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Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II (New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street

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3 hours, with one intermission

Tuesday through Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday at 2:30pm

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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.


Belle Game Share 'Bring Me' w/ BlackBook + LP Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

In anticipation of their sophomore album Fear/Nothing slated for release September 8th on Arts & Crafts, Vancouver's Belle Game share new single “Bring Me” with BlackBook today. (more...)

Actors Co-op Theatre Company Opens its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Actors Co-0p Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and film by Alfred Hitchcock, directed by Kevin Chesley, produced by Jorie Janeway. THE 39 STEPS will preview on Thursday, September 21 at 8pm and will open Friday, September 22 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 29 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Chrysalis Festival to Return to Traverse Theatre with UK's Best Emerging Talent
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Chrysalis, Scotland's groundbreaking festival for ambitious performance by young theatre-makers, returns to the Traverse Theatre this November. Audiences can look forward to three days of innovative, thought-provoking and challenging performances from the UK's best youth theatres. (more...)

Belle Game Share 'Bring Me' w/ BlackBook + LP Out 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

In anticipation of their sophomore album Fear/Nothing slated for release September 8th on Arts & Crafts, Vancouver's Belle Game share new single “Bring Me” with BlackBook today. (more...)

BWW Review: ASU Lyric Opera Presents THE BARTERED BRIDE
by Herbert Paine - Sep 29, 2017

ASU Lyric Opera is fulfilling Bed ich Smetana's vision in a production that is resplendent with vocal excellence (Emily Botts, Justin Carpenter), spirited choreography (by the terrific Molly LaJoie), the vibrant colors of Alfredo Escarcega's set and Sharon Jones's costumes, the brilliant instincts of Director Dale Dreyfoos, and a highly gifted ensemble. The show runs through October 1st at ASU's Evelyn Smith Music Theatre. (more...)

Theresa Kloos Launches Comedy Podcast SURVIVAL OF THE WITTIEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

New York City actor and comedian Theresa Kloos launches a new comedy podcast called SURVIVAL OF THE WITTIEST. (more...)

SEX WITH STRANGERS, SHEAR MADNESS and More Set for Good Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Good Theater the professional theater in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Centers has announced its 16th season opening in the fall of 2017.  This will be the biggest season the company has produced yet. (more...)

October Shows Announced at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Acts listed below are performing at City Winery Chicago this October, 1200 W. Randolph Street, throughout the month. (more...)

Actors Co-Op Theatre Company Kicks Off 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Actors Co-Op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS. (more...)

Actors Co-op Theatre Company Opens its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Actors Co-0p Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and film by Alfred Hitchcock, directed by Kevin Chesley, produced by Jorie Janeway. THE 39 STEPS will preview on Thursday, September 21 at 8pm and will open Today, September 22 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 29 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Scooter Braun Talks Working with Kanye and Trying Times with Justin Bieber
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Gayle King recently sat down with Scooter Braun for an interview about his philanthropy, working with Kanye, trying times with Justin Bieber and more. The interview aired on CBS This Morning today. Watch the video below: (more...)

Actors Co-op Theatre Company Opens its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Actors Co-0p Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and film by Alfred Hitchcock, directed by Kevin Chesley, produced by Jorie Janeway. THE 39 STEPS will preview today, September 21 at 8pm and will open Friday, September 22 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 29 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Kevin Chesley Discusses THE 39 STEPS at Actors Co-op
by Don Grigware - Sep 21, 2017

KEVIN CHESLEY has directed, written and performed sketch comedy for stages like Upright Citizens Brigade (LA and NYC), The iO (Chicago and West), and the Vancouver Comedy Festival. He is a co-founder of TROOP! and The Riot Act, troupes that have performed in venues like The Comedy Central Stage, The HBO Workspace, and The Chicago Improv Festival. For ten years he has directed The Apple Sisters, a staged 1943 radio show that very much helped prepare him to dive into the 1935 world of The 39 Steps. He was also a director for The Hampstead Players Theater Company. A screenwriter, Kevin has written for The Onion, National Lampoon, and MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger, as well as screenplays for Warner Brothers, Paramount, Bad Robot, Happy Madison, and 20th Century Fox. He has Executive Produced pilots for both NBC and Cartoon Network. Training: Act One Hollywood, BFA Emerson College. He is currently directing The 39 Steps for Actors Co-op about to open Friday September 22. (more...)

Casting Complete for Lookingglass Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces complete casting for its 2017 2018 Season lineup. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cumberland County Playhouse's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 18, 2017

Finally, a musical for everyone who loves musicals! Beginning September 15, Cumberland County Playhouse presents The Drowsy Chaperone, a loving send-up of Jazz age musicals featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): Cumberland County Playhouse's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 14, 2017

Who better than Cumberland County Playhouse's artistic director Britt Hancock to take the helm of The Drowsy Chaperone, the latest show slated to open on the mainstage of Crossville's iconic theater? After all, he starred as Broadway producer Feldzieg in the national touring company of the Tony Award-winning show, tap dancing his way across the country and winning hearts and rave reviews all along the way. (more...)

Cheryl Stern's SHOES AND BAGGAGE to Return to the cell
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

After a critically acclaimed run at nancy manocherian's the cell last season, Cheryl Stern's one-woman musical Shoes and Baggage returns to the cell for two performances, September 12 at 7PM and September 13 at 7PM. (more...)

Tenement Museum Announces New Tour Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

On tours of the restored, late 19th-century tenement apartments at the The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, visitors often have the most questions about the bedroom, which were usually no more than 80-square-feet and shared by both parents and children. (more...)

The Box In Black: Johnny Cash's Beloved 'Unearthed' Collection Returns As Monolithic Nine-LP Vinyl Box Set On November 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

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Modern-Day Immigrants Get First Permanent Exhibit at Tenement Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

With immigration dominating the national conversation, a new permanent exhibit opening this week at The Tenement Museum immerses visitors in the lives of three immigrant and migrant families from different corners of the world -- China, Puerto Rico, and Poland -- who all lived in the same New York City apartment building during the 1950s to 1970s. (more...)

Casting Complete for Lookingglass Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces complete casting for its 2017 2018 Season lineup. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Open 30th Anniversary Season with Return of HARD TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company opens its 30th Anniversary Season with the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times, adapted and directed by Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman from the book by Charles Dickens and in association with The Actors Gymnasium. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lookingglass Theatre's HARD TIMES This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces complete casting for the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times, adapted and directed by Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman from the book by Charles Dickens and in association with The Actors Gymnasium. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Teams with TodayTix for $25 HARD TIMES Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces a partnership with TodayTix-the free mobile app that provides on-demand access to theater tickets-to offer exclusive $25 Lottery tickets to the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times, adapted and directed by Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman from the book by Charles Dickens and in association with The Actors Gymnasium. (more...)

Cast Complete for West End Transfer of John McCrea-Led EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, directed by Jonathan Butterell and written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, which will play a limited season at the Apollo Theatre from Monday 6 November following a critically acclaimed run at Sheffield Crucible. (more...)

Trevor Noah Wins 2017 Thurber Prize for American Humor
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

At a ceremony at Carolines on Broadway in New York City on October 2, 2017, Trevor Noah was awarded the 2017 Thurber Prize for American Humor for his memoir, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. (more...)

VIDEO: Lola Gets Funky- Watch Billy Porter Perform a KINKY BOOTS Remix!
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2017

Below, watch as Porter performs a remix of Kinky hits during a recent concert in his hometown of Pittsburgh! (more...)

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Announces Fall/Winter Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

The Downstairs Cabaret is thrilled to announce six shows as part of its Fall / Winter Program, including several regional premieres, performing through mid-December. (more...)

Will Hoge Announces U.S. Tour Dates in Support of 'Anchors' Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Will Hoge is a creative gambler. He left the comfort of touring with his band because he hit a wall and needed to figure out his next move. The CMA- and Grammy-nominated artist took to the road for a year of solo shows with a guitar and keyboard and in so doing, reclaimed what inspired his soul. (more...)

Documentary WAR DOG: A SOLDIER'S BEST FRIEND Debuts on HBO 11/13; Watch Trailer
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

From executive producer Channing Tatum and director Deborah Scranton ('The War Tapes,' HBO's 'Earth Made of Glass'), WAR DOG: A SOLDIER'S BEST FRIEND highlights the intimate relationship between U.S. Special Operations soldiers and their K9s, who serve together as human-animal teams in combat. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Max Greger Talks THE GRAPES OF WRATH
by Linda Ann Watt - Oct 22, 2017

THE GRAPES OF WRATH message is family.... Sticking together through the good times and bad times. Family members die, people leave in the Hard Times, but it's family that keeps you going. (more...)

Kathryn Erbe, Kathy Najimy & Patrick Reilly to Appear at NYC Debut of DATING MY MOTHER Indie Film
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

Indie comedy DATING MY MOTHER will make its New York premiere as part of NewFest, NYC's largest LGBT film festival, at Cinepolis, Chelsea on October 21st. (more...)

MURDER ON THE PARADISE LINE Sets Opening in Ocean Grove
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

La Strada Ensemble Theater is all aboard with their revival of their very first dinner theater experience Murder on the Paradise Line. (more...)

Jesse Royal Drops Debut; Announces NYC Album Listening Party
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Internationally renowned Jamaican artist Jesse Royal will release his first album Lily of Da Valley via Easy Star Records on October 6th, 2017. After multiple successful singles and mixtapes, including the breakthrough song Modern Day Judas, which has over 10 mil YouTube views, the 14-track Lily of Da Valley marks Jesse's debut full-length release. (more...)

New Nurture Book Tour for 'Tunnel Rat' by John M. Ward
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

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The Shakespeare Project Of Chicago Announces 2017-18 Theatrical Reading Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago announces the lineup for its 2017-18 Theatrical Reading Season, featuring two beloved Shakespearean comedies, one of his rarely seen tragedies and a work by Shakespeare's contemporary Thomas Middleton. (more...)

Review Roundup: HARD TIMES at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Hard Times runs at Lookingglass Theatre through January 14, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Janet Dacal, Ed Dixon, Judy Gold, Brandon Uranowitz and More Set for Project Shaw's VOTES FOR WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group continues its 12th Season of PROJECT SHAW when it presents its 128th concert presentation, Votes for Women, a rare staging of the 1907 play by Elizabeth Robins, for one night only, on Monday, November 20th at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lookingglass Theatre Company's Acrobatic HARD TIMES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company opens its 30th Anniversary Season with the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times, adapted and directed by Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman from the book by Charles Dickens and in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Hard Times runs now through January 14, 2018 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N Michigan Ave at Pearson. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE UGLY DUCKLING and More Slated for Christmas 2017 at Tobacco Factory Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Celebrate at the theatre this Christmas season! Christmas is always busy at Tobacco Factory Theatres and this year is no exception with not one, not two, but three Christmas shows for all of the family to enjoy. (more...)

Kathryn Erbe, Kathy Najimy & Patrick Reilly to Appear at NYC Debut of DATING MY MOTHER Indie Film
by Movies News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Indie comedy DATING MY MOTHER will make its New York premiere as part of NewFest, NYC's largest LGBT film festival, at Cinepolis, Chelsea on October 21st. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Director Heidi Stillman and Others Discuss HARD TIMES At Lookingglass Theatre Company!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Watch as director Heidi Stillman and other cast and creative team members discuss this adaptation of Hard Times! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BELLO at Young People's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Bello by Governor General Award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen, translated by Brian Dooley, is being directed by Mieko Ouchi in a co-production by Young People's Theatre, Concrete Theatre and L'Unith tre, presented in English and in French. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Acting For Others Announce Initial Participants For 14th Annual Bucket Collection
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Today, theatrical charity Acting for Others announces initial participants in its 14th annual bucket collection. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HARD TIMES at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company opens its 30th Anniversary Season with the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times, adapted and directed by Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman from the book by Charles Dickens and in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Hard Times runs now through January 14, 2018 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N Michigan Ave at Pearson. The Press Opening is this Saturday, October 14, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Shaina Taub Honored with The Ziegfeld Club's 2017 Emerging Composer Grant
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

The Ziegfeld Club, Inc., one of New York City's first performing arts charities to benefit women, has announced that Lucile Lortel Award-Nominee Shaina Taub (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) has been named the recipient of the third annual Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award (BBZA). (more...)

Tyler Perry to Bring 'HIGHER IS WAITING' to the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Tyler Perry returns to the Fox Theatre with the announcement of the one-time only event, HIGHER IS WAITING A CONVERSATION WITH TYLER PERRY on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m., which will explore Higher Is Waiting, an intimate book of inspiration by one of the great cultural icons of our time. (more...)

Angel Sessions Releases New Single, 'I Know That You Can'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

There are many songs that has inspirations of words to be said, and many people today need encouragement though any situation to get though the Hard Times. Angel Sessions brings that in this new song, 'I Know That You Can.' (more...)

Theatre NOVA Presents THE YEAR WITHOUT A PANTO CLAUS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the world premiere of The Year Without a Panto Claus by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis. (more...)

Modern-Day Immigrants Get First Permanent Exhibit at Tenement Museum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

With immigration dominating the national conversation, a new permanent exhibit opening this week at The Tenement Museum immerses visitors in the lives of three immigrant and migrant families from different corners of the world -- China, Puerto Rico, and Poland -- who all lived in the same New York City apartment building during the 1950s to 1970s. (more...)

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