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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 Cindy Marcolina - Sep 29, 2022
In a society riddled with fake news, that bends over backwards to regulate a woman's body, justifying its laws with a magical book, The Crucible is frighteningly relevant.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of Primary Trust by playwright Eboni Booth, directed by Knud Adams, will star Emmy Award nominee William Jackson Harper (“The Underground Railroad”) and Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award winner April Matthis (The Piano Lesson).
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022
The 'biggest little play festival in the world' continues with week 3 heats at the Tom Mann Theatre in Surry Hills Fri 7 to Sun October 9.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2022
Morgan James is a Broadway performer with a soulful voice and a bent toward vintage-sounding R&B. Hear her unique covers from Aqua's Barbie Girl to Aretha Franklin's Natural Woman, to Hozier's Take Me To Church, and Aerosmith's Dream On, live at the Staller Center on September 29!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is presenting the Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ world premiere of 1919, adapted by J. Nicole Brooks from Eve L. Ewing’s collection of luminous and searing poems about the killing of Black teenager Eugene Williams in 1919 off the segregated Chicago lakeshore – and how this tragedy reverberates today. See rehearsal photos!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022
​​​​​​​Young People's Theatre (YPT) launched the next era in the company's 57-year history with the unveiling of its $13.5 million Room for Imagination expansion project. More than 10 years in the making, this ambitious project includes both renovations at its renowned Heritage venue, as well as a brand new facility across the street at 161 Frederick Street – YPT 161 Studios.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022
Peak Performances is bringing Prince Hamlet to Montclair State University this weekend. Performances continue through September 25.
by Michael Major - Sep 23, 2022
Featuring collaborations with breakout lyricist/emcee/producer Mez and R&B singer-songwriter Dylan Sinclair and production from GRAMMY Award winners Boi-1da and Beat Butcha, GRAMMY Award nominee Jack Rochon, JUNO Award winner YogiTheProducer and fellow R&B artists RAAHiiM and Kevinshideout.
by HaleyJane Rose - Sep 23, 2022
“This is the beginning of a revolution...I’m so proud to have a seat in that audience. Thank you for that,' RuPaul told the ensemble, hugging the cast, and commending the performers, calling them, 'brilliant.' Watch the full video!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2022
Wendy Kesselman’s new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank – which is based upon the acclaimed 1955 play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and is an update of her 1997 script which has been widely produced since – is given a superb world premiere production by Nashville Children’s Theatre, which adds luster to the original work and makes it more accessible to contemporary audiences in director Ernie Nolan’s new iteration onstage through October 2.
by Michael Quintos - Sep 21, 2022
Overall--especially in this tighter, revised version lifted from London’s West End production that’s much zippier than the original--there is no denying that YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is a witty, super funny, and genuinely enjoyable musical comedy that earns plenty of laughs and smiles along the way.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2022
The Brick presents Bentertainment Abroad: Doing the Work by Eliza Bent, October 6, 2022, in-person at The Brick Theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022
Albert Camus’ The Fall will come to life onstage as Belgian-born actor Ronald Guttman embodies the anguish of exiled Parisian lawyer Jean-Baptiste Clamence. Performances of Albert Camus’ The Fall begin October 13 at The Huron Club at Soho Playhouse, with an opening set for Wednesday, October 19, for a limited run through November 19.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022
The Weidner will enter its second year of partnership with The Tarlton Theatre to present The Weidner Downtown Series. This exciting series showcases an eclectic mix of live music, chamber theatre and free to attend film screenings. All events in The Weidner Downtown Series are in the historic Tarlton Theatre located in the heart of Downtown Green Bay. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is presenting the Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ world premiere of 1919, adapted by J. Nicole Brooks from Eve L. Ewing’s collection of luminous and searing poems about the killing of Black teenager Eugene Williams in 1919 off the segregated Chicago lakeshore – and how this tragedy reverberates today. See photos here.
by Michael Major - Oct 7, 2022
Indie rock band Sunsleeper have released their highly-anticipated sophomore album While You Can via Rude Records. While You Can was recorded and produced by Brett Romnes (Oso Oso, Hot Mulligan) and mastered by Will Putney (Counterparts, Knocked Loose).
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2022
The UVA Department of Drama will open its 2022-2023 season with renowned playwright Kate Hamill’s boldly playful take on Jane Austen’s first novel, Sense and Sensibility.
by Michael Major - Oct 5, 2022
Brooklyn-based experimental disco-punk outfit TVOD (Television Overdose) kicks off a trifecta of new singles with the release of the first track, 'Alien.' A jangly, intergalactic ripper, 'Alien' lurches forward with entrancing synths, distorted vocal stylings, and tight drum sequences. A la Post Animal, it's a psychedelic trip into the vortex.
by Joni Lorraine - Oct 4, 2022
Langert’s THE PACT is a fun launch for Jarrott Productions after a three year unplanned pandemic hiatus.
by Michael Major - Oct 4, 2022
During the interview, the cast of “A Strange Loop” surprised Hudson with a video message, as Michael and Jennifer announced that they will collaborate on a reimagined version of the musical’s song “Boundaries” as a bonus track on the “A Strange Loop” cast album. Watch videos from Michael R. Jackson's visit to the Jennifer Hudson Show now!
by Drew Eberhard - Oct 29, 2022
Arthur Miller's subliminal masterpiece in a Three-Act structure All My Sons is what Miller considered his last-ditch effort at writing a commercially successful play. You see Miller's first play The Man Who Had All the Luck failed miserably on Broadway lasting a total of four performances. Miller considered throwing in the towel prior to writing All My Sons.
by Michael Major - Oct 26, 2022
The duo's debut as YoshimiOizumikiYoshiduO finds YoshimiO using the piano as her primary instrument for the first time since her youth, with fractured melodies and her singular vocal acrobatics bent, stretched and mutated by IzumikiYoshi’s modular synthesizer into cascades of brightly colored waves and dotted constellations of sound.
by Jim Munson - Oct 26, 2022
BroadwayWorld chats with OBIE-winning playwright Christopher Chen about his incendiary new play 'The Motion' which will be part of the TheatreWorks New Works Festival at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga November 6 to 13. The Festival offers a first look at three intriguing and wonderfully different new plays.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022
Half a year after the release of his debut album, 'Isles In Indo,' the Denver, Colorado-based visual artist and producer RUMTUM (aka John Hastings) has tapped his friend Brothertiger for his first official remix.
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 22, 2022
Rohm Literary and American Blues Theater will present the European premiere of a new play, STAND UP IF YOU'RE HERE TONIGHT, written and directed by John Kolvenbach (Olivier Nominee Love Song) and starring Jim Ortlieb (Broadway's The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin) and featuring Julie Kalya.
by Michael Quintos - Oct 18, 2022
Beautifully acted (and sung) by an exquisite ensemble of gifted actors, South Coast Repertory's production of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN is a thoughtful, gut-wrenching play---punctuated with spectacular musical performances---that dives deep into the soul-baring creative process of an artist hoping to craft a seminal work of musical art, and to ensure to have that art say something profound.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2022
Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ will bring its world premiere adaptation of 1919 to audience across Chicago this fall for a series of FREE performances through the Chicago Park District’s “Night Out In The Parks” initiative.
by Guest Blog: Phil Porter - Oct 17, 2022
I was thrilled when the offer came in to write a stage adaptation of The Lavender Hill Mob. I have always had great affection for the Ealing Comedies – the warm and witty films made at Ealing Studios in the decade or so after the Second World War – and The Lavender Hill Mob remains an absolute favourite
by Team BWW - Oct 17, 2022
Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, October 17, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2022
The original Broadway Cast Recording of A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical will be released on CD on Friday, November 4. The album is currently available in digital and streaming formats.
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 15, 2022
Prop Thtr has announced a schedule of community and family events that will occur during THE CLEANUP's run at the Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture on October 21 - November 19, 2022. 
by Team BWW - Oct 14, 2022
Wanna know what's going on in New York? Just head to the Lyceum Theatre to find out! Theatres fans are all about A Strange Loop- the most celebrated new musical of the year. Want to learn more? Get in the loop on what you're missing with five reasons to check it out!
by Michael Major - Oct 14, 2022
Tony winner Michael R. Jackson and Kyle Ramar Freeman appeared on SHERRI this morning to sing 'Memory Song' from A Strange Loop. Earlier in the episode, Jackson sat down with Sherri Shepherd to discuss the show's success on Broadway. Freeman understudies the roles of Usher and Thought 4, 5, and 6 in the show. Watch videos from the appearance now!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is presenting the Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ world premiere of 1919, adapted by J. Nicole Brooks from Eve L. Ewing’s collection of luminous and searing poems about the killing of Black teenager Eugene Williams in 1919 off the segregated Chicago lakeshore – and how this tragedy reverberates today. Watch video here.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022
The Tony Award-winning Best Musical A STRANGE LOOP will play its final Broadway performance on January 15, 2023. Michael R. Jackson’s A STRANGE LOOP opened April 26, at the Lyceum Theatre. A Strange Loop was named Best Musical by the Tony Awards.
by Bobby Patrick - Oct 11, 2022
With his new album SIMPLICITY John Minnock keeps his artistic streak moving forward with resounding success.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2022
Ondine: A Queer Fairy Tale will kick-off a Summer 2023 regional tour Saturday, June 3 in Garden City, KS as part of PLAYCHELLA, an all-ages Pride festival.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022
Vermont's own inimitable folktale storyteller, Tim Jennings performs – Live and In-Person -  50 Years of StoryTelling - a never-been-seen-before program of musings, music, and tales –just  two nights only – November 18 & 19th at Lost Nation Theater's wheelchair accessible, air-conditioned, and air-purified home within Montpelier City Hall Arts Center!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2022
The original Broadway Cast Recording of A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, has been released on CD today, Friday, November 4. The album is also available in digital and streaming formats.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2022
Zeiders American Dream Theater (The Z) in Town Center will present an extended run of the audience favorite-voted new play, 'LOCO: Likker Outta Control'.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2022
Riverside Theatres has announced the cast of National Theatre of Parramatta’s Australian premiere season of Choir Boy, by the Academy Award® winning writer of Moonlight, Tarell Alvin-McCraney. The production will premiere at Riverside Theatres Parramatta in association with Sydney WorldPride 2023 from 14th February 2023, before seasons in Brisbane, Canberra and Wollongong.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022
Riverside Theatres has announced the cast of National Theatre of Parramatta's (NTofP) Australian premiere season of Choir Boy, by the Academy Award winning writer of Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022
Casa Mañana’s Reid Cabaret Theatre has completed phase 1 of its renovations and is thrilled to welcome patrons this holiday season. Christmas with Nat and Natalie features the music of the iconic father-daughter duo and will be the first show in the newly remodeled space.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 23, 2022
Lost Nation Theater and Willem Lange are teaming up once again! The Beloved Yankee Storyteller Willem Lange performs his reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022
Trevor Noah will host a special Black Theater Night performance at A STRANGE LOOP on Tuesday, November 29th at 7pm at The Lyceum Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2022
East London-based planting designer Alexa Ryan-Mills is creating a garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 inspired by Sadler’s Wells East, Sadler’s Wells’ fourth venue due to open at Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at the end of 2023.
by Michael Major - Nov 14, 2022
Friction earns its breezy yet earnest tones from yacht rock, the core tenets of the genre offered in spades throughout. Ear-tickling melodies, like the parabolic sway of the vocal on opener “Thinkin’ About You,” guide listeners through crystal-clear production values and a storytelling bent both misty-eyed and microscopic in its detailing.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022
Club Quarantine will come offline again for this special once-in-a-lifetime celebration of music, life, and love. Grammy Award®–winning artist Faith Evans and singer-songwriter Eric Benét join the lineup.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2022
Bell Shakespeare has announced further cast members for its upcoming production of Macbeth, showing next year at Sydney Opera House from 25 February – 2 April, Canberra Theatre Centre from 14 – 22 April and Arts Centre Melbourne from 27 April – 14 May 2023.