Flora, the Red Menace

Based on the novel Love is Just Around the Corner by Lester Atwell

A fashion designer, fresh out of school, is persuaded by her boy friend to join the Communist Party.

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Vineyard Theatre

(New York, NY)
108 East 15th Street
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by Ellen Dostal - Sep 7, 2018
Somewhere between its opening of SWEET CHARITY in late June and the end of July, Reprise 2.0 postponed its second scheduled production of its inaugural season, VICTOR/VICTORIA. In its place, the company has mounted a revival of Kander & Ebb's musical revue, THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, and, while it isn't a rarely revived book musical, which has always been Reprise's focus in the past, it does contain a score derived from some of the best songs in the classic Kander & Ebb catalogue (think CHICAGO and CABARET).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
At the height of the Great Depression, Flora Meszaros, a spunky fashion illustartor is looking for work. Eventually employed at Garrett and Melnick's department store, she falls in love with the handsome but shy Harry Toukarian, a young artist and member of the Communist party.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018
The Directors Company announces the world premiere of My Parsifal Conductor, a new play by Allan Leicht. Performances will begin on September 25 and will run through November 3 at the Marjorie S. Deane Theater at the West Side YMCA
by Vicki Trask - Sep 25, 2018
Taken from the Liza Minelli song in the 1977 movie musical 'New York, New York', this two hour revue covers songs from twelve musical productions, woven together - with no plot - to feature a cast of five artists playing all the characters. From roller skating in 'The Rink', to luring the audience in 'Kiss of the Spiderwoman', and dancing around to 'Liza With a 'Z', this show is a non-stop ride for the performers and an evening full of entertainment for the audience.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the independent, not-for-profit affiliate of SDC, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, today announced unique plans for its 2019 award evening, which will feature original choreographic pieces resulting from a special commissioning program, with the application period now open. SDCF also announced that Victoria Traube would receive a special 'Mr. Abbott' Award at the event, to be held March 25 at the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Broadway star Eden Espinosa, recording legend Freda Payne, and Newsies star Dillon Klena have joined the cast of Rockin' in Paradise, a concert to support the Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation, it was announced today by Ronn Goswick Entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
The York Theatre Company has announced that Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderickwill host a company of 60 performers honoring Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman (Oklahoma!; The Producers; Crazy For You; Showboat; Big, The Musical) with the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2019
Today's top stories: The Sound Inside and Little Shop of Horrors officially open tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Public's Mother Of The Maid, starring Glenn Close, officially opens tonight, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 17, 2018
On this day we're celebrating legendary director and choreographer, Susan Stroman!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018
The York Theatre Company has announced, today, legendary theater writers Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire will join Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick who will host a company of 60 performers honoring Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the fourteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Will Reynolds and Eric Price. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Alan Cumming on Monday, November 26th from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater.
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2018
Eden Espinosa and Richard Kind return to Elena of Avalor as Orizaba and Cacahuate, respectively, in the new episode premiering Saturday, November 3 at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Junior and Disney Now! 
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2018
The world premiere of The Beast in the Jungle officially opened last night off-Broadway. BroadwayWorld attended opening night and you can check out photos from the cast's opening night party below!
by Review Roundups - May 24, 2018
The world premiere of The Beast in the Jungle officially opened last night, May 24 at Vineyard Theater - 108 East 15th Street, NYC. Let's see what the critics are saying...
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018
The York Theatre Company will honor Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman (Crazy for You) with the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 27th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held on Monday evening, November 12, 2018.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 21, 2019
The Town Hall presented Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1965 and 1978 on Monday, May 20 at 8pm. Check out the photos from backstage!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 21, 2019
The Town Hall presented Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1965 and 1978 on Monday, May 20 at 8pm. Check out the photos from the performance!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Cabaret, the Tony Award-winning musical that will close the company's 2018/19 Season. Susi Damilano will direct, with music direction by Dave Dobrusky and choreography by Nicole Helfer.
by Ben Rimalower - May 10, 2019
Cabaret is one of the most successful, popular and influential musicals ever written. You can call it's Kander and Ebb's masterpiece or a defining triumph for Hal Prince or Bob Fosse and in any case, you'll be right on the money. So it's no wonder I have so many damn recordings of the score. The good news is they are all available for streaming on various platforms and so I can throw out all these CDs without having to do any uploading.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019
'Flora the Red Menace,' the first collaboration between the creators of 'Cabaret' and 'Chicago,' will be resurrected by the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance. The musical by Tony Award winners John Kander and Fred Ebb will be presented in the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre Feb. 28 - March 9.
by Gil Kaan - Mar 7, 2019
Lauded Broadway and recording artist Telly Leung will be bringing this cabaret show SING HAPPY for one-night-only to Vitello's March 18, 2019. SING HAPPY will include songs from Telly's various musical roles, tunes from his vocal idols, and some simply for personal significance.
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2019
Eden Espinosa released her second solo album in January of this year titled Revelation. Revelation is comprised of fully original songs and landed on the top 50 of the Pop iTunes charts.
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2019
Eden Espinosa released her second solo album in January of this year titled Revelation. Revelation is comprised of fully original songs and landed on the top 50 of the Pop iTunes charts.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Another Monday means another week full of Broadway news! Catch up on the latest below!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Take a moment, grab your coffee, and catch up on the latest Broadway news!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2018
Vineyard Theatre is presenting the world-premiere production of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE- an original dance play by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson (STEEL PIER; FLORA, THE RED MENACE), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, CONTACT). THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE will extend until through Sunday, June 24.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
The complete cast for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE has just been announced. Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as Michael Dorsey will be LILLI COOPER as Julie Nichols, SARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, JOHN BEHLMANN as Max Von Horn, ANDY GROTELUESCHEN as Jeff Slater, JULIE HALSTON as Rita Mallory, MICHAEL McGRATH as Stan Fields, and REG ROGERS as Ron Carlisle.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
The Purdue University Fort Wayne Department of Theatre is offering a $55 Early Bird Season Subscription Special for tickets to four (4) Mainstage productions and two (2) Studio Showcase productions in the 2019-20 subscription season. 
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 15, 2019
Today's subject Eden Espinosa is currently living her theatre life as part of the national tour of the William Finn/James Lapine musical Falsettos where she is portraying the role of Trina. The show is currently playing in the Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center and will continue through June 23rd. The tour will then travel to Charlotte, North Carolina for its final stop where it will end on June 30th.
by Nicole Ciravolo - Jun 14, 2018
This morning, Radar 'exclusively' reported, 'Renee Zellweger and Liza Minnelli have taken a genuine liking to each other, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively, now that Zellweger is playing her mom in the upcoming Judy Garland biopic.' Only a few hours later, Minelli, the daughter of the famed Judy Garland herself, took to Facebook to clear things up.
by Harry Haun - Jun 13, 2018
In the black at the back of the Vineyard Theater during one of the final previews of The Beast in the Jungle the other night sat its composer, disguising himself as a member of the audience by dispassionately drinking in the stage action and politely applauding at the appropriate places. This is-typically-the usual battle station for the artist-in-progress. Atypically-in fact, for the first time--John Kander sat alone.
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 1, 2018
The topics of the distinguished Broadway writing team of John Kander and Fred Ebb's musicals have never been light and frothy. Their first musical Flora the Red Menace deals with the red scare. Cabaret uses Nazi Germany as a backdrop. The Rink deals with family dysfunction in a dilapidated roller rink and, of course, there's Chicago with the shadiness of 1920s Chicago murderesses and the media that fueled them.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
The Broadway community mourns the loss of prolific producer, director, writer, and the individual recipient of the most Tony Awards in multiple categories in history, Harold Prince, who passed away on July 31, 2019 at age 91. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, July 31 at exactly 7:45pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce full casting for of the world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA, featuring a book by Michael Mitnick, music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018
John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning masterpiece, Cabaret, opens at The Gateway on August 3, (Previews begin August 1) featuring unforgettable songs like "Maybe This Time," "Two Ladies," "Don't Tell Mama," and the title song, "Cabaret." Ticket prices range from $59-$89 per show with Previews starting at $49. Student discounts and group rates are available.  For a complete list of show times, pricing and more information about the season, visit our website TheGateway.org, tickets on-line or through the box office at 631-286-1133.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the full cast for Paul Foster's major revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Foster directs Delroy Atkinson (Gangster 1), Edward Baker-Duly (Fred), Cindy Belliot (Hattie), John Conroy (Baptista), Dafydd Emyr (Harrison Howell), Dex Lee (Bill), Rebecca Lock (Lilli), Ross McLaren (Gremio), Joel Montague (Gangster 2), Adam Rhys-Charles (Hortensio), Amy Ellen Richardson (Lois), Matthew Whennell-Clark (Ralph) and Layton Williams (Paul), with Jessica Buckby, Ronan Burns, Louis Gaunt, Ruby Greenwood, Tash Holway (also Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain), Jennifer Louise Jones, Bobbie Little, Emmanuele N'Zuzi, Simon Oskarsson and Clancy Ryan. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 12 January 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
Broadway powerhouse Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Brooklyn, Rent) released her Sophomore Album REVELATION. The crowd-funded album is comprised entirely of original songs. The night will open with Los Angeles, singer-songwriter Izzi Ray and will feature Espinosa singing her new music as well as special guest performances. The songs of REVELATION will premiere at New York's Sony Hall on January 28 at 8 PM.
by Paul Smith - Jan 19, 2019
A Broadway show, Tony Award, Grammy nomination and now a return visit to Feinstein's/54 Below, Lindsay Mendez has had a whirlwind of a year.
by Shari Barrett - Feb 5, 2019
A LOVELY LINEAGE, based on an original concept by Michael Sterling, captures the historic Broadway and Hollywood lineage of Kristin Towers-Rowles starting with her grandmother, the legendary Kathryn Grayson who was an MGM darling and a Hollywood pioneer having starred in some of the most beloved movie musicals of the 1950s including Kiss Me, Kate and Show Boat. Her famous lineage does not stop there - Kristin's grandfather was the dashing and talented Broadway leading man Johnnie Johnston; her mother, Patricia Towers, was a Las Vegas headliner; and her father is the prolific character actor Robert Towers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
'Flora the Red Menace,' the first collaboration between the creators of 'Cabaret' and 'Chicago,' will be resurrected by the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance. The musical by Tony Award winners John Kander and Fred Ebb will be presented in the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre Feb. 28 - March 9.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
'Flora the Red Menace,' the first collaboration between the creators of 'Cabaret' and 'Chicago,' will be resurrected by the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance. The musical by Tony Award winners John Kander and Fred Ebb will be presented in the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre Feb. 28 - March 9.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
Hartford Stage announced today the cast and creative team for Jeeves & Wooster in "Perfect Nonsense." The Olivier Award-winning comedy from brothers David and Robert Goodale will perform at Hartford Stage Thursday, March 21, through Saturday, April 20. Original director Sean Foley returns to stage the show, which is making its North American premiere at Hartford Stage. Three Broadway actors - Chandler Williams, Arnie Burton, and Eddie Korbich - star in the three-hander.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the 2018 Susan Stroman Directing Award will be presented to Whitney White on Sunday, December 16 at The Vineyard's 2nd annual Open House from 3-7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018
In honor of Artistic Director Michael Kahn's final season with the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), the opening show of the 2018-2019 Season, William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, will feature beloved performers, many of whom have been with the Company since the very beginning.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Broadway's Golden Age of Theatre comes alive next month when New York's Feinstein's/54 Below presents legendary two-time Tony Award winning actor John Cullum in his first ever one man show, John Cullum: An Accidental Star.  Performances will be Sept. 2 nd and Sept. 4th through 7th, at the 254 W. 54th St. supper club, each night at 7.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018
The Directors Company announces the world premiere of My Parsifal Conductor, a new play by Allan Leicht. Performances will begin on September 25 and will run through November 3 at the Marjorie S. Deane Theater at the West Side YMCA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
Lyricist Mark Petty of Anderson & Petty continues hosting duties on these monthly showcases which are on the last Sunday of every month with Musical Direction by Henry Brennan.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
The Town Hall presents Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1965 and 1978on Monday, May 20 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening continues Broadway By The Year's 19th season at The Town Hall
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2019
The season two finale of 'Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure' features the song 'WIth You By My Side' sung by  Eden Espinosa, Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, and BroadwayWorld has the exclusive first listen!