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New York, NY 10023
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Based on the Medea myth

This powerful re-telling of the tragic Medea myth was hailed by the San Francisco Examiner as 'A major work by one of the most highly regarded new serious songwriters for the stage.' Set in the twilight years of the 19th century, MARIE CHRISTINE chronicles its doomed heroine's journey from her genteel life of privilege in New Orleans Creole society through betrayal and incomprehensible vengeance in boisterous Chicago. This gripping tale of one headstrong and passionate young woman's all-consuming love for an ambitious sea captain provides a tour-de-force for its leading lady. When it premiered at the esteemed Lincoln Center Theatre, the New York Daily News found it to be 'A brilliant re-working of Medea [that] manages at once to make it fresh and to retain its gut-wrenching compulsion.' MARIE CHRISTINE was the final Broadway musical of the 20th century, an extraordinary creation that investigates unsettling mysteries of the psyche that are as old as the human condition itself.

Words and Music by Michael John LaChiusa


A.C.T. Announces RACE, 10/21-11/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2011

The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) 2011-12 season continues with David Mamet's newest play, Race, directed by former CENTERSTAGE Artistic Director Irene Lewis. Fresh from a triumphant run on Broadway, Mamet's wicked and scathing courtroom comedy makes its West Coast premiere at A.C.T. With his trademark verbal pyrotechnics, Mamet unleashes two attorneys and the firm's young associate as they scramble to decide if they want to represent a wealthy white man accused of assaulting a black woman. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Tour Beginning October 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2011

With four Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards, the Juilliard-trained Audra McDonald returns to performing live full-time this month following four seasons playing Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC's hit television series Private Practice. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Presents THE MOST HAPPY FELLA Reading, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2011

The cast has been announced for the staged reading of FRANK LOESSER'S MUSICAL THE MOST HAPPY FELLA which begins the second season of MUSICAL THEATRE WEST'S REINER READING SERIES on September 25th at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

QUEEN OF THE MIST Plays The Gym At Judson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2011

Queen of the Mist is a world premiere musical with words and music by 5-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party,Marie Christine, Hello Again). (more...)

ANNIE To Play Holiday Encore in Aspen's Wheeler Opera House 12/16-23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2011

Theatre Aspen, an award-winning professional theatre in the Rocky Mountains, announced an encore presentation of the beloved musical Annie, by Thomas Meehan (book), Charles Strouse (music) and Martin Charnin (lyrics). (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for Michael John LaChiusa's QUEEN OF THE MIST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2011

Queen of the Mist is a world premiere musical with words and music by 5-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Hello Again). (more...)

Musical Theatre West Presents THE MOST HAPPY FELLA Reading, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2011

The cast has been announced for the staged reading of FRANK LOESSER'S MUSICAL THE MOST HAPPY FELLA which begins the second season of MUSICAL THEATRE WEST'S REINER READING SERIES on September 25th at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Mary Testa to Lead Transport Group's QUEEN OF THE MIST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2011

Queen of the Mist is a world premiere musical with words and music by 5-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Hello Again). Based on an astounding, outrageous, and haunting true story, two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa (Guys and Dolls, Xanadu, 42nd Street) stars as Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901, set out to be the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls, in a barrel of her own design. Navigating both the treacherous Falls and a fickle public with a ravenous appetite for sensationalism, this unconventional heroine vies for her legacy in a world clamoring with swindling managers, assassins, revolutionaries, moralizing family, anarchists and activists. Convinced that there is greatness in her and determined not to live as ordinary, she sets out to battle her fear and tempt her fate. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Bring Concert Tour to Carnegie Hall,10/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2011

With four Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards, the Juilliard-trained Audra McDonald returns to performing live full-time this month following four seasons playing Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC's hit television series Private Practice. Currently starring alongside Norm Lewis in A.R.T.'s PORGY AND BESS, the Broadway-bound singer will make a stop at Carnegie Hall as a part of her 20-city concert tour across North America. McDonald will present her trademark mix of show tunes, classic songs from movies, and pieces written expressly for her by leading contemporary composers. (more...)

Sarah Uriarte Berry Leads SHOW BOAT At Goodspeed July 1-September 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2011

Goodspeed Musicals, the first two-time Tony Award winning theatre in the country, will breathe new life into the indelible American classic Show Boat. (more...)

Audra McDonald Brings Concert Tour to Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2011

With four Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards, the Juilliard-trained Audra McDonald returns to performing live full-time this month following four seasons playing Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC's hit television series Private Practice. Currently starring alongside Norm Lewis in A.R.T.'s PORGY AND BESS, the Broadway-bound singer will make a stop at Carnegie Hall as a part of her 20-city concert tour across North America. McDonald will present her trademark mix of show tunes, classic songs from movies, and pieces written expressly for her by leading contemporary composers. (more...)

Audra McDonald Comes To The Stage At Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

Audra McDonald brings her luminous soprano and incomparable gift for dramatic truth-telling to the Van Wezel on Sun. Nov. 6, 2011 @ 7:00 PM. (more...)

A.C.T. Announces RACE, 10/21-11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) 2011-12 season continues with David Mamet's newest play, Race, directed by former CENTERSTAGE Artistic Director Irene Lewis. Fresh from a triumphant run on Broadway, Mamet's wicked and scathing courtroom comedy makes its West Coast premiere at A.C.T. With his trademark verbal pyrotechnics, Mamet unleashes two attorneys and the firm's young associate as they scramble to decide if they want to represent a wealthy white man accused of assaulting a black woman. (more...)

QUEEN OF THE MIST Plays The Gym At Judson
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

Queen of the Mist is a world premiere musical with words and music by 5-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party,Marie Christine, Hello Again). (more...)

Theatre Aspen Presents ANNIE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; Tickets On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

Tickets are now on sale for two winter productions at Theatre Aspen, an award-winning professional theatre in the Rocky Mountains. Theatre Aspen School presents the Howard Ashman and Alan Menken musical Little Shop of Horrors at the Aspen District Theatre from December 2nd - 11th, followed by an encore presentation of the beloved musical Annie, by Thomas Meehan (book), Charles Strouse (music) and Martin Charnin (lyrics). Annie played to sold-out houses in Aspen this summer, and was the largest musical ever produced by the organization, now in its twenty-eighth year. Annie will run from December 16th - 23rd, at the historic Wheeler Opera House in downtown Aspen. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mary Testa Talks QUEEN OF THE MIST
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 1, 2011

Transport Group caught a moment with Queen of the Mist, Mary Testa. Click below to watch this exclusive interview with Mary to see what went into creating the Queen that she will become for the first preview on October 18th. (more...)

Review Roundup: QUEEN OF THE MIST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2011

Transport Group's Queen of the Mist is a world premiere musical with words and music by 5-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Hello Again). Based on an astounding, outrageous, and haunting true story, two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa (Guys and Dolls, Xanadu, 42nd Street) stars as Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901, set out to be the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls, in a barrel of her own design. (more...)

BWW TV: QUEEN OF THE MIST Opens Off-Broadway; Meet the Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2011

Transport Group's Queen of the Mist is a world premiere musical with words and music by 5-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Hello Again). Based on an astounding, outrageous, and haunting true story, two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa (Guys and Dolls, Xanadu, 42nd Street) stars as Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901, set out to be the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls, in a barrel of her own design. The production officially opened last night, November 6. Click below for a chat with the company! (more...)

Audra McDonald Comes To The Stage At Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2011

Audra McDonald brings her luminous soprano and incomparable gift for dramatic truth-telling to the Van Wezel on Sun. Nov. 6, 2011 @ 7:00 PM. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 29- November 4
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 4, 2011

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week, or you're just in the mood for a recap of everything theatre, BroadwayWorld's feature, 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end of the week fix. Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to the West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more! For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 22-28. (more...)

Ballet NY Presents 2011 Season at the Ailey Citigroup Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2011

Ballet NY presents its 2011 Season, including the Company Premiere of a duet from Agnes de Mille's The Other and the World Premiere of Artistic Director Medhi Bahiri's In Twilight, from November 18-20, 2011 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue). (more...)

Theatre at the Center Presents THE COLOR OF JUSTICE, Opens 1/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

To kick off the celebration of Black History Month, Theatre at the Center's Theatre for Young Audiences will present the Theatreworks USA production of The Color of Justice, a play inspired by events and people surrounding the civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Tour Beginning October 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2011

With four Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards, the Juilliard-trained Audra McDonald returns to performing live full-time this month following four seasons playing Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC's hit television series Private Practice. (more...)

Ballet NY Presents 2011 Season at the Ailey Citigroup Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2011

Ballet NY presents its 2011 Season, including the Company Premiere of a duet from Agnes de Mille's The Other and the World Premiere of Artistic Director Medhi Bahiri's In Twilight, from November 18-20, 2011 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue). (more...)

REBECCA to Play Broadhurst Theatre Opening April 2012; Sierra Boggess Now Confirmed to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2011

Producers Ben Sprecher, Louise Forlenza, The Shubert Organization, Peter Bezemes, Tony Fusco, Larry Feinman, Nanda Anand and Peter Bogyo by special arrangement with/and based on the Vereinigte Buhnen Wien GmbH production, announced that the new musical REBECCA, based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier novel, will open on Broadway Sunday, April 22 at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Previews will begin Tuesday, March 27. Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, Love Never Dies, Master Class and as Christine in last month's 25th Anniversary Concert of The Phantom of the Opera in London) will play the lead role of 'I'. Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at at Mary Testa, et al. in Transport Group's QUEEN OF THE MIST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2011

Transport Group's Queen of the Mist is a world premiere musical with words and music by 5-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Hello Again). Based on an astounding, outrageous, and haunting true story, two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa (Guys and Dolls, Xanadu, 42nd Street) stars as Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901, set out to be the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls, in a barrel of her own design. Check out production shots from the show below! (more...)

Tituss Burgess & Joy Lynn Matthews Lead Broadway Pops International's 'I Hear A Symphony', 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2011

Broadway's Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys) and Joy Lynn Matthews (The Music Man, Marie Christine) will appear in concert with Chelsea Tipton II and the Binghamton Philharmonic Pops on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Ballet NY Presents 2011 Season at the Ailey Citigroup Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2011

Ballet NY presents its 2011 Season, including the Company Premiere of a duet from Agnes de Mille's The Other and the World Premiere of Artistic Director Medhi Bahiri's In Twilight, from November 18-20, 2011 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, NYC (at Ninth Avenue). (more...)

Tituss Burgess & Joy Lynn Matthews Lead Broadway Pops International's 'I Hear A Symphony', 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2011

Broadway's Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys) and Joy Lynn Matthews (The Music Man, Marie Christine) will appear in concert with Chelsea Tipton II and the Binghamton Philharmonic Pops on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: TERESA'S ECSTASY Plays Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2012

Avila Productions, LLC, by special arrangement with Cherry Lane Theatre in association with Jack Sharkey, today announced the world premiere of TERESA'S ECSTASY, written by Begonya Plaza and directed by Will Pomerantz. (more...)

TERESA'S ECSTASY Plays Cherry Lane Theatre Beginning 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2012

Avila Productions, LLC, by special arrangement with Cherry Lane Theatre in association with Jack Sharkey, today announced the world premiere of TERESA'S ECSTASY, written by Begonya Plaza and directed by Will Pomerantz. (more...)

Will Pomerantz Leads TERESA'S ECSTASY At Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2012

Avila Productions, LLC, by special arrangement with Cherry Lane Theatre in association with Jack Sharkey, has announced the world premiere of TERESA'S ECSTASY, written by Begonya Plaza and directed by Will Pomerantz. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN's Rebecca Faulkenberry Set for Jonathan Tunick Concert, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2012

Rebecca Faulkenberry, the star of Broadway's Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, will be the Special Musical Guest of Emmy/Grammy/Oscar/Tony-winning orchestrator Jonathan Tunick in his Birdland concert this coming Monday, March 19 at 7pm. (more...)

Theatre at the Center Presents THE COLOR OF JUSTICE, Opens 1/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2012

To kick off the celebration of Black History Month, Theatre at the Center's Theatre for Young Audiences will present the Theatreworks USA production of The Color of Justice, a play inspired by events and people surrounding the civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. (more...)

Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory Reunite for 'When Everything Was Possible' Concert, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012

James William Productions and Stephenie Skyllas will present Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory in When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments), for one night only, Sunday April 29th (7:30pm) at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. They will be joined by a thirteen-piece band (Michael Rafter, Music Director), playing new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick. Larry Moss directs, with musical staging by Joshua Bergasse ("Smash"). Carolyn Wong will provide lighting design, with sound design by Leon Rothenberg and projection design by Telegraphicmedia. (more...)

Will Pomerantz Leads TERESA'S ECSTASY At Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012

Avila Productions, LLC, by special arrangement with Cherry Lane Theatre in association with Jack Sharkey, has announced the world premiere of TERESA'S ECSTASY, written by Begonya Plaza and directed by Will Pomerantz. (more...)

Theatre at the Center Presents THE COLOR OF JUSTICE, Opens 1/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2012

To kick off the celebration of Black History Month, Theatre at the Center's Theatre for Young Audiences will present the Theatreworks USA production of The Color of Justice, a play inspired by events and people surrounding the civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. (more...)

TERESA'S ECSTASY Plays Cherry Lane Theatre Beginning 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2012

Avila Productions, LLC, by special arrangement with Cherry Lane Theatre in association with Jack Sharkey, today announced the world premiere of TERESA'S ECSTASY, written by Begonya Plaza and directed by Will Pomerantz. (more...)

Jonathan Tunick to Return to Birdland, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2012

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has just announced that Emmy/Grammy/Oscar/Tony-winning orchestrator JONATHAN TUNICK is returning to Birdland with his Broadway Moonlighters on Monday, March 19 at 7pm. This is a rare public performance by Broadway's premier orchestrator, who will be leading a big band of Broadway's finest musicians in his own arrangements. Tunick's last appearance with the Broadway Moonlighters (with surprise guest vocalist Barbara Cook) was Standing Room Only, and of course, another Surprise Guest performer will appear this year! (more...)

Ramona Keller, Joy Lynn Matthews Perform In I HEAR A SYMPHONY 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2011

Broadway's Ramona Keller (Brooklyn, Caroline or Change), Joy Lynn Matthews (The Music Man, Marie Christine), and Destan Owens (Chicago, Rent) will appear in concert with John Varineau and the Grand Rapids Symphony on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Ramona Keller, Joy Lynn Matthews Perform In I HEAR A SYMPHONY 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2011

Broadway's Ramona Keller (Brooklyn, Caroline or Change), Joy Lynn Matthews (The Music Man, Marie Christine), and Destan Owens (Chicago, Rent) will appear in concert with John Varineau and the Grand Rapids Symphony on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 7:30pm. (more...)

ANNIE To Play Holiday Encore in Aspen's Wheeler Opera House 12/16-23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2011

Theatre Aspen, an award-winning professional theatre in the Rocky Mountains, announced an encore presentation of the beloved musical Annie, by Thomas Meehan (book), Charles Strouse (music) and Martin Charnin (lyrics). (more...)

ANNIE To Play Holiday Encore in Aspen's Wheeler Opera House 12/16-23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2011

Theatre Aspen, an award-winning professional theatre in the Rocky Mountains, announced an encore presentation of the beloved musical Annie, by Thomas Meehan (book), Charles Strouse (music) and Martin Charnin (lyrics). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre Aspen's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2011

Theatre Aspen's upcoming summer season, reported Artistic Director Paige Price. The award-winning regional theatre unveiled the brand new Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park on June 24th with two musicals and a comedy. The theatre's 28th season of summer repertory features the regional premiere of Becky's New Car, by native Coloradan Steven Dietz, starring Emmy- and Tony-nominee Sandy Duncan. Opening July 7th is the beloved musical Annie, by Thomas Meehan (book), Charles Strouse (music) and Martin Charnin (lyrics), and the new musical Vices: A Love Story, (story by Michael Heitzman & Ilene Reid, and music and lyrics by Susan Draus, Everett Bradley, Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid). Vices closes out the season with a final performance on August 20th. Check out photos of the productions below! (more...)

Alexa Green & Mary Testa to Perform at Splash's Curtain Call 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2011

Splash's Musical Mondays is proud to present a very special edition of 'Curtain Call' with Alexa Green. On August 15th, directly following the video clip extravaganza, host Emily McNamara welcomes Alexa as she makes her 'Curtain Call' debut. Then, stick around for a special appearance by Broadway star Mary Testa! (more...)

PORGY AND BESS Opens 8/17 at American Repertory Theater
by BWW - Aug 17, 2011

A.R.T. American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) will present The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS, opening the A.R.T.'s 2011-2 season on August 17 at the Loeb Drama Center. The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, is adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray, and directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS Starts Performances at A.R.T. 8/17
by BWW - Aug 17, 2011

A.R.T. American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) will present The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, opening the A.R.T.'s 2011-2 season on August 117 at the Loeb Drama Center. The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, is adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray, and directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Tour Beginning October 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2011

With four Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards, the Juilliard-trained Audra McDonald returns to performing live full-time this month following four seasons playing Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC's hit television series Private Practice. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS Opens 8/17 at American Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2011

A.R.T. American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) will present The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS, opening the A.R.T.'s 2011-2 season on August 17 at the Loeb Drama Center. The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, is adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray, and directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus. (more...)

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