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Bent - 2017 - London

A group of world-class actors and directors will look at how theatre has charted the LGBT+ experience through a series of rehearsed readings and post-show discussions in the Lyttelton Theatre.

The fourth play in the NT's Queer Theatre series of rehearsed readings is Bent by Martin Sherman (1979), directed by Stephen Daldry on Sunday 9th July 2.30pm.

Following Nazi Germany's Night Of The Long Knives in 1934, gay lovers Max and Rudy are taken away to Dachau by the Gestapo. Desperate to avoid the dreaded Pink Triangle, Max claims to be Jewish. In amongst the horrors of the Camp, he meets Horst who wears his Pink Triangle with pride.




by Roger Catlin - Sep 7, 2021
The pandemic has thrown traditional events like the National Symphony Orchestra's annual Labor Day concert for a loop for two years running. Held for years on the West Lawn of the Capitol, it had to be broadcast last year to an audience parked at RFK stadium, watching on screens and listening to their car radios.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2021
Evil Dead the Musical Slays The Landis stage in Vineland, NJ on Halloween Week. Based on the cult classic series Evil Dead starring Bruce Campbell, the musical brings this epic series into a new light!
by Bobby Patrick - Sep 27, 2021
With Sarah Joy Kane planning to move with her military man to Florida, this premier in the Original Room at DTM seems to also be the duo’s swan song as well. Color our rainbow a little sad at that thought.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2021
Vs. Theatre Company & Circle X Theatre Co. have announced that the critically acclaimed, west coast premiere of STAND UP IF YOU'RE HERE TONIGHT, written and directed by John Kolvenbach, starring Jim Ortlieb, and featuring Alexandra Grossi is extending through Saturday, October 30 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2021
Plaza's Broadway Long Island has announced the cast and creative team for their upcoming production of South Pacific. Performances begin on Saturday, October 2 and run through Sunday, October 24.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2021
Pioneering arts leader Paul Crewes, who has served since 2015 as the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' first Artistic Director, steps down from his position at the end of this year and transitions to a new role as Artistic Advisor for the balance of The Wallis' 2021-2022 Season, it was announced by Michael Nemeroff, Chairman of the Board.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2021
Het London Symphony Orchestra rijgt een eindeloze reeks wereldrecords aan elkaar: het LSO is het meest op plaat vastgelegde orkest ter wereld, het meest gestreamde orkest op Spotify en een vaste waarde in de shortlist met de beste orkesten ter wereld.
by Michael Major - Sep 14, 2021
Mientus will play the role of Larry Stohler. The cast is led by Abubakr Ali as the titular hero Grendel/Hunter Rose. Also in the cast are Brittany Allen, Julian Black Antelope, Kevin Corrigan, Emma Ho, Jaime Ray Newman, Erik Palladino and Madeline Zima.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2021
Goodman Theatre's commitment to new work and emerging artists continues as dates are set for in-person readings of seven new works produced by Playwrights Unit members from the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 cohorts.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 6, 2021
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra presents Lezing 1: De Ademrevolutie - Vind Rust Terwijl Je Spreekt on 22 October 2021.
by Michael Major - Oct 6, 2021
Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today that the company has acquired U.S. rights to Leroy Kincaide’s The Last Rite. The film stars Bethan Waller (Red Bird), Johnny Fleming (Soho), Kit Smith (Echoes), Tara Hoyos – Martinez (Trust), Ian Macnaughton (Monty Python’s Flying Circus), David Kerr (The Crown), Deborah Blake (Billionaire Boy). 
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2021
Toen iemand aan Bruckner vroeg wat de vele pauzes in zijn Tweede symfonie te betekenen hadden, antwoordde de componist: ‘Ziet u, als ik wat belangrijks te zeggen heb, moet ik toch eerst ademhalen?’ Het leverde, naast de bijnaam ‘Pausen-Symphonie’, een buitengewoon intrigerend muziekstuk op dat onder leiding van eredirigent en Brucknerfanaat Philippe Herreweghe niet anders kan dan beklijven.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2021
Due to popular demand, Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, extends the first show of its 2021/2022 Season, The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, by William Shakespeare. Specifically conceived for a smaller audience and co-directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell and Gabrielle Randle-Bent, Othello features Kelvin Roston Jr., in the titular role. 
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Oct 4, 2021
The production, stripped of inessential razzle-dazzle, is a poignant piece of minimalist theatre rarely seen in mainstream venues. Chalk it up, by and large, to the small-scale nature of one-person experiments, not to mention the modest locales that draw your conventional cabaret audiences. Ms. Bertels transcends that genre as her trove of anecdotes funnels through a comprehensive and critically acclaimed libretto, courtesy of her best friend, Christian Duhamel.
by Carol Kassie - Oct 24, 2021
Comedian, writer, and raconteur Joe DeVito will bring his unique comedic talents to the Mizner Park Cultural Center on November 5th and the Delray Beach Playhouse on November 6th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2021
 The Whitmore Sisters, Eleanor and Bonnie, have shared the second song from their debut album, GHOST STORIES, out January 21, 2022 on Red House Records. 'Hurtin' for a Letdown' premiers this week on SiriusXM Outlaw Country (Channel 60) and is available today on all streaming services HERE. 
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2021
In December, New Conservatory Theatre Center closes out 2021 with a bang with the premiere of iconic playwright Martin Sherman's Gently Down the Stream. Touchingly earnest and deeply witty, this epic play is a surprising and constantly evolving love story that crosses generations.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2021
Plaza’s Broadway Long Island, Nassau County’s Only Professional Equity Theatre in residence at the State-of-the Art Elmont Library Theatre, opened South Pacific on Thursday, October 7.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2021
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, under the new artistic leadership of Marti Lyons, will welcome audiences back to the theatre after almost two years with two plays starting in March of 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021
Book now to see the mesmerising vision Artistic Director Rob Croser and his cast and crew have in store for the rest of us. Limited season Friday July 30 – Saturday August 7 at the Goodwood Theatre.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 30, 2021
Written in the middle of a global pandemic after years of watching our country becoming ever more divided, the 10 songs on Free Country get to the heart of it all by exploring on an individual level the lives we choose to live.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 25, 2021
The first wave of shows for the second annual Liverpool Theatre Festival taking place in September have been announced today (Friday 25 June), with tickets going on sale at 10am.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021
Vs. Theatre Company & Circle X Theatre Co. will present the West Coast premiere of a new play, STAND UP IF YOU’RE HERE TONIGHT.
by Maria Nockin - Jul 3, 2021
In the video, Gallup/Na'nízhoozhí, Anthony Roth Costanzo and Davone Tines sing music by Matthew Aucoin written to poetry by Jake Skeets. Lowe and Skeets are both Navajo artists. Skeets, who grew up in Gallup, gives his hometown a leading role in his poetry. Lowe's film is an unflinching yet tender portrait of the city in 2021.
by Armando Urdiales - Jul 27, 2021
As the promise of live theater is slowly making its way back to the theatres of Houston, one upcoming exciting endeavor is the 4th Wall Theatre's SUMMER SHAKES program. SUMMER SHAKES is 4th Wall's new conservatory program where they will house ten high school students, teach them modern Shakespearean acting styles, and learn behaviors that will help them in professional settings.
by Student Blogger: Bea Mienik - Jul 27, 2021
The 'Hero's Journey' begins with answering the 'Call to Action'. For concept artist Dane Hallett, the journey began with literally answering a call. Hallett knew from a young age that he wanted to work in the film industry. He was self-taught in many forms of drawing and art, and had experience in prop-making. By age 17, he was living on his own with his brother and sister and had to take on odd jobs to make ends meet.
by Student Blogger: Aingea Venuto - Jul 27, 2021
I am hypermobile, and this causes me a lot of pain. You can be hypermobile without pain, absolutely! I am not one of those people. Now, there are many things we bendy people can do while in training, rehearsals, or a show run to keep ourselves healthy, and I've compiled them here.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 22, 2021
“Punishment” joins previously released tracks “Venom Denim” and lead single “Eventually” from the band’s forthcoming EP of the same name, due out July 30, 2021 via Hidden Pony and the band’s own LootBag Records.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 22, 2021
The Huntington announces the cast and creative team of its first production of its 40th anniversary season, Hurricane Diane by Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George and directed by Jenny Koons, running from August 27 to September 26, 2021 at The Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 21, 2021
'TRAP' is accompanied by a remix from Sam Fogarino, drummer of fellow New Yorkers Interpol, who voraciously strips, rips, and pulls at the original arrangement with the relentless assistance of the Isla Instruments S2400 drum sampler.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 2, 2021
A play featuring string theory, beekeeping and the same scenes repeated numerous times might not be the easiest sell. However, this revival of Nick Payne’s contemplative and ingenious Constellations is smart, funny and exceptionally moving. The 70-minute drama explores love, life and death through the ever-changing story of a relationship and, in a flash of creative genius, has exploded back on to the West End with four different casts.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2021
Awad will discuss her highly anticipated new book, ALL'S WELL, a potent and subversive novel about a theater professor who is convinced staging Shakespeare's most maligned play will remedy all that ails her, but at a cost. The Music Hall will welcome back community members and book lovers in-person for the first live Writers on a New England Stage event since January 2020.
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2021
The infectious track comes complete with a high adrenaline visual that finds the two performing in their garage, goofing around at home, and transported to a psychedelic night club. 
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 6, 2021
Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board is has announced the full roster of events for their first ever Arts Montco Week. The festivities will highlight Montgomery County, Pennsylvania's over 200 arts and culture venues, which normally represent $100 million in positive economic impact, not to mention hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs. The county, which has hosted such prestigious international entertainment organizations like Cirque du Soleil, Big Apple Circus, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, will roll out the red carpet to visitors for Arts Montco Week, September 17-26, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 6, 2021
Today, Australian-bred and NYC-based punk band The Death Set release the single and video for “Elephant” from their upcoming LP, How To Tune A Parrot, out this September 10. The band is prepped and ready to reignite the hell-bent energy of their once-famous warehouse shows.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 5, 2021
Through dressing up, dancing, disembodied animations, forced karaoke, and improbable ASMR storytelling, they are on a quest to enhance their own wellbeing, and yours! Stranded on Zoom, their relationship reveals a tender and funny, if slightly disturbing, world of online intimacy on the edge of misunderstanding and manipulation.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 4, 2021
The project is a collaboration between Radar Pictures and writers Kit Williamson (Emmy-nominated creator of Netflix's LGBTQ comedy series 'EastSiders') and New York Times best-selling author Brittany Cavallaro (the 'Charlotte Holmes' series).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021
Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, and James Anagnoson, Dean of The Glenn Gould School, today revealed details of the diverse concerts that will make up the 13th concert season at The Royal Conservatory of Music.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021
Belly Up is a new comedy set in 1790s London exploring the life of a gay maidservant, Liberty Whitley, who after murdering her abusive master, is sentenced to hang. She falsely 'pleads the belly'; she is granted a reprieve from hanging for being pregnant.
by Michael Major - Aug 30, 2021
The series follows the titular character of Tom Swift, played by Tian Richards, as he is thrust into a world of sci-fi conspiracy after the disappearance of his father.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2021
Zao Theatre has announced auditions for Frost/Nixon the fictionalized Tony Award winning British play by screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan, based on the famous television interviews by David Frost with disgraced U.S. President Richard Nixon.
by Roy Berko - Aug 24, 2021
Clyde Simon, the artistic director and one-man-band who founded convergence-continuum, CLE's Tremont-housed theatre, has an affinity for choosing challenging shows. Scripts that no other local performance venue will stage.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 23, 2021
The film is directed by Craig Gillespie, with screenplay by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara, story by Aline Brosh McKenna and Kelly Marcel & Steve Zissis, based upon the novel “The One Hundred and One Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announced it plans to resume live indoor performances beginning in October with an eclectic array of entertaining and groundbreaking programming for the first half of its 2021/2022 Season that encompasses produced and presented works in dance, theater, music, and cinema.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2021
The Brooklyn Beat was a collective of bands that coalesced around Park Slope's Lauterbach', the boroughs answer to CBGB, from the late-1980s - mid-1990s. Warre was a member of several bands, Chemical Wedding, led by scene and The Shirts' founder Bob Raccippio, and his own band, Tornado Room.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 12, 2021
The footage was filmed at the band's HQ — The Hangar in Orlando. It was shot by director John Deeb. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 11, 2021
Based on First: Sandra Day O’Connor by Evan Thomas, this biographical portrait recounts the life of a pioneering woman who both reflected and shaped an era.
by Gil Kaan - Aug 10, 2021
Tony and Grammy winner John Lloyd Young makes his first LIVE post-pandemic performance in Los Angeles with JOHN LLOYD YOUNG: REUNIONS at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s August 21, 2021. Got to catch up with John again after all these socially distant months to chat about his busy schedules - quarantined and future.
by Jay Irwin - Aug 10, 2021
Dear Readers, I have some amazing news for you. Everyone’s favorite denizen of bawdy jokes, killer moves and more skin than you can shake a tassel at, The Can Can, is back. And now bigger than ever. With their expanded cast, in their new space, and a blinding amount of rhinestones, their show signifying their resurgence from the pandemic, “Glitter Gala”, proves to be a welcome return to theater filled with tons of happiness.