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A Conversation with Donald Margulies (FREE)

Apr 9 2015 6:00 pm


Thursday April 9, 2015 at 6:00pm
A Conversation with Donald Margulies (FREE)
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright will discuss his work and read from his latest published play, The Country House. A book-signing will follow.

Donald Margulies won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner with Friends (which was made into an Emmy Award-nominated film for HBO directed by Norman Jewison) and was a finalist twice before for Sight Unseen and Collected Stories. His many other plays, which include The Country House, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, Brooklyn Boy, The Loman Family Picnic, the Tony Award-nominated Time Stands Still and the Obie Award-winning The Model Apartment, have been produced on and off-Broadway and in theaters across the United States and around the world. Mr. Margulies has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was the recipient of the 2000 Sidney Kingsley Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theatre by a playwright. In 2005 he was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with an Award in Literature and by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture with its Award in Literary Arts. He was the 2014 recipient of the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award for an American Playwright in Mid-Career and the 2015 William Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater. He has developed numerous screenplays, teleplays and pilots for HBO, Showtime, NBC, CBS, Warner Bros., TriStar, Universal, Paramount, and MGM. He is an adjunct professor of English and Theater Studies at Yale University. The film of his screenplay, The End of the Tour, directed by James Ponsoldt, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released in the fall of 2015.

The Country House (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9781559364911
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Published: Theatre Communications Group, 3/2015

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FLICK, THE by Annie Paker. 2014 Pulitzer winner returns to Off-Broadway beginning May 7, 2015

by Annie Baker
directed by Sam Gold

The Barrow Street Theater. Previews begin May 7, 2015. Opens May 28.

WINNER! 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! 2013 OBIE Award, Playwriting
Winner! 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Originally staged at Playwrights Horizons, the production will transfer intact, reuniting director Sam Gold with the entire original cast, which includes Alex Hanna, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher and Aaron Clifton Moten.

Original DBS THE FLICK page 

The Flick (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780573702037
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Published: Samuel French, Inc., 5/2014

The Flick (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9781559364584
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Published: Theatre Communications Group, 8/2014

HEIDI CHRONICLES on Broadway with Elisabeth Moss, beginning February 2015.

by Wendy Wasserstein
directed by Pam MacKinnon

On Broadway, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) beginning February 23, 2015. Official opening is set for March 19, 2015.

Tickets on sale November 11, 2014 at or 212-269-6200 

Featuring: Elisabeth Moss (MAD MEN), Jason Biggs (AMERICAN PIE), Bryce Pinkham (A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER) and Tracee Chimo (BAD JEWS). 

Producers include Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Susan Gallin and Mary Lu Roffe.


Twitter: @HeidionBroadway 


September 11, 2014: ‘Heidi Chronicles’ to Return to Broadway in February With Elisabeth Moss —New York Times >>

January 6, 2015: Casting Now Complete for Broadway's The Heidi Chronicles, With "Mad Men" Star Elisabeth Moss —Playbill >>

Joining Moss and co-stars Jason Biggs, Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham and Tracee Chimo are Ali Ahn as Susan Johnston, Leighton Bryan as Jill/Debbie/Lisa, Elise Kibler as Becky/Clara/Denise and Andy Truschinski as Chris Boxer/Mark/Waiter/Ray.

February 9, 2015: Broadway's The Heidi Chronicles Offers Free Year-Long Membership to MoMA With Tix Purchase — >>

Theatregoers can take advantage of this offer by going to, calling (212) 947-8844 or visiting the box office of the Music Box Theatre at 239 West 45th Street and using code HCMOMA. Customers will receive a voucher with their order confirmation that contains instructions on how to redeem their MoMA membership.

February 26, 2015: The Producers of HEIDI CHRONICLES are pleased to announce a general rush policy

A limited number of rush tickets, which are subject to availability, can be purchased at the box office of the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) when the box office opens for the day of the performance on a first-come-first-served basis. The box office of the Music Box Theatre opens at 10am Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. Rush tickets are $37 each and limited to two (2) tickets per customer. 

ISBN-13: 9780822205104
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Published: Dramatists Play Service, 3/2002

ISBN-13: 9780679734994
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Published: Vintage, 7/1991

SKYLIGHT by David Hare returns to London's West End June 6, 2014 through August 23, 2014, then Broadway March 2015.

by David Hare

Broadway's Golden Theater, beginning March 13, 2015 through June 14. Opens April 2 

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Skylight was originally produced in 1995 at The National Theatre before transferring to the West End and Broadway. It was that year’s recipient of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play.

Now it returns in a production loaded with starpower and promise, featuring Bill Nighy and, making her West End debut, Carey Mulligan, as former lovers whose attempt at reconciliation is hampered by the personal and ideological differences they've gone through since they last met.

It's directed by Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sell-out West End production of The Audience and whose award-winning stage work also includes An Inspector Calls and Billy Elliott the Musical

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.

As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. 

Bill Nighy's extensive film credits include Love Actually, Notes on a Scandal and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. 

He also has an illustrious stage CV that includes numerous David Hare plays, among them A Map of the World at the NT Lyttelton, Hare and Howard Brenton's Pravda at the NT Olivier, and  the original NT production of Skylight, in which Michael Gambon played Tom, at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre and on a UK tour.

Carey Mulligan’s cinematic star has risen inexorably over the last few years, with standout performances in Inside Llewyn Davies, The Great Gatsby and An Education. She will make her West End stage debut in Skylight.

They're joined in the cast by Matthew Beard, whose film work includes An Education, One Day, and The Look of Love.



June 18, 2014: Bill Nighy back in David Hare's Skylight – in pictures —The Guardian >>

June 18, 2014: Skylight review – Nighy and Mulligan in moving mixture of politics and love. The combination of private pain and public rage in this revival of David Hare's play hits you straight between the eyes. 5 out of 5 stars —The Guardian >>

September 3, 2014: David Hare’s ‘Skylight’ Coming to Broadway From London —New York TImes Arts Beat >>

One of the biggest hits in London this summer, a revival of David Hare’s drama “Skylight” starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan, will transfer to Broadway and begin performances on March 16

September 3, 2014: Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy to Open ‘Skylight’ on Broadway —Variety >>

London hit “Skylight” will get a Broadway transfer this spring, with stars Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy reprising their roles in Stephen Daldry’s staging of the 1995 play by David Hare.

October 20, 2014: Bill Nighy and David Hare: Five notable collaborations —LA Times >>

Few British theater partnerships have been as fruitful as the relationship between playwright David Hare and actor Bill Nighy. Like De Niro and Scorsese, Clooney and Soderbergh, they not only seem to understand each other on a molecular level but also seem to channel each other's creative vibes with an apparent effortlessness. 

Skylight (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780573660221
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Published: Faber & Faber , 7/1995

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Bloodies up Brooklyn in 2015 after UK Outings

let the right one in 
let the right one in
adapted by Jack Thorne
based on the novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist
directed by John Tiffany
New York's St. Ann's Warehouse, January 20, 2015-February 15, 2015 March 8, 2015. 
Twitter: @stannswarehouse
"an enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story"

Oskar is a bullied lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town, when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighbourhood.

Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. 

Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn't know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time…

A must-see major new production, Let the Right One In is an enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director John Tiffany (Black WatchOnce) heads up a creative team including Olivier Award-winning associate director Steven Hoggett (Black WatchBeautiful BurnoutAmerican Idiot).

"The gasp, so rarely heard in the theatre, rings out often here. First-rate… situated on the slipway between dream and daily life… a mesmerising evening." —Observer
★★★★★  "Exquisitely realised" —The Herald
★★★★ "Polished and poetic" —The Guardian
★★★★ "Ambitious and beautifully shaped" —The Scotsman
January 20, 2015-February 15, 2015
Directed by John Tiffany with associate direction and movement by Steven Hoggett.
Rebecca Benson will return to the role of Eli, which she originated in Dundee and played at the Royal Court and the West End.
Cristian Ortega will play Oskar (LET THE RIGHT ONE IN for NTS)
Other cast includes: Cliff Burnett, Susan Vidler, Gary Mackay, Gavin Kean, Graeme Dalling, Angus Miller, and Andrew Fraser
Twitter: @stannswarehouse 
"The West End's Apollo Theatre, shuttered since a partial collapse of its ceiling plaster injured more than 80 people, seven of them seriously, mid-performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Dec.19, is to re-open. The National Theatre of Scotland production of Let the Right One In, previously seen in London at the Royal Court, will transfer there, beginning performances March 26, prior to an official opening April 7." 
Now, a new temporary floor has been installed at the balcony level, while ongoing investigations and maintenance work take place in the roof. Below this floor hangs a beautiful, large, ceiling cyclorama of a night sky, designed by Let the Right One In set designer, Christine Jones, which immerses the audience deeper in the world of the play.  

April 8, 2014: Let the Right One In five-star review – 'Exquisitely beautiful staging'

The Swedish horror-drama about a love between a vampire and a bullied schoolboy is brought to life once more in this sensitive, ambiguous adaptation 

July 7, 2014: An Undead Tale of the Teenage Years. ‘Let the Right One In,’ a Stage Version of a Vampire Novel. Ben Brantley, New York Times >>

LONDON — And just when you thought you’d had your fill of young vampires in love, along comes a ravishing little romance of the undead that’s guaranteed to warm — and break — your heart, even as it chills your blood. “Let the Right One In,” which is bringing limelight to endless night at the Apollo Theater here, turns your emotions inside out in a way you probably haven’t experienced since you were a teenager.

Adapted by Jack Thorne from a novel and screenplay by the Swedish writer John Ajvide Lindqvist, and killingly staged by John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett, “Let the Right One In” is both the bleakest and most compassionate of vampire stories. 
To sit in the midst of the audience at Let the Right One In, now arrived in Brooklyn by way of Dundee and London, is to watch a crowd in thrall. And why not? Tiffany’s merging of theatrical elements – the lights, the sound, the costumes, the set – is masterly. And the movement work of associate director Steven Hoggett ensures that this particular tale, a stage adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s modern vampire story, is more than just live cinema. 
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