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Tony Yazbeck to Lead John Doyle's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK At Classic Stage CompanyTony Yazbeck to Lead John Doyle's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK At Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Classic Stage Company presents Marc Blitzstein's allegorical play in music The Cradle Will Rock, directed by John Doyle, March 21 - May 19, 2019. A Depression-era indictment of rampant capitalism told almost entirely in song, The Cradle Will Rock maintains a twinkle in its eye while bearing sharp fangs. The 1937 premiere of this story of American class tensions-directed by Orson Welles-was famously shut down on the eve of opening night by federal authorities over so-called 'budget cuts,' commonly considered a thin veil for fears of the play's pro-labor stance. The artists involved rebelliously circumvented its cancellation, making for one of the most memorable stories in 20th century theater history. While Blitzstein's libretto is very much a product of its own 1930s political context, The Cradle Will Rock pulses with immediacy in an era of expanding economic inequality and policy for purchase. CSC's 2018-2019 season began with The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Bertolt Brecht's allegory about the rise of fascism via a charismatic tyrant; this spring, it closes with an all-American Brecht-and-Weill-inspired work, which carries a message of defiance built into its very title. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet For CHOIR BOYPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet For CHOIR BOY
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 9, 2019

Make a joyful noise! Last night, January 8, Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, written by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney(Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman, officially opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ben Platt, Michaela Diamond & More Lead Michael Arden-Helmed PARADE ReadingBWW Exclusive: Ben Platt, Michaela Diamond & More Lead Michael Arden-Helmed PARADE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that just last week, Roundabout Theatre Company held a star-studded reading of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's Parade, helmed by Tony nominee Michael Arden and led by Ben Platt as Leo Frank and Michaela Diamond as Lucille Frank. (more...)

Michelle Dowdy Brings A Jazzy Night of Broadway to the Laurie BeechmanMichelle Dowdy Brings A Jazzy Night of Broadway to the Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2018

What a gay ol' time! Michelle, with the insanely talented Joshua Stephen Kartes on the keys, will give you a night you WONT soon forget! They l'll take your favorite Broadway hits and turn them into new Jazz standards! With very special guests, infamous instagram darling @inappropriatepatti, AKA Jonathan Hoover and The Cher Show and Kinky Boot's own Blaine Krauss!! Full of shots, laughter, tears, and several improved musical moments! These two are sure to lift your spirits and rock your socks off! Directed by Mitchell Walker. (more...)

BWW Review: Raul Esparza Is Bertolt Brecht's Symbolic Crime Boss in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UIBWW Review: Raul Esparza Is Bertolt Brecht's Symbolic Crime Boss in THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by Michael Dale - Nov 15, 2018

No, director/designer John Doyle does not have Raul Esparza wearing a blonde wig when he delivers his climatic oratory at the close of CSC's revival of Bertolt Brecht's 1941 allegorical satire, THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, but listen closely to the chant of the crowd provided by sound designer Matt Stine and the production's message is ever so clear. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Classic Stage Company's New Production Of THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, A TIMELESS ALLEGORY ON THE RISE OF FASCISMFull Cast Announced For Classic Stage Company's New Production Of THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, A TIMELESS ALLEGORY ON THE RISE OF FASCISM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Classic Stage Company (CSC; Artistic Director, John Doyle) announces the full cast for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Bertolt Brecht's unsettlingly timeless work, which kicks off CSC's 2018-2019 season on October 30, with rehearsals beginning this week. Directed by John Doyle, this comical yet disturbing play from one of the greatest political satirists of all time follows a Depression-era Chicago mobster, Arturo Ui, who, with the help of his henchmen, manipulates and murders his way to totalitarian rule of the cauliflower trade. Society, of course, fails to act upon his "resistible rise." (more...)

CSC Offers Election Night Ticket Discount For THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Starring Raul EsparzaCSC Offers Election Night Ticket Discount For THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Starring Raul Esparza
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Classic Stage Company will offer discounted tickets to the Election Night (November 6) performance of Bertolt Brecht's unsettlingly timeless The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. (more...)

Photo Flash: BOUND FOR BROADWAY Comes to Kaufman Music Center's Merkin HallPhoto Flash: BOUND FOR BROADWAY Comes to Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

An annual event eagerly anticipated by New York's most serious and knowledgeable musical theater fans, Bound for Broadway previews four of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters. (more...)

CSC Names Longtime Home The Lynn F. Angelson TheaterCSC Names Longtime Home The Lynn F. Angelson Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Classic Stage Company (CSC; Artistic Director, John Doyle) today announces that its singular home at 136 East 13th Street will be named the Lynn F. Angelson Theater, for its most devoted supporter and long-standing board chair. (more...)

Raul Esparza to Lead Classic Stage Company's THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UIRaul Esparza to Lead Classic Stage Company's THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Classic Stage Company announces the full cast for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Bertolt Brecht's unsettlingly timeless work, which kicks off CSC's 2018-2019 season on October 30, with rehearsals beginning this week. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Chilina Kennedy, Theo Stockman & More in THIS AIN'T NO DISCOBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Chilina Kennedy, Theo Stockman & More in THIS AIN'T NO DISCO
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2018

This Ain't No Disco opened on Tuesday, July 24 and runs through August 12, 2018 at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). Check out highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stephen Trask, Peter Yanowitz & Company Celebrate Opening Night of THIS AIN'T NO DISCOPhoto Coverage: Stephen Trask, Peter Yanowitz & Company Celebrate Opening Night of THIS AIN'T NO DISCO
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 25, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere production of This Ain't No Disco, a new musical from Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers). (more...)

Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO Opens Tonight at Atlantic Theatre CompanyStephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO Opens Tonight at Atlantic Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for the world premiere production of This Ain't No Disco, a new musical from Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THIS AIN'T NO DISCO Starring Krystina Alabado, Lulu Fall, Chilina Kennedy and MorePhoto Flash: First Look at THIS AIN'T NO DISCO Starring Krystina Alabado, Lulu Fall, Chilina Kennedy and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

This Ain't No Disco is an impressionistic rock opera set in Studio 54 and Mudd Club-era New York City, from Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz, choreographed by Camille A. Brown , and directed by Darko Tresnjak. Get a first look at the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Atlantic's THIS AIN'T NO DISCOPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Atlantic's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

This Ain't No Disco is now in rehearsal prepping for their run June 29 - August 12, 2018 at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater. Get a first look at the company below! (more...)

Krystina Alabado, Lulu Fall, and More Star in Atlantic's THIS AIN'T NO DISCOKrystina Alabado, Lulu Fall, and More Star in Atlantic's THIS AIN'T NO DISCO
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for the world premiere production of This Ain't No Disco, a new musical from Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers). (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 5, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway officially opened just last night, December 4th, at The Palace Theatre. SpongeBob SquarePants is a new musical with a book by Kyle Jarrow, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and conceived and directed by Tina Landau. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Yazbeck Visits Broadway Buddies in THE NEW WORLD at Bucks County PlayhousePhoto Flash: Tony Yazbeck Visits Broadway Buddies in THE NEW WORLD at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

It was a reunion for two of the lead actors from Broadway's On the Town when Tony-nominee Tony Yazbeck visited New Hope, PA to see Clyde Alves at Bucks County Playhouse. Alves plays the role of Tago in the world premiere of The New World , the musical comedy that is getting raves from critics. John Timpane of the Philadelphia Inquirer said With sneaky brilliance, beginning to end, The New World is fresh, funny, and fluid. Jean Brenner of Bucks County Herald said, Mark my words, The New World is headed to Broadway: it's special, it's funny, it's delightfully entertaining.' (more...)

Justin Guarini Steps in for Injured Leading Man in THE NEW WORLD at Bucks County PlayhouseJustin Guarini Steps in for Injured Leading Man in THE NEW WORLD at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

What do you do when the leading man of a world premiere musical suffers an injury less than 48 hours before the first preview? For Bucks County Playhouse, the answer was simple: Call Justin Guarini. (more...)

Review Roundup: World Premiere of THE NEW WORLD at Bucks County Playhouse - What Did The Critics Think?Review Roundup: World Premiere of THE NEW WORLD at Bucks County Playhouse - What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

The world premiere of THE NEW WORLD runs at Bucks County Playhouse through December 2, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

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