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Closing: June 10, 2007

Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
The Board of Directors of the African American Arts Alliance, and the Black Excellence Awards Committee have announced the nominations for the 22nd Annual Black Excellence Awards. The Awards were established in 2002 to honor the outstanding works of art by African Americans in Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Literature, Visual Arts and Digital Media.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2022
George Takei, the original and beloved Mr. Sulu from 'Star Trek', film and television star, activist and social media icon, is to make his London stage debut in the UK premiere of the Broadway musical inspired by Takei's true childhood experiences, 'George Takei's Allegiance'.
by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2022
Sophia made her Broadway debut in David Harrower’s Blackbird, co-starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams. Not long afterwards, she starred as “Lydia” in Warner Bros’ cult Broadway favorite, Beetlejuice. On television, Sophia played “Brigitta von Trapp” on NBC’s Emmy award-winning The Sound of Music Live! and NBC’s SMASH, with Bernadette Peters.
by Ricky Pope - Sep 27, 2022
Phillip Officer was a prevalent name in NYC cabarets in the 1990s and early 2000s. He made a name for himself on Broadway in the cast of the original SIDE SHOW. And his cabaret evenings were always highly regarded by critics and audiences alike. But as he explained this evening, in 2008 he packed everything he owned into several large bags and not quite knowing why boarded a plane to Las Vegas, a place he had never been, with the intent of starting a new life. His baggage was lost along the way. How’s that for a metaphor?
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022
Paines Plough, The Women's Prize for Playwriting, 45North, The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and The Orange Tree Theatre, in association with Bristol Old Vic present Ahlam's play YOU BURY ME which will tour the UK next spring from the 24th February until 22nd April 2023. 
by Rich Mehrenberg - Sep 19, 2022
it will get you talking and get you thinking. It will stay with you. Theater on Fulton's 4th floor is often more complex, more intense, and more thought-provoking than what is performed on the main stage. Past shows such as Blackbird, Sweat, and I Am My Own Wife are perfect examples of this mission. However, their current production of FOR COLORED BOYZ on the verge of a nervous breakdown/ when freedom ain't enuff takes those expectations to a whole new level.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022
Troupe, in association with Park Theatre, today announce the full cast for the world première of Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man, in a new adaptation from Simon Reade with direction by Philip Wilson.
by Michael Major - Oct 31, 2022
Stevie Ray Visited is a biographical blues/rock show that celebrates the life and music of the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan. Now his music lives on with the show “STEVIE RAY VISITED”, featuring Roby Duron, named “Best Blues Guitar Player” by LA Rock City News. The show also includes Noel Dies who performed with Stevie Ray Vaughan.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2022
On Friday, December 9, 2022, GRAMMY-winning composer Steven Mackey releases a portrait album of his music for violin and orchestra, Beautiful Passing, on Canary Classics.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2022
On Friday, December 9, 2022, GRAMMY-winning composer Steven Mackey will release a portrait album of his music for violin and orchestra, Beautiful Passing, on Canary Classics.
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 26, 2022
Two hundred years after Washington Irving introduced the little hamlet of Sleepy Hollow and its superstitious denizens to the canon of American literature, the legend remains among the most enduring of stories that capture the imagination of adults and children alike, inspire questions about the supernatural realm, and scare the bejesus out of its audience.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2022
'And the Things I Draw Come True' - Described as displaying 'brilliance of sound, technical mastery, and stunning expressivity' (I Care If You Listen), violin duo MIOLINA officially commences their 10th anniversary season with a program of works inspired by words and drawings.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and IDAGIO, the world's leading audio and video classical streaming platform, will join forces to launch a new series of full-length digital concerts and digital singles on IDAGIO's Global Concert Hall.
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 21, 2022
Lancaster’s Prima Theatre puts on a show that will send JoJo looking for Pennsylvania grass
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2022
At the end of this week, Theater Alliance staff and affiliated artists will fly to Kolkata, India, where they will lead an international Arts Envoy in partnership with India-based NGO Contact Base and the U.S. State Department.
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 16, 2022
The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY), one of New York's leading cultural venues, will present MILOŠ, guitar, plays Bach, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos, and more, on October 28, 2022 at 7:30pm ET at the Kaufmann Concert Hall. The concert will also be available for viewing online for 72 hours from time of broadcast.
by Michael Major - Nov 29, 2022
Last night, Michelle Williams received a Performer Tribute Award at the 2022 Gotham Awards. During her speech, Williams honored Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil, who she had met while filming Dawon's Creek. Watch a video clip from Williams' Gotham Award acceptance speech now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022
The Canadian Super-Group brings a powerful voice to the male-dominated world of jazz on The Ostara Project. Their eponymous debut recording features Amanda Tosoff, Jodi Proznick, Allison Au, Rachel Therrien, Joanna Majoko, Sanah Kadoura and Jocelyn Gould.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2022
The Orange Tree Theatre has announced the final three plays of its 2022/23 season, as outgoing Artistic Director Paul Miller hands over to new Artistic Director Tom Littler.
by Michael Major - Jul 7, 2022
Jim Lauderdale kicks off Game Changer—his 35th full-length album—with “That Kind Of Life (That Kind Of Day).' Fans can listen to “That Kind Of Life (That Kind Of Day)” now. He’s also just been named a 2022 nominee for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!
by Michael Major - Jul 6, 2022
Former Beetlejuice star Sophia Anne Caruso has dropped her brand-new single “Snow & Ice.” This Fall, she will star opposite Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington in Paul Feig’s original Netflix film THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL. She is also currently recording her first album with Empire of the Sun’s Nick Littlemore.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022
Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America will continue on August 26 with a summer pop-up edition of Habibi Festival, a new NYC celebration of contemporary and traditional musics of the SWANA (South West Asian and North African) region at Bryant Park.
by Michael Major - Jul 26, 2022
The concert recording was released later that year on CD and video. Now, for the first time, All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman will be available on vinyl. The four-LP box set will be released and a number of limited-edition color variants will be offered for purchase.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2022
The Young Company Summer Festival, performed by students in grades 4-12, brings together budding young artists and their professional teams to present jaw dropping storytelling at its finest.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022
Artistic Directors Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner have announced Paines Plough’s Roundabout programme for 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2022
The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) has announced its 2022/23 Tisch Music Season, one of 92NY's largest and most diverse seasons to date.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2022
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced the return of Gary Owen’s critically acclaimed Iphigenia in Splott, originally commissioned and produced by Sherman Theatre and later performed at the National Theatre, directed by the Lyric’s Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan, with Sophie Melville reprising her role as Effie.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2023
Thursday, March 16 (7:30 pm) marks the world premiere of composer/guitarist D. J. Sparr's orchestral reimagining of Kaki King's Modern Yesterdays, performed by the American Composers Orchestra under Daniela Candillari, with King as guitar soloist.
by Jaime Uranovsky - Jan 25, 2023
COME TOGETHER, a Beatles-inspired dance production presented by LAMTA, enjoyed a sold out run at the Theatre on the Bay in June last year. Since then, the show travelled to Johannesburg for a November 2022 season and now, it returns to the Mother City.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 20, 2023
Radio 2 Piano Room month sees an abundance of world famous, award-winning artists each perform exclusively with the BBC Concert Orchestra from Monday 30 January to Friday 24 February 2023.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2023
Through the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)’s continued efforts to include diverse voices and perspectives, the museum is offering a robust series of educational and public programming to commemorate Black History Month this February. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2023
WQXR has announced its 2023 roster of Artist Propulsion Lab (APL) participants. The APL is the station's innovative program designed to support classical music artists in the creation of original work and in connecting with new audiences. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 13, 2023
The Young Company Winter Festival, performed by students in grades 4-12, brings together budding young artists and their professional teams to present jaw dropping storytelling at its finest.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 12, 2023
PLP Productions presents THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW written by John Patrick Shanley. Directed by Anne Kathryn Parma. A visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2023
Eddie dreams of escape—from the office where he suffers at the hands of his co-workers, from a doctor whose treatments seem far worse than any medical complaint, perhaps from even the play itself! 
by Cary Ginell - Dec 5, 2022
Cary Ginell's insightful new book, 'Carefully Taught' looks at 40 musicals, both on Broadway and off, that deal with events and personages in American history. A fun read, educational and highly entertaining. Shows include '1776,' 'Hamilton,' 'Shenandoah,' 'Parade,' 'Hair,' 'Assassins,' and many more.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 21, 2022
The Chicago Philharmonic Society has announced the addition of four dynamic new members to the organization's Board of Directors. 
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2022
California Symphony announces the World Premiere of the third and final commission for California Symphony by Young American Composer-in-Residence Viet Cuong (2020-2023) will be a piano concerto (title TBD), to be performed May 20–21, 2023 in Fresh Inspirations, the orchestra's momentous season finale concert. It was further announced this new work will feature nationally acclaimed pianist Sarah Cahill as the guest soloist.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 15, 2022
Circle X Theatre Company kicks off the New Year with the West Coast premiere of a truly outrageous comedy Do You Feel Anger?, written by Mara Nelson-Greenberg and directed by Halena Kays, opens January 21 for a six-week run at Atwater Village Theatre. Performances continue through February 25, with two Pay-What-You-Can previews set for January 19 and January 20.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022
Direct from New York City and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival comes the Chicago premiere of Manual Cinema’s super fun new all-ages show,  Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster, September 10-October 16, 2022 at Chicago Children’s Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 26, 2022
Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America continues on August 29 with a special concert featuring Grammy Award-winning sextet Eighth Blackbird performing a tribute to The Town Hall's 1958 John Cage Retrospective.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2022
Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America will continue on September 2 with New York City Opera's fourth and final summer 2022 performance at Bryant Park, a special one-night-only abridged version of Donizetti’s classic Lucia di Lammermoor.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2022
1939, a Stratford Festival commission written by Jani Lauzon and Kaitlyn Riordan, starts previews at the Studio Theatre on August 23, directed by Lauzon.
by Michael Major - Aug 22, 2022
It has been almost three years since the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums has toured North America. Alter Bridge is also pleased to share the news that Mammoth WVH – the Wolfgang Van Halen fronted band – will be joining them.
by Michael Major - Aug 2, 2022
On the heels of their recently-announced seventh studio album Pawns & Kings, acclaimed rockers Alter Bridge have released the debut single – the metal-leaning track “Silver Tongue.” Known for the signature dual-guitar attack that is backed by a driving rhythm section, “Silver Tongue” is one of the harder songs in the band’s recent catalog.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022
From September 9 to October 8, 2022, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the Boston premiere of the provocative drama HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING by Will Arbery.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2022
Bryant Park Picnic Performances are still warming up with three newly announced free concerts spotlighting new and established voices in the fields of jazz, classical and global pop. On September 9, Jazz at Lincoln Center will bring a rising star in the jazz world to Bryant Park: the 20 year old trumpeter Summer Camargo, playing with her Sextet.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2022
The Howland Company and Hart House Theatre have announced a contemporary adaptation of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, a co-production appearing this fall on the Hart House stage. THREE SISTERS will have its world premiere run from October 26 to November 12, 2022 at Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON. Opening night is November 2, 2022.

Blackbird Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Blackbird been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul GalloOutstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for David Harrower and Outstanding Set Design of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Pask.

What productions of Blackbird have there been?
Blackbird has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2007, Off-Broadway which opened in 2007 and Broadway which opened in 2016.