Caligula

Based on the works of Suetonius

The story of Caligula begins in a Rome plagued by the paranoia of its current ruler, Tiberius. Innocent citizens are routinely put to death for even the slightest suspicion of treason, and this fate eventually befalls Tiberius' own nephew, Germanicus (Sebastian Arcelus) and his wife (the excellent Shorey Walker). Their son, Caligula, and their daughter, Drusilla, are taken in by Tiberius and raised as his own children, largely because Caligula is considered a threat to the empire. As adults (Euan Morton and Brooke Sunny Moriber), Caligula and Drusilla engage in an incestuous relationship, which further blossoms after Tiberius dies and Caligula ascends to the role of emperor. Forced to take a bride (public opinion scorns the siblings' relationship), Caligula becomes despondent about his title, and after Drusilla's death, he descends into madness, violence and debauchery. He tries to make his horse a senator. He even turns the imperial palace into a whorehouse.

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Zipper Factory Theatre

(New York, NY)
336 W. 37th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018
Medicine Show Theatre presents Caligula, Albert Camus's stunning, provocative play about an insane, narcissistic dictator wreaking havoc on his embattled nation.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018
Medicine Show Theatre Presents CALIGULA, Albert Camus's gorgeous, provocative classic in the first production in New York City in a decade. It is a tour de force of perverse humor with splashes of vulgarity, vaudevillian tendencies and, the central figure himself: Caligula; a wild, unfettered leader of Shakespearean dimension. Sound like someone we know? Mark J. Dempsey, directs.
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2018
Comedy Central today announced a multiplatform development deal with Anthony Jeselnik, the irreverent, iconoclastic comedian with whom the #1 brand in comedy previously collaborated for two seasons of The Jeselnik Offensive and his 2013 stand-up special, Caligula.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018
Medicine Show Theatre Presents CALIGULA, Albert Camus's gorgeous, provocative classic in the first production in New York City in a decade. It is a tour de force of perverse humor with splashes of vulgarity, vaudevillian tendencies and, the central figure himself: Caligula; a wild, unfettered leader of Shakespearean dimension. Sound like someone we know? Mark J. Dempsey, directs.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018
Casting is now complete on THE F#@%ING WRIGHT BROTHERS, part of the New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC 2018. This production is the New York Premiere of this comedy by David Zellnik (Yank!) with songs by David Zellnik and Eric Svejcar (Caligula), directed by Abigail Zealey Bess (The Radicalization of Rolfe).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018
Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games comes to the Brown Theatre Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $38. Kentucky Center members can call the member hotline at (502) 566-5144. Standard tickets are available at www.kentuckycenter.org/presents, by phone (502) 584-7777, (800) 775-7777, and in-person at The Kentucky Center box office and drive-thru. Please call (502) 566-5111 for information about the range of accessibility options we offer to enhance your performance experience.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018
Medicine Show Theatre has opened Caligula, Albert Camus's gorgeous, provocative classic in the first production in New York City in more than a decade
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
Medicine Show Theatre presents Caligula, Albert Camus's stunning, provocative play about an insane, narcissistic dictator wreaking havoc on his embattled nation.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
Medicine Show Theatre Presents CALIGULA, Albert Camus's gorgeous, provocative classic in the first production in New York City in a decade. It is a tour de force of perverse humor with splashes of vulgarity, vaudevillian tendencies and, the central figure himself: Caligula; a wild, unfettered leader of Shakespearean dimension. Sound like someone we know? Mark J. Dempsey, directs.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018
This November at Teatro alla Scala, conductor Markus Stenz leads the world premiere of the highly-anticipated world premiere performance of Fin de Partie, the first and only opera by the beloved, visionary composer Gyorgy Kurtag, composed at the age of 91.  Based on the famous Samuel Beckett play, commonly performed in English as Endgame, the operatic version, to be sung in French, has been more than seven years in the making. At 450 pages, Fin de Partie is by far the largest score ever composed by the reputed "master of the miniature," who has for several decades maintained the desire of writing a musical treatment for the sparse, sardonically existential work. This production is staged by internationally-acclaimed artistic and theater director, Pierre Audi.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
Two men--a convict and an executioner--find themselves in a catastrophic situation. They don't know what is beyond the walls of the execution chamber. Is anyone still watching? Does the world still exist?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018
Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games comes to the Brown Theatre Today, October 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $38. Kentucky Center members can call the member hotline at (502) 566-5144. Standard tickets are available at www.kentuckycenter.org/presents, by phone (502) 584-7777, (800) 775-7777, and in-person at The Kentucky Center box office and drive-thru. Please call (502) 566-5111 for information about the range of accessibility options we offer to enhance your performance experience.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018
To Seek a Newer World Productions and Lisa Dozier King in association with New Circle Theatre Company to present the World Premiere of Kennedy: Bobby's Last Crusade written by and starring David Arrow and directed by Eric Nightengale. It will begin performances on November 1; opening Thursday, November 8 and running through December 9, 2018, at the Theatre at the St. Clement's (423 West 46th St). Tickets are $65-$85 ($55 previews) and can be purchased by visiting KennedyBobbysLastCrusade.com or by calling(866) 811-4111.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018
Apollinaire Theatre Company is thrilled to announce our 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018
The Bulgarian National Theatre presents CALIGULA, running from Nov. 29 to Jan. 26. 
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, a professional theatre company located in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, turns ten years old during the 2019-20 season. The company is celebrating with a series of programming that highlights the magic and dreams of the theatre with a season that features a span of work unlike anything that Quintessence has produced before. Subscriptions are currently available.
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2019
Lingua Ignota (aka Kristin Hayter) has become one of alternative music's heaviest hitters with her fearless fusion of classical vocal stylings, doom-inspired instrumentation and emotional purging. Following up the ravenous praise of her 2017 debut album, All Bitches Die, Lingua Ignota has announced her sophomore outing CALIGULA. 
by Peter Nason - May 12, 2019
It showcases the strength of silence and slowness with an ending that won't be forgotten.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
After announcing her hotly anticipated sophomore album, Lingua Ignota (aka Kristin Hayter) is poising herself for a North American tour behind CALIGULA. Fusing classical vocal stylings and industrialized soundscapes, Lingua Ignota has become a one-woman tour de force and one of heavy music's top titans. Profound Lore will be releasing CALIGULA on July 19th, andLingua Ignota will be on tour this September in support of it with more dates to be announced for later in the year as well as a headline European tour.
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 30, 2019
Today's subject Alexander Strain is living testament to the old adage that you can come home again. You probably remember Alexander from his many wonderful performances all over town at places like Theater J and Round House Theatre. Recently he took a break from acting to get his Masters in Psychology and many of his fans myself included were wondering if he would ever return to the stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
On her new album CALIGULA, Lingua Ignota takes Kristin Hayter's vision to a new level of grandeur, purging her and vengeful audial vision going beyond anything preceding it and reaching a new unparalleled sonic plane. Eschewing and disavowing genre altogether, Hayter builds her own world. She fully embodies the moniker Lingua Ignota, from the German mystic Hildegard of Bingen, meaning “unknown language” — this music has no home, any precedent or comparison could only be uneasily given, and there is nothing else like it in our contemporary realm.
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, today announced the greenlight of Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik, a comedic interview series that will premiere on September 6 at 11 p.m. ETPT. Each episode will feature an interview with one of Anthony's friends – who happen to be some of the best comedians in the business – as they discuss all things comedy. Over the course of six episodes, Jeselnik will sit down with David Spade, Kristen Schaal, Kumail Nanjiani, Natasha Leggero, Nick Kroll, and Tig Notaro.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents a unique discussion celebrating the historic and contemporary importance of True West to Steppenwolf.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Sex! Drugs! Children's theatre! The F--ing Wright Brothers is a heartfelt comedy with music about young ambitious actors on a 58-city children's theatre tour of America. In a van. They sing about the Wright Brothers for two hours a day and spend the rest of their time on hook-ups, meltdowns, petty crime, seedy hotels, and Broadway dreams.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2018
114 years ago the mad, megalomaniac genius Salvador Dali burst forth from his mother's viscera to become the one and only True Surrealist to ever live and the Saviour of painting. Clara Coquette and Gemini Blitz present Dali's visceral dream images on a gleaming, argent platter for you to devour. Join us on a succulent, scintillating journey where we invert the trauma of birth and open the secret drawers of the body.
by Richard Allen - Jul 6, 2018
West Virginia based playwright Lawrence Burgess is back with his new stage play Signing Off, a riveting look at a dystopian West Virginia in 2020, where civil discourse and unemployment are at an all-time high, seen through the eyes of a late-night shock jock/talk show host, a doctor promoting her new book, and a caller determined to commit suicide on air.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018
It was announced today that the critically acclaimed production of John Logan's Red with Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch in selected cinemas across the UK and North America on November 7 2018. Tickets will go on sale from August 15.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Avrenim Creatives brings to the New York theater the English translation world premiere of Sophie Scholl - The Final Days, written by Betty Hensel and Fred Breinersdorfer.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
If there's anything the past few years have taught us, it's that Francisco Allendes brings the Tech House fire wherever he goes. After setting the groove last year with Armada Subjekt releases such as label debut 'Montana' and 'Superwings', the ANTS resident turns to Kevin Saunderson's legendary KMS label with a new single that's bound to work wonders in tandem with the additional Kevin Saunderson remix: 'Back And Forth'.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre today announced that Michael Unger will become the company's new artistic director. Unger, a theatre and opera director based in New York City, has worked in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Yekaterinburg, Russia - and many places in between. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018
NewArts presents Newsies, the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, August 3 -12 at Masuk High School in Monroe, CT. The musical is based on the historical newsboy strike of 1899 that shook the ivory towers of William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. The history lesson leaps onto the stage with soul-stirring music, amazing heart, and stunning choreography and stars over 120 area youth onstage, backstage and in the orchestra.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018
One of the most captivating musicals ever to be adapted for the stage, An American in Paris, makes its regional premiere at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 11 through August 4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
This summer, take a break from the hustle and bustle and journey to the lakes region of Central Maine to celebrate Theater at Monmouth's 50 years of producing classic theatre in Maine. TAM's What Dreams May Come Season is bursting with plays to make audiences laugh, cry, gasp, and experience a sense of wonder. Through Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and classic comedies, TAM's Golden Anniversary with sparkle and shimmer all season long.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
THREE TALL WOMEN is coming to National Theatre in Bulgaria on January 30th, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Aurora Theatre Company continues its dynamic 27th season with August Strindberg's CREDITORS, a new version by David Greig, directed by Barbara Damashek (A Number, Splendour). The cast features Rebecca Dines (Mud Blue Sky, The Homecoming, Widower's Houses), Joseph Patrick O'Malley (A Number), Jonathan Rhys Williams (Therese Raquin, The Homecoming).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
THREE TALL WOMEN is coming to National Theatre in Bulgaria on January 30th, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
Carole Shorenstein Hays and Sonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy announced today the casting for the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson at San Francisco's Curran.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019
"At the hottest La Cage aux Folles Club, spectacular star Zaza and the Cagelles offer you the most enthralling and titillating song and dance ever!" The six-time Tony-winning Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles has graced countless stages around the world with its film adaptation garnering three Oscar nominations. The Hong Kong premiere of La Cage features a live music and enthralling music and dance, invoking the beguiling beauty of drag queens. La Cage aux Folles is adapted by Harvey Fierstein with music and original lyrics by Jerry Herman, translated and directed by Artistic Director Anthony Chan, with Cantonese lyrics translated by Chris Shum. The production is choreographed by Mohamed Drissi with music director Edgar Hung and singing supervisor Beilosi Fung. A 23-strong cast is led by guest artist Pichead Amornsomboon and Ko Hon Man, Jordan Cheung, Lau Shau Ching and Mercy Wong. The production runs from January 19th to 27th at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre. Tickets are available now from URBTIX outlets.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
Horizon Theatre Rep (Rafael De Mussa, Artistic Director) Announces its Winter/Spring Season. The season is led by Seven Jewish Children by Caryl Churchill . Dates & Cast to be announced soon.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
Today, Carole Shorenstein Hays and Sonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy announced the additional casting for the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson at San Francisco's Curran. Set in Europe's largest unofficial refugee camp in Calais, France, the Jungle became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people in 2015. Under the direction of Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, the limited engagement begins Tuesday March 26, 2019 and will run through Sunday, May 19, 2019. Opening night is Thursday, April 4, 2019. Tickets for THE JUNGLE are $25-$165 and are available now at SFCURRAN.com/jungle. $25 day-of rush tickets to THE JUNGLE will be made available through a partnership with TODAY TIX.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018
"At the hottest La Cage aux Folles Club, spectacular star Zaza and the Cagelles offer you the most enthralling and titillating song and dance ever!" The six-time Tony-winning Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles has graced countless stages around the world with its film adaptation garnering three Oscar nominations. The Hong Kong premiere of La Cage features a live music and enthralling music and dance, invoking the beguiling beauty of drag queens. La Cage aux Folles is adapted by Harvey Fierstein with music and original lyrics by Jerry Herman, translated and directed by Artistic Director Anthony Chan, with Cantonese lyrics translated by Chris Shum. The production is choreographed by Mohamed Drissi with music director Edgar Hung and singing supervisor Beilosi Fung. A 23-strong cast is led by guest artist Pichead Amornsomboon and Ko Hon Man, Jordan Cheung, Lau Shau Ching and Mercy Wong. The production runs from January 19th to 27th at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre. Tickets are available now from URBTIX outlets.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
Aurora Theatre Company continues its dynamic 27th season with August Strindberg's CREDITORS, a new version by David Greig, directed by Barbara Damashek (A Number, Splendour). The cast features Rebecca Dines (Mud Blue Sky, The Homecoming, Widower's Houses), Joseph Patrick O'Malley (A Number), Jonathan Rhys Williams (Therese Raquin, The Homecoming).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Janice Bogen, Interim Chair of the Board of Directors of Quintessence Theatre Group (QTG) announced today that the company has hired David Lloyd Olson to be its new Managing Director.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018
The Kentucky Center is offering a wide variety of entertainment as it opens its 35th anniversary arts season. Fall performances will feature Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, rock band The Revivalists, late-night talk show host Craig Ferguson and many others. View the current season lineup at www.kentuckycenter.org/kcpresents.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
Medicine Show Theatre presents Caligula, Albert Camus's stunning, provocative play about an insane, narcissistic dictator wreaking havoc on his embattled nation.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Theatr Clwyd today announce the full company for the world première of Emily White's debut play Pavilion. Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Ifan Huw Dafydd (Dewi), Carly-Sophia Davies (Jess), Caitlin Drake (Myfanwy), Ellis Duffy (Gary), Michael Geary (Evan), Lowri Hamer (Bethan), Victoria John (Big Nell), Kristian Phillips (Lloyd), Adam Redmore (Mark/Will), Rebecca Smith-Williams (Mary) and Tim Treloar (Dylan). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 2 October, with previews from 26 September, until 12 October.
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Comedy Central announced today that The Jeselnik and Rosenthal Vanity Project podcast is coming back for a second season as part of its Global Podcast Network. JVRP returns on September 4 and is part of Comedy Central's multiplatform development deal with the irreverent, iconoclastic comedian, which includes the upcoming comedic interview series, Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik, premiering on September 6. The #1 brand in comedy has also previously collaborated with the comedian for two seasons of The Jeselnik Offensive and his 2013 stand-up special, Caligula.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 20, 2019
It's time to head to Camp Halfblood! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Percy, Annabeth, and all the demigods of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical are heading to Broadway this fall! To prepare you to bring on the monsters, we're getting to know the show's cast members. Get a peek at Chris McCarrell, Jorrel Javier, Kristin Stokes, and more with these videos!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018
Tickets are now on sale for Michael Grandage Company's critically acclaimed production of John Logan's Red, starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch. The show will be presented by Trafalgar Releasing in selected cinemas across North America and the UK on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Horizon Theatre Rep (Rafael De Mussa, Artistic Director) Announces previews for Seven Jewish Children by Caryl Churchill April 24th at 7 PM at Metro Baptist Church 410 West 40th St. The play will be directed by Rafael De Mussa and will star Maria Wolf*. More performances to be announced at a later date.