Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
The Montclair Orchestra led by Music Director David Chan will open their 5 concert season on September 22, 2019 at 7pm (St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Montclair) with '1001 Nights', an escape to Persia, featuring New York-based Iranian-American composer Behzad Ranjbaran's song cycle Songs of Eternity with rising star soprano, Gabriella Reyes. The original 12th century Farsi poems from the Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam will be read by Montclair's Mahtab Foroughi. The orchestra is then on full virtuosic display, featuring the enchanting music of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, conjuring up images of the sea, a storm, and a young Persian prince and princess.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Students from across the State are making final rehearsal preparations ahead of the 2019 Victorian State Schools Spectacular (VSSS) performances on Saturday 14th September at Melbourne Arena.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Days before Miller Theatre opens its 2019-2020 season, the Brooklyn-born artist Adama Delphine Fawundu transforms Miller's lobby with a new installation, Tales from the Mano River, an extension of her research into the African water deity, Mami Wata. Made of composited images of the Mano River in West Africa, the commission is part of Columbia University's Year of Water and will be displayed throughout the 2019-20 season, from September 2019 - June 2020, greeting thousands of concertgoers as they arrive for performances.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
In this fiendishly funny new play by Jen Silverman, inspired by The Witch of Edmonton by Rowley, Dekker and Ford, a charming devil arrives in the quiet village of Edmonton to bargain for the souls of its residents in exchange for their darkest wishes.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Throughout the 2019-2020 season, Kennedy Center Performances for Young Audiences will present five award-winning music, theater, and dance companies from the Netherlands in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Australian alternative-pop singer-songwriter Jacob Lee has released his forthcoming single 'Sorrow' on 20 September via his own label Philosophical Records. The track has premiered via Rolling Stone India. This follows on from 'Zen' and 'Artistry' lifted from his upcoming album. The track was produced by Matthew Bartlem (Broods, Matt Corby, Dead Letter Circus) of Loose Stones Studios. Lee has accumulated over 140 million streams across digital streaming platforms. He has found himself the landing pad for a myriad of international artists, becoming the primary melody-writer and lyricist for the likes of Will Sparks, Reece Low, Marco Farouk, Tom Enzy, Buzzmeisters, Trifo, Swede Dreams, and has garnered support from publications such as Clash Magazine, Forte, Atwood Magazine, The Brag Magazine, Ones To Watch and Substream Magazine. After returning from tour alongside Dennis Lloyd, he is currently preparing to hit the road again - on a UK and Europe tour which will see him play dates at London's Camden Assembly, and the renowned Reeperbahn Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Throughout the 2019-2020 season, Kennedy Center Performances for Young Audiences will present five award-winning music, theater, and dance companies from the Netherlands in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts. This season-long Dutch focus will bring the unique, high-caliber work of Woest, BonteHond, Mass Theater & Dance, Oorkaan, and De Dansers to families and student audiences at the nation's cultural center in Washington, D.C. Performances kick-off in October and November 2019 and will continue in January and April 2020. For tickets and more information, please visit: https://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/series/PYA.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 3, 2019
The Broadway at Birdland series had one of the country's finest pop/jazz vocalists on it's stage last night. No….it wasn't Marilyn Maye, however the cheering and constant standing ovations Clint Holmes was receiving after each spectacular song interpretation was very similar to the ovations at a marvelous Marilyn performance. In the creative soul of Clint Holmes a tune you have heard many times gets deconstructed and reconstructed in ways that create a new work of art.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
South Asian artists finally get the spotlight they've long deserved when Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents Desi Con, eclectic evening of music, dance, comedy and theater showcasing artists and performers of Indian and South Asian Descent.
by Paul Bolton - Sep 28, 2019
South Bay stages a sinister saga of singing and suspense. A Gentleman's guide to Love & Murder at South Bay Musical Theatre (SBMT) in Saratoga. The 2014 Tony Award winner for best musical. Sept 28-Oct 19, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
HOMESICK is the story of three generations of women colliding in a single household. Sam's returned from New York, her mother Rachel is trying to keep her head above water, and her grandmother Eadie is slowly losing her marbles. Featuring a creative team that boasts some of Sydney's best and brightest emerging talent, HOMESICK by Sally Alrich-Smythe will have its premiere at the Old 505 Theatre on 8 October 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Mean 'n' rotten Trunchbulls of the world: Watch out! When a?oeMatildaa?? takes the stage at the Media Theatre, students in Delaware County will be empowered to thwart bullies, inspire teachers, embrace reading and let their imaginations run wild.
by Jo Fisher - Sep 25, 2019
There are possibly no four words more chilling to the avid theatre-goer than The Woman in Black. Having taken the West End by storm, Stephen Mallatratt's adaptation of Susan Hill's classic ghost story is now haunting theatres around the UK on its tour, after celebrating its thirtieth birthday this year.
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 23, 2019
A year ago to the week Scarlett Maltman and Cathy Read, tired of the lack of active conversations on mental health, sat down and launched the Industry Minds podcast to tackle the subject and tear down the barriers that come with it.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 20, 2019
With her one-woman concert tribute to Whitney Houston, Nicole Henry taps into a universal love for the lady who gave us The Greatest Love Of All.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2019
Belvoir is proud to announce the productions making up its 2020 season. With highlights including new works from established and emerging voices, a stunning array of talent both on and off stage, and an all-new production from the award-winning team behind Counting and Cracking, 2020 at Belvoir is set to be another memorable year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2019
In an unprecedented jury decision, the Marmen Quartet from the UK comprised of Johannes Marmen (violin), Bryony Gibson-Cornish (violist), Steffan Morris (cellist) and Ricky Gore (violin) together with the Viano String Quartet from Canada/USA comprised of Lucy Wang (violin), Hao Zhou (violin), Aiden Kane (viola), Tate Zawadiuk (cello) have won one of the most coveted prizes in chamber music at the 13th Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC) at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
INALA, the critically acclaimed South African Dance-Musical sensation, will celebrate World Ballet Day on Wednesday 23 October with a concert spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall, bringing together the South African choral legends, Soweto Gospel Choir with multi-award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin OBE in this unique artistic collaboration. A celebration of South Africa today, INALA delivers all it promises; an uplifting cultural experience, powered by an explosion of live music, song and dance.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
In theatre, the roles for women over 40 are shockingly small. And I mean both in their abundance and in the juiciness of role. Many plays seem to only include 'older women' as adjuncts to the main characters - mums, neighbours, wives... And with so little to say these characters often seem two-dimensional, or they become mere information vehicles. They're often only there to give an insight into the main (younger and often male) protagonist's character.
by Cindy Cardozo - Sep 18, 2019
Just in time for the upcoming spooky season, Brookfield Theatre for the Arts presents an engaging production of Macbeth
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Continuing a breakthrough 2019 highlighted by packed shows, millions of streams, and unanimous praise, critically acclaimed dynamically disruptive pop darling UPSAHL unveils a new single entitled “Smile For The Camera” today via RCA UK. Once again, she serves up a disarmingly catchy and highly empowering chorus between thought-provoking verses, quirky production, and organic instrumentation.
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2019
LINDEMANN, the second coming: the German-Swedish power duo Till Lindemann (Rammstein frontman) and Peter Tägtgren (mastermind behind legendary metal bands Pain and Hypocrisy) are set to unleash the second LINDEMANN album on the 22nd of November. In this renewed collaboration, the duo takes some unfamiliar and sometimes unexpected paths.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Faena Art announced today the theme and initial line up of artists for its second annual Faena Festival to be presented during Miami Art Week. Running from December 2 through 8, 2019, the Faena Festival: The Last Supper will present artworks that engage with the complexities of religion, spirituality, food, and the multiplicity of connections between them.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Violinist Jennifer Koh's newest album, Limitless, based on her groundbreaking 2018 recital project of the same name, bridges the modern divide between composer and instrumentalist as it celebrates artistic collaboration and revisits the grand tradition of composers performing their own music.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
In CRIKEY! IT'S THE IRWINS, Terri, Bindi and Robert continue Steve Irwin's mission to bring people closer to animals and inspire them to become Wildlife Warriors who work together to protect and preserve our environment and its wildlife. Never before has it been so important to spread their message of conservation to ensure an abundance of wildlife for generations to come. The new series premieres on Saturday, October 5 at 8PM ET/PT.
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
“Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno,” a film by Laurie Coyle, premieres on VOCES, Latino Public Broadcasting's arts and culture series, on Friday, September 27, 2019, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings), on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video App.
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Activate Infinity ​is the second album from The Bad Plus since the remarkable pianist Orrin Evans joined the group in 2018. The album was recorded at Brooklyn Recording in New York City in May 2019. It was produced by The Bad Plus and engineered and mixed by Andy Taub. Activate Infinity will be released on CD and digital October 25. November 15 will see its release on vinyl. Pre-orders are available now along with a download of the first song, 'Avail.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Two of San Diego's most celebrated organizations come together to invite the community to experience the world's greatest musica?"for freea?"in one of downtown's most popular locations, Petco Park's Park at the Park.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Trinity Rep presents its annual holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol. Noted for being a new production each year, the 2019 production has been inspired by the senses, with a focus on the sights, sounds, and smells of the holiday season.
by Kristen Morale - Oct 8, 2019
In NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY, Chad Beckim shows how a young woman's addiction to opioids affects not only her, but those who seek to help her. Impeded by her own doubts and insecurities, in a town where people are admired for their efforts to leave, the downward spiral of her life pulls in those who had the good intent of helping her. Relationships are pushed aside, hope is dashed and free will momentarily shines through in her attempts to get better, only to be swallowed up again by need. Beckim's play is an extraordinary story of ordinary people - a family already familiar with less-than-perfect circumstances, now faced with a loved one's illness that seeks to bring down everyone with her.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
vArt takes action against climate change! On Thursday, October 17 from 6 - 8 pm, visual artists, poets and performing artists will unite to address climate change during a?oeArt for the Earth,a?? a free multidisciplinary arts event at The Frank in Pembroke Pines, located at 601 City Center Way.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Three years since he triumphantly won the gold medal and first prize of the National Youth Music Competition (NYMC), the talented clarinettist and saxophonist Cameron Williams this week returns to the prestigious competition to star as the guest soloist at the Finalists' Gala Concert on Saturday 12 October at 19:00.
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 6, 2019
DC Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) visionary Michael J. Bobbitt left us to start a new artistic chapter in his life a few months ago. The season opener at Adventure Theatre shows that even though he isn't here physically his vision for the company will be felt all season. Bobbitt made his picks for the company's 19/20 season before his departure.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Know Theatre of Cincinnati invites artists of all kinds and sorts, from those hugging the banks of the Ohio River to those based overseas, to apply for the 17th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival (May 29 - June 13, 2020).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Bookworks, the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services, and WordCraft Circle present Joy Harjo, United States Poet Laureate, on December 7 at the KiMo Theater. The event will be free and open to the public, but requires registration. The reading starts at 8 pm, with a signing to follow.
by David Edward Perry - Oct 18, 2019
Theatre UAB is offering a rendition of 'Hair' worth breaking out your vintage Rolling Stones T-Shirt or fringe vest and bell-bottoms. Theatre UAB has produced a wonderfully entertaining, and relevant and modernized rendition of this classic rock musical. This is for the youthful spirited, and those who want to make love, and not war.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Join us for a blacklight dance extravaganza this fall! A visual abundance of blacklight performance that feed your soul and your senses. Enter a blacklit world of wonder as ArcheDream for Humankind brings you a spread of our favorite characters from shows past as well as new characters and scenes never before seen. This exciting montage of ArcheDream worlds past and present will leave you mesmerized!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will celebrate the holidays with the imaginative and radiant The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, a new companion piece to last season's Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley a?" both based on the characters from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, according to Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas and Interim Artistic Director Terry Berliner.
by Steve Wilson - Oct 13, 2019
If I was to have to find one flaw in the ROCKY HORROR SHOW, now playing at the Louis Curtiss Studio Building in Kansas City (formerly Prohibition Hall), it is that I only get to review it once this run. Seeing so many shows each year it is seldom that one comes along that makes me want to see it again. The ROCKY HORROR SHOW by Padgett Productions is definitely one of those shows I could see over and over. Audience participation isn't required but is highly encouraged.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
The National Winter Playwrights Retreat (HBMG Foundation, CO), Ignition Arts (OK), Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (ID), and Tofte Lake Center (MN), in collaboration with National New Play Network, announce the launch the 4 Seasons Residency with inaugural playwright Jessica Huang.
by Sabrina Wallace - Oct 1, 2019
Puppetry, music, and masterful storytelling make JUNGALBOOK an entertaining yet meaningful play for all ages. Whether you have a little one in the family or you are a little one at heart, you should run to see JUNGALBOOK. This is a story that everyone can enjoy.
by Karen Bovard - Oct 1, 2019
Gloria Steinem turns 85 this year, and she's still working as a feminist activist. As embodied in this regional premiere by the great Charity Jones, she's as humble as she is savvy. This production dives into her long life, consistently dedicated to issues of women's rights, but full of personal evolution and discovery. Dozens of supporting roles are taken up by a strong ensemble of six additional women, dedicated to explicating Steinem's life in both the personal and public arenas. The play unrolls in brisk, forthright, direct address to the audience.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
New Chef at Hotel Washington 'When I boarded the ferry in the middle of January, the prow grinding through broken Lake Michigan ice, and fell in love with the island in the dead of winter, I knew it was for real,' says Matt Poole, the new chef for Hotel Washington. A Midwest native, Poole has lived in the Bay Area for the last five years working first at Desco, a regional Italian restaurant in Oakland and then the premier farm-to-table institution Chez Panisse in Berkeley. Working under chef Simone Ferrara at Desco, Poole learned the values of Italian cooking, nuanced yet simple flavors in perfect balance and in time with the seasons. He moved to Chez Panisse in 2016 where he gladly took to the challenge of cooking a daily-changing menu utilizing a never-ending parade of the best meats and vegetables. Chez Panisse, founded by the visionary restaurateur Alice Waters in 1971, has built deep relationships with farmers, ranchers and orchardists to bring the best of the generous California seasons to its guests. His time on the west coast refined his culinary skills and also showed him how restaurants can build and sustain a community. 'I've seen how they have the power to nourish people and surprise them, to build economies around passionate producers and nurture the people whom they employ,' says Poole. But Poole didn't always want to be a chef. After graduating from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI with a Fine Arts degree, he started an art gallery, traveled, collected records and started a record label for his 30th birthday. At 31, he weaseled his way into the kitchen at Marie Catrib's, the beloved Grand Rapids restaurant where he had been working in the deli. Sharing a tiny prep table with Catrib and his first mentor Jill Henemeyer, Poole fell in love with food as the perfect blend of creativity, craft and community. He says, 'All the loose ends of my life came together in cooking.' Getting a late start to cooking, Poole decided he needed to make a big move to catch up. 'I remember reading Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain where he basically said if one didn't start cooking at 20, he missed his chance. But Bourdain also impressed upon me how if one is willing to put up with long hours in hot kitchens, tired and sore, and one can't imagine being anywhere else he are crazy enough to be a cook,' says Poole. So he packed up and moved west. The abundance he found there was a revelation. He marveled at tender dates, ten varieties of broccoli at the farmers market, citrus growing in front yards and seafood glistening and smelling of fresh ocean air. He learned to prepare everything California had to offer, but began to wonder what farm-to-table cuisine would look like back along the shores of the Great Lakes. At the same time a college friend, Russell Rolffs of Hoot Blossom Farm on Washington Island, texted him out of the blue asking if he'd consider moving back to the Midwest. For the next year and a half, Poole and Rolffs stayed in touch, talking about the vegetables and herbs they were excited about, menu ideas, and Island life. 'Matt told me about a type of basil he was using at Chez Panisse called Piccolo Fino or Fino Verde, a fine leaf basil that is superbly aromatic. I tried growing it last summer and it grew well for us. I was so pleased,' says Rolffs. In February 2019, Matt Poole decided he too wanted to take the leap and leave his work in California to join forces with Hotel Washington. Poole recruited two friends to join him in his new adventure. He met Baker and Pastry Chef Amanda Ebenhoeh and Sous Chef Ian Milosek while working at Marie Catrib's. They are both Michigan natives and looking forward to reconnecting with Poole. The new Hotel Washington team will work with Hoot Blossom Farm, Folk Tree Farm and other growers on the Island and start partnering with foragers and other Wisconsin producers. "This is our chance to see what is happening on the Island already," says Poole. "What grows here, what the land wants to make, what the people are hungry for. We get to harness our skills to take all this and make something beautiful and delicious with it," says Poole. The Restaurant will serve a special Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12 at 11 am to 2 pm. The following Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 4:30 - 8:30, the restaurant invites Islanders for a preview of the menu. The season officially opens Tuesday, May 21 for dinner seven nights a week through October from 4:30 - 8:30. For reservations, call 920-847-3010. About Hotel Washington and Studio Hotel Washington and Studio is a historic hotel with eight second-floor sleeping rooms, a yoga studio, and a restaurant open May through October featuring a seasonal, farm-fresh menu. First opened in 1904, the Hotel is now in its fifth season with owner Jean Kokes. Located on the scenic Detroit Harbor of Washington Island, WI, the Hotel offers the perfect venue for retreats, weddings, and getaways. www.hotelwashingtonandstudio.com / 920-847-3010 / 354 Range Line Road, WI, 54246.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced today that it has formed an Alliance Partnership with Dry Creek Inn and the Krug Family. With the launch of this partnership, Dry Creek Inna?"a Tuscan-inspired oasis in the heart of Sonoma Wine Countrya?"will become the preferred hotel for housing LBC's performing artists and visiting celebrities. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 230 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy annually.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
This past week, Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES had its Middle Eastern premiere in Tel Aviv, produced by The Tramp and starring Oren Habot as George and Roi Dolev as Albin.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Copious Love Productions  is thrilled to partner with local artist/activists Ana Maria Campoy and Sofía Raquel Sánchez to produce two play readings of  Just Like Us  by Karen Zacharias at Solo Bar Monday September 9th and Copious  Wednesday September 11th.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Green Space is pleased to announce a diverse roster of artists for its signature programs this September. Take Root will present an evening of work by ENTERART and ARIM Dance on September 20th and 21st, and Fertile Ground showcases works-in-progress by multiple dance artists on September 22nd. Green Space has proven to provide an inspiring and welcoming environment where choreographers can explore, experiment, and deepen their creative process. Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Executive Director, Queens Council on the Arts
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Presented by Sir David Attenborough, Extinction: The Facts, a 1x60' for BBC One, investigates what the future holds for our planet.