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Immortalized by Euripides, the story of Medea has inspired numerous literary and musical works. Medea, the mythological sorceress and priestess of Hecate, murders her children when her husband, Jason, whom she had assisted in his successful quest for the Golden Fleece, repudiates her because he wishes to marry another woman. Traditional renditions of the story have portrayed Medea as a demonic figure, but Cherubini and his librettist, FranÁois-Benoit Hoffmann, while conveying the sheer horror of Medea's actions, bring out the humanity of a woman who is driven to unspeakable crimes by unbearable pain. In the France of 1797, the story of Medea could have easily been interpreted as an allegory of the Revolution who devours her own children. Cherubini's work is a brilliant synthesis of several types of opera: opťra comique, tragťdie lyrique, Gluck's operatic style, and the allegorical opera of the French Revolution. In this opera, Cherubini's mastery of harmony, counterpoint, and orchestration -- which often anticipates the orchestral sound of Beethoven -- truly comes to the fore. Cherubini's peerless handling of musical form and drama rewards the listener with an extraordinary operatic experience. Beethoven admired Cherubini above all his contemporaries, and Medea was not only a source of inspiration but a model as well for Fidelio.

URINETOWN and More Slated for BoHo Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

BoHo Theatre is thrilled to announce plans for its upcoming 2017 season. Building on its rich, 13-year history, BoHo continues to bring an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays to Chicago stages focusing on emotional human relationships. (more...)

Theatre Nova to Premiere Daniel Beaty's MR. JOY This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Theatre Nova, an Ann Arbor company that focuses exclusively on new and recent plays, will premiere 'Mr. Joy' by Daniel Beaty this October. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of The Last Tiger in Haiti by playwright Jeff Augustin and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. A co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where the play had its world premiere in June, The Last Tiger in Haiti begins previews Friday, October 14 and the show runs through Sunday, November 27. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Friday, October 21. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces its FANTASTIC MR FOX Will Tour UK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In celebration of Roald Dahl Day, which will mark Roald Dahl's 100th birthday on 13 September, producing partners Nuffield and Curve in association with Lyric Hammersmith, today announced a major UK tour of Roald Dahl's FANTASTIC MR FOX, in a brand new musical adaptation for the stage. Following its world premiere at Nuffield Southampton Theatres this Christmas (22 Nov - 8 Jan. National Press Night: Wed 30 November, 7pm), FANTASTIC MR FOX will transfer to the Lyric Hammersmith for a 4-week run (25 Jan - 19 Feb) and will then tour to a further 16 venues nationwide, including Curve (3 - 9 April). This brand new family show is a playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's much-loved book; a brilliantly witty tale of the clever Mr Fox outfoxing three greedy farmers, brought to life on stage with live music and songs. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Classical Theater of Harlem to Stage World Premiere of FIT FOR A QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents the world premiere of Fit for a Queen, a comedy inspired by the life of Hatshepsut, a woman who ruled as a pharaoh in ancient Egypt. Hatshepsut's female lover helps her usurp the throne, only to finds herself at odds with an unexpectedly ruthless rival for power - her daughter. (more...)

New Staging of Wagner's TRISTAN UND ISOLDE to Open the Met's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 132nd season, the 50th anniversary of its iconic Lincoln Center home, on Monday, September 26 with a new production of Wagner's epic tragedy Tristan und Isolde. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) is pleased to announce the line-up of playwrights for the 2016-2017 Rough Readings Series in partnership with the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University, now in its 11th year. Beginning October 24th and 25th with workshop early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), the series continues monthly December 2016 through May 2017 with seven exceptional new works that are pushing into new theatrical territory, challenging assumptions, and presenting deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep to Present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs kick off their season by breathing new life into two of Shakespeare's classics. The Taming of the Shrew, under the direction of Kate Bergstrom ('18), runs October 20-23, 2016 and The Winter's Tale, directed by Mauricio Salgado ('18) runs November 3-6, 2016. (more...)

Dixon Place to Present Two Weekend Run by InTandem Lab
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Dixon Place will present InTandem Lab's Instructions to Decode A(n In)human transformation, a postmodern punk 'roach' Kabaret inspired by Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. Written in verse by Gisela Cardenas and delivered as spoken poetry by a cast of three, I2Decode explores the intertwining of live music, video mapping and words. Ryan Justesen (Playwrights Horizons/NYU) will direct the inaugural production under the artistic direction of InTandem Lab. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present Evening of Short Plays LIFE MASKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

'Life Masks,' an evening of new works by Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado, celebrates that even though you might now be of 'a certain age,' you still can fight for what you believe.  Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., presents the evening September 29 to October 15. (more...)

Redhouse to Stage Adult Puppet Comedy AVENUE Q This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, NY opens its Main Stage Season with the adult, puppet-filled musical Avenue Q September 15th - October 1st. Winner of the Tony 'Triple Crown' for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart.  (more...)

The Yard to Welcome Amy Brenneman and Sabrina Peck in THRESHOLD: 90-52-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

There will be a special benefit event for The Yard, featuring Amy Brenneman, on Friday, July 15, 7- 10pm at The Yard. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jonathan Cake and Marsha Stephanie Blake in MACBETH at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The Old Globe presents the first offering in the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's thrilling classic Macbeth, directed by Brian Kulick, Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company and a leading Shakespearean expert. The so-called 'Scottish Play' runs now through July 24, 2016, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Opening night is tomorrow, June 25 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, Eyes Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Almeida's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, is likely headed to the West End, and possibly the Great White Way. (more...)

Helen McCrory-starring THE DEEP BLUE SEA To Be Broadcast In Cinemas on 1 September
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's, THE DEEP BLUE SEA will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world from the National's Lyttelton Theatre on 1 September at 7pm. (more...)

'LADY DAY' & PECONG Set for Bayou Theatre Company's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Bayou Theatre Company returns with its third season entitled 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Exploring the Complexities of Womanhood'. With a season focused on female-centered stories, the season will open with Lanie Robertson's riveting one woman play with music LADY DAY AT THE EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, followed by PECONG by Steve Carter, a resetting of the myth of Medea. (more...)

Steep Theatre Company Sets 16th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Steep Theatre Company has announced the programming for its upcoming 16th season, which continues the company's tradition of presenting bold plays from today's most exciting playwrights, brought to life by fearlessly honest ensembles and visionary directors. Season 16 will feature a world premiere from Chicago playwright Alex Lubischer, a U.S. premiere from Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett, a U.S. premiere from rising English playwright Cordelia Lynn, and a Midwest premiere from California-based playwright Lauren Yee. Steep Ensemble Members and Jeff Award-winning directors Robin Witt and Jonathan Berry will helm two of the productions, to be joined by two guest directors.  (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company to Present JASPER JONES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Opening Friday 5 August at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, award-winning novel Jasper Jones is brought to life in a rich and poignant new production directed by Sam Strong. (more...)

Angel Light Pictures, Mario Vitellozzi Interviews 'The Golden Knights' Head Coach for Hollywood Film
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

This past month, The 1979 Northern Valley Regional High-School of Old Tappan Head-Coach Bill Medea met screenwriter, Mario Vitellozzi for the football drama, 'The Golden Knights' on the NVOT High-school football field for an in-person interview that took over two hours. Medea gave Vitellozzi a gentleman's introduction to the world of The Golden Knights football team during the 1979 season.  (more...)

Outré Theatre Company and Showtime Performing Arts Present Reading of A GRAY DIVIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

As part of the South Florida Theatre League's Summer Theatre Fest, Outre Theatre Company and Showtime Performing Arts join forces to present a reading of A Gray Divide by Juan Sanchez, starring Noah Levine and Elizabeth Price! (more...)

Photo Flash: SPEAKING IN TONGUES and RUBEN GUTHRIE at Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Head over to the Matrix Theatre in June for a mini Australian theater festival, when L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company presents a 'Double Feature' of two celebrated Australian plays that were made into movies and ATC's second annual free reading series - all over the course of 3-1/2 weeks. Opening with Speaking in Tonguesby Andrew Bovell on June 6 and the U.S. premiere of Ruben Guthrie by Brendan Cowell on June 7, performances of the two plays continue in repertory through June 28, with a free "Works by Women" reading series taking place every Wednesday evening. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW Top Picks for Summer Theater in West Virginia
by Johnna Leary - Jun 10, 2016

Opposite of many summer stock seasons offering Golden Age musicals and classic plays, theaters in West Virginia this summer will offer many new, thought-provoking premieres, modern twists on classic works of theater and contemporary musicals in some of the state's professional theaters. Listed below are four of the top picks for live theater shows this summer, but these are only a small offering of the many fantastic performances and live theater seasons occurring in West Virginia. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Immortal
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 8, 2016

BWW speaks to GreanTea Productions about their Second World War drama Immortal, which is heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. (more...)

Ren Gyo Soh to Explore Humanity Through Movement in SHINKA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Ren Gyo Soh will bring SHINKA to Triskelion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theater (106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn - Greenpoint) on Friday, July 15th at 8pm. (more...)

Amanda Muggleton to Star in London Premiere of THE BOOK CLUB at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Andrew Kay & Associates Ltd in association with King's Head Theatre presents the London Premiere of The Book Club by Roger Hall, (more...)

Mamaí Theatre Company Closes its 2016 Season with THE WOMAN HATER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Mamai Theatre Company Closes its 2016 Season with the U.S. Premiere of Fanny Burney's THE WOMAN HATER! AUGUST 18­-SEPTEMBER 4 (more...)

BWW Review: BRIDGMAN|PACKER Pack Sex and Art Into 3-D Renderings
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jul 20, 2016

If we've been here before, then why aren't the returns diminishing? The sequence repeats itself all night long in continuous loops and yet the eye never wanders. To the contrary one is drawn in deeper with each new repetition. Is it the weather-beaten beauty of the performers and the total investment with which they infuse every gesture? Is it the fusion of technology, holograms, and art? Looking around at the audience in The Sheen Center on July 13th, 2016, one is taken by the fact that the patrons are mature in age and completely in sync with this new mode of technology. Going off of appreciation alone, it seems that there is not a luddite in the room for this multimedia spectacle of art that would not look out of place at Coachella. This is art that ¬ďyounger audiences¬Ē think of when they ask for something cool. (more...)

HYPOCHONDRIA Set to Play at the Margo Jones Theatre, July 28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Tribe invites audiences to the world premiere of Hypochondria by Claire Carson. (more...)

BWW Review: CATF NOT MEDEA Is a Deeply Imaginative and Powerful Piece of Theater
by Johnna Leary - Jul 19, 2016

The 2016 CATF mission statement lists their vision as 'The Ultimate Theater Experience', and Not Medea, one of the five plays in rotating rep at the festival, completely satisfies this expectation. A highly creative and completely immersive theatrical experience, Not Medea is brilliantly written by Allison Gregory and expertly directed by Courtney Sale. (more...)

The Ume Group to Celebrate 5-Year Anniversary at Irondale Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The Ume Group, a physical theatre ensemble hailed by New York critics for its 'commanding, physically impressive performances' (The Village Voice) and 'risky physical vulnerability' (nytheatre.com) is celebrating its 5-Year Anniversary with a week of performances at the historic Irondale Center in Brooklyn, NY, August 10 - 13, 2016. (more...)

Laurie Metcalf and Stephen Tobolowsky Set for Road Theatre Company's Summer Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, remain committed to their meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage. They are thrilled to announce in this, their upcoming 26th season, the seventh annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL (SPF7). (more...)

BWW Review: Comparing Small Things To Great: NOT MEDEA at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 12, 2016

The great legends and myths have their roots in common human experience. Yet it is not always obvious which experience gives rise to them. Take the myth of Medea, the sorceress who aided the hero Jason and who, when Jason cast her aside to make a politically expedient marriage, murdered their two sons. Only part of the story is commonplace: the part about Medea being cast aside. We all know (if we are not ourselves) women (and men) whose spouses have deserted them and left them heartbroken. Few of us, however, know parents, and especially mothers, who have murdered their children for that reason. Nor is it fair to trace the roots of the myth to occasional feelings of 'wanting to kill' Junior; those feelings are seldom serious to begin with, and almost always transient. (more...)

BWW Interview: Faith Prince of FANCY FAITH at Hudson Stage Company
by Kathryn Kitt - Jul 11, 2016

Tony award winner FAITH PRINCE in concert to benefit Hudson Stage Company. All proceeds directly benefit the upcoming season of Hudson Stage Company - a non-profit professional theatre dedicated to producing provocative, affordable and transformative theatre to its audiences. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell on Modern Medea FURY
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Phoebe Eclair-Powell began training as an actress at the Drama Centre London, but soon switched over to playwriting. She's worked with the National Youth Theatre on their Epic Stages programme, and her debut play WINK premiered at Theatre503 last year. Next up is FURY, shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and winner of the 2015 Soho Theatre Young Writer's Award. This modern Medea centres on a young, single mum in a Peckham council flat and opens at Soho Theatre next week, directed by Hannah Hauer-King. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

LA New Court Theatre Set to Present ATLAS PIT This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Los Angeles New Court Theatre has announced its world premiere production of Atlas Pit or The Garbage Man's Son, a new play by Alex Burkart at Working Stage Theater from September 30 through October 23. Directed by Beth Lopes and featuring original songs by Kyle Acheson, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Daniel Braunstein, Michael Chandler, Devereau Chumrau, Herman Johansen, Josey Montana McCoy, and Nancy Stone. Opening is set for Friday, September 30 at 8pm and the strictly limited engagement of 12 performances will run through October 23 only. (more...)

World Premiere of KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE at Southwark Playhouse This Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Kiki is a 13 year old witch and, as tradition dictates, it is time for her to leave home and family to make a new life for herself. Equipped with her ability to fly and accompanied by Jiji, her faithful feline companion, she sets out to find a place where she can use her powers for the greater good and that one day she might call home. (more...)

Crónica de un musical mexicano en el New York Musical Festival
by Lola Arruti - Aug 29, 2016

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Cast Announced for Pulse Theatre Company's Production of THE COLORED MUSEUM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Pulse Theatre Company is proud to announce the cast of its production of The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe, September 23- October 23, 2016 at eta Creative Arts Foundation. (more...)

David Berry Cast as 'Lord John Grey' in Hit Starz Series OUTLANDER
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, has announced today that David Berry (¬ďA Place to Call Home¬Ē) will play the role of ¬ďLord John Grey¬Ē in the hit series OUTLANDER. (more...)

Little Fish Theatre presents the World Premiere of THE ITHACA LADIES READ MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Little Fish Theatre is proud to present The Ithaca Ladies Read Medea as the ninth production of its 2016 season.  From Nicholl Fellowship and Seattle Off Broadway Playwrights Award-winning writer Arthur M. Jolly, this World Premiere production takes place during the Red Scare and examines how far friendships are stretched when one woman betrays her friends. (more...)

Little Fish Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE ITHACA LADIES READ MEDEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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Ovid's METAMORPHOSES Crashes Into the Present at Sydney Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Montague Basement is upping the ante this year at The Sydney Fringe, bursting through 15 Books of the finest Latin poetry known to man with pathos, irreverence, humour and energy.  (more...)

Lypsinka to Return to Provincetown This Weekend at the Crown & Anchor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at Town Hall in Provincetown, MA when Lypsinka returns to Provincetown for the first time in 19 years with the acclaimed Lypsinka! The Boxed Set for one performance only, Saturday, August 6 at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

DTC Announces World Premiere Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the world premiere musical, Bella: An American Tall Tale with book, lyrics and music by Kirsten Childs (FLY). Directed by Robert O'Hara, Bella: An American Tall Tale will begin with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Thursday, Sept. 22 and will run through Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced For Revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART
by Marianka Swain - Aug 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for first major revival of Caryl Churchill's BLUE HEART, nearly 20 years after its Royal Court premiere, co-produced by Tobacco Factory Theatres and the Orange Tree Theatre. Blue Heart brings them together to work again with key creatives David Mercatali and Angela Davies, who have worked on previous projects with both organisations. The play runs at Tobacco Factory Theatres 22 September-1 October, and at the Orange Tree Theatre 13 October-19 November. (more...)

Talisman Theatre Presents the Montreal Premiere of YUKONSTYLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

At the heart of Yukonstyle we find youth stripped of everything they know, flinging themselves into a distant elsewhere to try to numb their pain, or try to find a space large enough to contain the dizziness they feel, to match the Yukon landscape, whose motto is 'Larger than life'. Sarah, the author, states: '... I wanted raw, brave, avid and dazzling characters. Four solitudes that come together, console and love each other despite themselves, the confluence of life and death in the middle of a winter that never ends." (more...)

Legendary Everett Quinton Directs Tennessee Williams' IN THE BAR OF A TOKYO HOTEL For TW Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (TW Festival) Curator David Kaplan said today that he was 'always proud when ongoing relationships with artists who have been part of our Festival evolve into exciting new productions for us. We're thrilled that three actors are returning this year with a project they've suggested for our theme Beyond Success:  Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill in performance from Sept. 22 - 25.' (more...)

Montague Basement Runs Ambitious Season at the Sydney Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

?Montague Basement runs ambitious season at the Sydney Fringe  Independent theatre collective Montague Basement has announced a three-show season at the Sydney Fringe, creating a dynamic residency at the Erskineville Town Hall. (more...)

STRUAN Gets Staged Reading at NYU Tisch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Medea Gets 21st Century Adaptation with a Twist in Struan  In Struan, Scottish playwright JD Stewart gives the classic Greek tragedy, Medea, a bold and battering 21st modernization…with men. Struan's husband, Jason, has left him for a new bride, Sophia. Rather than fall foul to heartbreak, Struan exacts a plan of revenge on his ex-husband, their shared two children, and the new bride in the form of murder. Struan's Nanny and Publicist play integral roles in a love triangle while also acting as a traditional Greek chorus. (more...)

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