Bent

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.

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by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Australian desert psych quartet Stonefield are excited to announce a run of new US tour dates. The new dates begin on November 8 with a stop at Levitation Festival in Austin, TX before taking the group up the East Coast, concluding on November 14 at the new Sultan Room in Brooklyn, NY. See below for the full list of currently-announced dates.
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2019
Deadline reports that actor Travis Fimmel will star opposite Olivia Munn (in talks), Alexandra Daddario, and Diego Boneta in action comedy Die in a Gunfight.
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Sep 7, 2019
THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY immediately brought fond memories of WAYWARD CHILDREN to mind. Both are adult fantasy w/YA crossover appeal. The cover is stunning. It's a book about books, & what reader doesn't love reading about people who also love books?
by Caroline Cronin - Sep 6, 2019
Caissie Levy was last seen in London in 2012 when she originated the role of Molly in the West End production of Ghost at the Piccadilly Theatre, and went on to perform a two-night residency at the Hippodrome in 2013. She's since originated the role of Elsa in the Broadway production of Frozen. On 15 September, she is back in the UK for one night only, performing at Cadogan Hall as part of Club 11 London's mission to bring Broadway to our capital.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2019
Today's top stories: The Lehman Trilogy is headed to Broadway, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the women+ of The Office! A Musical Parody in a?oeThat's What She Saida?? on Sunday, September 22nd at 9:30 pm. Join the cast of the box office record-breaking show, The Office! A Musical Parody, as they celebrate their one-year anniversary Off-Broadway in an evening of gender-bent comedy! 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Tandy Cronyn will star in The Tall Boy, a play by Simon Bent based on 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle and directed by David Hammond. It will be presented on Saturday, September 28 at 2pm at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) as part of United Solo Theatre Festival. Having won their award for Best Adaptation in 2014, The Tall Boy has been invited back to the Festival as a 'The Best Of' selection for United Solo's Tenth Anniversary season. In December The Tall Boy will go to Chicago for a limited run (December 5 -15) at Stage 773.
by Steve Murray - Sep 30, 2019
BWW Review: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at Custom Made Theatre Company Takes An Anarchic Rock Approach To The Genocidal, Land-Grabbing President.
by Greer Firestone - Sep 30, 2019
Paula and George Wolkind's dream of a Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is now a bonafied institution. A sellout crowd at the baby grand on September 22 welcomed not only musical legends but also historians, DJ's and promoters who have had and continue to have a profound influence on the music scene.
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Deadline reports that Apple's plans to produce a Richard Gere-led limited series based on an Israeli drama will not be going any further. 'Bastards,' from the Hebrew original 'Nevelot,' comes from Fox 21 Television. 
by Stage Tube - Sep 3, 2019
Marianne Elliot's gender-bent cast previews the show's opening number, in the first promo for Company on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Fresh from a smash Broadway run, The Lifespan of a Fact is an essential comedy for an age in which every fact is a battleground.
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere has found its young Elena and Mia for its flashback episode.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
We all know an Ubu. Impossibly greedy, unstoppably crude, inexorably hell-bent on making our country great again! Sound familiar?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Renowned mentalist Jason Suran returns after site specific installations around the country for a fall engagement of THE OTHER SIDE beginning on Wednesday, October 9th.
by Linnae Medeiros - Sep 25, 2019
We asked, and you answered! To celebrate the importance of arts in education, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to let us know which roles in their high school productions was their favorite to perform. We've now gathered some of the most popular answers for you to enjoy, with roles ranging from The Beast and Reno Sweeney to Fiona and Uncle Fester! Check them all out!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
The Umbrella Stage Company is pleased to announce its 2019/2020 season, including an expanded six-show lineup staged in two newly constructed theaters at 40 Stow Street, as well as a variety of flexible new ticketing and subscription offerings.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is proud to present the second play in its Live Edition education program, Aquila Theatre's national touring production of George Orwell's 1984, on Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4 at 10:00 a.m. The Live Edition program invites schools from across Long Island to see live productions of material studied in schools along with informative talkbacks.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Closing out its 92nd season, the St. Bart's Players will present The Drowsy Chaperone, the five time Tony- Award winning musical, with a book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison. The show runs November 5th-10th with 7 performances at The John Cullum Theatre (314 W. 54th st), formerly The American Theatre of Actors Inc.
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2019
The final season of Arrow premieres Tuesday, October 15. Watch a trailer below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Curran and Book Passage announced today that they will present two new special events as part of Curran's SHOW & TELL series. On Sunday, October 20, 2019, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will celebrate the women who have inspired them as they discuss a?oeThe Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resiliencea?? at Temple Emanu-El (2 Lake Street, San Francisco). On Monday, October 21, 2019, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow will discuss his new book, a?oeCatch and Kill,a?? sharing his experience of exposing serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at the Calvary Presbyterian Church (2515 Fillmore Street, San Francisco). Tickets for each event are available online at SFCURRAN.com. In partnership with Book Passage, tickets for both events come with the book.
by Linnae Medeiros - Sep 17, 2019
We asked, and you answered! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, discussion has been stirring about the use of cell phones in the theatre after Slave Play's playwright, Jeremy O. Harris, shared on social media that the production held the curtain briefly for pop-star Rhianna - and that she texted him during the show. With the debate in full swing, we asked BroadwayWorld readers to share their opinions on the subject with us. Check out some of the answers!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
On Monday, September 16, 2019, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation announced the 2019 recipients at the annual Off-Off-Broadway IT Awards. For the past 15 years, the It Awards have celebrated the vibrant and creative indie theatre community under the dedicated leadership of Executive Directors Shay Gines and Nick Micozzi who are stepping down and at the ceremony introduced new leadership for the organization: Cat Parker, Artistic Director of Articulate Theatre Company; Ariel Estrada, Producing Artistic Director of Leviathan Lab Projects; and Jazmyn Arroyo, Co-Founding Artistic Director of Step 1 Theatre Project will join Akia Squiteri, Artistic Director of Rising Sun Performance Company as Directors of the organization.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
A new wave of local contemporary artists and acclaimed international acts will present at Due West Arts Festival, running 15-24 November, celebrating Melbourne's west as a hotspot for art, culture and entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Following the Chicago Reader-recommended run of Grace, or the Art of Clinging, Brown Paper Box Co., a?oeone of the most vital storefront theater groups in Chicago,a?? (HollywoodChicago.com) returns to Mary's Attic for the 5th time to host their new musical fundraiser - Come Rain or Come Shine: A Judy Garland Cabaret. This celebration brings together BPBCo. members, past performance participants, friends of the company, and a few special guests for 2 nights of song and community on September 20 and 21, 2019 above Hamburger Mary's (5400 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640) in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood.
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Country trailblazer, Kalie Shorr is releasing two additional tracks in preparation for her upcoming album Open Booktoday. Premiered by Taste of Country, “Too Much To Say” is an honest take on being honest and a fitting introduction to Shorr's new sonic direction. Tapering the rock n' roll sound to a more sustained acoustic vibe, her second song debuted by The Boot, “Escape,” is an emotionally raw but hopeful piece that has proven to be a fan favorite at Shorr's live shows. Both songs are available instantly with the pre-order of the album which officially launches today along with a Spotify pre-save campaign. These dynamic songs are just a taste of what is to come as she will be releasing her debut full-length album Open Book on September 27. Additionally, nationally-syndicated radio host, Bobby Bones, is featuring Shorr's first single from the new record, “Lullaby,” this week on his acclaimed Women of iHeartCountry radio show.
by Kathleen Morgan - Sep 13, 2019
Have you ever wondered where Peter Pan became a lost boy, how Captain Hook lost his hand, or what made the alligator a?oeticka??? Well, North Texas Performing Arts Repertory unraveled a creative tale that fleshes out the backstory of these characters, Neverland, and all the rest.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
DANCE NOW announces the lineup for the 2019 Festival ENCORE! The one-night-only performance will feature the 10 choreographers/companies selected by the DANCE NOW producers for having most successfully met the 2019 DANCE NOW Challenge: to create a clear and complete artistic statement in five minutes or less for the specifics of the stage at Joe's Pub. This year's Challenge winner is Nicole Vaughan-Diaz. As the Challenge winner, Vaughan-Diaz will receive a $1,500 stipend and a weeklong creative residency at DANCE NOW Silo on Kirkland Farm in Bucks County, PA. The ENCORE! program will be hosted by Deborah Lohse (aka TruDee).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
London's landmark festival of European theatre will return for a seventh year this November to showcase boundary pushing work from across the continent. Featuring a jam-packed programme of twenty-three shows from twenty-six countries, including Lithuania, Norway, Estonia, Croatia and Bulgaria, the festival is this year supported by the Hungarian Cultural Centre London and will be headlined by the country's hit show, European Freaks. This year also marks the festival's first ever partnership with Rich Mix, which will open the doors to its east London venue as it stages work alongside The Cockpit and supports the development of three brand new works-in-progress with residencies. It follows a successful collaboration with the West End's The Actors Centre earlier this year on the joint festival, A Piece of the Continent.
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2019
The CW shared the 'Sacrifice' trailer for Arrow, which new season premieres on Tuesday, October 15.
by Ron Bierman - Oct 9, 2019
It's an exciting time for San Diego classical-music lovers. There are more concert choices than ever before, and performance quality has been impressive for everything from solo recitals to symphony concerts and operas. The La Jolla Music Society's $82 million dollar multi-stage Conrad Prebys Arts Center held its first concert early this year, and the San Diego Symphony has begun its own multi-million dollar project to turn its waterfront summer venue into a state-of-the-art amphitheater that will host year-round concerts and events.
by TV Scoop - Oct 4, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of ARROW, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, October 22, 2019!
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019
COMPANY will come home to New York this season, with opening night set for March 22, 2020 at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Check out a new promo for this hotly anticipated revival, featuring Marianne Elliot's gender-bent cast previewing the show's opening number, below!
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
TBS has ordered the action drama Obliterated straight to series. From the creators of Cobra Kai, and produced by Sony Pictures Television, the series will be executive produced and written by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald. Dina Hillier from the trio's Counterbalance Entertainment will also serve as a co-executive producer.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Theatre Royal Bath Productions today announces full casting and tour dates for a new production of Daphne du Maurier's psychological thriller My Cousin Rachel, adapted by Joseph O'Connor and directed by Anthony Banks.
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Variety reports that a new dramedy, 'Obliterated,' has been ordered at TBS from the creators of 'Karate Kid' followup series 'Cobra Kai.'
by TV Scoop - Oct 2, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Season Premiere of ARROW, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, October 15, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
The first act of a new contemporary opera in development by New York City artists Mike Lala (librettist) and Joshua A. Getman (composer) will run for two nights only in a special production at The Tank NYC on Oct 22 and 23 at 7pm.
by Michael Quintos - Oct 16, 2019
For playwright Adam Bock's endearing new gay romantic comedy THE CANADIANS---now having its infectiously giddy World Premiere production at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through October 20, 2019---the typical blueprint for the usual girl-meets-boy trope gets a fresh, heady spin and an inspired recast that elevates it higher that your average rom com. Sweet and endearing without having to be too sanitized for a mainstream audience, the play, overall, is simply a winning play that both straight and queer audiences can equally cheer for. Don't be surprised if even you shed a tear or two for its touching, absolutely satisfying climax.
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2019
After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the South China Sea. Oliver returned home to Starling City, bent on righting the wrongs of his family and fighting injustice. To do this, he created the persona of The Arrow and allied himself with former military man John Diggle, computer-science expert Felicity Smoak, lawyer-turned-vigilante Laurel Lance, billionaire inventor Ray Palmer, and his sister Thea Queen.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Sonia De Los Santos, hailed by Billboard as 'one of the Latin children's music artists you should know,' makes her debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with La Golondrina: A Musical Journey,
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
The Flea Theater hosted a Mac Wellman Symposium: THE ART OF STACKING THE DECK October 4-6, 2019. The three-day symposium was a rare opportunity for Wellman enthusiasts to gather to share stories and dig deep into the mysteries of Wellman's writing.
by TV Scoop - Oct 11, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of ARROW, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, October 29, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Be transported to the magical, glamorous and madcap world of The Drowsy Chaperone, the final Main-Stage production of the St. Bart's Players 92nd season. The show runs November 5th through November 10th at the Off-Broadway John Cullum Theatre (formerly The American Theatre of Actors Inc.) in Midtown.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
From South African villages to the suburbs of Lagos, world-class contemporary dancers and singers are bringing African inspired performances to Brighton this October and November.
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 Blair Howell - Oct 1, 2019
Tony Award nominee Jeff McCarthy will step in to replace previously announced Will Swenson in the title role in Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece musical thriller SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET in a co-production by The Noorda Center for the Performing Arts and Utah Repertory Theater Company onstage at Utah Valley University Oct. 24-Nov. 9.