Opened: December 22, 1985
Closing: June 29, 1986

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THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Splashes Its Way To The Milburn Stone Theatre by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

The critically-acclaimed, award-winning THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, will open this October at the Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College.

Bishop Arts Theatre Announces Mortgage Burning Party At Dallas Zoo by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2022

The building now known as the Bishop Arts Theatre Center (BATC) was donated to TeCo Theatrical Productions, Inc. in 2005. At that time, the 10,000 sq. ft. building was a dilapidated photography studio with run-down lofts upstairs. Staff leadership and the board of directors raised $1.2M in private sector donations and a construction loan, brought in an architect, and completely revitalized the building.

The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair Announces Special Events, November 11-13 by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2022

The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (BIABF) has announced special events and programs at this year's fair.

French Organist Johann Vexo to Perform at St. Stephen's Beckerath Organ Recital in November by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2022

French organist Johann Vexo, Organist of the Choir at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, will perform at St. Stephen's Beckerath Organ Recital on Sunday, November 6th at 4:00pm.

Opera Star Michael Fabiano Launches ARTSMART's Online Art Auction To Support Under-Resourced Youth This Month  by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2022

Michael Fabiano, co-founder and international opera starArtSmart announces its first ever Online Art Auction, featuring exquisite fine art and experiences collected from around the world, to bring awareness to the nonprofit's impact and raise critical funds.

The Hermitage Raises More Than $225,000 at 2021 Artful Lobster by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2021

The Hermitage Artist Retreat raised more than $225,000 at the 2021 Artful Lobster luncheon on November 13. Now in its thirteenth year, the Artful Lobster raises valuable funds for the Hermitage’s renowned artist residency program and community programming initiatives.

SF Ballet Announces 89th Repertory Season Opening Night Gala: La Grande Fête by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021

San Francisco Ballet, the first professional ballet company in the U.S., is kicking off its 89th repertory season with the opening night gala La Grande Fête, marking the return of one of the Bay Area's most anticipated social events after a two-year hiatus.

BLOODY DIFFICULT WOMEN Announces Edinburgh Festival Run by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

Wind of Change, in association with Cahoots Theatre Company, today announce the run of Tim Walker's Bloody Difficult Women at the Assembly Rooms for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022. Bloody Difficult Women will be running at the Ballroom at the Assembly Rooms from 3 to 28 August 2022, following an extended run at Riverside Studios this Spring.

Photos: Go Inside Society For The Preservation Of The Great American Songbook Gala by Stephen Sorokoff - May 3, 2022

In a time when the people that live on our planet can’t seem to agree on anything, being in a room where everyone was on the same page celebrating the importance and brilliance of American Popular Music and honoring some of it’s most talented artists was truly a joy.  

David Birney, Stage and Screen Actor Known For BRIDGET LOVES BERNIE, Dies at 83 by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor David Birney has died at age 83.

DANGEROUS LIAISONS Comes to Prague This Week by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2023

In 75 letters, the two main protagonists, the cruel Marquise de Merteuil and the cynical Vicomte de Valmont – tough players, rivals and partners – unfurl a dangerous game with the feelings of their victims, abounding in malicious emotional manipulation and brazen seduction within the web of a variable love polygon.

The Bath Festival 2023 Focuses On The Theme Opening Up This May by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2023

The Bath Festival 2023 focuses on the theme Opening Up for its internationally renowned annual celebration of music and books in May. The festival will hold over 130 events in more than 50 of Bath's distinctive buildings and spaces.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Honors Regional Arts Advocates During 25th Anniversary Gala by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2023

​​​​​​​South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) will debut a new arts recognition program as part of its 25th anniversary charity gala set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Presents RAGTIME in May by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2023

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre presents the acutely renowned musical inspired by a novel of the same name, Ragtime.

Society For The Preservation Of Great American Songbook To Honor Steve Tyrell At Benefactor Gala, April 29 by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2022

The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook is hosting its 2022 Benefactor Gala on Friday, April 29, at 6 pm. This year's event will be held in a private mansion in Palm Beach and will honor three amazing musical talents.

​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Casting For Late Summer 2022 Season by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 

New Exhibition, THE HOLOCAUST: WHAT HATE CAN DO, Now Open At New York's Museum Of Jewish Heritage by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022

A major new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust opens today. The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do offers an expansive and timely presentation of Holocaust history told through personal stories, objects, photos, and film-many on view for the first time.

RAGTIME THE MUSICAL Announced At Bay Street Theaterand Sag Harbor Center For The Arts by Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the musical event of the summer: Ragtime The Musical.

Full Cast Announced For Edinburgh Festival Fringe Run Of Tim Walker's BLOODY DIFFICULT WOMEN RUN by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2022

Wind of Change, in association with Cahoots Theatre Company, today announce the full cast for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe run of Tim Walker's critically acclaimed production of Bloody Difficult Women.

Great Barrington Pubic Theater to Present THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE in August by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

The GB Public Theater 2022 mainstage season continues Aug.4 – Aug 14 with an evocative, penetrating drama about the vicissitudes and complexities of family dynamics, self-identity and the nature and meaning of love today - Things I Know to be True.

See SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Chita Rivera, Charl Brown & More at Berkshire Theatre Group This Month by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

This July, Berkshire Theatre Group will present Songs For a New World, the first musical by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, and also the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries Chita Rivera and Charl Brown at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.

The United Ukrainian Ballet will arrive in Australia this October to perform SWAN LAKE by Grace Cutler - Jul 17, 2022

The United Ukrainian Ballet will arrive in Australia this October to perform the world’s most loved ballet, SWAN LAKE. The company will perform seasons in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

BWW Review: 54 SINGS BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS! at Feinstein's/54 Below Starts 2022 Off Right by Stephen Mosher - Jan 9, 2022

Scott Siegel's ongoing series shines in its first episode of the new year, as the troupe says goodbye to a friend.

Greenwich Theatre Announces 2022 Comedic Revival of ALARMS AND EXCURSIONS by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2022

This Spring, the team at Greenwich Theatre announce their next in house production Alarms and Excursions, a collection of short plays by Michael Frayn which takes a hilarious look at society's tortuous relationship with modern technology.

Broadway Actors in THE GILDED AGE & How You Know Them by Michael Major - Jan 30, 2022

Meet all of the Broadway actors in THE GILDED AGE! The new series features appearances by Audra McDonald, Denée Benton, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kelli O'Hara, Carrie Coon, Claybourne Elder, Donna Murphy, Katie Finneran, Debra Monk, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Patrick Page, Michael Cerveris, and more.

Ensemble Theatre Presents GRAND HORIZONS, January 14 " February 5, 2023 by A.A. Cristi - Jan 3, 2023

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) kicks off the new year with the regional premiere comedy Grand Horizons by award-winning playwright Bess Wohl. It's out with the old and in with the new (sort of) in this raucous story about a senior couple's divorce. Bess Wohl's Tony-nominated comedy is a hilarious, heartbreaking commentary on marriage, family, and the wisdom that comes with age—or not. Playing January 14-February 5, 2023. Directed by Brian Robertson.

Tickets For NOBA's Final Main Stage Production Available Tomorrow by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2022

New Orleans Ballet Association will bring national treasure and international favorite American Ballet Theatre (ABT) to the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 2 p.m.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Presents Regional Premiere Comedy GRAND HORIZONS, January 14 " February 5 by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2023

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) kicks off the new year with the regional premiere comedy Grand Horizons by award-winning playwright Bess Wohl.

One Found Sound Launches The Herbert Franklin Mells Project Next Month by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2023

One Found Sound, a conductorless orchestra now celebrating its tenth anniversary, has announced the launch of its most ambitious initiative to date: The Herbert Franklin Mells Project, a five-year undertaking that includes the preparation, performance and recording of the composer's large orchestral works written from 1938 to 1945.

Violinist Stella Chen Releases Debut Album, STELLA X SCHUBERT; Single Out Today! by A.A. Cristi - Feb 27, 2023

On Friday, March 10, 2023, American violinist Stella Chen releases her debut album, Stella x Schubert, with pianist Henry Kramer on the Apple-owned Platoon platform. Performing on the 1700 ex-Petri Stradivarius violin, Chen garnered worldwide attention with her first-prize win at the 2019 Queen Elizabeth International Violin Competition, followed by the 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant and 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award.

Pizmon Celebrates Jewish Music with Students at Community Day School by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2022

Pizmon, a Jewish a cappella group of students from Columbia University, Barnard College, and the Jewish Theological Seminary, visited Hershorin Schiff Community Day School on Friday, February 11.

1,670 Theatre Workers Given Emergency Financial Aid In Latest Round Of Theatre Artists Fund Grants by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2022

The Theatre Artists Fund has delivered 1,670 emergency grants in a seventh round of giving, providing vital aid to freelance theatre workers impacted by the recent Covid surge and subsequent show cancellations.

Music Institute Of Chicago Celebrates Trailblazing Women In Classical Music At Annual Gala Benefit, May 15 by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2023

Honoring trailblazing women in classical music who inspire the next generation, the Music Institute of Chicago hosts its Annual Gala Benefit on Monday, May 15 at 5:30 p.m. at The Peninsula Chicago, 108 E. Superior Street, Chicago. Event highlights include the presentation of the prestigious Dushkin Award to Maestra Marin Alsop, the Cultural Visionary Award for Chicago to Karen Gray-Krehbiel and John Krehbiel, Jr., and the Richard D. Colburn Award for Teaching Excellence to Barbara Ann Martin.

Symphony In C to Present FANTASTIC FRENCH Featuring Guest Conductor Noam Aviel And Violinist Stella Chen by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2022

New Jersey-based professional training orchestra Symphony in C will present Fantastic French on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 8:00pm. Held at the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts in Camden, New Jersey, the concert features Israeli guest conductor Noam Aviel, who will lead the Symphony in an evening of all-French music.

Feature: Editor's Picks For 2022 by Stephen Mosher - Dec 31, 2022

This is not a “Best Of” list because it isn’t for me to say what is best, only what resonated with me, but after a lot, a lot, a lot of shows, this New Year's Eve, these shows are still on my mind.

Debut Recording Of Virgil Thomson's Chamber Works Released Today by A.A. Cristi - Dec 3, 2021

The Virgil Thomson Foundation today announced the digital release of Virgil Thomson: Complete Chamber Works, the first complete recording of chamber works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer/author Virgil Thomson (1896-1989).

£2 Million Raised For Theatre Artists Fund To Support Freelancers by Stephi Wild - Dec 23, 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport via Arts Council England, Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the Backstage Trust have led a campaign for donations to the Theatre Artists Fund over the past 48 hours, alongside other major benefactors and trusts.

Homestake Opera House Raised $20K From Annual FESTIVAL OF TREES Event by Gigi Gervais - Dec 11, 2021

Black Hills Pioneer reported that the Homestake Opera House in Lead recently hosted their annual Festival of Trees event. The historic opera house was donned in merriment with over 30 trees and wreaths with this year's theme, Around the World.

Above The Stag Theatre Issues Explanation For Sudden Closure by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 9, 2022

LGBTQ+ venue Above The Stage has issued a statement explaining that their sudden closure was due to the impossibilty to come up with 'a feasible business plan'.

Ensemble Theatre Announces 2023 Season by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

Ensemble Theatre has announced its 2023 season, with everything from classics to new works, hilarious comedy, to touching drama. Next year sees another 10-play season take to the stage, featuring huge cast names and brilliant playwrights, with a focus on female writing and directing.

Eisemann Edge Project 20 YEARS IN 20 MINUTES On Sale Now by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

20 Years in 20 Minutes, a new immersive projection experience created by the UT Dallas School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology (AHT) 3D Studio LightSquad from will be unveiled September 8, 2022.

The Milburn Stone Theatre Presents PIPPIN Beginning This Week by Stephi Wild - Aug 7, 2022

The Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College is prepared to kick off the 2022/2023 season with the show that won Bob Fosse the Tony award for Best Direction of a Musical, Pippin! Pippin lit up Broadway way back in 1972 to much acclaim, including winning several Tony Awards including Best Actor, Choreography Direction, Scenic and Lighting Design.

Karen Waldrup to Release New Single 'Just Ain't Love' by Michael Major - Aug 1, 2022

Karen Waldrup is back with new music with a heavy hitter songwriter and Grammy-award winning producer in tow. “Just Ain’t Love,” the catchy upbeat tune with distinguishing saxophone tones, written by Waldrup and Marcus Hummon. Pre-save the new single now! Plus, listen to a short preview snippet.

Full Cast Announced For Kiln Theatre's Revival of Moira Buffini's HANDBAGGED by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

With Zodwa Nyoni's The Darkest Part of the Night currently running at Kiln Theatre, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham has announced the full company for her major revival of Moira Buffini's critically acclaimed Handbagged.

Photos: Marilyn Maye Receives Lifetime Achievement Honor at the Legends Radio Benefactors Gala by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 7, 2023

“Direct from Carnegie Hall…..”  that oft used introduction was never more accurately applied then it was last night for Marilyn Maye as she was presented by Legends Radio at it’s Benefactors Gala Celebrating “Legendary Ladies”.

New Core Exhibition To Open At NYC's Museum Of Jewish Heritage This June by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022

​​​​​​​The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust announces its new core exhibition will open for previews on June 30, 2022. The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do will offer an expansive and timely presentation of Holocaust history told through personal stories, objects, photos, and film—many on view for the first time. 

Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook 2022 Benefactors Gala Will Honor Steve Tyrell by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2022

The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook is hosting its 2022 Benefactor Gala on Friday, April 29, at 6pm. 

Playwright Douglas Post's New Works Premiere at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse and Grippo Stage Company by A.A. Cristi - Apr 4, 2023

Grippo Stage Company presents the world premiere of Shaw vs. Tunney, written by award-winning playwright Douglas Post and directed by Nick Sandys, based on “The Prizefighter and The Playwright” by Jay R. Tunney, May 25 - July 8, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Launches 'Save Our Season' Campaign by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2023

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has announced the launch of The Show Must Go On: Save Our Season, Save OSF, an emergency fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $2.5M to help complete the 2023 Season successfully.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for SEAGULL at Steppenwolf by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation’s premier ensemble theater company, is opening its stunning new in-the-round Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell with ensemble member Yasen Peyankov’s extraordinarily funny and lyrical adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Seagull, April 28–June 12, 2022.


Benefactors has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 1985.
If you're wondering about the Tony Awards nominations for the play "Benefactors", it has been nominated for Best Play.
If you're wondering about Benefactors' award nominations, it was nominated for Best Foreign Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for Michael Frayn.
If you're wondering about the awards that the play Benefactors has won, it has received the Best Foreign Play award from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for Michael Frayn's outstanding work.



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