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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

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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

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

MTC’s THE PITMEN PAINTERS hailed by critics

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

THE PITMEN PAINTERS

HAILED BY CRITICS

“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 opened last week to glowing reviews from New York critics.  The play, directed by Max Roberts, plays at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Below is a sampling of what critics said about the production: Continue reading

Variety on THE PITMEN PAINTERS: “a flawless feel-great hit that is heartbreakingly funny with an extraordinary ensemble”

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117943767.html?categoryId=33&cs=1

VARIETY

By Marilyn Stasio

October 1, 2010

Here it is, only the beginning of a new theater season, and Broadway already has a feel-good — make that a feel-great — hit in “The Pitmen Painters.” Scribe Lee Hall draws on the same inspirational themes that served him so well in “Billy Elliot the Musical” with this heartbreakingly funny play about a group of Northumberland coal miners who in 1934 sign up for a union-sponsored art appreciation course and become the darlings of the U.K. art set. Max Roberts’ helming is flawless, and bully for Equity for preserving the extraordinary ensemble of character actors from the original British production.

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THE PITMEN PAINTERS opens tomorrow at MTC

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

THE PITMEN PAINTERS

OPENS TOMORROW, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

AT MTC’S SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE

“A glorious instant classic that is tragic, funny and illuminating in one fell swoop of energy.”

-Evening Standard

Manhattan Theatre Club’s (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) American premiere of Tony Award winner Lee Hall’s THE PITMEN PAINTERS opens tomorrow, Thursday, September 30 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The play began previews on Tuesday, September 14.

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 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 WilsonMax Roberts directs.

Continue reading