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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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BWW Reviews:  Kander and Ebb Revisit Brecht and Weill in THE VISITBWW Reviews: Kander and Ebb Revisit Brecht and Weill in THE VISIT
by Michael Dale - Apr 24, 2015

Kander and Ebb's final musical provides a thrilling Broadway exit for Chita Rivera. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, F. Murray Abraham, John Doyle & More Will Head Off-Broadway for Classic Stage Company's 2015-16 SeasonTonya Pinkins, F. Murray Abraham, John Doyle & More Will Head Off-Broadway for Classic Stage Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced plans for its 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THREEPENNY OPERA at Villanova Goes Back to BrechtBWW Reviews: THREEPENNY OPERA at Villanova Goes Back to Brecht
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 23, 2015

Valerie Joyce and a fine cast go back to the roots of Brecht's THREEPENNY OPERA and uncover a feminist treasure trove (more...)

Fab Photo! KINKY BOOTS Welcomes Cuban Cast Of RENT BackstageFab Photo! KINKY BOOTS Welcomes Cuban Cast Of RENT Backstage
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 13, 2015

KINKY BOOTS welcomes RENT Cuba! (more...)

Cuban Cast of RENT Makes History, Attends KINKY BOOTS on BroadwayCuban Cast of RENT Makes History, Attends KINKY BOOTS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

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A Noise Within Extends JULIUS CAESAR and THE THREEPENNY OPERA thru May 24A Noise Within Extends JULIUS CAESAR and THE THREEPENNY OPERA thru May 24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, extends both of its productions of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking The Threepenny Opera in Michael Feingold's translation through May 24. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Close 2014-15 Season with THE THREEPENNY OPERA, 4/16-5/3Clarence Brown Theatre to Close 2014-15 Season with THE THREEPENNY OPERA, 4/16-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

A landmark in modern drama which inspired the hits 'Cabaret' and 'Chicago' and which includes one of the most popular songs of the century, 'The Threepenny Opera' plays on the Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage April 16 through May 3, 2015. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: 15 Hours to Stage a Scene at the National Theater InstituteBWW Exclusive: 15 Hours to Stage a Scene at the National Theater Institute
by National Theater Institute - Apr 6, 2015

A signature feature of the National Theater Institute, weekly Theater Labs challenge students to put all the skills gained in classes into practice. When given just 15 hours to stage a scene, students learn to trust their creative instincts. Under the mentorship of a professional director, NTI students gain practical experience with a wealth of classical and contemporary texts as well as have the opportunity to work as actor, director, designer, and/or dramaturge each week. (more...)

Frances Black Projects to Present THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD, 4/9-12Frances Black Projects to Present THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD, 4/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Frances Black Projects presents The Most Beautiful Thing in the World. Written and performed by Gabriel Levey, co-created with Kate Tarker, directed by Carter Gill and designed by Paul Lieber. April 9-12 at Cloud City, 85 North 1stStreet, Brooklyn. Tickets are $18 and available online atwww.francesblackprojects.com. (more...)

Nine Welsh Actresses Set for National Theatre Wales' MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDRENNine Welsh Actresses Set for National Theatre Wales' MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

The cast has been confirmed for the first production in National Theatre Wales' fifth season - an anarchic, all-female, new version of Bertolt Brecht's 1939 anti-war play, Mother Courage and Her Children, performed in and around the Merthyr Labour Club in May 2015. (more...)

COD's College Theater to Present THE SKRIKER at the MAC, 4/16-26COD's College Theater to Present THE SKRIKER at the MAC, 4/16-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

College of DuPage (COD) College Theater presents Caryl Churchill's "The Skriker," directed by COD Professor of Theater Amelia Barrett at the McAninch Arts Center's Playhouse Theatre, April 16 to 26. Preview is Thursday, April 16. This show contains strong language and subject matter that may not be suitable for younger or more sensitive theatergoers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE at Yale Repertory TheaterBWW Reviews: THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE at Yale Repertory Theater
by Karen Bovard - Mar 30, 2015

Yale Rep's production of Bertolt Brecht's classic CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE is very faithful to his intentions as a politically motivated playwright and theorist. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A Noise Within's JULIUS CAESARPhoto Flash: First Look at A Noise Within's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with two new productions: William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar now through May 8 (press opening this weekend, March 28) and The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking theatrical work in Michael Feingold's translation now through May 17. 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 JULIUS CAESAR onstage! (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the U.S. Premiere of director Co?me de Bellescize's staging of Honegger's dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake in season-finale performances conducted by Alan Gilbert and starring Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard as Joan of Arc. (more...)

COMEDY OF ERRORS, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION and More Set for Seattle Shakespeare's 25th Anniversary SeasonCOMEDY OF ERRORS, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION and More Set for Seattle Shakespeare's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount announced plans for the company's 25th Anniversary season that includes performances at the Leo K. Theatre, the return of directors Jeff Steitzer, David Quicksall, and Victor Pappas, and the mainstage directing debuts of Jane Nichols and Vanessa Miller (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR to Begin 3/22 at A Noise WithinJULIUS CAESAR to Begin 3/22 at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with two new productions: William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar March 22 to May 8 (press opening March 28) and The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking theatrical work in Michael Feingold's translation now through May 17. (more...)

THE THREEPENNY OPERA to Play the Villanova Theatre, 4/14-26THE THREEPENNY OPERA to Play the Villanova Theatre, 4/14-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Villanova Theatre presents The Threepenny Opera, with book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill, directed by Valerie Joyce, and on stage April 14-26, 2015. Villanova's reimagined production will feature actors playing instruments, a striking industrial aesthetic, and a timely message. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 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 and Ethan 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...)

Lincoln Center Announces April 2015 LineupLincoln Center Announces April 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Lincoln Center has announced its programs and events for April 2015, including Simon Keenlyside and Emanuel Ax, Les Arts Florissants' Le Jardin des Voix, Jack Quartet, American Songbook Band, Owel, LC Kids and more. Details below! (more...)

National Theatre Wales to Open New Season with Five 'Epic' ProductionsNational Theatre Wales to Open New Season with Five 'Epic' Productions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Five big productions will take centre-stage in National Theatre Wales' fifth season of work, announced this week. The productions reunite the company with some old friends, and introduce some new ones. They were announced in a series of digital messages sent to mobile phones throughout the week (2-6 March 2015). (more...)

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