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


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.

Amy Grant to Headline Pacific Symphony's Pops Opening Night Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Pacific Symphony's Pops season undergoes a mighty launch with a stupendous opening night featuring six-time Grammy Award winner Amy Grant. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Pops Season Presents Amy Grant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Pacific Symphony's Pops season undergoes a mighty launch with a stupendous opening night featuring six-time Grammy Award winner Amy Grant. This American-music icon has enjoyed a career spanning more than 30 years, stretching from her roots in gospel music to leading pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. Known as "America's Sweetheart" and admired for her crossover music-from contemporary Christian to mainstream-Grant has produced numerous hits such as "Baby Baby," "Every Heartbeat," "That's What Love is For," "I Will Remember You," "Lead Me On," "El Shaddai" and more. She now brings her soothing voice, engaging personality and talent for erasing the lines between genres to the Symphony for a perfect night out that includes an exciting mix of music from her latest musical endeavors to her greatest hits. (more...)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens at the Terrace Plaza Playhouse This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The musical for any MUSICAL LOVER is opening September 30th! This musical comedy is set to be performed September 30th - November 12th, Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm. (more...)

Legendary Folk Artist Bob Dylan's First Permanent Public Work Of Art To Be Featured At MGM National Harbor
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016


Casting and More for Jermyn Street's THE AUTUMN GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

This October, Jermyn Street Theatre presents the UK premiere of The Autumn Garden by acclaimed US playwright, screenwriter and political activist Lillian Hellman.  Nominated for the New York Critic's Circle Award and considered by many as her best work (above the better known Little Foxes and Children's Hour), the play opened on Broadway in 1951 to critical acclaim.  (more...)

The Finborough Rediscovers Howard Brenton Classic, MAGNIFICENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"I loathe us, I loathe our stupid puerile view of the World … That WE have only to do it, that WE have only to go puff, and the monster buildings will go splat…" The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence, the seminal 1973 play by revered British dramatist Howard Brenton, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four week season from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

New Theatre Royal to Welcome TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Vibrant and innovative theatre company Creative Cow promises an evening of intoxicating adventure in an adaptation of Graham Greene's most entertaining of books 'Travels With My Aunt'. (more...)

Benefit Performance of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Set for October 3rd to Help Community Rebuild After Tornado
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Please join us for our benefit performance of The Drowsy Chaperone on October 3rd at 7:30 pm, where we will be giving ALL proceeds and donations from that evening to help our community rebuild. (more...)

BWW Review: Stunning FOLLIES at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
by Chris Gibson - Sep 20, 2016

While I was watching FOLLIES, I was reminded of our own beloved Fox Theatre, and how it had tread a similar path during the 1970's. Like the fictional Weismann Theatre where this story's action takes place, it had been fallen on Hard Times, reduced to screening Kung-Fu and exploitation film fare before being renovated and reopened. But there is no restoration in the cards for the Weismann, and the people that come to it for one final celebrated glimpse may be nearing the point of being past reclamation themselves. This is superior Sondheim, and though it's not revived as often as some of his other works, it's full of the kind of interweaving melodies and motifs that this master composer is so adept at creating. Find out for yourself just how compelling and engaging this musical is by seeing The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' stunning production that opens their 50th season. (more...)

Jacqueline DeLorge Releases THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

'The Plans I Have For You' is a gripping and engaging group of stories that focus on lives changing and powerful lessons being learned by the grace of the good Lord. 'The Plans I Have For You' is the creation of published author, Jacqueline DeLorge, a gifted writer and story teller. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Waterbury Festival Playhouse Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Waterbury Festival Playhouse, central Vermont's professional theater company, presents "Steel Magnolias" by Robert Harling.  'Steel Magnolias' tells a story about the close knit relationships between six ordinary Southern women, living in a small town in Louisiana. The title suggests the main female characters can be both as delicate as the magnolia flower, and as tough as steel. (more...)

BWW Review: Theresa Kloos' REASONS TO BE UNSUCCESSFUL at The Metropolitan Room Succeeds with Quirky Comedy and Charm
by Amy Oestreicher - Sep 14, 2016

In her tour de force, one-woman show REASONS TO BE UNSUCCESSFUL at the Metropolitan Room on September 2, comedian Theresa Kloos used her endearingly quirky sense of humor to bring the audience closer than we ever could have hoped for, in a night of comic showtunes, sassy pop songs, and spunky rock beats. UNSUCCESSFUL debuted in June as a follow-up to her first show, REASONS TO BE UNPRETTY, which was her first 'exploration of the trials and tribulations of a funny, albeit awkward girl growing up in Cleveland.' This time around, Kloos is back with lessons learned and a powerful message to share--- infused with her humor, of course. (more...)

MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Begins Next Week at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet on Monday, September 19. (more...)

Scoop: CLASS DIVIDE on HBO on Monday, October 3, 2016
by TV Scoop - Sep 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on CLASS DIVIDE on HBO, airing on Monday, October 3, 2016! (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Tennessee Williams Bio-Musical A HOUSE OF GLASS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "A House of Glass" in concert on Monday September 12, 2016 at 7 PM. Broadway's Joshua Morgan (Les Mis), Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple), Leah Horowitz (Follies), Jelani Remy (The Lion King), Austin Colby (The Sound of Music), Theresa McCarthy (Floyd Collins) and Megan Kane take part in a one night only concert version of this exciting new musical! (more...)

by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA: HOLIDAY FOR HEROES premieres on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (Check Local Listings) (more...)

Boomerang's LOVELESS TEXAS to Receive Private Industry Reading 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Boomerang Theatre Company (Tim Errickson, Artistic Director) is pleased to continue the artistic development of LOVELESS TEXAS, the new musical from Boomerang Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan and composer Henry Aronson. LOVELESS TEXAS will receive an invitation-only industry reading in New York City on Thursday October 20th. (more...)

Anna K. Jacobs Selected for 2016 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Ziegfeld Club has announced that Anna K. Jacobs has been selected to receive the 2016 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award. The award will provide Jacobs with a grant of $10,000 and a year of professional mentorship from mentors including Tony Award-winning producer Barbara Whitman. Zoe Sarnak and Shaina Taub are the honorable mentions chosen by the awards panel. Recipients will be honored during a reception that will feature distinguished speaker Jeanine Tesori and a special musical performance by Masi Asare, who is the recipient of last year's inaugural award, on Monday, November 7, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

Theater in Asylum Presents THE DEBATES: GENERAL ELECTION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The New York-based devised theater company, Theater in Asylum (TIA), will present four performances of The Debates: General Election at Under St. Marks Theater in the East Village. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, October 29, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, October 29, 2016! (more...)

Lifetime to Premiere New Series LITTLE WOMEN: DALLAS, 11/2
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

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

Acting for Others Announces Partners for 13th Annual Bucket Collection
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Today theatrical charity Acting for Others announces initial participants in its 13th annual bucket collection.  For two weeks, beginning 17 October, bucket collections will be held at the end of performances in almost every theatre across London and throughout the whole of the UK. Last year 86 theatres took part raising £232,791. (more...)

Chukwudi Iwuji to Lead the Public's Free MOBILE UNIT Production of HAMLET This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by Patricia McGregor. (more...)

NEW RISE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

It would have been easy for Nautica Copper to give up on herself and her dreams after finding herself homeless in a new city. (more...)

VIDEO: Mario Lopez Talks Recent Interview with 'Saved By the Bell' Co-Star Dustin Diamond
by - Jul 22, 2016

On CBS's THE TALK, guest Mario Lopez talked about his recent interview with former "Saved By The Bell" co-star Dustin Diamond, with a surprising twist. (more...)

Honor Molloy's CRACKSKULL ROW to Premiere at the cell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell in Chelsea will present the World Premiere of CRACKSKULL ROW by award-winning dramatist Honor Molloy. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016


BWW Review: CINDERELLA, The Australian Ballet, London Coliseum, 20 July 2016
by Emma Cann - Jul 21, 2016

The Australian Ballet return to the London Coliseum this summer with the UK debut of Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella, created on the company in 2013. Sleek, surreal and contemporary, there is no trace of a pumpkin or any talking mice in this new adaptation of the classic fairy tale. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden to Lead Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, Mass., has announced the Musical Theatre Lab world premiere new musical, Broadway Bounty Hunter, running from August 12 through September 4, 2016. The Press Opening is August 19 at 7:30pm. (more...)

ShawChicago to Present George Bernard Shaw's MISALLIANCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

ShawChicago presents George Bernard Shaw's farce on the fashionable, Misalliance. Performances run September 17 - October 10 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

BWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOU
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 9, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston brings back the original sets, costumes, and choreography for its fourth production of the 1992 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical. CRAZY FOR YOU could be subtitled "Gershwin's Greatest Hits," with eighteen musical treats splendidly played by a 15-piece orchestra conducted by Music Director Dan Rodriguez. Broadway veterans and Reagle audience favorites Kirby Ward (Director) and Beverly Ward star and give a song-and-dance master class that will have you tapping your feet right along with them. CRAZY FOR YOU is a classic 1930s musical comedy, full of energy and optimism. It's just what the psychiatrist ordered! (more...)

Everybody Knows Their Names! Grayson Powell, Jillian Louis, Barry Pearl and More Set for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have just announced casting for the upcoming National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. (more...)

Review Roundup: LA LA LAND Marks Return of the Movie Musical!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Academy Award nominee DAMIEN Chazelle's LA LA LAND opened the Venice Film Festival yesterday. Let's see what the critics have to say! (more...)

The Ziegfeld Club Extends Deadline for 2016 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Ziegfeld Club has announced that applications for the 2016 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, which will provide a grant of $10,000 and a year of professional mentorship to an emerging female composer or composer/lyricist, will now be accepted through September 9, 2016. (more...)

Paul Iacono's PSYCHEDELIC HEDONISM to Premiere at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Star of G.B.F., FAME, and MTV's The Hard Times Of RJ Berger, Paul Iacono returns to the New York nightclub scene in a premiere performance of PSYCHEDELIC HEDONISM, one night only at Joe's Pub on Tuesday, September 6th at 9:30pm. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The folks over at Barrington Stage Company are having so much fun with Broadway Bounty Hunter that they've created some digital trading cards for the all of the characters in the show! (more...)

Theresa Kloos Returns to Met Room With REASONS TO BE UNSUCCESSFUL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

After a smashing debut in June, comedian Theresa Kloos returns with her new one woman comedy show "Reasons To Be Unsuccessful" at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, on Sept. 2nd at 9:30pm. Her first show, "Reasons To Be Unpretty" was a hilarious exploration of the trials and tribulations of a funny, albeit awkward girl growing up in Cleveland. (more...)

Photo Flash: WORLD PREMIERE BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 20, 2016

The world premiere of Broadway Bounty Hunter, took place at Barrington Stage Company last night and Broadwayworld was there for the opening night festivities at the Sydelle & Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center. Broadway Bounty Hunter features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, The Black Suits, Bloodsong of Love), book by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin (author of Denton Little's Deathdate) and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Off Broadway: Once Upon A Mattress), and choreography by Jeffrey Page (Broadway's Violet). Joel Waggoner (BSC's Presto Change-O, Southern Comfort) serves as music director. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK Album to be Released on August 16th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa's 'Irving Berlin Songbook' album--part of an ongoing 'Irving Berlin Project' which Deffaa has been developing at the 13th Street Theater in New York City--will be released August 16th.  The album--with two-dozen members of New York's theatrical community singing 29 rare Berlin songs--includes many songs that have never before  been recorded.  Deffaa--one of the world's foremost authorities on Berlin's music and the author of five different shows about him--went through every song in the Berlin archive, some 1500 in all, in preparation for the project. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre Announces Autumn Season of Work by Classic Writers
by Edward Baker - Aug 2, 2016

Comprising works by two luminaries of twentieth century literature, a giant of European Theatre and one of the great English novelists, the season kicks off with Winnie The Pooh creator, A A Milne's 1921 theatrical work The Dover Road, which runs from September 6 to October 1 and is directed by Nichola McAuliffe. The Dover Road, which was first performed in 1921, is a light- hearted comedy set in a mysterious house just off the Dover Road, inhabited by the enigmatic Mr Latimer. Two runaway couples find themselves enjoying the hospitality of a complete stranger, who seems to have an underlying purpose of his own... (more...)

GOODNIGHT MOON, PRANCER, THUMBELINA and More Set for Rose Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Rose Theater will launch its 2016-17 season on Sept. 2, 2016, with the opening of Goodnight Moon, a musical featuring the classic children's book by the same name. (more...)

Honor and PSB Release New Survey Report on European Millennials
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016


Kathy Najimy, Kathryn Erbe & More to Star in New Comedy DATING MY MOTHER
by Movies News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Kathryn Erbe ('Law & Order: Criminal Intent') Kathy Najimy ('Veep'), James Le Gros ('Girls'), Paul Iacono ('The Hard Times of RJ Berger'), and newcomer Patrick Reilly will star in the new comedy DATING MY MOTHER. (more...)

'The Gospel of Mark¬óEternity and Readiness' Launches New Marketing Plan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

George Andrew recounts his experiences supporting his wife as she battled audial neuroma and how he was led to new spiritual realizations and discoveries when he turned to the Gospel for strength during those Hard Times. Now, with 'The Gospel of Mark-Eternity and Readiness: A Journal by a Layman' (published by AuthorHouse), he shares what he has learned to readers everywhere, so that they too can find succor and guidance in Christ when they walk through the valley of shadows. (more...)

Hattie Lewis Shares BIPOLAR THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Hattie Lewis, a Baptized Witness of Jehovah and devoted wife, has completed her new book, 'Bipolar the Mind': a joyful and thought-provoking compilation of original poetry that sings praises to Jehovah. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Lost, forgotten, and  unknown Irving Berlin songs are the focus of  Chip Deffaa's new album, 'The Irving Berlin Songbook,'  being released today.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Joe Iconis Gives Preview of New Musical BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2016

Just ahead of previews, Broadway Bounty Hunter writer, Joe Iconis gives viewers a sneak peek into his 'future Tony Award-winning' musical.  Broadway Bounty Hunter features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, The Black Suits, Bloodsong of Love), book by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin (author of Denton Little's Deathdate) and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Off Broadway: Once Upon A Mattress), and choreography by Jeffrey Page (Broadway's Violet). Joel Waggoner (BSC's Presto Change-O, Southern Comfort) serves as music director. (more...)

Director Departs BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, Starring Annie Golden; First Preview Canceled at Barrington
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC) announced today that due to creative differences, Leah C. Gardiner has parted ways with Broadway Bounty Hunter. (more...)

BWW Interview 'Days of Our Lives' Peter Reckell Returns to His Theater Roots in THE FANTASTICKS
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 11, 2016

Many years ago he played the role of The Mute and Matt in the Sullivan Street Production of THE FANTASTICKS. Today, Reckell speaks exclusively with BWW about the challenges and rewards of returning to the stage after a thirty-five year absence! (more...)

THE TRANS LIST Among HBO's Upcoming Thought-Provoking Documentaries
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the second half of 2016 (more...)

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