LaBute's reasons to be pretty to Play the Lyceum

News   LaBute's reasons to be pretty to Play the Lyceum Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty, the MCC Theater production that was a hit at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre, will arrive on Broadway in March 2009.
Alison Pill in reasons to be pretty.
Alison Pill in reasons to be pretty.

The production, according to The New York Times, will begin previews at the Lyceum March 12, 2009, with an official opening scheduled for April 2. Terry Kinney will direct.

Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Steve Traxler, Hal Thau, Ted Snowdon and Doug Nevin/Erica Lynn Schwartz — in association with MCC Theater — will produce the Broadway mounting.

The Lyceum Theatre, the recent home of [title of show], is located in Manhattan at 149 West 45th Street.

The Off-Broadway reasons to be pretty company featured Piper Perabo, Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski and Pablo Schreiber. Broadway casting has yet to be finalized, according to the Times.

In reasons to be pretty, press notes state, "Greg's tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhanded remarks about a female coworker's pretty face (and his girlfriend's lack thereof) get back to said girlfriend."

The work billed as a "comic drama" delves into the American obsession with physical beauty — closing a LaBute trilogy with that same theme that includes The Shape of Things and Fat Pig.

For LaBute, MCC's resident playwright, this was his sixth work produced by the company. MCC previously presented LaBute's The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, Fat Pig, Some Girl(s) and In a Dark Dark House. MCC also produced a one-night benefit evening of his plays, Autobahn. Other LaBute works include bash: latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, This Is How It Goes and Wrecks and the films "In the Company of Men," "Your Friends and Neighbors," "Nurse Betty," "Possession" and "Wicker Man."

reasons to be pretty will mark LaBute's Broadway debut.

Pablo Schreiber and Thomas Sadoski in <i>reasons to be pretty</i>.
Pablo Schreiber and Thomas Sadoski in reasons to be pretty.