Fifty Words 2008

Opened: October 1, 2008
Closing: November 08, 2008

Fifty Words - 2008 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

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PHILADELPHIA BOUND? Fall Presents Over 120 Festivals, Block Parties, Shows, Charity Events and More
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 3, 2023

Are you bound for the Philadelphia area this fall.  There’s so much to see and do that our readers will like to know about. 

New Musicals by Jason Robert Brown, Gavin Creel & More Set for MCC's 2023/24 Season
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 22, 2023

MCC Theater just announced their 2023-2024 season and we have all the details on their slate of world premiere musicals here!

American Repertory Ballet Presents PREMIERE3 At The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, June 10-11
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2023

Tripling down on its commitment to dynamic new work, American Repertory Ballet (ARB) returns to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center June 10-11 with Premiere3, an evocative and intriguing triple bill. The program features world premieres by acclaimed choreographers Ethan Stiefel and Amy Seiwert, and the company premiere of the Arthur Mitchell classic, Holberg Suite. 

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Commissions Two Musicals and One Play as Part of Commissioning Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2023

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has commissioned two musicals and one play as part of the launch of its official Commissioning Program.

MCC Theater & The Movement Theatre Company to Present PlayLab Staged Reading of QUICK SERVICE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2023

MCC Theater and The Movement Theatre Company will present a PlayLab staged reading of Quick Service by May Treuhaft-Ali and directed by Cristina Angeles.

How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 2, 2022

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!

FALL IN PHILLY �" So Many Events to Enjoy
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 9, 2022

Check out over 80 events that are happening in the Philadelphia area.  From food and fun to entertainment, there’s something for everyone!

Pulitzer Arts Foundation to Present Exhibition Celebrating The Achievements Of Acclaimed Artist Barbara Chase-Riboud
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2022

This fall the Pulitzer Arts Foundation will present Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale: The Bronzes, a major monographic presentation examining the artistic vision of the Paris-based artist, novelist, and poet, Barbara Chase-Riboud (b. Philadelphia, 1939).

Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of WICKED
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2021

In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Wicked! Find out what everyone's been up to since they starred in the hit show.

BWW Feature: At Brandy's Piano Bar The Show Must Go On, Come Snow or Come Shine
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 28, 2021

Four decades later and in the middle of a show business shut down, Brandy's Piano Bar is still offering live entertainment ... and some great hot toddies.

Clifton Duncan, Dion Johnstone, Paul Niebanck, and More to Star in THE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2021

RED BULL THEATER today announced the complete cast for the upcoming benefit reading of The African Company Presents Richard III by Carlyle Brown, directed by Carl Cofield, featuring Clifton Duncan, Edward Gero, Dion Johnstone, Paul Niebanck, Antoinette Robinson, Craig Wallace, and Jessika D. Williams. PLEASE NOTE UPDATED CAST INFORMATION.

Clifton Duncan, Edward Gero and More Star in Benefit Reading of THE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2020

RED BULL THEATER today announced that its 2020-21 offerings will continue next month with a benefit reading of The African Company Presents Richard III by Carlyle Brown, directed by Carl Cofield, featuring Clifton Duncan, Edward Gero, Dion Johnstone, Paul Niebanck, Antoinette Robinson, Charlayne Woodard, and more to be announced.

BWW Blog: It Can't Be True! Broadway's 13: The Musical is Being Adapted for Netflix - Original Broadway Cast Weighs In
by Student Blogger: Kyle Morales - Nov 14, 2020

Although the show only ran for 105 performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs theater in 2008, the legacy of the show still lives on today. Enough so, that Netflix is in the process of adapting the show for the screen.

Broadway Books: 10 Books on Producing to Read While Staying Inside!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2020

Some of the books on this list provide insight on directing for musicals and plays, from a business standpoint. Others include written pieces and essays from other producers, to help inspire you to get your foot in the door. Whether you are brand new, or just want to learn more about the business, there is something on this list for you!

Broadway Books: 10 Books on Playwriting to Read While Staying Inside!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2020

We've rounded up 10 of our favorite books on playwriting! Looking to learn about playwriting, this is the place to start!

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MOTOWN SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5 & More
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest Motown songs from 1960-1994. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest Television Episodes of All Time - from I LOVE LUCY to BETTER CALL SAUL
by Peter Nason - Apr 22, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best TV episodes from the 1950's to 2020; see if your favorites made the list!

Norbert Leo Butz Joins Cast of FLAG DAY, Written by Jez Butterworth
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 19, 2019

Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Norbert Leo Butz, Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan, Bailey Noble and Katheryn Winnick have joined the cast of Flag Day, directed by Sean Penn and starring his children Dylan and Hopper, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

BWW Interview: WordTheatre's Cedering Fox Blending Heart-Felt Prose With Beautiful Music
by Gil Kaan - May 8, 2019

The Grammy Museum will be hosting NOTES ON LIVING: ALL-STAR JAZZ WITH TALES BY BRIAN DOYLE May 14, 2019 as a joint benefit for WordTheatre in the Schools (WITS) and the Grammy Museum. WordTheatre's artistic director Cedering Fox will be producing and directing this evening of selected stories by award-winning author Brian Doyle, read by a star-studded cast, and accompanied by an all-star jazz band led by Starr Parodi. Cedering opened up some of her early evening time to speak to me.

54 Celebrates The Muppets, Salutes Frank Sinatra And More This Week
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551.

Peak Performances Premieres DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA
by Julie Musbach - Apr 11, 2019

Peak Performances continues a season of iconoclastic works with the U.S. premiere of Romeo Castellucci's Democracy in America, freely inspired by the writing of Alexis de Tocqueville (May 9-12). In a moment where the words "democracy in America" themselves read as a question, the firebrand director looks back on Tocqueville's canonized impressions of America's sociopolitical structure, and the potential, vulnerabilities, flaws, and dangers embedded in its roots.

The Cecilia Chorus of New York Appears in Concert May 3 at Carnegie Hall
by Julie Musbach - Apr 3, 2019

The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music Director will present Brahms, Elgar and The Brothers Balliett, on May 3 at 8:00 PM at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th St. and 7th Ave. in Manhattan.

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Announces Feature Film Lineup
by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 5, 2019

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today unveiled its feature film lineup. Continuing its tradition of elevating exceptional storytelling rooted in today's global film communities, the 18th annual Festival will showcase debut works from emerging talent and new works from notable filmmakers. The program includes discoveries, comedies, music-centered, political and social films. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 24 - May 5.  

BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP: An Encounter With Emily Dickinson Opens This Week
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2018

Ensemble for the Romantic Century (Eve Wolf, Executive Artistic Director) is proud to announce the opening of Angelica Page in the title role BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP: An Encounter with Emily Dickinson. Opening Night is this Thursday, September 27th.

Palace Theater Launches 'Second Act' Series with Tom 'The Suit' Forst
by Julie Musbach - Aug 27, 2018

Blues Hall of Fame member, Tom "the Suit" Forst will share his story "From the Boardroom to the Bandstand" in words and music accompanied by his band, when the Palace Theater's new 2ND ACT series debuts Monday September 17 at 6:00pm Tickets for 2ND ACT, the new monthly speaker's series featuring stories presented by ordinary people doing extraordinary things after mid-life, include a light meal.


Fifty Words has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2008.