LOCKDOWN, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater April 17 - May 19, 2019 (produced in association with ShadowCatcher Entertainment), tells the story of a writer who agrees to help a longtime inmate craft his parole statement. Their growing bond forms the heart of the play, an intimate and powerful look at the impact of long-term incarceration. Inspired by playwright Cori Thomas's work at San Quentin State Prison, LOCKDOWN explores the magical possibilities for transformation through human connection.
Stay tuned for updates on casting and ticket on-sale dates for LOCKDOWN.
Jez Butterworth and his partner, actress Laura Donnelly, both Olivier award-winners for THE FERRYMAN in London, talk with the NY Times' Michael Paulson about the personal origins of the play, currently in performances at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theater. Read the full story here.
Congratulations to AIN'T TOO PROUD for breaking L.A.'s Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre box office records for highest gross and attendance of a pre-Broadway attraction; and to AIN'T TOO PROUD book writer Dominique Morriseau for her receipt of a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" for "pushing art forms into new and emerging territories". Bravo!
Critics rave AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS is "a finger-snapping, hand-clapping new jukebox musical" (Variety) and "a force almost as irresistible as any of the powerhouse R&B band’s greatest hits" (LA Times). And The Hollywood Reporter writes "audiences will surely find a lot to love next year when this much-anticipated production about the Motown trailblazers opens at New York's Imperial Theatre".