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Off Broadway: Neil LaBute's The Money Shot at the Lucille Lortel Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Needless to say, the title relates to the range and depth of a particular sexual act, as LaBute one-ups the tradition forged by God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza's play: a two-couples-in-a-sitting room template that also featured projectile vomit.

Neil LaBute Q&A: The Controversial Playwright Talks About His L.A. Theater Takeover

Jose Martinez | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

It's interesting to have LaBute's unrelenting drama, often filled with self-absorbed characters and very poignant and disturbingly social themes, takeover Los Angeles theater.

Taking on Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Alice Eve Is One Tough Cookie Who Doesn't Crumble

Michael Bialas | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Alice Eve doesn't own an Academy Award -- yet. But the striking British beauty who stood out in frothy romantic comedies such as She's Out of My League, Starter for Ten and The Decoy Bride, has shown that potential after pushing the lightweight fare aside to take on meatier roles with emotional heft.

Popcorn Preview: Some Velvet Morning

Leslie Sisman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Some Velvet Morning (2013) Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) Writer/Director: Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, ...

Your Cheatin' Heart

George Heymont | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Some men are luckier in life than in love. Whether they become top athletes, matinee idols, or wartime heroes, their trust in the goodness of people makes them loyal to a fault.

Is Happiness Subjective?

Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living

What qualifies feeling happy? In the video above, musician Aimee Mann and film director Neil LaBute agree -- it's all subjective. "[Happiness] is...

Building Character

George Heymont | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Young actors may be more inclined toward portraying action adventure heroes or romantic leads. However, as an artist ages, their wrinkles, scars, and a certain kind of sadness in their eyes become unexpected and extremely powerful professional assets.

Chatting With Anson Mount: From Hell On Wheels to Hollywood's Next Batman?

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Thanks to his lead role as the rugged Cullen Bohannon on AMC's hit Western series Hell On Wheels, audiences are discovering what many have quietly known for a long time -- actor Anson Mount is the real deal.

First Nighter: City Center's "I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road" Hits Bumps

David Finkle | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Two-thirds of the way through I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road--revived for the Encores! Off-Center series at City Center--39-nin...

Neil LaBute and John Guare Off Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

New plays by the eminent American playwrights Neil LaBute and John Guare are an event. In Reasons to be Happy at the Lucille Lortel Theater, LaBute, w...

First Nighter: Neil LaBute's "Reasons to Be Happy" Will Make You Happy

David Finkle | Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

When Ben Stanton's lights flash up at the Lucille Lortel on Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Happy, ex-lovers Steph (Jenna Fischer) and Greg (Josh Hamilton...

LaBute and Moliere Occupy Chicago Theater

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 08.03.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

The gap between privilege and its absence gets bigger by the day, and in contemporary discourse it's considered revolutionary (or at least rude) to point that out. But as long as we're talking about the 17th Century, or the go-go 90s, or even 2004, it's safe to speak the truth.

17 Directors Who Owe Us Apologies For Their Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment

Michael Bay isn't shy about admitting a mistake. Well, sort of. Back in 2011, the blockbuster director told Empire magazine that the 2007-2008 writ...

"If It's With Your Mouth, Does It Count?" -- Sex, Art and Women -- An Interview With the Founders of A Red-Lipped Rebellion

Carey Purcell | Posted 01.30.2013 | New York
Carey Purcell

"Maybe subliminal is the way to sneak it in. In the whole mixture of things, the best way to get the message across is through art. In my deepest intuition, I know art is the way to get it done," says Samantha Shane, co-founder of A Red Lipped Rebellion.

Theater: "Bullet" Shoots Blanks; "Summer Shorts" Fall Short

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.12.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

SUMMER SHORTS SERIES B ** out of **** BULLET FOR ADOLF * out of **** SUMMER SHORTS SERIES B ** out of **** 59 E 59 Theatrical shorts are a very forg...

Neil LaBute's The Heart of the Matter to Benefit MCC Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.16.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Neil LaBute's three one-acters in The Heart of the Matter at the Lucille Lortel Theater, benefits the MCC Theater. The actors have to figure out what's happening, and that changes every night.

Theater: New Comic Play The Ugly One Only Goes Skin Deep

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I suppose The Ugly One has some comment on beauty and superficiality to make but it's too straightforward and unsurprising to offer even modest insight.

'The Gay Marriage Plays' Staged In Miniature Across The Country

AP | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Dozens of theaters across the country plan their own simultaneous performances of a collection of nine short plays that all deal with gay ...

Stage Door: A Free Man of Color, The Break of Noon

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Playwright John Guare takes audiences on a wild ride in A Free Man of Color, a lively epic set in 1801 New Orleans.

THEATRE: Comedian Dane Cook To Make Broadway Debut

nytimes.com | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

If you can't find your favorite comedian on tour or at the clubs in the months ahead, check to see if he's performing on Broadway. Dane Cook, the stan...

David Duchovny's Theater Debut: Neil LaBute's Break of Noon

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

With a minimum of Neil LaBute's provocative, poetic potty mouth, his new play, "The Break of Noon," opens with the sole survivor of an office massacre wrapped in a blanket, his ankle sheathed in a blood soaked cloth.

THEATRE: Matthew Fox Makes British Theatre Debut In Neil LaBute Play

The Guardian | Maev Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The star of Lost, Matthew Fox, is to make his West End debut in the world premiere of Neil LaBute's latest play, which will open in the spring. Set o...

HuffPost Interview: Steven Pasquale Sings on Rescue Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, Rescue Me fans, that was really Steven Pasquale on last night's episode -- in his role as New York firefighter Sean Garrity -- singing in a sweet tenor, dressed in suit and tie.