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Eric Bogosian: Reading and Book Signing (FREE)

Nov 13 2014 6:00 pm

 

Eric Bogosian: Reading and Book Signing (FREE)
Eric Bogosian will perform a live reading from his celebrated Monologues from his book 100 (monologues).

About the Author:
Eric Bogosian is best known as a playwright, novelist and actor. He wrote and starred in the play, "Talk Radio" (NYSF - 1987; on Broadway starring Liev Schreiber- 2007), for which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and the Tony award. For his film adaptation of the play, Bogosian received the Berlin Film Festival "Silver Bear." His six solo performances Off-Broadway between 1980 and 2000, (including "Drinking in America", "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll" and "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee") received three Obie awards. In addition to "Talk Radio", Bogosian has written a number of full-length plays including "subUrbia" (LCT, Second Stage, also adapted to film), "Griller" (Goodman), "Red Angel" (Williamstown Theater Festival), "Humpty Dumpty" (The McCarter), 1+1 (New York Stage and Film). He is also the author of three novels, "Mall", "Wasted Beauty" and "Perforated Heart" and a novella, "Notes from Underground." He is a Guggenheim fellow.

As an actor, Bogosian has appeared in numerous films and television programs, starring in Robert Altman's "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial", Oliver Stone's "Talk Radio", as Travis Dane in "Under Siege II", as Eddie Nash in "Wonderland" and as Captain Danny Ross in sixty episodes of "Law & Order:CI." In 2010, he starred on Broadway in "Time Stands Still" with Laura Linney, Brian Darcy James and Alicia Silverstone/Christina Ricci. Most recently he appears as a recurring character, Nelson Dubeck, on "The Good Wife." 

In April 2014, Theater Communications Group published the full collection of Bogosian's monologues, titled "100 (monologues)." Go to 100monologues.com to see members of the New York acting community performing the monologues. 

Bogosian lives in New York with his wife, director Jo Bonney. He is currently completing a non-fiction book documenting "Operation Nemesis", a conspiracy that targeted and assassinated Turkish leaders responsible for the Armenian genocide.

About the Book:
100 (monologues) collects all of Eric Bogosian's monologues, originally performed as part of his six off-Broadway solo shows, including Sex, Drugs, Rock & RollPounding Nails in the Floor with my ForeheadWake Up and Smell the CoffeeDrinking in AmericaFunhouseMen Inside and selections from his play Talk Radio. For these solo shows, first performed between 1980 and 2000, Bogosian was awarded three Obie awards and a Drama Desk award—earning him living icon status in the downtown theater scene.

The event:
6:00- 6:45 Author Reading
6:45- 7:00 Author Q&A
7:00- 8:00 Author Signing

Guests with a Drama Book Shop receipt for 100 (monologues) will received priority seating.

100 (Monologues) (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9781559364645
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Published: Theatre Communications Group, 5/2014

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Alan Cumming: NOT MY FATHER'S SON, Book Talk and Signing

Oct 16 2014 5:30 pm

 

Dark, painful memories can be like a cage. Or, in the case of Alan Cumming, they can be packed away in a box, stuck in the attic to be forgotten. Until one day the box explodes and all the memories flood back in horrible detail. Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. That man was Alex Cumming, Alan's father.

Alan is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, producer, and director. He recently starred in an acclaimed one-man staging of Macbeth on Broadway, and appears on the Emmy Award–winning television show The Good Wife. He won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret, a role he is reprising in 2014. He hosts PBS Masterpiece Mystery and has appeared in numerous films, including Spy Kids, Titus, X2: X-Men United, The Anniversary Party, Any Day Now, and Eyes Wide Shut

Talk and Q&A at 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited, priority to customers who purchase the book so save your receipt.

Siging at 6:30 p.m. 

If you cannot attend but would like a signed copy, please call customers service at 212-944-0595 

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ISBN-13: 9780062225061
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Published: Dey Street Books, 10/2014

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October 2014 New Plays

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Albion (Paperback)

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Adult Supervision (Paperback)

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The Explorers Club (Hardcover)

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Really Really (Hardcover)

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Creating Claire (Paperback)

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The Open House (Paperback)

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Gnit (Paperback)

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Too Much Sun (Paperback)

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Edinburgh Festival 2014

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2014

News and published or forthcoming titles from Edinburgh Festival 2014: Edinburgh Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival.

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Official Website: www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk

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News and reviews at edinburghfestival.list.co.uk

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Time Out London, Edinburgh Fringe theatre highlights top ten 2014 >>. If you only see one show: Picking one feels a bit unfair, but on the basis that his ‘Quietly’ was the best thing at the Trav in 2013, we’d direct you towards Owen McCafferty’s ‘Unfaithful’, a four-hander about two couples trying to overcome betrayal in their relationship. 

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Lyn Gardner of The Guardian, recommends (among others): Valentijn Dhaenens's astonishing BigMouthLungsUnfaithfulMen in the Cities and Title and Deed"Edinburgh festival 2014: tips for the final week" >>

Edinburgh 2014: Will Eno – 'It takes work to sound like a real person talking'. The playwright talks about his monologue Title and Deed, the influence of Beckett, and not being deliberately enigmatic —The Guardian >>

Edinburgh theatre 2014: what to see. The best plays and theatre shows to see at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, as chosen by our critics, including Unfaithful, SmallWar, Donald Robertson is Not a Stand-Up Comdeian, Confirmation, and Tittle and Deed. —The Telegraph >>

Edinburgh 2014: Our picks of the Fringe and EIF. The job of picking highlights from the 400-plus page programme is no mean feat, but we've given it a good go. Shows are listed in time order to help you plan your Festival schedule. Includes Lippy, Lungs, Our Teacher's A TrollSpine, and The James Plays. —WhatsOnStage.com >>

AWARDS:

Donald Robertson is Not a Stand-up Comedian has won the 2014 Flying Artichoke, the Scottish Arts Club/Edinburgh Guide.com Scottish Theatre Fringe Award for outstanding quality in the Fringe Festival. The judges described the winner as "a tale of Stand-up Comedy with a sharp twist that both startles and satisfies."

The James Plays: Herald Angel Award

Lippy: Herald Angel Award

Donald Robertson is Not a Stand-up Comedian: The Scottish Arts Club / Edinburgh Guide Award

Men in the Cities: Scotsman Fringe First Awards

Confirmation: Scotsman Fringe First Awards

Lippy: Scotsman Fringe First Awards

Full list of award winners: www.edfringe.com 

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Freak (Paperback)

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The Initiate (Paperback)

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Juvenalia (Paperback)

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Lippy (Paperback)

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Lungs (Paperback)

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Men in the Cities (Paperback)

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Minetti (Paperback)

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Spine (Paperback)

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Title and Deed (Paperback)

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Unfaithful (Paperback)

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DYING FOR IT by Moira Buffini, directed by Neil Pepe at Atlantic Theater, Dec. 11, 2014-Jan. 18, 2015

DYING FOR IT
by Moira Buffini
a free adaptation of The Suicide by Nikolai Erdman
directed by Neil Pepe

Atlantic Theater, December 11, 2014-January 18, 2015

“Buffini’s voice is distinctively dark yet dazzlingly funny.”-The Guardian

DYING FOR IT is the story of Semyon, a man down on his luck, married to a nag, and out of options. When he decides to throw in the towel and kill himself, a deluge of sympathetic visitors descends upon him, determined to make him a martyr for their many causes. Swept up in the firestorm of attention, Semyon does take matters into his own hands, but not quite in the fashion that everyone expects. An outrageous satire on the hypocrisy and illogic of Soviet life, this play was banned by Stalin before it ever saw the light of day, and is now regarded as an under-known 20th century classic comedy.

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NEWS:

May 28, 2014: Off-Broadway Troupes Will Debut Works by Doug Wright and Neil LaBute —NY Times >>

October 22, 2014: Comedy DYING FOR IT Now Onsale >> 

Dying For It (Paperback)

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Published: Faber & Faber, Ltd., 3/2007

PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens, MCC Theater, October 29-December 7, 2014

Oct 29–Dec 7, 2014 | New York Premiere 
At the Lucille Lortel Theatre 
PUNK ROCK 
by Simon Stephens 
directed by Trip Cullman 

In a private school outside of Manchester, England a group of highly-articulate seventeen year-olds flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for their A-Level mock exams. With hormones raging and minimal adult supervision, nothing can mask the underlying tension that becomes increasingly pronounced as the clock ticks towards the ultimate dismissal.

Inspired by playwright Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NighttimeHarper Regan) own experiences as a teacher, Punk Rock is an unnerving chronicle of contemporary adolescence at the breaking point. 

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Twitter: @mcctheater

NEWS:

September 4, 2014: Simon Stephens Book Talk and Signing at The Drama Book Shop, September 30, 2014 at 6 p.m., with Christian Parker,  Associate Artistic Driector at the Atlantic Theatre Company >> 

September 24, 2014: Cast Set for NY Premiere of CURIOUS INCIDENT Playwright Simon Stephens' PUNK ROCK —Playbill.com >>

Douglas Smith, David Greenspan, Annie Funke and Noah Robbins will star in the New York premiere of Punk Rock, a new work by Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time playwright Simon Stephens, which will be produced by MCC Theater this fall. Trip Cullman directs the run that will begin previews Oct. 29. An official opening has been set for Nov. 17 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The run is scheduled through Dec. 7. 

Punk Rock (Paperback)

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Published: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 11/2009

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THIS IS OUR YOUTH by Kenneth Lonergan, with Kieran Culkin and Michael Cera, on Broadway 2014

 

steppenwolf's production of
THIS IS OUR YOUTH

By Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro

With Kieran Culkin (Dennis), Michael Cera (Warren) and Tavi Gevinson (Jessica) at Broadway's Cort Theatre, previews begin August 18, 2014, opens September 11, through January 4, 2015, following a run at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater.

Twitter: @YouthBroadway
Website: thisisouryouthbroadway.com 

NEWS:

June 19, 2014: Michael Cera anchors a 'Youth' that spans decades. THEATER REVIEW: "This is Our Youth" at Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★½ —Chicago Tribune >>

June 19, 2014: Tavi Gevinson is graduating from blogging and editing right to Broadway —New York Daily News >>

April 8, 2014: Michael Cera Sets Broadway Debut in 'This Is Our Youth' —Hollywood Reporter

The "Arrested Development" star will appear opposite Kieran Culkin and fashion pundit Tavi Gevinson in a revival of Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 play, produced by Scott Rudin, with music by Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij

April 8, 2014: Michael Cera in 'This is Our Youth' at Steppenwolf Theatre —Chicago Tribune

"This Is Our Youth," the 1996 play by Kenneth Lonergan about affluent but disaffected college-age Manhattanites, will get a new, Chicago-to-Broadway production this summer from the powerful movie and Broadway producer Scott Rudin in collaboration with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The fast-tracked project will include a starry cast of young talent, seemingly designed to attract a new generation to the theater: Michael Cera ("Arrested Development"), Kieran Culkin ("Igby Goes Down") and Tavi Gevinson, the 17-year-old high-school senior from Oak Park whose teen-oriented Web fashion magazine, Rookie, has turned her into a fast-rising media darling with a big-time agent and a nascent Hollywood career.

April 9, 2014: Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin to Star in ‘This Is Our Youth’ on Broadway —NY Times ArtsBeat

This will do nothing for Michael Cera’s on-screen reputation as a young slacker without peer: this summer, he will make his Broadway debut in a new production of Kenneth Lonergan’s “This Is Our Youth,” one that he and his co-star, Kieran Culkin, have been trying to bring to the stage for nearly five years.

June 26, 2013: Adulthood Adrift In Steppenwolf's 'Youth' (Pre-Broadway THIS IS OUR YOUTH —Chicagoist >>

Like its characters, Youth manages to be simultaneously gritty and moving, heavy without being abrasive—an honest portrait of adolescence that transcends any era of youth. 

October 23, 2014: The Revival of Kieran Culkin: A Reluctant Star Seizes the Spotlight —The Daily Beast >>

He went from child stardom to a Golden Globe nod in Igby Goes Down. Then he disappeared. Now, he’s back in the Broadway play This Is Our Youth. Culkin opens up about his unusual journey.  

This Is Our Youth (Paperback)

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