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Reasons To Be Pretty - A New Comedy Tickets & Information

Lyceum Theatre

149 West 45th Street

Between Broadway and 6th Avenue

New York NY 10036 View on map

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Reasons To Be Pretty - A New Comedy Summary

Playwright Neil LaBute confronts America’s obsession with physical beauty head on. Greg’s tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhand remarks about a female coworker's pretty face (and his girlfriend’s lack thereof) get back to said girlfriend.

The Sell: Reasons To Be Pretty (Interactive Feature - New York Times)
A closer look at the evolution of the poster art for Neil LaBute’s Broadway play.

An Actor Who Earns Praise With One Foot in His Mouth (New York Times)
Thomas Sadoski, who has earned award nominations for his roles as clueless boyfriends, has emerged as a classic New York theater success story.

Reasons To Be Pretty - A New Comedy Special Information

reasons to be pretty had it’s Off-Broadway premiere at MCC Theater in 2008.

Reasons To Be Pretty - A New Comedy Cast Members:

Marin Ireland, Steven Pasquale, Piper Perabo, Thomas Sadoski

Reasons To Be Pretty - A New Comedy Creative Team

Author: Neil LaBute
Director: Terry Kinney
Producer: Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Ted Snowdon and Doug Nevin/Erica Lynn Schwartz in association with MCC Theater
Press Agent: O&M

Reasons To Be Pretty - A New Comedy Award Winners/Nominees


Nominated for 3 2009 Tony Awards
  • Best Play
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play - Thomas Sadoski
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play - Marin Ireland

Nominated for 3 2009 Drama Desk Awards

  • Outstanding Play
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play - Thomas Sadoski
  • Outstanding Director of a Play - Terry Kinney
Nominated for 2 2009 Outer Critcs Circle Awards
  • Outstanding New Broadway Play
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play - Thomas Sadoski
Nominated for 3 2009 Drama League Awards
  • Distinguished Production of a Play
  • Distinguished Performance Award - Marin Ireland
  • Distinguished Performance Award - Thomas Sadoski

Reasons To Be Pretty - A New Comedy Quick Facts

Running Time:

2 hours, including one 15 minute intermission

Price Range


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Audience :

May be inappropriate for 12 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
March 13, 2009 April 2, 2009

Box Office Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm (until curtain if there is an evening performance.)

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P. O. Box 998
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108-0998

Coat Room

Yes. No strollers or furs.