Metropolitan Playhouse and Next Stage Studio Present Linda Kuriloff's Solo Performance LINDA MEANS TO WAITMetropolitan Playhouse and Next Stage Studio Present Linda Kuriloff's Solo Performance LINDA MEANS TO WAIT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

Race and Reckonings on a journey from South Africa  to South Side to South Bronx, January 10 - 13, 2019 (more...)


by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Network Entertainment and Burt Sugarman will make a documentary about the musical variety television series “The Midnight Special,” according to Variety. (more...)

THE JEWISH KING LEAR Now Playing At Metropolitan Playhouse to Close On Sunday, May 27THE JEWISH KING LEAR Now Playing At Metropolitan Playhouse to Close On Sunday, May 27
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E. 4th Street) current production of Jacob Gordin's The Jewish King Lear, one of the foundational works of the "Golden Age of American Yiddish theater," closes on Sunday, May 27.    (more...)

Frank Anderson, Tandy Cronyn, Thomas Leverton, Robert Meksin, and Jenne Vath Join The Cast Of THE DIAMOND EATERFrank Anderson, Tandy Cronyn, Thomas Leverton, Robert Meksin, and Jenne Vath Join The Cast Of THE DIAMOND EATER
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective NEW WORKS SERIES 2018 presents a staged reading of THE DIAMOND EATER, by award-winning designer/playwright Carrie Robbins, for one night only on Monday, May 14, at 7:30pm at the Bernie Wohl Center. (more...)

THE JEWISH KING LEAR Comes to Metropolitan PlayhouseTHE JEWISH KING LEAR Comes to Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E. 4th Street) presents Jacob Gordin's The Jewish King Lear, one of the foundational works of the "Golden Age" of American Yiddish theater, in a new English translation by Ruth Gay, from April 27 through May 27, 2018. The play, which had its Lower East Side debut in 1892 and was written as a star vehicle for Jacob Adler, one of the greatest actors of the New York's Yiddish stage. Metropolitan Playhouse welcomes back director Ed Chemaly (The Easiest Way, The Spirit House) to helm the production. (more...)

Augustin Daly's A MARRIAGE CONTRACT Opens To Rave Reviews At Metropolitan PlayhouseAugustin Daly's A MARRIAGE CONTRACT Opens To Rave Reviews At Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2018

Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E. 4th Street) welcomes back Victorian impresario Augustin Daly with A Marriage Contract now on stage through Sunday, March 18. This riotous 1892 comedy of a marriage caught between the big city and a small town, makes a triumphant return to the New York stage for the first time since its premiere. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents Revival Of Augustin Daly's A MARRIAGE CONTRACTMetropolitan Playhouse Presents Revival Of Augustin Daly's A MARRIAGE CONTRACT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives A Marriage Contract, Augustin Daly's uproarious and poignant commentary on marriage, family, and the contrast between county and city life. Staged by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 E. 4th Street, New York City. This production marks, to our knowledge, the first time the play is being presented since 1892 premiere. It is worth noting that the script only exists in manuscript form and was never published. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Revives Augustin Daly's A MARRIAGE CONTRACTMetropolitan Playhouse Revives Augustin Daly's A MARRIAGE CONTRACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2018

Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives A Marriage Contract, Augustin Daly's 1892 uproarious and poignant commentary on marriage, family, and the contrast between county and city life. Staged by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse, 200 E. 4th Street, New York City, this marks, to our knowledge, the first time the play (originally titled A Test Case or Grass Versus Granite) is being presented since its premiere. In fact, it worth noting that the script only exists in manuscript form and was never published. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Opens Arthur Kopit's INDIANS TonightMetropolitan Playhouse Opens Arthur Kopit's INDIANS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2017

Arthur Kopit's 1968 critically-acclaimed play INDIANS opens tonight at the Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse. Staged by Artistic Director Alex Roe, performances continue through December 16 at Metropolitan Playhouse at 220 E. 4th Street, New York City. (more...)

English National Ballet to Return to Manchester with SONG OF THE EARTH and LA SYLPHIDEEnglish National Ballet to Return to Manchester with SONG OF THE EARTH and LA SYLPHIDE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Two works new to English National Ballet's repertoire, Sir Kenneth MacMillan's masterwork, Song of the Earth and August Bournonville's La Sylphide recreated by Frank Andersen and Eva Kloborg, will be performed at the Manchester Palace Theatre from Today 11 -  Saturday 14 October. (more...)

English National Ballet Announces Principle Casting For ManchesterEnglish National Ballet Announces Principle Casting For Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Two works new to English National Ballet's repertoire, Sir Kenneth MacMillan's masterwork, Song of the Earth and August Bournonville's La Sylphide recreated by Frank Andersen and Eva Kloborg, will be performed at the Manchester Palace Theatre from 11 14 October. (more...)

Clyde Fitch's Sharp Satire THE CLIMBERS Opens Tonight at Metropolitan PlayhouseClyde Fitch's Sharp Satire THE CLIMBERS Opens Tonight at Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Metropolitan Playhouse opens its 26th season tonight with Clyde Fitch's sharp satire THE CLIMBERS. Directed by Metropolitan favorite Michael Hardart, the production runs through October 8. Metropolitan Playhouse is located at 220 E. 4th Street. (more...)

Leonard Jacobs, Founder of the Clyde Fitch Report, to Lead Talkbalk Following THE CLIMBERSLeonard Jacobs, Founder of the Clyde Fitch Report, to Lead Talkbalk Following THE CLIMBERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse stages THE CLIMBERS, Clyde Fitch's indictment of a decadent and selfish age, directed by Metropolitan favorite Michael Hardart, at the Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street, New York City. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse to Present Clyde Fitch's Sharp Satire THE CLIMBERSMetropolitan Playhouse to Present Clyde Fitch's Sharp Satire THE CLIMBERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

THE CLIMBERS is a sharp satire from the Gilded Age of both vulgar competitors for wealth and status, as well as the censorious critics who resisted them.  In Fitch's incisive eye, the scramble to assert superiority is a curse for all sides in a play that is a welcome appraisal of a divided culture from a century past.  His vote for compassion and empathy is one that should count again. (more...)

English National Ballet to Return to Manchester with SONG OF THE EARTH and LA SYLPHIDEEnglish National Ballet to Return to Manchester with SONG OF THE EARTH and LA SYLPHIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Two works new to English National Ballet's repertoire, Sir Kenneth MacMillan's masterwork, Song of the Earth and August Bournonville's La Sylphide recreated by Frank Andersen and Eva Kloborg, will be performed at the Manchester Palace Theatre from Wednesday 11 -  Saturday 14 October. (more...)

Refugees welcome at Metropolitan in LEAH, THE FORSAKEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

LEAH, THE FORSAKEN is a tale of forbidden love, treachery, and redemption from 1862. Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. When a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she has betrayed him, he quickly renounces her. Leah retreats to her exile, but only after bestowing her and her people's curse on him and his progeny. Can there be any light in such a darkened time, and what could possibly light it? (more...)

LEAH, THE FORSAKEN Finds a New Home at Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

LEAH, THE FORSAKEN is a tale of forbidden love, treachery, and redemption from 1862. Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. But when a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she will betray him for gold, he quickly renounces her. Bestowing her curse on him and his progeny, Leah retreats to her exile. Five years later, now bound for a better life in America, she finds Rudolf has prospered with his new family, but also become a devoted champion of justice for Austrian Jews. Reconciled to a degree, the couple find grace in forgiveness and contrition, though equality is an elusive treasure. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Joins Theaters Across the Country to Read Berkeley Rep's New Adaptation of IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Monday, October 24 Metropolitan Playhouse will hold a free public reading of the new stage adaptation of IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE, based on the 1935 novel written by Sinclair Lewis. In 1936, the novel was adapted into a play and theaters across the country opened productions on the same night. To commemorate the 80th anniversary of those productions, regional theaters, universities, and communities across the country will read the new adaptation by Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Tony Taccone and screenwriter Bennett S. Cohen. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Adds Performances for O'NEILL (UNEXPECTED)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Owing to the popularity of this double bill, Metropolitan Playhouse is adding two performances in the final week of June to the run of O'NEILL (UNEXPECTED). (more...)

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