Reasons To Be Pretty

The Lyceum Theatre |  Broadway  | April 2009

  • Best Play
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

A new play by Neil LaBute

Directed by Terry Kinney

Starring Thomas Sadoski, Steven Pasquale and Marin Ireland

reasons to be pretty confronts America’s obsession with physical beauty headlong. In this exhilarating new play, Greg’s tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his off-handed remarks about a female co-worker’s pretty face (and his girlfriend’s lack thereof) get back to said girlfriend. But that’s just the beginning. Greg’s best buddy Kent and Kent’s wife Carly also enter into the picture and the emotional equation becomes exponentially more complicated. As their relationship crumbles, their friends are pulled into the fray and all are forced to confront a sea of deceit, infidelity and betrayed trust in their journey to answer that oh-so-American question: How much is pretty worth? (Read more at

"The best new Broadway play of the Season!"

Time Magazine                                

“A real love story. Wonderfully acted with the freshest most illuminating dialogue anywhere.”

-The New York Times

“Unquestionably a highlight of the Season."

Associated Press