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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 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...)

Van Quattro to Lead Amphibian Stage's SMART PRETTY FUNNY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions¬†has announced the final cast member for its fourth main stage play of the 2016 season,¬†Smart Pretty Funny¬†by¬†Kathleen Culebro. Starring¬†Gretchen Corbett, Van Quattro,¬†Vanessa DeSilvio,¬†Ivan Jasso, and¬†Anastasia Mu√Īoz, the play will run Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, November 13 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. (more...)

Theatre for the New City Explodes with New Musical, THE FOLK SINGER and New Plays: LIFE MASKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Created by the team behind the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Heather Smiley for President, the musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea, with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante. THE FOLK SINGER will play a limited engagement through October 23rd. Also opening this weekend are three new one act plays by Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Directed by Eduardo Machado Starring Sharon Ullrick, Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Lighting Design: Alexander Bartenieff  Costume Design: Michael Bevins Stage Manager: Fran Acuna-Almiron From two old friends who seem to have fallen for the same man.... again, to a chance meeting on a park bench, to a showdown between two theatrical giants, LIFE MASKS is a collection of one acts celebrating that even though you might now be of a certain age, you still can fight for what you believe (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...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 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...)

Seattle Shakespeare Co. Presents A Searing Tragedy of Love - MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

When your love story is built on danger, it can only end badly. Seattle Shakespeare Company will present Medea by Euripides at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center. Kelly Kitchens directs this searing Greek tragedy featuring choreography by Donald Byrd October 18-November 13, 2016. (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...)

NNPN Rolling World Premiere NOT MEDEA Opens in Alaska
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Where is the line between audience and performer? In Perseverance Theatre's production of Not Medea, a single-mother gets one night to herself, escapes to the theatre and becomes part of the performance - along with the audience. (more...)

The Theatre School at DePaul University Presents Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Michael E. Burke (MFA Directing candidate, Class of 2018) in the Sondra & Denis Healy Theatre at The Theatre School building, located at Racine and Fullerton in Lincoln Park. The production premieres on Friday, October 21, and runs through Sunday, October 30, 2016. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on October 19 and 20 at 7:30 PM.  Post-show discussions will occur on October 23 (2 PM) and 27 (7:30 PM). (more...)

NNPN Sets 15th Annual National Showcase of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to present the 15th annual National Showcase of New Plays (NSNP). (more...)

BWW Review: Playwright Michael Elyanow Reimagines MEDEA in the Uncategorizable THE CHILDREN at Pillsbury House Theatre
by Jill Schafer - Oct 4, 2016

Medea. Even if, like me, you've never seen or read the play, we all know the story of the mother who kills her children. Worst mother ever, right? But maybe, as they say on CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, the situation is a bit more nuanced than that. Maybe there's more to the story, maybe other people in the story see it differently. Playwright Michael Elyanow (see also the beautiful play with music LULLABY) wanted to explore the story from the children's viewpoint. He writes in the playbill, 'I started writing THE CHILDREN as a response play where somebody does take action to defend those kids. In the writing, the piece revealed itself to be a fever dream, a time-traveling mystery, a fish-out-of-water comedy, a theatrical event with a perception shift in every scene until we get at what the play is ultimately, singularly about: trauma survival.' That's about as good of a description as I could imagine. THE CHILDREN is not an easy play to categorize, but it is a wonderful one to experience for 80 minutes. It'll challenge your perception of Medea, as well as your perception of time and space. (more...)

Actors Express to Present Reading of Joshua Harmon's IVANKA: A MEDEA FOR RIGHT NOW 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Actor's Express presents a reading of Joshua Harmon's comedy Ivanka: A Medea for Right Now for a one-night special engagement on October 30, 2016 at 7 PM. Directed by A. Julian Verner, this performance is free and open to the public. (more...)

Casting Announced for Salisbury Playhouse's Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Casting has been announced for Salisbury Playhouse's Christmas musical productions in The Salberg - The Night Before Christmas (5 to 31 December 2016) and A Little of What You Fancy (20 December 2016 to 21 January 2017) - which have been written by Glyn Kerslake and Gareth Machin.  (more...)

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Barber, Dvorak, and Theofanidis, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra's music director Larry Rachleff takes the podium on Saturday, November 12 with violinist Alexander Kerr playing Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto. The Orchestra will also perform Dvorak's Sixth Symphony and Dreamtime Ancestors, a 2015 composition by Christopher Theofanidis. The concert is Saturday, November 12 at 8:00pm, with an Open Rehearsal Friday, November 11 at 5:30pm. (more...)

Z Space and Piece by Piece Productions Present Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Z Space and piece by piece productions are pleased to present Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca's evening-length work, Antigona, February 4-25, 2017. Press opening is on Tuesday, February 7 at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Seattle Shakespeare Company Presents MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Wife. Mother. Exile. Medea abandons her home and country for Jason, the man she loves. When he discards her and their children for a new bride, the blow strikes deep into Medea's heart. (more...)

A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY SPECIAL Opens This November at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Little Fish Theatre is excited to present A Very Special Holiday Special as the final production of its 2016 season.  Written by Mark Harvey Levine, our world premiere collection of short plays featuring both Hanukkah and Christmas themes - and a musical, too - will leave audiences ready for the holiday season. (more...)

Get Your Rummage On! Redhouse to Hold First Ever Rummage Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Mark your calendars! On October 20th-22nd Redhouse Arts Center is holding its first ever Rummage Sale. The sale will be open to the general public Friday and Saturday October 21st and 22nd from 10am to 3pm at the Redhouse Cafe. Redhouse members will get a sneak peek onThursday, October 20th from 5-8pm. The sale will take place at 201 S.West Street in downtown Syracuse (just outside Armory Square). Cash, Credit Cards and Check will be accepted. (more...)

National Theatre of London in HD The Deep Blue Sea Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series at The Ridgefield Playhouse brings an encore screening of National Theatre of London's production of The Deep Blue Sea on Friday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m.  Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan's devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. (more...)

11th Annual Rough Readings Series Launches With ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Playwrights Foundation and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford begin the 2016/17 Rough Reading Series on October 24 & 25 with early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), on Monday, Monday, October 24 - 7:30 pm at Stanford and Tuesday, October 25 - 2:00 pm at Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Donald Trump' Cold Calls Madea on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

On Friday night's TONIGHT SHOW, 'Donald Trump' decided to cold call some undecided voters and the first one he reaches is none other than Medea! (more...)

Special Halloween Show CHILLS AND THRILLS Set for Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Little Fish Theatre is excited to present Chills and Thrills, a limited-run presentation of five short plays written in the Halloween spirit.  (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...)

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


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


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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