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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.


THE ODYSSEY Comes to London this Summer as a Free 3-Part Open-Air Theatre Experience
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

In a stunning setting on the banks of the River Thames, in The Scoop sunken ampitheatre, London's Free Open Air Theatre Season promises to excite audiences for its 14th year by returning to its critically acclaimed classical roots with a reimagining of one of the world's great epics - Homer's Greek epic, The Odyssey. (more...)

Humphry Slocombe Creates Limited Edition 'Tim Tam Slam' PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Ice Cream Flavor
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

For those who are fans of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, ice cream, Australia, over-the-top flamboyant costumes and gay musical theatre - do we have a new ice cream flavor for you! (more...)

A MEXICAN AFFAIR Extends Through August at the Paper Factory Hotel's Rose Room
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Convergences Theatre Collective is pleased to announce A MEXICAN AFFAIR will be adding additional performances to their previously announced 'Cinco de Mayo Celebration' at The Paper Factory Hotel's Rose Room in Long Island City (37-06 36th Street, Queens, NY 11101). (more...)

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES in Session Beginning 6/28 at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The Artistic Home will follow up its highly acclaimed and Jeff recommended production of By the Bog of Cats - a contemporary Irish take on Medea - with a much cheerier updating of a classic. Their summer production for 2017 will be David Ives' comedy in verse, The School for Lies. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic Announces Post-Show Panellists for Women-Only Night of MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On Friday 26 May, Bristol Old Vic is taking the radical step of hosting a performance of its politically charged production, Medea, to an exclusively female audience. Directly after the show, there will be a panel discussion hosted by Bristol Women's Voice about the issues raised in the production; of what it is to be a woman and a mother today, resisting the loss of identity, and the struggles some women undertake to find retribution in a system that is often unfair. (more...)

New Chamber Adaptation of Stephen King's DOLORES CLAIBORNE, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and More Set for New York City Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

New York City Opera's 2017/2018 season will offer four new mainstage productions at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, including a Spanish-language opera as part of its¬†√ďpera en Espa√Īol¬†series. City Opera will also offer two¬†New York City Opera Concerts in Zankel Hall¬†at Carnegie Hall and a chamber opera series at locations to be announced.¬†New York City Opera Orchestra¬†will be featured in every opera. (more...)

Cast Complete for Nina Raine's TRIBES at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces full casting for Kate Hewitt's production of Tribes by Nina Raine. Kate Hewitt, winner of the inaugural RTST Director Award Scheme, directs Ciaran Stewart (Billy), Emily Howlett (Sylvia), Simon Rouse (Christopher), Lindy Whiteford (Beth), Oliver Johnstone (Dan) and Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Ruth). The production opens on 3 July, with previews from 29 June, and runs until 22 July. (more...)

ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL to Play The Triad This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!) and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), will play at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), it was announced today by producer Jim Russek. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic Hosts Women-Only Night for Politically Charged MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Bristol Old Vic has announced it will present a performance of its politically charged Medea to an exclusively female audience on Friday 26 May. (more...)

Playwright Heidi Schreck to Star in WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME for Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb (Maria Striar, Producing Artistic Director; Sarah McLellan,Managing Director; Michael Bulger, Associate Artistic Director) announced today that Heidi Schreck (I Love Dick) will join the cast of her play, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME during this season's SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

Will Crutchfield Announces TEATRO NUOVO, a New Bel Canto Opera Program to Debut in July 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Will Crutchfield, longtime director of the Bel Canto at Caramoor series, announced today the formation of a new organization, Teatro Nuovo, that will continue and expand that program's work as it departs from Caramoor next year.  (more...)

BWW Review: MEDEA, Bristol Old Vic
by Tim Wright - May 11, 2017

Oh dear. It's hard to know where to start with this confused and disjointed version of Euripides' tragedy.  Based on a concept by director George Mann, this new production weaves the Greek myth of Medea with the story of Maddy - a modern woman who is cheated on and suddenly divorced by her husband. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens 6/16-18
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites audiences to "be our guest" for a Falstaffian romp through merry old Windsor; a heroic, Homeric journey home to Ithaka; and a revelatory musical journey of self-discovery when its outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 16-18. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Dawn Monique Williams; The Odyssey, adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman; and Disney's Beauty and the Beast, directed by Eric Tucker. Previews begin June 6, and all three shows will run through the weekend of October 13-15. (more...)

TFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. The production, which marks Godwin's first time directing Shakespeare for an American company, runs June 17 - July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kevin Newbury of THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS at Santa Fe Opera
by Maria Nockin - Jun 7, 2017

Kevin Newbury is a theatre, opera and film director who has staged over sixty original productions for numerous opera companies, festivals, and symphonies. Especially committed to developing new material, he has directed more than two-dozen world premieres of operas and plays. His staging of Mason Bates and Mark Campbell's The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs will have its world premiere at Santa Fe Opera on July 22, 2017. (more...)

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES is in Session at The Artistic Home 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Artistic Home will follow up its highly acclaimed and Jeff recommended production of By the Bog of Cats - a contemporary Irish take on Medea - with a much cheerier updating of a classic. Their summer production for 2017 will be David Ives' comedy in verse, The School for Lies. As Ives did with The Liar, his 'translaptation' of Corneille's Le Menteur, he honors the French 17th Century practice of writing in verse, but uses contemporary language even as he maintains the Moliere play's original setting of Paris in 1666. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival NOONS SERIES Returns 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has unveiled its June/July Summer Festival Noons schedule, which features a wide variety of opportunities to engage on a deeper level with the OSF company and the works on our stages, six days a week. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces BODIES Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lorna Brown, Brian Ferguson, Philip Goldacre, Salma Hoque, Justine Mitchell and Hannah Rae have been cast in Vivienne Franzmann's Bodies directed by Jude Christian. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!) and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), will play at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), it was announced today by producer Jim Russek. The open-ended engagement begins June 22. Opening night is June 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Guest Blog: Sarah Berger On The Women and War Exodus Festival
by Guest Blog: Sarah Berger - Jun 30, 2017

The Women and War Festival is something that I am genuinely proud of. I came up with the idea last year and I was intensely aware of the fact that whilst there is lot of coverage about war, there is very little exploration of the roles of women in combat and war zones and its impact on them. (more...)

Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber to Open 2017 Women and War: Exodus Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Hurried Steps is a hard hitting, powerful text by award-winning Italian writer, Dacia Maraini. It will open 2017's Women and War: EXODUS festival at Streatham Hill Theatre, with an all-star cast, featuring Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber. To start the evening, Madhav Sharma will read Your Voice by Mark Ravenhill. (more...)

ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL Opens Tonight at The Triad Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!) and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), plays at The Triad Theater (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues). (more...)

UK Tour Dates Announced For MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

This autumn UK audiences will have the first opportunity to witness the English language premiere of Jean Rene Lemoine's reimagining of the classic story of passion and revenge Medea. (more...)

Center for the Arts at Pepperdine Announces its 2017-2018 Season of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Critically-acclaimed country music artist Kellie Picker, legendary jazz musicians Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Grammy-winner Shawn Colvin, and two Legendary Ladies of Motown, Mary Wilson of The Supremes and Martha Wilson & The Vandellas, are just a few of the artists set to appear at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University during its 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsal for ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL
by Walter McBride - Jun 22, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!), and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), plays at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues). Produced by Jim Russek, the open-ended engagement begins June 22. Opening night is June 29. (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL at The Triad Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!), and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), plays at The Triad. (more...)

Extra Performance of MEDEA Announced Due to Unprecedented Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As another indicator of the increasing success of Wexford Festival Opera, following its recent Best International Festival Award, it has decided, in another landmark development for the Festival, to add an additional performance to its existing schedule for the forthcoming 66th Festival. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces further casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 6/2 - BRIDGES and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 6/2 - BRIDGES and More! (more...)

Brian Charles Rooney to Star in MISS BLANCHE TELLS IT ALL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

This summer, Brian Charles Rooney will star as Miss Blanche, in the Premiere of the solo musical, Miss Blanche Tells It All by Jason Jacobs & Matthew C. Pritchard. Directed by Gisela Cardenas, with musical direction by Robert Frost and choreography by Nicole Curcio, it will begin performances as part of this year New York Musical Festival (NYMF) beginning July 12 at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St). (more...)

Romy Nordlinger's PLACES to Make World Premiere at 59E59 Before Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Yonder Window Theatre Company and Parity Productions have announced that writer/performer Romy Nordlinger's Places is among the selected performances for this year's East to Edinburgh at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director). Places will play 6 performances in July before traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland for the 2017 Fringe Festival where it will have 25 performances over the month of August (4th - 27th).   (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Matthew Floyd Jones to Perform RICHARD CARPENTER IS CLOSE TO YOU at Underbelly Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

'Richard Carpenter was my very first musical inspiration growing up. It all started with him. And he's the only person who knows more about being the piano player in a duo with a wonderful female singer than me. It's the part I was born to play!' -Matthew Floyd Jones (more...)

Matthew Floyd Jones to Bring RICHARD CARPENTER IS CLOSE TO YOU to Underbelly
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Richard Carpenter is Close to You, written and performed by Matthew Floyd Jones, is coming to Underbelly (George Square) from 2-27 August 2017 (not August 15) at 5.20pm.  (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

Jennie Reznek to Return to the Stage with I TURNED AWAY AND SHE WAS GONE in Cape Town and at the National Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

South African theatre legend Jennie Reznek returns to the stage in her hugely popular production, I TURNED AWAY AND SHE WAS GONE. There will be four special performances of this acclaimed one-woman show at the Magnet Theatre in Observatory, Cape Town, after which the production will transfer to the main programme of the National Arts Festival in early July. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Announces 2017-18 McKnight Fellows, New Core Writers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Playwrights' Center is excited to announce the 2017-18 McKnight National Residency and Commission recipient, 2017-18 McKnight Fellows in Playwriting, 2017-18 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows, 2017-2020 Core Writers and 2017-18 Core Apprentices. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) acclaimed staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family, will close as scheduled next week, on July 16. Just 15 New York performances remain of the production. (more...)

NNPN Announces Rolling World Premiere of WILD HORSES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

 National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces Wild Horsesby Allison Gregory as its 72nd Rolling World Premiere.  (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Will Play 12th Avenue Arts Mainstage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. (more...)

Cast Announced for Daytime ShortWorks Operas at Wexford Festival Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The cast and creative teams performing in the popular daytime ShortWorks operas have been announced for this year's Festival.  Intimately staged and approximately one hour in length, the ShortWorks operas are presented in the nearby Clayton Whites Hotel and offer audiences the opportunity to enjoy a one-act opera or a condensed version of a more familiar opera. (more...)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: 'We are thrilled to present three major new productions at the Almeida, including two world premieres and one rare revival. Spanning the Atlantic and beyond, this season is a timely and limitless interrogation into contemporary cultural anxieties and the power we have over our own lives.' (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Medea on Media
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2017

BWW speaks to Hyuntak Kim director of Medea on Media ahead of its run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

INK Transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches The Sun's first editor's quest: to give the people what they want. No matter the cost. (more...)

BEST OF PICK OF THE VINE to Showcase Best Short Plays from 15 Seasons at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

In commemoration of its 15th anniversary, Little Fish Theatre will present Best of Pick of the Vine as the crown jewel in its already sparkling 2017 season. (more...)

Deafinitely Theatre Marks 15th Anniversary with New Site-Specific Production of CONTRACTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Artistic Director of Deafinitely Theatre, Paula Garfield, today announces a new, site-specific production of Mike Bartlett's play Contractions as the company marks its 15th anniversary. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Slipstick
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2017

BWW speaks to Martin Kent about bringing Slipstick to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Jim Shankman's HEARTLESS BASTARD to Make World Premiere at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Actor, novelist and playwright Jim Shankman, the recipient of the Best Playwriting Award at 2015 FringeNYC for his play The Screenwriter Dies of His Own Free Will, will debut his latest work, Heartless Bastard, at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue). (more...)

BWW Review: Incandescent Youth and WILD HORSES, a Heady Combination at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 10, 2017

The group portrait of the youngsters (The Woman's younger self, her partners in crime Zabby and Skinny Lynny, the callow young men who pursue them or whom they pursue, and The Woman's big sister, aka The Favorite) in all their confusion, pain, and, most important, their exuberance and their desire to meet life head-on, even if they do not really know what that meeting will demand or entail, is the point. (more...)

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