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Circle Repertory Theatre

(New York, NY)
99 7th Avenue South
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021
The show centers on two couples living next door to each other. Things are generally friendly between the neighbors before the Del Valles discover while putting in a new fence that their property line is actually two feet over – right in the middle of Frank Butley's prize-winning garden.
by Maria Nockin - Sep 6, 2021
Lyric Opera of Chicago has recorded Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci on film. Last week, the company announced that registration was open for audiences to secure free links to screen the new Pagliacci made at the Lyric Opera House. Audiences can now secure a free, on-demand viewing of this verismo production. More information about the production and reservations are available at 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2021
Learning to Walk directed by Paweł Miśkiewicz is a show-journey through drama, prose and poetry of Tadeusz Różewicz - on of the most critically acclaimed writers in the world literature of the turn of the 20th and 21st century.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2021
Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021
What better way to open this memorable return to the Atwood Concert Hall than the aptly titled Celebration, by Adolphus Hailstork. After first gaining widespread attention in 1966 when the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performed his master’s thesis, Statements, Variations, and Fugue, Hailstork has since become one of the most prolific Black American composers of the 20th century with works for orchestra, piano, opera, and everything in between.
by Student Blogger: Paige Rosko - Sep 21, 2021
While we were squished on top of each other, as is normal in a theater, I did not see anyone who was not wearing a mask. Everyone seemed to be following the rules and no one made a big fuss about having to wear a mask. Before being let into the theater, every audience member had to show a staff member their vaccination card and photo ID. While this did slow down the process of getting everyone into the theater, it was worth it. I have seen a few live, outdoor shows since the beginning of the pandemic and I do still feel more comfortable seeing a show outside, but I'm not opposed to seeing shows inside.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2021
Repertory Dance Theatre has been presenting 'wiggle-friendly' interactive performances for children and families at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center through the Ring Around the Rose series for more than twenty years.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 17, 2021
Inspired by true events, Everybody's Talking About Jamie follows Jamie New (Harwood), a teenager from Sheffield, who dreams of life on stage.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 17, 2021
Last Friday the Birdland Big Band returned to the scene of their two-decade-long residency, and the patrons of the legendary nightclub could not have looked (or sounded) happier.
by Team BWW - Sep 17, 2021
Broadway lovers had reason to rejoice this week when the industry's most beloved composer, Stephen Sondheim, announced that he has a new musical in the works. What do we know so far about the project? Let's review!
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2021
Stephen Sondheim appeared as a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night! Sondheim and Colbert have history, as Colbert starred in the 2011 production of Sondheim's musical, Company.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2021
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is thrilled to announce two new free partner performances this month. On Monday, September 27, a free premiere of the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night, Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, will be streamed live in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Roy Berko - Sep 12, 2021
A native New Yorker, Neil Simon is recognized as Broadway's King of Comedy. Following his very successful 1961 production of COME BLOW YOUR HORN, Simon's name on a script basically meant instant box office sell-outs during the era from 1960-1980, the Great White Way's era of comic plays.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2021
Stephen Sondheim is coming to The Late Show! The Broadway legend will sit down with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, September 15.
by Joseph Harrison - Sep 11, 2021
It’s always exciting to get to be the first to experience something. From the first person in line to buy the newest iPhone, to the first guests to board a new theme park ride, there is a special thrill in being there when something great begins. That was my experience last night at the very first performance in Titusville Playhouse’s new venue, the Shuler Stage. It was especially exciting that the first show in that space also happened to be a favorite of mine, one guaranteed to bring hearty laughs and a huge smile – THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL. And if the rest of the performances that will follow in this new space are anything like what came to life under the Shuler tent last night for the first time – then Titusville theatregoers have quite a thrilling adventure ahead of them.
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 30, 2021
The Tomson Highway play, THE REZ SISTERS was supposed to debut on a Stratford Festival stage in the 2020 season, but of course those plans were put on hold due to the pandemic. Over a year later, the Festival made sure to include it in its unique 2021. The show opened Wednesday night under the Tom Patterson Theatre Canopy. Directed by Jessica Carmichael, THE REZ SISTERS is the story of seven indigenous women who live on a Reserve on Manitoulin Island. Each woman has endured trauma throughout her life and the effects of those traumas are layered into their everyday lives. One of them is also dying of cancer – a fact that is rarely acknowledged by the characters but feels like a constant, thick presence in the air between them all. Bonded by a desire to experience more in life, the women set out on a quest to attend “the Biggest Bingo in the World” in Toronto. Along the way, truths are shared, realities are faced, and relationships between them continue to shift and change.
by Roy Berko - Jul 29, 2021
Finegan Kruckemeyer, the author of THIS GIRL LAUGHS, THIS GIRL CRIES, THIS GIRL DOES NOTHING, now on stage at Beck Center for the Arts, was born in Ireland and has lived much of his life in Tasmania, an island state of Australia.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 28, 2021
David Sabella emerged from the pandemic having learned a lot... but the most salient message in his mind was that it was time to get back on the stage. His new show is proof that his instinct is right.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021
The Guthrie Theater, in association with The Foxboro Company, today announced that Destiny of Desire will complete its 2021–2022 Season. Prior to an anticipated 2022 Broadway run produced by The Foxboro Company, the Guthrie is pleased to produce Destiny of Desire for its audiences.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2021
The Belgrade Theatre has announced that Paines’s Plough’s ROUNDABOUT season 2021 will open in Wood End in Coventry this week, with four world premieres taking place in Paines Plough’s award-winning, portable, in-the-round auditorium, situated in the grounds of the Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre in Wood End.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2021
'Cien Años' is not only an exquisitely expressive celebration marking the centennial of Piazzolla's birth, the CD honors more than one man's immeasurable musical contributions.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2021
Battery Dance celebrates the 40th Anniversary of its free summer festival from August 12-20, 2021, in partnership with Battery Park City Authority. The 40th Annual Battery Dance Festival features 16 international dance films from August 12-14 at 7pm ET via YouTube. 40 in-person and livestreamed performances will be staged at Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, New York City, from August 15-20 at 7pm ET. In total, 32 premieres by 53 dance companies are offered to international audiences, promoting Battery Dance’s mission of connecting the world through dance.
by Marc Savitt - Aug 9, 2021
The 2020 season opened with one of my personal favorites, PIPPIN.  It was the first Broadway show I saw. PIPPIN uses the premise of a performance troupe, led by the Leading Player, to tell the story of a young prince (son of Charlemagne) on his search for meaning and significance. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021
This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021
Bringing us back to the early 2000s where young Antonio’s biggest worry was being line leader in 1st grade, he returns to the theater scene with a show that is intimate, cathartic and a much-needed taste of nostalgia.
by Gil Kaan - Aug 4, 2021
After inclusion in numerous theatre festivals, Kevin Neighbors brings his solo show VERSATILE: stories from inside the closet of a half Black gay man to the Hollywood Fringe Festival for three performances August 5th, August 17th, and August 29th. Had the chance to toss out some questions to Kevin on his life-time journey to VERSATILE.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 4, 2021
The show everyone needs to see right now is playing 54 Below and, fortunately, it's playing for the rest of the week. Don't miss it.
by Drew Eberhard - Aug 30, 2021
Our central characters Ileen and Jaclyn work togther a meer desk apart in a small and conservative Medical Office in Chicago. As the story opens we find out that Ileen has recently been made office manager by Dr. Williams, and over coffee and sweet rolls they discuss the days upcomings. By a watch unlike any-other Jacklyn arrives to work, finding her desk askew and walking into the room as if someone was just talking about her. After a five day leave Jacklyn returns to an office that may or may not have been turned on its head so to speak. What happens in the progressingly swift 95 minutes is nothing short of magical. The twist and turns, the wonder about what could possibly happen next, keeps you on the edge of your seat and filled with anxiety at its best. Somehow a story so real, so human, and so down-right current even in an unfortunate way makes this a piece you absolutely can’t steal your eyes away from. With baited breath we hang on every word.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021
JEFF HARNAR will make his solo FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW  debut with I KNOW THINGS NOW: JEFF HARNAR sings SONDHEIM.  Drawing from the words and music of Stephen Sondheim, Mr. Harnar creates a self-portrait of the emotional landscape of an openly gay New Yorker.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 3, 2021
Radiating a sense of belonging to top off the magic in the air, this track is a high-on-life anthem for those currently at the crest of the wave.
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Aug 27, 2021
Audiences need each other as much as the performers need audiences; in the aisles we feed off each other's energy, helping each other get the jokes, experience the pathos, and admire the performances. Steel Magnolias, is an excellent way to make our return, with plenty of jokes, plenty of pathos, and plenty of opportunities for actors to shine. Baltimore's Everyman Theatre's lovely production makes the most of these assets.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2021
'The Wayward Daughter of Judah the Prince' by Douglas Lackey begins in Palestine in the late second century C.E.  Hannah is the dutiful and learned daughter of Judah the Prince, compiler of The Mishnah--the core section of The Talmud.  She serves her father as his loyal daughter and scribe.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2021
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage will premiere the first two episodes of the new docuseries 30 For 30: Once Upon A Time in Queens, presented by ESPN Films and Rooftop Films, this Wednesday, August 25 in Central Park.
by Steve Wilson - Aug 22, 2021
I saw an AMERICAN IDIOT in Kansas City, and I LIKED it. Produced by Padgett Productions, AMERICAN IDIOT explodes onto the stage at The Black Box in Kansas City, Missouri. With only a short run of four days, it begins to give hope to the theater-starved residents that maybe live theater is beginning to return to the metro area. The invigorating and at times moving punk rock musical opened on August 19 and runs through August 22.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2021
Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Tara Olivero - Aug 2, 2021
Be sure to catch the charming and clever YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at the historic Round Barn Theatre in Nappanee.
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 2, 2021
The Desert Rose Playhouse production of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is currently running in the company's new location in Palm Springs. The show features fabulous performances and design, and terrific direction by Robbie Wayne. Combined with David Nehls' clever lyrics and tuneful music (reminiscent of GREASE), audiences are sure to have a good time.
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2021
Most recently Phoebe is featured on “Runaway Horses” from The Killers’ latest album Pressure Machine. She also released a rendition of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” from their upcoming tribute album.
by Alan Henry - Aug 19, 2021
IN BALANCHINE’S CLASSROOM takes us back to the glory years of Balanchine’s New York City Ballet through the remembrances of his former dancers and their quest to fulfill the vision of a genius. Opening the door to his studio, Balanchine’s private laboratory, they reveal new facets of the groundbreaking choreographer: taskmaster, mad scientist, and spiritual teacher. Today, as his former dancers teach a new generation, questions arise: what was the secret of his teaching? Can it be replicated?
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2021
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage has announced the 28th anniversary celebration of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. 
by Patrick Honoré - Aug 17, 2021
After a cancelled season, Bruxellons! Festival briefly decided to go ahead with what for francophones will be a delicious discovery of a show, despite production uncertainties and a lack of support from the Belgian government. How brave! We have to be thankful to them for the bold choice of presenting a British musical which, in spite of being the third longest running in London, right after Phantom and Les Miz, is totally unknown in the French-speaking world.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 17, 2021
This performance is sold out. SummerStage now requires proof of full vaccination for all guests, with masks required upon entry and encouraged for the duration of the performance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 13, 2021
Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2021
SummerStage will accept proof of final Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna or WHO-approved vaccination using the CLEAR app, the NYS Excelsior Pass, NYC Covid Safe app, a physical/photo of CDC vaccination card, or EU digital pass, accompanied by a government-issued photo identification.
by Gary Naylor - Aug 12, 2021
State of the nation stuff at the National Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021
Long Beach Opera has announced an audacious 2022 season that seeks to usher in a new era for the company. In addition to the recent announcements of James Darrah as Artistic Director and Derrell Acon as Associate Artistic Director, LBO has announced the appointment of conductor Christopher Rountree as its new Music Director, beginning immediately. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2021
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will host a Tony Awards Viewing Party, featuring a special prix fixe menu for $75, on September 26 at 7:00pm. Guests can watch the ceremony on the club’s large screens and enjoy dinner and drinks as they cheer on their favorite nominees.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2021
HEARTBEAT OPERA will return to the in-person stage for its eighth season this year.  Heartbeat's 2021-22 season kicks off in September with a free outdoor screening of BREATHING FREE, their visual album that connects Beethoven's Fidelio with the work of Black composers and lyricists such as Harry T. Burleigh, Langston Hughes, and Anthony Davis.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2021
The Frist Art Museum presents American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939, an exhibition that offers an in-depth examination of an international style that manifested stateside in decorative arts, fine arts, architecture, and design during the 1920s and 1930s.