), award-winning photographer and author Ron Haviv (Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal and Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul), New York Times staff photographer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Kamber, and Kristen Lubben associate curator at the International Center of Photography. The discussion will be moderated by the International Center for Photography’s chief curator and director of exhibitions Brian Wallis.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (sponsored by Getty Images): Pulitzer Prize-winning Getty Images staff photographer John Moore, Getty news photographer Mario Tama, and Reportage by Getty Images photographer Shaul Schwarz. The talk back will be moderated by Newsweek senior international photo editor James Wellford.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (sponsored by More Magazine & The Dart Center): ABC News’ Bob Woodruff and wife Lee Woodruff, co-authors of In an Instant, and psychiatrist and author Robert Jay Lifton, known for his studies of the psychological causes and effects of war and political violence. The discussion will be moderated by More Magazine’s editor-in-chief Lesley Jane Seymor.

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The Pitmen Painters, Brief Encounter & The Divine Sister featured this weekend on “Theater Talk”

THE PITMEN PAINTERS & BRIEF ENCOUNTER

FEATURED ON “THEATER TALK”

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT 12:30AM

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“THEATER TALK” TO RE-AIR INTERVIEW WITH THE DIVINE SISTER’S STARS

THE WEEKEND OF SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6

ON CUNY TV

On Friday, November 5, “Theater Talk” will feature an interview with THE PITMEN PAINTERS playwright Lee Hall and actor Deka Walmsley. THE PITMEN PAINTERS is currently playing at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Also, Jerry Carlson, host of City Cinematheque, discusses BRIEF ENCOUNTER, the classic 1945 David Lean movie which inspired the Kneehigh Theatre’s production of BRIEF ENCOUNTER being presented by Roundabout Theatre Company. “Theater Talk” will air this Friday, November 5, at 12:30AM (Saturday Morning) on WNET-TV (Channel 13).

Additionally, if you missed Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins’ interview with THE DIVINE SISTER’S Charles Busch, Alison Fraser and Julie Halston last weekend on “Theater Talk” you can catch it this weekend on CUNY TV (channel 75) on: Saturday, November 6th at 8:30 PM, Sunday, November 7th at 12:30 PM and Monday, November 8th at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Continue reading

Andre Braugher to Appear in MTC’s THE WHIPPING MAN

EMMY AWARD WINNER ANDRE BRAUGHER


TO APPEAR IN MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

THE WHIPPING MAN

BY MATTHEW LOPEZ

DIRECTED BY DOUG HUGHES

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT TO BEGIN THURSDAY, JANUARY 13;

PRODUCTION TO OPEN TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 at MTC AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce that two-time Emmy Award winner Andre Braugher will appear in Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming New York premiere of the critically acclaimed historical drama THE WHIPPING MAN by Matthew Lopez, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes.

This new production will begin performances Thursday, January 13 and open Tuesday February 1 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

Braugher is one of the most admired actors working today, having earned two Emmy Awards: in 1998 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama for his fiery performance in “Homicide: Life on the Streets” and in 2006 for his starring role in the miniseries “Thief.” In 2010, he received his sixth Emmy nomination for the hit series “Men of a Certain Age” which will return for its second season December 6 on TNT. On stage, Braugher received an Obie Award for his performance in the 1996 Shakespeare in the Park production of Henry V. Other New York stage credits include: Hamlet, The Tragedy of Richard II, Measure for Measure, and Twelfth Night.

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