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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2021
Andrew Polec, 32, actor/singer/musician/composer from Doylestown, PA, is honored to have been named the first prize winner in The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music 's 23rd Annual Lotte Lenya Competition, which took place in New York City on August 28, 2021. He received the $20,000 First Prize plus a $2,000 Finalist Prize, for a total of $22,000. Each of his four selections were a fully realized one-act drama. 
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 30, 2021
Andrew Polec talks about winning The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music's 23rd Annual Lotte Lenya Competition and what he loves about performing HAIR at The Old Globe through October 3rd.
by Student Blogger: Leah Packer - Sep 30, 2020
Read on for an interview with Katie and Kailee, two of the smartest and most talented people in my life
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2021
TFANA and Saint Flashlight present The Will of the City, poems inspired by playwright and poet William Shakespeare, launching today and running through the fall. Spotlighting the work of over a dozen writers, this activation will transform the streetside and outdoor screens at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY)—Theatre for a New Audience's home in Fort Greene—into a bi-weekly updated anthology of poems inspired by Shakespeare's plays.
by Maria Nockin - Sep 25, 2020
On the Los Angeles Opera website this week, soprano Sarah Vautour, together with pianists Steven Blier and Jeremy Frank, offer a recital of cabaret classics for her a?oeLiving Room Recital.a?? San Francisco opera notes that one of their Merola Opera Programa??s illustrious alumni, baritone Lucas Meachem (2003), opens Merolaa??s Virtual Recital Series on Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. PDT, with a?oeI Left My Aria in San Francisco.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2019
Sonia Friedman Productions today announced Conor McPherson's (The Weir, Girl from the North Country) new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Seagull) which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 14th January 2020 with Opening Night on Thursday 23rd January 2020. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 30th September with priority booking from Wednesday 25th September.
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 A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2018
J.T. Rogers' Oslo, winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play, and Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth play in rotating repertory live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT. Oslo plays September 19 - October 21 and Dear Elizabeth, October 4 - 28. For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit northernstage.org. Tickets start at $19 for students and $34 for adults.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2019
Following a highly acclaimed tour in 2018, The Original Theatre Company and The Anthology Group in association with Peter Stickney and York Theatre Royal's production of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART will return and tour the UK in 2020. Directed by Philip Franks and starring Matthew Kelly as Fitz (W. H. Auden) and David Yelland as Henry (Benjamin Britten). The tour begins on 18 March 2020 at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a four-performance engagement of Suburban Showgirl starring Palmer Davis from September 13-16. With musical direction by Ross Kalling, Suburban Showgirl is directed by multiple award-winner Cate Caplin.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2018
J.T. Rogers' Oslo, winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play, and Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth play in rotating repertory live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT. Oslo plays September 19 - October 21 and Dear Elizabeth, October 4 - 28. For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit northernstage.org. Tickets start at $19 for students and $34 for adults.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2018
J.T. Rogers' Oslo, winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play, and Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth play in rotating repertory live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT. Oslo plays September 19 - October 21 and Dear Elizabeth, October 4 - 28. For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit northernstage.org. Tickets start at $19 for students and $34 for adults.
by Rebecca Russo - 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 Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2021
From rock to Rossini, Victorian Opera announces its Season 2022 with a year of undiscovered gems, thrilling epics and two world premieres. The state opera company presents eight productions, including three Australian operas.
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022
Metromaniacs aren't people who are crazy about subways. They are people who are nuts about poetry, i.e. verse composed in meter. David Ives' play The Metromaniacs is an English language adaptation of a French farce from 1738, La Metromaie, and it is set in Paris in that year, a moment when there was a particular craze for poetry. Ives' play is performed in English, in rhyming couplets.
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022
In response to the recent massacres in Buffalo and Uvalde, producer and director Charlotte Cohn will present a free one-night-only reading of Church & State, the award-winning play by Jason Odell Williams, to benefit Sandy Hook Promise, Safer Country, and the Brady Campaign.
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2021
The Wilbury Theatre Group presents the World Premiere of Dolores Goes to Poetry City by Darcie Dennigan, based on the poetry of Farnoosh Fathi. The performance runs June 10 – 20 outdoors at WaterFire Arts Center.
by Louis Train - May 21, 2019
Sergey Kuryshev is a titan of the Russian stage, a highly regarded interpreter of Chekhov, an occasional film star, and a mainstay of St. Petersburg's Maly Drama Theatre. Sergey and the Maly are bringing their acclaimed production of Chekhov's Three Sisters to London's Vaudeville Theatre this June. In advance of his next trip to England, Sergey spoke about how British audiences appreciate Chekhov, the themes of Three Sisters, and what we all need to find inner strength.
by Student Blogger: Sydni Dichter - May 19, 2021
As many of us are winding down the school year, I have compiled a list of things to do to keep your creative juices flowing this summer! These are just a few ways to stay creative this summer! Really anything can inspire creativity, if you let it.
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022
Grammy Award-winning bass Zachary James, currently preparing for his return to the Metropolitan Opera in the acclaimed production of Akhnaten, will join soprano Katherine Riddle (Glimmerglass, Signature Theater, Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center) and pianist Laura Bergquist (Arena Theatre, Broadway's Allegiance) for a one-night only concert featuring the music of Kurt Weill.
by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 7, 2019
Light In The Attic opens a new door to Japan's vast musical legacy with an expertly compiled overview of Japan's City Pop genre, Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986. The latest installment in their Japan Archival Series collects tracks ranging from silky smooth grooves to innovative techno pop bangers and everything in between. Long-revered by crate diggers and adventurous music heads, these tracks have never been officially released outside of Japan until now. Including key artists like Taeko Ohnuki, Haruomi Hosono, and Minako Yoshida, as well as cult favorites Hitomi Tohyama and Hiroshi Sato, the long-awaited release also features newly commissioned cover painting by Tokyo-based artist Hiroshi Nagai, whose iconic images of resort living have graced the covers of many classic City Pop albums of the 1980s.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2021
Shakespeare & Company will launch its 2021 season with a production of Shakespeare's King Lear, featuring acclaimed actor and three-time Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd. Directed by Nicole Ricciardi, King Lear will run July 2 through August 29.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022
Paradise Square begins previews on Broadway tonight, March 15, 2022, ahead of an opening night on April 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Learn more about the cast bringing this musical to life on stage here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022
Wilbury Theatre Group has announced the plays for their upcoming 2022/23 Season.  They include the world premiere of Rose Weaver’s Silhouette of a Silhouette, the world premiere of a new musical by playwright and poet Darcie Dennigan, Off With Their Heads, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 26, 2018
King of Cuba, a new comedy by award-winning writer Cristina Garcia, opens with a press night on Saturday, July 21, and runs through August 19 (previews July 19 & 20) at the historic Berkeley City Club. The summer adventure of the Central Works 2018 season King of Cuba, is developed by Ms. Garcia in the Central Works Writers Workshop featuring the lesbian-gender-bending comedian Marga Gomez, and the Grammy-winning "bongocero" Carlos Caro. All are Cubanx celebrities living in the Bay Area. Directed by Gary Graves, the full cast includes Marco Aponte, Leticia Duarte, Elena Garrity, Marga Gomez, Ben Ortega and Steve Ortiz.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 25, 2018
King of Cuba, a new comedy by award-winning writer Cristina Garcia, opens with a press night on Saturday, July 21, and runs through August 19 (previews July 19 & 20) at the historic Berkeley City Club. The summer adventure of the Central Works 2018 season King of Cuba, is developed by Ms. Garcia in the Central Works Writers Workshop featuring the lesbian-gender-bending comedian Marga Gomez, and the Grammy-winning "bongocero" Carlos Caro. All are Cubanx celebrities living in the Bay Area. Directed by Gary Graves, the full cast includes Marco Aponte, Leticia Duarte, Elena Garrity, Marga Gomez, Ben Ortega and Steve Ortiz.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018
'The Property,' a new play by Ben Josephson, is the story of a woman, two men she has loved and one man she is tempted to love, and the teenage son she stifles with good intentions. Irene, once carefree and artistic but now a low-level corporate manager alarmed by the erosion of her family's financial security, imposes two measures to shore the family up.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022
Door Shakespeare has announced the opening of their 2022 season (running June 22 through August 27) in the garden of Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Ln, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2019
Agatha Christie is missing and barmy ace detective, Miss Clarissa Marbles, needs your help in solving the crime. Was it the cook, the husband, the secret admirer . . . or you? Everyone is a suspect in this fun-filled murder mystery. If you have a criminal record or any skeletons in your closet, she'll find out. And of course don't hesitate to inform on your neighbours. The audience votes on the best solution to this rollicking whodunit and a lovely prize will be awarded to the winner!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022
Miep Gies was a 32-year-old secretary in Otto Frank's office when he asked her to help him and his family hide from the Nazis. She immediately said yes.
by Macon Prickett - Jul 5, 2018
Touquet Music Beach Festival returns on 24 and 25 August 2018! With an endless expanse of sand, the sun setting on the horizon, two nights of music and sand beneath your feet, this year's edition is determined to mark the occasion with a packed weekend of concerts, DJ sets and board sports! After a trial edition in 2016 and a follow up boost in summer 2017, TMB is back this year to stake its claim in the Hauts-de-France cultural agenda with an even bigger and better line-up and greater organisational commitments.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 27, 2018
Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Amherst native Annie Baker's The Aliens in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA from August 9 through August 19, 2018.   Jasper and KJ, both suffering from 'failure to launch,' have created their own universe behind a local coffee shop, where the dumpster smells last week's lattes. Enter Evan, an impressionable new employee/high school student intrigued by the pair's unconventional charm. While the two impart their 'wisdom' on their new, young friend, life's great pleasures like literature and music are savored along with its bitter brew.  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018
'The Property,' a new play by Ben Josephson, is the story of a woman, two men she has loved and one man she is tempted to love, and the teenage son she stifles with good intentions. Irene, once carefree and artistic but now a low-level corporate manager alarmed by the erosion of her family's financial security, imposes two measures to shore the family up.
by Chantal Kunst - Jan 6, 2021
e Graaf & Cornelissen Entertainment heeft de Nederlandse rechten bemachtigd voor de succesvolle Broadway-musical The Prom. Waar de cultuursector het afgelopen jaar veel klappen heeft gekregen, wordt er toch ook weer naar de toekomst gekeken met nieuwe, grote producties. Zo zal de musical The Prom in september 2022 zijn Nederlandse première beleven. Momenteel is op Netflix een zeer succesvolle filmversie van The Prom te zien met onder anderen Meryl Streep, James Corden en Nicole Kidman.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2019
Pilgrim Theatre and MIT Theater Arts Program collaborate to bring the company's acclaimed cabaret Moon Over Dark Street to Cambridge, at the Institute's elegant new performance space, Theater W97 located at 345 Vassar Street for three performances only March 8-10, 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2022
Roaring with charisma, wit and a killer cast, Victorian Opera presents Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann’s anti-capitalist musical comedy, Happy End, from 23 – 26 March at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse. 
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2022
Roaring with charisma, wit and a killer cast, Victorian Opera presents Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann's anti-capitalist musical comedy, Happy End, from 23 – 26 March at Arts Centre Melbourne's Playhouse.
by Kelly Luck - Feb 10, 2019
KC Lyric's 'Mack the Knife is The Man I Love' combines new talents and old classics.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 9, 2020
One thing’s universal: Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of beloved Broadway musical “The Prom” will bow on December 11th on Netflix! 
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 7, 2018
Juilliard's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) present "Kurt Weill's Berlin" on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 7:30pm in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Pianist and arranger Steven Blier, a Vocal Arts faculty member and the artistic director of NYFOS, performs with singers from Juilliard's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 2, 2021
Tonight, NBC will air its sixth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, Hairspray, and Jesus Christ Superstar, the peacock network will be presenting Annie. Based on Harold Gray's comic strip titled Little Orphan Annie, this musical tells the story of a little orphan with equal measures of pluck and positivity who charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in New York City in the year 1933.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 10, 2018
State Theatre New Jersey and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in concert with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra featuring Conductor Constantine Kitsopolous on Saturday January 6, 2019 at 3pm. Tickets range from $35-$125.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 8, 2018
King of Cuba, a new comedy by award-winning writer Cristina Garcia, has extended through August 26th at the historic Berkeley City Club (originally scheduled to close August 19). In King of Cuba, two aging Cubanos hilariously have a go at each other. Opening night Marga was described as 'dethroning machismo,' while the house erupted as El Comandante (Marga Gomez) remarked "Nobody has bigger cojones than I do." The night then roiled with laughter as the two silver haired Cubanos 'knock each other down' verbally and otherwise.
by Julie Musbach - 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 Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2018
The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a four-performance engagement of Suburban Showgirl starring Palmer Davis from September 13-16. With musical direction by Ross Kalling, Suburban Showgirl is directed by multiple award-winner Cate Caplin.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2020
The Wilbury Theatre Group has announced that Darcie Dennigan, Playwright-in-Residence with the Group since 2019, has been named as a recipient of a fellowship from the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, an independent organization administered by Brown University.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 23, 2019
Light In The Attic's Japan Archival Series continues withSachiko Kanenobu's Misora, a timeless classic of intricate finger-picking, gently soaring melodies and rustic Laurel Canyon mysticism, produced by Haruomi Hosono and originally released in 1972 on URC (Underground Record Club), one of Japan's first independent record labels. One of the most beloved works to come out of Japan's 1960s-70s folk and rock scene, Light In The Attic's forthcoming reissue marks the first time that Misora will be available physically in the United States.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2020
BroadwayWorld Book Club is officially off and running! Or should we say, reading! The first BroadwayWorld Book Club selection is Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1. Tepper has just released the first volume of the book for free on Kindle!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2019
The Poetry Society of America named Darcie Dennigan the recipient of the inaugural Anna Rabinowitz Prize, judged this year by Matthea Harvey. The organization's press release explains that Dennigan has been chosen for her play, The Happy End. An athletic performance piece and an adaptation of Monica de la Torre's collection of poems The Happy End / All Welcome (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017), The Happy End was originally performed as part of the Providence Fringe Festival in 2018 and is currently being remounted at The Wilbury Theatre Group until April 13.

Happy End Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Happy End have their been?
Happy End has had 7 productions including Berlin which opened in 1929, West End which opened in 1965, West End which opened in 1975, Off-Broadway which opened in 1977, Off-Broadway which opened in 1977, Broadway which opened in 1977 and Broadway which opened in 1977.

What Tony Awards has Happy End been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Elisabeth Hauptmann, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Kurt WeilBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Bertolt Brecht and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Michael Feingold.

What productions of Happy End have their been?
Happy End has had 7 productions including Berlin which opened in 1929, West End which opened in 1965, West End which opened in 1975, Off-Broadway which opened in 1977, Off-Broadway which opened in 1977, Broadway which opened in 1977 and Broadway which opened in 1977.

What songs are in Happy End and what's the order?
Hosanna Rockefeller
Bilbao Song
Lieutenants of the Lord
March Ahead to the Fight
The Sailors' Tango
Brother, Give Yourself a Shove
Song of the Big Shot
Don't Be Afraid
In Our Childhood's Bright Endeavor
The Liquor Dealer's Dream
The Mandalay Song
Surabaya Johnny
Ballad of the Lily of Hell

What is the order of songs in Happy End and what's the order?
Hosanna Rockefeller
Bilbao Song
Lieutenants of the Lord
March Ahead to the Fight
The Sailors' Tango
Brother, Give Yourself a Shove
Song of the Big Shot
Don't Be Afraid
In Our Childhood's Bright Endeavor
The Liquor Dealer's Dream
The Mandalay Song
Surabaya Johnny
Ballad of the Lily of Hell