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Crimes of the Heart - 1981 - Broadway

Meet the Magrath sisters, Mississippi’s most notorious trio – there’s Babe, a senator’s wife accused of shooting her husband; Meg, a nightclub singer just back from the sanatorium; and Lenny, the oldest sister and charter member of the Lonely Hearts Club of the South. Blending jubilation, mystery, and heartache, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a rollicking and touching journey through the heart of the south.


John Golden Theatre

(New York, NY)
252 West 45th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
Beginning this month, Goodspeed Musicals will offer robust performing arts education and training programs for students 7 years of age and older - all from the comfort and safety of home.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will stream a benefit online workshop reading of Pandora, an intriguing new work by acclaimed playwright Laurel Ollstein. TheatreWorks's production of Ollstein's play They Promised Her the Moon, an inventive look at women's early efforts to join the space race that was a hit among audiences and critics, was abruptly closed in March when shelter-in-place orders went into effect.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The New Englanders, the new play by Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God) and directed by Saheem Ali (Sugar in Our Wounds), begins performances tonight at MTC's The Studio at Stage II a?" The Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series (131 West 55th Street). Opening night is set for Wednesday, October 2.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
When the Colonial Theatre of Rhode Island's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream recently won the Westerly Sun Readers Choice Award for Best Live Production of 2019, perhaps no other company member celebrated more fervently than actress Marion Markham.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 16, 2019
Broadway favorite Julia Murney just performed at 54 Below as part of the venue's weekly series Tuesdays at 54...with Robbie Rozelle!, and we have a peek at her number! Check out the video to see the star perform Kander and Ebb's 'But the World Goes Round'!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Lynn University's Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in drama program kicks off its 2019-20 season with Tony Award-winning Thoroughly Modern Millie Oct. 16-18. This is one of three shows this year in addition to Lynn's annual sell-out Celebration of the Arts variety show April 30 and May 1.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
The Windham Theatre Guild proudly presents its next Main Stage production of the seasona??Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan, opening Friday, November 8th at the Burton Leavitt Theatre in Willimantic. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Jobsite Theater is proud to continue their 21st season, “a great reckoning in a little room,” with Sicangu Lakota playwright Larissa FastHorse's hilarious and truth-telling satire, The Thanksgiving Play.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2019 Fall Benefit, featuring performances by Olivier nominee Sierra Boggess, Tony nominee Melissa Errico, Tony nominee Norm Lewis, Tony nominee Patrick Page and Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck, on Monday evening, November 11 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), has announced the winner and three finalists for the annual Zelda Fichandler Award. The award will be presented at an invitation-only event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in New York City. The Fichandler Award recognizes directors and choreographers who have demonstrated great accomplishment to-date with singular creativity and deep investment in a particular community or region, and is named for Zelda Fichandler, the founding artistic director of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. This year's Fichandler Award focused on directors and choreographers from the central region of the United States.
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning actress Holly Hunter will play Acting Attorney General Sally Yates in a new four-hour CBS Studios event miniseries based on former FBI Director James Comey's New York Times #1 bestselling book, A Higher Loyalty. As previously announced, multiple Emmy winner Jeff Daniels stars as Comey, Emmy winner Brendan Gleeson will portray President Donald Trump, Michael Kelly will play Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and multiple Tony winner Jennifer Ehle will play Comey's wife, Patrice.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
This holiday season, The City Theatre serves up hilarity with the Austin premiere comedy 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche. Lot of laughs are the order of the day as this cult favorite of theatre companies nationwide dishes up a fun and farcical celebration of sisterhood and survival.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that Sasha Allen and Ana Villafañe will perform at the Manhattan Theatre Club 2019 Fall Benefit, joining previously announced performers Olivier nominee Sierra Boggess, Tony nominee Melissa Errico, Tony nominee Norm Lewis, Tony nominee Patrick Page and Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The Alley Theatre and Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of the Tony Award®-winning Alley Theatre, announce the cast and creative team of Fully Committed. Under the direction of Alley Associate Producer and Casting Director Brandon Weinbrenner, Resident Acting Company Member Dylan Godwin steps into the role of Sam. Arriving just in time for the holidays at the Alley, Becky Mode's hilarious hit lets the holiday madness run wild. Performances of Fully Committed begin Tuesday, November 26 and run through Sunday, December 29. Tickets are available at the Alley Theatre Box Office at 713.220.5700 and online at
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2019
Fountain Hills Theater has announced that the fabulous one-man tour de force, Fully Committed opening Jan 3 will star Patrick Walsh, Associate Artistic Director of Southwest Shakespeare Company as Sam.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The Alley Theatre and Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre, announce the cast and creative team of Fully Committed. Under the direction of Alley Associate Producer and Casting Director Brandon Weinbrenner, Resident Acting Company Member Dylan Godwin steps into the role of Sam. Arriving just in time for the holidays at the Alley, Becky Mode's hilarious hit lets the holiday madness run wild. Performances of Fully Committed begin Tuesday, November 26 and run through Sunday, December 29. Tickets are available at the Alley Theatre Box Office at 713.220.5700 and online at
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2020 award winners' (originally scheduled for Monday, April 20) for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop has officially won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included: Will Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning and David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's Soft Power.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Company of Fools (COF) will kick off its 24th theatre season with a production of Crimes of the Heart - the 1981 Tony Award nominee for best play and Pulitzer Prize-winner for Drama. Written by celebrated playwright Beth Henley and directed by Scott Palmer, the production will run June 26-July 13 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with Neil Simon's romantic comedy, Barefoot in the Park from June 7 through June 30 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Neil Simon's longest-running hit, and the tenth longest-running non-musical play in Broadway history, Barefoot in the Park opens as newlyweds Corie & Paul move into a sixth floor walk up off Third Avenue in the east 40's of Manhattan and follows the young couple as they quickly discover there's more to marriage than meets the eye.
by Jessica Vanek - May 29, 2019
BWW BLOG: Summer in Wisconsin: St Croix Festival Theatre in St Croix Falls, Wisconsin
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 15, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, May 15 (12pm), as he chats with Julia Murney and Andrew Lippa!
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 5, 2020
In Hazlehurst, Mississippi the Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch. Their grandfather is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West coast; Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after shooting her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick. Also in the mix is the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. The play is about how its young characters escape the past to seize the future. Performances are March ,7,& 13, 2020 at 7:30pm and March 14, 2020 at 2:00pm at Maria's Mexican Restaurant, 129 E. Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130. For more information or how to purchase tickets, visit:
by DC Felton - Mar 28, 2020
With a large amount of postponement and delays, Broadwayworld Des Moines is making a list of each theatre in Des Moines and the surrounding area. We will keep this update with information as it comes in. This article will also be pinned to the top of our Facebook page through the COVID-19 shutdowns until theatres can open again.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Lovers of new theatre will gather this August for an advance look at tomorrow's hits at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2019 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre. This unique festival offers audiences an extraordinary opportunity to experience new plays and musicals in their early stages of development, and hear about the creative process in a "Meet the Artists" panel discussion. With multiple performances of each work, playwrights and composers are able to revise and refine their shows during the festival, allowing audiences to view the exciting evolution of brand new pieces of theatre. The popular festival runs August 9 - 18, 2019 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Festival passes ($65 general$49 season subscribers) and single event tickets ($20) can be purchased online at or by calling (650) 463-1960.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Ross Valley Players Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART written by Beth Henley and directed by Patrick Nims. The play will run from July 12 to August 11 at the Ross Valley Players: Barn Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis and Producing Director Will Rucker, will begin performances of Mrs. Christie, the second World Premiere production of the 42nd Season, on August 1, 2019. The play is written by Heidi Armbruster and has been developed in the Festival's acclaimed Women Artists Writing Group since 2016.
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 16, 2019
Two-time Academy Award nominee Mary McDonnell has been cast in the title role of Gloria Steinem in Emily' Mann's Gloria: A Life, the opening production in McCarter Theatre Center's 2019-2020 Theater Series. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
Dramatists Play service has announced a new play collection created exclusively for streaming platforms, a?oeTechnical Difficulties: Plays for Online Theatrea??, is available for licensing in the United States and Canada and for both professional and amateur theater companies.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Lynn University's College of Arts and Sciences invites guests to laugh, cry and come together as its Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in drama program presents Crimes of the Heart.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Drama Desk Award nominee Erin Davie, currently in rehearsals for the Broadway production of DIANA, is the latest guest star to join FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE, a benefit concert for Australia created by and starring acclaimed performer Erin Leddy (ANYTHING GOES) and award-winning actor Tim Realbuto (who currently stars in the Indie hit YES, based on his stage play).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
A wickedly funny new sequel on the classic Grimms' fairy tale, Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter will make its World Premiere at Village Theatre this spring. The smart and riotous new musical features a book by Hannah Kohl, lyrics by Daniel Maté, and music by Will Aronson, and will be directed by Village Theatre's Artistic Director, Jerry Dixon (If/Then). Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter will run at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah March 12 a?" April 19, 2020 before moving to the Everett Performing Arts Center April 24 a?" May 17, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Acclaimed singer and actress Erin Leddy (Ghostlight the musical; Anything Goes; The Great Gatsby) and multiple award-winning performer of stage and screen Tim Realbuto (who recently won The Hollywood Moving Image Award for Best Leading Actor for the motion picture YES) will bring their new concert From Broadway With Love to The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe on West 42d Street, right in the heart of midtown. The concert will take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 13th, just in time for Valentine's Day. The two best friends are teaming up again after a very successful concert called Crossroads that they performed in 2018 at The Green Room 42.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2020
Today's top stories: Cameron Dallas joins Mean Girls tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Last night, supporters of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley gathered to hear the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award-winning company and its Board of Trustees announce the launch of its 50th Anniversary Campaign, a $5 million fundraising campaign to ensure the future success of the nationally-acclaimed theatre, including commissions for new plays and musicals. 
by Cindy Sibilsky - Feb 19, 2020
The astounding, unnerving and transfixing new production of Medea, set in present times and starring the real-life couple with a pair of boys of their own -- Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne -- written and directed by Simon Stone, now playing at Harvey Theater at BAM Strong on an extended run through March 8th, leaves the audience pondering and works backward to attempt to shed light on the process that could lead to such inconceivable atrocities.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Seduction. Betrayal. Revenge. Murderinos of Broadway is BACK with a special show for Valentine's Day Weekend: Crimes of the Heart! Created by Christopher & Kevin Metzger-Timson, Murderinos of Broadway: A a?oeMy Favorite Murdera?? Tribute brings the hit true crime podcast to life with a laugh and a song. Featuring a slew of MFM fans from the Broadway community, Murderinos of Broadway will feature performers giving you their best Karen or Georgia by telling you their favorite hometown murders AND serenading you with a song on the side. So come celebrate Valentine's Day Weekend with your fellow Murderinos! And remember: Stay out of the forest (even if you need to go a?oeInto the Woodsa??). SSDGM!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
 Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the first production of 2020 at the Hanover Tavern: The 39 Steps, opening Friday, February 14. The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning play mixes a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, and adds a dash of Monty Python, to create a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This play is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, and even some good old-fashioned romance!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, have announced the creative team and cast of Gloria: A Life, presented in association with the McCarter Theatre Center and by special arrangement with Daryl Roth.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
The Alley Theatre's Alley All New Festival, January 16 a?" 26, 2020, features new plays from some of the most exciting voices in contemporary theatre. The Festival programming includes workshop performances, readings, and an Early Draft Preview.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
The Alley Theatre's Alley All New Festival, January 16 - 26, 2020, features new plays from some of the most exciting voices in contemporary theatre. The Festival programming includes workshop performances, readings, and an Early Draft Preview.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
A fabulous one-man tour de force, Fully Committed opens at Fountain Hills Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club's Stargate Theatre 2019 Sharon Sullivan Company will perform an original work, Sweet Water, next Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00PM, Thursday, August 15 at 7:00PM, and Friday, August 16 at 7:00PM at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). Each performance will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes including a talkback onstage with the artists. Seating is limited.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Acclaimed singer and actress Marion Markham will mark her return to the cabaret stage when she and her band perform Songs For Social Harmony at the Ocean House Hotel in Watch Hill, Rhode Island on Friday August 7 beginning at 8:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
It was a banner year for the cutting-edge ensemble of artists led by Founding Artistic Director, Jonathan Judge-Russo. Animus Theatre Company is gearing for an equally exciting Fall 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
In celebration of Women's Equality Day and the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and The Woman's Club of Palo Alto present a virtual performance of excerpts and songs from Perfect 36, with lyrics and book by Laura Harrington, music by Mel Marvin, and direction by Mac Pirkle.
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!