Neil LaBute made his long-awaited Broadway debut with the new American play, reasons to be pretty, under the direction of Terry Kinney last week, and it's a smash hit. But that doesn't mean that young audiences can't get in to see the hippest, hottest and sexiest show on Broadway. Visitors to the show's official website www.reasonstobepretty.com can receive a special offer for 50% off all tickets through April 12. In addition $26.50 student rush tickets are available 2 hours prior to the curtain (subject to availability) and there are regularly priced advance tickets to all performances priced as low as $31.50. Marin Ireland, Steven Pasquale, Piper Perabo and Thomas Sadoski star in the four-person play.
Beginning April 27, the show will play Monday evening performances. The schedule for reasons to be pretty will be Monday at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.. Wednesday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale for all performances through www.telecharge.com.
reasons to be pretty confronts America's obsession with physical beauty headlong. In Neil LaBute's new play, Greg's (Sadoski) tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his off-handed remarks about a female co-worker's pretty face (and his girlfriend's lack thereof) get back to said girlfriend (Ireland). But that's just the beginning.
This play marks the sixth collaboration between MCC Theater and LaBute, who is MCC's Resident Playwright. reasons to be pretty puts a final, ferocious cap on a trilogy of plays that began with The Shape of Things and Fat Pig. Performances of the four-character play began Off Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on May 14, 2008 and the critically acclaimed production continued through July 5, 2008.
Scenic Design is by David Gallo, Costume Design is by Sarah J. Holden, Lighting Design is by David Weiner and Music & Sound Design is by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen.
reasons to be pretty is produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, MCC Theater, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Ted Snowdon, Doug Nevin/Erica Lynn Schwartz, Ronald Frankel/Bat-Barry Productions, Kathleen Seidel, Kelpie Arts, LLC, Jam Theatricals, Rachel Helson/Heather Provost in association with MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, Artistic Directors; William Cantler, Associate Artistic Director; Blake West, Executive Director).
For more information, visit www.reasonstobepretty.com.