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Tickets Now On Sale for Live Simulcasts of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage Photo Tickets Now On Sale for Live Simulcasts of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2021

 Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced that tickets are now on sale for live simulcasts of Eduardo Machado's Celia and Fidel. For select performances from November 10 through 21, 2021, patrons can watch the livestream. 

Original Cast and Creative Team Return For CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage Photo Original Cast and Creative Team Return For CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021

As Fidel Castro ponders on how to move his country forward, his political partner, Celia S√°nchez, is never far from his side. Imbued with magical realism, Celia and Fidel is the dynamic story of radical change in Cuba featuring the country's most notorious political figure and Cuba's most influential female revolutionary.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Eduardo Machado's (Havana Is Waiting, The Cook) Celia and Fidel. It's 1980 and Cuba is dealing with a failing economy. As Fidel Castro ponders on how to move his country forward, his political partner, Celia Sánchez, is never far from his side. Imbued with magical realism, Celia and Fidel is the dynamic story of radical change in Cuba featuring the country's most notorious political figure and Cuba's most influential female revolutionary. Directed by Molly Smith, Celia and Fidel runs February 28 through April 12, 2020 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.

Robert M. Jimenez, Marian Licha and More Will Star in the World Premiere of CELIA AND Photo Robert M. Jimenez, Marian Licha and More Will Star in the World Premiere of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the full company for the world premiere of Eduardo Machado's (Havana Is Waiting, The Cook) Celia and Fidel.

Partial Cast and Creative Team Announced For Disney's NEWSIES at Arena Stage Photo Partial Cast and Creative Team Announced For Disney's NEWSIES at Arena Stage
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces casting for Disney's Tony Award-winning musical Newsies, an inspiring story about kids who fight for what is right at the turn of the century, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein. Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, this family-friendly musical follows the story of newsboys and newsgirls who dream of a better life and lead a crusade for justice. Just in time for the holidays, the score features fan favorites, including 'King of New York,' 'Carrying the Banner' and 'Seize the Day.' Newsies, directed by Molly Smith, with choreography by Parker Esse and music direction by Laura Bergquist, will run November 1-December 22, 2019 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Cast Of THE HEIRESS at Arena Stage Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Cast Of THE HEIRESS at Arena Stage
by Alan Henry - Feb 4, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Ruth and Augustus Goetz's melodrama, The Heiress, suggested by the Henry James novel, Washington Square. After growing up subjected to her father's disinterest and strong resentment, a young woman in the 1850s discovers what love is in her journey towards independence, growth and strength, without an impactful female role model in her life. Directed by Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko, The Heiress runs February 8 - March 10, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage.

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For THE HEIRESS At Arena Stage Photo Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For THE HEIRESS At Arena Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 4, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Ruth and Augustus Goetz's melodrama, The Heiress, suggested by the Henry James novel, Washington Square. After growing up subjected to her father's disinterest and strong resentment, a young woman in the 1850s discovers what love is in her journey towards independence, growth and strength, without an impactful female role model in her life. Directed by Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko, The Heiress runs February 8 - March 10, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage.

BWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST at 59E59 Theaters Must Be Seen and Appreciated Photo BWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST at 59E59 Theaters Must Be Seen and Appreciated
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 21, 2018

The NYC premiere of 'The Originalist,' written by John Strand and directed by Molly Smith, is now on stage at 59E59 theaters. This is a vital story for our times. It contrasts political and social perspectives while still proving that people can maintain a sense of civility. This enthralling theatrical piece features the finest staging and stellar acting. See it while you can on the Upper East Side stage.

Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Comes to 59E59 Theaters Photo Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Comes to 59E59 Theaters
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the NYC premiere of THE ORIGINALIST written by John Strand and directed by Molly Smith. Produced by Middle Finger Production, LLC [Beth Newburger, Executive Producer] and Arena Stage and part of 59E59's Subscription Series, THE ORIGINALIST begins performances on Saturday, July 14 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 19. 

Photo Flash: THE ORIGINALIST Comes to Court Theatre Photo Photo Flash: THE ORIGINALIST Comes to Court Theatre
by Julie Musbach - May 2, 2018

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, concludes its 2017/18 season with the Asolo Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse production of The Originalist by John Strand, directed by Molly Smith with Associate Director Seema Sueko, and featuring Edward Gero as Antonin Scalia. The Originalist runs May 10 - June 10, 2018 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00pm.

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VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Cast Of THE HEIRESS at Arena Stage VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Cast Of THE HEIRESS at Arena Stage
by Alan Henry - Feb 4, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Ruth and Augustus Goetz's melodrama, The Heiress, suggested by the Henry James novel, Washington Square. After growing up subjected to her father's disinterest and strong resentment, a young woman in the 1850s discovers what love is in her journey towards independence, growth and strength, without an impactful female role model in her life. Directed by Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko, The Heiress runs February 8 - March 10, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage.

VIDEO: Take a First Look at SOVEREIGNTY at Arena Stage VideoVIDEO: Take a First Look at SOVEREIGNTY at Arena Stage
by Leah Windahl - Jan 15, 2018

The World-Premiere of Mary Kathryn Nagle's SOVEREIGNTY is currently playing at Arena Stage as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival. The play, which features flashbacks spanning to the 1830s, follows a modern-day Native American woman, trying to use her powers as a lawyer to restore rights to the Cherokee Nation. SOVEREIGNTY opened January 12th and runs through February 18th.

STAGE TUBE: Arena's OKLAHOMA! in Performance!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2010

Arena Stage begins a new life in its renovated home at the Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest D.C., opening its inaugural season with a classic American musical that similarly embraces life on a new frontier. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! is the first production at the Mead Center and features an all-star cast under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! runs October 22-December 26, 2010 in the Fichandler Stage. There is already buzz of a Broadway transfer surrounding the show. Click below to see Oklahoma! onstage at Arena.

STAGE TUBE: Molly Smith Talks OKLAHOMA! at Arena Stage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 10, 2010

Arena Stage begins a new life in its renovated home at the Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest D.C., opening its inaugural season with a classic American musical that similarly embraces life on a new frontier. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! is the first production at the Mead Center and features an all-star cast under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! runs October 22-December 26, 2010 in the Fichandler Stage. See below for a look at the production!