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The Shakespeare Action Figure has returned!
William Shakespeare is considered by many to be the best writer of all time, so of course we made him into an action figure. This hard vinyl 5-1/4" (13.3 cm) tall figure includes a removable book and quill pen. Comes in an illustrated window box that looks like a book.
Dec 9 2013 5:00 pm
Monday, December 9, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
The Collective:10 Anthology launch: Reading and Signing and Reception (FREE)12 original short plays
Several Collective:10 authors will discuss and sign copies of the inaugural anthology of new 10-minute plays that premiered in October 2013 and The Collective permanent ensemble will present two new and never-before-seen anthology plays: Outside the Box by Robert Z Grant and The Flames by David A. Miller. Join them for the reception.
5-5:30pm – Gathering – Wine and light snacks (The Arthur Seelen Theatre at The Drama Book Shop)
5:30-6pm – The Flames 10-min. reading, Outside the Box 10-min. reading, introduction of authors + 10-min. Q&A (in theater)
6-7pm – Signing and Reception (upstairs in store)
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Their other work has appeared in theatre productions around the world, including at The Barrow Group, The Flea, Joe’s Pub, Steppenwolf, The Kennedy Center, and on Broadway; on television, in Chelsea Lately and Saturday Night Live; and in major motion pictures, including The Place Beyond the Pines and Bride Wars.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
These short plays were all workshopped through The Collective, by its ensemble members and associate artists (including Broadway’s Chris Sullivan and Associate Artistic Director of The Actors Studio Elizabeth Kemp), in direct collaboration with the playwrights. The result is a collection of short plays that represent the spirit of accessibility, inclusion and development that have come to define The Collective.
The Collective: 10 Play Anthology: 12 Short Plays
Dec 5 2013 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Jesse Eisenberg: A Reading, Q&A and Book Signing
Academy Award nominated actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg will discuss his play THE REVISIONIST together with his friend and fellow playwright Lyle Kessler.
Jesse Eisenberg, acclaimed actor and playwright, will read from his play THE REVISIONIST and then talk with fellow playwright Lyle Kessler, author of Orphans, "Collisions" and the upcoming "The Great Divide". The talk will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.
Seating for the Reading/Q&A is limited. Priority will be given to those who show thier Drama Book Shop reciept for copies of THE REVISIONIST.
About the Author:
About the Moderator:
About the Book:
"[Eisenberg] has a wry ear and a knack for unsentimental poignancy that keeps The Revisionist emotionally compelling. And to his credit, he avoids the tidy, comforting ending."—USA Today
A quirky and … heartbreaking meditation on the meaning of family, both across the generations and across the globe."—Associated Press
"A potent consideration of the nature of family . . . The Revisionist proves [Eisenberg] to be an imaginative playwright who's not afraid to ask his audience to work."—Backstage
"The Revisionist, a tightly structured, deeply human play about the truthful mess of human experience, represents the best of what theatre as an art form can be."—Exeunt Magazine
"A rewarding account of cultural collision that yields unexpected reflections on the centrality of family in our lives – whether we idealize them or take them for granted. . . . As a playwright, Eisenberg's intentions seem clear. He takes a critical swipe at himself, and by extension, his entitled generation."—Hollywood Reporter
Jesse Eisenberg has written in his second play, The Revisionist, a stunning exploration of obsession, secrets, and the nature of family. Young writer David arrives in Poland with a crippling case of writer's block and a desire to be left alone. His seventy-five-year-old second cousin Maria welcomes him with a fervent need to connect with her distant American family. As their relationship develops, she reveals details about her postwar past that test their ideas of what it means to be a family. The Revisionist had its world premiere at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York in spring 2013, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave and directed by Kip Fagan.
Dec 2 2013 5:00 pm
Broadway, Film, TV and recording artist CHEYENNE JACKSON celebrates the release of his solo debut album "I'm Blue, Skies"Monday, December 2, 2013
5:00 p.m.: Preview and chat
Come and meet Cheyenne Jackson and get a personally autographed copy of his solo debut CD "I'm Blue, Skies". Cheyenne will begin with a Q&A, a performance of one of the cuts on the album and then meet all his fans for a CD signing.
Cheyenne Jackson made his mark on Broadway starring in such shows as "All Shook Up", "Xanadu", "Finian's Rainbow" and "The Performer's". On TV, he has been seen in a regular role on "30 Rock", "Glee" and the recent HBO film "Beyond the Candelabra". He recently starred with the San Francisco Symphony in their concert production of "West Side Story" which was recorded and will be released next Spring. Now living in Los Angeles, he is in NYC for two night concerts (with his special guest Christine Ebersole) at Birdland on December 1st and 2nd. Next Spring, he will co-star opposite Laura Benanti in the Encore's production of "The Most Happy Fella".
Dec 12 2013 6:00 pm
Joe Gilford's FINKS: On the Page & On the Air
Join us for the debut THURSDAY DEC. 12, 2013 6:00PM – 8:00PM at THE DRAMA BOOKSHOP, 250 W 40th Street
Finks by Joe Gilford, the award-nominated play about the blacklist struggles of his parents, Jack Gilford and Madeline Gilford that received much acclaim last season at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, will debut as both a public radio and streaming podcast hosted by onetime blacklisted actor Lee Grant and in print from Dramatists Play Service
At the event in the Drama Bookshop in its downstairs theater, members of the original cast of Finks will read excerpts from the play. There will also be a presentation of excerpts from the radio production followed by playwright Joe Gilford and veteran radio producer and director Sue Zizza in a talkback. A reception and a book signing will follow. Present from the original cast: Aaron Serotsky, Miriam Silverman, Ned Eisenberg, Leo Ash Evens.
The radio production features the entire original stage cast and host Oscar-winning actress Lee Grant. The special radio production includes an exclusive interview and discussion with Ms. Grant and the author Joe Gilford. Both Ms. Grant and Mr. Gilford's parents were blacklisted actors and close colleagues during the darkest days of McCarthyism in New York's TV, film and radio industries. In an exclusive discussion and interview as part of the radio production, Ms. Grant and Mr. Gilford discuss and share their experiences about this difficult time in show business history.
The radio production will be launched for both online streaming and available to public radio stations around the country from the Radio Drama Network produced by veteran radio producer and director Sue Zizza, with support from the Himan Brown Radio Drama Network Foundation and CUNY TV & Radio Networks.
Finks was nominated for Two Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Play & Outstanding Leading Actress (Miriam Silverman); and for the OFF-BROADWAY Alliance's Best New Play Award. It was also recorded for Lincoln Center's Performing Arts Library Video Collection.
The NEW YORK TIMES called Finks "frisk, muscular." The New York Post said, "more than a son's loving tribute to his courageous parents; it's also a valuable history lesson." And the Huffington Post called Finks " a testament to the parents who managed to maintain their indomitable spirit throughout the ordeal."
The Radio Drama Network is a foundation founded by the legendary Himan Brown, creator, director and producer of the early radio dramas Inner Sanctum, Bulldog Drummond, The Goldbergs, and The Shadow, among others. The foundation is dedicated to the creative arts on radio and the spoken word in particular.
Dec 6 2013 6:00 pm
Amy Herzog with Kathleen Chalfant
THE GREAT GOD PAN
Friday, December 6, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Reading, Talk, Book Signing, and Wine and Cookies (FREE)
The Arthur Seelen Theatre at The Drama Book Shop
THE GREAT GOD PAN: The newest play by “one of the brightest new talents in the theater” (The New York Times).
Amy Herzog’s plays include After the Revolution (Williamstown Theater Festival; Playwrights Horizons; Lilly Award), 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center; Obie Award for the Best New American Play, Pulitzer Prize Finalist), The Great God Pan (Playwrights Horizons), and Belleville (Yale Rep; New York Theatre Workshop; Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist; Drama Desk Nomination). Amy is a recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Helen Merrill, the Joan and Joseph Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity, and the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award. She is a Usual Suspect at NYTW and an alumna of Youngblood, Play Group at Ars Nova, and the SoHo Rep Writer/Director Lab. She has taught playwriting at Bryn Mawr and Yale. MFA, Yale School of Drama.
Kathleen Chalfant — Broadway: ANGELS IN AMERICA (Tony and Drama Desk nominations); City Center Encores: BLOOMER GIRL, RACING DEMON, DANCE WITH ME. Off-Broadway: SOMEWHERE FUN, RED DOG HOWLS, PAINTING CHURCHES, PROPHECY, VITA & VIRGINIA, DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE, WIT (Drama Desk, OBIE, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics), SPALDING GRAY: STORIES LEFT TO TELL, GUANTANAMO: HONOUR BOUND TO DEFEND FREEDOM, THE LAST LETTER, TALKING HEADS (OBIE), NINE ARMENIANS (Drama Desk Nomination), HENRY V (NYSF, Callaway Award), TRUE HISTORY AND REAL ADVENTURES, ENDGAME (OBIE for Sustained Excellence of Performance), THE PARTY (from three stories by Virginia Woolf). Regional Theater: A DELICATE BALANCE (Arena, Yale Rep, McCarter). Film: Isn’t It Delicious, Lillian (Cannes short film corner 2013), Muhammed Ali’s Greatest Fight: Duplicity, The People Speak, Murder And Murder: Five Corners, A Price Above Rubies, Kinsey. TV: “House of Cards”, “Rescue Me”, “Book of Daniel”, “The Guardian”, “The Laramie Project”, all New York iterations of “Law and Order”.
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