|Concord Theatricals Announces READ MORE PLAYS CLUB - First Event Will Feature Sarah Ruhl and Lena Hall|
|Last Edit: Official_Press_Release 11:27 am EST 11/14/20|
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ANNOUNCES READ MORE PLAYS CLUB
FIRST EVENT WILL FEATURE SARAH RUHL
AND HER PLAY HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE
WITH LENA HALL ON THE PANEL
New York, NY - Concord Theatricals is pleased to announce the foundation of the Read More Plays Club. The inaugural event of the digital book club will feature playwright, poet and author Sarah Ruhl and her play How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, a powerful exploration of relationships and the changing nature of love. The panel will feature Tony Award winner Lena Hall. The event, which is open to the public, is slated to take place on Wednesday, December 2nd at 6 PM ET.
Ruhl will be joined by her husband, NYU professor and psychiatrist Tony Charuvastra, who will moderate a discussion around the larger themes in the play, its genesis, and the much-acclaimed Lincoln Center production, starring Hall. There will be a Q&A at the event's conclusion.
"Concord Theatricals is proud to launch this club, which will focus on recognizing the plays we represent as important works of literature. We hope that while live performance is on pause, the Read More Plays Club can unite theatre lovers and create a digital space dedicated to celebrating great artists, good conversation and plays on the page," said Amy Rose Marsh, Senior Director of Acquisitions and Artistic Development at Concord Theatricals.
"In these isolated times, there is nothing quite like curling up and reading a play at home. The BOOK version of the play becomes every more important while our theaters are shuttered. I always love to think of books in print, and they are particular comfort at the moment. I'm grateful to Samuel French for spearheading this effort at community through the reading of plays as we strive to be more connected," said Ruhl.
To RSVP, please visit the event's registration page. There, you will also find information about how to purchase the script at a discounted rate of 30% off.
Concord Theatricals is the world's most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection. Our unparalleled roster includes the work of Irving Berlin, Agatha Christie, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorraine Hansberry, Kander & Ebb, Ken Ludwig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dominique Morisseau, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thornton Wilder and August Wilson. We are the only firm providing truly comprehensive services to the creators and producers of plays and musicals, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording and first-class production. concordtheatricals.com
Sarah Ruhl's plays include In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Clean House, Passion Play, Dead Man's Cell Phone, Melancholy Play; For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, The Oldest Boy, Stage Kiss, Dear Elizabeth, Eurydice, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, Orlando, Late: a cowboy song, and a translation of Three Sisters. She has been a two-time Pulitzer prize finalist and a Tony award nominee. Her plays have been produced on and off-Broadway, around the country, and internationally, where they have been translated into over fifteen languages. Originally from Chicago, Ms. Ruhl received her M.F.A. from Brown University, where she studied with Paula Vogel. She has received the Steinberg award, the Samuel French award, the Susan Smith Blackburn award, the Whiting award, the Lilly Award, a PEN award for mid-career playwrights, and the MacArthur award. You can read more about her work on www.SarahRuhlplaywright.com. Her new book 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write was a Times notable book of the year, and she most recently published Letters from Max with Max Ritvo. She teaches at the Yale School of Drama, and she lives in Brooklyn with her family.
Lena Hall is a Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee who received widespread critical acclaim for her feature film debut as the title role in Becks (winner of the U.S. Fiction Award at the L.A. Film Festival). Following her Tony-winning Broadway run in Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Hall toured North America with Josh Groban on his Stages tour, and portrayed the dual starring roles of both Hedwig and Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch in Los Angeles and San Francisco. She originated the role of Nicola in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots, and has been seen on HBO's Girls, Amazon Prime's Good Girls Revolt, and can be heard voicing the fan-favorite role of Countess Coloratura on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Hall starred opposite Marisa Tomei in Lincoln Center Theatre's How To Transcend A Happy Marriage. Hall's many solo musical revues played sold-out shows at the Legendary Café Carlyle and 54 Below and received rave reviews. Hall's 2018 passion project, Obsessed, paid tribute to her greatest musical inspirations with 12 EP releases that were accompanied by 54 music videos and a live concert tour. Hall plays Miss Audrey on TNT's hit sci-fi drama Snowpiercer opposite Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs. The second season of the series is set to air Jan 25th of 2021. For more about Lena Hall and where to see her live, follow her on social media @lenarockerhall or visit her website www.lenahall.com
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