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Date Of Birth:
February 10, 1898
Date Of Death:
August 14, 1956 (58)
Birth Place:
Augsburg, GERMANY
Gender: Male
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Bertolt Brecht News

Date of Birth: February 10, 1898
Date of Death: August 14, 1956 (58)
Birth Place: Augsburg, GERMANY
Gender: Male
National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This FallNational Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/16/16- Tony KushnerSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/16/16- Tony Kushner
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Tony Kushner! Kushner's best known work is Angels in America, a seven-hour epic about the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York, which was later adapted into a miniseries for which Kushner wrote the screenplay. His other plays include Hydriotaphia, Slavs!: Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness, A Bright Room Called Day, Homebody/Kabul, and the book for the musical Caroline, or Change. His new translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children was performed at the Delacorte Theater in the summer of 2006 starring Meryl Streep and directed by George C. Wolfe. Kushner has also adapted Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan, Corneille's The Illusion, and S. Ansky's play The Dybbuk. (more...)

NACL Theatre to Stage Walk-in-Progress COURAGENACL Theatre to Stage Walk-in-Progress COURAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Conceived and directed by NACL Theatre co-artistic director, Tannis Kowalchuk (STRUCK, THE WEATHER PROJECT), with music composed by Rima Fand (DON CRISTO?BAL, BILLY-CLUB MAN, Luminescent Orchestrii) and text by Mark Dunau (GLASS, THE WEATHER PROJECT), Melissa Bell (DEVIL AND THE DEEP), Tannis Kowalchuk, and the NACL ensemble. COURAGE features the NACL professional ensemble of actors and musicians, with community members who perform in the NACL Stilt Corps and Chorus. (more...)

Live Broadcast of National Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA in SeptemberLive Broadcast of National Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA in September
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Rufus Norris's National Theatre production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world direct from the National's Olivier Theatre on 22 September at 7pm. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Historic Photo of Controversial Composer/Lyricist Marc Blitzstein at Marie's CrisisTWITTER WATCH: Historic Photo of Controversial Composer/Lyricist Marc Blitzstein at Marie's Crisis
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2016

When this photo was taken, Blitzstein was best known for having written a musical that the US Government tried to prevent from opening. (more...)

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents URINETOWN THE MUSICAL This JulyThe Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents URINETOWN THE MUSICAL This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective of one of America's greatest art forms. (more...)

'ARTURO UI', HIR, 'PRISCILLA' and More Highlight BLUEBARN Theatre's 2016-17 Season'ARTURO UI', HIR, 'PRISCILLA' and More Highlight BLUEBARN Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

BLUEBARN Theatre introduces Season 28: identity. (more...)

We Happy Few Opens CHALK TonightWe Happy Few Opens CHALK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

We Happy Few productions, named by DCist as one of the Best Small Theatre Companies of 2015, delves into this moral conundrum with CHALK presented at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, June 22 - July 9. (more...)

The Play Company Sets Cast of Christopher Chen's CAUGHTThe Play Company Sets Cast of Christopher Chen's CAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, has announced casting for the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. The stellar cast includes Jennifer Lim (Chinglish), Murphy Guyer (The King & I),Louis Ozawa Changchien (The Bourne Legacy) and Leslie Fray. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016: THE WEILL FILE Delves Into The Genius Of Kurt WeillBWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016: THE WEILL FILE Delves Into The Genius Of Kurt Weill
by Barry Lenny - Jun 15, 2016

A glorious exploration of the life and music of Kurt Weill. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016, ROBYN ARCHER - DANCING ON THE VOLCANO Goes To The Heart Of CabaretBWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016, ROBYN ARCHER - DANCING ON THE VOLCANO Goes To The Heart Of Cabaret
by Barry Lenny - Jun 12, 2016

Once again, Archer played to a full house of very enthusiastic and appreciative cabaret lovers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens at Trafalgar StudiosPhoto Flash: Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Last night, Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS recently had its press night at Trafalgar Studios. His third play, The Spoils originally ran Off-Broadway in 2015 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The London production stars Eisenberg, Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Katie Brayben(Beautiful - The Carole King Musical), Annapurna Sriram (Billions) and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), and plays until August 13. It's directed by The New Group's Scott Elliott. To book tickets, call 0844 871 7632 or visit atgtickets.com (more...)

Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens in the West EndJesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens in the West End
by Marianka Swain - Jun 3, 2016

Last night, Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS had its press night at Trafalgar Studios. His third play, The Spoils originally ran Off-Broadway in 2015 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The London production stars Eisenberg, Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Katie Brayben (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical), Annapurna Sriram (Billions) and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), and plays until August 13. It's directed by The New Group's Scott Elliott. To book tickets: 0844 871 7632, atgtickets.com (more...)

BWW Review: Irondale Ensemble Powers Through 4 Shakespeare Greats in 1599BWW Review: Irondale Ensemble Powers Through 4 Shakespeare Greats in 1599
by Charles Quittner - May 26, 2016

Irondale Ensemble's 1599 tackles one of William Shakespeare's finest years with incredibly acted hour long adaptations of Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like it, and Hamlet. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets 2016-17 SeasonQuintessence Theatre Group Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Quintessence Theatre, Philadelphia's only all-classical repertory theatre, announces its seventh season of progressive classics. Season 2016-2017 includes MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN in the fall, a world premiere family holiday classic WILDE TALES, a rotating repertory: LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in the spring, and UNCLE VANYA to close the season in the summer. (more...)

PlayCo to Present Christopher Chen's CAUGHT, 8/17-9/18PlayCo to Present Christopher Chen's CAUGHT, 8/17-9/18
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, closes its 15th Anniversary season with the New York premiere of Caught (August 17-September 18). In this irreverent new genre-bending piece, theatre makers Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans apply their playful imaginations to the work of a Chinese dissident artist. This hybrid work instigates an exploration into the nature of authority and authenticity, inviting you to navigate the labyrinthine relationships between truth and perception, illusionary art and real jeopardy. (more...)

MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th SeasonMARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons. (more...)

BWW Review: Poetic and Powerful SILLAGE an Extraordinary Theatrical ExperienceBWW Review: Poetic and Powerful SILLAGE an Extraordinary Theatrical Experience
by David Fick - May 16, 2016

Penny Youngleson's new play accomplishes its enlightenment through a domestic scenario without ever becoming didactic or patronising; that it does so using a powerful, unique and pliable central metaphor makes SILLAGE all the more remarkable. (more...)

Warehouse Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICAWarehouse Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Warehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the next production in its 2016 Season, Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner and directed by Kristofer Green. (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra Announces 2016-17 SeasonLA Chamber Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the nation's premier orchestras as well as a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions, announces its 2016-17 season, its final under the leadership of esteemed Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, who steps down at the end of the season, concluding an unprecedented and extraordinary 20-year tenure at the Orchestra's artistic helm, the longest in LACO history. The sweeping and deeply personal season commemorates Kahane's remarkable legacy, spotlights his exceptional rapport with the Orchestra and features some of the world's leading musicians. (more...)

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