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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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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...)

Toshi Reagon, Gavin Creel, Barnaby Bright and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/1Toshi Reagon, Gavin Creel, Barnaby Bright and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, running now through February 1, 2015. Details below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RENT in Havana, Directed by Former Broadway Cast Member Andy Senor, Jr.Photo Flash: First Look at RENT in Havana, Directed by Former Broadway Cast Member Andy Senor, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

RENT has made its Cuban premiere! Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment announced in 2014 it would bring Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning musical to Havana. Directed by Andy Senor, Jr., who starred in RENT on Broadway, the show officialyl opened on Christmas Eve at Bertolt Brecht Theater for an expected three month run. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

Bridget Everett, Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Emeline Michel and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 1/25Bridget Everett, Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Emeline Michel and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, January 14 - 25, 2015. Details below! (more...)

Greenlight Bookstore Set to Host Reading of THE PARTNERSHIP on 1/14Greenlight Bookstore Set to Host Reading of THE PARTNERSHIP on 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2015

In THE PARTNERSHIP (Doubleday/Nan A. Talese), Pamela Katz vividly portrays the tempestuous collaboration between the renegade poet and playwright, Bertolt Brecht, and the gifted composer, Kurt Weill. They were the geniuses who created the theatrical and musical masterworks The Threepenny Opera and Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny amid the most turbulent years of the twentieth century. Unfolding within a broken society struggling to cope with what has passed-the Great War-and the Nazi threat to come, Katz's intimate portrait not only illuminates Brecht and Weill's volatile creative process, but also the spectacular Weimar Republic, the last burst of freedom before the darkness. (more...)

Rock Bottom, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Erin Markey and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 1/18Rock Bottom, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Erin Markey and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 1/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances over the next couple weeks, January 6 -18. Details below! (more...)

RENT to Become First Broadway Musical to Open in Cuba in 50 Years; Watch Clip!RENT to Become First Broadway Musical to Open in Cuba in 50 Years; Watch Clip!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 23, 2014

According to UK's The Telegraph, the first Broadway musical to play in Cuba in 50 years will open this Christmas Eve, December 24th. (more...)

Lucie Pohl Brings HI, HITLER to Complex Theater This WeekendLucie Pohl Brings HI, HITLER to Complex Theater This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

Following a smash-hit Edinburgh Fringe debut, sold out shows OFF-Broadway at 59E59 Theatres and on the West End in London, US actress, comedian & writer Lucie Pohl takes her 5 star solo show 'Hi, Hitler' directed by terraNova's Jessi D. Hill to the Complex Theater in Los Angeles for a 2 nights only this weekend, December 13th & December 14th at 8pm. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Sting Injects Broadway With Rock RoyaltyFLASH FRIDAY: Sting Injects Broadway With Rock Royalty
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 12, 2014

Today we are heralding the long-awaited Broadway return of international rock icon Sting with a salute to his theatrical work. (more...)

Oracle to Open 2015 with CIRCLE-MACHINEOracle to Open 2015 with CIRCLE-MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Following an award-winning year of free theatre, Oracle Productions eagerly opens Season 5 of Public Access Theatre with CIRCLE-MACHINE, a world premiere adaptation of FULL CIRCLE by Charles Mee, directed by Thom Pasculli. This frenzied new production is adapted by Emma Stanton, Nigel O'Hearn and Thom Pasculli, and features original music by Jeff Award-winning composer, Nicholas Tonozzi. CIRCLE-MACHINE opens January 24, 2015, and runs through March 14, 2015 at Oracle Theatre (3809 N. Broadway in Chicago). Performances are Friday, Saturday and Monday nights at 8PM; Sundays at 7PM. Press are invited to attend on January 24 - or any night during the run. (more...)

Sandra Bernhard, Ryan Raftery, Toshi Reagon and More Set for Winter 2014-15 Residencies at Joe's PubSandra Bernhard, Ryan Raftery, Toshi Reagon and More Set for Winter 2014-15 Residencies at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

This winter, ?Joe's Pub at The Public presents a slate of residencies from long-time beloved artists like Justin Vivian Bond and Sandra Bernhard to emerging performers like Ryan Raftery. The winter also holds the return of personalities like Catie Lazarus and Ethan Lipton, bringing their brilliant yet undefinable talent to the Joe's stage. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/07/2014
by BWW - Dec 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/07/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Runs Now thru 12/23 at A Noise WithinA CHRISTMAS CAROL Runs Now thru 12/23 at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues a newly cherished family holiday tradition by presenting its production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. This time-honored tale of forgiveness opens tonight, December 5 and closes on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. (more...)

Lucie Pohl to Bring HI, HITLER to Complex Theater, 12/13-14Lucie Pohl to Bring HI, HITLER to Complex Theater, 12/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Following a smash-hit Edinburgh Fringe debut, sold out shows OFF-Broadway at 59E59 Theatres and on the West End in London, US actress, comedian & writer Lucie Pohl takes her 5 star solo show 'Hi, Hitler' directed by terraNova's Jessi D. Hill to the Complex Theater in Los Angeles for a 2 nights only on December 13th & December 14th at 8pm. (more...)

The Music Hall's Writers in the Loft Series Continues with Kathryn Harrison TonightThe Music Hall's Writers in the Loft Series Continues with Kathryn Harrison Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

The Music Hall's Writers in the Loft series welcomes Kathryn Harrison, the New York Times bestselling author and celebrated essayist for The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and O Magazine, tonight, December 2, 2014. Harrison will discuss JOAN OF ARC: A Life Transfigured, her expertly woven account of a young peasant girl who became a heroine of profound historical and almost mythical stature. (more...)

World Premiere of POSSUM CARCASS Continues Theatre of NOTE's 2014 Season, Now thru 1/10World Premiere of POSSUM CARCASS Continues Theatre of NOTE's 2014 Season, Now thru 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2014 season with the World Premiere of POSSUM CARCASS, written by David Bucci and directed by Alina Phelan. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/29-11/30/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/29-11/30/2014
by - Nov 30, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 30, 2014 - Sunday, November 30, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cuban Cast of RENT!Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cuban Cast of RENT!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

RENT will soon be making its Cuban premiere! Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment has announced it will bring Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning musical to Havana next month. Directed by Andy Senor, Jr., who starred in RENT on Broadway, the show is slated to open on Christmas Eve atBertolt Brecht Theater for an expected three month run. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

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