Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Playwright News--4.23.12

Aussie playwright Stephen Sewell to make directorial debut
An Australian playwright and author will direct his first feature film, based on one of his own books. Sydney-based production company Jaggi.Shute has acquired the rights to Stephen Sewell's script Babylon, an adaptation of his book of the same name, ...
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Profiles Theatre Extends BACHELORETTE Through 5/27
Broadway World
Leslye Headland, a Los Angeles-based playwright and screenwriter, wrote and directed the Seven Deadly Plays series, which premiered at the IAMA Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Headland directed and adapted the film version of Bachelorette, ...
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Silver moves to Broadway 'The Lyons' a play about pain that is also very funny
Arab Times Kuwait English Daily
NEW YORK, April 22, (AP): It's not what you expect to discuss when you sit down with a playwright, especially one who's opening on Broadway in a few days. But it's really hard not to talk about food with Nicky Silver. Because food, like motherhood and ...
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A Streetcar Named Desire
Entertainment Weekly
... an African-American man played by Blair Underwood in Broadway's newest production of the 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning play (one in which the playwright's description of Stanley as ''apelike'' takes on new, racially troubling overtones).
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'Remembering Shakespeare' At Yale's Beinecke Library In New Haven
Hartford Courant
The exhibit tells the story of how a playwright and poet in late 16th- and early 17th-century England came to be remembered as the world's most venerated author. The show brings together works from the holdings of Yale University's Elizabethan Club, ...
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Gangster musical 'Capital Crimes' pleads its case
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Playwright David Hawley offers the lightest of framing devices -- an old newspaper reporter spinning tales about notorious thugs who frequented our fair city during the 1930s. Composer Drew Jansen lubricates the stories with mostly bouncy tunes and ...
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Twists and turns and a few stumbles in LaBute's 'Forest'
Chicago Tribune
But the latest LaBute drama, now in its American premiere at the Profiles Theatre in Chicago, contains various twists from a prolific playwright who, increasingly, takes as much care as he can to defy expectations and confound the identity ascribed to ...
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The Big Meal Playwright on the 'Chain-Restaurant Goopiness' in His ...
By Alyssa Shelasky
The Big Meal, Dan LeFranc's dark-comedy, which ends its run on Sunday, takes place at a series of grim, unnamed restaurants, because as he says, "The thing about a restaurant meal is that you can't escape." Though LeFranc ...
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