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STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CTG's BENTSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CTG's BENT
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2015

Just in to BroadwayWorld!áMartin Sherman's BENT, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will be directed by MoisÚs Kaufman, began previews on July 15 and opens July 26 for a run through August 23, 2015, at theáCenter Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. BroadwayWorld has a stunning first look at highlights below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Brilliant BENT Revival at TaperBWW Reviews: Brilliant BENT Revival at Taper
by Don Grigware - Jul 30, 2015

WhenáBentáfirst premiered in 1979 its persecution of gays in Nazi Germany was a real eye opener. This was before the onset of AIDS...in the first scene, the depiction of Max's (Patrick Heusinger)one night stand and his gay relationship with a dancer could have been taken right out of contemporary West Hollywood were it not for the fact that we are told up front that the play takes place in 1934-36. The violence against gays that follows is staggering and horrifying. Deep down we knew that being homosexual had built-in problems and tensions, but did we really think about it so seriously? Did we really know how ugly it all was back then? And what about now? In spite of marriage equality in the US, in Kenya and in other areas of the world, the struggle for sexual freedom unbelievably goes on...to this very day. In a rare revival, Moises Kaufman brilliantly directs this new production ofáBentáat the Mark Taper Forum, and you'd be a fool to miss it. The cast is extraordinary, and Martin Sherman's poignant lyricism is simultaneously funny, touching and thoroughly riveting from moment to moment. (more...)

Review Roundup: BENT, Starring Patrick Heusinger, Jake Shears and Andy Mientus, Opens in Los AngelesReview Roundup: BENT, Starring Patrick Heusinger, Jake Shears and Andy Mientus, Opens in Los Angeles
by Review Roundups - Jul 28, 2015

Martin Sherman's BENT,áa groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, opened at theáCenter Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forumálast Sunday, July 26, 2015.áDirected by Moises Kaufman, performances for BENTáwill continue through August 23.ááLet's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of CTG's BENT with Jake Shears, Andy Mientus & More!STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of CTG's BENT with Jake Shears, Andy Mientus & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2015

Martin Sherman's 'Bent,' a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, opened onáJuly 26 at theáCenter Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Moises Kaufman, performances for 'Bent' will continue through August 23. (Previews started on July 15.) Check out a behind-the-scenes look below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/2015 - Pinkham Back on Broadway, UP HERE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/2015 - Pinkham Back on Broadway, UP HERE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 28, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: A murderer returns to Broadway, UP HERE opens in La Jolla and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Opening Night of CTG's BENT with Jake Shears, Andy Mientus & More!Photo Flash: Go Inside Opening Night of CTG's BENT with Jake Shears, Andy Mientus & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Martin Sherman's 'Bent,' a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, opened last night, July 26áat theáCenter Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Moises Kaufman, performances for 'Bent' will continue through August 23. (Previews started on July 15.) Check out a look inside opening night below! (more...)

Scissor Sisters Frontman Jake Shears & Elton John at Work on New MusicalScissor Sisters Frontman Jake Shears & Elton John at Work on New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears, currently starring in Martin Sherman's musical BENT in Los Angeles, is at work on a new musical, and he's enlisted some major talent. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/25/2015
by - Jul 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/25/2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 25, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 25, 2015
by - Jul 25, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2015
by - Jul 23, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2015
by - Jul 22, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2015
by - Jul 21, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Martin Sherman's BENT to Open This Sunday in Los AngelesMartin Sherman's BENT to Open This Sunday in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Martin Sherman's "Bent," a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will open at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum next Sunday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Directed by Moises Kaufman, performances for "Bent" will continue through August 23. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 20, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 20, 2015
by - Jul 20, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2015
by - Jul 19, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Charlie Hofheimer, Patrick Heusinger, Andy Mientus, Jake Shears and More in BENT at the TaperPhoto Flash: First Look at Charlie Hofheimer, Patrick Heusinger, Andy Mientus, Jake Shears and More in BENT at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Martin Sherman's BENT, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will be directed by Moises Kaufman, began previews onáJuly 15 andáopens July 26 for a run through August 23, 2015, at theáCenter Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. BroadwayWorld has a stunning first look at the actors onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash! Sneak Peek At Mark Taper Forum's BENTPhoto Flash! Sneak Peek At Mark Taper Forum's BENT
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 16, 2015

Get a sneak peek of an edgy new production of BENT! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of BENT at the Taper - Hugo Armstrong, Tom Berklund, Ray Baker & More!Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of BENT at the Taper - Hugo Armstrong, Tom Berklund, Ray Baker & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Martin Sherman's BENT, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will be directed by Moises Kaufman, beginning previews tomorrow, July 15, and opening July 26 for a run through August 23, 2015, at theáCenter Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Check out a first look at rehearsals below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/15/2015 - THE WILD PARTY, Roger Rees and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/15/2015 - THE WILD PARTY, Roger Rees and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 15, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Sutton Foster gets wild at Encores! tonight, Jennifer Holliday heads to Texas, and Broadway remembers Roger Rees! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears Sings 'Streets of Berlin' from BENT at the TaperSTAGE TUBE: Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears Sings 'Streets of Berlin' from BENT at the Taper
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2015

Martin Sherman's BENT, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will be directed by Moises Kaufman, beginning previews tomorrow, July 15, and opening July 26 for a run through August 23, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Below, watch Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) sing 'Streets of Berlin,' a song he wrote and performs in the play! (more...)

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