MCC Theater has a reason to be happy: Its playwright-in-residence, Neil LaBute, plans to direct the premiere of his play “Reasons to Be Happy” scheduled to run from May 16 to June 23, 2013
Q+A: with MCC Theater Playwrights’ Coalition member Cusi Cram on her upcoming play at Labyrinth, and more!
If you've already donned a dinner jacket and skinny tie as a Jersey Boy or showed off your six-pack as Spider-Man, it's time to consider a hot new Broadway-themed costume! This year, Broadway.com decided to go straight to the stars of some of your favorite shows for detailed guidance in creating the eye-catching outfits they’ve worn on stage. Next up, Molly Ranson explains why Carrie White, the role she played in the recent MCC Theater revival of Stephen King’s Carrie, is an “amazing”...
Check out this great Q+A with "Don't Go Gentle" playwright, Stephen Belber, on Labyrinth's blog!
Posted by Don’t Go Gentle actor Angela Lewis— I just did a show called Milk Like Sugar, in which Tonya Pinkins played my mom “Myrna”. At the end of the play, my character, “Annie”, gets pregnant. Now, in Don’t Go Gentle, my son “Rasheed” is being played by Tonya Pinkins’ real life son Maxx Brawer! I like to think of my character, “Tanya”, as “Annie” all grown up, with Myrna being Rashid’s grandmother! Unwind that in your brain!!!
Posted by Kimberly Grigsby (Music Director, Coraline) and Jonathan Groff (Actor, The Submission) — “This moment was captured at the Little Owl after seeing MCC’s superb production of Don’t Go Gentle at the Lortel. Incredible acting, terrific writing, beautiful direction… we discussed the play for hours. Go see it.”
MCC Theater is proud to participate with our Playwrights’ Coalition member Kathryn Walat in The eXchange’s Orchard Project, which brings companies and artists together with overlapping residencies to share working processes and inspire new ideas. Katherine is developing a new MCC-commissioned play called See Bat Fly with director Lisa Peterson during the project, running from May 29 -June 30 in NY State’s Catskill Mountain Preserve.
CONGRATS! to MCC Theater Playwrights' Coalition member Jennie Contuzzi on today's opening of her play Body Language!
Congrats to Jeff Talbott on winning the Gassner Award for a new playwright at the Outer Critics Circle Awards! MCC Theater also won an OCC award for producing his play, The Submission! At the ceremony, Talbott made a lovely speech in which he thanked MCC, Walter Bobbie, the cast and then dedicated the award to “the best literary manager in New York City,” our very own Stephen Willems!
Introducing Fernanda Coppel! MCC's newest Playwrights' Coalition member...