Brundibar

Based on the libretto by Adolf Hoffmeister and Vaclava Klimenta Klicpery.

Aninku and Pepicek are a fatherless sister and brother. Their mother is ill, and the doctor tells them she needs milk to recover. But they have no money. They decide to sing in the marketplace, to raise the needed money. But the evil organ grinder Brundibar chases them away. However, with the help of a fearless sparrow, keen cat, and wise dog, and the children of the town, they are able to chase Brundibar away in turn, and sing in the market square.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018
The Workmen's Circle will present activist and widely acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner, best known for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, with the Activism and Jewish Culture Award at the organization's 2018 Winter Benefit on December 10, 2018 in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018
On January 13, 17 and 19 Franz Welser-Most and The Cleveland Orchestra continue an ongoing commitment to present opera at Severance Hall with a made-for-Cleveland production of Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos which is being performed for the first time in the Orchestra's history. In his years as music director, Welser-Most has led The Cleveland Orchestra in performances of many orchestral works by Richard Strauss, as well as presentations of four other Strauss operas: Elektra (2004), Der Rosenkavalier (2007), Salome (2012), and Daphne (2015).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018
The Workmen's Circle today announced the Benefit and Host Committees for the organization's annual Winter Benefit-Setting the Stage for Change-honoring activist and playwright Tony Kushner, best known for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, on December 10, 2018, in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017
For over a decade and a half, Brundibar was the performance that almost happened.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017
The classical concert Prayer for Peace: The Power of One Voice will come to life in two successive concert appearances: in New York City on October 16th and in New Jersey's NJPAC, the state's preeminent concert hall on October 27th at 8PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announces that its 2019 Gala will honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner; Broadway press agent, and President of DKC/O&M, Rick Miramontez; and arts philanthropist, and Chairman Emerita of Ingram Industries, Inc., Martha R. Ingram.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018
On December 10, The Workmen's Circle will present activist and playwright Tony Kushner, best known for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, with its Activism and Jewish Culture Award at the organization's annual Winter Benefit-Setting the Stage for Change-at The Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017
Greg Anthony Rassen has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for BANDSTAND.
by Alan Henry - May 30, 2017
At a press conference held May 30 in the lobby of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 235 nominations for the 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in the performing arts in Toronto.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017
The Santa Barbara Youth Opera, in collaboration with Ojai Youth Opera and the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, will present a fully staged production of Brundibar, Jewish Czech composer Hans Krasa's uniquely affecting children's opera, at the Lobero Theatre on Saturday, May 20. Performances will take place at 2:30 and 5 pm. Tickets cost $22 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
In celebration of what would have been Anne Frank's 90th birthday this June, the Simon Wiesenthal Center presents the U.S. premiere of Anne, A New Play, a unique play by Dutch playwrights Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter that reframes Anne's story through an unconventional lens. Produced by five-time Tony award nominee Suzi Dietz, Durlacher and de Winter's play has been newly adapted for American audiences by Nick Blaemire from a translation by Susan Massotty and is directed by Eve Brandstein. Previews begin June 5, with opening night set for June 16 at the Peltz Theater in the Center's Museum of Tolerance, where performances will continue through July 22.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017
The Nora Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Alan Brody's The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion from June 1 - July 2, 2017. The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion is directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, June 5 at 7:30PM.
by Elliot Lanes - May 11, 2018
Today's subject Euan Morton has been seen in the DC area in a variety of plays and musicals. You might remember him portrayal of Anatoly in Chess at Signature Theatre or his Helen Hayes Award winning performance as Leo Frank in Parade at Ford's Theatre or Launce in The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Shakespeare Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017
Members of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony will take part in a fully staged production of Brundibar, Jewish Czech composer Hans Krasa's uniquely affecting children's opera, at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai on Saturday, May 13, and at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara on Saturday, May 20.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017
Broadway In Chicago has announced Tony and Olivier Award-nominated Euan Morton will play the role of Hedwig, and Hannah Corneau will play Yitzhak in the National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival. Hedwig and the Angry Inch will play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) March 7-19, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017
Underground Railway Theater will present Tony Kushner's Homebody from April 20 - May 7, 2017. Homebody is directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Saturday, April 22 at 8PM.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 23, 2018
It has been reported that lauded playwright Tony Kushner will appear in conversation with theatre scholar Alisa Solomon at Bard College to chat about the legacy and influence of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018
This spring, UW Drama students will take on Tony Kushner's seminal, era-defining play about AIDS and homosexuality in 1980s America, Angels in America-at least, they'll take on half of it.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Wendy Arons and adapted by Tony Kushner, playing July 3 through July 21, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, July 3. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on the day of the show through TodayTix and the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666.
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017
In a recent interview with Daily Beast, playwright Tony Kushner chats about one of his current projects- WEST SIDE STORY. Kushner is rewriting the book for the classic movie for director Steven Spielberg. Don't expect any changes to the score, however. "I am not touching in any way the greatest score of a musical ever written,' says Kushner. 'I love the [1961] film. Who doesn't? I am not changing the story, the setting, the period. It is still the Upper West Side in the late 1950s, but I'm exploring the story.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017
In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, playwright Tony Kushner opens up about his new play about the Trump presidency. 'The nightmare is in high gear,' says Kushner. 'It certainly feels like folly that I or anyone else has a definitive understanding or comprehensive understanding of what going on. I have my guesses like everyone else has, but it will take some time and a lot will depend on how it is resolved.'
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 16, 2018
On this day, we celebrate the birthday of Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tony Kushner!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017
Tony Award-nominee Euan Morton will join the Broadway cast of HAMILTON as King George III on Friday, July 28, it has been announced by HAMILTON producer Jeffrey Seller.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017
He knows him, that's his dad! Iain Armitage, also known as Iain Loves Theatre, sang a rendition of 'I Know Him' from Hamilton announcing that his dad, Euan Morton will be joining the Broadway cast later this month as the next King George III.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Tony Kushner's Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to announce its second production of its 2018/19 season in its new home at 456 Main Street!  The 2018/19 season will continue with Tony Kushner's The Illusion starring Dave Hayes, Lisa Vitrano, Patrick Cameron, Cassie Cameron, Rolando Gomez, David Marciniak, Sara Kow-Falcone and Ray Boucher. The production team includes Lynne Koscielniak (set design), John Rickus (light design), Jenna Damberger (costume design), Emily Powrie (props), Katie Menke (sound design) and Adam Rath (fight choreography).
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 27, 2017
Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from January 31st-February 5th is the national touring production of Hedwig & the Angry Inch.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017
Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis).
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2017
The Highlighter Reading Series: New Plays / New Media, is raising $11,000 for this exciting new production.  The fundraiser is raising money to film a pilot to pitch, as a series, to various media outlets like PBS, Hulu, Amazon, etc.  Artistic Director Christian Haines (Shotz, Winner at NYC Fringe Fest) has partnered with Producing Artistic Director Mark Vashro (Sundance Grand Jury Prize for “Thunder Road”, Bike Against the Wind) to bring this series to life.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to announce its second production of its 2018/19 season in its new home at 456 Main Street!  The 2018/19 season will continue with Tony Kushner's The Illusion starring Dave Hayes, Lisa Vitrano, Patrick Cameron, Cassie Cameron, Rolando Gomez, David Marciniak, Sara Kow-Falcone and Ray Boucher. The production team includes Lynne Koscielniak (set design), John Rickus (light design), Jenna Damberger (costume design), Emily Powrie (props), Katie Menke (sound design) and Adam Rath (fight choreography).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017
Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017
The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017
Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017
Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017
Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017
Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018
Siblings Grace and Jack Sweeney will be featured cast members for the Axelrod Performing Arts Center's upcoming production of "Ragtime, The Musical," which will run from March 3-25 and will be directed and choreographed by Luis Salgado, who is returning to the theater after last year's successful production of "In the Heights."
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group opens its 20th-Anniversary Season with Tony Kushner's modern classic ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, part one of the two-part play cycle.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017
On his continuing journey through the works of Stephen Sondheim, director Spiro Veloudos brings us Sondheim's latest work,Road Show, the true boom-and-bust story of two of the most colorful and outrageous fortune-seekers in American history. From the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, entrepreneur Addison Mizner and his fast-talking brother Wilson were proof positive that the road to the American Dream is often a seductive, treacherous tightrope walk.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
The Workmen's Circle presented activist and playwright Tony Kushner, best known for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, with its Activism and Jewish Culture Award at the organization's annual Winter Benefit-Setting the Stage for Change-on Monday, December 10, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with Israel Horovitz's latest comedy, Out of the Mouths of Babes from August 11 through September 2 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017
Underground Railway Theater will present Nick Payne's Constellations from September 7 - October 8, 2017. Constellations is directed by Scott Edmiston.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017
Brundibar returns to Monmouth County in Count Basie Theatre's new production led by Eli Villanueva and Jason Tramm August 19 & 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
Performances of the North American premiere of The Rosenbergs (An Opera) begin this week. The special event is produced by Boston University and Brandeis University, and presented by Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018
TDF, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone, which is celebrating 50 years of service to audiences and the performing arts community in 2018, has announced it will be honoring Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright TONY KUSHNER at its 50th Anniversary Gala on Monday, June 18 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC). Mr. Kushner's masterwork, Angels in America, is currently receiving its first Broadway revival with the National Theatre production at the Neil Simon Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Southern California debut of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Ursula Rani Sarma's sweeping and deeply moving theatrical production based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece finally arrives at Berkeley Rep in its entirety - directed by artistic director Tony Taccone in his 20th anniversary season! First staged 26 years ago, and originally commissioned by the Eureka Theatre in San Francisco while Taccone was serving as artistic director, this fierce and astounding two-part drama is at once an epic exploration of American politics, gay identity, and mythology, and a personal story of love and loyalty. In today's sociopolitical climate, Kushner's universal message of compassion and inclusion makes Angels in America as timely as ever.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018
In the video below, Randy Harrison talks about what Tony Kushner's Angels in America has taught him and why he thinks today's young LGBTQ people should see the play.