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Hard Times - 2010 - Off-Broadway

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 - Nov 27, 2020
HEY NYER’S! On Saturday November 28th from 2pm to 8pm, show #WHEREUFROM by joining Bronx rapper donSMITH and Meals on Us as they collaborate with hundreds of other compassionate New Yorkers to provide rations for families in need in their own community this Holiday Season at the #WHEREUFROM Uptown Food Drive campaign kickoff event.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
On Thursday, The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF), a national non-profit foundation that provides marginalized communities with trauma and mental wellness resources, will partner with The Salvation Army to provide Thanksgiving meals for Bay Area residents in need. Additionally, TASF has partnered with local organizations, churches and communities to feed hundreds of families and communities in need across the country during this holiday season. The cities that will benefit from TASF's giving initiative include San Francisco, CA; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA; Acworth, GA; Mt. Airy, NC; Pinnacle, NC; Fayetteville, NC and Somerset, NJ to name a few.  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020
Sara Gray and Will Brown, two of Maine's most revered folk performers, are teaming up to deliver an exciting night of folk music magic on Friday, November 27th.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 21, 2020
BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
Rising pop-rock band, Band Of Silver, will release their debut EP, Always, on Wednesday, December 2.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020
Today (November 16) in live streaming: Lillias White sings with Seth Rudetsky, Alice Ripley in concert, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020
Her concert re-airs today at 3pm and is now available On Demand, get your tickets here!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2020
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 7-8, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2020
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of your favorite stars' latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews twice weekly. On November 12, he chatted with Tony winner Lillias White. Lillias will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, November 15 (8pm) and Monday, November 16 (3pm).
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 12, 2020
Tune in right here as he chats with Tony winner Lillias White. Lillias will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, November 15 (8pm) and Monday, November 16 (3pm).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Lawrence Clayton has died at age 64. The news was shared with BroadwayWorld by multiple friends and former castmates of Clayton's.
by Student Blogger: Audrey Myers - Mar 8, 2021
In order to graduate from Samford University as a theatre student, one must complete a final thesis called a “Catalyst project.” This year, two senior Theatre for Youth majors, Anna Johnson and Chloe Tower, teamed up to reach students on the other side of the world through their collaborative senior project.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2021
The Glimmerglass Festival, the summer opera and musical theater festival in Cooperstown, New York, has announced plans for the summer of 2021 in the wake of its 2020 season cancelation due to COVID-19. The 2021 season will run July 15 through August 17.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2021
Works & Process produced a 4-part docuseries Isolation to Creation, by filmmaker Nic Petry of Dancing Camera, to provide audiences with the rare opportunity to go into the bubbles and behind the scenes to experience the hope, joy, exhilarating physical struggle, and emotional challenges experienced by performers returning to the studio and stage. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2021
A new remix of Billy Porter's 'Finally Ready' has been released today! UK house label, Defected Records released 'Finally Ready' from The Shapeshifters featuring Porter earlier this June. On November 13, they released two new remixes of the track from house music producer, David Penn and Polish production team, Catz and Dogz.
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
Esther Rose’s homespun brand of country music has drawn comparisons to legends like Hank Williams, modern trailblazers like Rilo Kiley, and a host of other luminaries in between, but those who are doing the comparing always make note: she’s got her own thing going on.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2021
Join Dance Films Association for a conversation with filmmaker Nic Petry and editor Julie Rooney of Dancing Camera, and Duke Dang, General Manager of Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2021
Join Dance Films Association for a conversation with filmmaker Nic Petry and editor Julie Rooney of Dancing Camera, and Duke Dang, General Manager of Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim.
by Fiona Scott - Jan 19, 2021
Damien Stanton and Chris Marcus are the team behind the now iconic “The Show Must Go On!” Campaign. Merchandise featuring the slogan and lettering from sixteen of London’s West End shows has helped raise millions for those in the theatre sector who have fallen on financial hardship in recent months.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2021
'Marin Sorescu' National Theatre Craiova, one of Romania’s biggest theatres and a landmark theatre in Craiova, with a 170-year tradition in theatre production reaching international notoriety, announces the launch of its international project THE HEKTOMERON, an universal message of hope, on January 15, 2021.
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2021
'Most of us have recently faced hard times, but we want to continue living with optimism and hope,” shares the choir. “We dream of making the world and ourselves better one step at a time. Great things always start with a dream.”
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2021
One Voice Children’s Choir ring in 2021 with the release of their uplifting single, “Dream.” “Most of us have recently faced hard times, but we want to continue living with optimism and hope,” shares the choir. “We dream of making the world and ourselves better one step at a time. Great things always start with a dream.”
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2021
A new year-long project that explores and celebrates the influences of Haiti on New Orleans' famed music, culture and community is being launched today by Philadelphia public music radio station WXPN.
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Jan 11, 2021
The year 2021 is here, bringing a new, though cautious, hope after the arduous 2020 which saw a global pandemic putting a stop to most performing arts activities. We caught up with several Indonesian musical communities and companies as they looked back at the previous year and shared their plans for 2021.
by Olga El - Jan 11, 2021
Meet Felix Jarrar, a tireless, young, queer composer and one of the many artists proving that hard times can inspire some of our greatest work.
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2021
Today, the St. Louis duo River Kittens have released a remarkable cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” giving the classic song a bluegrass makeover, that is both refreshing and lively. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) celebrating William Finn's Birthday with Alison Fraser, Norm Lewis, Micheal Rupert, Mary Testa, Lillias White and Chip Zien.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2021
Last season, Opera Orlando announced the development of its first commissioned opera, The Secret River, based on Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' book of the same name.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre will premiere the fourth installment of its ongoing online serial Tolerance Party, with The Signal Through The Noise, available to stream via their website February 26. This installment finds two of our heroes separated in a breakout room, assigned with an unwieldy task.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
Works & Process produced a four-part docuseries Isolation to Creation, by filmmaker Nic Petry of Dancing Camera, provides audiences with the rare opportunity to go into the bubbles and behind the scenes to experience the hope, joy, exhilarating physical struggle, and emotional challenges experienced by performers returning to the studio and stage. 
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2021
Today, Wide Open Country highlighted Rose’s third single, “Good Time.” The idea for the song came at the tailend of a 15+ hour solo drive from Wisconsin to New Orleans. She was stopping off in Nashville for a GemsOnVHS shoot, arriving into Music City with her Subaru on the back of a tow truck thanks to mechanical issues.
by Student Blogger: Claudia Quintero - Feb 15, 2021
I want to share some thoughts and practices that I have been implementing in my every day to feel good.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2021
Embracing the cross section between creativity and technology, international actress Chrysi Sylaidi used the inspiration around her to create a moving project about the different ways humans distance themselves from love, from others, and from themselves, especially during a pandemic.
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2021
After tallying up over 400,000 streams on his Soundcloud, rising alt pop singer-songwriter ihatekaye has released his latest single, ‘Incase’ to all streaming services.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Feb 1, 2021
I think that whenever Broadway reopens, Next to Normal should come with it.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2020
Broadway's original royals Laura Osnes, Susan Egan, Courtney Reed and Benjamin Rauhala join co-hosts Gabrielle Ruiz (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Pallavi Sastry (Blue Bloods) to open the BPP vault sharing never before told stories about their deep, friendship bonds with one another once the tiaras are off.
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2020
Conscious reggae/hip-hop hybrid band The Late Ones just released their new EP, Lately, via Easy Star Records.
by Student Blogger: Bea Mienik - Dec 7, 2020
In these hard times, we could all use some good advice! I reached out to some in the theatre community, and here’s what they had to say...
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2020
Theatres in Lockdown is a filmic journey around 53 of London’s most iconic theatres during the nation’s second lockdown. Created by filmmaker and photographer David Monteith-Hodge, the film is a striking cinematic collage of the exterior of the city’s theatres, a reminder of the importance of our communal spaces in this time of crisis.
by Olga El - Dec 3, 2020
Whether it’s the music that helps us get through the day, that movie that makes us smile a little more, or a virtual dance workshop that banishes the ennui even temporarily, art has proven to be critical in times of hardship. Perhaps the hard times are when art is needed the most.
by Olga El - Dec 21, 2020
Whether it’s the music that helps us get through the day, that movie that makes us smile a little more, or a virtual dance workshop that banishes the ennui even temporarily, art has proven to be critical in times of hardship. Perhaps the hard times are when art is needed the most. Meet Funmilayo Chesney, a pioneer of Congolese dance and holistic health, from Brazil and one of the many artists reminding us perseverance in hard times is possible.
by Student Blogger: Isabella Schiavon - Dec 21, 2020
For my final blog post of 2020, I want to write about the future. More specifically, the future of Broadway.
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2020
Today, rising pop-rock band, Band Of Silver, release their debut EP, Always. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Mike Green (Paramore, All Time Low), the EP features five tracks ranging from arena-ready rock anthems to new wave-inspired pop songs. Stream the album now, below.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2020
This past Summer and Fall amidst widespread cancellations, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, itself facing a shuttered theater, forged a path for artists to safely gather, create and perform together again.
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2020
Dedicated to those struggling and dealing with hard times, emerging artist Tom Did It has unveiled an orchestral version of 'Thinking Too Much' — his final release of the year. With its stripped production and pop-specific sound, this new version is as powerful as the original.
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2020
Today, rising pop-rock band, Band Of Silver, unveil the music video for their song, “Always.” The edgy clip was directed by veteran video director, Roman White, and filmed at an old paint factory in Nashville called Warren Studios.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2020
This past Summer and Fall amidst widespread cancellations, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, itself facing a shuttered theater, forged a path for artists to safely gather, create and perform together again.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2020
Taylor DeNapoli is a NYC performing artist and choreographer. Pre-Corona she made a mission for 2020; to create ONE video each month and release it on the 17th (her lucky number)! These videos feature Broadway performers, aspiring Broadway performers and artists of NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2020
Conscious reggae/hip-hop hybrid band The Late Ones just released their new EP, Lately, via Easy Star Records.
by Erica Handel - Dec 11, 2020
For those missing live theater and looking for some holiday cheer, you are in luck. Broadway star Betsy Wolfe returned to Holmdel Theatre Company with a live stream concert called “BETSY WOLFE: A PANTS OPTIONAL HOLIDAY (And Other Things I Know In 2020)” after performing a holiday show there last year.