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Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

First Nighter: Gyllenhaal, Wilson Illuminate Nick Payne's 'Constellations'

David Finkle | Posted 03.15.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Nick Payne's Constellations arrives at the Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman after winning the 2012 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play and receiving a clutch of rave reviews that encouraged the move from its initial production at London's Royal Court to the West End.

First Nighter: Is Donald Margulies's 'Country House' Too Chekhovian or Not Chekhovian Enough?

David Finkle | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Curiously, one of the reasons the play falls short of Pulitzer Prize-winning Margulies's usual vaunted mark is that he's chosen, as many playwrights before him have, to make The Country House an homage to Chekhov. To be more specific, he's saluting--if you want to call it that--The Seagull and Uncle Vanya, and he goes seriously awry doing so, falling far short of Chekhov's dramaturgically and emotionally involving level

Broadway Play Altered Following Marathon Blasts

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.18.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Playwright Richard Greenberg has edited parts of his new play "The Assembled Parties" following the bombings at the Boston Marathon t...