PRI’s Studio 360: Why Theresa Rebeck obsessively finishes what she starts

Theresa Rebeck’s new play, “Bernhardt/Hamlet,” just opened in New York — her fourth play to be staged on Broadway and her 30th in total. When asked the secret to her prolific writing career, Rebeck explains: “A lot of writers have this neurosis around finishing things, ‘the terror of finishing.’ I have the opposite thing: the terror of the unfinished. And so once I get to a certain place in a script my anxiety goes really high until I write the end.”

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Wall Street Journal: Brooklyn Playwright Cooks Up ‘Dinner Theater’

The scene is a restaurant kitchen in a fashionable Brooklyn neighborhood. And it is true to form in all its detail, from the sleek, stainless-steel appliances to the oversize prep area suitable for a chef with an oversize ego to match.

But no diners will be coming to this restaurant because it is exists only on stage—specifically, the production of playwright Theresa Rebeck’s comedy “Seared,” which opened this week at Massachusetts’ Williamstown Theatre Festival. The show, which stars Hoon Lee, a Broadway veteran who also...

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Deadline: YouTube Orders Comedy Pilot ‘It’s A Man’s World’ From Theresa Rebeck, Christina Wayne & ITV Studios America

EXCLUSIVEYouTube has given a pilot order to It’s a Man’s World (working title), a provocative half-hour comedy taking on gender inequality in the gaming industry. It is written by Smash creator Theresa Rebeck and produced by Christina Wayne’s Assembly Entertainment in association with ITV Studios America.

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Los Angeles Times Review: Angelica Huston and Bill Pullman are superb in the poignant, amusing family drama 'Trouble'

What a pleasure it is to watch a pair of acting pros like Angelica Huston and Bill Pullman, both in tip-top form, duke it out as embattled siblings in the pithily titled “Trouble.” It’s a film that begins as a raucous rural comedy and deftly evolves into a poignant and reflective, yet still wryly amusing, story of what becomes of a family.

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New York Times: Creativity That Comes From the Heart and Lives in the Memory

If you want to find Theresa Rebeck, she is in Brooklyn, writing. That explains her prodigious output: She has written or co-written more than 20 plays (“Omnium Gatherum,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; “Mauritius”; “The Understudy”), scripted cop shows on television, turned out a couple of novels and created the NBC show “Smash,” set in the world of Broadway.

Read Full Feature in The New York Times

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Deadline: Hot Cannes Package ‘355’: Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Fan Bingbing, Lupita Nyong’o Form Spy Sisterhood

Hard to imagine there will be a hotter film package unveiled at Cannes next week than 355, a large-scale espionage film that Simon Kinberg will direct with an all-star international spy cast of Jessica ChastainMarion CotillardPenelope CruzFan Bingbing and Lupita Nyong’o. They’ll play international agents in a grounded, edgy action thriller that aims to alter a male-dominated genre with a true female ensemble, in the style of spy franchises The Bourne Identity, Mission: Impossible and James Bond. The script is by Theresa Rebeck. The hope is to launch a franchise.

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Playbill: Janet McTeer to Return to Broadway in New Theresa Rebeck Play; Roundabout Also Announces 2nd World Premiere

Roundabout Theatre Company will present two world premieres as part of its 2018–2019 lineup: a Broadway production of Bernhardt/Hamlet by Pulitzer finalist Theresa Rebeck, directed by Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe, Tony, and Olivier Award winner Janet McTeer; and an Off-Broadway production of Toni Stone by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon, with Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba.

Tony winner McTeer, last on Broadway in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” in 2016, will lead the cast of “Bernhardt/Hamlet,” a new play written by Theresa Rebeck and directed Moritz von Stuelpnagel (“Hand to God,” “Present Laughter”). The world premiere comedy, a Roundabout commission, follows the actress Sarah Bernhardt as she sets out to play “Hamlet” in the famous 1899 production.

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