Iron Curtain

An unsuccessful composer-lyricist team are kidnapped by the KGB and taken to the USSR to ghost-write communist propaganda musicals, where they are forced to choose between the fame they yearn for and the freedom they have lost.

Schedule

West End Theatre

(New York, NY)
263 W. 86th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
59E59 Theaters will present the NYC premiere of EINSTEIN'S DREAMS book and lyrics by Joanne Sydney Lessner, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum, directed by Cara Reichel, and based on the novel by Alan Lightman. Milton Granger is the music director; the movement director/associate director is Dax Valdes.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018
Burning Coal Theatre Company is proud to announce that its Artistic Director, Jerome Merritt Davis, will receive the 2018 Raleigh Medal of Arts Award.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its fourth TYA Family Season. Book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Danny Abosch and directed by Alex Bueno, based on original staging by Kelly Todd, Fancy Nancy, the Musical will preview from October 5 through October 7; regular performances will begin October 7th and continue through October 28 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center.
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 16, 2019
The 19/20 theatrical season has seen several milestones for many of its area theatres but the biggest by far is the 70th anniversary of the company that helped pioneer the regional theatre movement in this country Arena Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Theatre production company Parity Productions, a producer of new work that ensures they fill at least 50% of the creative positions (playwrights, directors, and designers) on their productions with women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists, has launched an auction on Paddle8 and their annual Silent Auction Buy Now Prices on The Parity Store.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Dead Letter Perfect today announces the world première of Stray Dogs. Robin Herford directs Olivia Olsen (Anna Akhmatova), Ben Porter (Isaiah Berlin) and Ian Redford (Joseph Stalin). The production opens at Park Theatre on Friday 15 November, with previews from 13 November, and runs until 7 December.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018
The South Street Seaport Museum family mourns the death of longtime Museum historian, educator, Melville scholar, and friend Jack Putnam. A memorial service will be held in Jack's honor on Saturday, November 17, 10am, at St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway, New York, NY 10007. Reception to follow, between 1pm and 4pm, at the Seaport Museum's Melville Gallery, 213 Water Street, New York, NY 10038.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
Where were you in 1987? PERFECT CRIME, the Off-Broadway 'whodunit' was just opening and so will celebrate 31 years and 13,000 performances on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - continuing on as the longest running play on or Off-Broadway in the city's history. The smart, funny and fast-paced thriller at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater in The Theater Center in Times Square (1627 Broadway) first opened in 1987 - and its leading lady Catherine Russell has performed in all 13,000 performances - earning her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records! 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018
The Burning Coal Theatre Company is proud to present Conor McPherson's The Weir, the story of what happens on a seemingly quiet evening in a rural Irish pub when the local boys are visited by a stranger. Directed by Jerome Davis, The Weir will play at Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium in downtown Raleigh from November 29th through December 16th. There will be a "pay what you can day" on Sunday December 2nd.   Performances are November 29, 30 and December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15 at 7:30 pm and December 2, 9 & 16th at 2 pm.  Tickets are available now for $25, with a senior discount (65+) at $20, a student, teachers, and active military discount at $15 and student rush tickets for $5 (if available) at curtain. Those interested can secure their tickets online at burningcoal.org or by calling the box office at 919.834.4001.
by Greer Firestone - May 7, 2018
I always felt that the Beatles' songS of peace and love had as much to do with the fall of communism as much as Pres. Reagan's 1987 Berlin prouncement, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall".
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018
Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing DIrector) is pleased to announce the line-up of performers for its 2018 Spring Gala event, to be held on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 6 - 10pm at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue at 14th Street).
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018
Stanislav Ioudenitch, Artistic Director of Park International Center for Music (Park ICM), announced today that their 2018-2019 season would kick off in September with a new performance home, the 1900 Building in Mission Woods, Kansas. "For the first time, we will perform our entire season at the 1900 Building as we adore performing in their wonderful spaces," said Ioudenitch. "Now between their two fabulous concert halls and their delicious restaurant, classical music lovers can have a full evening of fine wines and food, and cap it off with our world-class musicians! We are two hidden jewels just now being discovered in the Kansas City arts public."
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018
The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces 18 awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, and five awards granted from their Innovation & Exploration Grant program. The National Fund for New Musicals (NFNM) is a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. Now in its tenth year, this year the Fund is providing grants totaling $58,000 to organizations across the country.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018
Lyricist, bookwriter, and Broadway performer Jill Abramovitz and Tony-nominated actor Anika Larsen (Beautiful) will co-host Prospect Theater Company's upcoming Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase: a concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers.  This special one night event will be presented on March 10, 2018 at 8pm at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st, NYC).
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2018
Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, continues its investment in Europe with the announcement today of 1983, its first Polish original series. Directed by Academy Award®-Nominee Agnieszka Holland as well as Kasia Adamik, Olga Chajdas and Agnieszka Smoczynsk, the eight-episode series recently started production and is expected to be available to Netflix members globally later this year.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018
Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, continues its investment in Europe with the announcement today of 1983, its first Polish original series. Directed by Academy Award(R)-Nominee Agnieszka Holland as well as Kasia Adamik, Olga Chajdas and Agnieszka Smoczynsk, the eight-episode series recently started production and is expected to be available to Netflix members globally later this year.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018
The Off-Broadway 'whodunit' PERFECT CRIME will celebrate its 31st Anniversary on Wednesday, April 18th - continuing on as the longest-running play in the city's history. The smart, funny and fast-paced thriller plays in the Anne L. Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center in Times Square (1627 Broadway).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018
 The Florentine Opera Company proudly announces its 2018-19 Season, which marks the 85th Anniversary of the company. The milestone season will feature an original commercial recording, a new production of a classic Baroque piece, and Beethoven's only operatic masterpiece.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018
American soprano Kathleen Battle's luminous voice has been called by The Washington Post "...without qualification, one of the very few most beautiful in the world."  Yet beyond the glory of her singing, in a career filled with countless accolades, honors and major milestones, what has perhaps distinguished her most is her almost magical ability to create an unwavering emotional bond between herself, her music and her audience.  On Thursday, March 29 at 8pm, that special bond will be on full display when Ms. Battle makes her debut at The Soraya with Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad-A Spiritual Journey accompanied by pianist Joel Martin and the LA-based choir, The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018
When the scourge of rock 'n' roll crossed the Atlantic and invaded Europe in the late 1950s, most people thought it was just another passing fad from America.  But no one imagined in their wildest dreams that this “fad” would also be the force that would deal the fatal blow to communism and tear the Eastern Europe's Iron Curtain to shreds. No amount of Soviet tanks and bayonets was a match for this tsunami. But a young kid growing up in Warsaw, Poland, did know.  He heard that sound and knew instantly this was BIG; this was no fad, this was the sound of rebellion. Hearing Bob Dylan's words, '... But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked,' he knew it was time to kick ass - with electric guitar. Lucky for him, the communist authorities didn't take kindly to his ideas and, in no time at all, kicked his ass - straight out of the country.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
Academy Award-nominee, Angela Bassett will join Kathleen Battle as a guest narrator in Battle's program Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey accompanied by pianist Joel Martin and the LA-based choir, The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) on Thursday, March 29 at 8:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
Lyricist, bookwriter, and Broadway performer Jill Abramovitz and Tony-nominated actor Anika Larsen (Beautiful) will co-host Prospect Theater Company's upcoming Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase: a concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers.  This special one night event will be presented on March 10, 2018 at 8pm at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st, NYC).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018
A young actress from Wilmette, Hannah Antman, will star in a new theatrical event, 'The Apple Does Not Fall: Journeys of a Russian-Jewish Family,' having its Chicago-area premier in August at The Piven Theatre, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 27, 2019
Putting burlesque to its originally intended purpose, LOLLY JONES' unique style of satire fuses lip sync to political speeches with clowning and cabaret. Embodying a host of Europe's forerunning female politicians, I BELIEVE IN MERKELS is the sultry, silly and subversive send-up of Brexit shambles that we all desperately need. She chatted to BroadwayWorld ahead of performing the show at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
Alternately very funny and very frightening, author and award-winning journalist Misha Glenny lifts the lid on global organised crime and its corrupt political networks.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
In a one-man interactive spy story, that's part game, part interactive theatre, part improv comedy, Neil Connolly plays a Spymaster and the audience his spy network. From creatives behind hit immersive experiences such as HEIST and The Crystal Maze Experience, Rogue Productions' latest creation takes immersive theatre onto the stage at the Old Red Lion following a sell out run at London's VAULT Festival 2018, where it ran for a week and won the festival's People's Choice Award.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
Vital Theatre Company and HIT Entertainment are pleased to announce the return of the hit, Angelina Ballerina The Musical, to the Theatre at Blessed Sacrament at 152 West 71 st Street from October 6th through November 18th. The show, with book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Ben Morss, and direction and choreography by Sam Viverito, is based on the famous dancing mouseling and her friends created by Katharine Holabird and illustrated by Helen Craig. Angelina and her friends will return to the Vital stage with a special VIP 'pink carpet' press opening on October 7th and 8th. Tickets begin at $49.50. Premium seats are available for $69.50. For reservations, visit www.vitaltheatre.org or call us at (212) 579-0528.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018
Prospect Theater Company announces that tickets are now on sale for the rest of its 2018 line-up of performances.  During the 18-19 Season, Prospect celebrates its 20th year of continuous operations, and the company is proud to continue in its mission to develop and produce compelling new musical theater by emerging artists. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018
Prospect Theater Company announces the line-up of artists participating in its next IGNITE Series event, an ongoing concert series featuring today's new voices shaping tomorrow's musicals.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
Artistic Director Mark Clements and Executive Director Chad Bauman have just announced Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2019/20 Season, which celebrates the 10th Anniversary Season of Artistic Director Mark Clements with 15 productions across four venues in the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
Four symphonic orchestras, a major heritage museum and one of Los Angeles' leading performing arts centers will join forces in 2020 for an ambitious collaborative initiative that will bring to life the sounds of music once lost. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018
The new musical RADIO 930: CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION - How Rock & Roll Helped Bring Down the Berlin Wall, will have its second industry presentation (by invitation only) on Friday, February 23 at 3PM and 6PM at The American Theatre of Actors John Cullum Theater (314 West 54th Street).  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018
Impresario Peter Tiboris announced today that he has commissioned acclaimed composer Christopher Theofanidis and poet and librettist J. D. McClatchy, a 2003 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, to create an opera-oratorio based on the international bestseller 'Eleni,' about a woman's sacrifice to save her children during the Greek Civil War.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018
The Alaskan wilderness, the architecture of Barcelona, and a small village in Ghana are among the diverse worlds explored in Prospect Theater Company's upcoming Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase: a concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers. The third annual concert event will be presented on March 10, 2018 at 8pm at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st, NYC).
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
The Independent Counsel of Funk, the project spearheaded by Joe Scarborough of the critically acclaimed hit MSNBC Morning Joe show, today releases a new holiday-themed EP I Don't Want to Go Home for Christmas via Sony's RED MUSIC. CLICK HERE to listen to the band's latest collection of original songs that Scarborough wrote, arranged, and produced. With additional production by Mikhail Pivovarov and Nicholas Wells, the four-song EP mixes a dash of political satire with holiday-styled tunes and is available now on all digital streaming platforms worldwide. This project marks Scarborough's fourth EP to date, following his latest politically charged one in 2017, Freaks Love Freaks, which led Rolling Stone to say, 'Scarborough's sound is personal and poppy, edging between Seventies power-pop and '00's indie rock.'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
Where were you in 1987? PERFECT CRIME, the Off-Broadway 'whodunit' was just opening and so will celebrate 31 years and 13,000 performances tonight - continuing on as the longest running play on or Off-Broadway in the city's history. The smart, funny and fast-paced thriller at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater in The Theater Center in Times Square (1627 Broadway) first opened in 1987 - and its leading lady Catherine Russell has performed in all 13,000 performances - earning her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records! 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
With The 19th Annual Festival of New Musicals taking place this upcoming weekend, Village Theatre is excited to announce the casting for XY, an uplifting musical about identity and coming to terms with your past; Cold Turkey, a wild and funny satire; Modern, an inspiring tale about a group of Amish teenagers; Eastbound, an poignant story about Chinese brothers in search of a home they've never known; and Cowboy Bob, an adventurous rock musical about a bank-robbing woman. The Festival will take place in Issaquah August 9-11, 2019 and provides an essential platform for writers to develop new works. Past Festival shows include Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning shows such as Next to Normal and Million Dollar Quartet, as well as Broadway and Off-Broadway hits: It Shoulda Been You, Desperate Measures, Lizzie, and many more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
A young actress from Wilmette, Hannah Antman, will star in a new theatrical event, 'The Apple Does Not Fall: Journeys of a Russian-Jewish Family,' having its Chicago-area premier in August at The Piven Theatre, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Park Theatre today announced their new July - December 2019 season. Featuring four World Premiere productions, two UK and London Premieres and a range of revivals from Broadway and the West End, the theatre also introduces a revised young person's membership scheme called Park Up.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019
BETWEEN THE SEAS is thrilled to announce the 2019 line up for its festival celebrating Mediterranean performance. BETWEEN THE SEAS runs from Thursday, May 16 - Sunday, May 19. The performance schedule is Thursday - Friday at 8 PM; Saturday and Sunday at 5 PM & 8 PM. Performances are at Theaterlab (357 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues. 3rd Floor; A/C/E or 1/2/3 to 34th Street). Tickets are $20; students/seniors $15 with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased by calling OvationTix on 212.929.2545 or online at www.betweentheseas.org.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018
When the scourge of rock 'n' roll crossed the Atlantic and invaded Europe in the late 1950s, most people thought it was just another passing fad from America. But no one imagined in their wildest dreams that this 'fad' would also be the force that would deal the fatal blow to communism and tear the Eastern Europe's Iron Curtain to shreds. No amount of Soviet tanks and bayonets was a match for this tsunami. But a young kid growing up in Warsaw, Poland, did know. He heard that sound and knew instantly this was BIG; this was no fad, this was the sound of rebellion. Hearing Bob Dylan's words, '... But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked,' he knew it was time to kick ass - with electric guitar. Lucky for him, the communist authorities didn't take kindly to his ideas and, in no time at all, kicked his ass - straight out of the country.
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2018
American Heroes Channel's (AHC) announced today the premiere of NAZI TREASURE HUNTERS, a new series detailing the greatest heist in history. Taking on the biggest treasure hunt in the world today, NAZI TREASURE HUNTERS follows Founder and President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art Robert Edsel, historian James Holland, and investigative journalist Conor Woodman as they travel the world exploring historic sites in search of famed artwork and treasures stolen during the Nazi era. In each episode, the team will delve into these cold cases and explore how the art was stolen and where it might be now. The eight-episode season of NAZI TREASURE HUNTERS premieres Tuesday, May 1 at 10/9c on AHC.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018
American Heroes Channel Explores Real Monuments Men in All-New Series, NAZI TREASURE HUNTERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
The Off-Broadway 'whodunit' PERFECT CRIME will celebrate its 31st Anniversary today - continuing on as the longest-running play in the city's history. The smart, funny and fast-paced thriller plays in the Anne L. Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center in Times Square (1627 Broadway).
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2018
When the scourge of rock 'n' roll crossed the Atlantic and invaded Europe in the late 1950s, most people thought it was just another passing fad from America.  But no one imagined in their wildest dreams that this “fad” would also be the force that would deal the fatal blow to communism and tear the Eastern Europe's Iron Curtain to shreds. No amount of Soviet tanks and bayonets was a match for this tsunami. But a young kid growing up in Warsaw, Poland, did know.  He heard that sound and knew instantly this was BIG; this was no fad, this was the sound of rebellion. Hearing Bob Dylan's words, '... But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked,' he knew it was time to kick ass - with electric guitar. Lucky for him, the communist authorities didn't take kindly to his ideas and, in no time at all, kicked his ass - straight out of the country.  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
As a special bonus in its 22nd season, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is bringing back Ronald Keaton's hit one-man show Churchill, May 2 - 6. This show had its Illinois premiere at First Folio, before moving on to extended runs the Greenhouse Theatre Center in Chicago followed by a six-month run Off-Broadway at New World Stages in NYC.