Hard Times

$30 - $90

From childhood, Louisa and Tom Gradgrind were trained to shun emotion, imagination, passion – to put their trust in Cold Hard Facts. Now faced with a loveless marriage and a life devoid of dreams, Louisa has begun to wonder – has something inside her been maimed? In Stephen Jeffreys’ whirlwind adaptation of Dickens’ saga – crowded with eccentric circus performers, shrewd businessmen, cunning widows, and downtrodden workers – we find that even in the darkest industrial landscape, honesty, loyalty, joy, and love abound…and the human heart will not be silenced forever.

Schedule

Running Time: 3 hours, with one intermission

Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the world premiere of  a?oeDJ Whittigton's Kool Kat: A Hip-Hop Pantoa?? by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis.
by TV Scoop - Oct 18, 2019
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on TAMRON HALL, 10/21-10/25!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
The Washington Stage Guild continues its season of great writers with a vividly theatrical adaptation of one of Charles Dickens's novels, Hard Times. Dickens's tale of love, loss, and circus folk is set against the backdrop of Industrial Revolution England. This clever version, in which four actors play dozens of characters, has not been seen in Washington for over two decades!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured worldwide licensing rights to the Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
Silence! RuPaul has made her decision, The Vivienne, 29, from Liverpool has taken the title of the UK's first RuPaul's Drag Race Superstar.
by Roger Catlin - Nov 19, 2019
If Charles Dickens were working today, he'd likely be enlisted to write for one of the serialized television dramas on which millions feed on and binge. In his day, the equivalent was writing serialized dramas for publication to boost readership.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
The City of Quincy has been recognized as the first official U.S. City to partner and to participate in the international arts and cultural movement Fair Saturday, on Saturday November 30, 2019. Originating in Bilbao, Spain in 2014. Fair Saturday aims to create a positive social impact each year on the last Saturday of November, the day following Black Friday.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
The City of Quincy has been recognized as the first official U.S. City to partner and to participate in the international arts and cultural movement Fair Saturday, on Saturday November 30, 2019. Originating in Bilbao, Spain in 2014. Fair Saturday aims to create a positive social impact each year on the last Saturday of November, the day following Black Friday.
by David Clarke - Nov 14, 2019
a?oeAnother ticket! Another ticket! My kingdom for another ticket!a?? one may be moved to exclaim as they depart Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College. The sleek and sexy production of DRUIDSHAKESPEARE: RICHARD III, despite being roughly 386 years old and drawing on Tudor propaganda, feels remarkably fresh.
by Erica Handel - Nov 14, 2019
Holmdel Theatre Company begins its 2019-2020 season with Little Women: The Musical. The show features a book by Alan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and music by Jason Howland. The musical opened on Broadway in 2005 starring Sutton Foster in the lead role of Jo. Little Women ran on Broadway for four months and was nominated for multiple Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Shadow of the Run LLC Co-Founders Beth McGee, Adam Kern, Christine Woods and Ben Needham announced that their Immersive Theatre project RAILROADED: A SHADOW OF THE RUN STORY will premiere in a limited engagement January 9th-12th, 2020 in the City of Bedford.    
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
I'M HERE, A battle to find herself, believe in herself and most importantly to love herself. 
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2020
The Emmy, Tony and Grammy winner stars in the new movie a?oeLike a Bossa?? with Tiffany Haddish and Salma Hayek.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
The cast of Darlinghurst Theatre Company's new production of A CHORUS LINE has finally been announced. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2020 season, which opens June 15 with Kander and Ebb's internationally-acclaimed Chicago. Among the talented list are a mix of Muny favorites and newcomers. In addition to casting, a comprehensive list of design teams for each production will be released later this spring. Telsey + Company is the official casting partner for Muny.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Union Hall has released its upcoming schedule. See below for details!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Following a successful run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Lagahoo Productions today announces their inaugural production SPLINTERED, written and directed by Emily Aboud, will be making its London première. Aboud directs Charlotte Dowding, Chanté Faucher and Alice Vilanculo. The production will be opening as part of the 2020 Vault Festival line up on 12 February and runs until 16 February.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Shadow of the Run LLC Co-Founders Beth McGee, Adam Kern, Christine Woods and Ben Needham announced that their Immersive Theatre project RAILROADED: A SHADOW OF THE RUN STORY will premiere in a limited engagement January 9th-12th, 2020 in the City of Bedford.    
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Today, San Francisco singer-songwriter Graham Norwood releases his debut album Out Of The Sea. Along with the release of the album, Graham has also shared the music video for the single 'Greenfield', directed by Christopher Toms.
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Last month East London artist KOJEY RADICAL announced his first North American tour FEELS LIKE CASHMERE. He'll now be joined by NYC based recording artist KAMAUU. The tour is set to kick off in Chicago on February 19th at Schubas and go on to visit Toronto and New York before wrapping in Los Angeles on February 25th at the Moroccan Lounge. Tickets are on sale now via www.kojeyradical.online. 
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Jan 27, 2020
STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Taproot Theatre will give all the feels and more. It is a heartfelt story of enduring friendships: of living, loving, and letting go. With little fuss or fluff, the show owes its appeal to the witty dialogue delivered with zest. Unafraid to feel the hurt of loss, the show reminds us that we are never just one thing, but can feel many complex emotions all at the same time.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The February lineup of acts performing at City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph St) has been announced. See full details below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce their 33rd Season will continue on Wednesday, February 12th in the Stephen B. Metzler Hall at The Folly Theater, downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The magnificent Folly will be the perfect atmosphere for the Valentine program entitled a?oeEnchanted Strings,a?? featuring guest conductor Carolyn Watson with the baton. 
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Hayley Williams has announced today's premiere of “Simmer,” the first single from the GRAMMY® award-winning Paramore singer and founder of haircare and color company Good Dye Young's hugely anticipated debut solo album. The smoldering track is available now via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services; an equally fiery official video – directed by Warren Fu (Paramore, The 1975, The Strokes) – is streaming now via the official Hayley Williams YouTube channel below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Zeiders American Dream Theater (The Z) in Town Center under the leadership of Artistic Director Bart Kuebler, Executive Director Terry Flint will present Manoli Kouremetis' play, Saint Irene's.
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 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 11, 2020
The Washington Stage Guild continues its season of great writers with the Washington premiere of Bloomsday by Steven Dietz. This delicate, time-bending romance is set in James Joyce's Dublin on June 16th, the date on which Joyce's Ulysses is set. Robert returns to that city 35 years after meeting Caithleen on a walking tour of Joyce's Dublin. He and Cait meet again and revisit their youthful relationship, amid the echoes of Joyce's masterwork, and the missed connections of that earlier time in their lives. Helen Hayes Award winning Kasi Campbell will direct. A post-show discussion will follow the Sunday matinee on February 2nd, James Joyce's birthday.
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
August Burns Red have been upholding the artistic pillars of technical proficiency, airtight grooves, and thoughtful lyricism in the hard rock world for 17 years now. The two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated Pennsylvania quintet—JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [lead vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass]—are pleased to announce their eighth full length, Guardians, out April 3 on Fearless Records. The album is available for pre-order here.
by Shari Barrett - Feb 3, 2020
The venerated Los Angeles-based Lula Washington Dance Theatre returned to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate its milestone 40th anniversary with a dynamic and powerful program exploring social and humanitarian issues from January 30 through February 1 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. The program, which launched The Lula Washington Dance Theatre's year-long anniversary celebration, included three world premieres and a West Coast premiere, with new works from new voices, some of whom are a generation younger than co-founders Lula and Erwin Washington, which mixed jazz, hip-hop, African movement, ballet, modern, tap and other dance styles to perfection.
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 25, 2020
Today GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY's Todd Almond speaks with BroadwayWorld about making his Broadway debut in a play which explores the universal themes of struggle, loss, forgiveness, and ultimately, hope.
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Edi Roque brings his guitar wizardry to Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Drive, Friday, February 28. Showtime: 8:00pm. Tickets: $10. (advance), $15. (door). Info: (626) 447-9349 or visit http://arcadiabluesclub.com.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Edi Roque brings his guitar wizardry to Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Drive, Friday, February 28. Showtime: 8:00pm. Tickets: $10. (advance), $15. (door). Info: (626) 447-9349 or visit http://arcadiabluesclub.com.
by Tanya Seale - Feb 17, 2020
There are defining moments in every life that change a person's entire trajectory. Sometimes we recognize them as such. Other times, we never recognize them at all, or maybe worse, we recognize them too late. Annapurna, a tender but unsettling 2013 two-hander play by Sharr White asks, among other questions, what might have been had...
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
WILLIAM WILD today announces the release of Push Ups, his sophomore full-length and debut album with Sony Music Masterworks, due out March 20. Available now to preorder, the 11-track collection combines subtle folk textures with gripping electronic and alternative elements in a sonic and thematic contemplation of identity and morality. The album marks a pivotal moment in the career of Tennessee-based artist Garrett Sale, the singer-songwriter, producer and engineer behind William Wild, as he journeys from crisis to reconstruction. Originally making its debut via EARMILK and available alongside today's preorder is the latest offering from Push Ups, “Holy Ghost (where did my life go?)” 
by Jay Irwin - Feb 1, 2020
As a white man I can recognize the privilege that has been afforded me throughout my life. That's not to say I didn't work hard for what I've achieved, nor to say I haven't had hard times, but that underlying privilege has always been there. But is recognizing your privilege enough? How far do you go to counteract it? Do you accept it when it's presented? Do you resent it when it works against you? These heady questions are at the center the Joshua Harmon's comedy a?oeAdmissionsa??, currently playing at Seattle Public Theater. You read that right, comedy. Just like his previous hit a?oeBad Jewsa??, Harmon manages to tackle some hot button topics and spin them so you might not notice you're thinking about them since you're laughing so hard.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Dec 9, 2019
Barber Shop Chronicles is a unifying, enriching, thought-provoking and captivating theatrical experience that solidifies Ellams' position as a griot worthy of upholding the rich African ancestry of storytelling traditions, and an exciting new poet and playwright making his mark on the world's stage by sharing slices of life that dive deeply into the culture and concerns of the contemporary black man.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the next round of artist additions for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. John Prine, Billy Strings, Colin Hay, Kelsey Waldon, and Gangstagrass will be joining the annual homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Tony® and Emmy Award winner Lillias White returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Cabaret Series with an autobiographical show filled with musical highlights from her life and career January 23 - 25, 2020 in Samueli Theater. With her powerhouse voice and exuberant stage presence, White has won accolades for her show-stopping performances on the Broadway stage, on television and in films. The New York Times declared, 'Lillias White is a singer who makes the most challenging vocal feats look almost easy.'
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 25, 2019
It's Christmas on Broadway and to celebrate we've decided to do some metaphorical gifting to all of our favorite Broadway characters.
by Peter Nason - Dec 21, 2019
25 Shows & Performances in the Tampa Bay Area That Rocked Our World from 2010 to 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
The Sherman Playhouse will be performing Jack and the Beanstalk A Very British Panto starting December 6 just in time for the holidays. This Traditional British Panto returns to Sherman! Oh yes it does! Jack and the Beanstalk is one of the UK's favorite pantos, filled with spectacle, songs and good family fun. Falling on hard times good-hearted dreamer Jack is sent by his mother, Dame Trott to market to sell his faithful, sweet-natured cow Daisy. Meanwhile Fleshcreep, the Giant's wicked henchman is sent to terrorize the kingdom and kidnap the Princess, stealing her away to his master's castle in the clouds. Why does Jack exchange Daisy for a bag of magic beans? Will the Princess be rescued from Fleshcreep's evil clutches? Can the Giant be defeated and the kingdom freed? Find out as Jack climbs the beanstalk to adventure aided by his silly brother, a good fairy and a bumbling King with his dimwitted guards! There'll be music, dancing, magic, thrills, spills and jokes coming thick and fast! Fun for all the family where the audience is definitely encouraged to join in the silliness!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Pacific Opera Project (POP) opens its 2020 10th anniversary season with an artistically and musically boundary-pushing double bill featuring Puccini's Gianni Schicchi alongside Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges at Occidental College's Thorne Hall on Saturday, January 25 at 3pm; Saturday, February 1 at 7pm; and Sunday, February 2 at 3pm. These two one-act operas feature lush orchestrations and large ensemble casts in a family-friendly production led by conductor Joshua Horsch and directed/designed by POP Artistic Director Josh Shaw.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Lookingglass Theatre Company welcomes five new Ensemble Members and four new Artistic Associates into the Lookingglass family. Joining the Ensemble are Walter Briggs (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Moby Dick), Kasey Foster (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas), circus choreographer Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein), Anthony Irons (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Act(s) of God), and composer and sound designer Andre Pluess (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Eastland). New Artistic Associates include Cordelia Dewdney (Moby Dick, Hard Times), Wendy Mateo (Big Lake Big City, Beyond Caring), costume designer Sully Ratke (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas) and Matthew C. Yee (Treasure Island, Moby Dick).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Native Earth Performing Arts will present its production of the 2018 Governor General-nominated play This Is How We Got Here, written and directed by Keith Barker, featuring Kristopher Bowman, Tamara Podemski, James Dallas Smith and Michaela Washburn on January 26-February 16, 2020.
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 10, 2019
Today's subject Ted Sperling is very well represented this holiday season here in DC. He is the Musical Director/New Orchestrator for Fiddler on the Roof which plays through December 15th at the National Theatre. Beginning December 17th his work as Musical Supervisor can be heard on My Fair Lady at Kennedy Center. That show runs through Jan 19th.
by Michael Dale - Dec 10, 2019
As played by Judith Ivey and Ken Narasaki in Samuel D. Hunter's touching and emotion-twisting drama Greater Clements, Maggie and Billy seem like the kind of couple who would have spent many happy decades together after being high school sweethearts, had Maggie's father, a World War II veteran who fought in the Pacific, not forbidden her from getting further involved with the Japanese-American young man.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announces the 2019 Associate Artists a?" actor Alan H. Green, composer Joe Iconis, costume designer Sara Jean Tosetti and actress Peggy Pharr Wilson.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 1, 2019
In one ghostly, Christmas night, miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge receives a series of unexpected supernatural visitors who are determined to show him the error of his ways. Scrooge learns to pity himself and to love his neighbour a?" but is that enough?