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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
Tony Kushner 'Exploring the Story' with New WEST SIDE STORY ScriptTony Kushner 'Exploring the Story' with New WEST SIDE STORY Script
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

In a recent interview with Daily Beast, playwright Tony Kushner chats about one of his current projects- WEST SIDE STORY. Kushner is rewriting the book for the classic movie for director Steven Spielberg. Don't expect any changes to the score, however. "I am not touching in any way the greatest score of a musical ever written,' says Kushner. 'I love the [1961] film. Who doesn't? I am not changing the story, the setting, the period. It is still the Upper West Side in the late 1950s, but I'm exploring the story.' (more...)

Tony Kushner on His New Trump Play- 'The Nightmare is in High Gear'Tony Kushner on His New Trump Play- 'The Nightmare is in High Gear'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, playwright Tony Kushner opens up about his new play about the Trump presidency. 'The nightmare is in high gear,' says Kushner. 'It certainly feels like folly that I or anyone else has a definitive understanding or comprehensive understanding of what going on. I have my guesses like everyone else has, but it will take some time and a lot will depend on how it is resolved.' (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

21C Media Group has announced highlights from its 2017-18 selection of opera, vocal and choral music, featuring concerts, special events, broadcasts and recordings. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE THREEPENNY OPERA Comes to ActorsNETPhoto Flash: THE THREEPENNY OPERA Comes to ActorsNET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

ActorsNET concludes its 21st season with a milestone musical - The Threepenny Opera. Conceived as 'an opera for beggars,' the 'play with music' was adapted by Marc Blitzstein into English from the original production in German - music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. (more...)

NOLA Project Announces 2017-18 SeasonNOLA Project Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The NOLA Project, New Orleans' premier professional ensemble theatre company, under the Artistic Direction of A.J. Allegra, is excited to announce the company's 2017-18 Season, Lucky No. 13. (more...)

BATS Improv Presents A Summer Celebration of International ImprovBATS Improv Presents A Summer Celebration of International Improv
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

BATS Improv, San Francisco's highly acclaimed, longest-running  improv company and school, will present AROUND THE WORLD IN AUGUST -  Improvised Tales of the Arabian Nights, Chocolate and Solitude and Theatre on the Edge.  (more...)

Wirtz Season Highlights Award-Winning Playwrights and New VoicesWirtz Season Highlights Award-Winning Playwrights and New Voices
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

A young woman sacrifices her ambition and falls into the murky waters of life; a 17th-century witch hunt illuminates the modern-day oppression of women; a visit to post-Soviet Russia blurs the lines between folk tales and reality; and a band of teens strive to escape the residents of a villainous island. (more...)

ActorsNET Stages THE THREEPENNY OPERAActorsNET Stages THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

ActorsNET concludes its 21st season with a milestone musical - The Threepenny Opera. Conceived as "an opera for beggars," the "play with music" was adapted by Marc Blitzstein into English from the original production in German - music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. (more...)

The Seeing Place Announces The Cast of CLOUD 9The Seeing Place Announces The Cast of CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Seeing Place Theater, known for intense & intimate ensemble work, brings you Caryl Churchill's revolutionary masterwork, CLOUD 9 - co-directed by TSP's artistic team, Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican. This play kicks off 'The Empathy Initiative,' the company's year-long commitment to addressing oppression in all forms through the power of theater. (more...)

Lucie Pohl to Bring HI, HITLER to Cherry Lane This SummerLucie Pohl to Bring HI, HITLER to Cherry Lane This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

German-born-NYC-raised comedian, actor and writer Lucie Pohl will bring her newly re-worked first critically acclaimed show Hi, Hitler to The Cherry Lane Theatre on July 13-30, 2017 with previews running July 11-12, 2017.  (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Autumn ProgrammeDonmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Autumn Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse announces today two new plays for the 2017 autumn period.  Internationally-acclaimed theatre artist, Yael Farber, makes her Donmar debut directing David Harrower's haunting Knives in Hens with full casting that includes Christian Cook, Judith Roddy and Matt Ryan.  This will be the play's first major London revival since its premiere in 1995, when it instantly established Harrower as one of the UK's leading playwrights.  (more...)

Ellen McDougall Announces Inaugural Season as Artistic Director of Gate TheatreEllen McDougall Announces Inaugural Season as Artistic Director of Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Ellen McDougall announces her inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, running from June 2017 to June 2018, comprising five full productions, and a one-day takeover of local Notting Hill festival InTRANSIT. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 30, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 30, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 30, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - and we hope you've sufficiently recovered from Memorial Day Weekend so that you're able to face the rest of the week with the necessary intent to achieve all that's possible in a world where white pants and white shoes are acceptable (it's summer, after all…well, unofficially, from a social standpoint)! All of this prompts us to ask the musical question: What did you do this holiday weekend? Social media was fairly abuzz with all manner of outings and adventures perpetrated by the theaterati, including both Amy Prough Stumpfl and Nancy Allen attending a performance of Hamilton in Chicago, where Belmont University Musical Theatre alumni Candace Quarrels and Chris Lee are starring! (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 95th SeasonToronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 95th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Fresh from a memorable, ambitious tour of Israel and Europe, the intrepid musicians of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) jump back into action. The TSO's 95th season is coming to an end, but the month of June is bursting with highly anticipated events, such as the new, semi-staged production of Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins; William Walton's mighty Belshazzar's Feast; and Carl Orff's epic Carmina Burana-all part of this season's final instalment of The Decades Project, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Highlighting the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, the TSO pays tribute to one of the greatest singers of all time. And the Orchestra presents a nostalgic journey through memorable music from Canadian stage and screen. (more...)

ActorsNET Continue its Season with AN INSPECTOR CALLSActorsNET Continue its Season with AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

ActorsNET in Morrisville, Pennsylvania continues its 21st season with British dramatist J.B. Priestley's classic mystery, AN INSPECTOR CALLS. James Cordingley of Lawrenceville, NJ directs this atmospheric thriller about a wealthy family whose dinner is interrupted by a police investigator probing the death of a young woman. (more...)

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with NIQABI NINJA's Bianca FlandersBWW Interview: Five on Friday with NIQABI NINJA's Bianca Flanders
by David Fick - May 12, 2017

NIQABI NINJA's Bianca Flanders took some time to answer some questions about the show, her career and the South African theatre scene in BroadwayWorld South Africa's weekly Five on Friday feature. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEEDonmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for The Public Administration and Constitution Affairs Committee Take Oral Evidence on Whitehall's Relationship with Kids Company a new musical with music by Tom Deering, and book and lyrics by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke.    (more...)

BWW Review: THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, Donmar WarehouseBWW Review: THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, Donmar Warehouse
by Rona Kelly - May 7, 2017

Written by Bertolt Brecht during World War II, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui serves as a parable for Adolf Hitler. Germany becomes Chicago, Hitler becomes gangster Arturo Ui, as we witness his sociopathic rise. Today, this play proves 'all too current'. Immersive, Simon Evans' production breaks down the fourth wall as the titular character endeavours to build one up. (more...)

Ensemble's 2017/ 2018 Season AnnouncedEnsemble's 2017/ 2018 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

ENSEMBLE THEATRE announces its 38th consecutive Season!  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar WarehousePhoto Flash: First Look at Lenny Henry in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Bruce Norris' new translation of Bertolt Brecht's satirical masterpiece The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is directed by Simon Evans with design by Peter McKintosh. Lenny Henry will make his Donmar debut as Arturo Ui and is joined by Michael Pennington, who recently played the title role in King Lear at the Royal & Derngate Northampton, as Dogsborough. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

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