Ben Whishaw’s New Play Already Won an Award

As most of you should know Ben Whishaw is probably one of the most talented actors to come out of Britain recently, but “Bright Star” isn’t the only thing getting him attention recently…. Come inside for a look at the play he’ll be starring in in NYC that’s already won an award and a feature on him in NYT.

Alexi Kaye Campbell’s The Pride Wins Whiting Award

By: Dan Bacalzo · Oct 16, 2009  · London
Alexi Kaye Campbell

Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play, The Pride, is the recipient of the Whiting Award, a national playwriting prize in the U.K., according to a report in Variety.

The play — which examines changing attitudes toward sexuality and concerns a complex love triangle — jumps from 1958 to the present. It premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in November, and MCC will present the New York premiere of The Pride beginning in January at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, in a production starring Hugh Dancy, Andrea Riseborough, Ben Whishaw, and a fourth actor not yet announced. Joe Mantello will direct.

Special commendations were also awarded to Simon Stephens for Pornography and Steve Waters for The Contingency Plan.

If possible I would totally go see this play–him and Hugh Dancy are so talented, and theater is where he got discovered by playing Hamlet.  This will be good.

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