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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
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Yale Rep to Present THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, 3/20-4/11Yale Rep to Present THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, 3/20-4/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE by Bertolt Brecht, translated from the German by James and Tania Stern with W.H. Auden, directed by Liz Diamond, March 20-April 11 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 26. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb Sets Lineup for 20th Annual SUMMERWORKS, Kicking Off in MayClubbed Thumb Sets Lineup for 20th Annual SUMMERWORKS, Kicking Off in May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced the line-up for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. Now in its 20th season, SUMMERWORKS will run May 20th through June 29th at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd Street) in Manhattan, and will feature productions of three new plays: D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH by Jerry Lieblich, directed by Lee Sunday Evans; CARD AND GIFT by Kate E. Ryan, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll; and MEN ON BOATS by Jaclyn Backhaus, directed by Will Davis. Festival passes are now on sale at https://www.artful.ly/clubbedthumb/store/passes. (more...)

BWW Reviews: It's Delicious Thievery in A Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERABWW Reviews: It's Delicious Thievery in A Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 25, 2015

The first thing you notice when you step into the theater for A Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA is Frederica Nascimento's stunningly vivid set design. It's a deconstruction in which none of the elements are hidden: lighting instruments are in plain sight; pieces of scenery hang suggestively from the rails but without trying to make a complete picture; furniture litters the upstage areas and props are scattered about; the band is in plain view tuning up on one side and actors in rags are already roaming the audience. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA; JULIUS CAESAR Up Next!Photo Flash: First Look at A Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA; JULIUS CAESAR Up Next!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with two new productions: The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking theatrical work in Michael Feingold's translation, now through May 9 (press opening February 21) and William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, March 22 to May 8 (press opening March 28). While both plays spoke to the times in which they were first produced - Weimar Germany and Elizabethan England, respectively-they also speak to this season's theme of REVOLUTION, most especially from a socio-political point of view. Scroll down for a first look at THE THREEPENNY OPERA cast in action! (more...)

BWW Review: A Rare Performance of FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL Opens at the White TheatreBWW Review: A Rare Performance of FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL Opens at the White Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Feb 15, 2015

From Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill made its journey to the Kansas City theater scene with the opening Saturday night February 14 at the White Theatre located at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. The White Theatre celebrates two first on their stage with Paul Hough directing the debut of From Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill and the first time the musical appeared at the theater. Hough directed the play in Los Angeles in 1985, winning the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Production and Direction. Hough was Director of Production for the American Heartland Theatre from 1996 until it closed its doors in 2013. (more...)

Todd Schaefer, Sarah Porter & More to Lead New Line Theatre's THREEPENNY OPERATodd Schaefer, Sarah Porter & More to Lead New Line Theatre's THREEPENNY OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre in June with one of the masterpieces of the art form, the darkly satiric THREEPENNY OPERA (which isn't really an opera), running May 28-June 20, 2015. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske andEthan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

NYC Premiere of SAINT JOAN OF THE STOCKYARDS and More Set for Irondale's 2015 SeasonNYC Premiere of SAINT JOAN OF THE STOCKYARDS and More Set for Irondale's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

This Spring, Irondale Ensemble heats up Ft. Greene with its dynamic 33rd Season -- featuring the New York Premiere of Peter Kleinert's revival of Saint Joan of the Stockyards, May 22-June 13. (more...)

John Patrick Shanley to Host 'A Date With History' Gala Celebration ft Anika Noni RoseJohn Patrick Shanley to Host 'A Date With History' Gala Celebration ft Anika Noni Rose
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

John Patrick Shanley and Nylon Fusion Theatre Company will host a gala celebration honoring Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning, Tony Award-nominated director, actor, playwright, and instructor Austin Pendleton along with Obie Award and Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Women's Fate in War: RUINED at EverymanBWW Reviews: Women's Fate in War: RUINED at Everyman
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 9, 2015

There is much more to the play than Mama's turn as a sort of Auntie Mame-of-the-Ituri-rainforest. It is also the unflinching story of how, in the words of Salima, men wage war "on [women's] bodies." Particularly in contemporary warfare rape is a form of combat, aimed at destroying societies. The scene in Act Two where Salima describes what happened to her is not only uncomfortable, it is a display of raw theatrical power and a tutorial about the mechanics of social destruction in the wake of rape. (more...)

MoMA to Open Grete Stern & Horacio Coppola Exhibition, 5/17MoMA to Open Grete Stern & Horacio Coppola Exhibition, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

The Museum of Modern Art has organized the first major exhibition to examine the individual accomplishments and parallel developments of two of the foremost practitioners of avant-garde photography, film, advertising, and graphic design in the first half of the 20th century: Grete Stern (German, 1904-1999) and Horacio Coppola (Argentine, 1906-2012). From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola will be on view May 17 through October 4, 2015, and features more than 300 works gathered from museums and private collection across Europe and the Americas-many of which have never before been exhibited in the United States. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Jonathan Larson's RENT in Havana, Cuba!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Jonathan Larson's RENT in Havana, Cuba!
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com prides itself on monitoring the Internet 24/7 for things of interest to our audience. On the 29th of January, Miami's local ABC affiliate interviewed Andy Señor Jr. and his production of RENT while covering the change of United States policy meetings in Havana. We were very excited to find this, and we hope you will look forward to BroadwayWorld.com's upcoming SPECIAL FEATURE (Dreams Do Come True, Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to Andy Señor Jr., about CUBA and RENT). Richard sat down with Andy after his return from the opening, in Havana. Richard & Andy are both of Cuban descent and the in-depth interview will also have exclusive content. (more...)

UK Tour of English Touring Theatre & RSC's A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS Sets Full CastUK Tour of English Touring Theatre & RSC's A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS Sets Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Following a critically acclaimed run in Stratford in 2013, the Royal Shakespeare Company and English Touring Theatre's production of Thomas Middleton's A Mad World My Masters returns in 2015 for an eight venue national tour to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (26 - 28 February), Grand Theatre Blackpool (5 - 7 March), Theatre Royal Brighton (10 - 14 March), Malvern Theatres (24 - 28 March), Hall for Cornwall (31 March - 4 April), Theatre Royal Bath (7 - 11 April), Darlington Civic Theatre (14 - 18 April), and Cambridge Arts Theatre (21 - 25 April), before a limited run at the Barbican (29 April - 9 May). (more...)

Bridget Everett, Molly Ringwald, Benjamin Walker and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/8Bridget Everett, Molly Ringwald, Benjamin Walker and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances from January 29 - February 8, 2015. Details below! (more...)

A Noise Within Continues its Season with THE THREEPENNY OPERA and JULIUS CAESARA Noise Within Continues its Season with THE THREEPENNY OPERA and JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with two new productions: The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking theatrical work in Michael Feingold's translation February 15 through May 9 (press opening February 21) and William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar March 22 to May 8 (press opening March 28). While both plays spoke to the times in which they were first produced - Weimar Germany and Elizabethan England, respectively-they also speak to this season's theme of REVOLUTION, most especially from a socio-political point of view. (more...)

CSO's RHAPSODY IN BLUE to Conclude American Roots Festival, 2/27-28CSO's RHAPSODY IN BLUE to Conclude American Roots Festival, 2/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Led by guest conductor Donato Cabrera and featuring guest pianist Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini, this concert offers not only Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, the all-time classic synthesis of Carnegie Hall and Tin Pan Alley, but two more pieces with similar flavors from Gershwin's fellow American, George Antheil. (more...)

Theatre of War to Present THE SERPENT DREAMS OF A RED RAINBOWTheatre of War to Present THE SERPENT DREAMS OF A RED RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Text by: Federico Garcia Lorca, William Carlos Williams, Zora Neale Hurston, Pablo Neruda, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Amiri Baraka (aka Leroi Jones), James Baldwin, Emily Dickinson, Jean Genet, Bertolt Brecht, Willie Lynch, Edward Lear, and Christopher-Rashee Stevenson (more...)

THE ELEPHANT MAN to Transfer to London - Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola to Star, May 19THE ELEPHANT MAN to Transfer to London - Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola to Star, May 19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Currently enjoying a recorded-breaking run on Broadway, Scott Ellis' acclaimed production of The Elephant Man will transfer to London with the US cast starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola this spring. The production is now confirmed to play a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from May 19th until August 8th. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

West End Transfer Of THE ELEPHANT MAN With Cooper, Clarkson and Nivola Confirmed! Opens May 2015West End Transfer Of THE ELEPHANT MAN With Cooper, Clarkson and Nivola Confirmed! Opens May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Currently enjoying a recorded-breaking run on Broadway, Scott Ellis' acclaimed production of The Elephant Man will transfer to London with the US cast starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola this spring. The production is now confirmed to play a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from May 19th until August 8th. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

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