Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Redheads unite! At a clandestine meeting of auburn-haired rebels, a secret organization is taking matters into their own hands, fighting back against their imminent extinction and standing up for the rights of redheads everywhere. The members of the Real Redheaded Revolutionary Evolutionary Defiance (The R.R.R.E.D.) aim to empower and educate their fellow redheads to wake up and mobilize through fundraising, raw emotion, procreation, and song. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2019
The Soaking Wet Series concludes with October 3-5 performances.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
A bold new drama about pioneering 20th-century artist and illustrator J.C. Leyendecker and his lover-muse, America's first male sex symbol, will have its Southern premiere at the famed Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem.
by Brady Schwind - Sep 24, 2019
For thirteen years running, a phone call that starts with that simple query has pulled Kyle Dean Massey out of airport gangways, from family reunions and vacation hot tubs, and unexpectedly back into an actor's best (and perhaps sometimes worst) friend: the long running musical.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
NY Summerfest presents Daughter of Society, a new musical, September 24, 25, 28 at the Hudson Guild Theater located at 441 West 26th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Laguna Playhouse a?oeTheatre For A New Generationa?? brings back I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY by Celeste Raspanti and directed by Donna Inglima. This powerful and important play returns to the Playhouse as the country, (and Orange County), sees a dramatic rise in the number of Anti-Semitic acts of hatred.  I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY will perform beginning Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, October 27 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach.
by Steve Murray - Oct 6, 2019
BWW Review: PUPPETS AND POE: DEVISED DEFIANCE at Theatre Of Yugen is a Halloween ode to Edgar Allan Poe's macabre themes.
by Victoria Beal - Oct 4, 2019
20 years after a?oeWho's Afraid of the Working Class?a?? premiered at the Melbourne Workers Theatre, the same group of exceptional writers have come back together to hold the mirror back up to our country with Anthem. Shining the light once again on every day acts of defiance and resilience, their new work gives deserved spotlight to real stories of identity and ownership in a time when the nation refuses to recognise either.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Under the artistic direction of Dorothy O'Shea Overbey and Gesel Mason, Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage in Fall For Dance, presenting new work of striking choreography from professional and student choreographers.
by Juliana Asbill - Oct 28, 2019
If there is one thing that the village of Anatevka has enough of, it is the love of their traditions.  The national tour of Fiddler on the Roof brought some of that tradition to Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi on October 22nd. The tour's stop in Jackson opened Thalia Mara's Broadway in Jackson series season presented by Trustmark.  The tour itself is presented by NETworks Presentations.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
The Jewish Museum will present Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone, the first survey of the New York-based artist in the United States, from November 1, 2019 through March 22, 2020. The exhibition includes three decades of Feinstein's work in sculpture, painting, and video, as well as a panoramic wallpaper, a major new commission, and the artist's maquettes for sculpture. Taken together, the works emphasize the artist's fascination with dualities: her investigations of masculinity and femininity or good and evil echo her formal explorations of balance and precariousness or positive and negative space. Feinstein's art follows myriad lines of inquiry, but the idea of the feminine is central. She has made a sustained examination of the many ways this concept is manifested culturally. Female protagonists and figures proliferate in her work and bind it together across diverse media.
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Harry Styles took to Instagram to announce that he will be the host and his own musical guest on the November 16th episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live.
by Steve Callahan - Oct 2, 2019
For going on fifteen years now Philip Boehm's Upstream Theater has been giving us some of the finest, most thought-provoking theater in town. Now they have opened a play about two iconic American agitators in the struggle for equal rights: Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. It's by playwright Mat Smart, and it's called simply a?oeThe Agitatorsa??.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
New music director, Juan Felipe Molano will conduct the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) on November 17, 2019 at 3pm in Benaroya Hall's large Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Molano chose pieces by the Russian masters for his inaugural concert and reports that, a?oerehearsals have gone extraordinarily well. These young musicians have a mastery and commitment that exceeds my expectations. They have risen to every challenge I toss their way and I cannot wait to share the experience with you.a??
by Madelyn Geyer - Oct 16, 2019
The Butterfly Bar at The Vortex theatre buzzes with anticipation. A TSA agent quietly moves through the space. Suddenly women in white gowns appear, focusing their attention on a figure now standing on the bar. This figure is Dionysus. He regales the crowd with the circumstances of his birth, unrecognized divinity, liberation, and his mother's deportation. The bartender serves patrons as if Dionysus's verbose diatribe is nothing but a hushed conversation.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Tony Award-winning La MaMa presents the all-women clown troupe Clowns Ex Machina in the world premiere of THE BAD'UNS: CLOWN ACTS OF CONTAGION, created and directed by Kendall Cornell in collaboration with the ensemble, running November 7 - 17, 2019 at La MaMa's Downstairs Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery in New York City. Previews begin November 7 for a November 9 opening.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Check out photos for the all-women clown troupe Clowns Ex Machina in the world premiere of THE BAD'UNS: CLOWN ACTS OF CONTAGION, created and directed by Kendall Cornell in collaboration with the ensemble, running November 7 - 17, 2019 at La MaMa's Downstairs Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street in New York City.
by Vicki Trask - Nov 5, 2019
'Cultural Rocketfuel' Vivek Shraya (Vanity Fair), legendary Canadian theatre artist Daniel MacIvor, and the rare return of a One Yellow Rabbit hit to be included in 34th Annual International Festival of the Arts
by Michael Dale - Nov 3, 2019
For the past couple of years, the sumptuous vocals of bluesy diva Storm Marrero has been seducing New York audiences in the erotic theatre/dance productions created at Company XIV, but the Brooklyn-born artist has found more family-friendly surroundings as the new ringmaster of The Big Apple Circus.
by Herbert Paine - Nov 26, 2019
Theatre Artists Studio's current production of Horton Foote's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, directed by Carol MacLeod, is a tenderly drawn and moving portrayal of lives lived in constant search of fulfillment. In a performance that is rich and golden, Judy Lebeau gives the drama its heartbeat. Runs through December 15th at The Studio in Scottsdale, AZ.
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
KANO has dropped the video for 'Can't Hold We Down' featuring Popcaan, taken from his acclaimed sixth studio album HOODIES ALL SUMMER.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2019
Quantum Dragon Theatre, the San Francisco Bay Area's premiere science-fiction/fantasy theatre company, continues its ambitious third season with the west coast premiere of Shualee Cook's science-fiction comedy-of-manners An Invitation Out. This production, directed by Kieran Beccia, will open at the Potrero Stage-located at 1695 18th St, San Francisco-on Saturday, December 14 at 8 PM.
by TV Scoop - Nov 19, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on A SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE THANKSGIVING SPECIAL, airing on NBC on Wednesday, November 27, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
For the first time since 2006, Canada's globetrotting baroque orchestra returns to the UK for its Love & Betrayal Tour. The superb Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin joins Tafelmusik led by Music Director Elisa Citterio in an expertly crafted program contrasting ardent seduction with furious defiance.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Sting's acclaimed musical, THE LAST SHIP, starring and featuring original music and lyrics by the 17-time Grammy Award¬ģ-winner, will go on sale Friday, November 29 for the premiere Detroit engagement at the Detroit Opera House. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online at or, and by phone at 800-982-2787. Tickets may also be purchased at the Detroit Opera House and Fisher Theatre box offices.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Executive Producer, Jeremy Handelman / Off The Leash Productions, LLC with Times Sq Productions, LLC will present an invite-only, industry presentation of Stephen Lloyd Helper's Up and Down, starring Mary Bacon (Broadway: Rock and Roll, Arcadia), Robert Creighton (Broadway: Disney's FROZEN. NYC: Cagney) and Isabella Rossellini (Film: Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her). The presentation will take place on Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22 at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 West 43rd Street). 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Mortal Coil is a poetry collection that grapples with the frailty of this conflicted life. It has a view of distinctly expressed issues of our times. Subjects of technology and personal interactions of humanity expose the underside of our troubled society, in the vision of the poet in his personal style.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Ahead of the  Nov. 16 episode of 'Saturday Night Live,' a promo has been released of the upcoming host and musical guest Harry Style and cast member Kenan Thompson participating in 'some classic fall fun' and 'sweater weather hijinx.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
ODC Theater, part of the most active center for contemporary dance on the West Coast, has announced the program for its 2020 Season, including the kick-off to ODC's 50th anniversary celebrations. Among the season's highlights are premieres by Larry Arrington, Deborah Slater Dance Theater, Funsch Dance, Garrett + Moulton Productions, Geoff and Dan Hoyle, inkBoat with Ann Carlson, Kinetech Arts, The Living Earth Show, Robert Moses' Kin, RAWdance, Amy Seiwert's Imagery, SFDanceworks and Bobbi Jene Smith.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Young People's Theatre (YPT) is excited to present the world premiere of A Million Billion Pieces - a moving story of love directed by one of Canada's most celebrated actors and directors, Philip Akin (Artistic Director, Obsidian Theatre). In this bold new production, two teens are isolated by a rare disease that could prove deadly if they make contact. Craving connection, they progress from flirty DMs to a precarious encounter, each with their own reason to test what it is to live a?' and love a?' like other people. It will be presented in the Studio from November 25 to December 13, 2019, for ages 13 and up.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra will launch the new decade with a series of Canadian and international concert broadcasts on CBC Music and Stingray Classica. On Sunday, January 12 at 11:05 AM, Tafelmusik's Love & Betrayal program, directed by Elisa Citterio and featuring guest soprano Karina Gauvin, will be broadcast on CBC Music's 'In Concert' hosted by Paolo Pietropaolo. Recorded live on November 24, 2019 at Milton Court Concert Hall in London's Barbican Centre, this concert drew rave reviews from English critics.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
These poems will help us to better understand the poet's creative aspirations, the delicate and subtle felicity of expression. The poems reveal an impressive intensity of experience, as well as the breadth and vigor of imagination.
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Los Angeles/Brooklyn based vocalist, composer, and recording artist Sondra Sun-Odeon has announced a winter tour in support of her sophomore album Desyre out now via Graveface Records (order). The album features Mary Lattimore, Thor Harris (SWANS), Lia Simone Braswell (A Place to Bury Strangers) and J.R. Bohannon. The upcoming tour will include shows in Washington, D.C., Brooklyn, San Francisco and more. Additional West Coast tour dates will be announced shortly. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2020
General Sam Hanson, U.S. Marine Corps now National Security Advisor to President Plant with the support of his comrades and loyal subordinates starts rebuilding America's place in the world; Canada and Mexico first. Hanson organizes a search for threatening nuclear material in the homeland and finds some in the Pakistan Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Iranian Mission in New York City and he forces their removal.
by Evann Normandin - Jan 26, 2020
A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS at Arena Stage is a breathtaking production that will stay with you long after curtain call. Adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma based on the beloved novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini, A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS tells an unflinching story of the lives of two Aghan women bound together in war-ravaged Kabul. Despite the brutality of life in Kabul, both women exemplify the resil
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Canadian electronic duo will release their sixth album, and first in the United States, Dark Beings on March 8th via Cruisin Records, an independent label managed by Theo Hilton (Nana Grizol, Defiance, Ohio) and Clyde Petersen (Your Heart Breaks, Torrey Pines) with a mission to provide a space for queer artists to thrive. LAL Founding members Rosina Kazi and Nicholas Murray came from their local scenes of hip hop, punk, electronic and experimental music and blend all of those influences along with house and techno come together for the new release. 
by Steve Murray - Jan 18, 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Murderous rampages prompt a young psychologist to decide to make a device that will detect disturbed individuals before they run amok. He starts a project that quickly grows and is funded by government and corporations. He falls in love with one of his colleagues and after threats and crises they commit to each, other and to finding a way to stop violent madness.
by Jade Kops - Jan 15, 2020
Ronnie Burkett, the acclaimed Canadian puppet master brings his impassioned work FORGET ME NOT to the Sydney Festival 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Hong Kong has been convulsed by an ongoing protest movement which has increasingly been seen as a last stand for its semi-autonomy from China since March 2019; a year which also saw the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Solidarity movements have formed across the globe, including repeated gatherings of up to 4,000 people outside the Chinese embassy in London.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
This summer, take a break from the hustle and bustle and journey to the lakes region of Central Maine to experience Theater at Monmouth's (R)evolutionary Season. 2020 is a big year! It's Maine's Bicentennial, it's the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage, and it's an election year. So many revolutionary and evolutionary things to celebrate we've rolled them all into one big ball for a 51st Season of EPIC proportions.
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Nashville-based chanteuse Miss Tess has unveiled 'If You Don't Know How To Love Me,' the latest track from her forthcoming album The Moon Is An Ashtray. 'Combining vintage-inspired instrumentation and Miss Tess' smoky, emotive vocals, 'If You Don't Know How to Love Me' explores the pitfalls of a long-term relationship that's fizzling out. It's the kind of tune in which the hurt lingers quietly behind the lyrics,' said The Boot, who called the song 'solemnly smoldering' and compared Miss Tess' vocals to those of Bonnie Raitt, Patsy Cline, and Lindi Ortega. 'This song speaks to the struggles we go through to compromise and make things work with a partner, while all along questioning the confidence of the relationship,' Miss Tess told The Boot. 'Are we trying to make it work because we truly believe it's right for us, or are we just stuck because we are comfortable enough, and too afraid of change to try something new?'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Big Match and other one act plays gives a brief glimpse of the magic of theatre, ideally meant to present a slice of life, whether comedy or tragedy. This collection has different subjects, different styles, some of them funny, some that might be disturbing. Anyone who loves theatre will find pleasure here. I was fortunate to direct some of these plays with fine actors, so any faults in the productions were the director's. As in all my plays that I directed, the playwright let the director run the show, following an adage: However it reads on the page, it has to work on the stage.
by Herbert Paine - Dec 4, 2019
Carlotta Summers's short film, TRUTH INCORPORATED, is necessary viewing ~ a poignant and compelling tribute to freedom of the press and to resistance in the face of efforts to undermine and suppress that freedom. Directed by Gabriel Barreto and produced by Ms. Summers, this powerful and compelling 8-minute film is an invitation into imagining the frighteningly possible and an implicit warning to beware of those who peddle distrust of a free press.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Director Ava DuVernay's Selma tells the story of the events leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King's landmark 1965 march for voting rights a?" an event that forever changed history. In honor of Dr. King's birthday and Black History Month, The Soraya will screen Selma on the large screen a?" with its score performed live by its composer, acclaimed jazz pianist Jason Moran a?" artistic director of Jazz at the Kennedy Center a?" with the New West Symphony conducted by Cheche Alara on Saturday, February 1 at 8:00pm at The Soraya.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
Desperate Seeker is a 104 page poetry collection. Available in paperback with a retail price of $11.99. ISBN 9781941058961, the kindle edition is $5.99. Published by Winter Goose Publishing. Available now through all major retailers.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
The Pierce family took a disadvantaged youth for the summer, Steve Genelli and he and Randy became lifelong friends. They played junior tennis, had adventures and went to Yale. Randy protested the Vietnam War, while Steve joined the Marine Corps.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
On Saturday, December 21 at 2pm and Sunday, December 22 at 2pm, Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, known for his 'dark-hued tone and razor-sharp technique' (The New York Times) is presented by the Morris Museum in Bickford Theatre with pianist Randall Hodgkinson. This program, entitled Music from the Suitcase, features works by Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Rubinstein, and Strauss. Tickets: Non-members: $40, Museum members: $35, Students with valid ID: $25