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Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II (New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street

Schedule

3 hours, with one intermission

Tuesday through Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday at 2:30pm

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From childhood, Louisa and Tom Gradgrind were trained to shun emotion, imagination, passion Ė to put their trust in Cold Hard Facts. Now faced with a loveless marriage and a life devoid of dreams, Louisa has begun to wonder Ė has something inside her been maimed? In Stephen Jeffreysí whirlwind adaptation of Dickensí saga Ė crowded with eccentric circus performers, shrewd businessmen, cunning widows, and downtrodden workers Ė we find that even in the darkest industrial landscape, honesty, loyalty, joy, and love aboundÖand the human heart will not be silenced forever.


FALSETTOS' William Finn to Continue Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues on Thursday, November 17 with William Finn, Composer and Lyricist of Falsettos, and Ira Weitzman, Lincoln Center Theater's Musical Theater Associate Producer. LCT's critically acclaimed production of FALSETTOS, produced in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, is currently playing on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater (219 West 48th Street).  (more...)

Rose Theater Welcomes Team for PRANCER This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Making its world debut on The Rose stage, Prancer, a stage play based on the cherished holiday film, features a heartwarming story and breathtaking puppetry to bring light to the holiday season.The show will run at The Rose, Nov. 25 through Dec. 18, 2016. (more...)

Silk Road Rising Presents First-Ever Holiday Show CHRISTMAS AT CHRISTINE'S
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Silk Road Rising presents their first-ever holiday show with the world premiere of Christmas at Christine's, written and performed by Christine Bunuan and directed by J.R. Sullivan. The production will run December 1st to 23rd, 2016 at Silk Road Rising located at 77 W. Washington St., Lower Level, Chicago, IL, 60602. The Press Opening is Friday, December 2nd at 8:00pm. (more...)

SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns with a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 10, 2016
by - Nov 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, December 10, 2016! (more...)

Voices Carry: A Celebration of Irish Women Writing
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Selected and Arranged by Playwright Honor Molloy and Directed by Kira Simring, Honor Molloy and Actors Gina Costigan and Angel Desai Will Perform Readings of Works by Leland Bardwell, Maeve Brennan, Elizabeth Bowen, Anne Enright, Lucy Grealy, Maura Laverty, Claire McAllister, Gina Moxley and Edna O'Brien. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Michael Russotto
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 22, 2016

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A Chorus Line at Downtown Cabaret
by Carissa Chesanek - Nov 21, 2016

The award-winning musical comes to the The Downtown Cabaret Main Theatre stage with soulful characters that offer gripping and touching stories. (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere New Series LITTLE WOMEN: DALLAS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Lifetime's popular franchise heads to The Lone Star State with LITTLE WOMEN: DALLAS (#LittleWomenDallas), premiering Today, November 2 at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out All-New Trailer for Illumination's Animated Comedy SING
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Following the release of this summer's comedy blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination presents SING, in theaters December 21. Check out a new trailer below! (more...)

'SING' Your Way to L.A. - YouTube & Universal Announce Talent Competition
by Movies News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Fans will have a chance to be featured on the YouTube Homepage Masthead, and three lucky fans will win a trip to L.A. and get to participate in a 'Next Rising Star' Digital Development Workshop at YouTube Space L.A. to learn how to become a top content creator on YouTube. (more...)

PRANCER Makes World Debut on The Rose Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

When an injured reindeer appears in a young girl's backyard, it sets the stage for a story filled with heart and hope in the new stage adaptation of the film Prancer, making its world debut on The Rose stage. The show, which opens Friday, Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 18, 2016, will showcase breathtaking puppetry and a heartwarming story to bring light to the holiday season.  (more...)

BWW Feature: One Community, Under a Dome: My Story at MOVING ARTS (Part 1)
by Devon Hoffman - Nov 17, 2016

I moved back home to Albuquerque after serving with the Peace Corps in the Philippines. A guy called to ask if we could meet and talk about the museum I had established on the island where I'd served. He wanted to start a museum too, in New Mexico. Would I be interested in helping him? (more...)

VIDEO: Watch All-New Holiday Promo for Animated Musical Comedy SING
by Movies News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Universal Pictures¬†has released a holiday promo¬†for¬†Illumination Entertainment's SING,¬†featuring a cover of Deee-Lite's ¬ďGroove is in the Heart.¬Ē The animated film hits theaters on Christmas Day. Get a first look below! (more...)

Scott Wilson, Son of Beach Boy Dennis Wilson, to Host Book Signing at Promenade Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Natalia Lazarus¬†and The Promenade Playhouse¬†are thrilled to announce, Scott Wilson (Son of Dennis Wilson), will be signingcopies¬†of his new book, ¬ďSon Of A Beach Boy ¬Ė My Dad, Dennis Wilson¬Ē - Scott will be present this weekend only at The Promenade Playhouse.¬†Friday¬†and¬†Saturday¬†only (Nov. 18th¬†& 19th).¬† (more...)

Tickets for Free Screening of SING Available for Thanksgiving Weekend
by Movies News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

In partnership with AMC Theatres, Illumination Entertainment invites fans nationwide to schedule a free day at the movies with SING over Thanksgiving weekend. (more...)

New Rep Extends FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Through January 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

New Repertory Theatre has extended Fiddler on the Roof, running December 2, 2016- January 1, 2017 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Horse Thief's 'Little One' Debuts Today, Trials And Truths Out 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

¬ďLittle One,¬Ē the newest single from Oklahoma quintet Horse Thief's forthcoming new album Trials And Truths, debuts today¬ólisten here. Trials And Truths is set for release January 27 on Bella Union. Preorder the album here. (more...)

New Musicals QUESTION 1 and DUMB LUCK Get Readings with TRU Voices
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series, on January 23 & 30 at 7pm at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 W. 46th Street, NYC 10036. A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. (more...)

RECO'S MAGIC Short to Debut at the 2017 California Women's Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Reco's Magic, a comedy short that tells the story of a middle class family that has fallen on Hard Times and how the entrepreneurial spirit of the children comes to the rescue. (more...)

Comedy Short RECO'S MAGIC to Debut at the 2017 California Women's Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

RECO'S MAGIC, a comedy short that tells the story of a middle class family that has fallen on Hard Times and how the entrepreneurial spirit of the children comes to the rescue. (more...)

U.S. Pavilion Features New Work by Mark Bradford and Collaboration with Rio Terà dei Pensieri
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, will present Mark Bradford as the representative for the United States at La Biennale di Venezia 57th International Art Exhibition, on view from May 13 to November 26, 2017. Los Angeles-based Bradford, a leading light in contemporary art, will create new works in a variety of media-presented alongside existing work-for Tomorrow Is Another Day, co-curated by Christopher Bedford, BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director and commissioner for the project; and Katy Siegel, BMA Senior Programming and Research Curator. (more...)

Illumination and Universal Pictures Announce Sequel to Hit Animated Film SING
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Illumination and Universal Pictures officially announced this week that a sequel to the hit animated film SING is in the works and will hit theaters on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/20; New 'Women in Theater' Column, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature 'Women in Theater' feature in Connecticut, a spotlight on Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's 50th Anniversary in Nashville, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Detroit Opera House
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 19, 2017

Are you ready for a new and improved version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? I love the original, which I first saw in California, when Robert Guillaume (star of Benson) played the role. Of course, I saw it in London's West End and on Broadway, but it's really fun to see the new version right here in Detroit. I know it's hard to believe that PHANTOM could ever be improved upon, but they've worked some magic. The chandelier is more spooky, the catacombs look more like a person actually lives there, the costumes are different, especially the stairway costume in part two - but in this version there is no grand staircase. This phantom uses a lot of pyrotechnics to accompany his magic. You will like the way they descend into the Phantom's lair; that bridge scene what shifted like a teeter totter has been replaced by really cool steps that protrude from dungeon walls. And the best part is at the very end, when the phantom vanishes; it's in a very different way, and I have no idea how he pulled it off. (more...)

Social Distortion to Bring Rock 'n' Roll to the Boulder Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Social Distortion is bringing their brand of rock 'n' roll for one night to the Boulder Theater on March 29, 2017. (more...)

LOVE AIN'T NEVER GONNA Sets Theme, Guests for February Show at Annoyance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Love Ain't Never Gonna, the love-themed recurring comedy show performed at Williamsburg's Annoyance Theatre NY, has announced that their February performance, 'Mischief,' will feature Jo Firestone ('The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon') and Brett Davis ('The Special Without Brett Davis'). February's performance will be on Saturday the 4th at 11:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre In the Round's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE is a Well-Directed, -Acted, and -Designed Production of a Classic American Tragedy
by Jill Schafer - Jan 17, 2017

If you're a fan of American theater classics, get yourself to Theatre in the Round in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis. Their excellent production of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge features strong performances from the whole cast (particularly the leads), a really cool set with vintage props, and great staging in their intimate in-the-round setting. This completely engrossing and tragic story of flawed and very real characters navigating Hard Times and tricky family relations in 1950s working class Brooklyn will get under your skin. It's one of those experiences that makes you feel like you've been on a journey with these characters, one that's hard to shake when you leave the theater. It's probably the second best play I've seen at TRP. Don't let this one fly under your radar. (more...)

Wild Swan Theater to Stage JACK AND THE BEANSTALK This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Wild Swan Theater presents Jack and the Beanstalk, March 22-25 at Towsley Auditorium, Washtenaw Community College. (more...)

BWW Review: A Practically Perfect TWELFTH NIGHT at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 9, 2017

Shakespeare's remix of his own work gets masterfully refitted as full-on farce in Ted Pappas's production. (more...)

SEX WITH STRANGERS, SHEAR MADNESS and More Set for Good Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Good Theater the professional theater in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Centers has announced its 16th season opening in the fall of 2017.  This will be the biggest season the company has produced yet. (more...)

SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL Comes to Sonora This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 38th season with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act. Based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film, the show features music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors). (more...)

Award-Winning Multimedia Solo Show, HARD TRAVELIN' Performs at Kerr Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

HARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY, the critically acclaimed multimedia solo show with the music and artworks of Woody Guthrie, written and performed by ASU theatre alum, Randy Noojin, will be presented at ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, on Friday, February 17 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $33 premium, $28 reserve, $25 general admission, $21 for faculty/staff and students of ASU at the door. Tickets at www.asukerr.com, or call box office: 480.596.2660. Visit show site at www.HardTravelinShow.com (more...)

Larry Kirwan's New Musical IRELAND - A HISTORY IN SONG Headed to NJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm, Peter LeDonne, the Director of Community and Cultural Affairs at Bergen Community College (400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ), will present as part of the Ciccone Theatre's Distinguished Artist Series the World Premiere of music legend Larry Kirwan's highly anticipated musical voyage and masterful tribute to Ireland and its centuries of musical genius, IRELAND-A History In Song. (more...)

BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, Crucible, Sheffield
by Ruth Deller - Feb 15, 2017

This new musical from Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae fizzes with energy and warmth - a must-see! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 14, 2017
by - Feb 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: BLUES IN THE NIGHT Smolders at Creative Cauldron
by Barbara Johnson - Feb 13, 2017

Creative Cauldron's production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, directed by Matt Conner, spotlights a strong four-person cast that delivers 26 songs by Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, and other early jazz legends. Backed by a live band led by Walter 'Bobby' McCoy and surrounded with a sultry set, these singers enthrall. (more...)

Brain Meets Brawn in SAM & DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

59E59 Theaters will host the East Coast premiere of SAM & DEDE, OR MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT, written by Gino DiIorio and directed by Leah S. Abrams. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents the World Premiere of WINTER by Julie Jensen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of Winter by Julie Jensen. The production, co-directed by RTE members Megan Carney and Mark Ulrich,runs January 7 - February 11, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

TRU to Host 'RAISING MONEY FOR THEATER' Producer Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

Irish Rep to Present the cell's Production of CRACKSKULL ROW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre will present the cell's (Nancy Manocherian, Founding Artistic Director and Kira Simring, Artistic Director) production of CRACKSKULL ROW, by Honor Molloy. (more...)

VIDEO: Laurie Hernandez & YouTube Music Artists Star in New Videos for SING
by Movies News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Before you head to theaters on December 21st to see the new animated movie SING, check out two new videos for the film.  (more...)

THE COLOUR OF ME, HER, A REAL ALIEN ADVENTURE and More Coming to Half Moon Theatre in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Half Moon Theatre (43 White Horse Road, London E1 0ND) has announced its lineup for its Winter/Spring 2017 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Upcoming Musical Film SING Presents A Holiday Remix Live on YouTube
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

On Friday, December 16, YouTube Space LA will partner with Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures to host a live holiday concert in celebration of the upcoming event film SING. (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

Eddie B Saxton Releases COME SUNDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Eddie B. Saxton has completed his new book 'Come Sundown': a compendium of the author's innermost dreams and thoughts. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOY KNOWN AS DR. BARNARDO'S is A Story that has Been Waiting to be Told
by Lauren Gienow - Dec 1, 2016

As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, you may feel inclined to stay by the fire indoors¬Öbut I suggest that those in the Milverton, Ontario area, bundle up and head over to 69 Main St. N to see an original historical play, which also happens to be based locally, put on by 'Southwesto House'. (more...)

Voices Carry: A Celebration of Irish Women Writing at Irish Arts Center 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Irish Arts Center, which projects a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is pleased to present Voices Carry: A Celebration of Women Writing, December 6. Organized by author and playwright Honor Molloy and directed by Kira Simring, the event features Ms. Molloy and actors Gina Costigan, Angel Desai and Orlagh Cassidy in dramatic readings of 20th Century works spanning a variety of forms, including memoir, novels, poetry, drama, and radio. The featured texts-by renowned contemporary authors Anne Enright andEdna O'Brien; playwright Gina Moxley; and late writers including Leland Bardwell, Maeve Brennan, Elizabeth Bowen, Lucy Grealy, Maura Laverty, and Claire McAllister-explore the humor, depth, and resilience of Irish and Irish American women. (more...)

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