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Goblin Market - 1986 - Off-Broadway

Based on a poem by Christina Rossetti

Universally acclaimed in its original Vineyard Theatre production, which was directed by the late Andre Ernotte, Goblin Market sold out and extended its run, and then transferred successfully to the Circle in the Square for a commercial engagement. The show received many accolades, including 7 Drama Desk Nominations (incl. Best Musical; Best Score; Best Actress in a Musical for Terri Klausner; and Best Actress in a Musical for Ann Morrison) and was cited as one of the year's best in the 10 Best Plays Volume. Goblin Market has gone on to be seen in many regional theatres across the country. The original cast recording is available on CD from Jay Records.

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Circle in the Square (Downtown)

(New York, NY)
159 Bleecker St.
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by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Sep 28, 2018
The Wayward Children books don't necessarily have to be read in order, since each features a different protagonist, but I highly recommend at least reading EVERY HEART A DOORWAY first because it sets the world and reality and introduces the characters of Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children. Think about Dorothy when she returns from Oz, Alice when she comes back from Wonderland, the Pevensie siblings, who returned to Narnia on multiple occasions. Think about kids who go to amazing worlds and have incredible adventures. What happens when they return home? What happens when nobody believes them? Are they crazy? What if our world is no longer enough, but they can't return where they belong?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Rhymes With Opera will host their annual Season Preview event on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7pm at Cary Hall in the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th Street, NYC. This year's preview will feature excerpts from Rhymes With Opera's 12th season, including live performances of new works by Co-Artistic Directors Ruby Fulton and George Lam, and a sneak peek at Rhymes With Opera's revival of Adam Matlock's Red Giant, a chamber opera about three humans on an unknown journey through space as they escape an expanding sun.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Rhymes With Opera will host their annual Season Preview event on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7pm at Cary Hall in the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th Street, NYC. This year's preview will feature excerpts from Rhymes With Opera's 12th season, including live performances of new works by Co-Artistic Directors Ruby Fulton and George Lam, and a sneak peek at Rhymes With Opera's revival of Adam Matlock's Red Giant, a chamber opera about three humans on an unknown journey through space as they escape an expanding sun.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2018
"It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip." From the Farrellys' living room in Washington, the Nazis and the war in Europe seem very far away - until the war comes to them, when Fanny's daughter Sara brings her anti-fascist husband home after twenty years abroad. Kurt, Sara, and their children aren't Fanny's only guests, and conflict soon arises between them and an opportunistic count with Nazi sympathies, forcing the Farrellys to choose between standing by and standing up.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Charly Evon Simpson is the recipient of the 2019-20 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Ms. Simpson will be presented with the award at The Vineyard's annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on Monday, November 25 from noon-2:30pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of WHISPER HOUSE, featuring music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), book and additional lyrics by Kyle Jarrow (Spongebob Squarepants Musical), with direction by Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, music direction by Micky York and choreography by Derek Van Barham.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce extension for Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Tina Satter from the FBI transcript of Reality Winner's interrogation for leaking evidence of Russian interference in U.S elections. A New York Times Critic's Pick, Is This A Room now plays the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) through November 24. *Editor's Note: Is This A Room should contain a capital a?oeAa??
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018
Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce casting for the Chicago storefront premiere of EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL, a parody of Sam Raimi's classic Evil Dead horror films, with book and lyrics by George Reinblatt and music by Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018
Black Button Eyes Productions concludes its 2018-19 season with the Chicago storefront premiere of EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL, a parody of Sam Raimi's classic Evil Dead horror films, with book and lyrics by George Reinblatt and music by Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford with music direction by Oliver Townsend and choreography by Derek Van Barham, the spooky send-up will play January 11 - February 16, 2019 at Pride Arts Center (The Broadway), 4139 N. Broadway in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Goblin Market, produced by Not Your Mom's Musical Theater, is coming to the Hatbox Theatre from November 15-24. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for members, seniors and students and $15 for senior members. Tickets may be reserved by calling 603-715-2315 or purchased online at www.hatboxnh.com.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
Today (November 24) in live streaming: Michael Ball and Alfie Boe visit Backstage Live, get cooking on Stars in the House, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018
Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Van Barham as the company's new Producing Artistic Director, succeeding Allison Hendrix, who served in the position since Kokandy was founded in 2010. Barham is joined by three new Artistic Associates: Adrian Abel Azevedo, Leda Hoffmann and Nik Whitcomb. The new artistic team is supported by Kokandy's Board of Directors, which includes: Preston Cropp, Allison Hendrix, Gitta Jacobs, Scot Kokandy and Katie Svaicer.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Below the surface of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway lie all the choices that made her the person that she is. In Hal Coase's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's celebrated novel, time is fluid, and memories and thoughts have as much life as present action, as Clarissa's story intertwines in strange ways with the story of Septimus Warren Smith, a shellshocked veteran of the First World War. Dive in.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
Head Trick Theatre announces its 2019-20 season, "In War With Time," following its recently acclaimed productions of Goblin Market and Watch on the Rhine. Featuring two U.S. premieres, "In War With Time" is a season on an epic and an intimate scale, about the span of a life and the moments and choices that shape it.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
Award-winning artists' collective Rogue Artists Ensemble is thrilled to announce the Inaugural Rogue Lab Readings Series, a four-day event that includes readings of seven new works written, directed, and designed by emerging LA artists, as well as post-show discussions and receptions. The reading series will feature new plays by 2018-2019 Rogue Lab playwrights Lisa Sanaye Dring, Eric Fagundes, John Guerra, Mildred Inez Lewis, Chelsea Sutton, and Jennie Webb, and a special new play presentation by writing team Taylor Coffman and Z. Lupetin.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Now entering its 28th year, Broadway Theatre Project (BTP), a program described by Playbill as "The world's most prestigious musical theatre arts education program for high school and college students" announces additional award-winning, highly-accomplished visiting faculty for the 2019 summer intensive.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
Vineyard Theatre announces that Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (HAMILTON), Tony Award nominee Sarah Stiles (TOOTSIE), Ngozi Anyanwu (GOOD GRIEF), and Kathryn Erbe ('Law & Order: Criminal Intent'), and DJ Crystal Clear will join the line-up of stars set for the company's 2019 Gala fundraiser celebrating Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominated artist and Vineyard Board Member, Colman Domingo.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019
Two adult sisters return to their childhood home, where they once again come face to face with the perils and fantasies of their youth. In Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon's haunting chamber musical, adapted from Christina Rossetti's poem, the wilder Laura chafes against the limits of her ordinary life, and succumbs to the lure of the goblin fruits and the mysterious world they promise. It's up to cautious Lizzie to face down the goblins, and save herself and her sister from their darkest selves.
by Erica Cataldi-Roberts - Mar 31, 2019
Head Trick Theatre closes out their spectacular 2018-2019 season with the musical GOBLIN MARKET, directed by Rebecca Maxfield. Based on the 19th century poem by Christina Rossetti, the verses have been adapted for the stage by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Black Button Eyes Productions launches its 2018-19 season with the Chicago premiere of GHOST QUARTET, an intriguing and entertaining song cycle by Dave Malloy, directed by Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, with music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham.
by Lauren Van Hemert - Jul 15, 2018
Long before Disney introduced the world to Anna and Elsa, Christina Rosetti penned GOBLIN MARKET, a fairytale narrative poem about the power of sisterly love. In Rosetti's poem, two sisters, Lizzie and Laura, triumphantly overcome the temptation of goblin men in a haunted wood. Rosetti's piece has long been the subject of much interpretation and creative adaptations, including a musical version, which premiered at New York's Circle in the Square Theatre Downtown in 1986. This weekend. GOBLIN MARKET opened at Burning Coal Theatre as part of The Women's Theatre Festival. Fusing together classical elements of both ballet and opera, GOBLIN MARKET is a visual feast, from Miyuki Su's fantastical set design to Jennifer Palmer's (The Carolina Ballet) mesmerizing choreography.
by Erica Cataldi-Roberts - Jul 14, 2019
Head Trick Theatre opens their 2019-2020 season, "In War With Time," with Jennifer Dick's small cast adaptation of the play QUEEN MARGARET, which takes a closer look at Margaret of Anjou. A character in several of Shakespeare's "history plays," she is finally given her time in the spotlight, with a fuller look at her role in the 15th century War of the Roses. The audience is left to decide whether she is a hero or a villain.
by Lauren Van Hemert - Jul 11, 2018
Christina Rosetti's poem 'The Goblin Market,' explores the themes of temptation, sacrifice, and the loss of innocence and has been the subject of varied interpretations and creative adaptations ever since its publication in 1862. One such adaptation is a musical version by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon which premiered in 1985 and had a successful run off-Broadway at Circle in the Square. This week, Pen and Harmon's piece opens at Burning Coal Theatre as part of The Women's Theatre Festival, and Director Ashley Popio says Rosetti's poem is as timely as ever. 'Here are two sisters that are coming of age and what happens to them is they dare to step off the path and they are attacked by goblins,' she says. 'And isn't that sort of a metaphor for what happens to us as women today if we dare to stray from the path.' 'So, one of the reasons we chose to cast this show with one black sister and one white sister, is we wanted to show that through intersectional feminism, women supporting each other no matter what, putting sisterhood first, that we can indeed fight those goblins together and emerge triumphant,' she adds. The show, which marks the first time The Women's Theatre Festival has embarked on a musical, combines elements of theater, ballet, and classical music to create an air of magic, which Popio calls addictive.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018
The Philipstown Depot Theatre is proud to present A.R. Gurney's celebrated and popular play, Love Letters, just in time for Valentine's Day! A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Love Letters is the touching, funny and ultimately moving story of a 50-year correspondence between two childhood friends whose relationship weathers time and distance. Through their letters to each other, we learn of their triumphs and tribulations, and ultimately the hilarious and poignant ways in which their lives unfold. Starring Phil Geoffrey Bond (Sondheim Unplugged, My Queer Youth, My Friend, the Cat, Small Town Confessions) and Jennifer Lee Andrews (a Depot regular as well as Broadway's Les Miserables, Grand Hotel, James Joyce's The Dead, etc.), a limited number of seats are available for this special, three-performance only engagement.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018
Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to launch its inaugural season with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE: The Anti-Trump Musical, a political musical song cycle about the turbulent 2016 election, with six actors playing 55 characters. This powerful new musical features a book by Sean Chandler, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by Derek Van Barham and music direction by Ty Miles
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018
Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to launch its inaugural season with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE: The Anti-Trump Musical, a political musical song cycle about the turbulent 2016 election, with six actors playing 55 characters. This powerful new musical features a book by Sean Chandler, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by Derek Van Barham and music direction by Ty Miles. WE THE PEOPLE will play January 26 - February 10, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at stage773.com, by calling (773) 327-5252 or in person at the Stage 773 box office. The press opening is Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 8 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018
Flying Elephant Productions has announced its inaugural season, launching this winter with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE SONGS OF THE RESISTANCE, a political song cycle about the 2016 election, which takes audiences from the conventions through election night and its immediate aftermath into the realization of Trump's America and finally, a call to action from We The People.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce dates for Dana H. by Lucas Hnath, adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson, and directed by Les Waters. Previews will begin on February 11 (previously February 7) at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) with Deirdre O'Connell reprising the title role for the New York premiere direct from engagements at Center Theatre Group and The Goodman Theatre. Opening night for Dana H. is set for February 25.
by BWW Staff - Jan 14, 2021
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
The Brooklyn Conservatory Of Music Presents RHYMES WITH OPERA as part of its popular Parlour Room Sessions series on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 5:30pm at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at: https://bkcm.org/event/parlour-room-sessions-rhymes-with-opera/.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
Rhymes With Opera will present excerpts from The Impossible She in a special preview performance as part of the Rhymes With Opera Salon on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Areté Gallery (67 West Street, Brooklyn). Doors open at 7pm, performances begin at 7:30pm. $10 suggested donation.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
Rhymes With Opera will present excerpts from The Impossible She in a special preview performance as part of the Rhymes With Opera Salon on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Arete Gallery (67 West Street, Brooklyn). Doors open at 7pm, performances begin at 7:30pm. $10 suggested donation.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
Rhymes With Opera presents the World Premiere of The Impossible She at 124 Bank Street Theatre, 124 Bank St, New York, NY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce its 2019-20 Season, featuring two Chicago premiere musicals! The season kicks off this summer with GHOST QUARTET by Broadway composer Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). This intriguing and entertaining song cycle is directed by Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, with music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018
Seven theatre artists have gathered for the nineteenth annual Sundance Institute Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, currently underway from February 5 to February 23, 2018. Designed to support theatrical writing in its earliest stages, the residency is dedicated to uninhibited creativity, peer mentorship and professional growth.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017
Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to launch its inaugural season with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE SONGS OF THE RESISTANCE, a political musical song cycle about the turbulent 2016 election, with six actors playing 55 characters. This powerful new musical features a book by Sean Chandler, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by Derek Van Barham and music direction by Ty Miles. WE THE PEOPLE will play January 26 February 10, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018
Black Button Eyes Productions concludes its 2018-19 season with the Chicago storefront premiere of EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL, a parody of Sam Raimi's classic Evil Dead horror films, with book and lyrics by George Reinblatt and music by Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018
Jennifer Jewell presents 'Raison d'etre: an Evening of Pirandello,' adapted from selected works by Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature and Italian dramatist, novelist, poet, and writer Luigi Pirandello. 'Raison d'etre: an Evening of Pirandello,' explores the complexity and depth of Pirandello's work by taking his seminal play, 'Six Characters in Search of an Author' and infusing it with characters and themes from two of his notable one-act plays, 'Chee Chee' and 'The Man with the Flower In His Mouth.' 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce dates and casting for Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Tina Satter. Performances will begin at the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) Thursday, October 3 with opening night set for Tuesday, October 22.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Two adult sisters return to their childhood home, where they once again come face to face with the perils and fantasies of their youth. In Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon's haunting chamber musical, adapted from Christina Rossetti's poem, the wilder Laura chafes against the limits of her ordinary life, and succumbs to the lure of the goblin fruits and the mysterious world they promise. It's up to cautious Lizzie to face down the goblins, and save herself and her sister from their darkest selves.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018
Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce its 2018-19 season, kicking off late this summer with the world premiere of NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories of John Collier, a non-musical adaption of British author and screenwriter John Collier's phantasmagoric short stories. Written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, the production will feature choreography by Derek Van Barham and star Kevin Webb with additional casting to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of GHOST QUARTET, an intriguing and entertaining song cycle by Dave Malloy, directed by Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, with music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Vineyard Theatre announces an initial line-up of stars set for the company's 2019 Gala fundraiser celebrating Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominated artist and Vineyard Board Member, Colman Domingo. The annual benefit Gala will take place on Monday, May 6, 2019, beginning at 6:00pm at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018
Head Trick Theatre announces a season of wit, magic, and danger, following its recently acclaimed productions of Gabriel and God of Vengeance. Titled "Making a World," the 2018-19 season asks audiences to join Head Trick's performers in creating new worlds through innovative approaches to three classics.