Birds of Paradise

A musical version of The Seagull set in outer space seems to be the perfect show for the creator's community theatre to perform. A successful, but troubled actor returns home to direct it and what evolves is another musical retelling of The Seagull set around a musical retelling of The Seagull.

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Promenade Theatre

(New York, NY)
2162 Broadway
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017
It's new year's eve 1999 and Jennifer and Christopher welcome you to the party of parties. But when everyone has something they want to change, and plenty they want to hide, the party starts to fall apart. The clock is ticking, and when midnight strikes, what will the new year bring?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017
The Old Globe presents the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. Based on the beloved 1993 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil, Benny & Joon is directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of New York's Transport Group.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 6, 2017
BWW speaks to Robert Softley Gale, artistic director of Birds of Paradise about their new production Blanche and Butch.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 4, 2017
Birds of Paradise and Tron Theatre present brand new co-production, Blanche & Butch; a dazzling new drag show that tells the witty and poignant story of three disabled drag queens.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017
Coming to the Drayton Arms Theatre, South Kensington, this October and November, When Midnight Strikes is a show not to be missed.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 16, 2017
It was the best idea they'd ever had three disabled drag queens called 'Heelz n Wheelz' it was sensational! But when the sparkles fade and tensions rise, a new way forward is needed. Join our stars backstage as they now tour the first 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?' to star an 'actually disabled' Blanche. It's seen better days and so have they. What can possibly go wrong as they pull back the curtain on their lives, loves and losses?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017
Independent producing studio China Plate is seeking candidates to apply for its producer training programme the Optimists, which returns this Autumn and again next Spring.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017
The London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see very best and newest contemporary visual theatre that embraces cutting edge circus, dance, physical theatre, juggling, object manipulation, physical comedy and productions that interweave theatre and film.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017
Coming to the Drayton Arms Theatre, South Kensington, this autumn, When Midnight Strikes is a show not to be missed. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Raleigh
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018
When asked to describe the title track from his new record, Kyle Thomas-aka King Tuff-takes a deep breath. "It's a song about hitting rock bottom," he says. "I didn't even know what I wanted to do anymore, but I still had this urge-this feeling-like there was this possibility of something else I could be doing… and then I just followed that possibility. To me, that's what songwriting, and art in general, is about. You're chasing something, there is something out there calling to you and you're trying to get at it. 'The Other' is basically where songs come from, it's the hidden world, it's the mystery. It's the invisible hand that guides you whenever you make something. It's the thing I had to rediscover-the sort of voice I had to follow-to bring me back to making music again in a way that felt true and good."
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018
What Scottish theatre can do like no other national culture is tackle the big questions of our times, with a unique sense of joy and a love of communal celebration.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017
The London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see very best and newest contemporary visual theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival's 2019 season features a diverse array of world-class artists presenting programs spanning multiple genres, and offers first-time and veteran concertgoers alike the chance to experience the intimate thrill of a live performance.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed Musicals's Hi, My Name is Ben, the inspirational true story of one man who impacted the lives of all those around him without speaking a word. Check out video of the production!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals today announces the cast of Hi, My Name is Ben, the inspirational true story of one man who impacted the lives of all those around him without speaking a word.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
Assembly Festival (1st - 27th August 2018) announced its FULL programme goes on sale at 10am today (Thu 17 May 2018). This year there are 208 shows - 60 theatre acts, 60 comedy shows and the biggest programme of cabaret Assembly Festival has ever staged.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
The pianist Mari Nakamura will present a beautiful selection of works on the 22nd of May, 20:00, at Technopolis 20. The concert, an intimate performance of her new album, includes less well known but delightful works by the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu and many favourites from Gabriel Faur 's beautiful piano works.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Edinburgh International Festival returns for its 73rd year on 2 - 26 August 2019, bringing the best of theatre, music and dance from across the world to Scotland's capital.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2019
Bonnie Milligan has joined the cast of Wicked Sings Birds of Paradise at Feinstein's/54 Below! One of Off-Broadway's most beloved cult musicals, Birds of Paradise, returns to New York City, with a star-studded Broadway cast, many from the hit musical Wicked. The show will be performed on Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 7pm & 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2019
What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. After Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Highlights this week include Derek Klena, Joanna Gleason, Bonnie Mulligan, Carrie St. Louis, Colton Ryan, Alli Mauzey, Nancy Opel, and many more.
by - Mar 16, 2019
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/16/2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 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 - Jun 6, 2018
Two world premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe: international co-production First Snow / Premiere neige, and My Left Right Foot -The Musical, a riotous new musical comedy celebrating Birds of Paradise's 25th year.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed Musicals's Hi, My Name is Ben, the inspirational true story of one man who impacted the lives of all those around him without speaking a word. Check out photos of the production below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
The creative team behind the long-awaited revival of Jerry Springer - The Opera have announced details of the final cast members to complete the company.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Just as our nation celebrates its birthday on July 4, Birds of Paradise opens at Theater for the New City, telling a story of an American family during the Great Depression.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
 Daniel Pavacic remembers the first time he heard about the 'Recession.' It was in December 2007, as the nation experienced the worst economic meltdown since The Great Depression.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Marisa Gold grew up quite a distance from the Great Depression, which might as well have been not just another time, but another world. Still, she heard stories of what life was like back then.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 14, 2018
BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects her top pick of musicals from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
Some of the best circus shows from around the world are headed to Norwich this summer to mark 250 years of circus.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
As it celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2019, South Asian performing arts company Phizzical is delighted to announce full casting for the world premiere of its upcoming musical thriller Stardust.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 6, 2018
BWW catches up with Robert Softley Gale to talk about accessible theatre from a director's point of view and bringing My Left Right Foot to the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has awarded $1,800,000 through the National Dance Project (NDP) to support the creation of 20 new dance works that will tour the United States.
by Kristen Morale - Jul 14, 2019
Written by Solnik, directed by Nikki Reed and presented by Executive Artistic Director Crystal Fields, "Birds of Paradise" is being performed in the East Village for a very limited run. With opening night this past Thursday and running only through July 14th, this show is definitely one I recommend seeing. With a rather clever plot that is as touching as it is on the constant brink of drama, "Birds of Paradise" is now one of my favorite of Solnik's productions.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 9, 2019
Team BWW have compiled the following list of their favourite Twitter users in the UK who post about theatre and the arts. Ranging from independent bloggers and theatre-makers to West End performers who are particularly engaging with their social media accounts.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Feb 7, 2019
BWW Review: THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE CONCERT AND POW WOW Celebrates Timeless Traditions Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
One of Off-Broadway's most beloved cult musicals, BIRDS OF PARADISE, will return to New York City, with a star-studded Broadway cast, many from the hit musical WICKED, at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 7pm & 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University's School of Communication will present workshop performances of three new music theater works as the 2018-2019 season continues.
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2018
On Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2:30pm, composer Robert Sirota's Birds of Paradise – performed by flutist Linda Chesis, clarinetist David Valbuena, and pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine – will be presented on flutist Linda Chesis' Manhattan School of Music Faculty Recital, For the Birds, in the School's Greenfield Hall (120 Claremont Avenue). Birds of Paradise was commissioned and premiered by the Webster Trio in 2008 at the National Flute Association annual convention in Kansas City, MO. This performance will include commissioned videography by Jim Berman. Sirota explains, “In 2014, Linda Chesis programmed Birds of Paradise on the Cooperstown Music Festival. Having discovered the absolutely fantastic video footage of actual birds of paradise taken in New Guinea by the Cornell Birds of Paradise lab, she commissioned a video from Jim Berman to be performed with my piece.”
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 24, 2018
BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue selects the best productions she saw in 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017
Grid Iron Theatre Company and Stellar Quines Theatre Company present Bingo!, a new musical comedy focusing on lives of six characters and one fateful night at the bingo. Bingo! tours Scotland in March and April 2018.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 11, 2017
Birds of Paradise Theatre Company bring you an exciting retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's first ever children's story. The Tin Soldier is about two people who find each other in a rough tough world, although, like winter, nothing lasts forever. Written by acclaimed writer of young persons theatre Mike Kenny (The Railway Children) and featuring designs by award-winning Russian puppet designer Victor Nikonenko, BOP's new Christmas show is a magical tale of derring do, devotion and never giving up.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Hot Coals Theatre, specialists in d/Deaf theatre for seven years and with a deaf theatremaker at the helm, have been told that their d/Deaf accessible show (the latest in a long line of d/Deaf accessible shows) falls outside of the Edinburgh Fringe Access Team's requirements for listing the show as accessible, as the show does not provide BSL interpretation or closed captioning.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 4, 2018
ocal am-dram society is under pressure to comply with the equalities agenda. They come up with a cunning plan; create a gripping show starring 'the disabled'. What could be better than the Oscar-winning My Left Foot? The only snag is they can't find any disabled actors - but that never stopped Daniel Day-Lewis! Original music by award-winning partnership Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie with additional songs by Richard Thomas ('Jerry Springer - The Opera'). Birds of Paradise and National Theatre of Scotland present this hilarious new musical, celebrating BOP's 25th anniversary. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 24, 2017
LUCKY, the latest production by Atlas Circus, follows the life of a young man in 20th-century New York City, as he tries to find his literal and figurative center. Created and directed by Tommy McCarthy, a graduate of Muhlenberg College with 14 years of dance training (at the Joffrey and Boston Ballet, as well as Muhlenberg), the show consists of eleven comic vignettes. Two of the performers (Evans and Avery Deutsch), along with much of the crew, are Muhlenberg alumni, which may explain the palpable camaderie among Atlas Circus members. Leo Abel graduated from Ivaldo Bertazzo's school of dance and acting and worked in experimental theater for ten years, fusing dance, circus, singing, and puppetry. Russel Norris (who has appeared at Theater for the New City, Stairwell Theater, Brave New World Rep, among others) rounds out the talented cast.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Back by popular demand, singer, songwriter and activist Noel Paul Stookey, a four-time Grammy Award-winner, returns to his "home theatre" for two concerts, Sunday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. and Monday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. (just added). Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary in Concert.
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
Previously broadcast as part of the renowned BBC TV Arena series, Alone With Chrissie Hynde follows the Pretenders' lead singer as she shares an insight into her life. On a journey taking place in Paris, London, New York, Nashville and her hometown of Akron, Ohio, Chrissie takes the lead, avoiding the talking heads typically associated with documentaries to speak frankly about her passion for music, painting and the issues that matter to her most. This film will be released on DVD and Digital formats via Eagle Rock Entertainment on May 25.
by Vikki Jane Vile - Apr 6, 2019
Three years ago, English National Ballet presented an evening of work all by female choreographers, She Said. It was an uneven programme but a brave artistic choice, and those courageous female voices are finally fully realised in the sequel, She Persisted.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals today announces the cast of Hi, My Name is Ben, the inspirational true story of one man who impacted the lives of all those around him without speaking a word.