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Lynn Redgrave’s NIGHTINGALE ends successful limited engagement

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

NIGHTINGALE

ENDS ACCLAIMED LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13

 

ACCLAIMED MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB PRODUCTION TO END

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I

Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Lynn Redgrave’s NIGHTINGALE is currently in its final week. The acclaimed limited engagement, directed by Tony Award winner Joseph Hardy, will play its final performance on Sunday, December 13 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

Tony Award and Academy Award nominee Lynn Redgrave stars in her new play inspired by her need to create a life for her maternal grandmother, a woman she barely knew. NIGHTINGALE is a play about a promising woman stymied by society and all but erased by history, a touching personal tribute and a resounding song for all those people whose voices we’ve lost, or never known.

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR NIGHTINGALE

  • Tickets for NIGHTINGALE are available via New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org.
  • Tickets for NIGHTINGALE are $75.

 

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NIGHTINGALE’s Lynn Redgrave on “The Leonard Lopate Show” & “On Stage”

NIGHTINGALE’S

LYNN REDGRAVE

TO BE FEATURED ON

WNYC’S “THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW”

& NY1’S “ON STAGE”

ACCLAIMED MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB PRODUCTION TO END LIMITED ENGAGEMENT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I

Lynn Redgrave, whose new play NIGHTINGALE is currently playing an acclaimed engagement at Manhattan Theatre Club, will be featured on WNYC’s “The Leonard Lopate Show” today and over the weekend, she will be seen on NY1’s “On Stage.” 

Redgrave will be live on “The Leonard Lopate Show” starting at noon today on WNYC (93.9 FM and 820 AM). NY1’s “On Stage” featuring Redgrave will air throughout the weekend: Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 AM and 7:30 PM; and Monday (early Tuesday) at 12:30 AM.

Tony Award and Academy Award nominee Lynn Redgrave stars in her new play inspired by her need to create a life for her maternal grandmother, a woman she barely knew. NIGHTINGALE is a play about a promising woman stymied by society and all but erased by history, a touching personal tribute and a resounding song for all those people whose voices we’ve lost, or never known.

The limited engagement of NIGHTINGALE, directed by Tony Award winner Joseph Hardy, is currently in performances at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The production will play its final performance on Sunday, December 13.

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR NIGHTINGALE

  • Tickets for NIGHTINGALE are available via New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org.
  • Tickets for NIGHTINGALE are $75.

Newsday Calls MTC’s NIGHTINGALE, “a special pleasure… imaginative and compelling”

NIGHTINGALE, the new play written by and starring Lynn Redgrave, opened last night at Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center – Stage I to warm notices from critics.

 

Below is an excerpt from Linda Winer’s review in Newsday.

 

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/theater/lynn-redgrave-s-loss-is-audience-s-gain-in-nightingale-1.1562691

review

Lynn Redgrave’s loss is audience’s gain in ‘Nightingale’

November 3, 2009 By LINDA WINER  linda.winer@newsday.com

“Nightingale” is an imaginative, compelling, cannily constructed 85 minutes about far more than we think we already know about Lynn Redgrave’s losses.

Lynn Redgrave walks jauntily over to the chair and the handsome writing desk onstage at Manhattan Theatre Club. She smiles conspiratorially at the audience, as if acknowledging that we already know more about her than strangers really should.

She pushes up the sleeves of her comfy cardigan, hardly looking at the pages propped before her. And, in about 30 seconds of rapid-fire sentence fragments, she recaps – without naming names – her last decade of famous-family disasters: her catastrophic divorce, her mastectomy, the death of her actress mother, the heart attack of her actor brother and the death of her niece, Natasha Richardson, about whom she says, “a bright light is gone.”

And we think, uh-oh, emotional blackmail ahead. It already has been reported that, for this, her third autobiographical solo, Redgrave would be seated and reading from her script because of treatment for “a medical condition which required immediate attention.” It doesn’t help that she keeps saying “tick, tock, tick, tock” between oblique references to the calamities.

So it’s a special pleasure – not to mention a bit of a relief – to report that “Nightingale” broadens beyond the particulars into an imaginative, compelling, cannily constructed 85 minutes about far more than we think we already know…

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MTC’s Nightingale To Open Tonight

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

NIGHTINGALE

TO OPEN TONIGHT

AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I

 

NEW YORK PREMIERE OF NEW PLAY

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY LYNN REDGRAVE

 

The Manhattan Theatre Club production of NIGHTINGALE, the new play written and performed by Lynn Redgrave and directed by Joseph Hardy, will open tonight at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The limited engagement began previews Thursday, October 15.

 

Tony Award and Academy Award nominee Lynn Redgrave stars in her new play inspired by her need to create a life for her maternal grandmother, a woman she barely knew. NIGHTINGALE is a play about a promising woman stymied by society and all but erased by history, a touching personal tribute and a resounding song for all those people whose voices we’ve lost, or never known.

 

The creative team for NIGHTINGALE includes Tobin Ost (Scenic Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Rui Rita (Lighting Design), and John Gromada (Original Music & Sound Design).

 

Manhattan Theatre Club’s complete Broadway season at the Samuel J. Friedman includes the new production of George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s THE ROYAL FAMILY which recently opened to glowing reviews, the New York premiere of Donald MarguliesTIME STANDS STILL, and the Broadway premiere of MarguliesCOLLECTED STORIES. In addition to NIGHTINGALE, the complete Off-Broadway season includes Bill Cain’s EQUIVOCATION and Polly Stenham’s THAT FACE.

 

Subscriptions to MTC’s 2009-2010 season are currently available by calling (212) 399-3050, Monday – Friday, noon – 10 PM, Saturday 2 PM – 6 PM with a major credit card. Subscriptions are also available online at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned a total of 16 Tony Awards and six Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. MTC has their Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and an Off-Broadway theatre at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Ruined; The American Plan; Top Girls; Come Back, Little Sheba; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Small Family Business; Sylvia; Putting It Together; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’.
 

For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR NIGHTINGALE

  • Tickets for NIGHTINGALE are available via New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org.
  • Tickets for NIGHTINGALE are $75.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Please note NIGHTINGALE is dark on Mondays

  • THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8: Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22: Tuesday at 7 PM. Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 (THANKSGIVING WEEK): Tuesday at 7 PM. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13: Tuesday at 7 PM. Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

 

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Nightingale’s Lynn Redgrave in The New York Times

 Manhattan Theatre Club production of NIGHTINGALE written by and starring Lynn Redgrave opens tomorrow at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I in a production directed by Joseph Hardy.

Below is an excerpt from Sunday’s New York Times Arts & Leisure feature on Redgrave.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/01/theater/01lee.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=lynn%20redgrave&st=cse

To Lynn Redgrave, the Examined Life Is Worth Staging

By FELICIA R. LEE

Published: October 27, 2009

LYNN REDGRAVE, sitting with her dog, Viola, in her bouquet-filled dressing room at the Manhattan Theater Club, was describing the exact moment in 2003 that she jettisoned her inner critic and fearmonger. She needed to draw on that newfound clarity and peace this year: “Nightingale,” her introspective one-woman play about her grandmother, opens here on Tuesday, she is coping with the recent death of her niece Natasha Richardson, and she herself just underwent treatments at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.Skip to next paragraph

Ms. Redgrave, a member of the famous acting clan that has also produced her father, Sir Michael Redgrave, and her older sister, Vanessa Redgrave, discussed all that during a recent interview. The clarity, she said, came after she had had a mastectomy and chemotherapy for breast cancer in 2003 and had plunged back into work. She was coping with her usual opening-night jitters while waiting to take the stage as the prim Miss Fozzard in “Talking Heads,” at the Minetta Lane Theater.

“I was standing there and I thought, ‘Why would I get in my way?’ ” Ms. Redgrave said. “At that point in 2003, I didn’t know how it’s all going to turn out because my cancer was a big tumor when it happened.”

“I could be dead, but I’m not,” she recalled thinking at that moment backstage. “Here I am. I’m not dead.”

“And to this day, everything has changed,” Ms. Redgrave continued, explaining that previously she had often been very critical of herself. “And I’m not afraid…”

TO READ THE FULL FEATURE

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Boneau/Bryan-Brown Kicks Off “Theatre Thursday”

BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN

KICKS OFF “THEATRE THURSDAY”

ON TWITTER.COM 

FOLLOW BBB AT www.twitter.com/bbbway

BE A PART OF THEATRE THURSDAY BY USING #theatrethursday 

Boneau/Bryan-Brown is kicking off “Theatre Thursday” on Twitter, the micro-blogging website that is revolutionizing media and information distribution.

To be a part of “Theatre Thursday,” use the hashtag: #theatrethursday.

Below are links and information on the Twitter presence for Boneau/Bryan-Brown and our clients:

Boneau/Bryan-Brown:                         www.twitter.com/BBBway

The 39 Steps                                        www.twitter.com/39StepsBroadway

A Behanding in Spokane                       www.twitter.com/BehandingBway

Atlantic Theater Company: Oohrah!, Two Unrelated Plays By David Mamet: Keep Your Pantheon and School, Ages of the Moon, Gabriel

                                                            www.twitter.com/AtlanticTheater

BC/EFA                                               www.twitter.com/BCEFA

Burn The Floor                                     www.twitter.com/OfficialBTF

Bye Bye Birdie                                     www.twitter.com/B3OnBroadway

God of Carnage                                    www.twitter.com/GodofCarnageBWY

Guthrie Theater                                     www.twitter.com/GuthrieTheater

Hamlet                                                 www.twitter.com/HamletBway09

Jersey Boys                                          www.twitter.com/JerseyBoysInfo

La Cage Aux Folles                              www.twitter.com/LaCageBroadway

Mamma Mia!                                       www.twitter.com/MammaMiaMusical

Manhattan Theatre Club: The Royal Family, Time Stands Still, Collected Stories, Nightingale, Equivocation, That Face

                                                            www.twitter.com/MTC_NYC

The Neil Simon Plays                            www.twitter.com/NeilSimonPlays

Ragtime                                                www.twitter.com/RagtimeOnBway09

Roundabout Theatre Company: After Miss Julie, Wishful Drinking, The Understudy, Ordinary Days, Present Laughter, The Glass Menagerie

                                                            www.twitter.com/RTC_NYC

Shrek The Musical                                www.twitter.com/ShreksterOnline

Signature Theatre Company: The Orphans’ Home Cycle

                                                            www.twitter.com/SignatureTheatr

Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark            www.twitter.com/SpideyOnBway

Stomp                                                  www.twitter.com/StompNYC