Category Archives: Stage

Billy Crudup to Star in World Premiere of HARRY CLARKE at Vineyard Theatre; Audible to Record as Audio Play

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced that Tony Award-winner Billy Crudup (THE COAST OF UTOPIA, Spotlight, THE METAL CHILDREN) will star in the world premiere production of Harry Clarke by Obie Award-winner David Cale (LILLIAN) and directed by Leigh Silverman (VIOLET). Vineyard Theatre will produce Harry Clarke in association with Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of digital spoken-word entertainment. Harry Clarke will begin performances on October 26 and open on November 21. The production will launch The Vineyard’s 35th Anniversary Season. Read More: here

Raul Castillo, Billy Crudup, Nancy Giles and More to Star in Plays by 10-Year-Olds in ALL TOGETHER NOW

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell’s Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by the Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project’s youngest Hell’s Kitchen menses – 9- and 10-year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education – writing for accomplished professional actors and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time. Accomplished actors including Raúl Castillo (“Looking,” “Gotham”), Billy Crudup (Jackie, 20th Century Women, Almost Famous), Crystal Dickinson (Clybourne Park), Brandon Dirden (All the Way, Jitney), Carson Elrod (Peter & the Starcatcher, Noises Off), Nancy Giles (“CBS Sunday Morning”), Michael Potts (Book of Mormon, Jitney, “The Wire”), Mirarai Sithole (Mother Courage & Her Children, “Broad City”), Micah Stock (The Front Page, It’s Only a Play) and others will perform in All Together Now: The United Plays, the Project’s Spring 2017 Playmaking show. All Together Now will run Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2, at The 52nd Street Project’s Five Angels Theater (789 Tenth Avenue, 2nd floor, NYC). Performances will take place Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, and Saturday & Sunday at 3pm. Admission is free, but reservations must be made in advance at or 212.333.5252. For more information, visit Read More: // here

Bobby Cannavale, Billy Crudup, Padma Lakshmi, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Set for Labyrinth’s CELEBRITY CHARADES Gala

Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, nationally renowned theater company, has announced its lineup of players for this year’s signature annual gala, CELEBRITY CHARADES Goes Medieval, which will take place on Monday, November 16 at Capitale (130 Bowery). CELEBRITY CHARADES contestants that will battle it out in a fearsome and hilarious speed charades competition include Bobby Cannavale, Josh Charles, Billy Crudup, Padma Lakshmi, Justin Long, Natasha Lyonne, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bobby Moynihan, Erin Richards, Mo Rocca, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Cynthia Rowley, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Justin Theroux, and Yul Vázquez. Additional players to be announced. All players are subject to continued availability. Read More: // here

Hell’s Kitchen Kids Get Professional Leg Up in Creating Theatre

The 52nd Project will present Make a Brave Show: The Courageous Plays, ten shows written by 10-year-olds who have been mentored by theatre professionals and performed by professional actors. The production is part of the organization’s semi-annual Playmaking series. The 52nd Street Project’s Playmaking Series pairs children living in Hell’s Kitchen with accomplished actors, directors and dramaturgs. They are taken out of town for a writers’ retreat in the countryside to writer their plays, which are then given a run of professional performances. Performances of Make a Brave Show: The Courageous Plays will run March 27-29 at the 52nd Street Project’s Five Angels Theatre. The cast includes Billy Crudup. Read More: [Continue]

Bobby Canavale, Billy Crudup, Ed Norton & More Team Up for LAByrinth

Sounds like all our faves are going to be in one room! Bobby Canavale, Billy Crudup, Taran Killam, Richard Kind, Ed Norton, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Julia Stiles, Josh Charles, Sasha Cohen, Jill Hennessey, Bobby Moynahan, Danny Pino, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Cynthia Rowley, Callie Thorne, Yul Vázquez, David Zayas and more (how?!) will participate in Celebrity Charades 2014: Judgment Day. The event, which will benefit the LAByrinth Theater Company, will take place on October 27 at Capitale. We’re plotting how to get tickets as we type. Continue here

LET ME TRY THAT AGAIN: TAKE 2 with Hunter Bell & Susan Blackwell Set for 54 Below, 11/2

On Sunday, November 2nd at 54 Below, Hunter Bell ([title of show], Grinch) and Susan Blackwell ([title of show], “Side By Side by Susan Blackwell”) host an evening of fabulous performers sharing video of their most embarrassing moments onstage and then redeeming themselves by recreating that moment. Tony Award-winner Billy Crudup (No Man’s Land, Waiting for Godot, The Coast of Utopia), Rose Hemingway (How to Succeed…), Taran Killam (“Saturday Night Live,” 12 Years a Slave), Kelli O’Hara (The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work, South Pacific), Ben Platt (The Book of Mormon, “Pitch Perfect”), Steve Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County, Reasons to be Pretty, “Rescue Me”), Krysta Rodriguez (First Date, The Addams Family, “Smash”), and more to be announced. Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Big Fish, The Addams Family) will serve as the music director. Continue here

Broadway Milestones: The Highs (and Lows) of the 2013-14 Season

November 24, 2013 No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot: Another repertory offering, starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Shuler Hensley and Billy Crudup alternating nights in the Beckett and Pinter modern classics. Includes the second Pinter play to open on Broadway in the space of a month. Continue @

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Leads the 2014 Drama Desk Award Nominations

The Drama Desk Awards ceremony, will take place June 1 at New York’s Town Hall. Outstanding Revival of a Play: No Man’s Land & Outstanding Actor in a Play: Ian McKellen, No Man’s Land. To read the full nominations check out

Broadway’s NO MAN’S LAND & WAITING FOR GODOT Enters Final Week of Performances

There is only one more week to see the acclaimed productions of Harold Pinter’s NO MAN’S LAND and Samuel Beckett’s WAITING FOR GODOT starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, Shuler Hensley directed by Sean Mathias on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). After two extensions, the plays must close Sunday, March 30. As of Sunday, March 30, NO MAN’S LAND will have played 15 previews and 67 regular performances and WAITING FOR GODOT will have played 16 previews and 78 regular performances. Continue @

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen Welcome All Into No Man’s Land

I walked into Broadway’s Cort Theatre for a Thursday night performance of No Man’s Land to see Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, icons of theater and nerd culture. I walked out of the same theatre confused but with a new appreciation for the master thespians and for playwright Harold Pinter. What does it mean? Stewart’s character Hirst asks this in Act Two of the production, which runs through March 30, but it may as well be asked about the show itself. All that is certain is that the play is set in 1975 in a large room with a bar at a house located in North West London neighborhood of Hampstead. And over the course of two hours of tension undercut by comedic dialogue, we get to know the man of letter Hirst, McKellen’s optimistic but hard-up “poet” Spooner, and Hirst’s two menacing/overprotective servants Foster (Billy Crudup) and Briggs (Shuler Hensley). Depending on your viewpoint, No Man’s Land is “about” two elderly gentlemen meeting in a pub for the first time who proceed to return to one’s home for a night and day of drunken (and unreliable) reminisces. Or maybe it is about a man’s artistic alter ego attempting to reach his affluent counterpart. Or about an outsider who upsets the status quo or perhaps that outside is attempting to save a man from the oblivion his servants seem to desire for him. Or it is about something else entirely. According to Billy Crudup, in a post-show “talk back” on stage with costars Stewart, McKellen and Hensley, it is OK to be confused. “I don’t know that the four of us have the same idea of what’s happening in this space,” he said. “There’s confusion about the knowability of their motivations, of their status of their feelings. It’s obfuscated and misdirected so brilliantly in this play.” Continue @