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Cort Theatre (New York, NY)
138 West 48th St.

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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.

Photo Flash: New Shots from THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Tomorrow, May 6, TheatreWorks New Milford will debut Charles Busch's uproarious comedy, THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a three-week run. BroadwayWorld has a fresh look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

THE BIG DRY Opens in June at Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Imagine a world of dust. A future where water drips brown from the taps. Where dust storms reduce houses to rubble. Where a young boy, George (Rory Potter) and his younger brother, Beeper (played alternatively by Jack Andrew & Noah Sturzaker), fight to survive while waiting for their father to return home.  And where a young rebellious girl, Emily (Sofia Nolan), won't take no for an answer. Imagine the future. Imagine The Big Dry. (more...)

L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company to Present DOUBLE FEATURE at Matrix Theatre in June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 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 Tongues by 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...)

Ralph Fiennes's Richard III Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Shakespeare and Rattigan to new musicals and an Edward Snowden play, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews... (more...)

The Edge Theater Welcomes New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

?The Edge Theater in Lakewood is pleased to announce the appointment of Warren Sherrill as Associate Artistic Director. Mr. Sherrill was cofounder of Denver's critically acclaimed Paragon Theatre and served as its Artistic Director until 2012. (more...)

Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

JACK Sets Summer 2016 Season on Dance, Theatre & More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

This summer, JACK presents the premiere of Toshiki Okada's Quiet, Comfort, commissioned by Hoi Polloi and directed by Alec Duffy, a duo of singer/performer Helga Davis and choreographer/dancer Ji?i Bartovanec (of the Sasha Waltz Dance Company), the premiere of the play The Animals, by Amina Henry, a new piece by choreographer Biba Bell, the second annual Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival, curated by Valerie Kuehne, plus several concerts throughout the season. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Debut Play Inspired by MACBETH, Set in India
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting THE QUEEN, a new play by Aditya Rawal inspired by Macbeth set in 16th-century India, during the peak of the Mughal era. (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE, 'SOMETHING WICKED' and More Set for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2016 New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2016 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, participate in a panel discussion with the artists, and share in the journey of developing new works for the American theatre. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present THE QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting The Queen, a new play by Aditya Rawal inspired byMacbeth set in the peak of the Mughal era in India hundreds of years ago. (more...)

WINE AND SPIRITS Begins 6/1 at The Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Red Shark Productions presents WINE AND SPIRITS, a new comedy by Thomas Ott directed by Mel Williams at The Playroom Theater (151 W.46th St.) running June 1st through 19th. Jennifer Yadav is producer. The cast features Carolyn Seiff*, Carla Briscoe*, Christine Seisler*, Zoe Anastassiou, Hailey Heisick, Ryan Salvato and Scott Zimmerman*. *(member of Actors Equity) (more...)

BAM Humanities to Present 'MEDEA & PHAEDRA' Performance, Dialogue
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

BAM Humanities presents Medea & PHAEDRA: Tragedies of Passion, Betrayal, and Revenge -- an evening of performance and dialogue featuring dramatic readings of scenes from Euripides' Medea and Seneca's Phaedra, followed by discussion about the relevance of these myths to contemporary society. (more...)

Andrew Jannetti & Jessica Lewiis to Perform at University Settlement, 6/17-19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Andrew Jannetti and his young protégé Jessica Lewis have joined forces to create a weekend of dance at University Settlement, June 17-19, presenting two world premieres and a work by guest choreographer Kriota Willberg.  June 17-19 at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street. (more...)

Blue Horse Repertory's LEADING LADIES Set for Bridge Street Theatre, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

?The Blue Horse Repertory Company present an evening of comedic readings of one-act plays and monologues for women called "Leading Ladies" at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill. The show is directed by Flo Hayle and features Elizabeth Breslin, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Sarah Jane Fawcett, Flo Hayle. Gayle Hudson, Nancy Rothman, and Doris Seipel performing works by Christopher Durang, Jane Martin, and Charles George. (more...)

BWW Review: THE REALISTIC JONESES at Thinking Cap Theatre
by Roger Martin - May 13, 2016

Living up to its reputation for Theatre La Quirke, Nicole Stodard's Thinking Cap is currently running Will Eno's THE REALISTIC JONESES (more...)

Sian Polhill-Thomas, Luke Shaw & More to Star in VASSA ZHELEZNOVA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Casting has been confirmed for the world premiere of a new version of Maxim Gorky's Vassa Zheleznova, coming to Southwark Playhouse. The production will run Wednesday 15 June - Saturday 9 July 2016, with an official opening scheduled for Friday, 17 June 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

Poetry Is Theatre Festival to Feature World Premieres of MEDEA and PHAEDRA, RELEASED.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Poetry Is Productions presents the Poetry Is Theatre festival, featuring the world premieres of world premieres of 'Medea' by Catherine Theis and 'Phaedra, Released.' by Robert Eric Shoemaker. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Present 'THE UNTAMED STAGE' This Spring at The Hypnodrome
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Thrillpeddlers presents THE UNTAMED STAGE:, Weimar Berlin Kabarett, A New Musical by Scrumbly Koldewyn, running April 14 - May 28, 2016 (Thurs., Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm). Opening Night is set for Thurs., April 21, 2016 - 8:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Norton, Kate Fleetwood and More in Rehearsal for BUG at Found111
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Tense and blackly comic, BUG by multi-award-winner Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe), is a taut exploration of two people on the edge; where the lines between reality and delusions become blurred. BUG celebrates its 20th anniversary with a production at Found111 from March 24 - May 7, 2016. Press night is March 29. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Salem Theatre Company Opens New Space With MEDEA This Week
by Louisa Brady - Mar 6, 2016

Salem Theatre Company is thrilled to bring to the stage the latest version of the Euripides classic, Medea. Performances begin March 10 and run through March 26 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. Saturday, March 26 will offer two performances at 2pm and 7:30pm. All shows take place at the theatre's new space at Shetland Park at 35 Congress Street on the 3rd floor with readily available parking in the lot. (more...)

Imelda Staunton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Rylance Featured in New Book CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 4, 2016

Curtain Call has announced the publication of their inaugural book, which boasts never before seen photography from nearly 60 London theatre productions in 2015/16. CURTAIN CALL: A YEAR BACKSTAGE IN LONDON THEATRE, created by photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab, features an extraordinary collection of fly-on-the-wall backstage images, offering glimpses of big names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicole Kidman, Mark Rylance, Imelda Staunton, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and Damian Lewis. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, it's the first in a planned series of photography books. (more...)

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company! (more...)

Cast Announced for Frontier Theatre Productions' THE LOVERS OF VIORNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Today Frontier Theatre Productions announces the full cast for its first production of Marguerite Duras' The Lovers of Viorne in a translation by Barbara Bray, opening on 4 May, with a preview on 3 May, and running until 21 May.  James Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell (Claire), Kevin Trainor (Interrogator) and Martin Turner (Pierre Lannes). (more...)

Se anuncian los Finalistas de la XIX Edición de los PREMIOS MAX
by Felipe Velasco - Mar 30, 2016

Hoy se han revelado los finalistas de la XIX edicion de los Premios Max de las Artes Escenicas. Destacamos como finalistas a mejor espectaculo musical Galanteos en Venecia, L'aneguet lleig (El patito feo) y La Celia. Os dejamos la lista con todas las categorias y sus respectivos finalistas (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2016-17 Season to Feature HAMLET, THE WINTER'S TALE & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount announced plans for the company's 2016-2017 season that includes a world premiere adaptation, pairings of plays exploring love and jealousy, and everyone's favorite fairy-filled fantasy. The plays included in the season are The Winter's Tale, Medea, the two-part epic Bring Down the House, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The company previously announced its selection for the free Wooden O summer park shows: Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost. In the spring of 2017 Seattle Shakespeare Company will tour The Taming of the Shrew and Romeo and Juliet to schools and venues across the state. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Production Images Released of James Norton and Kate Fleetwood in BUG at Found111
by Marianka Swain - Mar 28, 2016

James Norton and Kate Fleetwood star in BUG, the tense and blackly comic play from award-winning writer Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe) at Found111. Bug, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is a taut exploration of two people on the edge, where the lines between reality and delusions become blurred. (more...)

TheatreWorks New Milford to Present TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

On May 6, TheatreWorks New Milford will debut Charles Busch's uproarious comedy, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. (more...)

CATF Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University has announced its 2016 line-up featuring five new American plays, including three world premieres. Theater Festival Producing Director Ed Herendeen has chosen scripts from Christina Anderson, Allison Gregory, Chisa Hutchinson, two-time OBIE-Award winner, Susan Miller, and Ronan Noone.  (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for DEFERRED ACTION World Premiere at DTC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the world-premiere of DEFERRED ACTION. A co-production with Cara Mia Theatre Co. and directed by Cara Mia's Artistic Director David Lozano, DEFERRED ACTION features company members from both DTC and Cara Mia. DEFERRED ACTION will begin previews with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Wednesday, April 20 and will run through Saturday, May 14. Press Opening will be Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: Lipscomb's EMILY MEINERDING
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 21, 2016

Like so many other college students before her, Emily Meinerding is back from an adventuresome spring break, all set to plunge headlong into the rest of her semester at Nashville's David Lipscomb University. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, the Lipscomb sophomore has already made a name of herself onstage with her critically acclaimed role in The Crucible, a joint production of Blackbird Theater Company and LU Department of Theatre, and as Sleeping Beauty in last fall's campus musical, Into the Woods. (more...)

Max Vernon's THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Begins Workshop Rehearsals; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, began rehearsals last week in New York City and will culminate in three industry presentations on March 31st and April 1st. THE VIEW UPSTAIRS is produced by Invisible Wall Productions, and they are proud to announce the cast and creative team. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/19/2016
by - Mar 19, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/19/2016. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, New Musical UNISON and More Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2017 playbill today. (more...)

Trezana Beverley's MABEL MADNESS Extends at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Urban Stages will extend its critically acclaimed World Premiere of Mabel Madness written and performed by Tony Award Winner Trezana Beverley (For Colored Girls...) tells the dramatic story with music about the life of the famous cabaret chanteuse, Mabel Mercer. Co-directed by Frances Hill and Peter Napolitano with musical direction by Tuffus Zimbabwe, Mabel Madness began performances on February 19 and was originally set to end its run on March 20, will now play Wednesday nights at 7PM and Sundays at 3PM & 7PM through April 10, 2016. Tickets are $40 and are available at or by calling 1-866-811-4111. (more...)

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces 47th Annual Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle named the multi-nominated Hit the Wall and Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles as 2015's Outstanding Productions at the organization's 47th annual awards event, held on Monday evening, March 14 at the Moss Theatre of New Roads School in Santa Monica. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks' Murder Plot in CLUE THE MUSICAL is a Hoot to Solve
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 14, 2016

CLUE THE MUSICAL, as interpreted by director Lance Phillips-Martinez and music director Joel Baker, Desert Theatreworks' production is a great deal of family-friendly fun. Mr. Phillips-Martinez and Ashley Hernandez (who also plays the multiply-widowed Mrs. Peacock) have provided superb choreography. Add an excellent cast, a terrific musician (Brian Alec Thom), and the twist of giving the audience the opportunity to solve the murder, the result is a highly enjoyable 95 minutes. (more...)

Full Cast Set for English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal's BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The full cast is announced today for the first ever large-scale stage production of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery, touring this spring and summer in the 50th anniversary year of Waugh's death. (more...)

Marion Bailey, Peter T. Sullivan, Tom Burke & More to Join Helen McCrory in National Theatre's THE DEEP BLUE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Marion Bailey will play Mrs. Elton, with Peter T. Sullivan as William Collyer and Tom Burke as Freddie, to McCrory's Hester. (more...)

Genesis Gaming Announces the Highly Anticipated Release of Jason's Quest Video Slot Game
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016


Theatre Y to Stage New Adaptation of 3 SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Theatre Y presents '3 SISTERS' a world premiere adaptation by Earl H.E. Hill, Dan Christmann & Andrej Visky, at Humility Gallery, 564 W 18th St, Chicago, on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 7pm. 3 SISTERS, directed by Andrej Visky, and featuring Melissa Lorraine, Katie Stimpson and Kevlyn Hayes, begins previews on April 25 with a press opening on April 27, and will run every night until May 2nd, and every Friday and Saturday following until closing night on June 11. For more information, visit (more...)

Diane Lane Will Return to Broadway This Fall in Stephen Karam's Adaptation of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced Academy Award nominee Diane Lane will return to Broadway to play 'Ranevskaya' in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. Ms. Lane made her Broadway debut as a child, in the 1977 revival of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

PINOXXIO y LA PIEDRA OSCURA triunfan en los Premios MAX 2016
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 25, 2016

Las obras PINOXXIO, de la compa√Īia valenciana Ananda Dansa, y LA PIEDRA OSCURA, produccion de Lazona Films y el Centro Dramatico Naciona, arrasan en la XIX Edicion de los Premiox MAX. (more...)

The City of Austin and Austin Shakespeare Present Free Production Macbeth in Zilker Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

Now in its 32nd year of Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park, Austin Shakespeare brings a professional production of a modern, military Macbeth facing unusual witches and sword fights in camouflage. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics on any Thursday through Sunday at 8 pm for the entire month of May for the production co-sponsored by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TheatreWorks New Milford's TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

On Friday, May 6, TheatreWorks New Milford will debut Charles Busch's uproarious comedy, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a three-week run. (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

Matt Farcher to Lead Wildhorn & Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the American professional premiere of the new musical THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, written by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy. Performances take place May 6 through May 21, 2016. PTC has just announced the full cast and creative team for the production! (more...)

Siobhan Redmond, Jimmy Chisholm to Star in THON MAN MOLIERE at Royal Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016


Found111 Extends Tracy Letts' BUG, Starring James Norton and Kate Fleetwood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

James Norton and Kate Fleetwood are currently leading BUG, the tense and blackly comic play from award-winning writer Tracy Letts (August Osage County, Killer Joe) at Found111 - and now, audiences have a greater chance to catch it. (more...)

Austin Shakespeare to Stage MACBETH in Zilker Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Now in its 32nd year of Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park, Austin Shakespeare      brings a professional production of a modern, military Macbeth facing unusual witches and sword fights in camouflage. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics on any Thursday through Sunday at 8 pm for the entire month of May for the production co-sponsored by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Dept. (more...)

Ralph Fiennes Stars in RICHARD III and Andrew Scott in HAMLET in New Almeida Season
by Marianka Swain - Apr 1, 2016

The Almeida has announced its 2016/17 season, which is bookended by Shakespeare. It kicks off with the Rupert Goold-directed RICHARD III, starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, and closes with Andrew Scott's Almeida debut in the title role of HAMLET. The season also includes a world premiere from Ella Hickson and the West End return of Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of George Orwell's 1984, followed by an international tour. (more...)

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