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Double the Fun! Clybourne Park Celebrates 100 Broadway Performances and Welcomes Sarah Goldberg to the Cast

Double the Fun! Clybourne Park Celebrates 100 Broadway Performances and Welcomes Sarah Goldberg to the Cast
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To mark its latest theatrical milestone—100 Broadway performances—Tony-winning play Clybourne Park celebrated with cake and a brand new cast member! Playwright Bruce Norris, director Pam MacKinnon and producer Jordan Roth joined the Clybourne ensemble at the Walter Kerr Theatre on July 17 to celebrate 100 shows and welcome Sarah Goldberg to the Broadway family. Goldberg joined the cast as Betsy ...

After Big Tony Win, Clybourne Park Extends Broadway Run

After Big Tony Win, Clybourne Park Extends Broadway Run

Just a day after taking home the Tony Award for Best Play, Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park has extended its run through September 2 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Directed by Pam MacKinnon, the production was originally scheduled to end August 12. 

Clybourne Park presents a pair of racially charged real estate transactions involving one house in 1959 and 2009 ...

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Today Co-Hosts Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb Stroll Through Clybourne Park

Today Co-Hosts Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb Stroll Through Clybourne Park

Broadway fans Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb love attending Wednesday matinees, and on May 30, the Today co-hosts checked out Pulitzer Prize winner and four-time Tony nominee Clybourne Park. After enjoying playwright Bruce Norris' acid barbs, expertly dished out by Clybourne’s seven-member ensemble, Kathie Lee and Hoda stepped backstage at the Walter Kerr Theatre to congratulate the actors ...

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Dashing Diva Liza Minnelli Checks Out the Tony-Nominated Clybourne Park

Dashing Diva Liza Minnelli Checks Out the Tony-Nominated Clybourne Park

The comedy was dark but the stars were bright at Clybourne Park on May 24, when Broadway legend Liza Minnelli stopped by the Walter Kerr Theatre to see the Tony-nominated play. After enjoying the racially charged Pulitzer Prize winner, Minnelli popped backstage to say hello to the ensemble cast. Check out Clybourne Park residents Damon Gupton, Crystal A. Dickinson, Brendan ...

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Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs & Steven Pasquale Pay a Visit to Clybourne Park

Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs & Steven Pasquale Pay a Visit to Clybourne Park
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Tony winner Idina Menzel, her husband and former Rent co-star Taye Diggs and their pal Steven Pasquale took a trip to Chicago (via the Walter Kerr Theatre) when they took in the Tony-nominated drama Clybourne Park on May 23. This trio of Broadway favorites was eager to check out Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a pair of ...

Were Our Word of Mouth Panelists Electrified by the Racially Charged Clybourne Park?

Were Our Word of Mouth Panelists Electrified by the Racially Charged Clybourne Park?

Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer-Prize winning play Clybourne Park has set up house at the Walter Kerr Theatre, and we sent Word of Mouth panelists John, Marlene and Tara Ann to take in this biting comedy. The play centers on one house, being sold at two different times, under two very different sets of circumstances. In 1959, a white family moves out ...

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Christina Kirk on the ‘Whirlwind-Slash-Roller Coaster Ride’ of Clybourne Park

Christina Kirk on the ‘Whirlwind-Slash-Roller Coaster Ride’ of Clybourne Park

Age & Hometown: 41, New York City

Current Role: Doing double duty as 1950s housewife Bev and 21st-century real estate agent Kathy in the Broadway premiere of Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning black comedy Clybourne Park.

Standing Center Stage: As with many actors, Kirk developed an early interest in theater, but it was more for the sense of freedom she felt ...

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Welcome to the Neighborhood! Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play Clybourne Park Opens on Broadway

Welcome to the Neighborhood! Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play Clybourne Park Opens on Broadway

It’s open house at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 19, when the Broadway premiere of Bruce Norris’ drama Clybourne Park officially opens on Broadway. Pam MacKinnon directs the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which will run for a 16-week limited engagement.

A slew of stars are expected to attend the opening night performance including Bobby Cannavale, Jake Cannavale, Edie Falco, Bryant and ...

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Squigs Enters the Fray of Racially Charged Real Estate Play Clybourne Park

Squigs Enters the Fray of Racially Charged Real Estate Play Clybourne Park

Bruce Norris captures the ever-shifting racial tension as seen through the lens of real estate in his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park, and Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson set out to capture it in ink. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, the tension-filled comedy centers on a pair of charged transactions involving one house, first ...

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Pay a Visit to Broadway’s Clybourne Park in a Video First Look

Pay a Visit to Broadway’s Clybourne Park in a Video First Look

Clybourne Park tells the story of a pair of racially charged real estate transactions involving one suburban Chicago house in 1959 and again in 2009. Original off-Broadway cast members Crystal A. Dickinson, Brendan Griffin, Damon Gupton, Christina Kirk, Annie Parisse, Jeremy Shamos and Frank Wood are reprising their roles on the Great White Way, and we’ve got an early ...

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Open House! Real Estate Drama Clybourne Park Begins Broadway Run

Open House! Real Estate Drama Clybourne Park Begins Broadway Run

Performances for the Broadway premiere of Bruce Norris’ drama Clybourne Park begin March 26 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Directed by Pam MacKinnon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play is set to open April 19 for a 16-week limited engagement.

Clybourne Park presents a pair of racially charged real estate transactions involving one house in 1959 and 2009. The Broadway production features ...

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Clybourne Park Gets New Dates for Spring Broadway Opening

Clybourne Park Gets New Dates for Spring Broadway Opening

The bumpy Broadway journey of Clybourne Park will officially end happily: Jujamcyn Theaters president Jordan Roth announced that Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play will begin previews at his company’s Walter Kerr Theatre on March 26 and open on April 19 for a 16-week limited engagement, directed by Pam MacKinnon. The opening date is one week later than previously announced.

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Video Sneak Peek at Broadway-Bound Dark Comedy Clybourne Park

Video Sneak Peek at Broadway-Bound Dark Comedy Clybourne Park

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Clybourne Park is getting a pre-Broadway run at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, and the production has just released video clips that preview storylines set in the same suburban Chicago home in 1959 (Act One) and 2009 (Act Two). Playwright Bruce Norris skewers the racial attitudes of both time periods as a talented cast ...

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Clybourne Park Gets Spring 2012 Broadway Berth

Pulitzer Prize Winner Clybourne Park Gets Spring 2012 Broadway Berth

Confirming earlier speculation, Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park will transfer to Broadway following its Los Angeles run. The play will begin previews on an as-yet unspecified date and open on April 12 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, directed by Pam MacKinnon. Clybourne Park’s original off-Broadway cast (Crystal A. Dickinson as Francine/Lena, Brendan Griffin as Jim ...

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Original Clybourne Park Cast Set For Los Angeles Run

Original Clybourne Park Cast Set For Los Angeles Run

The original off-Broadway cast of Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park will reprise their roles for the forthcoming Los Angeles production at the Mark Taper Forum. Helmed by returning director Pam MacKinnon, Clybourne Park begins performances on January 11, 2012, with opening night set for January 25. The limited engagement concludes February 26. While the show is eyeing a ...

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Clybourne Park, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play by Bruce Norris, Eyes Transfer from L.A. to Broadway

Clybourne Park, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play by Bruce Norris, Eyes Transfer from L.A. to Broadway

Clybourne Park, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will likely transfer from the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles to Broadway in the spring of 2012, according to The New York Times. The play debuted in 2010 at Playwrights Horizons to critical acclaim, and original director Pam MacKinnon will stage the L.A. production, which is scheduled to ...

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Ben Shenkman and More Join Jonathan Marc Sherman’s Knickerbocker at the Public

Ben Shenkman and More Join Jonathan Marc Sherman’s Knickerbocker at the Public

Casting has been announced for the New York premiere of Jonathan Marc Sherman’s Knickerbocker, which will bow off-Broadway at the Public Theater on May 6 and open on May 19. The cast will include Mia Barron, Alexander Chaplin, Bob Dishy, Christina Kirk, Zak Orth and Ben Shenkman. Pippin Parker directs.

Jerry (Chaplin) and his wife Pauline (Barron) are expecting a ...

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New Comedy Clybourne Park Extends at Playwrights Horizons

New Comedy Clybourne Park Extends at Playwrights Horizons

Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris' new black comedy about race and real estate, will get a two-week extension at Playwrights Horizons. The off-Broadway production opened to rave reviews on February 21 and will now run through March 21 rather than the previously announced closing date of March 7, directed by Pam MacKinnon.

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It's a Beautiful Opening Night in Off-Broadway's Clybourne Park

It's a Beautiful Opening Night in Off-Broadway's Clybourne Park
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A timely comedy with a pitch-black edge: That’s Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park, which imagines the backstory of the house that the Younger family of A Raisin in the Sun aims to buy in 1959, then shows what happens to the neighborhood 50 years later. A skilled seven-person ensemble cast (including Tony winner Frank Wood and TV vet Annie Parisse) plays ...

Annie Parisse, Frank Wood & More Set for Clybourne Park at Playwrights Horizons

Annie Parisse, Frank Wood & More Set for Clybourne Park at Playwrights Horizons

Law & Order alum Annie Parisse and Tony Award winner Frank Wood are among the complete cast for Playwrights Horizons’ forthcoming world premiere production of Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park. The play will begin previews on January 29, 2010, at the company’s Mainstage Theater and will open on February 21, directed by Pam MacKinnon. The limited engagement will continue through March ...

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Jennifer Westfeldt to Star in A Lifetime Burning at Primary Stages

Jennifer Westfeldt to Star in A Lifetime Burning at Primary Stages

Tony Award nominee Jennifer Westfeldt (Wonderful Town, TV’s Notes from the Underbelly and Grey’s Anatomy, writer and star of the feature film Kissing Jessica Stein) has signed on to star in Primary Stages’ forthcoming production of A Lifetime Burning. Cusi Cram’s world premiere play will begin performances on July 28 at 59E59 Theaters and open on August 11, directed ...

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Complete Cast Set for Lisa Kron's Well on Broadway

Complete Cast Set for Lisa Kron's Well on Broadway

Daniel Breaker, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, John Hoffman and Christina Kirk will join previously announced stars Lisa Kron and Jayne Houdyshell in the Broadway mounting of Kron's Well. The production, directed by Leigh Silverman, will begin previews at the Longacre Theatre on March 10 in preparation for a March 30 opening.

Breaker's theatrical credits include Fabulation at Playwrights Horizons and A ...

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