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Birds of Paradise - 1987 - Off-Broadway

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.


Promenade Theatre

(New York, NY)
2162 Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Battersea Arts Centre is extending an invitation to Make/Love this autumn, today announcing an ambitious season of daring and intimate work. At a time when connecting people has never been more important, Make/Love asks how we can re-imagine a future with care and creativity as the guidelines.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Flutist Linda Chesis will present an afternoon of chamber music inspired by birdsong on Sunday, October 6 at 4:00pm at the Otesaga Resort Hotel ballroom in Cooperstown. The concert is the final event of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival's 21st season.
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 13, 2020
Capital Theatres and Pitlochry Festival Theatre announce their new joint venture, the Musical Commissioning Hub. The Studio is set to become the home of great new Scottish musicals
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 20, 2020
The National Theatre of Scotland has today revealed the details of the Scenes for Survival launch night and the first a?oescenesa?? to be released as part of its crisis responsive artistic project:
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 21, 2020
The National Theatre of Scotland's have announced a response to the impact of COVID-19 on the theatre industry. Scenes for Survival is a crisis responsive artistic online project launched in association with BBC Scotland and BBC Arts' Culture in Quarantine project.
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'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 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
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 30, 2020
Scenes for Survival, the ongoing digital project created by the National Theatre of Scotland, continues to entertain audiences with new weekly releases across BBC and National Theatre of Scotland online platforms.
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 BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
National Theatre of Scotland HAS revealed the latest Scenes for Survival releases
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 TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
BBC One announces a magical new commission, Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History (w/t). Produced in partnership with Warner Bros. and London's Natural History Museum and presented by Stephen Fry, the documentary will explore the origins and stories of mythical creatures and the fantastical beasts from J.K. Rowling's stories and explore their history and connections with animals roaming the planet today.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, with Citizens Theatre and DOT Theatre Istanbul, will present a brand new adaptation of Brecht's classic master and servant comedy Mrs Puntila and her Man Matti by award-winning writer Denise Mina and directed by DOT Theatre's Murat Daltaban, who returns to the Lyceum Theatre to direct, following the celebrated Zinnie Harris adaptation of Rhinoceros in 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
Scotland's largest contemporary Burns celebration, Big Burns Supper attracted a digital audience of 327,000 with viewers tuning in from Scotland and 50 countries across the world to its first-ever fully digital show which aired last night.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Feb 7, 2019
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 5, 2020
The 92Y Harkness Dance Festival's 2020 season opens with the newest work from the award-winning and internationally produced Jaewoo Jung. Perfect skill pairs the Seoul native with Braveman, the collaborative four-person Korean dance company he founded in 2017 with Minsoo Jung. Braveman works collaboratively and freely without separating the roles between choreographers and dancers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
The 92Y Harkness Dance Festival's all-international 2020 season continues Week 2 with Montreal's Daniel Lévéille Danse, with Catherine Gaudet, choreographer. Interested in subtle shifts in the body and micro-movements that reveal hidden sensations, Gaudet combines raw, precise corporeality, dramatic tension, obsessiveness, and the grotesque in this arresting new work for the company of five.
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 TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Variety reports that Sarah Adina Smith will direct and adapt the screenplay for 'Birds of Paradise,' a new ballet drama from Amazon Studios.
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 16, 2020
Scotland's largest contemporary Burns celebration joins forces with Scotland's much loved comic hero of 2020, Janey Godley as Big Burns Supper goes digital for 2021.
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.
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.