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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Bertolt Brecht News

Date of Birth: February 10, 1898
Date of Death: August 14, 1956 (58)
Birth Place: Augsburg, GERMANY
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: First Look at ORBITS, Opening Tonight at Drayton Arms TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at ORBITS, Opening Tonight at Drayton Arms Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The planet-sized egos of left wing German playwright Bertolt Brecht (played by Peter Saracen) and Hollywood film star Charles Laughton (played by Edmund Dehn) clash as they negotiate the translation and adaptation of Brecht's play Life of Galileo, ORBITS, for its American premiere, with Laughton lined up for the lead. The production opens tonight 23 February at the Drayton Arms Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo onstage below! (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Main Stage SeasonMarin Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Enchantment abounds as the season continues with the Bay Area Premiere of Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard and Lee Hall's effervescent romance, Shakespeare in Love, coming to MTC this holiday season. In the Elizabethan era, when women are forbidden to become actors, what's a stage-struck lady to do? Lady Viola de Lesseps adores plays, especially those by a young writer named Will Shakespeare, but can only look on longingly as men and boys perform them. Will, meanwhile, has his own struggles: his inspiration fled, his debts and unwritten commissions piling up…until he meets an unknown young player named Thomas Kent, who speaks his words as he's always dreamed they'd be spoken, and a beautiful woman named Viola, who could be just the muse he needs. Under the direction of MTC artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this stage adaptation of the beloved film finds its true essence: a love letter to the power of theatre and the imagination. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre's 'Off the Shelf' presents BRECHT ON BRECHTTacoma Little Theatre's 'Off the Shelf' presents BRECHT ON BRECHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Tacoma Little Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, directed by Suzy WIllhoft, on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:30pm.  (more...)

BWW Review: York's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL Tells How A Refugee Made Good In AmericaBWW Review: York's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL Tells How A Refugee Made Good In America
by Michael Dale - Feb 14, 2017

When Nazis began publicly burning copies of his latest musical theatre piece, composer Kurt Weill took it as a hint that he might be better off sailing to America and writing for Broadway. (more...)

Everyman Rep Brings 1980s Berlin to Present Day Liverpool in THE CONQUEST OF THE SOUTH POLEEveryman Rep Brings 1980s Berlin to Present Day Liverpool in THE CONQUEST OF THE SOUTH POLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The luminosity of 1980s Berlin is brought compellingly to present day Liverpool by the Everyman Company in The Conquest of the South Pole. Associate Director Nick Bagnall directs Manfred Karge's story of rebels who imagine themselves on Roald Amundsen's expedition in their attic. Full of inventiveness, defiance and aspiration, the spirit of this classic European text is as vital now in Brexit Britain as it was in Germany 30 years ago.    (more...)

Photo Coverage: Musicals in Mufti Series Presents BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Musicals in Mufti Series Presents BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 13, 2017

The York Theatre Company presents the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill:  A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill, text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein, the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

First Look: Meet the Cast of The York Theatre Company's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILFirst Look: Meet the Cast of The York Theatre Company's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEIL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

The York Theatre Company presents the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill:  A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill, text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein, the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/11/2017
by - Feb 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/11/2017. (more...)

Ruby Powers to Return to Bar Thalia at Symphony Space for ACLU BenefitRuby Powers to Return to Bar Thalia at Symphony Space for ACLU Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Ruby Powers, New York City's most joyous drag queen, returns to Bar Thalia at Symphony Space with a cadre of special guests, all in support of the American Civil Liberties Union. (more...)

'BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL' Starts This Weekend at York Theatre Company'BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL' Starts This Weekend at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill, text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein, the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

BWW Review: New Rep's Prophetic Portraits Series: BRECHT ON BRECHTBWW Review: New Rep's Prophetic Portraits Series: BRECHT ON BRECHT
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 8, 2017

BRECHT ON BRECHT is the second in New Rep's series of Prophetic Portraits, following Johnny Lee Davenport's acclaimed portrayal in last month's THURGOOD. Brecht's art focuses on his experiences in Berlin, his flight from Nazism, and his life as an expatriate in America, where he faced accusation by the House Un-American Activities Committee. The 90-minute show is a revue of words and music, arranged by George Tabori, with direction by Jim Petosa and music direction by Matthew Stern. (more...)

Trap Door Theatre to Present THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UITrap Door Theatre to Present THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Trap Door Theatre will present The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, written by Bertolt Brecht and translated by George Tabori and Alistair Beaton. Directed by Victor Quezada-Perez, the production will run March 16 - April 22, 2017. (more...)

Christian Borle to Star in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Reading at WoodshedChristian Borle to Star in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Reading at Woodshed
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Woodshed Collective has announced the '20/20 Reading Series,' a series of readings taking place in 2017 of anti-fascist and political plays speaking to the current political climate. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'BERLIN TO BROADWAY' at York Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of 'BERLIN TO BROADWAY' at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill, text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein, the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. Scroll down to meet the company! (more...)

Cast & Creatives of HAMILTON, GREAT COMET, SWEAT, ANASTASIA and More Set for Drama League's 2017 UpClose SeriesCast & Creatives of HAMILTON, GREAT COMET, SWEAT, ANASTASIA and More Set for Drama League's 2017 UpClose Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Drama League has announced its 2017 UpClose and Rough Draft Series, to be held at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/4/2017
by - Feb 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/4/2017. (more...)

The Industry Presents A Showcase of Six New Operas, And New Opera BONNIE & CLYDE, 2/24-25The Industry Presents A Showcase of Six New Operas, And New Opera BONNIE & CLYDE, 2/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

 The Industry presents the third installment of FIRST TAKE, a biennial workshop of new American operas - the only showcase of its kind on the West Coast. Saturday, February 25 (8 - 10 pm) brings the debut of SECOND TAKE, presenting an entire performance of a new opera first heard on the previous FIRST TAKE program. (more...)

Cast Announced for York Theatre Company's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGECast Announced for York Theatre Company's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced the cast of the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill - text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein - the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: The Fugard Launches 2017 Bioscope Season with NT Live's Thrilling THE THREEPENNY OPERABWW Special Feature: The Fugard Launches 2017 Bioscope Season with NT Live's Thrilling THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by David Fick - Jan 30, 2017

Cape Town was at its finest this past Sunday when the Fugard Theatre hosted a reception in their breathtaking rooftop bar to announce the programme of The 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season before a screening of The National Theatre's thrilling production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA. (more...)

MILK AND HONEY Begins This Weekend at York Theatre CompanyMILK AND HONEY Begins This Weekend at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the first of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series: the 1961 musical Milk and Honey, with book by Don Appell, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. A friendly reminder that performances begin Saturday afternoon, January 28, 2017 for 11-performances only through February 5, 2017 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

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