Absent Father

Opened: October 17, 1932

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Review Roundup: Andrew Scott in THREE KINGS as Part of Old Vic: In Camera - What Did the Critics Think? by Review Roundups - Sep 6, 2020

This weekend brought the Old Vic's streaming production of Three Kings, starring Andrew Scott, as part of Old Vic: In Camera.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: September 5-7- with Karen Olivo, A Nick Cordero Tribute, and More by Nicole Rosky - Sep 5, 2020

This weekend (September 5-7) in live streaming: broadway tribute Nick Cordero, Karen Olivo sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, September 4- with Jeremy Pope, Lea Salonga, and More! by Nicole Rosky - Sep 4, 2020

Today (September 4) in live streaming: Jeremy Pope visits backstage Live, Stars in the House hosts a Flower Drum Song reunion, and so much more!

Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Eisenhower Theatre At The Kennedy Center by Ken Kemp - Sep 3, 2022

Catch the national tour of the six-time Tony Award winning musical on the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Stage through September 25th.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, September 3- with Broadway Belts for Biden and More! by Nicole Rosky - Sep 3, 2020

Today (September 3) in live streaming: Broadway Sessions Belts for Biden, Telly Leung sings with Radio Free Birdland, and so much more!

Cast and Creative Team Announced for New York Premiere of GNIT by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021

TFANA will reopen its doors for the 2021-2022 season with the New York premiere of Will Eno’s Gnit, his modern version of Henrik Ibsen’s sprawling, satirical, 19th century five-act play in verse, Peer Gynt, as a quick-paced contemporary tragicomedy. 

Zoe Wees Shares New Single 'Daddy's Eyes' by Michael Major - Sep 23, 2022

Breakout star Zoe Wees released “Daddy’s Eyes,” a song brimming with the earnest, heartfelt and sometimes heartbreaking lyricism that have won her acclaim. The 20-year-old wrote the song about her father – and she wrote it for those who grew up in similar circumstances. She recorded the single with producers Patrick Pyke Salmy and Ricardo Muñoz.

L.A. Salami Shares New Single 'Peace Of Mind' by Michael Major - Sep 13, 2022

Multifaceted South London artist L.A. Salami returns with new single 'Peace Of Mind' and its accompanying video, taken from his brilliant forthcoming album OTTOLINE. A contemplative, heartfelt ballad, 'Peace Of Mind' combines somber guitars and fluttering percussion with L.A. Salami’s endearing vocals.

Review: ROOSTERS at The Classic Theatre by Bryan Stanton - Sep 11, 2022

Roosters is an enchanting look at the unpleasant realities of growing older and dysfunctional families.

Review: GRANDMA & ME: AN ODE TO SINGLE PARENTS at The Marsh Brims with Humor and Humanity by Jim Munson - Oct 13, 2022

What did our critic think of GRANDMA & ME: AN ODE TO SINGLE PARENTS at The Marsh? Brian Copeland's funny and moving new solo show runs at The Marsh in San Francisco through November 19th.

Review Roundup: Will Eno's GNIT Opens at Theatre for a New Audience by Review Roundups - Nov 8, 2021

Theatre for a New Audience opened their 2021-2022 season with the New York premiere of Will Eno's Gnit (October 30 - November 21, 2021), a reimagining of Peer Gynt directed by Eno's frequent collaborator Oliver Butler that had four preview performances at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center before being shuttered due to the pandemic.

BWW Review: SUNSET BABY at Black Theatre Troupe by Angela Kabasan - Nov 7, 2021

A lot is written about the effect of an absent father on sons. The phrase 'A boy needs his father' is often bandied about in conversation but not really heard concerning daughters. Scores of scholarly papers about this have been written with experiments and scientific data that reinforce the importance of a father in their daughter's life. Sunset Baby by Dominique Morisseau explores that very theme in this production by the Black Theatre Troupe (BTT).

The Public Theater Announces Line-Up for 18th Annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021

The Public Theater announced the full line-up today for the 18th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 12-30, 2022. The innovative festival of The Public’s winter season returns to in-person performances at The Public Theater and partner venues Mabou Mines and PS21 with work by artists from across the U.S. and around the world.

Alison Fraser to Lead STRANGER INTERLUDES Industry Reading at Boundless Theater by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

Boundless Theater announced has that Stranger Interludes, a new play by David James Parr, will receive an industry reading on Friday, November 18th at The Dramatists Guild Foundation, directed by Amanda Bearse (“Married… with Children”, Billy Eichner’s Bros).

BWW Review: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Crown Theatre by David Bravos - May 9, 2021

Platinum Entertainment produced another big show with a colourful performance of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT. The show hits high with strong performances backed up by eye-catching staging, costumes, and choreography. This musical has not made its way to Perth before this, however this production ensured it was well and truly worth the wait.

BWW Review: HOUSE OF IFE, Bush Theatre by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 5, 2022

Families are complex and the relationships between parents and children and siblings themselves is a rich basis for drama. Beru Tessema’s new play House of Ife is a tense and fascinating insight into the dynamics of a British-Ethiopean family, living in London, and navigating life and personal grief in the wake of the sudden death of the eldest son, Ife.

L.A. Salami Shares New Single 'Desperate Time, Mediocre Measures' by Michael Major - May 25, 2022

L.A. Salami returns with new single and video “Desperate Times, Mediocre Measures”, the first taste of new music from the Londoner since 2020’s album The Cause of Doubt and Reason to Have Faith. It arrives alongside the announcement of L.A Salami’s fourth album Ottoline, set for release via Sunday Best Recordings. 

BWW Review: 4, Park Theatre by Cindy Marcolina - May 17, 2022

“According to my mum, I’m always doing something wrong and giving the wrong impression” we meet a quiet, lonely young woman. Except when she drinks and Maggie comes out. Her circumstantial friendship with Trixie has become co-dependency, and she’s been seeking refuge in the alcoholic numbness and social ecstasy she finds when they go out together.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for TFANA's New York Premiere of Will Eno's GNIT by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 6, 2020

Theatre for a New Audience's New York Premiere of Will Eno's Gnit begins performances tomorrow at Polonsky Shakespeare Center!

Cannonball Festival's Miniball Returns Next Month and Announces Four Performance Track Awards for September's Cannonball Festival by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2023

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre is gearing audiences up for the Spring with the return of Miniball – the bite-sized version of their annual festival in September that is the first and largesthub of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Hippodrome by Timoth David Copney - Mar 16, 2022

Because good theatre not only makes you feel the feels.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Announces Winner Of Jackie Demaline Regional Collegiate Playwrighting Competition by Grace Cutler - Jun 23, 2022

The winner of this year’s prize is Steven Strafford (Ohio University) for his play THE MATCH GAME, which will receive a full-length staged professional reading on July 31, 2022, at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, July 31- with Jerry Mitchell, Andrew Scott and More! by Nicole Rosky - Jul 31, 2020

Today (July 31) in live streaming: Jerry Mitchell visits Backstage Live, the Marie's Crisis Weekend-Warmup is back, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, July 30- with Keala Settle, Jessie Mueller and More! by Nicole Rosky - Jul 30, 2020

Today (July 30) in live streaming: The New Group presents The Spoils, The Muny 2020 Summer Variety Hour is back, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, July 29- with Thomas Kail, Shoshana Bean and More! by Nicole Rosky - Jul 29, 2020

Today (July 29) in live streaming: Shoshana Bean visits Backstage Live, The Chaos Twins are back with Tommy Kail, and so much more!

The Old Vic Shares a First Look at Andrew Scott in THREE KINGS by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 23, 2020

The Old Vic has shared via Twitter, a first look at Andrew Scott in the world premiere of Three Kings, a brand new play by Stephen Beresford created especially for Old Vic: IN CAMERA. 

The Old Vic Will Stream THREE KINGS With Andrew Scott as Part of OLD VIC: IN CAMERA by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2020

Today, The Old Vic announces the world premiere of Three Kings, a brand new play by Stephen Beresford written for and starring Andrew Scott, and created especially for OLD VIC: IN CAMERA. This scratch performance, directed by Matthew Warchus, will be streamed live directly from the iconic Old Vic stage with the empty auditorium as a backdrop for five performances only.

Comedy Dynamics Is Announcing Their Next Stand-up Special With Kim McVicar: PLEASE NOTICE ME by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2020

In her debut special, McVicar shares her bittersweet journey of how she went from being a backup dancer for rappers to a stand-up comic, all in order to get noticed by her absent father. When was the last time you saw a stand-up comedian have completely choreographed dance numbers with backup dancers? This alone definitely puts McVicar in a league all her own.

The Public's UNDER THE RADAR Festival Begins Tomorrow, Featuring 36 Artists and Companies at Six Venues by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2023

The Public Theater will begin performances for the 18th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL tomorrow, Wednesday, January 4. Learn more about the lineup and how to get tickets!

BWW Review: THE SUGAR SYNDROME, Orange Tree Theatre by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 29, 2020

Back in 2003, before writing the superb Enron, A Very Expensive Poison and the Emmy Award-winning TV series Succession, Lucy Prebble's first play The Sugar Syndrome made its debut at London's Royal Court. It now comes to Richmond's Orange Tree in its first major revival, in a darkly funny and thought-provoking exploration of the internet's potential to bring the most unlikely people together.

World Premiere of Gabrielle Macpherson's OUTSIDE to be Livestreamed From The Space by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2021

Minty Fresh Productions today announces the world première of Outside, written and performed by Gabrielle MacPherson. Directed by Karis Crimson, the production will be performed live and streamed from The Space between 18 - 20 February 2021.

Devon Church (Exitmusic) Announces New Album by Michael Major - Jan 24, 2023

Devon Church has announced his new album Strange Strangers, and shared a video for lead single “Ephemera”. While Church’s previous group Exitmusic utilized widescreen atmospherics in service of tense dream pop, his solo endeavor places his earthy baritone front and center over world weary folk.

BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, Apollo Theatre by Fraser MacDonald - Jan 22, 2020

Everybody's Talking About Jamie tells the heartwarming story of an outgoing young man with a dream to be a drag queen which cannot fail to move and delight in equal measure.

Photo Flash: First Look at Ensemble Theatre Company's THE WATER TRIBE by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2020

Ensemble Studio Theatre/Los Angeles in association with VS. Theatre Company has announced the world premiere production of The Water Tribe, a new play by Don Cummings. Under the direction of Tricia Small, opening is set for Friday, January 17, at 8pm. The engagement will run through February 9 at VS. Theatre.

BWW REVIEW: The Inescapable Curse Of A Dysfunctional Family Erupts As Brothers Reunite In TRUE WEST. by Jade Kops - Feb 5, 2021

Sibling rivalry and inherited trauma collide with explosive force in Georgina Symes’ (Director) expression of Sam Shepard’s (playwright) TRUE WEST. 

Milwaukee's First Stage Will Present GRETEL!, A LIVE FOLK ROCK MUSICAL by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 5, 2020

GRETEL!, a new folk rock musical developed as part of the First Stage Foundry Stage Series, combines the tale of HANSEL AND GRETEL with VASILISA THE BRAVE (the Russian Cinderella) into a story family audiences will find both compelling and inspiring.

THE WATER TRIBE Runs Through February 16 At Vs. Theatre by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2020

World Premiere presented by EST/LA in association with VS. Theatre Company runs through February 16.

Devon Church (Exitmusic) Shares New Single 'Flash Of Lightning In A Clear Blue Sky' by Michael Major - Feb 22, 2023

Devon Church has shared a new single, “Flash Of Lightning In A Clear Blue Sky,” off his new Strange Strangers. In stark contrast to the earthy folk of lead single “Ephemera”, this latest offering features arpeggiated synthesizers set against acoustic strums - a widescreen, Lynchian take on baroque pop that recalls Church’s endeavor Exitmusic.

Oldham Coliseum Announces 2022 Spring/Summer Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2022

Oldham Coliseum Theatre today announced its programme for Spring and Summer 2022. The season includes a world premiere, a modern adaptation of a children's classic, two tours based on true stories and hard-hitting drama from across the pond.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, December 4 with Michael James Scott, Isaac Mizrahi and More! by Nicole Rosky - Dec 4, 2020

Today (December 4) in live streaming: Michael James Scott visits Backstage Live, Isaac Mizrahi in concert, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, December 3 with Ana Gasteyer, John Lloyd Young and More! by Nicole Rosky - Dec 3, 2020

Today (December 3) in live streaming: John Lloyd Young and Ana Gasteyer visit Backstage Live, Time Stands Still reunion reading, and so much more!

THE WATER TRIBE Comes to VS. Theatre by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2019

Ensemble Studio Theatre/Los Angeles in association with VS. Theatre Company has announced the world premiere production of The Water Tribe, a new play by Don Cummings. Under the direction of Tricia Small, there will be three preview performances January 10a?"12 and opening is set for Friday, January 17, at 8pm. The engagement will run through February 9 at VS. Theatre.

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, December 2 with Carmen Cusack, Jayne Houdyshell, and More! by Nicole Rosky - Dec 2, 2020

Today (December 2) in live streaming: Carmen Cusack visits Backstage Live, the cast of Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens reunites on Stars in the House, and so much more!

Tyler Short Releases New Country EP 'This Is Me' by Michael Major - Dec 17, 2021

Tyler Short opens up his EP with just three simple words. “This Is Me” shows off the more raw and rough-edged side of country. Right off the bat, it sets the stage for a man who takes pride in who he is despite the opinions of others by telling a story of someone asking him to change his ways, and him simply refusing.

BWW Review: SAM HARRIS Makes Triumphant Return to 54 Below by Stephen Mosher - Dec 15, 2019

A true blue original, Sam Harris returns to NYC with proof of his longevity in the business in an awe-inspiring new show at 54 Below

New Dates Announced For Old Vic: In Camera's THREE KINGS, Starring Andrew Scott by Stephi Wild - Aug 20, 2020

Earlier this month, all performances of Three Kings, starring Andrew Scott, were cancelled. Now, new dates have been announced for the production. Performances will now run September 3-5.

Theatre for a New Audience Announces 2021-2022 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021

Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz today announced TFANA’s 2021-2022 season of productions of plays by Shakespeare, Alice Childress, and Will Eno, and the residency of CLASSIX.

Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at His Majesty's Theatre by David Bravos - Aug 13, 2022

Tennessee Williams' classic play THE GLASS MENAGERIE transformed the stage at His Majesty’s Theatre with some modern touches that enhance how this story is told. Black Swan Theatre Company’s creative talents (and talented creatives) come to the fore to deliver a memorable and thought-provoking performance.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: August 1-2- with Cheyenne Jackson, Renée Fleming and More! by Nicole Rosky - Aug 1, 2020

This weekend (August 1-2) in live streaming: Cheyenne Jackson sings with Seth Rudetsky, Renee Fleming sings for the Met, and so much more!

Broadway Books: 10 MORE Theatre-Themed Memoirs to Read While in Isolation by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2020

Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 more of our favorite theatre-themed memoirs to fill the void. With everything from Judi Dench to Tennessee Williams, Michael Crawford, Tim Rice, Anna Kendrick, and many more, this list will have something for everyone.


Absent Father has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 1932.



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