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Compulsion - 1957 - Broadway


Ambassador Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 8, 2020
Mandy Patinkin and his wife Kathryn Grody take a series of pop culture quizzes. Can they tell the difference between the Friends and Seinfeld theme songs? Can they keep up with the lingo of today's youth? Watch below to find out!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021
Actor Mandy Patinkin has shared a video of himself soothing the separation anxiety of his beloved dog, Becky. In the video, posted to the actor's Twitter, Patinkin shared that he wants to record himself singing three Hebrew blessings to be played before Becky's meals, when he leaves and has to be away from her.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2020
On Friday, October 30, 2020, Sound American releases Something to Hunt, the first ever portrait album of the music of Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer Ash Fure.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021
CRUSH, a VR puppet play by Krista Knight, is one of the winners of the inaugural Broadway on Demand Film Festival, a short film festival created to honor the groundbreaking ways creators approach theatre in a digital age and socially-distant world. The award-winning short film will be streamed on the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Emmy OTT platform this fall. 
by Michael Major - Sep 16, 2021
The pilot is penned by Stumptown's Mike Weiss and Heidi Cole McAdams and will be directed by Marc Webb. Also joining the cast are Violett Beane, Hugo Diego Garcia, Angela Zhou, and Rahul Kohli. 
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2020
Boston Playwrights' Theatre today announces a series of conversations about new plays, BPT Talks, to be held this fall via the videoconferencing tool Zoom.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2021
Brandeis University sociology professor Morris S. Schwartz inspired millions with his lessons on life and loving in Mitch Albom's breakout memoir, Tuesdays with Morrie, which has been adapted for the stage by Albom and playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher (Stage Beauty and Columbo) and will appear as the second play in Theater J's 2021-2022 season.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 18, 2021
Author of one-man shows, Tom Frueh, returns to Midtown Manhattan club with a new musical.
by Morgan Musselman - Oct 18, 2021
Returning to Spooky Action Theater to kick off their 2021 Reopening Season after its original run was cut short in March 2020, The Realistic Joneses is a touching and humorous examination of human mortality and the curious ways we can find hope--or, at the very least, a little bit of comfort--in one another.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 16, 2020
Mandy Patinkin and his wife Kathryn Grody want YOU to vote this November and they've come together again through the magic of Twitter to tell you why. 'Don’t believe the polls. Trump has inverted reality,' writes Patinkin. 'Help get out the vote in swing states from wherever you are.'
by Neil Shurley - Oct 11, 2021
HADESTOWN is a triumph. Broadway is back. Long live the power of musical theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2020
The Public Theater of San Antonio Presents SQUEAMISH by Aaron Mark. The show runs November 5th - 15th, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2021
James Cohan will present Un/Common Proximity, a group exhibition featuring the works of the 2020-2021 NXTHVN Studio Fellowship artists: Allana Clarke, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Esteban Ramón Pérez, Jeffrey Meris, Ilana Savdie, and Vincent Valdez.
by Nicole Rosky - May 20, 2020
Today (May 20) in live streaming: Bombshell is back, Urie, Delany and Donovan visit Backstage LIVE, and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - May 19, 2020
Today (May 19) in live streaming: Jagged cast performs live, Sierra Boggess takes over at Stars in the House, and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - May 18, 2020
Today (May 18) in live streaming: Laura Benanti hosts Stars in the House, Broadway comes together for Covenant House, and so much more!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 13, 2021
An inversion of numbers, alignment of celestial bodies, or maybe just the right amount of compulsion and sunstroke, bring us back to where it all began.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2021
Eryc Taylor Dance presents a new film, Uncharted Territory: Dancers in Isolation, premiering virtually on YouTube Live on March 21, 2021, at 6 pm EST, introduced by Robbie Fairchild. The event will feature guest artist introductions, a word from the Artistic Director, and more.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 5, 2021
Patinkin will play Hal Wackner, a layman with no legal training who spontaneously decides to open a court in the back of a copy shop.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021
Eryc Taylor Dance has extended virtual screenings of the new film, Uncharted Territory: Dancers in Isolation. Following the film's virtual premiere on March 21, 2021, the film is now available for public viewing through April 5, 2021, for free, with donations encouraged.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 26, 2021
This April, Ensemble Theatre Company will present five live-streamed performances of the critically acclaimed 90-minute one-act play An Iliad. Each live performance will be aired and may be watched on computers, smart TVs, iPads, and iPhones.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021
Eryc Taylor Dance presented a new film, Uncharted Territory: Dancers in Isolation, which premiered virtually on YouTube Live on March 21, 2021, at 6 pm EST, introduced by Robbie Fairchild. The event featured guest artist introductions, a word from the Artistic Director, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021
SYSTEM_ERROR by Chamber Made is a new hybrid work where technology and the human body collide to create a rich aural-visual experience through an amazing bespoke instrument made from a matrix of electrically conductive tape.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2021
Theater J has announced Theater J’s 31st season, which includes five plays and a bonus holiday musical engagement. The nation’s largest and most prominent Jewish theater company, Theater J eagerly anticipates once again gathering audiences for a season that promises to be life-affirming, celebratory, and unforgettable.
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Jul 4, 2021
Jason Robert Brown’s award-winning musical tragedy THE LAST FIVE YEARS got a new interpretation for the quarantine era by JPAC and SHOEMAKER STUDIO. With picture-perfect performances and a directorial approach that preserves and elevates the soul of theater through a filming lens, the production is one not to miss.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 31, 2020
Mandy Patinkin and his wife Kathryn Grody are at it again! This time the stage and screen star is taking a deep dive into Kathryn's 38,000 unread emails. a?oeNothing gets me more excited than hitting one and ita??s like one thousand three hundred,a?? he says.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2020
The Public Theater of San Antonio has announced the shows that they will be producing in their upcoming 2020-202ONE Season!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2021
After studying the Hollywood Fringe Festival for three years, and wanting to create an empowering theatrical event in the vein of “Rent” and “Jesus Christ Superstar,” he then recruited an award-winning creative team of Fringe veterans, including Director Steven Vlasak, Choreographer Soda Persi, Musical Director Robert Hall, and Costumer Christine Vlasak.
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2020
Mandy Patinkin recently joined Alex Ganza and Claire Danes to take part a Zoom conversation hosted by 92Y, discussing Homeland and so much more! 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 30, 2021
Mandy Patinkin and Lena Dunham have join the cast of the upcoming film Iron Box from filmmaker Julia von Heinz.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2020
Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company presents the area premiere of Significant Other by Joshua Harmon February 15-March 8, 2020. This contemporary comedy tells the story of Jordan, a young Jewish gay man. Life is a whirlwind of fun with his cohort of best girl friends at his side, but as singles nights slowly turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan finds himself yearning for his own significant other. Jordan's grandmother, Helene, is also at a personal crossroads, navigating her life journey now nearing closure. Their tender relationship provides each with solace and support, but it's Jordan who must figure out his next steps. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2021
Mandy Patinkin made an appearance on the NPR podcast 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!' where he talked about his career, his newly found success on TikTok, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2020
When award-winning comedian Richard Gadd offers a stranger a free cup of tea, he has no sense of the nightmare to come. One act of kindness. Six years of torment.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2020
Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theatre concert Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for one performance only on Sunday, February 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2020
The Wanderers by Anna Ziegler begins performances in the renovated Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater at the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center on February 19, 2020 and continues through March 15, 2020. Theater J's DC premiere will be directed by Amber McGinnis. The press is invited to Opening Night on Monday, February 24 at 7:30 PM.
by Marianka Swain - Feb 3, 2020
The Bee in Me flies through a day in the life of an eight-year-old boy. His home life is difficult, and to escape the harsh reality, he creates an imaginary video game.
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2020
On CBS Sunday Morning, correspondent Holly Williams sat down with Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy Award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin. Known for his intensity, Patinkin admits he has earned a reputation as being 'hard to handle' for walking out of shows. But in 'Homeland,' Mandy Patinkin is in his element as CIA Agent Saul Berenson, the calm in the eye of the storm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2020
Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr and Managing Director Jojo Ruf have announced Theater J's 30th anniversary season of five plays and two musicals. The nation's largest and most prominent Jewish theater company, Theater J celebrates its anniversary with a season that features all the elements that have become signature to its work: stories that illuminate the Jewish condition, joyfully celebrate humanity, and challenge us to empathize and think more deeply about the world.
by Brady Schwind - Feb 1, 2021
by Stephi Wild - Dec 18, 2019
Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theatre concert Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, to Detroit's Fisher Theatre for one performance only on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 18, 2019
Target Margin Theater (Founding Artistic Director David Herskovits, Associate Artistic Director Moe Yousuf) presents the world premiere of Fear in the Western World, a digital puppetry performance that examines gun control and fear in contemporary America. Created by David Commander (Steve Of Tomorrow, Big Art Group) and Rob Ramirez (Cycling '74), Fear in the Western World looks at the apparatus of fear and how both the repulsion and compulsion towards guns play into their power to oppress. Written and directed by Commander, Fear in the Western World runs January 2-19 at Target Margin Theater's THE DOXSEE as part of TMT Presents and The Exponential Festival. It opens on January 5.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2019
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, presents the world premiere of The Tasters by Meghan Brown, directed by RTE member Devon de Mayo. The Tasters runs January 10 a?" February 16, 2020 at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, January 20 at 7:00pm
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 17, 2019
Eisemann Center Presents Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theatre concert Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, to the Eisemann Center 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, Texas for one performance only on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Hill Performance Hall.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 3, 2020
Mandy Patinkin and his wife Kathryn Grody have stayed busy during the pandemic,  with regular updates from their son, Gideon Grody-Patinkin, as proof. Watch as the adorable couple shares moments from their life in quarantine, from the mundane task of deleting emails, to discussion on the complexities of their 40-year marriage. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021
The fan, who goes by @alaska_webb on TikTok, but her real name is Amanda, shared that her father who passed away earlier this year, loved the film. She said she was struck by the scene in which Montoya kills the Count and says he wants his father back, but was even more moved when she heard that Patinkin's own father's passing served as inspiration for the emotional moment.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2020
No Puppet Co. will present the World Premiere of CRUSH, a video puppet play written by Krista Knight, presented in six parts and released in separate installments on YouTube, August 4-20.
by Jim Munson - Apr 27, 2021
Actor-writer-lawyer Mark McGoldrick is someone with an unusually compelling life story. A self-described former “fuckup” whose youth was largely spent in a haze of drug use and delinquency, McGoldrick was involved in a horrifying accident that could have cost him his life and did leave him paralyzed. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, McGoldrick used this tragedy as an opportunity to reset his life. He went to Harvard Law School and became a public defender for Alameda County, representing people, mostly of color, charged with the same offenses of his earlier days. A number of years ago, he felt the compulsion to start putting his riveting stories onstage by writing and performing solo shows. McGoldrick is now chronicling his story over four monthly episodes in Countercoup, The Marsh’s first broadcast series. Countercoup will be presented the first weekend of each month, May 1 – August 8, 2021 with a new installment performed each weekend at 7:30pm (PDT), Saturdays and 5:00pm (PDT), Sundays. BroadwayWorld recently spoke with McGoldrick while he was on a break from his day job as a public defender in downtown Oakland. We discussed how he was able to recover from personal tragedy and to harness his innate mouthiness to use it for the greater good, how his stage work can affect his loved ones, ongoing issues with our justice system, and some unanticipated benefits from the Covid pandemic for folks with disabilities. As expected, he was fascinating to talk to – keenly intelligent and brutally honest with a sly sense of humor, but also deeply thoughtful, considerate and ultimately quite hopeful. He has a propensity to speak in long, complex sentences that manifest his experience as a public defender.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2020
Mandy Patinkin and his wife Kathryn Grody were tested by their son on slang acronyms.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 16, 2020
Tony Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Denis O'Hare stars in Eric Rosen's film NETUSER, about Peter Sardovski, an activist whose life unravels when a nightmare about political violence turns true.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 15, 2020
After a hugely successful debut in 2018 at London's Old Vic Theatre and a subsequent UK tour, Emma Rice's highly theatrical adaptation of Angela Carter's Wise Children is a welcome and absurdist addition to the BBC's Culture in Quarantine series, filmed at York Theatre Royal in 2019.