Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
As January winds to an end, the party still rages on at Joe's Pub!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The Orlando Fringe welcomed 3,500 people over four days during the 4th annual Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest. This international event is billed as a way for people who are new to the theatre world to come and enjoy exciting shows and open their eyes on a small and easy-to-introduce scale.
by Andrew Child - Jan 22, 2020
One of the inescapable pillars of the human condition is the universal narcissism with which we consume media. Entirely incapable of existing within a vacuum with the narratives presented to us, we search films, theatre, books, songs, and television for those personal implications we are certain the authors have buried for us in their work. The mention of the word 'father', for instance, can send every individual's mind spiraling through memories and individual associations. Same with 'home', 'memory', 'childhood', and 'love'. This narcissism reveals itself in unfortunately dangerous ways when we look at how our culture, race, economic status, sexuality, and gender intercede in our consumptions of media. White people (of which I am one, I choose to address the crowd rather than say 'we' because I know I do not write for an exclusively white audience) can bring whiteness into a space, both physically and metaphysically, in ways that it is not asked for. Too often, I interact with white people telling me how much I can learn from reading such and such a book or seeing such and such a play. This is all well and gooda?"- we all need to expand our horizons beyond the perspectives of those exactly like usa?"- until we start to unpack the fact that not all art made by non-white people is made to be educational for white audiences. Reducing Black art, or any art by non-white artists, to be judged through a measure of how well it educates white people is ignorant. White people need to start to be okay with Black theatre that does not seek to educate us or, for that matter, cater to us or even represent us in any way.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
This February, Farmers Alley Theatre will present the West Michigan premiere of a delicious slice of American life, The Cake. Written by Bekah Brunstetter (writer and supervising producer of NBC's hit drama a?oeThis is Usa??), this ripped from the headlines story has been called a?oerefreshing and hearteninga?? by the Los Angeles Times. Directed by D. Terry Williams and starring Zoe Vonder Haar, The Cake runs February 7-23 at Farmers Alley Theatre, right in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The Utah Symphony Masterworks series continues with Maestro Fischer and Utah Symphony for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto the last week in January, followed by an evening of Gershwin and Dvořák the first weekend in February. On January 31 and February 1 violinist Karen Gomyoa?"praised by the Chicago Tribune as a?oea??a first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensitya??a?"will bring her talents to Abravanel Hall. Highlights include the harrowing mountain expedition with Strauss' a?oeAn Alpine Symphony,a?? and a work by Utah Symphony Composer-In-Association Andrew Norman. The following weekend, February 7 & 8, pianist Joyce Yang and Utah Symphony will take the audience on a journey of jazz and classical music meeting. Highlights for the evening are the intoxicating, toe-tapping rhythms from a?oeOn the Towna?? and Gershwin's jazzy Concerto in F. Tickets are priced from $10-$92 and can be purchased at or by calling (801) 533-6683.
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 22, 2020
Antoinette Nwandu's searing and poetic new play 'Pass Over' will be performed at Luna Stage in West Orange from February 6 to March 1. Directed by Devin E. Haqq, 'Pass Over' is a provocative, contemporary mashup of 'Waiting for Godot' and the 'Exodus' saga. had the pleasure of interviewing Kevis Hillocks who plays Moses in the show.
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2020
BroadwayWorld has an exclusive video from this week's Tuesdays at 54 Below, created and hosted by Robbie Rozelle! In the clip, watch as Eden Espinosa sings 'Holding to the Ground' from Falsettos, accompanied by Luke Williams on the piano.
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Acclaimed singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Faouzia has released her newest powerhouse anthem “The Road,” streaming now on all DSPs and streaming services. In the track, Faouzia's astonishing vocals shine as the phenomenal artist packs up her memories, leaves the past behind, and hits the road, jumping head first into the future. The track arrives today alongside a gorgeous official video streaming now. Watch it below.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Kristin Stokes in SOLO on Monday, February 10, 2020. After finishing her Broadway run in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Kristin Stokes makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut. In this intimate and spellbinding evening of songs, Broadway's favorite wise girl shows you sides of her you've never seen. Joined by some special surprise guests, Stokes will perform music by Paul Simon, Rufus Wainwright, Dave Malloy, and Stephen Schwartz, among others.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
It was announced today that Matt McGrath (Cabaret, A Streetcar Named Desire) will join the Broadway production of the hit musical Girl from the North Country in the role of Reverend Marlowe. McGrath replaces David Pittu who has left the production due to a scheduling conflict.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Eclipse Theatre Company announces the recipient of 2020's Eleventh Annual Corona Award: Mary Ann Thebus and Michael and Mona Heath. The Corona Award honors individuals and organizations which play an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theatre community as well as small- to medium-sized theatres like Eclipse Theatre.
by Kristen Morale - Jan 21, 2020
So you've found your family a nice plot in the middle of a cemetery, right where dear Grandpa Isaac was recently laid to rest. With nerve-wracking moments brought to you by the family TV set, a son who has little discretion when it comes to public acts of sexual affection and townsfolk who stop by as a reminder of how crazy life has become (or possibly always been), the Goats family has its hands full with matters of life and death. Faced with the mundaneness of life but with a foot in the underworld, Joe, Mary, Jesus and Mavis wait patiently for the resurrection of Isaac, who is expected to rise from his beautiful marble grave any day now. Botched prophesies, religious confusion, wacky characters a?? there is surely nothing not to love about this wonderful new play called HELP A HANDICAPPED GOD...TROT ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.
by TV Scoop - Jan 21, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE CONNERS, airing on ABC on Tuesday, February 4, 2020!
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Three years ago, Vita and the Woolf's Jen Pague watched with amazement as her band's achievements started to stack up: fawning media attention in their native Philadelphia, love from Billboard and Elle, support tours with Rasputina and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and a successfully Kickstarted debut full-length - Tunnels (2017) - chock-full of sparkling bangers like 'Brett' and 'Feline'. In 2020, Vita and the Woolf returns with the release of new track 'Mess Up' and a string of March dates in major US markets. Tickets for all dates are available now at
by Christian Ranke - Jan 21, 2020
The almighty God has descended from heaven to reveal himself to the people (at Chat Noir) to clear up a few things. He is distraught by the manner the world has evolved since 'the launch' of the Ten Commandments and his last visit a few thousand years ago. Now he has come to speak the people (in the shape of Frank Kjosås) to clear up some misinterpretations, once and for all. Ninety minutes later we were not much the wiser, albeit there were laughs along the way.
by Beth Leitman - Jan 21, 2020
Ken Ludwig's Leading Ladies is now playing at Adobe Theatre. Running from January 17th - February 9th, Leading Ladies is considered to be a, 'rare mix of screwball comedy and farce with a tip of the hat to the Billy Wilder classic Some Like it Hot,' by director Lewis Hauser. In addition, 'the characters are real. The situations are real. And that makes for great comedy, as only author Ken Ludwig can imagine it.' Without a doubt, Leading Ladies is great comedy, and makes for an entertaining afternoon.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to continue its 2019-20 Season with the Chicago premiere of Kevin Artigue's SHEEPDOG, a love story that investigates the blurred lines between duty and passion in the face of police brutality, directed by Wardell Julius Clark. SHEEPDOG will play January 16 – February 29, 2020 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, January 19 at 3 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Broadway Theatre Project has announced Grammy Award-nominated singer, dancer, choreographer, and creative Carmit Bachar as a guest artist at BTP's summer 2020 intensive: BTP AT LAND AND SEA! At the project, Carmit will be sharing her knowledge of the entertainment industry with aspiring musical theatre performers.
by Keith Waits - Jan 20, 2020
With flat out, incredible singing and excellent movement through complicated issues, Pandora Productions' Choir Boy is no-doubt about it a winner.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Birmingham Hippodrome has announced the renewal of a long-term four year partnership with the national holiday homes and rental company Darwin Escapes which will support the theatre's relaxed performances in 2020.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 19, 2020
Marilyn A. Wick, managing executive producer presented Andrew Lloyd Webber ( (music) & Tim Rice (lyrics) EVITA at The Wick Theatre last night and BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night.
by David Sousa Lopes - Jan 19, 2020
Henrik Ibsen might have written it in the late 19th century, but it remains just as relevant today.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2020
The Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica will present Terrence McNally's barb-filled love letter to the madness of high-stakes New York theater, It's Only a Play, playing now through Feb. 9, 2020, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The production is directed by Aric Martin, produced by Kalila Horwitz, and stage managed by Ashley DeFrancesco, with costume design by Kristie Mattsson and set and lighting design by William Wilday. The cast features (in alphabetical order) Chris Aruffo, Michael Bernstein, David Callander, Joanna Churgin, Justin Heller, Kelly McReynolds, and Kent Navarette.
by Bobby Patrick - Jan 18, 2020
Broadway veteran Elizabeth Ward Land (AMAZING GRACE, MEMPHIS, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL) returns to The Green Room 42 with her acclaimed concert STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE- THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT for three shows, January 16, 17 and 18, 2020 at 7pm. Touching on genres ranging from rock, country, folk, light opera, big band and mariachi, Elizabeth Ward Land finds her perfect vocal match in this salute to the great Linda Ronstadt. Featuring hits from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers vast catalogue, including YOU'RE NO GOOD, BLUE BAYOU, DIFFERENT DRUM, DESPERADO, FRENESI and HEAT WAVE, the evening promises something for every music lover. Directed by Alan Muraoka, with Music Supervision and arrangements by Andrew David Sotomayor- with special guests Catherine Porter and Joel Waggoner.
by Ruth Deller - Jan 18, 2020
An assured and emotional debut from writer Theo Griffiths deals with a family in turmoil.
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
The wait to watch the sequel of 'Que León' is about to end, because its release date in the United States is approaching. All fans will be able to see and enjoy 'Que Leones' in theaters on Friday, January 24th, 2020. A wonderful opportunity to start the new year, with the best of Spanish-language cinema.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM), in partnership with Broadway Across America (BAA),  has announced the full lineup of Broadway shows coming to Dallas in the 2020-2021 season. The eight-show lineup features fan-favorites, fresh adaptations, and seven Tony Award® winners including 2019's Best Musical, HADESTOWN. Season tickets will go on sale at 12 p.m. on Friday, January 17.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Actors' Equity Association has announced that Andrea Hoeschen has been named the new central regional director/assistant executive director for the union.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
How did a college drop-out, turned high school math teacher, catapult himself into enormous personal wealth while creating a human sex trafficking syndicate catering to the rich and famous? And what despicable secrets, risks and lies followed him directly to his prison cell where he was found dead, with one final question: WHO KILLED JEFFREY EPSTEIN? This first special in ID's new anthology series WHO KILLED...(wt) will feature exclusive interviews and an in-depth investigation to reveal new clues about Epstein's seedy underworld, privileged life and controversial death. WHO KILLED JEFFREY EPSTEIN? will air in 2020, only on Investigation Discovery.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
A brand-new comedy musical about anxiety disorders, caring, and trying to keep going. Everything is Absolutely Fine is a hilarious and heartwarming new musical about what it's like to be human and to struggle.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Primal Forces will present an outrageous new comedy. A Funny Thing Happened...on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, written by Halley Feiffer, runs February 7 through March 1 at The Sol Theater in Boca Raton.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Alan Gilbert has been named as Music Director of the Royal Swedish Opera, where he looks forward to launching his tenure in spring 2021. He will combine the role with his position as Chief Conductor of Hamburg's NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, which he has held since September 2019, after eight years as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
B Street Theatre is taking to the skies in 2020. Our first production in the Family Friendly Theatre series is Ride Sally Ride: The Story of Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lea Anderson in Lea Anderson Sings Whitney Houston on February 13th at 9:30pm. A Seven-Year Anniversary Tribute Show. Whitney Houston was the voice of a generation. Her countless hit singles will live forever in the songbook of our world. On the seven-year anniversary of Whitney's tragic (and all too early) passing from this earth, New York based R&B singer Lea Anderson is gathering her band led by Lindsay Zaroogian, and featuring special guest singers to pay tribute to one of the greatest voices pop music has ever known.
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
London-based duo Charlotte Spiral today reveal 'Only Place I Know', the second track to be taken from their debut EP Ideal Life. The EP is due for release 7 February 2020 via Chapped Lips.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
OPERA San Antonio is has announced the addition of a winter performance series to commence this February for the first time in the company's five-year history. The Capulets and Montagues is a beautiful interpretation of the iconic love story of Romeo and Juliet by Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini. OPERA San Antonio will present this lesser-known treasure of 19th century Italian opera in an experimental concert version at the University of the Incarnate Word on February 13th and 15th, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
BroadwayWorld has an exclusive video from this week's Tuesdays at 54 Below, created and hosted by Robbie Rozelle! In the clip, watch as Melissa Errico sings a Randy Newman medley, accompanied by Luke Williams on the piano.
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Jan 15, 2020
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Paramount Theatre brings heart and humor in a winning combination. With soaring music, reinvented choreography, and its timeless story, FIDDLER provides the elements we have always loved with a freshness that makes us love it more. Bartlett Sher's production has cemented the show in the hearts of a new generation ensuring that people's affection for it will continue for many years to come.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
The Chamber Music Society of Louisville will present the Emerson String quartet in the first two, of six concerts February 8th & 9th, celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth. The Louisville Beethoven Festival is a program of international proportion and one of very few presentations of all 16 of Beethoven's string quartets in one cycle in the U.S. in 2020, and, it's all coming to Comstock Concerts Hall, 105 W. Brandeis Ave in Louisville, KY
by Shari Barrett - Jan 15, 2020
Arthur Miller's electrifying family drama ALL MY SONS won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Play and Miller his first Pulitzer Prize when it first opened in 1947, and went on to be a recipient of numerous Tony Awards. Inspired by a story from an Ohio Newspaper on an aircraft factory's troubled contracts during WWII, the tale remains as timely as it is timeless about pointing your finger at someone else rather than soil your own reputation by taking responsibility for your own actions, a personality trait all too evident in today's society.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Thomas Walters' 'Help A Handicapped God Trot Across the Universe,' directed by Joe John Battista, will open this Thursday, January 16 at The historic 13th Repertory Theatre, almost as if by some divine intervention.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
James Fritz' modern thriller Four Minutes Twelve Seconds is an intense exploration of morality and the real-world implications of our digital lives.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Delaware Theatre Company proudly presents the Tony Award nominated play Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Bud Martin. This romantic, Irish comedy runs February 12 - March 1, 2020. Tickets are on sale now starting at $29 and can be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at (302) 594-1100.
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Hayley Kiyoko has shared 'she,' the final single on her bold and brave I'M TOO SENSITIVE FOR THIS SHIT project. On the upbeat anthem, the trailblazing Pop star sings about self-empowerment and knowing your self-worth.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Hadestown has joined the Broadway 2020 lineup for an exclusive MainStage Spotlight Session on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
by TV Scoop - Jan 14, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of PERFECT HARMONY, airing on NBC on Thursday, January 23, 2020!
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
GRAMMY® nominee Blake Shelton, with a special appearance by three-time GRAMMY winner Gwen Stefani, has joined the roster of music superstars to sit for intimate interviews with CBS News' Gayle King for THE GAYLE KING GRAMMY® SPECIAL to be broadcast Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Congo Square Theatre Company, well known for its powerful portrayal of African American classics and gripping new works, commemorates its 20th Anniversary season with a rare production of the 1965 satirical fantasy Day of Absence at the Richard Christiansen Theatre (housed inside Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.), February 27-March 22, 2020. The official opening night is Monday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Huntington Theatre Company has announced the extension of the Boston premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Sweat.  Due to high ticket demand, this a?oebreathtakingly timelya?? (The Wall Street Journal), Tony Award-nominated play by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and directed by Kimberly Senior (The Niceties at the Huntington, Disgraced on Broadway) will now run at the Huntington Avenue Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue, Boston) from Friday, January 31, 2020 through Sunday, March 1, 2020.
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