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Homecoming - 1986 - Off-Off-Broadway

A musical Kafka process. In autumn 2013, Christian Eggen’s opera Kafka Pictures will be performed in its entirety. The work is based on a fragment of text by Franz Kafka and this spring two new elements of the opera will be presented, Eine Bitte having been performed during the 2009/2010 season.

In Homecoming, a man returns to his childhood home after many years away. As he knocks on the door, he is haunted by thoughts. Why does he hesitate?



After Death is about a family assembled before a coffin to pay their last respects to the deceased. Christian Eggen calls the work musical theatre rather than opera, and Kafka’s text fragments serve as a source of inspiration for the music and scenic images.



Between acts, René Clair's silent film Entr’acte from1924 will be shown, accompanied by Erik Satie’s original music for the film performed by Oslo Sinfonietta.



Kafka writes: “My grandfather was a very pious and learned man, with a long white beard. My mother was six when he died. She remembers that she had to hold back the tears as he lay on the bier, while she asked forgiveness for all the evil she must have done to him.”



Music: Christian Eggen

Dramaturgy: Halldis Hoaas

Scenography and costumes: Ingeborg Kvamme

Musical direction: Christian Eggen

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by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021
Veteran Twin Cities actress Sally Wingert is starring in the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company's production of A Pickle, which opens May 27 and runs through June 19.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 7, 2021
The upbeat anthem glides along on shimmering synths as Joshua’s voice fluctuates between intimate verses and a hypnotic high-register refrain. Meanwhile, the accompanying music video plays out like your favorite idyllic John Hughes coming-of-age flick.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021
Second Stage Theater has confirmed three Broadway productions at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) and two Off-Broadway productions at the Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) for the return season, beginning performances in fall of 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 7, 2021
For the first time since closing its doors due to the pandemic in March 2020, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF will return to its artistic home inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2021
Two West Coast premieres, one Southern California premiere and one World premiere highlight an engaging, eclectic 2021-2022 seven-play series at North Coast Repertory Theatre, now celebrating its 40th season.
by TV Scoop - May 4, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2021
For generations, Disney’s Princesses have enchanted us with their courage and kindness. Their music has been the soundtrack to our lives. Now, for the first time in forever, that beloved music will be celebrated in Pandora Presents Disney Princess - The Concert on stage at the Fabulous Fox Theatre Saturday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2021
Best Medicine Rep, Gaithersburg's professional theater company, has announced that it will return to live production with John Morogiello's dark comedy Variant Strains, running June 4 - 27, 2021, in our space at the Lakeforest Mall. The production will be directed by Stan Levin, and COVID safety protocols will be in place.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 28, 2021
The Adobe Theater has announced its next presentation of two one-acts – a hilarious British comedy and a poignant drama.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
Carnegie Hall today announced the lineup for the summer 2021 season of Carnegie Hall Citywide, the Hall’s free concert series that brings live music to all five boroughs of New York City. The series continues the Hall’s 45-year tradition of bringing free concerts throughout New York City’s neighborhoods.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021
Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Olga Koch will embark on a 2021 UK tour with her third show Homecoming. The tour begins on Monday 6th September 2021 at London's Soho Theatre for six nights and concludes on 16th October in Leicester at The Big Difference (formerly The Cookie).
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021
Find out when Keala Settle is performing at Cadogan Hall and how to get tickets!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Due to popular demand, a 2:30 p.m. matinee has been added to the Pandora Presents Disney Princess - The Concert engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 28 at 10 a.m.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
As the industry and theater artists grapple with equity and the many issues facing the field, the 2021-2024 Core Writers Mathilde Dratwa, L M Feldman, Franky D. Gonzalez, Yilong Liu, TyLie Shider, Deborah Yarchun, and Nathan Yungerberg will be given the space and support to create over the next three years.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 21, 2021
The princess and new prince of pop back together at last - Olly last joined Kylie on stage at the Royal Albert Hall to duet on the Australian pop artist's 1990 hit, 'Better The Devil You Know', for Kylie's 2016 Christmas shows- this new version of 'Starstruck' (says Olly), 'is quite literally a dream come true.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2021
Feinstein's/54 Below has announced additional shows for its reopening months.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2021
Encompass Productions return to the White Bear Theatre with HOMECOMING: A NEW THEATRE FESTIVAL, hosting four world premieres. A celebration of theatre returning to its true home – the stage – Homecoming features new work from a wide array of London's very best theatre companies and award-winning talent.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 19, 2021
Creative Cauldron Presents ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, written and originally directed by Ted Swindley and based on a true story. This musical play follows the unlikely friendship between Patsy and a devoted fan, Houston housewife Louise Seger, through their letters, and features 19 of Cline's timeless songs.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 18, 2021
The acclaimed musical from Disney will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in May 2022.
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2021
New Hampshire's award-winning Weathervane Theatre and acclaimed Off-Broadway theatre company Out of the Box Theatrics (OOTB) have announced Kevin Renn and Mehrnaz Tiv have been selected as Playwrights in Residence for the inaugural OOTB Residency at Weathervane Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
After a 15-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic, proprietors Steve Baruch, Richard Frankel, and Tom Viertel have announced that “Broadway’s Supper Club” Feinstein’s/54 Below will reopen its iconic red door for live performances on June 17, 2021. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2021
The Center for the Arts at George Mason University announced the 2021/2022 season of Great Performances at Mason. The announcement includes a return to in-venue performances, featuring an outstanding lineup of national and international artists and ensembles across the disciplines of classical music, opera, jazz, global music, theater and more.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2021
The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents TROJAN WOMEN: A VERSION translated from Euripides by emerita Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Classics Marianne McDonald, directed by emeritus Professor of Theatre Charlie Oates.
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2021
Hedgerow Theatre Company, located in Rose Valley, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the appointment of artist, producer, and inclusion champion Marcie Bramucci as the organization's new Executive Artistic Director starting at the top of July.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2021
It has been announced that Best Musical Tony Award nominee TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL will reopen at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Friday, October 8, 2021. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 11, 2021
Brimful of the band's trademark multi-layered melodies infused with a roller-coaster of synths, organs and vocal harmonies; a notably pronounced Tom Verlaine-esque guitar sound also comes courtesy of new member Peter James Millson.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2021
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, the Tony Award-winning musical will resume Broadway performances on October 16, subject to government approval, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with a gala performance heralding the return of Broadway.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021
Eastern Music Festival has announced the return to live performances this summer. After canceling the in-person 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EMF is coming home to the Guilford College campus from June 26 through July 31, 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 10, 2021
Kentucky Shakespeare, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth, announces the return of the free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival June 16-August 15, 2021, at the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater in Old Louisville’s Central Park. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2021
Tickets  are now on sale for the Broadway musical ONCE, which is set to melt hearts again at Melbourne’s prestigious Comedy Theatre from 17 September.  Based on the movie of the same name by John Carney, with a book by Enda Walsh, it is the only Broadway show with music that won the Academy Award®, Grammy Award®, Olivier Award and Tony Award®. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2021
HASAN MINHAJ was the host and creator of the weekly comedy show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that premiered on Netflix in October 2018. The series explored the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity through his unique comedic voice. The show received a 2019 Peabody Award, a 2019 Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Motion Design,” and was recognized for a 2020 Television Academy Honor.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021
It’s a summer “homecoming” for Goodman Theatre audiences! On July 30, Chicago’s theater since 1925 will resume live, in-person performances following a 16-month COVID-19 pandemic period of darkened stages.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021
Kicking it all off is the brand-new Plaza Players Series with Tony-Nominated writer and composer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, Love in Hate Nation) joined by Lauren Marcus (Be More Chill, Love in Hate Nation) and other special guests.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
This Month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Performers include George Salazar and Joe Iconis, Shakina Nayfack, Lauren Marcus, Nicole Henry, Larry Owens, Beth Malone, Andrew Barth Feldman and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021
Belvoir will debut Miss Peony the bedazzling new play from the writer of 2018 smash-hit Single Asian Female, Michelle Law. An inter-generational comedy for 21st century Australia, Miss Peony will play in the Upstairs Theatre from 3rd July to 1st August 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021
This summer, the celebrate the full reopening of New York City, a 'mega-concert' is being planned in Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning a large-scale performance which will include multiple acts. He has called on Clive Davis to organize the event, which is tentatively set for August 21.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 7, 2021
This lineup of world-class bands and artists 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2021
WFUV, New York's source for music discovery, has announced it has named Rich McLaughlin as Program Director. McLaughlin currently oversees catalog programming globally for Amazon Music. He starts at WFUV on June 14.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2021
AEG Presents and Comedy Works Entertainment will present Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester coming to Bellco Theatre in Denver on Saturday, November 20th, 2021 at 7:00pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 11th at 10am.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 7, 2021
Hasan Minhaj: The King's Jester tour will come to The Eccles Theater, November 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2021
The Hopkins Center for the Arts announced today its upcoming summer 2021 season, which will include a dynamic range of experiences, performances, and presentations by Pilobolus, CONTRA-TIEMPO , and Dance Theatre of Harlem as well as workshops featuring inspiring leaders, thinkers, and creators from across a robust spectrum of disciplines.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
Boroughs Publishing Group has announced the release of their new M/M romance anthology, A Young Man's Fancy. Authors include M. Tasia, Susan Mac Nicol, Emily Mims, Kitty Bardot, and Elle Wright.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021
First, the Moonlight celebrates the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1981 and its subsequent productions of 219 shows both at the Moonlight Amphitheatre and the AVO Playhouse. Its second milestone is its return to the stage following a near year-and-a-half nationwide shutdown of live events during the pandemic.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021
Underbelly Festival returns with a bang for summer 2021 in a brand-new location in Cavendish Square in the heart of Central London with more acts joining an already stellar season brimming with the very best comedy, cabaret, variety, music, family shows and live podcasts – a sure sign that live entertainment is back, and the capital once again open for summer fun.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2021
In celebration of its 127th birthday, Massey Hall has announced that after a three-year closure for an extensive revitalization, it will reopen its iconic red doors and welcome back music fans in November 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2021
Central Florida Community Arts today announced new summer and fall events and performances for all ages. The new season will include musicals, concerts, and more, with programs that allow people of all skill levels to participate.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021
The Center will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Season. The season brings an exciting array of opportunities that are certain to dazzle, entertain and transport audiences to new places – and they’ve saved a seat for you with one of their six subscription series – now on sale.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 11, 2021
Peter Stathas Dance Presents The Virtual Premiere Of WHAT WE HAVE TO GIVE, June 18, 2021. The evening is a fundraiser showcasing a stripped-down assortment of solos and one duet that were conceived through a process of remote creativity and capture different moments in time throughout the last year.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 10, 2021
“This has been a tough year and a half for so many, and the arts can help us rediscover our joy,” says actress Charis Leos, speaking enthusiastically about her upcoming appearance in one of Maine State Music Theatre Stars Concerts scheduled to celebrate the theatre’s return to live performing this summer. “It is a special gift for me to be able to perform again at a theatre that holds such a special place in my heart. To me it signals a return to the joy of the shared experience of live performance,” Leos adds. Leos is one of eight stars, chosen by Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, to perform two gala concerts, each with different repertoire and cast at the Pickard Theater in Brunswick in July and August 2021. The first runs from July 28-August 1 and features Charis Leos, Lauren Blackman, Robert Creighton, and Kingsley Leggs. The second runs from August 4-8 with Felicia P. Fields, Heidi Kettenring, David Girolmo, and Gregg Goodbrod. Both programs are directed by Curt Dale Clark, who says the concerts will “offer audiences a chance to revel in the songs and stories that have kept audiences flocking to the Pickard for decades.”
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 10, 2021
​​​​​​​Blume Kitchen & Cocktails is playing host to former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather's official post-fight party for his exhibition bout with Logan Paul. Mayweather faced the YouTuber-turned-boxer at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida last Sunday, June 6.