Boreanaz, Felton, Walsh land 'Full Circle' roles

Boreanaz, Felton, Walsh land 'Full Circle' roles

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 23 (UPI) -- Tom Felton, Kate Walsh, Julian McMahon and David Boreanaz have signed on for roles in the Los Angeles-shot drama series "Full Circle," producers said.
DIRECTV orders drama series from playwright Neil LaBute

DIRECTV orders drama series from playwright Neil LaBute

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- DIRECTV said Wednesday it has ordered 10 episodes of "Full Circle," an original U.S. drama series from playwright and screenwriter Neil LaBute.
LaBute to direct companion to 'Pretty'

LaBute to direct companion to 'Pretty'

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Playwright Neil LaBute is to direct the world premiere of his play, "Reasons to Be Happy," this spring, New York's MCC Theater said Friday.
Piper to make National Theatre debut

Piper to make National Theatre debut

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- British television star Billie Piper is to make her debut at the National Theatre this fall in Lucy Prebble's new play, "The Effect," producers announced.
McCormack joins 'Best Man' cast

McCormack joins 'Best Man' cast

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Television actor Eric McCormack has joined the star-studded cast of the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man," the show's producers said Wednesday.

Ben Stiller headed for the stage

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Ben Stiller will star in the new Neil LaBute play "This Is How It Goes" at New York's Public Theater, Daily Variety said Tuesday. The paper said Emmy- and Tony-winning actor Jeffrey Wright ("Angels in America") is in talks to co-star with

Stars line up for roles in new LaBute play

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. stars Andrew McCarthy, Keri Russell and Jeremy Piven are set to appear this winter in the world premiere of Neil LaBute's new play, "Fat Pig."

Paquin, Leo headline new LaBute N.Y. play

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- "X-Men" star Anna Paquin and "21 Grams" actress Melissa Leo are set to appear in the N.Y. production of Neil LaBute's new drama "The Distance From Here."

Sarandon, Rudd to star in LaBute benefit

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Susan Sarandon and Paul Rudd will appear in a benefit performance of five new one-act Neil LaBute plays in New York next month, event organizers say.

MCC Theater plans evening of LaBute plays

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Off-Broadway's MCC Theater company is planning a benefit featuring five new one-act plays by Neil LaBute in New York City.
Neil LaBute

Neil N. LaBute (born March 19, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter and playwright.

Born in Wayne, Michigan, LaBute was raised in Spokane, Washington. He studied theater at Brigham Young University (BYU), where he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At BYU he also met actor Aaron Eckhart, who would later play leading roles in several of his films. He produced a number of plays that pushed the envelope of what was acceptable at the conservative religious university, some of which were shut down after their premieres. However, he also was honored as one of the "most promising undergraduate playwrights" at the BYU theater department's annual awards. LaBute also did graduate work at the University of Kansas, New York University, and the Royal Academy of London.

In 1993 he returned to Brigham Young University to premiere his play In the Company of Men, for which he received an award from the Association for Mormon Letters. He taught drama and film at IPFW in Fort Wayne, Indiana in the early 1990s where he adapted and filmed the play, shot over two weeks and costing $25,000, beginning his career as a film director. The film won the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival, and major awards and nominations at the Deauville Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Awards, the Thessaloniki Film Festival, the Society of Texas Film Critics Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle.

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