PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, April 12-18: Three New Broadway Openings and The Flick Takes the Pulitzer

By Robert Simonson
18 Apr 2014

Louisa Krause in The Flick.
Photo by Joan Marcus
As a reward, the play will be returning to Off-Broadway — so people can argue about it all over again.

The Flick marks the sixth production to have its premiere at Playwrights Horizons prior to taking the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Other Playwrights Horizons' works to win the Pulitzer include: Clybourne Park (2011); I Am My Own Wife (2004); The Heidi Chronicles (1989); Driving Miss Daisy (1988); and Sunday in the Park with George (1985).


Speaking of Clybourne Park, playwright Bruce Norris was announced as the latest ensemble member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Many of Norris' plays have appeared at the nonprofit. Norris is the company's first new ensemble member since 2010, when Tarell Alvin McCraney was inducted.


Finally, Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, Roger Rees and Nancy Opel will join Tony Award winner Chita Rivera in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Kander and Ebb's The Visit, it was announced.

Tony Award-winning director John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company) will stage the production that runs July 31-Aug. 17.